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Forum: Offline Marketing 25th March 2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 35,513
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: My 3 month cold calling test results - Inexperienced caller, ridiculous script, results

"Well, The obvious problem is me. I hired her and I trained her. It's ultimately my responsibility. If she was doing great, I would be busting my arm patting myself on the back. I don't want to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th March 2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Getting online leads to show up for appointments...

Thanks to OP and advice from Nathan and Joe. Just wasted literally days of time on a "super prospect" for premium services...set appointments, she'd show up really late or call and get my advice on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th March 2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: How much to charge for website support

Matt's right, they like the safety net and expect a "maintenance" offer. Think about your website design price so monthly maintenance is relative to what they just paid you for the site. Detail...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th March 2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,733
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Local Business Directory - Selling Listings To Business Owners

Great local directory site. Lots of work has gone into it so kudos to you & your team! Suggestion - separate the categories listed as paragraph on restaurant page. Maybe try a 3 column style --...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th March 2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,006
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Customer Service Lesson From KFC Manager.

Last summer my daughter's car wouldn't start. She and her boyfriend were under the hood in 100 degree Houston heat and humidity. An insurance guy who's office was down the street drove by and came...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th March 2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: A college with a $94 million endowment is shutting its doors, people in higher ed should be scar

Wonder what did bring on Sweet Briar's final days? Floyd's question is a good one.
Even public universities charge way too much for their "product" while their presidents live in million-dollar...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: EDDM for Pizza / Mortgage?

Good advice from others already.
EDDM postage has gone up recently and delivery is slower than we like. When you're selecting the routes, look at residential vs. business addresses and decide if...
Forum: Website Design 8th March 2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: New Site Design! What do you think?

Hey Tom, congrats on your new business and your courage to ask for WF reviews on your site design. Others have pointed out essentials. I'd suggest:
1. A lighter background color...ditch the dark...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: saas product to eliminate realtors -

You have experience in the real estate market so you know the power and influence of the national and large state/local Realtor(C) associations. They ferociously defend their marketing and listing...
Forum: Social Media 30th January 2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,756
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Which Social media is best for Clothing Website?

FB - build your page with shareable images and video and entice people to like your page with special events only for your Facebook likes. Instagram is also good for visuals and expanding your...
Forum: Website Design 13th January 2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Website design/build for large retail company - advice needed

Hi Sandy,
It seems to me that the retail chain should pause and do its own research before negotiating with a firm that came to them, unsolicited, and is now quoting a $1mm/yr price tag.
The best...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd December 2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,064
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Hostgator vs Bluehost

Hostgator servers have been down more than one day in the last 6 months (since the merger). A client was using them and called us to fix it. Another uses GoDaddy and has had issues with them. We've...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 10th February 2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,841
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: How well does Aweber integrate into mobile sites?

Saw this thread and got lots our of it...
This is the link to Will's Mobile Business in a Box.
You pay $19 if you buy and go back and leave a review
Price is $29 if you don't want to review.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th January 2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Offline Lead Generation Suggestions Please

A few thoughts
1. QR codes great.QR codes on all salespeople's biz cards and effective autoresponder setup - handing out a business card doesn't get action from prospect. QR Codes on model cars...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th January 2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,683
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Please could you reveiw my site?

Clean, Nice design. Agree with previous posts on call to action and logo. Also suggest that you move your testimonial up and add a sample of work you did for him.
Are your prices in USD?
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th December 2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Google Places question: Google accounts

I set up one clients' Google listing from scratch and verified another listing. I created gmail accounts for each and I kept sign-in/pswd (they paid for places page updates videos, photos, coupons,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th December 2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 129,762
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Make $5000 per month and be a hero.

If you're coming into this thread, go back and read through the posts. Very detailed info on exactly how and why Bob created this postcard marketing for offline biz. More bonus ideas from other...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th December 2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Accountability journal: first week of cold-calling!

Congrats on taking initiative! may be a source for more info on each company to get owner's name. They have UK listings.

If you can open with a line like "I'm an Internet Marketing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 32,493
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Powerful Way To Close Clients On Website Design!! Make them REALLY want a website!

Awesome ideas. Thanks James and others. Surprised at how impressed local business owners are with simple sites if you tell stories and quote statistics of how many sales/local search involved via IM,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,615
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Land UNLIMITED Offline clients with these two simple questions!!(MY PHONE SCRIPT)

Thanks for sharing so much detailed info to put into action right now. The phone script alone is worth $$ often does somebody GIVE us details like this plus the actual sales pitch? If you just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Still trying to get that very first client, any suggestions??

Navarr, Jagged advice super. I dropped into a place for lunch the other day, owner there, asked about his online mrktg, he thought he had a website --- domain expired -- and found out his daughter's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 165,436
Posted By BarbaraP
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

This is an amazing thread....Thanks Dexx, AP and everyone for contributing to our education!
Re:Comment on using Telemarketers
Beware. Many are low lifes. Make sure your prospects are not called...
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