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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,161
Posted By helisell
Re: Found a mentor that I know personally, but am a little unsure of his terms...looking for advice

I'll give you 20 minutes on the phone as a freebie [you'll have to pm me]

At the end of that you'll know what direction to take....whether that's with the mentor in question or with someone else...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By helisell
Re: Just Got My First Client!

Like so many other posts asking for advice.....we never get to hear what actually happened?

Of the various advice given which one did you opt for?

How did that work out for you?

Did the...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th November 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By helisell
Re: Can Anyone Describe The Perfect Funnel To Build a List in The MMO Niche ???

Sorry....all wrong.

The money is in the QUALITY of the information you
are writing/sharing/discussing/giving.

Quality content = good bait for opt in

Quality content = creating interest in...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 17th November 2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 549
Posted By helisell
Re: I have no sales on my website

I'm in the UK. Very difficult to make a buying decision with a site
I know nothing about. How do I know that I'll get what I ordered?

You are competing with a gazillion other sources where I can...
Forum: Beginners Area 19th September 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By helisell
Re: hop link

And let's hope you're not selling an mmo product to someone familiar with clickbank....as they will most
likely use their own hoplink to make the purchase if it is something that interests them.
Forum: Beginners Area 1st September 2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 819
Posted By helisell
Re: Is starting a online business not really a good idea?

Note to OP.

If the Internet didn't exist [just like when I started my first business].....would you still be so keen to start a business?

Or is it just that you've seen/heard of others making a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 511
Posted By helisell
Re: Promoting Your Business with Drop Cards

I'm assuming you can measure the response quite easily if you are sending them to an online video?

Can you tell us what kinda response you get from these cards?
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By helisell
Re: BEST WAY TO GET LOCAL OFFLINE BUSINESSES

This was actually a very insightful post and covered all the things that went through my mind as I considered posting a response to the OP.

This is what happens when the people who know what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st July 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By helisell
Re: "I'm booked solid for the next year"

"Takes skill of course, to transition into what your offer is...but it works just fine."

OK I admit...it takes huge skill and I wouldn't recommend it unless you have learned to
'bob-and-weave'...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st July 2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By helisell
Re: "I'm booked solid for the next year"

Devious? maybe
Desperate? Definitely not.
Deceptive? I'm asking if they can handle a new client.
No point talking to them if they can't.

Takes skill of course, to transition into what your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st July 2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By helisell
Re: "I'm booked solid for the next year"

I agree with all the expert answers you've had...however.

Am I right in assuming that this 'objection' is in response to a question you've asked very early on about whether they'd be 'interested...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th July 2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,039
Posted By helisell
Re: What i learned after cold calling about 600-800 businesses.

I learned over the last 30 years......

1. Taking inbound warmed/hot leads is very easy and takes a relatively low level of skill
but definitely doesn't pay well.

2. Outbound calling to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By helisell
Re: Oren Klaff On Keeping Your Position When Selling

Nail hitting stuff here.

I've added some of the Oren Klaff principles to my methodology and was kinda pleased to hear that a cold script he created actually bombed.

In the 'real world' where I,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By helisell
Re: Oren Klaff On Keeping Your Position When Selling

I wove the Oren Klaff stuff into all my trainings as soon as
I read 'Pitch Anything' about a year or so ago.

I think he is probably a genius, he certainly comes close.

Hard to decipher what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 716
Posted By helisell
Re: Two Sales Book Titles

Aw Shucks Claude :cool:
Forum: Copywriting 24th June 2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,062
Posted By helisell
Re: Roast My Landing Pages - Need help with CB Landing Pages

The 'shed' product

The vendor on CB 'Claims' to have designed 12,000 sheds.

I calculated that if he 'designed' 1 shed a day.....5 days a week
it would have taken him 46 years....c'mon get...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 716
Posted By helisell
Re: Two Sales Book Titles

Got the point......and love it.

Got me thinking of potential book titles too.

"Selling to the unsellable"

"Sell all the 'dead leads'"

"Success without the GlenGarry leads"
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th June 2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 668
Posted By helisell
Re: Getting in the "zone" before telemarketing.

All great advice here and from people who know what they're talking about.

One thing to consider.

Do you feel a reluctance to call because you are suffering some rejection?

I don't know what...
Forum: Beginners Area 5th June 2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 84
Posted By helisell
Re: I need some feedback on a new blog

All the comments [except your reply comment] are automated spam comments.

The site and the content are a little naive I'm afraid and I wouldn't build my hopes up
about making any money from this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,441
Posted By helisell
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

And I think you may have guessed Claude, that I did have that exact
conversation with him.

The thing is, the Turks have a very childlike and fun approach
to life and he told me.....and I believe...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th May 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,441
Posted By helisell
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

Of course.........but they're dead cheap in Turkey ! ;)

The point of course is....the guy had a set routine (script)
for how to handle people who said no.......and it worked really well.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th May 2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,441
Posted By helisell
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

Ha ha ha.....

I was once in Turkey and a leaflet distributor said...'please visit our nightclub...you'll get some free food and a free drink'. I said politely 'no thanks' to which he replied 'why...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th May 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,441
Posted By helisell
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

And my [in hindsight] witty retort 'and do you make a habit
of saying the same, ineffective words repetitively
to the exact same person.......and keep expecting
a different result....?'

and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,441
Posted By helisell
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

Thanks for the story and the chuckle Claude.

Whenever I've done similar training [which was about 15 years of my sales career....selling such training] I've said to the person paying my fee.....I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,441
Posted By helisell
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

This has been a great thread and I believe Claude's First statement 'I hope this helps someone' will indeed be the case.

There have been all sorts of scenarios described here and I thought it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st May 2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,441
Posted By helisell
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

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I completely agree with what you say here.....however......

It's the fact that cold calling is done so badly, that makes it actually easier for
people who know how to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By helisell
Re: Ten Phrases Every Marketer Needs to Know

How many ways can this sentence be interpreted? [think phrasing, cadence, inflection] [It has at least 6 or 7 meanings he he]

'She said she didn't kill her husband'

Have fun
Forum: Email Marketing 29th April 2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,671
Posted By helisell
Re: How to Build Trust in Email Marketing

Want to build trust?

Don't send cr@p!

Simples!
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th April 2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,441
Posted By helisell
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

Great post Claude.

I write pro sales scripts for a living and I've spotted the flaw in your post ;0)

It is very likely that no one here could afford to have a pro script written.

You will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,604
Posted By helisell
Re: OPINION NEEDED: Earning money offering free websites for clients.

Frankly, you'll struggle.

In my experience, businesses owners who don't already have a website are extremely unlikely to be persuaded to actually have one....free or otherwise.

This could have...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 7th April 2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 208
Posted By helisell
Re: Subscribers vs Conversions...

Been using aweber right from the get go about 12 years ago.

You're absolutely correct about aweber. It has dropped a long way behind the competitors
and I should have changed years ago.....I'm...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 380
Posted By helisell
Re: Postcard Mailing Questions

You've started a 6 month mailing campaign so the question to ask yourself is this...

Does my first mailing request a response?

If the response is based on 'getting your info out there' and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By helisell
Re: 20-minute sales demo ideas...

You really need to gain their confidence and the way you do that is not by
demonstrating what you can offer them......(well not yet anyway)

You show customers (and potential customers) how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By helisell
Re: Youtube Experts - Please explain this if you can...

Or even this scenario.

I have 180,000 subscribers on my list.

I post a video on youtube and then email my list to
tell them about the video.

100,000 go take a look and I get 100,000...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,000
Posted By helisell
Re: I haven't made a sale since i started cold calling last week, what am i doing wrong ?

Am I right in thinking the OP is selling a service to get businesses a higher ranking in Google?

That's all I can glean from the original post?

If that IS the case then the OP has got a huge...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By helisell
Re: Do the following still work

The only difference between a few years ago and now,
is that there is just more of everything.

The amount of information being placed online has grown
exponentially over the last few years.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By helisell
Re: Pricing of direct mail?

Personally, and I'm only speculating here....this hasn't been tested
by me......

I think you'd get a much better result by mailing more than one person.

There I've said it.

Why not try 50...
Forum: Copywriting 9th March 2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By helisell
Re: Text length for a landing page

1. Forget word count [as others have stated here]

Try to think this way.

If you were trying to describe to a group of 'interval training fans'
exactly what you have to offer that is unique and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd March 2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By helisell
Re: I couldn't even give away a site ranking #1 getting leads to a business owner

Why would you delete the site?

What you discovered is that you don't know how to sell.

All you needed to do was come here and ask 'How do I sell
this thing that I have created' (A lead machine...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By helisell
Re: Landing Page Opinion/Constructive Criticisms

Any landing page in this market (money) has to
look 'glossy corporate' to re-assure people that
the company behind it is sound and already successful.

This landing page has grammatical and...
Forum: Email Marketing 21st February 2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By helisell
Re: How do you get to the point where you're making more than you're spending?

Show us your:

Ads

Landing page(s)

Offers

Then maybe someone here can help you.
Forum: Email Marketing 16th February 2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By helisell
Re: Collective business cards through networking, now I need a subject line to capitalize.

Wouldn't it have been wiser to start a conversation instead of collecting a business card?

People swap business cards all the time, doesn't mean any business is getting done.
You wan't to do...
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th February 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,401
Posted By helisell
Re: The Easiest Way to Reprogram Yourself…

The reason this works is extremely easy to understand.

It is the most basic form of hypnosis.

No need for any fancy techniques.

You can implant beliefs into the brain merely by a process of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By helisell
Re: Tips for success when closing an interested prospect?

Why are you thinking that you'd have to call back?

Are you assuming that would be the right thing to do or are you just not expecting to be able to conclude the business when you call first time?...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th February 2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By helisell
Re: MOTIVATION - The Missing Ingredient is ...

Got to agree with Jason. I've been on plenty of courses but never been on a course on 'motivation'

I can't ignore the irony also.....'go on a course on motivation?'

A bit like that book I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd February 2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,039
Posted By helisell
Re: What i learned after cold calling about 600-800 businesses.

I've just started training a company that has a building trades recruitment site.

We don't tell anybody anything.

We have no 'introduction'...we simply say

"Are you still recruiting?"
...
Forum: Copywriting 31st January 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 670
Posted By helisell
Re: What's a good time length for a video sales letter ?

I have to agree with the split testing.

So what results have you had personally with split testing?

I think we would all welcome some real info on video length?
Forum: Copywriting 29th January 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 670
Posted By helisell
Re: What's a good time length for a video sales letter ?

It's not a case of how long it is, it is more to do with how compelling the video is.

A boring video would be too long at 90 seconds.

A compelling, super benefit driven, problem solving,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,039
Posted By helisell
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,039
Posted By helisell
Re: What i learned after cold calling about 600-800 businesses.

EliHood...

You just need a straightforward 'value proposition' that describes what you do.

It will need to be crafted so that the value you propose is (or could be) beneficial
to the person...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th January 2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By helisell
Re: Going to cold call 500 businesses tomorrow any tips for success ?

Because...if you do it well, the hit rate is much much higher.

Nothing wrong with cold emails but the big advantage with cold calling
is that fewer and fewer are doing it....so it all went full...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th January 2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By helisell
Re: Going to cold call 500 businesses tomorrow any tips for success ?

Absolutely correct.

A big part of being in control is to ask a question that you know would interest them...but you know they can't answer.

So for them to ask....what is xyz?....is perfect for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th January 2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By helisell
Re: Going to cold call 500 businesses tomorrow any tips for success ?

So....lying then?......Is lying the answer?...really?
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By helisell
Re: Going to cold call 500 businesses tomorrow any tips for success ?

Stay away from Grant Cordone.

Try a couple of calls with an 'outrageous claim'. Set a timer.....They're gone before you hit 10 seconds, you'll die with that approach.

There has been one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 283
Posted By helisell
Re: Internet 'names' using images of themselves playing 'happy families'

I'm English.....you're an Auzzie.....we 'get' irony.

My post was kinda lighthearted but with a message.

Of course I know why they do it. I've been watching the pair of them for 13 years.
I've...
Forum: Copywriting 20th January 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,149
Posted By helisell
Re: Which tool is best for Content writing ?

Best tool?

You mean best tools.

1. Big Old Brain (made big by years of learning, studying and practicing)

2. Big Old Piece of paper.

3. Big Old Pen
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