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Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Paid Referrals for my Agency

Switching from freelancer to a small digital agency. I have a great network of colleagues that offer complementary services to mine. Their clients would be good clients for me, and vice versa.

I...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th October 2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Vlydo - Questions

I hope it's self-hosted, otherwise, I'm supposed to trust that they'll keep their servers up properly, and be around for a while? The features look cool, but I'm not that trusting with my business or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th May 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Anyone have a postcard that requests reviews?

I've stopped doing campaigns like this with my clients after the latest results. Basically, we were successful in getting a bunch (25+) of reviews over a period of a few months. Which is great.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9x12 Sales Rep - Anyone working with one?

You may very well be right. But it doesn't seem like I'm in the position right now to make this anything bigger than commission based sales. Although I could put up $ in good faith at the start...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9x12 Sales Rep - Anyone working with one?

Great advice iamnameless. Thank you.

One of my selling points for the card is no contracts, no commitments. This is because a lot of publishers out there are pushing advertisers into longer...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9x12 Sales Rep - Anyone working with one?

Thanks Ron. At this time, I have all the other components to this locked in and really requires not a lot of effort on my part. My designer handles the client, and once done, everything gets sent to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9x12 Sales Rep - Anyone working with one?

Very helpful. Thank you iamnameless.

Perhaps I should rethink the profit sharing. Here was my thinking on that though.

The price of each spot is decided and known by all parties and the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9x12 Sales Rep - Anyone working with one?

Thanks all for your input.

I need more than appointment setting. Looking for someone local to visit businesses and sell. Although I have been successful, I can barely call myself a salesman. And...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: A Cool And Crazy Offline Traffic Getting Method!

Go ahead, give it a try. Let us know how you make out.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By FormerWageSlave
9x12 Sales Rep - Anyone working with one?

Just wrapped up my second 9x12 card and it went very well. I am looking to expand out to 6 additional business districts in my area, but to do that, with my schedule, I feel I need a sales rep to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,123
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: How I made $600 in one week using offline marketing

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Forum: Offline Marketing 6th May 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By FormerWageSlave
9x12: What value to place on 3 month referral program?

Hello,

Part of my 9x12 co-op program, in addition to the mailing, is supplying each member of the co-op a stack of flyers to refer the other businesses to their customers.

I am tweaking my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,407
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Merchant Processors that Accept High Chargebacks?

Spent years in high risk online sales and the advice you're getting here is sound. You're not going to find someone who will take on that much risk for a long time. Mainly because they still need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Health and Wellness Niche.. What do you think?

You might find better advice for what you're looking for in the Offline forum here on WF. Sounds like you're looking to get local customers in the door at your place of business?
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th April 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: How does your funnel/process for selling/marketing look like?

For my consultancy it's generally been:

1. Have great clients and do great work for them.
2. They refer me.


Lately I've been looking to add more clients so I am using 9x12 to meet and try...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Another 9x12 case study

One thing that has helped me with my 9x12 is positioning it as a business co-op. A group of businesses working together and pooling dollars to be able to afford marketing campaigns they normally...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9x12 Postcard Printer w/ EDDM mailing Service

Unfortunately for them, they've completely dropped the ball.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: First Major Offline Client - Resources for Proposals/Contracts?

A bunch of people contribute to this thread, offering advice and resources and all you can muster up is whining about a link to a WSO, that you incorrectly assumed was self-promotion? Nice.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,620
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9 by 12 EDDM - Offering a gurantee

I answer this in your other thread.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Direct Mail Post Card - EDDM

I just finished my first card. I charged $445 for small, $595 for medium, and $795 for large. I hardly got any pushback on those prices and when I did, I quickly moved to the next business. However,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9x12 Postcard Printer w/ EDDM mailing Service

Got it sorted with Bob Ross.

Doing a 9x12 for those who asked.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9x12 Postcard Printer w/ EDDM mailing Service

OK, good to know. Price is important, but I expected a quote from GotPrint by CoB on Friday and no response from those jokers. Was hoping for better service, and if I can find a decent shop with good...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9x12 Postcard Printer w/ EDDM mailing Service

You know, I called Bob Ross's shop earlier in the week, no answer. Sent a message via his contact form, no answer. Submitted a quote request via his site, no answer. I can only assume he's out of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By FormerWageSlave
9x12 Postcard Printer w/ EDDM mailing Service

Looking for referrals on a printer who will print my postcards, and bundle and ship them to USPS for my EDDM campaigns. Anyone have someone great they can share?

I am waiting on a quote from...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,520
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Stop Asking To Speak To The Owner

Hey Claude - just wanted to pop in and say that I bought and read your Selling Local Advertising book and I appreciated what it taught me. I'm a new salesperson selling 12x9 postcard ad spots right...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,520
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Stop Asking To Speak To The Owner

Agreed. And it's not hard to find the owner's name for SMBs. Many times I find the owner's name on their website. If not there, then Manta.com or the local Chamber of Commerce site will have it.
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 22nd March 2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,265
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: WP Snowball Warrior Forum Review

Have you considered other plugins that could help boost this a bit? Specifically, I'm wondering what social plugins might work well with this or plugins that might help syndicate content?

I am...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th March 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,292
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: HELP! I'm failing miserably doing the 9x12 postcard system

So much good advice here. Thanks all, for sharing your expertise. This noob (me) might make an ok salesman one of these days.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th March 2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,292
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: HELP! I'm failing miserably doing the 9x12 postcard system

Good question. Right now, nothing else. The card is the start. But I am looking at putting a directory site in place, as well as a loyalty app platform.

I could really use some good ideas if you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,292
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: HELP! I'm failing miserably doing the 9x12 postcard system

I am a local marketing consultant. While I've "sold" my services in order to get the clients I do have, I don't really know salesmanship. Honestly, the results I've attained for my clients have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Value-adds for my marketing co-ops?

I see. Can I join the forum if I haven't bought the product?
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Value-adds for my marketing co-ops?

What do you mean by "the referral for the Bob Ross forum"?
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,620
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9 by 12 EDDM - Offering a gurantee

dominodivine - are your prospects asking for a guarantee? if so, what % of prospects have asked for this?

or do you just feel that you should have one?
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Value-adds for my marketing co-ops?

I assumed that the Bob Ross forum was only accessible to buyers of his WSO. Was I wrong in my assumption?
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Value-adds for my marketing co-ops?

No, I actually haven't bought any 9x12 products. I know there are probably good WSOs, but there are so many bad ones, I don't even bother with the WSO marketplace.

I put my 9x12 effort together...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,620
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9 by 12 EDDM - Offering a gurantee

I'm going door to door. I would be 10x worse on the phone.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,620
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: 9 by 12 EDDM - Offering a gurantee

I just started selling spots on a 9x12 a couple weeks ago. My sales skills are a joke, but so far I'm making sales (only have a few spots left to close) and in no uncertain terms, I did not need a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th March 2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Value-adds for my marketing co-ops?

That's a good idea. I have done this for B2B clients (letters though, not postcards) in the past. I will ask around. Some owners are great at managing their business, building lists, etc. but...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th March 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Small Business Loyalty App?

Can anyone recommend me a SMB loyalty app platform, preferably white label?

Can be SaaS, self-hosted, hell, I'd even consider Wordpress. Quality and stability are more important to me than cost.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th March 2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Value-adds for my marketing co-ops?

Yeah, something like that would be very interesting. You don't happen to know of one I can whitelabel, do you?
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd March 2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,618
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: I Cant Get Paid to Save My Life

Mike Monteiro: F*ck You, Pay Me - YouTube
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,608
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Selling Ad space Pizza flyer

Thanks! I bet some real salespeople here at WF can chime in and help me optimize a bit more.

As far as what I'm charging, I have small, medium, and large placements. Small is 2.25 cents per piece,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: What Email Marketing Automation for Prospecting Niches?

Any email marketing service? I mean, the way you've described it, I can do all of this in MailChimp for free. Until I reach a certain threshold of course, but by then you'd hope to have made some...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,608
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Selling Ad space Pizza flyer

I just started selling ad space on a 9x12 for the very first time this past week. I am a terrible salesperson. I don't understand sales, the process, any of it. I have some knowledge about it, but I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Value-adds for my marketing co-ops?

Hey Joe,

Thanks for the input. Much appreciated. Right now I use GotPrint. Done a number of print jobs with them and they've always been good, and the least expensive I've seen so far. Not sure I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st March 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,890
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Help! Local Insurance Agent Spending $15/Lead Looking to Build Lead Generation Websites

RedShifted - Thanks for sharing your expertise. And as someone who has travelled a ton, investing in travel almost always yields a great ROI. Congrats on your success!
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,890
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Help! Local Insurance Agent Spending $15/Lead Looking to Build Lead Generation Websites

RedShifted,

When you say you "go after everything" could you explain a little more? Are you creating a page for each term? Stick an SEO article on it, let it get indexed, then let Google handle...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,827
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Another Bob Ross Post Card Method Idea.

The impression I got after reading this was that bigbee created this thread to show how creative he is. Like Steve Jobs. And to tell others they shouldn't be negative.

This wasn't about...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Value-adds for my marketing co-ops?

I am already a consultant for a number of these businesses. That's what I do. And there are many I simply never would work with as a consultant, but they're great to work with in the co-op.

I get...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Value-adds for my marketing co-ops?

(I probably should've put 9x12 in the subject line.)
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th February 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Value-adds for my marketing co-ops?

I'm looking to add value to my marketing co-ops beyond the 9x12 I'm doing.

I am building out a directory site for the area where co-op members will get the privilege of using the platform for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th February 2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: Whats Your Go-to Website For Freelance Work?

I use oDesk occasionally and it's always worked out fine. I'm always a little nervous about finding and managing the person remotely, but no complaints so far. I imagine most are not too different.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By FormerWageSlave
Re: How I Got My First Clients from Craigslist

Everyone works differently and has their own preferences, but I'll be damned if I am giving my clients my cell phone number so they can reach me any time.

I train my clients a lot better than...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 28th January 2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,142
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