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Forum: Offline Marketing 12th February 2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,539
Posted By boatree
Re: Your Website Looks Awful

playtone,

Any help would be appreciated:

1. What do you include in your 5K package?

2. So your target small - medium sized businesses with the 20 employees?

3. Do you primarily generate...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By boatree
Interesting Article on Online Retail/Mobile Sites

UK Retail Faces Virtual Future or Real Demise (http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/britains-high-street-revolution-shows-whats-in-store-for-us-20130206-2dx95.html)
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 5th February 2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 176,938
Posted By boatree
Re: 2 Years of Tested & Proven Great Service in WF!! 100% Unique Web Content, Articles, Reviews, etc

Ok email sent. Please send me a reply back via my gmail so we can discuss the detail including how to make payment.

Thanks,
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 5th February 2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 176,938
Posted By boatree
Re: 2 Years of Tested & Proven Great Service in WF!! 100% Unique Web Content, Articles, Reviews, etc

Adie,

Placing an order right now for content my own web design/development website :)

Sounds like you have a great service going with excellent feedback.

Make sure you do not stop :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd February 2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,572
Posted By boatree
Re: OFFLINE Q&A - ASK ME ANYTHING!!!

Chris,

Can you help me out with these two questions:

1. What services should I include on a per month basis to charge a reoccurring fee? Can you outline what you include with your monthly...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd February 2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,572
Posted By boatree
Re: OFFLINE Q&A - ASK ME ANYTHING!!!

yellowgreen,

Do us a favour and get out of this thread. All you are contributing is your negativity.

Try and make yourself useful and consider asking a question you need help on.

It seems...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th January 2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By boatree
Re: How much will you charge a client for this site? Any ideas on how much will it cost to outsource

I will be going 50/50 with a friends web design business.

I've heard quotes of $300 - $600 for 5 page websites and can't see how people make it worth their while??
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By boatree
Re: How much will you charge a client for this site? Any ideas on how much will it cost to outsource

Do you guys think quoting $1500 for a 5 page website is a big deal?

The homepage will be filled with features like Testimonials, social media integration, email capture tool, a book an appointment...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By boatree
Re: Having my first couple of meetings tomorrow - advice please

With your short time frame, the best thing you can do is think of the meetings as an opportunity to ask questions and gather information.

Here are some direct action points:

1. Use all of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By boatree
Re: Local Competitive Advantages

Paul,

I get what you are trying to ask... Your probably wondering why people can't just list a few bullet points on the actual lines they use when selling a USP.

Personally I haven't been in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By boatree
Re: I quit my job for offline marketing 6 months ago. *UPDATE*

Well done.

I decided not to quit my full time job and do this part time. Started cold calling and have my first meeting this week. Looking forward to this. It's a great biz model.

All the best.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th January 2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By boatree
Re: How much will you charge a client for this site? Any ideas on how much will it cost to outsource

Thanks Everyone.

I am not going to undercut my prices... I've worked in B2B sales long enough to know that.

I will be striking at $3K for the website and $299 monthly re occuring.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By boatree
Can any established Offline Bizzers recommend which Hosting Reseller to use?

Hi Guys,

I have done some research into the different types.

This website: Top 10 Web Hosting Companies...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By boatree
Re: What is the best offline service/s to offer ?

1. Email marketing (set up squeeze page, start building their email list, setup automatic follow up messages)

2. Website redesign/design with the same features as the best websites you can find...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By boatree
Re: WP sites vs HTML sites for clients

I also want to know the answer for pineys question, can somebody please answer?

Thanks,
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By boatree
Re: My experience with outsourcing, and some conclusions

plainwords... Thank you for an insightful post.

Can you describe your hiring process? Do you have a structured interview process when hiring your Filipino VA's?

I'm relatively new to the IM...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By boatree
Re: How much will you charge a client for this site? Any ideas on how much will it cost to outsource

Great - awesome suggestions guys, cheers!

I will definitely be offering something along the lines of: monthly hosting, backups every month, one article, one press release, and maybe 2 hours worth...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By boatree
Re: How much will you charge a client for this site? Any ideas on how much will it cost to outsource

Thanks,

Yes will definitely be finding more about what he is thinking.

My question was asked more in a general sense as this accountant is not looking at spending much.

I do want the website...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By boatree
How much will you charge a client for this site? Any ideas on how much will it cost to outsource?

Hi Guys,

I have my first meeting booked next week off the back of cold calling.

He is an accountant and is looking for a new site.

I want to recommend something similar to this website:...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,607
Posted By boatree
Re: How can I get $1000s back from a really crappy website?

What I am quite pleased to hear is knowing that you can charge 3K to a local small business for a custom designed site.

It seems as if a lot of people would have not had an issue if this web...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th January 2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,359
Posted By boatree
Re: 10 Unique Money Makers

Thanks Martin, excellent ideas.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th January 2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By boatree
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By boatree
Re: Another newbie gets excited about his cold calling results

Well done and thanks for the tip about closing them on a half price package as an incentive to sign up.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By boatree
Re: whats going on here in the Offline section?

A lot of threads seem to be about cold calling... Which I suppose is a good thing as people are trying to take action and close deals???
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,385
Posted By boatree
Re: afraid of bothering people - cold calling

That sounds pretty good to me... 400 emails for 3 sales. 400 emails of which you could send out in a day.

When you mention not big at all, how big were they? Selling SEO/SEM I am guessing they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By boatree
Re: Going to hire an outsourced cold caller... how do I get started?!

Alfred,

How much are you planning on paying your cold callers per hour/per day?
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By boatree
Re: DO OR DON'T

If you don't believe in any of the above I guess you are left with having to foot canvass and physically walk into their businesses?
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By boatree
Things I have learned from Mapping out local businesses and follow up advice needed please!

Hi Guys,

I spent a few hours last night building my spreadsheet and mapping out the accountants in my local area.

I came across quite a few poorly designed and old looking websites which lacked...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By boatree
Re: Want to Learn How to Outsource Like a BOSS?

A colleague told me about this today... A good laugh.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,415
Posted By boatree
Re: I freeze, justy the thought of cold calling...

Vikuna,

It might help if you are able to watch someone make a cold call live. I don't know how you would do this depending on your situation... Perhaps a friend who owns a business of some sort...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By boatree
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By boatree
Re: Dear Offline Bizzers... Can you provide rough figures on how much revenue you generate per year?

Thanks all.

With the mention of systems needing to be put into place, can you guys offer your thoughts on the below (hopefully this can help any other guys thinking of starting their offline biz):...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By boatree
Re: Cold calling and closing over the phone…

Rich,

I have never cold called for IM related services but I have cold called for both products related brands and other non IM related service offerings for many years.

I think your goal...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By boatree
Re: Dear Offline Bizzers... Can you provide rough figures on how much revenue you generate per year?

It's always great to hear stories like this as it presents you with the "other side". The grim reality for some people.

In response to yourself - having my own business is not my primary motivator...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,332
Posted By boatree
Re: $30k a Month With This "Old Fashioned" Newsletter Info-Business? Here's How...

This is fantastic mate... Particularly as a way to up sell offline biz clients you may have developed/designed websites for.

I needed to sit down and map out a structured method to up sell...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By boatree
Re: Dear Offline Bizzers... Can you provide rough figures on how much revenue you generate per year?

Hey Sebski,

Thanks for your comments. Our situations indeed sound familiar!

Is there a way I can contact you outside of here, perhaps through facebook so we can have a longer conversation/
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,231
Posted By boatree
Re: I could Make SIX FIGURES From An "OUT-HOUSE" - with Internet Access and A Phone.

John, no need for thanks as it is what it is!

I think Dave's opinion has probably something to do with his own complexes around cold calling and/or perhaps he had a hard time getting started. It's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,231
Posted By boatree
Re: I could Make SIX FIGURES From An "OUT-HOUSE" - with Internet Access and A Phone.

Dave,

I disagree with your "you can't throw people in the deep end because they don't have the skills" viewpoint.

One of my first jobs was at a telemarketing company who specialised in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By boatree
Re: Dear Offline Bizzers... Can you provide rough figures on how much revenue you generate per year?

Ok guys, I will build the prospect list and start making the calls at lunch time and on Saturdays.

Thanks for the feedback.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By boatree
Re: Cold calling and closing over the phone…

Also I would say, a large part of closing deals on the phone involve your level of intuition and using your intuition to steer the conversations in the direction of asking for the business.

This...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By boatree
Re: Dear Offline Bizzers... Can you provide rough figures on how much revenue you generate per year?

Thanks Claude.

So to clarify, you have generated 200K in billings (most of which will be profit?) doing this part time? That is very impressive!

When you mention you speak to large groups, are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By boatree
Dear Offline Bizzers... Can you provide rough figures on how much revenue you generate per year?

Hi Guys,

I think we always hear the stories of somebody meeting a client and walking away with a 2gran paycheck and other similar stories.

That is great and very inspiring to say the least and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 17,617
Posted By boatree
Re: The reason you HATE COLD CALLING is because you're lousy at it... Here's how to change that TODA

In response to the above... Yes it is always easier to close face to face than over the phone for a service.

However, you guys need to also be introduced to the idea of "qualifying" your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th January 2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 17,617
Posted By boatree
Re: The reason you HATE COLD CALLING is because you're lousy at it... Here's how to change that TODA

I love it when I read this types of posts and feel fortunate that I have been cold calling B2B for the last 6 years and have gone through a lot of what you guys are going through now about getting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th January 2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By boatree
Re: How much are you charging?

Cageyvet,

Can you outline what factors determine whether or not you charge a client 1K or 10K for a website re-design or development project?

The 1K quote will probably cover a basic 5 page...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,814
Posted By boatree
Re: Who's making money from using PPC to generate leads for their clients as their main business mod

Sipboy,

Thanks for the detailed plan.

What about if we significantly simply this and help a specific, lets say "real estate agent" in a busy suburb by utilizing PPC (google ad words and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By boatree
Re: Anyone succeeding with cold calling / Is there a method that is working very well for you?

Tom,

I love boxing and all forms of MMA... Some good friends of mine are boxers and have trained with A grade trainers like Johnny Lewis. I've also trained with guys like Hector Lombard (UFC) who...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By boatree
Re: Offline Gold: it's AMAZING what HASN'T changed

Many thanks for the detailed feedback Andrew.

Out of all the internet marketing ideas I have researched into, going offline seems to offer the fastest road in replacing a full time income, as long...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By boatree
Re: Anyone succeeding with cold calling / Is there a method that is working very well for you?

Great Tom, read you loud and clear.

That's great to hear you are progressing... Onwards and upwards :)

Thanks,
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By boatree
Re: Offline Gold: it's AMAZING what HASN'T changed

Andrew,

Thanks for your insightful post. It is very relevant for someone like me who is just about to start, and have wondered how much the industry has changed from 5 years ago, when the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,814
Posted By boatree
Who's making money from using PPC to generate leads for their clients as their main business model?

Hi,

I first came across this strategy whilst reading shoemoney's blog post on "making money with local affiliate marketing". If you haven't read it, you should Google it as it was a great post...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By boatree
Re: Anyone succeeding with cold calling / Is there a method that is working very well for you?

Tom thanks for that mate.

Just to clarify, are you saying you never meet your clients face to face and it's all done over the telephone?

If so that's awesome work on your part, as you have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th January 2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By boatree
Re: Anyone succeeding with cold calling / Is there a method that is working very well for you?

Wow those are great statistics... Are you referring to your "Internet Marketing/Web development" business?

If you are, can you explain what services you generally sell the most of and the rough...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th January 2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,838
Posted By boatree
Re: Does It EVER Get EASIER?!?

a) I am curious - what has stopped you outsourcing? Plenty of other people have made it work

b) Didn't you get into this to have the freedom + flexibility + residual income in your life? I don't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th January 2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By boatree
Re: How much are you charging?

djjackson, if I may play devils advocate here.... re SEO - How do you justify your fee's?

I am guessing it would be something like: "You will need to pay me $1,000.00 a month to maintain your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th January 2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By boatree
Anyone succeeding with cold calling / Is there a method that is working very well for you?

Hi Guys,

I have worked in BDM/Consultant positions that have involved cold calling and face to face follow up meetings for the last 6 years.

I am very good at cold calling but I don't enjoy it...
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