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Forum: Offline Marketing 20th December 2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Anyone make a sale this week or are you all settling down for awhile?

Good point to bring up around this time and a really good question by OP. It is true you are going to get people not up for talking on a cold call for instance, but they are the same as getting any...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,553
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Can Someone Help Me Wrap My Head Around The App vs Mobile Wesite Question?

All web systems that use a server side and or client side script are apps - especially when a database is involved. A mobile site and an app are the same - what is different is how you fire them...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Changing Local Online Marketing Service. Want Opinions Please

Forgot to ad. I would still sell the web sites, to those that want them. But I can see why I will start to avoid this in certain situations. I can get everything a "web site" will possess on a FB...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Changing Local Online Marketing Service. Want Opinions Please

The actual social memberships are also changing things. Now, when I check a keyword I get my friends posting on the subject in the top box. So you can imagine, as this develops what business owners...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What Stops Web Design And SEO Packages from being the Greatest MLM product of all time?

yeah the system we had was fully compensated by products and services; we also did all the paperwork and met the right people. So in all legality, we were not doing any "scheme" whatsoever. You can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What Stops Web Design And SEO Packages from being the Greatest MLM product of all time?

I actually did this in 1998. We had a system that was a web site of products, that you bought into - then of course you sell the ability of your downline on the same.

The secret to the MLM is of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th September 2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Dirt Cheap SEO for Chiropractors

This can be a pretty simple situation. How many people is he converting from that investment? If he can't tell you what $90 is doing for him, than its a total waste of money. They can get business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th September 2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By Gatsby
Re: How People Who Work Online Get A Social Life

Most of the guys I know who are online/offline marketers came from the attraction seduction community - so I see them have a hellacious social life.

Make sure to not get out of the house every...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th September 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,109
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What is good task management software for Offline clients?

If you have the time, then yeah install a open-source system. I have used projectfork/joomla and it looks almost identical to basecamp.

What I am using myself, is merlin for macintosh - however...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,608
Posted By Gatsby
Re: So What Do Those With Balls Charge For What We Do?

In my time doing commercial photography - the ad budgets were not all available to me - but when I told them back in 1998 that my rate was 99 an hour, they did not even blush. That was a huge step...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Outsourcing content writing for local biz sites

That is a good point - really if you think about it, its not so much that the writing is award winning copy, but that it has integrity and someone does it. I think getting writing done has got to be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Trying To Get Clients For Hosting? Are They On GoDaddy? NOW IS THE TIME!

Yeah that is certainly the topic, but several companies bowed down to this stuff - godaddy was shooting out PR stating they would do whatever big G wanted them to do. But yeah I am just pointing out...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Trying To Get Clients For Hosting? Are They On GoDaddy? NOW IS THE TIME!

By the way, the exact reason that they were attacked is because of they are the most highly visible, most indebted to the government etc. In short - because they are uber corporate whores. Anyone...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,270
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Best time, day for cold calling??

The best time of day to call is when you have the energy to do it properly. I have been up and down with this question for decades. There is always a rationalization as to why it is best now or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th September 2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Thinking about getting my own office...what should I do?

I have had offices and until you know that you will be making at least four times the amount of your overhead, I would not do it. First, many clients of professional services across the board do not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Gatsby
Re: A Mustang Sales Ad...

This ad is basically a joke of the "oversell" its gimmicky at best, but involves a serious investment for someone. So, fun to read and gets attention - but no not a master craft copy example. You...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,404
Posted By Gatsby
Re: How To Turn Cell Phone Into Auto Dialer?

Yeah that looks worth looking into after I boost some sales up. Took a look at that Mobile CTI for android, I like how that takes lists as "campaigns" and dials from the phone itself. Only drawback...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,404
Posted By Gatsby
Re: How To Turn Cell Phone Into Auto Dialer?

That callfire looks great, like the smart drop feature in the video - I really want to try this one out in the future.

John, if you want to just try getting a phone dialer hooked up to your CRM or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,263
Posted By Gatsby
Re: How do I get my clients for my web design business?

First thing - check your spelling and grammar. If you have a hard time checking those, then you are going to have a tremendously difficult time dealing with clients
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th August 2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Gatsby
Re: My Marketing Rolodex... What tools are you using

Nice list and commentary.

For anyone who wants to try out whether they can do a power point or keynote presentation and have it work in there sales model, but never did it before and you don't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th August 2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Do You Want How To's Or Examples?

Use case and examples - always best to get into some details as to the why and what fors; even just a little. How-to's are fine, but they are often more tactical than strategic.
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,260
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Do you have any questions regarding phone sales today?

I love using all types of SIPs and VoiP systems; play with them all the time other than using them directly for sales. All I have for Google voice is about 2 cents worth. Their system looks...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,260
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Do you have any questions regarding phone sales today?

Outstanding information...and no worries, I don't have a problem with prices - I just have never gone for a close on the phone and let alone over $500 (1099 issues come up). Pretty cool with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,260
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Do you have any questions regarding phone sales today?

Regardless of any consultants pricing plan here; have you noticed numbers that just seem to work well on the phone. For instance, rather than say the total is $3600; do you drop a down payment and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,260
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Do you have any questions regarding phone sales today?

Ok, seriously that is a big help. I have not done anything other than an appointment, and I was planning that totally the other way around (send out a contract then look to collect payments). I'm...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,260
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Do you have any questions regarding phone sales today?

Do you close on the phone? If you do, do you send out a contract at all?
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th August 2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Scraper Software Suggestions

You could try screen-scraper. There is a tutorial on how to design your own screen scraper with it. Can be a bit nerving, but out of the box scrapers I have researched cost a ton. Also, if you use...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st July 2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Anyone know a similar theme to this site

When I want to go find a theme based on a site I like, I go through a couple things first. Just like Jaace mentioned; go look at the source code, find the link to the css and check out how...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th July 2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By Gatsby
Re: YellowBook/Weforia Door Hangers...

I went ahead and let YP (same system as YB) do the sales job on me on the phone one time last year. I told them straight out when they asked what it is I do "I do online marketing with directories...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Gatsby
Re: One last HOORAH!

Yeah don't look at it like you are a complete failure at business and school - but an opportunity to actually commit to one thing and at least make it to a mediocre level. Hooray for new beginnings!
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Gatsby
Re: One call close without giving a portfolio?

Thought I would inject some ideas about portfolios as well as referrals; especially to do with offline sites. There are several pros and cons, but these stand out to me just now.

First, I have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd July 2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,434
Posted By Gatsby
Re: I'm thinking about QUITTING SEO!

If you read this far - go back to massiveray and start at step 1.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Offline Restaurant Niche Tips and Add-On Service

oh and I am definitely running with this idea ;)
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Offline Restaurant Niche Tips and Add-On Service

Excellent post and info. I might add, I am a huge fan of XBMC on whatever little computer you can get. Even old appleTV2's. The SD slot is fine, but if you go google xbmc and play around with it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,603
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What do you all do to close a deal over the phone - National or regional

I think the way you put that hits on a very strong point. While many will see your use of the word dumb, as "dumb". However, the way your whole post is laid out I get a feeling you are being...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What is the best way to convert local busines wordpress sites into a native Language?

I have been curious about this as well. Is there a way to have seperate files with proper translations or do these systems translate logically?
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Social media - recurring income??

I would say right off the batt:

1. You probably already want to provide him with monthly marketing results that can be channeled into next months strategy.
2. Reputation Management support -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Client dashboard via Wordpress

This is just the information I was looking for. Not only have I been looking for something that I can get my clients to login to, I also have a guy working on a very specialized web system that this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Your first appointment? GREAT! Here's what to do

By the way, with everyone's mind on gas prices lately I came up with this metaphor.

"I can give you a $1000 a month web site, or hell Bob I can give you a free one. I could also fill your gas...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,603
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What do you all do to close a deal over the phone - National or regional

Apparently we are going to run the gamut here on what phone sales or other forms present what kind of valor or none.

I have noticed it is difficult to bring up closing, it is the end after the...
Forum: Website Design 29th June 2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Any WordPress themes like this one?

That looks similar but not the same as: editorial by woothemes.

http://www.woothemes.com/2011/06/editorial/
Forum: Warriors For Hire 29th June 2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 22,413
Posted By Gatsby
Re: [100+ HAPPY CLIENTS!] The ONLY Writing Team You Will EVER Need!

I can't pm you yet, but could you send me a reminder about your services. Either way is fine, more than likely I will be back soon to check out what I can get done per your schedule.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th June 2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 42,315
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Banned by Google - Frequently Asked Questions

This was an incredibly useful thread; I had a problem before but it looks to be solved now. Niceone.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By Gatsby
Re: The Dirty Little Truth About Offline Marketing (Now This Is A Must Read!)

@vondre

Good point about the type A. I know I break that rule often, and in fact I have had my head up so many other issues - I completely forgot about that. That is exactly one of the items I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,297
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Wow. Cold Calling works. $3.5k+ of new business in a week.

Thanks for the list of details; very inspirational.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,560
Posted By Gatsby
Re: taking payments with check over the phone?

So, you get a routing number, check number and bank number - enter that into something like quick-books and print out generic?
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,603
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What do you all do to close a deal over the phone - National or regional

@IAmNameless - thanks for the props, and for some of the positive verbiage - I like your points and how you keep a chin up.


@Enzo you are not making sense - and you are veering the discussion
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,603
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What do you all do to close a deal over the phone - National or regional

Now I can see me or anyone else muddying up the difference between qualify and pre-qualify. So I am going to throw out a example and see if these jib.

Before I get in too deep with a call, on...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 29th June 2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Selling Mobile Websites

I think there is a major confusion in the general sense as to what mobile sites are. However, cutting this short, I have been getting good feedback when I ask people if they would prefer a tiny...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,276
Posted By Gatsby
Re: How do I find Godaddy made websites?

Or try this one in search:



Seriously, as I call people in person and on the phone the godaddy thing as well as YP and the rest are coming up consistently.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,603
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What do you all do to close a deal over the phone - National or regional

Thanks EvanDnl;

The main thing that is getting me is the appointment vs close now mentality. For instance, I first am expanding my territory out for a 3 hour drive - certainly no big deal. But,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,603
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What do you all do to close a deal over the phone - National or regional

So anyway -

Thanks Iamnameless - I have been reading throughout all the other posts on this forum and so far you are one of the few that actually answered my question the best. I especially like...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th June 2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,233
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Need help now. Cold calling which niches?

Amazing thread - I have been so busy being a newb looking up posts by all the guys giving advice I just now thought of hitting the "2" at the bottom of this one LOL. Which is why I started my own...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th June 2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By Gatsby
Re: Green Skinned Newbie

This is some seriously killer information linked inside this thread. Thanks - Jason has some really great topics that are helping with my phone campaign goals (well writing them down so far).
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th June 2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,603
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What do you all do to close a deal over the phone - National or regional

Thanks for the info Scott. I am getting your video to come down WOW 500+ megs. I went ahead and got your report; great looking information. I am about to give my plan a shot tomorrow - if I get up...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th June 2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,603
Posted By Gatsby
Re: What do you all do to close a deal over the phone - National or regional

Thanks CJ, yeah I am still here checking things out and John Durham and IAmNameless are coming up quite a bit - really interesting taking in what they are laying out.

I think the closing vs...
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