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Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By longrobnc
Re: CRM for service businesses

I use Fleetmatics Work now. The last CRM I used was Marketsharp.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th June 2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: CRM for service businesses

You may want to take a look at setmore

It is useful for booking consultations and sending reminders and billing.

There are other CRM solutions we use like cloudnet360...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th June 2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By harryvent
Re: CRM for service businesses

I use salesforce for billing but cost is high and facing some problem in this software. I got little information in business software blog about Apptivo. This software cost, features everything...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 596
Posted By ewenmack
Direct Mail Lead Gen: Example and Breakdown On What Triggers Response

I quickly came up with this for my friend.

Let's first look at it then I'll break down the parts so
you can see why they are put there...

The headline...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th August 2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,534
Posted By scottdrv
Re: Some thoughts for cold callers...

Did it work? How many calls did you make?

“Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”

― Benjamin Franklin
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,341
Posted By animal44
Re: How I made £25000 and you can too!

No, they were both cold.

They approached us. I hadn't considered JVing with anyone other than web designers. I seem to remember the secretarial services heard about us through a mutual...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd July 2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,341
Posted By animal44
Re: How I made £25000 and you can too!

Initially, it's a JV or Customer Reactivation from the start. When we start a list client we'd do a trial on a subset of their list, then go from there. If it's a product owner we might do a short...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,341
Posted By BigFrank
Re: How I made £25000 and you can too!

Hey, what about me? I probably chip-in with more pointless posts than anyone, if you don't recognize brilliance, that is. :-)

Cheers. - Frank
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,341
Posted By animal44
Re: How I made £25000 and you can too!

I would recommend you do.
Ignore the warrior JV forum, it's rubbish. Little of value there to help you. There's almost zero good stuff out there to help you. However, my JV blog entry is probably...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,341
Posted By animal44
Re: How I made £25000 and you can too!

I'd add my congratulations to OP. I love hearing success stories, especially from youngsters who get off their ass and make things happen...

One thing that jumps out at me, that the cold calling...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By massiveray
Re: Productizing Website Design

I'm selling similar funnel type packages, totally different industries but essentially the same outline.

Landing pages + traffic + retargeting + conversion rate optimisation = lead gen

I'm not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th July 2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By fasteasysuccess
"Can You Taste All That Money?"

As I’m writing this to you, I’m kind of hungry so thought we could combine some food and cash today. You See…

In my hometown of Chicago, we have what’s called the Taste of Chicago coming up...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd July 2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By DABK
Re: How Do You Track Your Flyers?

I've been next to the CEO when he took a call from a lead, the same CEO who writes my checks, the same CEO who wants to track so he knows where to spend his money. And I heard that CEO do his sale...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th June 2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By animal44
Re: Using a JV for Leadgen - the Intelligent Alternative to Cold Calling.

The offer was for an audit and an added value package (as opposed to a discount).
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th June 2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By DABK
Re: Is this a good ad?

Why not connect your poster with what First Watch is/ is doing?

I looked First Watch online, it's dome kind of restaurant.

Why not talk to the manager of First Watch and do some kind of Promo...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd May 2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,198
Posted By animal44
Re: Is cold calling effective for web design

So you've filled this thread with rants about something of which you have no knowledge...

Who's saying you haven't. It seems you feel you're the only person entitled to an opinion. Consider that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By savidge4
Re: School asking for fundraising money

This is a topic that in the last few months has been eating at me. I live in that snob community that every metro area has. My child goes to the best school in the area. and my child brings homes...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: School asking for fundraising money

What's always worked on me is using the "Mum's Army"

Forget direct mail or email...although that can pre-frame the request and may get some response from past supporters.

Nothing beats having a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd May 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,789
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: This direct mail change my life...

I received the follow up phone call maybe two days after I received the letter and it was pretty hard to resist the opportunity to have someone, who was obviously a professional, come and analyse my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,388
Posted By savidge4
Re: Sales Letter To Business Owners

As much as I get what you are saying and to some extent I agree that clients could care less... Myself as a professional would absolutely disagree with you.

As much as I hate sharing this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st April 2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By ewenmack
Re: What would you do with a $350 budget?

I'll quote Claude here...

"I was once talking to a mattress store owner, and he told me that he spent $5,000 a month in newspaper advertising. That's not even a lot for many small retail stores.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By DABK
Re: Marketing Ideas for Adventure Company

A while back, I was at a zoo. There were some people from a company that sells vacation packages that was asking people if they wanted to sign to win a free vacation for 2.

We did.

A while...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th April 2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By Matthew North
Re: Why are you ignoring joint ventures? Case study inside.

It seems you misunderstand my original post.

I agree you can't blindly expect someone to perform to your standards, which is why you must define them for both your and your partner's best...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By bob ross
Re: what does a good direct response website for contactors look like in 2015?

Power is one of the top five replacement contractors in the nation, they've gone from $100M to $300M in the last five years alone. Almost half their business comes from the internet (via their site...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: What comes before SEO? How to add value and make more money from simple requests

This is so relevant to a situation I have going on right now.

One client of mine swapped CRMs and over the same period tried to upgrade their website from a very solid platform to something they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th April 2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By savidge4
Re: what does a good direct response website for contactors look like in 2015?

Phone phone phone... there is a trick to this. and its called a form. gives people a choice and doesn't force an "only choice" You will have to test this on your site specifically but there are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th April 2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By bob ross
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,581
Posted By Jon Martin

Did a soft launch in 2013 but I was so much more inexperienced in sales then! Going much better this time!
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th March 2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,590
Posted By C Henry
Re: Anybody selling leads to local businesses

That's because most large lead gen companies are selling horrible quality (minimally qualified) leads, and on top of that the leads are shared between 3 - 5 businesses. So for the majority of buyers...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By ewenmack
Classified Advertising: 2 Types which crushed it for me and 1 that didn't

Just to be clear what a classified ad is.

It's what you find in newspapers, Yellow Pages, Craigslist, Kijiji

The media tell you where you place your ad.

The good thing about...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: FedEx Direct Mail Campaign Renders "Advanced Warrior" Destitute

One thing in the self diagnosis that you might not have considered is "TIMING"

A lot of the daily deals type operations take several weeks to process payments to the advertiser who is scrambling...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By TheBigBee
FedEx Direct Mail Campaign Renders "Advanced Warrior" Destitute

Pardon the title... Practicing my headline making. Ok, lets get right into it.

Recently, I built a list of restaurant owners. 50 to be exact. 40 of them were directly from the pages of one the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,910
Posted By MRomeo09
How to target, land and service $25k+ a year clients

How to target, land and service $25k+ a year clients

I had a bunch of posts in this thread: and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd January 2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,155
Posted By MRomeo09
Re: An Example Of What To Do When In A Very Competitive Market

First off brother, I'm going to give you some tough love. I hope you're ok with that. And I'll tell you my friend, you don't value yourself highly enough. You just don't. If you're really good at SEO...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,695
Posted By Peter Lessard
Clients paying 20k+ from these stupid little posts

So your an off-liner trying to land the bigger deals or high end consultant or want to be one and where to advertise is always on your mind.

I have landed many 20k+ clients in last 3 years from...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st November 2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By bob ross
Revenge on your old boss like no other

One of Claude's threads just reminded me about a guy that I enjoyed reading the books he wrote; Joe Girard.

I had forgotten about him for the last couple years and was just looking up some more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,694
Posted By joshcoffy
Re: In This Post I Tell You How To Make $100 or More Per Day

Well, I'm not big into spending time on small things like $200-$500 websites because I don't market myself as that. I'd rather do 2 big jobs per month, than 50 small ones! :)

So, one (of many)...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Want A Great Job Tomorrow? Here's How. Really.

I see that some warriors are looking for jobs. I understand.

The following method will work. I've done it myself, and would hire anyone that used it with me. You will be the only person the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th August 2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,407
Posted By RentItNow
Re: Prospecting: I Am a Wimpy Undisciplined COWARD. Solutions?

Brilliant Midas. You said exactly what was on my mind. I know VERY successful sales people that work day in and day out and get paid well for their time. Not what I want. I want to automate that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th August 2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,942
Posted By SteveSki
Re: Make $1,000-$2,000/week Google Virtual 360 Tours + Photos

Listen up folks and pay attention to the great advice Ted is sharing with you.

I’m gong to toss in my .02/cents as well… (not trying to hijack this thread – just want to share something that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By DaniMc
The bigger the problem - the more love they show you

I just wanted to share a quick story with you.

I struck a deal with a client for some marketing services. They need some revenue boost and my program really helps. It was a decent purchase for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th June 2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,455
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: A Word of Advice to Those Offering "Marketing" to Small Businesses.

Sure. The moment you offer package pricing like this you seriously risk commoditizing what you offer.

Prior to moving to the US, I generally had two jobs. One would be my high-paying corporate...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Are you too afraid to succeed at offline marketing?..."


That's a harsh question, but it doesn't make it any less thought-provoking.
I don't know any other way to say this, so I'm just going to come right out and say it.

If you're afraid...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,482
Posted By BillHus
Re: I Retired/Quit My $80k/Yr Job.....Offline FullTime Now!

My apologies, that was a typo. I meant text campaigns. What I do is just give them a free text message account through my system based on Lime Cellular. I give them a few thousand free texts a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By James English
Re: Caught the Milk Truck, NOW WHAT TO DO!??

My first campaign I ran was at $250 / month. The budget I was working with was $60k a month.

I would like to publicly apologize to everyone here for lowballing so hard! Lesson learned!
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th April 2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Mind set and How important is it to your business?

Mind set is as useful as warm spit on the pavement if you can't get a steady stream of prospects
to talk to and convert them to customers and clients.

Forum: Copywriting 8th March 2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,132
Posted By ronrule
Re: Is "six figures" still a lot of money?

It's more about what you spend than what you make.

Several years back I was pulling a salary of about $108k, and had all the "toys" to show for it ... 3 cars, motorhome, $2k mortgage, typical...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th March 2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,639
Posted By AndrewCavanagh
Re: For The Warrior Who Secretly Knows Cold Calling Sucks But Doesn't Know A Better Way to Get Clien

I always find the either/or thinking kind of dumb.

It's a whole lot smarter to use direct mail, emails and other marketing
methods AND the telephone if you want a steady stream of high paying...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th February 2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,437
Posted By bluecoyotemedia
Re: Best way to get business owners to respond?? HONEST ANSWERS!


read thru some of these post as they ring very true.. especially the reality of calling

there really is no way to change the averages .. thats the way it is

if your not happy then...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th February 2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,351
Posted By ewenmack
Re: *Update* WARNING: This Little Ad Trick Blows The Competition Out Of The Water! Or $25k in 2 days

Yes best used when a buyer finds you when searching.

It's optimizing their thought pattern while comparing other options
and when you are amongst other advertisers.

Here's an article on...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Re: Best call to action for your offline clients is...

Yes, a phone number really does help increase sales.

And to alleviate the "fear" that your good people will be speaking with a sales person.

Say something like "customer assistance", "customer...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd January 2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Re: Look What I Found... in the mail (GREAT COPY EXAMPLE)

I liked it a lot.

A good "offer" - almost irresistible.

With humor perfectly targeted - because 95.79% of Postcards and Flyers are heading for the bin.

The downside was saying that a rep...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th January 2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,057
Posted By DaniMc
Re: Postcards vs. Letter - which has worked best for you?

Steve and everyone else,

Here is a design I have been kicking around. It is risque and I figured there is no way to ignore it. If it comes in your mailbox you absolutely 100% MUST look at it. It...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th December 2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Irish Intuition
Put a skirt on and make $1,000,000?

One word that always sends a chill up my spine is when someone says to me
'that is not professional'. Professional is a perception and one that is not universally

What if I told you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th December 2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By Mwind076
Re: What do you get your clients for Christmas

I think logo materials are great. If you have a smaller amount of clients and can afford it there are many things that were HUGE hits in our offices over the years (most of them either sent one for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,961
Posted By Josh T.
Re: Craziest stuff you've done to close a deal

So, to preface this story, I didn't actually close the deal....but that was a win in my opinion. I'll explain why:

Got a referral to pitch a service based company on my marketing and sales...
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