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Forum: Offline Marketing 30th December 2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,372
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Problem with customers taking action

To the OP...

What are the rest of your numbers?
You get X amount of impressions/views
You get X amount of people that click your ad
You get X amount that inquire

From there, you send out...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th June 2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,914
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Has anyone tried EDDM

I think your website needs some work.
Your accessories link doesn't work, and some of the brand names don't display properly on my phone. You also display 2 prices... which are both the same...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,388
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Sales Letter To Business Owners

I would open that email Ewen.

Your next line better be gold though. You have about 3 seconds to tell me how you will do that.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,388
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Sales Letter To Business Owners

I think some of you are naive to think business owners don't care about tracking.
They absolutely do! It just may not be in by the same sense IM'ers do.
If someone could show me what mediums are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th April 2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,039
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Marketing for Plumber

Yeah, they have an algorithm. it's pretty simple.
Pay them, and they will increase your position.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,784
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: This direct mail change my life...

It looks like a nice twist on the Gary Hilbert dollar bill letter.
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,685
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: $3,000 a month business? Need your opinions please

I can send a targeted postcard to every new home owner for $0.89 each.
That includes getting the name, printing, and postage.
So 200 targeted cards would cost me $178.

Why would I want to spend...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th March 2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,804
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Can direct response sell solar?

I agree with Savidge.
I have looked into solar for 2 reasons:
1. To lower or eliminate my electric bill
2. To start a company that offers solar.

From what I've seen... A good setup for me will...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th March 2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Getting a % of sales from lead gen

I get a % of sales from a contractor.
The amount I get depends upon the sale.
Smaller sale, higher commission

I don't record the phone calls.
I also don't worry about the phone calls.
I have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: How to Install WiFi in Client Office - Help!

Here, this should help...

Let me google that for you (
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th January 2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,460
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: WOW! Selling services offline using "interviews" - Mostly Working

I haven't gone through the interview route myself.... but here is what I would do:
You don't want to sound like a dick, you are there to interview them. I would allow the attendee to stay for the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th December 2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,894
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: The BEST way to get local clients BAR NONE!

I would be interested in a few examples Underground.
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th November 2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: What is the end game for your business?

My "end game" is very similar to Scott's.
In my main business, I plan to scale and scale.
In my HVAC biz, I plan to grow and sell.
In my roofing biz, it is grow and hold.
In future acqusitions,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Local Directory question

I am building a niche specific directory, and maybe down the road.... a general local directory.

You, need to focus on something....
Are you going to do lead gen?
Are you going to do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th July 2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Anyone own a Media Company? Looking for Advice

I know others might disagree, but I think you should start with small businesses as well. For the same reason, to build a portfolio.
The most profitable would depend on your individual business. It...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th July 2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Using t-shirts a good offline strategy?

Its not that I don't think branded shirts are a bad idea.... just as a source of traffic.
You have to wear a shirt, and hope someone notices. Then, they have to remember what the shirt...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th June 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Anyone know how to do this....

Selectt all the files you want to put into the zip file.
Then, you can right click on tthe selected files and choose "Send To"
Then choose compressed zip file/folder
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th June 2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: [Need Advice] Unique Selling Proposition for a Bookkeeper

I hope your getting some money for coming up with a USP Nathan.
I charge $2,500 minimum to come up with USP's.
There is a decent amount of time and research that goes into creating a USP.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th June 2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Local vs. Remote Business/Marketing Services

Hope I was able to clarify something for you Mark
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th May 2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Critical Thought Needed For My Flea Market Lead Generation Strategy.

I know of a water softener company that generated leads in a somewhat similar fashion.
They held a giveaway at a mall, where people enter to win a new washer & dryer. By entering, they agreed to be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd May 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: how to get local sales?

Is this a serious thread?

The OP wants to sell hosting.... okay....
So, he was suggested to put up citations and learn the niches?
Its freaking hosting.... best of luck OP
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd May 2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,853
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Do you sell just website design/development services?

I don't sell website design by itself.
I will only do web design as part of a funnel.

I have been asked several times to build someone a website, and I won't do it.
If you don't have the budget...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th April 2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: What would you charge for this?

I would setup 3 different websites.
He could just have the one website that covers all of the cities, but I would have the main one that includes every city he services. Then, have an additional...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th April 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: USP Dog Trainer

We make dogs so obedient, you'll be sending your kids!
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th April 2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,475
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Appointment booking for solar energy company

I agree with what Savidge said, and would also be interested in hearing what Cluade has to say. Those damn Kirby demos take forever. I personally wouldn't sit for a sales appt for an hour and a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th April 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Price and Mileage in Used Car Ads?

I agree with the OP.
I just bought a used car for my wife last month.
Year, Price, Mileage were the most important things to me.
It was amazing how many ads didn't have this.
Well, I ended up...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd April 2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,610
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Offliners, Leave The Plumbers and Dentists Alone.

I still market and cater to the roofers and dentists.
Why? I have a USP that seperates me from everyone else.
I decided to be different last year when I saw all the I'M bullshit going around.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: New lead generator

Why doesn't your marketing firm generate the leads through your marketing?
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th March 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,132
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: How would you sell more cookies?

Set up some JV's.
Partner with small businesses. They can provide complimentary cookies to customers.
Then, hold a contest inside of the small business. Like the cookies? Enter to win a year...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,363
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: HELP! I'm failing miserably doing the 9x12 postcard system

This is some of the worst advice I have seen in a while....

Postcards work and work well.
I am working on a mod you may be able to implement TXMediaMan.
I will get with you about it in April.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th February 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Best way for trade show attendees to share their pics for contest?

You could also have people snap a picture and post it to the company's Facebook page.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th February 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,561
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: What sales jobs did you learn the most from?

I started selling door to door. I sold both to homeowners and businesses. I sold toys, coupon books, home improvement services, Kirby's, energy services, and AT&T.
I got started in door to door...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Is there a credibility gap?

I don't think there is an age gap in terms of credibility...
The only place there would be a gap, is in value.
I believe these people are followed more due to the value they provide, not how old...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd February 2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: How To Earn $4,800 With Auto Discount Cards

Is this the third or the fourth time you posted this?
Is there any particular reason why you felt the need to post a new thread instead of bumping one of your old ones?
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th January 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Insight for New Logo for Female Hair Restoration

Would you mind explaining what female hair restoration is?
Is this for women under-going chemo, after they have lost their hair?
Or, are you trying to make the hair on my wife's legs grow faster?
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: How much would you charge Offline Businesses To Submit Them To Top Online Directories?

I would bundle it as well.
Citations as a stand alone won't benefit a client a whole lot.

If you need pricing though, you can look at competitors.
Go somewhere like Yext or UBL, I think...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st January 2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Submitted client to local directories. Now he wants eyes on those listings.

What did you sell?
You went in an presented something... what was it?
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st January 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Who could JV with a landscape gardener

Builders would work. Think of what businesses serve that same type of customer.
Window washers, cleaning companies, roofing companies, driveway companies, realtors, appraisers, pest removal...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,998
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Interview With An Offline Marketer That's Hitting It Big

I took his system and adopted it into my own.
His system markets everything as steps.
I prefer to have a monthly retainer, and then each step is performed a month.
Same kind of principle, except...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,998
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Interview With An Offline Marketer That's Hitting It Big

Greagt share Claude!

I get emails from Michael as well.
It was his HMA system that helped me transition from service provider to consultant.

He has a ton of valuable info on his site...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: the legality of local lead gen? can anyone advise please?

No, it doesn't make you a plumber.
You aren't supposed to create fake listings.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th December 2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: How I'm setting up deals where I get a percentage of the revenue..if you want to know

Thanks for sharing Ewen.
I am re-desinging my website to follow their funnel.
I got the freebie, and 3 trip wires for 3 services to different niches.

This will all funnel to what we talked about...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Client does not want preview videos at the end of his Youtube Video -- is there a solution?

It's one of the check boxes when you go to grab the embed code.
Just un-check it. It is checked by default.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th November 2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: How to use PPC for offline services

Your website needs a complete overhaul.

People may have some advice, but the best thing would be for someone to look at your campaign and see what you have done. However, don't continue PPC until...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th October 2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,708
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Everyone opens a FedEx, so I sent them Priority Mail

Did you know you can mail FedEx envelopes at the post office for under $3?
The post office will mail just about anything and FedEx gives the envelopes away.
You just have to pay more because it is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th October 2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Good books on the fast-food business?

Also look at Tom & Chee.
They sell grilled cheese and tomato soup.
They were on Man vs. Food, and also Shark Tank.
Since Shark Tank, they have had 2,000+ inquiries for franchises.
Figure out what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th September 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Carpet Cleaning - What Story To Tell?

Thanks Ewen, I just read that thread and saw it was a JP postcard.
Personally, I like his methodology.
Educate first and then sell.

Even if the copy doesn't work anymore, his sales approach...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st September 2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: "Ask These 3 Questions...Get More Customers"

To everyone reading this thread, do whatever works best for you.
This is Fasts approach, and it seems to work well for him.

Personally, I would never do business like this.
If you came into...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th September 2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Can anyone recommend some good Google Places optimization services?

If you are looking for someone to teach you, look at Linda.
She has a site dedicated to it where you can learn a lot.
In addition, you can hire her to get taught in depth how to do it on your own....
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th September 2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Need help with an offline domain "takeover"

I don't mean to sound like a dick, but you don't sound qualified to be doing this.
You can keep the domain name.
Go get a new hosting account somewhere else. Maybe HostGator?
Get the cheapest...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,331
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Having an LLC but someone else owns your domain name

If you're a big company with big pockets... you can get anything.

I am not a lawyer.... but let's roll with this scenario a minute.
You want to register a business in the state of CA for Mike's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Do you want to own a city?

No... that would be like owning a franchise.
Not something I'm interested.

Especially if you get some un-ethical franchisee that brings down the others.

Plus, now I'm limited to my location. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th August 2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,763
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: Google "Keyword Planner" SUCKS!! Any other suggestions?

You could use Keyword Analysis Tool - Market Samurai (

They have a free version that does keyword research.
I use it and like it. I also hate the new "keyword tool"...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th August 2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,287
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: I'm going to Climb Kilimanjaro - 10K in 5 weeks?

I would love to see how this turns out....
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd August 2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,494
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: EDDM 5,000 Mails - Will I lose another $1200 with this Postcard?

There have been a few postcard makeover threads.
I believe they were done by Ewen and Bob Ross.
Locate those and learn about what they did and why they did it.

Also, it may just be me, but is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st August 2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By vndnbrgj
Re: What if you gave them these two choices?

Quit making it expensive.

Take one video, and make it into three. (For testing/SEO purposes)
You create Video A.
Make the length a little longer or shorter, change the music.
Maybe add a 5...
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