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Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,890
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: I'm 16, I own a forum - How to achieve success?

Just a thought....
How about trying to exploit YouTube with your contests.
If any video gets hot and goes viral, you'd probably get a flood of members.

i'd lean real heavy on personal video...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Is the customer (client) really always right?

I'd suggest deleting your "old" and "new" references, and ask for unbiased opinions on which looks visually better.
There's really no comparison at all.....very nice job.
Very clean &...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Lead Gen Ideas for Contractors?

How about this.....
"Enter Your Email Address For A FREE Consultation
And Learn How To Get Your Work Done For FREE"

...or....

New Addition...New Kitchen....Whatever You Need...... Can Be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st May 2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: What would YOU do with an ARMY of 100 telemarketers?

If your goal is two per day, tell them they can go home (with pay) after three.....or go home with an extra $100 after four......

Start canning people regularly there after two o'clock.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st May 2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Sold my SEO services to a local contractor.

Congrats....and there's a Liquid Gold Nugget that Fred inadvertently gave....

Small contractors LOVE beer and every local bar is filled with a bunch of them after work.
Perform for one and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,718
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Creative Direct Mail Idea To Create A Potentially Powerful Response.

Red,
Do you take infrared photos ?
If so, is there much setup ?
Can you do a quick sample phote of the front of a house....have a photo on the spot.....mark a few notes with a sharpee....tape it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,718
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Creative Direct Mail Idea To Create A Potentially Powerful Response.

I've never looked for it, but I think you can buy bags of shredded money cheap (?)

If so, staple a wad of that to the top of the page with a headline underneath;
WAS This YOUR Money ?
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Directory Charging Question

I think flat rate is better..... keep it simple.

That being said, a sort of sliding scale can be applied. The bigger companies with more money can be given multiple opportunities to pay more.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Jerry McGough
Directory-like ideas with a twist....

It's only 4:00 AM....I'm on my first cup of coffee....and this nugget popped into my head.
I've still got cobwebs, so hopefully this will make sense......

A guy that was my sister's boyfriend...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th April 2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,800
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Google Update Have You GOING CRAZY Wondering What To Do For YOUR OFFLINE CLIENTS!?

For what it's worth....

Out of curiosity, I went down to the SEO section to see what was being said.....which is pretty ugly and makes little sense.....like a #1position with a blank page.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th April 2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: My LETTER To You Masterminds Who Have It ALL FIGURED OUT! You're AMAZING!

You must mean "another" salesperson....

Besides selling himself, he probably does great work to sustain on referrals.
Positive performance is the best sales tool/person you can have.

More...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Offline Sales VS. Offline Marketing...

Hi john,
I'm going to sidetrack a bit, so I'll keep it brief.

There's also completely different approaches that work best, depending wheter people are working "Local" or national/global.

If...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: So Sick Of 'Word of Mouth'!

Hair salons might be one of the few businesses doing well despite the crappy economy.

When I take my son for a cut, there's ALWAYS about ten people ahead of him.

The Nails shops are virtually...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: A Telephone Tip...

A.) OK..OK...I admit that I'm all in if Charlize Theron's name is on the phone

....here lies the problem....

B.) I go to jail because you're a dead man if it's not

Sound like some potential...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Reno House Cleaning

Off topic....but a story about house cleaning in your neck of the country.

I saw a thing on TV a couple of years ago....might have been Las Vegas area.

A guy had a business that cleaned out...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: How 10 minutes of talking generated me $10000 of business!

Congrats....

Here's another moral of the story....
Deliver "Positive Measurable Results" and those happy customers will make everything you do easier and more profitable.

Happy...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Patent/Trademark Question

If you want to proceed with some protection, look into a Provisoinary Patent.

A few years back, it was only a couple hundred dollars.

On a regular Patent, you have to be a couple of steps along...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,357
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Marketing a Bakery - Thoughts?

Bakeries sell an addictive product.
They should be on of the best businesses to capitalize on email campaigns to existing customers.

Offer a freebie in exchange for their email addresses.

Have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,731
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: How I'm getting more clients than I can handle from dollar bill letters

Put it in one of those imitation FedEx envelopes if you want to make sure it gets open....
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,524
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Hmmm.. Interesting one here.. What do you do when a client harasses you and makes threats?

i.a.n.
At the top of thread....even though it would pain me....I'd have said give him money and cut your loses to save your local reputation.
Whack-jobs do too much damage and can't be reasoned...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th April 2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: I need a little powerpoint power help

David....I don't have a clue, but you might get some help down below in the Warrior Support Forum for Websites and/or Programming.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th April 2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Jerry McGough
Ultimate Salesletter....How to get your services in front of those big time CEO's

Just wanted to share a thought.....
Sometime in the not too distant future, I expect my real world business to have a lull....thanks to this crappy economy. Knock on wood....I'm fortunate that it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: $3000 for Marketing - But for What? PLEASE HELP!

I'd suggest testing a few hundred bucks on each and taking it from there.

Guessing isn't the wat to go....
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Best way to monetize the back/side of my vehicle?

You can get those wraps done at any of the national sign shop franchises like Fast Signs or Signs by Tomorrow. A lot of the strictly local shops also do them. Check the yellow pages....most of the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th April 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Sales Help - Suggestions?

I'd suggest calling him TODAY......

One day to the next and someone else could get the order.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Selling Mobile Websites To Churches?

There's a couple of decent looking WSO's about converting existing sites.
Looks pretty simple.....

My twelve year old (going on twenty four) daughter wants to do them for me....and I'm going to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Selling Mobile Websites To Churches?

Why not go for karma (and major exposure) by doing them for free......with a link to your mobile business on the bottom.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Offline Marketing Ideas for Ranking a Furniture Store Top 3 in a Competitive Market

You've gotten a lot of good advice.
Google has been preaching content from day one....give it to them on a regular basis.

Also, don't forget to mix in some Ft.Worth.....and some Tx & Texas
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,722
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: How to Market a Small Business Online

A sign that reads: "FREE Cataloupe or Strawberries for your email address....
Sign Up and Save Big". The easiest way to increase business is to market to your existing customer base. And get those...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Best way to monetize the back/side of my vehicle?

I have a sign company and actually made a half-hearted attempt a few years ago to sell vinyl lettering and magnetic signs with domain names to website owners.

Few suggestions.....
-what Aaron...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th April 2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: How MAny Of You HAVE Your Own OFFICE!? I have some questions.

I have an engraving/signage business.
The first thing everyone wants is a "NO SOLICITING" sign......

...just couldn't resist......

Or....I could make you a "SOLICITORS WELCOME" sign.....might...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th April 2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Busted With Fake Screen-Shots

Personally, as soon as I see screenshots I see little red flags.....especially if there's dollar signs.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: "You're all over the Internet!"

Hi Shay,
Nice post.....best of luck with your own group.

I was actually thinking of doing something quite similar, but instead of meeting once a week, meet once a month, and put up a forum...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,792
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Are Vanity Numbers Good for Business?

If your client base is "local", I think they're great "if" you're using a local area code.

I think businesses would prefer dealing with someone local and a strange...or 800...area code takes the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Meeting with an Auto Dealership -$1500/mo?

You might want to test putting QR codes on a portion of the inventory.
See if that portion of the inventory gets more action.

Definitely be aware of how much work you're taking on with listings...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,400
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Business Owner Has All the Business He Can Handle

I'll suggest not even talking to a restaurant owner when all the seats have butts on them.

That a common comeback.....

Kinda tough to use that line on you if the place is three-quarters empty....
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd April 2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: -- How To Provide This Type of Content --

i think you answered your own question.
Forget the "fast" part....

Start making them and each time one is done, get it posted....along with "More to come...."

And don't forget to brand them...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd April 2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Going For A Huge Goal Tommorow, Will Report Back

Maybe you should take the "I've got too much work" lines out of the equation right up front.

Something like......I know the majority of you guys are getting hammered by the economy.....that's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd April 2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Going For A Huge Goal Tommorow, Will Report Back

First of all, don't let my comments below stop you....take your shot.....call all one hundred...

So you know.....
Electrical contractors....and all construction trades....are some of the hardest...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd April 2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,873
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

John D,
Justa thought......in all seriousness.....

Since you've got the experience to put together a big time, big ticket directory.....why not start a brianstorming thread and take the lead on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd April 2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: My Location Independent Business Model

I think that you better concentrate on clients with some sort of recurring need.
Give your sales people a small (10%) of that also.

Create a bond between yourself, the sales person and the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,873
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

Hi John,
I don't know what site you're referring to....i didn't mention one.
Pleas PM

Thanks,
Jerry
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,873
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

hi John,
i'm about to do the same thing, except coupon oriented.
somthing they can see measurablee results, that they're familiar with and already doing.
It's also very sucky economy friendly.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Jerry McGough
Coupon marketing without coupons

Let's say you're doing some kind of marketing services for a local sandwich shop and they want to perk up their slowest day....say Tuesday.

Using whatever is set-up....email list, SMS list,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Are you collecting email addresses for local businesses? ....question for ya

vn....
Email (as is SMS) is something that integrates nicely with coupons.
Preferably I'd like them to bite on that....
I've got about ten ways I can make them money.
This is merely where I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Are you collecting email addresses for local businesses? ....question for ya

vn....
Thanks for trying to help, but you're not understanding my post.
i'm not trying to sell him anything.....
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Are you collecting email addresses for local businesses? ....question for ya

vndnbrgj
First off, I don't "have a problem"....

I simply want to know if what my friend says is consistant with what they're seeing.

I have chosen email marketing, as my "first" upsell of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Are you collecting email addresses for local businesses? ....question for ya

hi Nathan,
Thanks for responding, but I'm referring to collecting email addresses from existing customers.
The guy I spoke to claims it's difficult to impossible....at least at Pizzerias.

Email...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st April 2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: What are some punctuation rules?

Here's a little diddy from punctuation.com that shows how punctuation and change meaning.


A college professor wrote the words: "A woman without her man is nothing" on the chalkboard and asked...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Anyone Using DotComSecrets Local?

Hi Andrei,
That same question was asked here ....maybe a month ago or so.
You should be able to find it with a search.

There was a handful of replies....
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jerry McGough
Are you collecting email addresses for local businesses? ....question for ya

Greetings,
I spoke briefly with a guy that my wife does pizza menus for.
This guy has sold over a 100,000,000 high-end full color pizza place menus in about ten states in the northeast USA.
He's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: What are the main factors for ranking a google places page?

Check closely on what iannameless mentioned.
I read that even the most miniscule difference in listing text will make the Goobot think they might not be the same biz and ignore it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: What's the Best WSO on "How to Launch Your Own WSO?"

There's one on the front page of the War Room.

Haven't read it though.....but of course the price is right......

I'd check out that and buy a couple of the others if I were doing a WSO.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: How to use flyers to build email lists?

Hi Mr. T....welcome to the forum.

Hand out flyers on campus and include a QR Code.
College students are probably the best fit for that.

Check the campus rules for soliciting. It should...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th March 2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: Looking for "Behind-the-scenes" Offline Business WSO

It was Mike Cooch....LocalIncomeLab.com

Two thumbs up for Mike.......
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th March 2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,202
Posted By Jerry McGough
Re: "Cheese and Whiskers" .....what it really is, not how it has been discussed

Aaron,
The whole point of this post is that Laura's program IS NOT Cheese & Whiskers.
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