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Forum: Copywriting 18th September 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Your Expert's Critique Needed

Agree on the headline. It needs some work. Just off the top of my head after looking at your site it looks like the big idea is to gain credibility in the buyers field. I would use something along...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Local Clients Wanting Everything For Free !

Hourly? Gross! I haven't worked for a wage since I was 17! Even when I had been employed it was all commission.

I have to agree with you, hourly isn't the way to go.

Nice post.
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Check it if you like NO BS selling

Sometimes that works. I wouldn't count on that very often. It's really not the most professional thing I've seen done.

<<If you are new to sales, I wouldn't use this kind of language ever>>
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Offline Consultants: How Much are You Consistently Charging Clients for Whiteboard Videos?

What is your sales process like? Maybe I can help you enhance it a little bit.

A big thing to remember is the chiros are white collar workers while the plumbers are blue collar. They are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Selling on a Monday morning?

Monday doesn't matter. You will hear the same thing about Friday afternoons, and Wednesdays. People will always have an excuse why they can't take calls.
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Offline Consultants: How Much are You Consistently Charging Clients for Whiteboard Videos?

How much have you been charging for them?

Are you getting what your comfortable with?

A few years ago I got my start in consulting by offering video to my customers. These videos were just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: I have an idea..

Bob Ross' postcard method is similar to this and have had many warriors follow through and make money with it.

in my area we also have a mini magazine style that is taken on Valpak. It looks...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,297
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Wow. Cold Calling works. $3.5k+ of new business in a week.

You are sending people away from a success post and telling someone that their method is flawed?

He made $3500 in a week. Why would he change his approach at all? It wouldn't make any sense at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,456
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: After 6 Weeks of Cold Calling...My Closing Rate Is Finally 60%

Right. Why even keep this section open anymore?

All business owners need to do is search around google for a few days, and learn months of trail and error. Probably should put a complete halt on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,989
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: My Competitor Has Confused Me. How Is He Making Money?

Don't worry about competition like that. Probably the only time that they will be offering support is during the 30 minutes of time. There is likely going to be very little customer support there,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,716
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Exactly HOW much $$$ for a commission sales rep

That may very well be the case. But quite frankly if you are interviewing a salesperson that is not making their rent, then they are not going to be a good performer.

I've done sales and sales...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 129,279
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Make $5000 per month and be a hero.

Big points there.

Too many "get rich quick" schemes on here, but this is not one of them. This requires work, and you should treat it like a job instead of just a hobby.

Don't worry about the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,716
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Exactly HOW much $$$ for a commission sales rep

There is no way that you will ever be able to attract top talent with that type of thinking.

People that are looking for a commission sales job do it because they know that they can make more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,683
Posted By MonteMichaels
The question was about the service, not the...

The question was about the service, not the character of the owner. It's a good service that saves me a lot of money every month.

I doubt that you check Google every time you go to a restaurant,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,683
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Question for those that use infofree

A sales rep bashing a competitor? That never happens.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By MonteMichaels
I use Callfire from my computer. It costs three...

I use Callfire from my computer. It costs three bucks an hour nut it's worth it. keeps my dials coming so that I don't get distracted and start something else.

I also use sales dialer for android...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Manta.com best source for Free leads? I'm about to start cold calling....

Manta is good, but it does take some time to get all of the leads together.

I use infofree because I can put the list together online and download it. I then upload it to my dialer. Takes alot of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Will a script like this work?

There gets to be alot of post like these where someone throws together a script without any thought in it whatsoever, and wants the rest to critique. Usually with that critique they want the script...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th May 2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Client says $150/month is too much for him to pay for extra leads.

Don't try too hard to convince him or you could end up with a problem client. Sometimes those that you work hard to make happy will never be, and can become your worst problem.
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th May 2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Thoughts of hiring 100% commission sales reps in other markets (COMPLETELY OFFLINE)

David it's not even commission that scares most salespeople off. It's small startups businesses that have no real structure and most likely no future. We can sense that as soon as we talk to a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th May 2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,787
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: My one call close seo script.. CRITIQUE IT nicely (JASON AND JOHN especially)

Great post Ken! That should help out many people here.
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd May 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Hired A New Appointment Setter

Actually that would be a different telemarketer than the one that could care less about the job and is just looking for a paycheck.

Those that will tell them anything that they want to hear to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd May 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Anyone have luck using flyers?

I had tried that as the second method that did not work for me. I was actually hired as a salesperson by a SEO company, which is how I learned about this offline world.

One of the managers wanted...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st May 2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,977
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Directory Site Profits 102- The Continuation- Back To The Basics- and THEN Some!

Right. I have been in telemarketing for seven years, long long before I knew what offline marketing was. Heck I sold insurance for many years after that using mainly the phone.

Now that I know...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st May 2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,977
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Directory Site Profits 102- The Continuation- Back To The Basics- and THEN Some!

i think you are going to find that the warriors that are good at cold calling and sales are probably going to do both themselves, or are going to require a higher cut.

No offense, but there are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,977
Posted By MonteMichaels
My bet is that it has more to do with YP and the...

My bet is that it has more to do with YP and the other big dogs staying on the phone than anything their pitch says. Having hundreds of sales people is going to make a difference. Heck just having...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,977
Posted By MonteMichaels
You are thinking to hard. As it is most of the...

You are thinking to hard. As it is most of the warriors here have no problem putting their business fate in Google's hands by only offering seo or other related services. Those can be, and have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Who is the Best?

How the heck could I narrow it down to just three? There are so many to pick from that to just pick three is grasping and throwing out names.

So if I pick only those three names, will that mean...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,453
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: I'm On A FREAKING ROLL! The 8 Minute Sale On My Way To Lunch!

Or has tried one call closes and gave up after 10 calls.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: how did you learn telemarketing?

I agree that using a script works the best, but more often than not people are getting caught up in the script stage and trying to make it perfect. I know that I did for a while before I started cold...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,453
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: I'm On A FREAKING ROLL! The 8 Minute Sale On My Way To Lunch!

I see him being like an ambulance chaser now. He is going to be a vehicle wrap chaser!
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: how did you learn telemarketing?

I started in a call center when I was 18 and just out of high school. I needed a job and did not want to do manual labor.

I had to learn how to sell on the phones, because there was no other jobs...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,225
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Local Directories: GeoPlaces theme or DirectoryPress?

Not that big of a deal for those of us that are trying to find relevant information. Just because it is an older thread does not mean that it is of no value or there is nothing left to contribute to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By MonteMichaels
Great post. You are right about having to be...

Great post. You are right about having to be laser focused. Consistent action is what really makes the difference. Thanks for the reminder.


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Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,820
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

At least it wasn't surfnevada, that would have been funnier! :D
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,820
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

No doubt that would even open some doors for her in the future anyway. That old saying about not what you know, but who you know thing could really come into play here. If she had 500 businesses that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,820
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

One of my goals with this is to be able to "will" this to my kids. I want them to have a business so that they will never have to be in the situation that I have been in.

You could work on one...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,820
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

There is no reason that you could not do both in the long run. Start with the small niche site and then go into the larger site. That way you have residuals from the first site while you work on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,820
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

One thing that I noticed was that you are trying to do this "super quickly" which is one problem that I have seen happen here over and over. Super quickly is not always the answer. You want to make...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,820
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

I know how you feel. I had far too many projects in the burner at one time and had one set up last year. I was going to use the original Bower formula, which I am very sure would have worked just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,339
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: You don't want to buy life insurance do you?

The first insurance company that I worked for only did the door to door model. They did no advertising, had no agents offices, just a customer service number and our cell phones so we could sign...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,699
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Attention Canadians (And Americans)- Google is looking for you!

That is a really great idea. I was thinking about the possibility of leads myself when you had mentioned this the other day. Get paid for people looking to improve their Google Places. Not a problem....
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,286
Posted By MonteMichaels
I don't know that a bonus is all that necessary....

I don't know that a bonus is all that necessary. By the look of the package James is already providing some great value, which is all that really is going to matter. There is no reason to have to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By MonteMichaels
Gotta love auto dialers. The just make cold...

Gotta love auto dialers. The just make cold calling so much easier.
I have two that I use almost daily. Call fire is great and is a true auto dialer. Its cheap and costs about 2 bucks an hour,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By MonteMichaels
So what you are saying is that we should use...

So what you are saying is that we should use common sense and take responsibility for our self?

That's almost a novel idea any more.

While I'm at it, I should also stop blaming my grocery...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By MonteMichaels
Exactly. Its all part of marketing, which is...

Exactly. Its all part of marketing, which is something that newbie warriors need to understand. Yep it sucks buying a product that doesn't work like it said it would, but once again, its every where....
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By MonteMichaels
Absolutely my point Jay. I could start other...

Absolutely my point Jay. I could start other businesses that I don't know much about and learn to be successful, but I won't be able to teach others how to so it until I know myself.

One of the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By MonteMichaels
Wonder what it takes to be a trusted...

Wonder what it takes to be a trusted photographer?


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Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,597
Posted By MonteMichaels
Great job taking action! You are now showing...

Great job taking action! You are now showing others that it really is possible to make money cold calling. Others will read this and give it a shot just because you made some sales and posted your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By MonteMichaels
That's more of a problem with the target audience...

That's more of a problem with the target audience than the WSO sellers themselves. I have bought a few really great WSOs that sold very few but also had little hype in their sales letter.

Its...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By MonteMichaels
One thing that many people that want to outsource...

One thing that many people that want to outsource their sales forget is that in order for their salespeople to be successful, they will need to know how to sell your service. How are you planning to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,190
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: I could Make SIX FIGURES From An "OUT-HOUSE" - with Internet Access and A Phone.

I don't think John was talking about making money quickly without working for it. If you are really reading his post, he was saying that he wasn't coming out of his outhouse until he made money.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,190
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: What I Need To Make Six Figures- An "Outhouse" , Internet Access And MAYBE A Phone.

When do you think that you will have enough experience to get out there and make some money?

Actually how would you be able to get any experience if you are not taking action. You can read the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th March 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,860
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Traditional advertising still reigns supreme. Tell me your answer to this and see if you disagre

I think it's great that there are so many marketers that are against direct mail. I hope that the trend continues for a while. I have heard many times over the last couple of years from business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th March 2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: I love this...

Somehow that doesn't surprise me one bit!
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th March 2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: I love this...

I like that myself. Many days I am running around town doing some errands and still doing business. I use a crm on my phone so I can always see who I need to call back. You can't beat freedom like...
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