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Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By kemdev
RE: my offline marketing tactic for getting web design clients doesn't work

I tried the whole "free demo of your homepage" thing back when I was starting out. It didn't work for me. I got a lot of people interested in the free mockup, but I don't remember any buying after I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By kemdev
Wait a minute... this stuff still works?

It's still as 'easy' as it used to be.

Offline marketing, as this forum knows it. Providing websites, search engine optimization, social media and other services to small businesses...

It still...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th June 2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By kemdev
Re: PICK THE WINNER: Your Prize...Double Your Sales

https://blog.kissmetrics.com/simple-ecommerce-page-tests/
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th June 2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By kemdev
Re: Revamping "Old" All About Us Cold Calling Script....

If you can really bring a local business "1,000 more views, each and every month" you won't need to worry about your script or perfecting the art of cold calling. You'll get sales, and those sales...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By kemdev
Re: First Post: Questions about web design/maintenance pricing for offline clients

Most people you talk to will expect a monthly "maintenance" fee.

They don't know what "maintenance" really means or that a website doesn't need the "maintenance" they're referring to, but it my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,402
Posted By kemdev
Re: How do you answer, "How Much is it?"

Counterpoint: often it does.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,402
Posted By kemdev
Re: How do you answer, "How Much is it?"

To run the risk of defending an offline forum authority, Claude's book deals with putting the the sales process into motion in one conversation or sitting. And part of that process is addressing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By kemdev
Re: Using Cold Calling to get sales

I'll answer this as a guy who started cold calling as my only means to get sales. That was a couple years ago. You want to know if it works? Yeah I got quite a few sales out of a couple hundred...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th March 2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By kemdev
Re: Frank Kern Interviews Tony Robbins

I was gonna barf but then I gagged.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd February 2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,665
Posted By kemdev
Re: Question: What's Stopping You From Using Direct Mail?

Here's a question for Ewen or anyone else...

B2B direct mail. You want to lower (or eliminate) the cost of mailing, so you partner with non-competing businesses and place them on the ad you're...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd February 2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By kemdev
Re: Content writing recommendations

@Ken, I am in the group but I can't tell you the last time I logged on to Skype. Thank you for the recommendation.

@Everyone else...

I understand you get what you pay for, I really do. The...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd February 2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,665
Posted By kemdev
Re: Question: What's Stopping You From Using Direct Mail?

I stand by my point.

Nothing against Ewen, I'm sure he has good intentions. He and I spoke on the phone for over an hour a couple months ago and he helped me get on the right track to start...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd February 2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By kemdev
Content writing recommendations

Why is it so hard to find a decent, reliable content writer?

I've gone through 5 different companies in the past year, varying in price from $5/500 words to $20/500 words. I'm back to my original...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,665
Posted By kemdev
Re: Question: What's Stopping You From Using Direct Mail?

"What's stopping you from using direct mail?"

Why not have an honest thread title...

"What's stopping you from using direct mail with me?"

That's my answer. This thread.

I mean come on,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By kemdev
Re: Awesome FREE Tool To Help Your Clients with Local Search and Organic

Good lord, someone on the offline forum sharing something that benefits the client. Is it the first of April already?

Thanks for this, it will come in handy.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,665
Posted By kemdev
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By kemdev
Re: COLD CALLERS

You might as well ask how to overcome fear.

When you were a kid you might have been scared there was a boogeyman in your closet. The anxiety of the unknown, right? I'll bet you eventually got...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st December 2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By kemdev
Re: Selling Services Via Sales Funnels? Anyone Doing This?

Yep.

It's all about value and price. You're charging too little - even if you don't have the knowledge/technical ability to perform the work. Fake it until you make it. Charge a premium price so...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th December 2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,372
Posted By kemdev
Re: What referral rewards are in place?

That would work.

What you really need to do is segment the list in your autoresponder. So you could have a master list of leads and two segments: those who returned the package and those that did...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By kemdev
Re: Serious Question For Business Owners

Most certainly. But I would want to know specifics, like what the company has done for other web designers or a comparable niche.



If the ad was produced by the company, yes. If it was an ad...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th December 2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By kemdev
Re: I want to double my business in 2016

Good thing I don't need to.



I doubled my business this year. I know I can double it next year, if I really want to. Anything more than that? I honestly don't know. It certainly sounds nice to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,414
Posted By kemdev
Re: who here ever one call close for a seo service ?

Of course the sales professionals will say you can close the sale in one call. It may even be true, sometimes. But I don't think any of them have sold SEO or web design services in one call, to a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By kemdev
Re: I want to double my business in 2016

The biggest focus of early 2016 for me will be attracting new blood. I've all but exhausted referrals from my existing client base.

I have read the book, but I'm not sure I have it anymore. If not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By kemdev
I want to double my business in 2016

I've been building websites for local businesses for almost 4 years now. For most of that time I've done slightly better than just getting by, with fluctuating income every month and dry streaks/hot...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th November 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By kemdev
Re: Let me run this by my boss

Sometimes people lie. Sometimes they don't tell the whole truth. It's not a perfect world and sometimes, even though you've qualified, this objections comes up.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd September 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,310
Posted By kemdev
Re: Can't sell my Web Development\Design Service

Good product + good marketing = a million dollars.

See? I can do it to. This whole "business" thing is fun AND easy!
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th August 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,501
Posted By kemdev
Re: best time to call businesses (contractors)???

Some people are like that. Probably most smart consumers are like that. But for someone trying to get their foot in the door and make their first sale - or even their 100th - calling someone up and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th August 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,501
Posted By kemdev
Re: best time to call businesses (contractors)???

There's two types of contractors: your one-man-band contractors who do everything themselves with maybe an extra set or two of hands, and the contractor companies that have multiple trucks in the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By kemdev
Re: Client does not have login details for G+ claimed page

Give Google a call. Explain the situation. They should be able to reverify the listing by phone and add any other GMAIL account as an administrator.
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd August 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,434
Posted By kemdev
Re: How to Get Passive SEO Clients

@JaySG

This sub-section of the WarriorForum is very different from the others. There are posters who frequent this section who run real businesses, with real clients, making real money. I'm not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st July 2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By kemdev
Re: What to do if you get voicemail?

Larger contractors will have a receptionist or an answering service. Leave a 15 second voicemail. Or don't.

Don't over think it.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By kemdev
Re: Closing Sales Web Design

One last useful piece of advice... save your money. Don't buy info-products from these guru-types, especially at that price. It's ridiculous. There's no magic formula that guy will tell you that you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By kemdev
Re: Closing Sales Web Design

You're the same way.

You know it all, right? Prove it. Offer something constructive to the conversation instead of dragging everyone down. Or maybe this is just how folks like you get their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By kemdev
Re: Closing Sales Web Design

There's no need to be a dick. We're not talking about big business here, we're talking about a guy trying to sell a website. Most of the people on this forum are just starting out and don't have a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,748
Posted By kemdev
Re: Closing Sales Web Design

-- If you want to outsource everything, find the team FIRST. Post a job tonight and pick a provider.

-- Take the 'examples' down. Potential customers will feel misled.

-- After you've picked a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By kemdev
Re: high revenue client categories?

Custom home builders, remodeling
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th July 2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By kemdev
Re: Productizing Website Design

I rarely use the parallax feature, if at all.



I've read your posts on this subject and I honestly don't think it matters as much as you seem to think. Granted, I am working in "twink" markets...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th July 2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,632
Posted By kemdev
Re: I just made $3000 I want to start my own web agency

I would almost NEVER suggest someone buy a WSO. Or almost any other information product for that matter.

But drop a couple bucks on iAmNameless's WSO if you're really serious about getting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th July 2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By kemdev
Re: Productizing Website Design

I'm understanding what you're saying about the templates, but I don't think that will work for me. I understand that it CAN and WILL work, but it's not for me. I want to use what I know, and what I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By kemdev
Re: Productizing Website Design

That's the thing. My average client doesn't know what he wants/needs. If they don't have a logo, I create it. I take care of all website content. I take choose and take care of any graphical needs....
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By kemdev
Re: Productizing Website Design

The HOW of the platform doesn't really concern me now. I know I'll have to hire a good theme developer, I know it's going to cost a pretty penny for startup, and I know there's going to be ongoing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By kemdev
Re: Productizing Website Design

I'm thinking more along the lines of a central theme with a sophisticated backend - again, like the large themes you see selling on Themeforest. So you have this theme and a couple variations of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By kemdev
Re: Productizing Website Design

The product will have an ongoing cost, because it's necessary to make the product work. The product is a website that makes the phone ring.

I want to breakaway from the traditional "web designer"...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By kemdev
Re: Productizing Website Design

I'll explain a little more now that I have the time.

I'm already in business - have been for a couple years selling lead-generating websites. The market is your typical contractor or service...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th July 2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By kemdev
Re: Productizing Website Design

I'm interested in how other people would make a product out of this service.

Personally, I wouldn't try to sell a bunch of <$100/mo. sites. What I have in mind would have a mid-thousands price...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th July 2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By kemdev
Re: Productizing Website Design

Not exactly. Although I agree you would need capital to make this work.

Google "websites for (industry)" to look at players doing along the lines of what I'm talking about.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th July 2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By kemdev
Productizing Website Design

We're talking on a national scale.

The target market is business who want more leads, phone calls, free estimates, sales, etc...

How would you take website design and lead generation (typically...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By kemdev
Re: Google Adwords Case Study after $28,000 in spend (Web Design)

Here's a question... How did you come to that price point? Either the $97 or $297.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th May 2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,331
Posted By kemdev
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,876
Posted By kemdev
Re: Old School Vs New School selling.

The people who wanted to discuss what you brought to the table, you attacked. They were wrong, you were right - that's what you'll have us believe in black and white terms. Then most of your posts...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By kemdev
Re: Google My Business *Update* Anyone else noticing this?

For whatever reason today they are jumping all over. Pack results one hour, organic listings the next, people moving spots left and right. This is for a dozen or so keywords across two cities. Very...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By kemdev
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

In my pitch I already explain that everything I do and their current advertising work hand-in-hand. Most of their other advertising includes places like AngiesList or HomeAdvisor (garbage) or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By kemdev
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

Thank you everyone for your helpful advice. Although I don't have time to respond to each individually, I've read all of your posts and taken your advice to heart.

Looking back, I can see how...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th March 2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By kemdev
So you want to host a seminar?

My goal is to put on an educational 1 1/2 hour seminar on local online marketing in front of 50 business owners. My typical client is a contractor (plumbing, hvac, remodeling, etc...) who wants more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th March 2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,996
Posted By kemdev
Re: Customer Service Lesson From KFC Manager.

I have a vendor I use for all my content needs. I've used him for years, on projects big and small. I've always paid the same rate, even though prices on his website have gone up drastically.

Two...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th March 2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By kemdev
Re: Your Thoughts on Having a Local Blog in Your City About Local Marketing

I'm thinking through this in another way.

People search for SEO and web design locally. I've gotten a couple sales from searchers in my local area, and I live in a fairly small city/town. Are...
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