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Forum: Offline Marketing 27th December 2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,377
Posted By goldog
Re: $100,000 a year from Web Design possible?

Don't forget, you will be their "web guy" not just a designer. You'll give them a site that performs better than the canned template or close to free option. Just the fact that you are here on the WF...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th July 2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By goldog
Re: Let's Trade - Your Google Places Ranking Knowledge for my New Lead Aquisition Knowledge

Depending too much on Google is a precarious position to be in.

There are some threads active that can help but maybe the answer you're looking for involves adjusting your model. Do you look at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th July 2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By goldog
Re: What is holding you back?

Feeling like I am not "ready" to make those calls. Rather by phone or in person.

I've been studying this (offline) niche so long, on and off, it feels like there is too much I am not prepared...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th July 2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By goldog
Re: What's the minimum hourly you'd ask for web design?

You are right at about $50 an hour (33£) I wouldn't rock the boat. Is there any recurring income?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,227
Posted By goldog
Re: Hanson v. Google Settlement Fund - Anybody Else Get a Check?

I don't really use Adwords, but my brother a check...for a nickel :/
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd July 2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By goldog
Re: Where can you buy lists of leads?

I expected to find Mississauga was a small village in the frozen north. I find you're near Toronto.

Are you doing offline? What are you offering?

I usually just use the phone book, newspaper...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd July 2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,871
Posted By goldog
Re: How much are businesses paying for yellowbook sites?

I know this is an old thread but here is a little I learned a while back (2010)

My optometrist spent a lot on YP ads. He said his YP site was free with the ads. He probably didn't consider the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd July 2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By goldog
Re: Post Card Marketing

It seems like the biggest drawbacks for postcards would be the price and handling the list. For addressed small postcards postage is 32 cents. Printing and addressing would bring you to something...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd July 2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,881
Posted By goldog
Re: How to tell a prospect thier site sucks?

I often use an implement. Its not me suggesting you have a crappy site. But an analysis of your on and off site metrics indicate your site sucks... These are the areas I would look at...

I'm a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd June 2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,821
Posted By goldog
Re: How Do I Provide Services? I Can SELL!

This thread has me scratching my head thinking WTF... Can I get a refund on the last 15 mins?

I think the Offline world is better off that you are selling security systems. NewAge, Good luck to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th June 2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By goldog
Re: Golfing and Wedding Industry

Interesting mash up, weddings and golf. I agree two sites would seem to be in order.

To a golfer who is considering getting married I could think of a number of great ideas for making a guys...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By goldog
Hosting billing service WHMCS attacked by UGNAZI

I don't see this posted anywhere. It seems like it could affect quite a few of us. I know a lot of us have hosting reseller accounts. WHMCS provides billing services for many web hosting companies...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,939
Posted By goldog
Re: Client not paying. What do you suggest?

Good to hear that you got paid Diana.

The thread brings up some important points about doing business in this niche. Getting paid is only the beginning. The question of ownership, legalities,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd May 2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By goldog
Re: Google Places Now Requesting Business Licenses?

It looks like they may be increasing their diligence against pseudo businesses (like maybe some of us are running). I would worry more about myself (I work from home) than for my offline clients who...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By goldog
Re: What you don't want to sound like

Yea, I wouldn't go with her. I'm sure there are 3 or 4 people around here that'll get you on Google's top page.

(Oh wait, I recall going to Google once.. As I recall only Google was there:P)
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,850
Posted By goldog
Re: Marketing for an assisted living/elder care/senior care business?

I love the idea of a "can we do you a favor or run an errand" call. I've seen also seen "come by for lunch on us" used to introduce prospects to this type of facility. The value per client in this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th April 2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By goldog
Re: Direct Mail and mail-box stuffing

In my neighborhood, Yes, they would. Stay away from the mailbox. Also, I always resent people trashing my yard.

What is the cost of door hanger delivery? Being on a Big Postcard would probably be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th April 2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,025
Posted By goldog
Re: So Sick Of 'Word of Mouth'!

Wow that sound like a great idea. If you set this up some of the services could even be set up as a mobile, we come to you, type service.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,379
Posted By goldog
Re: Trying to take action...can't get out of my head

Wally?! WTF??? You need a product! You NEED an offer! Come on give us something!?

I don't want to sound harsh but right now you'd do just as well to sit down, pick up the phone and whack yourself...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,379
Posted By goldog
Re: Trying to take action...can't get out of my head

Sounds like you need to get that script together. Your pitch is too vague. Marketing "web presence" just doesn't do it. Telling some one you will "manage their entire web presence" would be more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th April 2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By goldog
Re: How do I make more money, monthly, when it comes to websites?

$20/mo for hosting and "maintenance" is pretty low. What exactly are you currently doing for maintenance? Realize once you deduct 5 or 10 dollars for the hosting there is not much left for whatever...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th April 2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By goldog
Re: A Novel Client Approach

I clicked some of the other links/tools Boy what a way to waste an hour:}

Thanks tho:)
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By goldog
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th April 2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,653
Posted By goldog
Re: Question for those who sell Google Places listings

If they have an email account they'd like to have associated with their listing it may be best to use it. Have them to change the password to something you both know. Do your work and then have them...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd March 2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By goldog
Re: HELP: How Do I Market Offline?

In the original Offline Gold thread that (I believe) began the rush to "Offline" Andrew Cavanagh promoted face to face meetings. Just get out and talk to business owners. Let them know how you can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By goldog
Re: Is This Legal?

Legal, but it could come off as creepy or stalker-like to some.

Maybe add something like
"This weeks/months featured local cosmetic surgeon is..."

SanDiegoCosmeticSurgery.com is not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,727
Posted By goldog
Re: Niche marketers in trouble? Google update to target over-SEOed sites!

Is this really new? Keyword spamming has been a no no for a long time. Besides, IMO, there is no such thing as "over optimization". If optimum is best you would be hurting yourself to go beyond that....
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By goldog
Re: Help me write the "holy grail" email to small business

Wouldn't you need to go out and find the Holy Grail. I never heard about it coming to someone over the internet.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,519
Posted By goldog
Re: Plumber gets $183,203 more revenue from his Yellow Pages Ad

LOL Rambo

Funny his name (branding) is 0800 plumber but the local phone numbers improved his results.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By goldog
Re: Paypals affect on WSO's???

On the other thread people were talking about sending tangible items (a CD/DVD) to back-up their digital products. It should protect, to some extent, against PPs intangible rule.

For the Offline...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,669
Posted By goldog
Re: Need help finding clients...please help!

Aside from the OPs behavior there are some good posts on using your extended network to get in front of prospects. Thanks! (Not hatin' savvy, and neither was anyone else. I suggest you reread any...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd February 2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,536
Posted By goldog
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd February 2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By goldog
Re: Would you get into trouble for claiming a google place without permission of the owner?

Yes, the verification process would hang you up. I think it would be ethically wrong too. If you ask I'm sure you could get permission though. Do it in the office of the establishment if possible,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st February 2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By goldog
Re: How to do payroll?

The rules for an employee can be pretty strict. But stick with what David said and you'll be alright. I think you can get a QuickBooks trial free. Get a Tax Guy to point you in the right direction if...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st February 2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,731
Posted By goldog
Re: HOSTING - How much do you charge your clients?

For the $25-50 mo "maintenance" and hosting cost be sure to pop in with something 3 or 4 times a year. Mostly just to remind them they have something better than their old web guy. Could be an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,286
Posted By goldog
Re: What part of OFFLINE don't you understand?

I'm sure we all understand.

Hey we're not selling 'em Airplane Banners. It's about dragging them into "our" IM world. With mobile it's about catching what is walking by for those that know how to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By goldog
Re: My Luck or It really this easy? Getting Clients

I remember the original Offline Gold thread. All these posters with "Don't I need a website? Some proof of my expertise? A business card at least!?

Andrew would chime back;

Just talk to them!...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By goldog
Re: Google places reviews question 170212...

Shorty's right, White hat all the way.

If his customers cared enough to write a letter I'm sure they'd be happy to help him out. How about you (or him) ask them. If they have email transcribe the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,829
Posted By goldog
Re: Is profiting from death wrong?

Best comment from that link above:

“I’m shaving off my muff for yooooou…and hot gluing the hairs to a headband to make this OOAK fascinator!”
Forum: Programming 8th August 2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By goldog
Re: Looking for JS (text analysis:num words,chars etc)

What's wrong with the one on that site?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th August 2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By goldog
Re: Bing Google's it for You :-)

Funny stuff. Not sure who's more upset, Bill or Sergey.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By goldog
Re: clickbank like service that will approve of my marijuana info product?

It seems like a legit topic to me. Medical marijuana is big business in the states that have passed safe access laws. Los Angeles has over 600 storefront shops selling "product". Our local government...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,573
Posted By goldog
Re: How much do techie guys charge per hour?

Since you're not shopping you'll need to look at it some other ways. Is this just a few hrs a week or a regular day job? What can you afford & how much value will he add? What can he get elsewhere....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By goldog
Re: Feedback Please!

IM,
You asked for it, so here goes.
It looks like you you're targeting baby food. With the ...kids domain name you might want to include older kids. I would think fun healthy meals for school age...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By goldog
Re: Proof that you can info-market any niche

The hot title is

"Who Moved My Soap?: The CEO's Guide to Surviving Prison: The Bernie Madoff Edition"
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