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Forum: Offline Marketing 24th November 2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,231
Posted By beeswarn
Re: I totally "SALEBLOCKED" a yellowpages salesman today...

Yellowbook sells boilerplate mobile websites and rudimentary search engine optimization for desktop sites in my market. They offer the same things in your market.

Yes, I did point out that your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th November 2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,231
Posted By beeswarn
Re: I totally "SALEBLOCKED" a yellowpages salesman today...

The moral of this story is that mobile websites are hot commodities and businesses will pay almost any price to nearly anyone who can have them built right the first time, and manage them for them.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th November 2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,329
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Why do I need a website when there's Facebook?

When a woman asks me any question like that one, I say to myself that she doesn't know anything about marketing and I am now free to hang up on her so that I can call someone who does.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th August 2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By beeswarn
Re: OK, Let's all be straight here for a second...

Payo, it's like IamNameless says. You're in your business, not theirs. And even if their stories are real, none of these people are going to come help you prospect tomorrow. You have to plan your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,349
Posted By beeswarn
Re: I offered a local restaurant a free website today

Is this a diary entry, or do you have a point? What happened next?
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th July 2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By beeswarn
Re: SMS Marketing Problem

Correct. My guess is that he's not actually having this problem but he'll be back onMonday to post how switching to [insert provider's name] saved his business. It will be long and carefully...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th July 2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By beeswarn
Re: SMS Marketing Problem

Doesn't work that way for me and I have several hundred keywords out there on the same shortcode. Call your provider next.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,067
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Door-to-door Business Sales - Advice Needed

Hey midasman, I have good news: You're winning your argument.

The bad news is that you're arguing with yourself. No one told him not to make in-person visits. Quite the opposite.

No one...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By beeswarn
Re: What is your biggest obstacles in your offline business?

What's the point of placing this post in the marketing forum?
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,067
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Door-to-door Business Sales - Advice Needed

We're not in disagreement, Jason. I thought he had something to say or would develop something. But I like that people are teaching him how to get it together.

I just wanted to point out that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By beeswarn
Re: First Local Business Website Design Sale using bartering...

"Obviously I'll still be doing this for money. But it goes to show there are different ways to go about this business."

This is not a sale of any kind. This was a trade. When are you going to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold Calling Around a 9-5 job

That is manifestly not the "reality of cold calling." It is the reality of hippie-dippie, multi-level marketing BS from a new age networking nincompoop.

His little tale of hiding in his office...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th July 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By beeswarn
Re: "Tap To Call" Phone Service question

A Google Voice number will do that
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold Calling Around a 9-5 job

With the exception of the reply above from Ninja Ana, every response so far has been thoughtful, practical and actionable. You got lucky today.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold Calling Around a 9-5 job

Yes, that's the simple answer. With one modification as follows, call anyone who can answer, not just those open until 7. Many professionals stay in their office after business hours. And call...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,067
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Door-to-door Business Sales - Advice Needed

1. Work hard.
2. Make a lot of visits.
3. Be aggressive



I learned that when I failed to do any of the three things above I had unsatisfactory results.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th July 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,215
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Whitelabel SMS Providers are not created equal - review

I don't support this, as it will become nothing more than an international slander fest
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th July 2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By beeswarn
Re: SMS Marketing Problem

Add yourself to each list by opting in with thee keywords.. Try STOP and see what happens. Then try STOP ALL and see what happens. Then start over until you understand how the database keyword...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Need help cold calling.

These fears are very common. They go away when you make enough calls to generate a couple of appointments.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 26th July 2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,215
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Whitelabel SMS Providers are not created equal - review

@mikesocial when you use a monthly fee to buy an unknown number of text credits, how do you keep track of your Cost of Goods Sold?
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,946
Posted By beeswarn
Re: First day cold calling, 55 calls.... 55 'no's

If I hadn't grossed several hundred thousand dollars in revenue on my first 55 dials, I wouldn't have made it through the past eleven years.

I'm so glad I got lucky on my first day. Otherwise,...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd July 2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By beeswarn
Re: How to get customer to massage therapist?

Logically, yes. Legally, no.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st July 2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,152
Posted By beeswarn
Re: selling SMS to churches will this work???

My experience in this market is almost exactly as John Durham describes his. I can't figure out what laird does differently than I do, but he reports much more success than I've had.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Hey dreamer, what are you dreaming of?

I've done lots of work for family businesses. They're all nutty, every one of them. But I really admire the closeness and success some of them enjoy as a consequence of working together all the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,620
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold calling: What is going wrong?

Good. If I can get to sleep now, I can beat you three to the phones in the morning. Nameless concerns me most because he's the nearest one to my market. Keep him busy with questions and personal...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,620
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold calling: What is going wrong?

I dig Ken very much. I just thought he might have gone to bed, which is where I'm going now. Thanks for the help guys. Good night.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,620
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold calling: What is going wrong?

No keep adding when you feel like it. I have no local peer group and I need review and pointers all the time. That's why I came here.

EDIT: I didn't mean that to sound like that. I have no...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th July 2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By beeswarn
Re: How to get customer to massage therapist?

I hope you find what you're looking for. In my experience, SMS does not work well for short-term campaigns for new business. Long term, it certainly works. But you asked for quick.

If you're...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,620
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold calling: What is going wrong?

Okay, I'll try that. Thanks again.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,620
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold calling: What is going wrong?

You wrote, "Hope this helps." I'd lost my focus and you pointed out how. It helped. Thank you.

Do you know how I might do better at splitting my day into prospecting for two similar but separate...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th July 2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Signs for SMS Opt-Ins

No. I tried to say that signs suck. We're used to ignoring them so we do.

The best way I've seen a customer build a good list is by personal invitation. That builds a good trust-based database...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,620
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold calling: What is going wrong?

Sure it does, John. I started a new line of business and I've been trying to split the day into halves, calling for the new line in the morning and the other in the afternoon/ evening. I'm not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,620
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold calling: What is going wrong?

Yes, pretty hot. Also I moved into a new office. It's a focus and maybe a fish out of water issue.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th July 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Signs for SMS Opt-Ins

I didn't say that. I don't know if it's worth it for you because I don't know your costs or goals. You asked for people with experience to answer, and that has been the run of our experience with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,620
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold calling: What is going wrong?

Ken, exactly. I have so many things on my mind that I have no idea what I'm saying to people. Well, how I'm saying it to them, I mean. I was going to record myself tomorrow to find out, but I'll...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th July 2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Signs for SMS Opt-Ins

Hundreds of signs,mdozens of offers. Signs don't pull very well. 1 to 5% no matter what we offer or how well made.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th July 2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,567
Posted By beeswarn
Re: What White Label SMS do you recommend/use?

I am seriously considering a change in platform vendors, myself, and am not impressed Avid's sales people either. I will not consider them again.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,294
Posted By beeswarn
Re: help with cold calling..yes another newbie

He does have something valuable to add. It's a message to get to work. If you don't get to work for yourself, you will be working for someone else very soon. I've seen it a thousand times.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,620
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold calling: What is going wrong?

Ken, I just realized that I've somehow reverted to using a mind map/flow chart with arrows and everything. I've been in a slump for about two weeks, since I've been using it, and here I thought it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,294
Posted By beeswarn
Re: help with cold calling..yes another newbie

Henry, you certainly appear to be too sensitive for this kind of work. Better toughen up, because it's a mean old world out there and this guy was just trying to help you.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,282
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold Calling Accountability Thread

Rearden, I believe everything you're reporting because all your numbers look right. Just wondered if you were using a dialer or working 12 hour shifts. Keep up the good work.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Any need to register as a business?

Right, you just need to make sales now. If you're in the U.S. your next step, after you make some sales, is a DBA account at your bank.

Don't spend your time daydreaming about this stuff. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,282
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold Calling Accountability Thread

That is an absolute sh*tload of dials in a day. Are you dialing manually?
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th July 2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,851
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Overcoming Sales Objections: Lesson 2 - It Costs Too Much!

Your inexperience is showing, "JaceMan"
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th July 2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By beeswarn
Re: The 8 Simple Rules of Sales

"Believe in what you're selling!" "You're not a con artist!" "Profit is good!"

Gee, thanks for the tips.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th July 2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Salute to John Durham & Iamnameless

Rappers are not philosophers. Make more sales presentations and ask for more orders.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 15th July 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,358
Posted By beeswarn
Re: I had 3 prospects interested in a mobile site.No response after I sent them a demo mobile site.H

You fell for the "I'm not buying so I'm just going to give you my e-mail address to get you off the phone" trick.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th July 2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,282
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Cold Calling Accountability Thread

Rearden, you are doing great but you're not quite done, yet. The next step in your development is to teach yourself to stick to it. You will have slumps and hitting streaks that will tempt you to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th July 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,289
Posted By beeswarn
Re: I Sent My Prospect A Text, She Responded: What Would John Durham Do?

To RyanLester,

Jason Kanigan has a good point and, even though it seems to differ with John Durham and IAmNameless, it doesn't really. You should make good presentations and you should have high...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th July 2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,907
Posted By beeswarn
Re: How to tell a prospect thier site sucks?

Hang in there, Blogger, and remember: You're not the one whose website sucks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th July 2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By beeswarn
Re: How Much This Client Worth?

Revenue means almost nothing. Free cash flow means almost everything. With the information provided, I would offer less than MobilMarket says he would in the post above.. But the discounted cash...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th July 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Website Design - How To Set Up Decoy Pricing Options

Decoy pricing is an established practice in common use everywhere, because it works.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th July 2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,576
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Websites Are NO LONGER Needed

I've decided to add this to my rebuttals, so thanks Coach for this post.

Store owner says: What do we need a website for? People can find us on facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc. And they're...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th July 2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Logistics of setting up accounts for clients

Use you own. Give them credentials/permissions to log in. Client just needs a google account.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th July 2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,576
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Websites Are NO LONGER Needed

Actually, as I think about it, it's utterly typical for a marketing consultant to set up a circle jerk like this to screw with everyone's head until the boss has to hire him just to get them back on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th July 2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By beeswarn
Re: Determination is key

Wallz, I like your attitude.

If you want to make it you have to be aggressive and make a lot of calls. So let's start there. If you need more calling minutes, go get them. If you're broke,...
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