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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 7th September 2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 38,419
Posted By Anton Louis
Re: Why I prefer eCommerce over other types of Internet Marketing...

I totally agree in branding your business to lead to future customers and make yourself stand out. Here's a great article that hits exactly on that topic:

Wayfair's Road to $1 Billion | Inc.com...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th April 2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,277
Posted By bob ross
Due to an emergency, we must polish ANOTHER postcard turd.

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!

We have a small business owner that's verging on giving up on the ultimate money machine (direct mail) and we must get him back. The original post is located here...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,430
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Lawn Service Marketing

Here's what I did in my 11 years building and selling lawnmowing businesses.

They were able to be sold at higher prices than others because I charged higher prices for equivalent sized lawns.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th March 2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,318
Posted By RedShifted
Re: Its mabye rude qus' but can i ask you how mach you make each month from offline martketing?

I honestly don't think the question is rude. How much money you make, has become personal not because its actually personal, but because of the superficial world we live in.

Same thing with mens...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th March 2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,903
Posted By John Durham
***Proof*** Of Sales Inside- Brokering International Export Deals- Broken Down "Real Simple".

Basics Of Brokering

The last thread was getting a bit overly complex, so I am going to break it down to the basics here in a fresh recap.

10 Basic Steps.

1: You find a list of manufacturers...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th March 2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

This is a great opportunity to illustrate something else while Im at it.

The above sale, was a Chinese customer, who purchased part of a stocklot I found in Cleveland Ohio I believe.

When you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th March 2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

To give an example, here is an invoice I sent a customer in 2009, attached to the bottom of this post. I dont mind putting it here because I dont work with this seller anymore, niether the buyer...
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th March 2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

Checked out via trading.com, some of their prices look like liquidation prices "At first glance" , ie;


Assorted Zalan Cosmetics...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th March 2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,516
Posted By deu12000
Re: Go where the rich people live

A friend of mine got his real estate license a couple of years ago. He said, "I'm only going to sell mansions and houses to rich people. I'm going to make so much money in my first year it's going...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th March 2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,516
Posted By Biz Max
Re: Go where the rich people live

I read a post a while back by one of the good copywriters on here, can't remember
which one. He was saying that there are 2 types of prospects that are resistant to
flyer type of ads; B2B and the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st March 2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

I will send you a review copy of the report, which will contain a couple of pitches, for free my friend, since you have shown so much interest.

Some companies, are going to want you to have an EIN...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st March 2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

Not much. generally I go after the liquidation stuff, and one out of every 5-6 actual 'qualified contacts" will OFFER it to you, and tell you that you can represent their first line product but that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

Its not so much about "margin" or "percentage" to me when it comes to "selling", more about the actuall amount of money i want to make on the mark up, but I try to "buy" (for lack of a better word,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

Well, my own way of doing it in the past has changed a bit, and people didnt really "get" the way I did it, but I understand where you are coming from ;)

Think of niche selection like this:
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th February 2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

I will try to address these kind of things in a report eniggma.

On another note...

You can also bypass all of this stuff and just make money offering to create trade site accounts for other...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th February 2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

@ eniggma

There are several points I could cover here on the “looking credible” issue.

The first thing to say is that I have been a "gold" member at Alibaba.com, and I have been “verified”...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,447
Posted By bizgrower
Re: What is the #1 Reason Brick and Mortar Small Businesses Struggle?

1) Passion or at least liking what you do and wrong reasons for getting into the business and unknowns:

The owners of the hotel I manage bought the hotel because they thought it would be more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,447
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: What is the #1 Reason Brick and Mortar Small Businesses Struggle?

I'm not sure this will help the OP. But...

A nephew came to me and asked me to invest in a new coffee shop he wanted to open. I never loan money to relatives. And I never loan money to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,447
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: What is the #1 Reason Brick and Mortar Small Businesses Struggle?

I own a successful retail store and speak to groups of brick and mortar business owners. So I have a little experience.

Location can kill you. Opening a poodle babysitting service in a town of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,170
Posted By John Durham
Proof that it works!!!

Do Directory Sites Work? Yes.

Does starting a mailing list work? Yes

Does cold calling Work? Yes

Does Direct mail work? Yes

Does Emailing work? Yes
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th January 2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

Hi Stranger,

I was actually at the library myself doing research in 2011 and they had a whole 20 volumes, which I used to copy pages and make my own calls... So at least up to that date they were...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

Sometimes its in the registry... but if not; just say to the secretary that you are with a liquidation company who purchases large inventories of closeouts and you were wondering if you could speak...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By John Durham
Re: Brokering export deals - JD's method

Howdy Stranger! :)

Im not exactly sure how manta works, its been awhile, but if you use info usa you can specify manufacturers

My favorite one is the one that all the manufacturers themselves...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Sherry Han
Re: Hot New Product coming out, need some help making money with a niche specific website.

In my opinion Wordpress it the way to go, especially since you mentioned in the OP that you want to run a blog on your site. With Wordpress you can set the homepage to a static page and the blog...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By IMHypeless
Re: Hot New Product coming out, need some help making money with a niche specific website.

I'm no expert in that niche, so I can't help you with monetization issues (probably your best bet is to contact retailers directly and arrange some kind of affiliate program or direct ads, of course...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By ActionToCash
Re: Are moderators paid?

I used to have a small forum that was fun, yet did require more work than I could handle, so I promoted a member who wanted to become a moderator.

Many times members will volunteer. One of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,355
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Are The Glory Days Over?

The barriers to entry are pretty much the same. You pay for hosting, probably an autoresponder service or software (self-hosting), a few bucks for a website (if that's part of your model), and then...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Eddie Spangler
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

This is why talking about budget is so important. As I understood the problem he needs you to handle ALL the marketing rather than just add to an already established marketing program.

There is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By reboot38
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

I used to go to a dive by the name of "The Cubby Hole" in Dayton, Ohio. They didn't have a menu but they did sell food. They had a small pizza oven and served personal sized pizzas (which were...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Here's how I screwed up a lead source that generated $1,500 checks like clockwork..."

Hey Offliners,

I'm not going to lie to you.

Getting your offline marketing business up and running successfully is probably one of the hardest things you'll ever do.

It was for me.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,714
Posted By ewenmack
How To Be A Marketing Genuis...Even If You Aren't Half Way There

I'll let this young buck tell you how.

Best,
Ewen

Brad Sugars - Customer Acquisition Cost - YouTube
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Steve Solem
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

Watch a few episodes of "Bar Rescue" or "Restaurant Impossible" and that should give you a number of good ideas, but I'd start with identifying WHO his ideal customers are and then work from there to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By karlmay1980
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

You obviously want to start with what he has got going on online and offline in terms of promotional material and advertising.

Where does this send people, websites, social media or the bar?
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

One way to knock out any semblance of him knowing what he's talking about when it comes to marketing is to rapid fire questions before he has time to answer them.

This has him mentally putting up...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By joe golfer
Re: HOT, enthusiastic prospects that LOVE your service and never buy

Yup, this is one of the first things you learn out there on the street. (Another reason to get out from behind the computer). Anyhowz, here is a related video from Harlan Kilstein covering some of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By helisell
Re: HOT, enthusiastic prospects that LOVE your service and never buy

There's this thing, it's called 'selling'.

It has a few stages (4 or 5 depending what you read).

It involves:
An approach/opening

A Qualification

A demonstration/explanation/problem solve
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By iAmNameLess
Re: Payment by Checks?

Yeah, basically..

For some reason, that is a deterrent for people, however... lets think about that. If your time becomes so occupied with printing checks.. that is a good problem to have. You...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: HOT, enthusiastic prospects that LOVE your service and never buy

The post was useful, and I thank you for it. But in my experience, the "excited easy sale" doesn't buy because they are not really buying from anyone.

Ever talk to a prospect that was excited...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th November 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,473
Posted By iAmNameLess
Re: WELCOME TO REALITY, Volume 1, issue 3: Newbies Making $50,000-100,000/mo, What YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Nice.. I think Regions might have one too, but they also have a scanner you just run the check through and it is processed and available next day. Although.. I like going to the bank, they get used...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th November 2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By Aaron Doud
Re: How Much Do You Charge Your Offline Clients?

Elvis,

Since you are not desperate (if you were I would suggest a job honestly) for cash let's talk pricing.

What you need to do is figure out your minimum pricing. So if someone asks what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th November 2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By wilmath
Here's a way to close those deals - from a Pro

Zig Ziglar is considered a giant in sales and his specialty was closing.
Here is a video telling you how to do it.

Zig Ziglar - Secrets for Closing the Sale - "The Shame Close" - YouTube
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th November 2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,473
Posted By iAmNameLess
WELCOME TO REALITY, Volume 1, issue 3: Newbies Making $50,000-100,000/mo, What YOU NEED TO KNOW!

It has been a while since I graced you with another issue of the Welcome To Reality Series. For those that are new and what to see the previous two issues, you can view them below.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th November 2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,535
Posted By iAmNameLess
Re: $59,400 A Week Seeling Mobile Websites? FANTASY?

Now let me explain how this is not going to happen. Feel free to prove me wrong if you feel like wasting your time, because I'm not wrong.

First... if you're processing credit cards, you won't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd November 2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 23,104
Posted By jrod014
Postcard Marketing Works!! I Ran a local EDDM postcard campaign, here are my results!

Hey Warriors!

I haven't posted here in a long time, been busy with one of my clients. I've been working with him for the past few years and to make a long story short, he took on a business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th November 2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,603
Posted By John Durham
Why Isnt My Directory Site Business Model Producing Customers?

I hear people all of the time saying that the directory model site wont sell unless you have traffic already.... or this wont sell or that wont sell, or this model didnt work, or that model didnt...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th November 2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By John Durham
You STILL havent Written Up A Sale Yet? -OMG!!- Read This And Get Yourself One!

Before I write this- PLEASE DONT ANYONE TAKE IT OUT OF CONTEXT.

Read it with some consideration of the actual point Im making. This post isnt for "everyone".

A few years back when I was getting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th November 2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,068
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Cold Calling Awkwardness...

All the newbies who just came into this forum pre-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas, and need to make cash now ...

... need this thread.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th November 2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By Ken Bailey
How a random trip to the chinese restaurant ended up getting me $8,000 worth of business

First, a little bit about me:

I'm a fulltime IMer and I've aslo been doing offline marketing for quite some time now. Between me and my business partner, we have 10 high-ticket clients at the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,641
Posted By Steve Holmes
Re: how much would you pay for good telemarketing script ?

I think you need to first decide what's most important to you.

Like I say I'm not an expert on the phone, but I do know that what i want from life is "enough" to not care.

It's not about "not...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th November 2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By djhislop
Re: How do you do a mobile site screenshot inside..

Many mobile emulator programs may allow you to do this, however; I have noticed a few such programs have vertical and horizontal scroll bars to run the emulator program. Although my method may not be...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th November 2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 19,980
Posted By JSD Global
Re: My £0-10kpm 6 month challenge - selling mobile to local businesses (deadline 31st March 2013)

Scotty,

This post is gonna be long-winded, but I'll be damned if I am gonna let you down, let myself down, or contribute to you letting yourself down.

You have nothing to prove to anyone but...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th November 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,852
Posted By Rus Sells
My story and my last post in this section of the forums for a long time or maybe forever.

With much consideration I've decided that I won't be posting in this section of the forums for a long ass time maybe even forever. I'll get to that at the end of the post though but first my story.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th November 2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By John Durham
Re: Help With Hiring A Telemarketer

Then I suggest you do it the way I am going to do it in 2013...

Interestingly enough though, before I go there. A lady came up and handed me a deaf card the other day saying she needed help and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th November 2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,278
Posted By Adrian Browning
Are you a bottom feeder?... Shame on you

Are you a bottom feeder?

Now, you may not feel as if this title should be bestowed upon you... You may not even realize that this is the lifestyle that you have embraced! …Hell, you may even be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th November 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By ClayWhite
A Homeless Man Inspired Me Today

Today as I was driving back to my office I saw this homeless man standing on the corner. Now I’ve been passing by this man for months and he rarely misses a day. But today was different; you see it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th November 2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 23,709
Posted By RedShifted
Re: learn how i manage to get out of a $7k debt in just 5 days

Here is a tip. I use to work at a senior home in college, and these people always needed videos made up. In fact, my job was suppose to be something totally different (running events) that I wasn't...
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