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Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,019
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Best books on telephone sales

I think Telesales Tips From The Trenches: Secrets of a Street-Smart Salesman
by Joe Catal is an excellent book. He was mainly selling telephone answering machines to businesses, so that part is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st August 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,103
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: My unique direct marketing technique...

This is a great thread and something I've been giving serious thought to. You've done some deep thinking to solve a problem in a way that really benefits your customers. I think we often focus too...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,336
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: The Problem With Marketing As A Service

If Amazon decided to get into the industry my company serves, they would own it within a year, and it's a huge market. It's such an easy business and natural fit for their core strengths that it's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Free kindle book on setting sales appointments

I've read his book and it's very good. He has some really smart strategies that he shares.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 47,934
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: How to sell lead generation for the big $$$!

I don't know why some of these guys think it's all cool and hip to curse and be vulgar. "Look at me, I'm your super cool bud who's all edgy". The 'in your face' style is a big turn off to me. James'...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th December 2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Anyone here doing licensing?

someone was kind enough to take From Mediocrity to Millions and turn it into a PDF. It's searchable on Google.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th December 2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,841
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: 9x12 Troubleshooting (I guess?)

So true. It is a mini billboard delivered right to the mailbox, with a 100% 'open rate' and a call to action. That's better than a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th November 2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Looking for stories and testimonials from people who have used 9x12 or EDDM successfully.

We over-complicate this. Direct mail and postcards are a proven commodity. Small businesses get it. Just go for those that already shell out money on advertising. This is nothing more than bringing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th November 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Vanquishing the fear of Prospecting

This is such a great post. I am surprised more people did not respond. The term that gets thrown around a lot is head trash. They are the thoughts that control our beliefs (negatively) which in turn...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th November 2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,326
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Offline Businesses that earn $1000+ per customer

So true. Just drive around the industrial part of the city and look for large buildings with loading docks and tractor trailers backed up to them. You can Google search them to find out what they do....
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th November 2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Huskerdarren
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th November 2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Who knows about building mobile apps?

yeah, I would throw this at ODesk for $50-$100. If it's as simple as you describe, it will be an easy project for the right person.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th October 2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,710
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Everyone opens a FedEx, so I sent them Priority Mail

Probably not the kind of person you want to work with anyway. A rational person opens it and then throws it in the trash if he's not interested. End of story.

Let us know how it goes. I think...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Selling leads to no avail

You know law offices spend money on advertising, and not because they just want to brand themselves. They're looking for new business. They rent billboards, do tv ads, yellow pages and spend money on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd October 2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: [Direct Mail Strategy] Total Win? Or Miserable Idea?

I love this creative, out of the box thinking. How big is your list? That's an expensive test. If you're flush with cash, follow up the business cards with a mailer that contains a prepaid phone with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th September 2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Help with M3 Design for Lead Gen?

What I find amusing is that he has time to crank out these long winded, combative replies, but can't find 15 seconds to fix the website. Weird thought process IMO:confused:
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th August 2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Kenster's Real-Talk...Some Mindset Stuff

Agree with Jason. I'm getting myself into the right mindset intentionally now, instead of randomly.

Tony Robbins talks about how you need to have certainty that you will succeed with your plans....
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Continue to find more ways to gain clients

Everyone is looking for new ways. It's unnecessary. The old ways work, but they have to be consistently well executed. The old ways are actually better, because they're proven and they've been...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Check it if you like NO BS selling

Sorry, but this post is pure nonsense.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,999
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

Disagree due to overly generalized response. Where I live, the best pizza is the local one with 3 stores. They run TV ads but NEVER offer any coupons or discounts other than a daily special written...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd March 2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,847
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Do you have to be outgoing to succeed at sales?

I don't know about shy so to speak, but you can be a little on the introverted and reserved side. It depends on the product. If you're approach is more consultative and educational, a high energy...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Blind Pitching Potential Clients?

Being the cautious consumer I am, I see the free gift as a hook and I don't want to be hooked. Giving someone something creates a social contract with them. I recognize this and therefore usually...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th March 2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Am i only the one here who afraid from WIX?

Calm your fears my friend. A very small portion of people will go with Wix. The rest will hire someone who knows what they're doing. People can change their own oil, bake a cake, cut hair and mow the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st February 2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: It feels to me like so many people here have it wrong- It's all about the value

A ton of traffic is not necessarily the end all be all for Marcos' methods. He can can get their business visibility online in a bunch of channels, by splashing on a little PPC, ranking the site for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Running Local Workshops?

Did you by chance read Claude's Kindle book on Amazon? He spends a good bit of time explaining his workshop business in it. It was good info and covers a lot of things you might not think of unless...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Cold calling-ad space sales

Claude, just picked up the Kindle title. It's fantastic so far and a no brainer at 99c. I'll leave you a review on Amazon when I'm done. Thanks for bringing so much quality info to the forum. (Wow,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th November 2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,436
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Best offline sales books?

Check out this fun bit of Ben Feldman history. What a character and what a great mind.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Huskerdarren
Overcome the fear of cold calling

This video by the author of the Accidental Salesperson was just added to Youtube. It's a 15 minute mini course on overcoming the fear of cold calling. Enjoy

How to overcome the fear of cold...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th October 2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,303
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Offline Sales Is For Wimps! - Claude Whittaker, You might Agree!

I am shutting down my Ebay business and going to work full time until I can get something going with offline. I had an interview today. The job was cold calling to establish new accounts selling...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd October 2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,521
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Easy Direct Mail Method - Copy and Paste for Easy Profits

Really nice share Kebertt. It's very low pressure for anyone that wants to begin but does not want to tele-market for sales.

Wordpress has some excellent themes and plug ins. Anyone can build an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st October 2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,810
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Easy, Quick and Fun Cold Calling

Steve, how do you generate your list?
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,616
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: How would you approach a roofing business about buying your leads?

You know, leads start out hot and cool off quickly. I wouldn't give them to the first joker that shrugs his shoulders at your pitch. The receiver of your leads better show some urgency in responding...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th September 2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Hiding Wordpress Admin Panel From Clients

No need for a WSO. Look it up on Google or Youtube. You can do it.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th June 2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Mobile Pages and content: How much to allow and how much to charge?

I shoot for $300 and I'll do 5 pages for that. In very few cases will a mobile site need more than 5 to 6 pages. Mobile sites are about getting to the relevant info quickly and for that info to be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th June 2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,568
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Offliners, do you really know what the market price is for website dev?

Bob is right. Most of the people on here are cutting their teeth in the business. They can't start selling $10,000 packages until they know how to expertly deliver a $500 package. But, if someone is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th June 2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Finding my guy...

Good post Rus. I always cringe when I see advice about how to trick the gatekeeper.

Most gatekeepers are ladies and responding to them with kindness and sincerity is a much better approach. Very...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st June 2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Help me making youtube videos

There's a guy on YouTube and called Video Creations. I haven't used him but I've looked through his portfolio and his stuff is pretty decent. Most of them are for local small businesses of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th May 2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,308
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: You have a better shot of hitting the lottery than to rank a video!!

#2 organic ranking last check. Nicely done Tide.
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,989
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: My Competitor Has Confused Me. How Is He Making Money?

Custom, customized, none of this matters. No one is going to ask. The only thing that matters is the finished product. If business owner had the time to learn Wordpress, buy a template and customize...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 22nd November 2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,633
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: FLASH Websites need MOBILE Websites [Tutorial]

I'm also finding some results with City + Keyword + .ASPX.

There's a provider of restaurant websites called Ordereze that does a lot of work in Flash too.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 22nd November 2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Best Businesses for Mobile?

I do not think Realtors are a good market.

Most of them are attached to large broker, and if you look, most of them have their own webpage within the broker's enterprise site that does convert to...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 21st November 2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Question: QR Codes and Business Cards

This is a real nice idea-
Step 1) Pitch a restaurant that does catering and holiday parties. Hand out the cards or do a postcard mailing with QR codes pointing to a mobile site with packages and or...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th November 2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,643
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: The Mobile Movement Report

yes, thank you for sharing. This will be very useful to share.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th September 2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: A local coupon website?

It's a fine idea, especially if you do it well. There's more than one here and they advertise on the radio a lot so they must be driving business.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,098
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: How to Make $9,000 NET PROFIT in the Next Month from High School Football

Check out this seat cushion I found yesterday at a thrift store. Based on the advertisements, I estimate this ad has been around for 45 - 50 years.

Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: I need help with a proposal for a new roofing client!

Just curious, but why did you select this niche?

I think you are on the right track, but maybe do some research first on other specialties by calling them and hypothetically offering them leads. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Advice on dressing to meet clients for first time?

I wouldn't wear jeans under any circumstances. It's better to be a bit overdressed than eliminate yourself from the get go by being underdressed.

I prefer slacks or Docker style khakis, patterned...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th March 2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Told one of our clients yesterday that Mobile is the future.

I would disagree with that statement. People have 2 or 3 laptops, notebooks and desktops combined in their home at present. However things are evolving and it will be interesting to see which...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 80,312
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: NEWBIES READ THIS!!! How Y-O-U Can Make 50k From Nothing With ZERO HTML Knowledge

Qamar, I don't think that's what he intended. By all means, get to a point where you feel you have enough head knowledge and just jump in. So much of life is learning on the fly. Start with one small...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th March 2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,483
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Do lead gen sites really generate leads for local businesses?

With your experience, I think you should test it, especially in a highly competitive market where a lead is worth money. I would get the Google voice number as mentioned for tracking purposes/proof. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd March 2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,479
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: Need money in a hurry? Get your camera out and do what my friend Julie is doing!!!

Gary, what a great idea. I'll have to ask my wife if she'd like to do this. She has a brand new DSLR that she mostly uses to take pix of our kids and family events. May as well monetize and maximize...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 80,312
Posted By Huskerdarren
Re: NEWBIES READ THIS!!! How Y-O-U Can Make 50k From Nothing With ZERO HTML Knowledge

John, thank you. This is as actionable of a plan for the newbie as I've seen on the WF. It's beautiful in its simplicity from start to check in hand.

Here's the thing folks. We've gotta hit...
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