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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,147
Posted By Michael Meaney
Re: Have Things Changed On The Net? Is it now a Dead Horse?

Things are great and continue to get better each year.

Making money is easier than it ever has been.

Email isn't dead and it's not going anywhere. It still produces the highest engagement...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th January 2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Need Feedback for a Public Speaking Workshop Title

Yup.

What are they learning in the workshop?

The bad thing about "Makeover" is that it doesn't convey a benefit.

Is the workshop to...

Become a better presenter?
Get more clients?
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By animal44
Re: To All The Poor People (2)...

Brainy Universe: Hire 1000 people to stand on 1000 corners and sell loadsa pencils. Pay 50% commission, keep 50% yourself. Job done in one day, no work. ;) :P

Even brainier universe: Find someone...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th January 2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By max5ty
To All The Poor People (2)...

You: I need to make a lot of money.

Universe: How you gonna do that?

You: I need to find the perfect product.

Universe: What do you mean by perfect?

You: One that makes me rich.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st December 2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By animal44
Re: How to Generate B2B Leads???

1. If it's working why change it?
2. What makes you think your clients are looking online for your services?

Edit to say: I don't believe people search for advertising services online, so I think...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th December 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Cold Calling: Response for "We already have a site?"

This has been covered here awhile ago.

My opening line is "We supply qualified leads and customers to business owners who already have a website".

The odds are incredibly high that they already...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 758
Posted By OptedIn
Re: Need help in large scale marketing

Whether you're getting paid or not, you're not helping anyone if you don't know what you're doing. Incompetent assistance, even at no cost, is worthless.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 758
Posted By Highest And Best
Re: Need help in large scale marketing

Why on earth would you take on a project that you don't know how to do?

I'm all for helping people, but sounds to me like you put yourself into a position of desperation.

You cannot...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 758
Posted By OptedIn
Re: Need help in large scale marketing

Kindly tell me where I should send the invoice - to you or your client?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 758
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: Need help in large scale marketing

If the company has hired someone without doing any due diligence (e.g. checking a freelancers's capability, credentials and experience), they probably deserve each other.
.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 758
Posted By agmccall
Re: Need help in large scale marketing

You have got to be kidding.

You took on this client and have no idea what to do.

You should be ashamed of yourself, the company deserves much better. But, what the hell do you care as long...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Effective offers for a direct mail campaign

Well you have to think about what the OBJECTIVE is with the postcard.

It's the first offer.

You are thinking ahead, to the full treatment, full results.

The prospect is not.

The prospect...
Forum: Beginners Area 18th November 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: Ads denied on Facebook

Why don't you just change the language on the landing page?
Forum: Email Marketing 13th November 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By ryanbiddulph
Re: I get almost no click rate .Why ?

Hi Spartan,

Ask yourself a few questions buddy:

- What valuable, free content do you share via emails or blog posts or videos to inspire people to click?
- How frequently do you send valuable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,275
Posted By OptedIn
Re: Be Smart .Take an office or public place .

Of course you can. The reality is, you simply choose not to. Every distraction you list can be overcome with a little determination. If your friends can't abide by your ground rules - they are not...
Forum: Email Marketing 30th August 2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By M Thompson
Re: 7.M Million Emails - What To Do?

Throw it away would be the safest option..

Second best might be to try to clean it up, but that would be a big task

One option might be to grab a random 1000 email addresses and import it into...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th August 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By safelist
RE: 7.M Million Emails - What To Do?

The best practice that will save your email reputation is to throw the list away and start over. You may have 7.5 million email addresses, but you don't have consent from 7.5 million people to...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 456
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: What's your thoughts on this sentence...

To which the only sensible response would be: "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out."
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Peter Lessard
The myth of "adwords is too expensive" - how to do it right

First this is NOT about my believing in Adwords over other marketing channels.
What this is about is a huge error I see being made over and over again regarding a few things.

One, that Google...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th August 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By savidge4
Re: Creating Free websites for local businesses: Web hosting affiliate

I personally would think twice three times four times if you have to about not doing this.

So you get the affiliate fee of $125? give or take... you have NO opportunity in monthly hosting fees....
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By ewenmack
Re: BEST WAY TO GET LOCAL OFFLINE BUSINESSES

I've sent you a private message...

you just might want to read it

Best,
Ewen
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th July 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 926
Posted By GordonJ
One piece of advice.

Here is some advice. Go do it. Get out in your community and get started, find out for yourself what it is all about.

We experienced at this can tell you both the horror stories, and the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,653
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: What do you think about: many small business owners are stupid?

Just about everybody is good (and knows a lot about) at least one thing.

Calling a person stupid because he or she doesn't know very much about your area of expertise is short-sighted, don't you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th July 2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,653
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: What do you think about: many small business owners are stupid?

I always preferred small business owners because they at least had something on the ball.

When you say "stupid" my guess is that you really mean "cannot see the value in your proposition". Am I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,194
Posted By savidge4
Re: Getting into Lead Generation

When dealing with trades... and in this case we will say roofers... make a list of all of the roofers you see in the papers.. in the newspaper, on craigslist etc.. try and find ALL of them... at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st July 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: "I'm booked solid for the next year"

I get it. I immediately see how it works, and I see why Big Frank doesn't like it at all. It's all in what you are comfortable with.

If the very next thing you said was "Well, I may be able to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 1,855
Posted By ryanbiddulph
Re: what makes people hate mlm?

Fear.

Someone sees an MLMer who had a bad experience, or sees a shady MLMer who is a rack 'em and stack 'em, manipulative type, fears failing in MLM and the hate grows.

But you have reputable,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 1,855
Posted By Tsnyder
Re: what makes people hate mlm?

Not all people hate MLM. Not all people even dislike MLM.

If you're going to pursue a career in MLM it's simple... pay
no attention to the people who hate MLM. Waste no time trying to
convince...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th July 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By Peter Lessard
Sell the Offer, NOT the product...

If you handle the marketing for a service provider that sells the same products as everyone else, especially complimentary products, there is a way you can 10x your results.

Focus on selling the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th July 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,053
Posted By savidge4
Re: What i learned after cold calling about 600-800 businesses.

How to sell Web Design and SEO cold calling

#1 you need business cards. Nothing fancy Grey card stock as thick as you can get it, with what you do " Web Design and SEO " a business name ( but not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Oren Klaff On Keeping Your Position When Selling

That's why it's so hard to give advice until you diagnose the individual situation,
otherwise there are so many variables that trip you up, I've found.

Best,
Ewen
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Oren Klaff On Keeping Your Position When Selling

Not to dismiss Oren's work,
but a word for word cold call script
Oren verbalized on a live training
in which a full-time super dedicated pro salesman used...bombed.

Oren was given the context...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Oren Klaff On Keeping Your Position When Selling

I got this e-mail from Oren Klaff. Oren is a sales trainers and the author of Pitch Anything.. I think you can use the lesson here when cold calling, presenting, or closing. Here it is......
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 717
Posted By yukon
Re: Two Sales Book Titles

How about "How to cold call Eskimos"?

*******************

Frank, too soon?
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 717
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Two Sales Book Titles

Wow. A few of those titles are so good, I want to buy the book..or write it.

Added later; I agree with Frank. "Ice to Eskimos and snow as an upsell!" is perfect.

"Sell all the 'dead leads'" has...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd June 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 717
Posted By yukon
Re: Two Sales Book Titles

Maybe Claude read the title wrong?

j/k
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,404
Posted By tagiscom
Re: If you could offer a first-time entrepreneur only one piece of advice, what would it be?

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
'Till you find your dream

:D
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th June 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Closing Sales Interview I Did With David Duford

Here is an interview I just did. David Duford is a sales trainer to life insurance salespeople. He asked me to do this interview. In it, I talk about how to close the sale. He asked several in depth...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Getting in the "zone" before telemarketing.

Call reluctance is a real, serious issue and I've been helping people to get past it for many years.

Here's what I do:

I remember 'they' can't hurt me. Worst they can do is hang up or I hang up...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By John Durham
Re: Getting in the "zone" before telemarketing.

Just set your mind up to give every person who answers the phone a sincere loving hello. Endeavor to love every person who speaks to you and bless them with your energy, whether they have time to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Getting in the "zone" before telemarketing.

Just agree to make one cold call. And you can stop after one. One is nothing. One takes a minute.


And after the first call, you find that it's just easy to make that second call...and then...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By OptedIn
Re: Getting in the "zone" before telemarketing.

Do you have a mailbox in front of your house? Do your bills show up in it?

What more do you need?
Forum: Beginners Area 11th June 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Kay King
Re: Are there any restrictions on creating a dental webpage with affiliate marketing links in the UK

First and foremost - do not take legal advice fro a public forum. Half the 'legal' answers you get will be from people in other countries...do your own research about commerce laws where you live. ...
Forum: Beginners Area 7th June 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 523
Posted By ryanbiddulph
Re: Starting an E-marketing

I lost my job with three children , so life is very tough with no money.

BJ, tough spot you are in. Here is the best advice:

- go get a job immediately and support your family.
- build up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,620
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Giving up after 11 years

Annoying Questions:

Have people told you they are looking for a solution to this problem? Have they said they'll pay for it?

What is your competitor doing, the one who's making money, that you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th May 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,442
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

It's times like that I may have tried to get the guy to honestly tell me how many people said "OK" after he said "Why not?"

I once paid a hooker $50 in Las Vegas if I could just ask her questions...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th May 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,442
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

You are amazing.

Yeah, I had a similar experience in a mall. There was a booth where you were registering for a free car. As I was walking past, the lady said "Would you like to sign up for a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,442
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

I've found the same here. I think it's because newer salespeople aren't aware that they have lost the sale until at the very end...when they are trying to close.

But you are absolutely right, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,428
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Why people choose affiliate marketing instead of product creation?

Some folks just aren't cut out to create products, and they're smart enough to recognize where their strengths lie.

Others are afraid of flopping with a product they have a personal investment in....
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By umc
Re: BEST WAY TO GET LOCAL OFFLINE BUSINESSES

Call them, visit them, email them, send them mail, advertise where they look online and off, create joint venture opportunities with another business to promote to their list, etc. If you've been...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd May 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,442
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

Yes, if you need to. But only because "enhanced" engagement and slightly exaggerated interest is better than a genuinely expressed disinterest. At least when selling.

This is different from faked...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st May 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,442
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

Yes.

In fact, the 20 or so cold calls I get every day are completely forgotten, in the very rare event that a polished cold caller gets me on the phone.

I'm not joking. The shock of listening...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Ten Phrases Every Marketer Needs to Know

Steve, without context, all of these seemingly positive statements could be given a negative spin...



I can't recommend it at all, actually.



It isn't even that good.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th April 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,442
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Cold Calling...The Truth...Really.

I hope this helps someone.

Cold calling is selling. It isn't what you do before selling...it's selling.

And the vast majority of people are terrible at it. Just like the vast majority of people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By quadagon
Re: Looking for Law of Attraction Solo Vendors

Ask your client to manafest them into existence. Be easier with the universe helping you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,610
Posted By OptedIn
Re: OPINION NEEDED: Earning money offering free websites for clients.

Actually, just bouncing back from heart surgery and I haven't felt this good in quite awhile. I feel 10 years younger physically and 20 years younger mentally.

There is one issue that I can't...
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