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Forum: Offline Marketing 21st April 2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,430
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Lawn Service Marketing

ewenmack - very interesting idea on the guarantee. Like you said, the customer doesn't care if your equipment broke down. They just know that their lawn wasn't done on time.

I would have to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,402
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Possible to run an offline business without a physical office?

we have town offices where you can rent offices by the hour, week, or month depending what you need it for. They also have conference rooms etc you can rent by the hour for team meetings etc. Makes...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,903
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Brokering International Export Deals- Broken Down "Real Simple" - A 15 year Old Could Do this.

Thanks for taking the time to post this John, I am very intrigued and will have to learn more about it.
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th March 2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,447
Posted By Rob28x
Re: What is the #1 Reason Brick and Mortar Small Businesses Struggle?

I am currently working a part time job at Advance Auto Parts. It's the first big corporation I have ever worked for. I took the part time job to help ease my financial stress, but I can honestly say...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th December 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,689
Posted By Rob28x
Re: John Durham: Entrepreneur, Telemarketing Expert, Warrior … OWNER OF MANY FAILURES.

Thanks for sharing your stories John. I am at a low point as well right now, but having a hard time staying focused on one thing, and being motivated enough to do what it takes to make it happen. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Hot New Product coming out, need some help making money with a niche specific website.

I too use Volusion for my eCommerce sites, works great for me.


I had thought about that as well. The plan is to have several different ones going. I also have the domain name RacersHQ.com that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Hot New Product coming out, need some help making money with a niche specific website.

Yep some good tips.

I probably should have worded the first post better. I am wondering for the main site, should I do a wordpress site or is there a better option? The forum is the easy part for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Rob28x
Hot New Product coming out, need some help making money with a niche specific website.

Ok so my hobby is radio control cars. The hobby grade ones, not toy's r us.

Back 10 years ago I had a forum that dealt with a hot truck at the time. I was a teenager back then and had someone...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Yelp reviewer blasts business, gets sued for $750,000

Wow that's crazy. I didn't see anything wrong with her review. She has the right to free speech. If he did a crap job, then he deserves the loss of business.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

At this point there isn't a website to do SEO for. His marketing to this point is an open sign. It's starting to sink in what I am getting myself into with this one...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

I would love to be able to charge him that much to handle his marketing. I need to learn more what that would involve.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

Ok so here is what I am thinking I want to offer him:

Grand Opening Direct mail package:

Mailing to his choice of 1,000 or 2,500 local homes
I will design and print the post cards (6.5" X 9"...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Seeking examples of GREAT restaurant sites!

I wonder if you would have to get permission from everyone in the restaurant to have them in the video?
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

He does have flat screens. No patio's or anywhere to put one. No pool tables or room for one. I suggested a dart board. He does have happy hour from 4-7pm.

Great ideas for selling food items. Can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

That's half of the problem... they don't sell food :rolleyes:
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Postage going up...

It's still way too cheap imho. Why don't they just raise a stamp to $0.50 right now. If they want to get out of the red, then that would be a good first step to take. It's actually sad when I can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Do You Run a Restaurant? This restaurant I recently visited are awesome marketers!

They have the right idea, but I think they are mailing to their list too often. I would say 1-2 times a week max so that people on your list do not unsubscribe when they feel like they are being...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

From what I saw, 21-35 year olds seem to be the target. Other then that, no specific type such as a country bar. They played top 40 and rock music while I was there.

I know what you mean about...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By Rob28x
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

We didn't discuss any pricing. He never even asked. He has money (at least he comes off that way by how he was dressed, two smart phones on his hip and the new Mercedes CL in the parking lot), so...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

hayfj2 - Thanks for the suggestions but I met with him last night as outlined in the post above yours.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

Thanks guys for all of the tips. Here's how the meeting went...

It's an interesting place for sure. Not very big. Can fit about 45 people in it at most I would say. Occupancy says 85 but it would...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rob28x
Might have my first break into local marketing

So I have a good friend who has a friend who just opened a bar in town. I guess he spent $200,000 getting it going. It's been dead from what my friend was telling me, and the owner has no idea what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Client gave me his CC Number's

If you want to use paypal then you could use the PayPal Here app and manually enter the numbers.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By Rob28x
Re: RIP Zig Ziglar

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Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,603
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Why Isnt My Directory Site Business Model Producing Customers?

Love this part. I am going to make it my signature so I read it over and over.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Need Help With Mobile ATM Software

I would try the mobile forum.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th November 2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 23,709
Posted By Rob28x
Re: learn how i manage to get out of a $7k debt in just 5 days

Wow never thought about that. I even have family members who were into the business. (Have since retired and sold their assisted living centers) The gears in my head are spinning once again... ugh.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th November 2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Went back to a day job. Here's why.

I am kind of in the same boat, I have been trying to get something going with marketing, but haven't made any money with it yet. I was looking to get a job, had a few offers but nothing I wanted to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th November 2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By Rob28x
Re: RIP Zig Ziglar

I had just learned of him a few months ago and have learned a lot from him from the little bit I have watched of him so far. RIP Zig.
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th November 2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,258
Posted By Rob28x
Re: I totally "SALEBLOCKED" a yellowpages salesman today...

There's nothing in this thread about mobile websites...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th November 2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,258
Posted By Rob28x
Re: I totally "SALEBLOCKED" a yellowpages salesman today...

Wow great thread, made my day. Good on you for speaking the truth and keeping them from making a dumb mistake. Every time I see a YP website I want to puke. I had no idea what they charged for them,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th November 2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By Rob28x
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th November 2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Idea for menu tabs on mobile

Plus nothing worse then a sound when you weren't expecting it.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th November 2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By Rob28x
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th November 2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,068
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Cold Calling Awkwardness...

This is a good thread. After reading for the last few days, I feel a lot more confident about cold calling and I am ready to get started. Just have to decide what I want to do for business now.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th November 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,905
Posted By Rob28x
Re: My 2,000th Post: For Cold Calling Beginners

Yeah sorry I should have worded that better. I have learned from here that clients want solutions to their problems, and that's what I need to focus on.
Thanks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th November 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,459
Posted By Rob28x
Re: I want to make brochures/flyers/guides that actually convert..

Thanks for the update Red.
I like the idea of calling them "Water Management Systems".
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th November 2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,905
Posted By Rob28x
Re: My 2,000th Post: For Cold Calling Beginners

Great video. Also watched your How To Start The Call video and took lots of notes. I feel that I am a lot more confident with cold calling now. I also read your Arts Companies and the 30 Second...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,459
Posted By Rob28x
Re: I want to make brochures/flyers/guides that actually convert..

I know myself when I see a discount like "$1000.00 off" I think to myself geez how much does this cost to begin with that they can offer that big of a discount. It's a turn off I think. I do know...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Help With Hiring A Telemarketer

Sorry if this is getting off track, but John Durham, your post about being an appointment setter has me intrigued. I had never thought about that.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,641
Posted By Rob28x
Re: how much would you pay for good telemarketing script ?

I must say, reading another thread about appointment setter's has me interested. Never thought about making money by setting appointments for other companies sales people. I have been trying to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,641
Posted By Rob28x
Re: how much would you pay for good telemarketing script ?

Great thread. I have learned a lot about scripts. I have never cold called before (can't seem to get over the fear factor for some reason) so I didn't realize how big of an impact they have. Sad part...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,852
Posted By Rob28x
Re: My story and my last post in this section of the forums for a long time or maybe forever.

Since I haven't been here that long I am sad to see some of the elders wanting to leave. Although I have learned a lot so far, I know I have just left the starting line. It's tough starting out with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th October 2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,670
Posted By Rob28x
Re: For my fellow warriors: What Business Owners Really Think

Wow what a great thread. I would love to hear your thoughts on direct mail as well.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th October 2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,670
Posted By Rob28x
Re: For my fellow warriors: What Business Owners Really Think

Click on the triangle in the lower right corner of the page.
Forum: Copywriting 14th October 2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Garage Cleaning Ad for Craigslist Critique

Fliers aren't a problem as I have my own color laser printer.
Forum: Copywriting 14th October 2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Garage Cleaning Ad for Craigslist Critique

Yup that was my thoughts. I plan to also pick up a portable heater I can use when it gets colder to heat the garages as I am cleaning them.
Forum: Copywriting 14th October 2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Garage Cleaning Ad for Craigslist Critique

Thanks guys for the tips and suggestions. Very helpful.

Steve - Love that ad copy. Thank you for the help.
Forum: Copywriting 14th October 2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By Rob28x
Garage Cleaning Ad for Craigslist Critique

Ok so I am starting a garage cleaning business. ( see original post about it in the offline forum here:...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,780
Posted By Rob28x
Re: I think I am going to start an offline business cleaning garages.

Well I was never planning on getting into house cleaning. I want to do just garage cleaning. I just happened to take a house cleaning job that didn't end up being as advertised and got screwed. Just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,918
Posted By Rob28x
Re: Advice for starting a leaf raking business?

I used to do lawn care full time. Charge by the hour, as it is going to take you much longer then you could have imagined. We had backpack blowers and everything and it still amazed me at how long it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th October 2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,780
Posted By Rob28x
Re: I think I am going to start an offline business cleaning garages.

Yep for sure. I have no more interest in house cleaning. The way home took me 3 hours due to Detroit traffic. Took 1/2 a tank of gas easy to go down there and back. Never again.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th October 2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,780
Posted By Rob28x
Re: I think I am going to start an offline business cleaning garages.

Yep for sure. I have done clean outs before but never professional cleaning. This house was empty so it was just cleaning the house itself not the personal belongings luckily.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th October 2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,780
Posted By Rob28x
Re: I think I am going to start an offline business cleaning garages.

Thanks to everyone for all of the tips and suggestions, there is a ton of good information in this thread. I never expected it to be such a hit.


Man after the day I had yesterday trying to do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th October 2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,780
Posted By Rob28x
Re: I think I am going to start an offline business cleaning garages.

I am actually in Flushing which is next to Flint. We actually have Flushing, Davison (Where Michael Moore is actually from) and Grand Blanc all around me that are higher end areas.
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