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Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,582
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: MAGNET DIRECTORY -- KILLIN' IT!

Did a soft launch in 2013 but I was so much more inexperienced in sales then! Going much better this time!
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,582
Posted By Jon Martin
MAGNET DIRECTORY -- KILLIN' IT!

Hey guys,

Is anybody still doing fridge magnet directories? I am putting together a magnet for my city right now with a lucrative email method -- I sent out only 200 emails today and I already...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,675
Posted By Jon Martin
HOLY SH*# -- IM GOING TO BE ON SHARK TANK (DRAGONS DEN)

Hey WARRIORS!

Sweet news -- I'm going to film for the original version of Shark Tank, the Canadian one -- Dragon's Den.

I will be pitching a NEW restaurant/bar/comedy club. We will be bringing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st December 2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,852
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: $10 Offline Trick: Get Clients

I'm going to try this with $40/referral -- I'll post a picture of a lump of cash and see if that grabs some attention!
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st May 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By Jon Martin
BE THE HERO OF YOUR OWN MOVIE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTuElM6T50w&feature=youtu.be

I love this. I think that I'm going to try and use this mentality. Powerful stuff.
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Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,056
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Meds that help you cold call?

Guys, it's called WEED
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,287
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: September Cold calling challenge

I'm in!

I will make 70 calls / day, 4 days a week.
Prospecting for roofing leads $200 ea.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd June 2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,956
Posted By Jon Martin
Magnet Directory - HELP ME BRAINSTORM!

Hey everyone,

If you haven't read Martin's thread (or the many others by different users) regarding Fridge Magnet Directories, you might need to read this OP to understand the concept I'm...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th May 2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Prospect: "I have a FB FanPage" I Checked: 4 Whole Fans!

Jason's got the winning attitude here. Cold calling can definitely be frustrating. Just remember that your job is to deliver the message. You're going to get assholes and people who are ignorant and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: The Most Daring/Dangerous Thing You Said In Order to Close a Deal

This thread is gold. Hilarious and informative hahaha
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Website Design - When Clients Want 80% Demos - Waste of Time?

I always ALWAYS make sure I have a deposit before I even lift a finger for a client. If they're stubborn and want to know why tell them that you have employees to pay and you've been burned in the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Funny Ad Placement... Will Make You Laugh

Hahaha - this is great!

Reminds me of that Modern Family episode when they try putting a real estate ad of their family on the van LOL.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,729
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: I'm a SISSIE and I need HELP!

THIS!

Started doing elliptical and/or runs at the start of my day rather than the end and the result is beneficial in so many aspects, even aside from the business.

Also, I like to play some...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Are You Hungry?

It's pretty incredible the tactics you can pick up without ever having to open up a sales book or a marketing forum. These little intricacies are EVERYWHEREE and the more we're able to pick up on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th March 2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: How To Sell $$$$ At A Discount ($5K for 5 Hrs)

I definitely understand your building frustration with the misinformation on the forum - haha. I commend you for sharing this knowledge though and I hope you continue to contribute like this around...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th March 2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Selling leads vs taking commissions?

Why are you looking to sell leads rather than simply outsourcing the work and collecting profit? Wouldn't that make more sense?

Also re: the commissions idea -- how do you intend on keeping your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th February 2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,539
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Your Website Looks Awful

A lot of the time I'm just honest with the person I'm talking. "Mr. Smith, your website is pretty outdated, wouldn't you agree?".

If the website hasn't been touched in awhile they'll agree with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Finding Website Designers

Go to craigslist and look at postings made by Web Designers looking for clients. Let them know that you can deliver said clients to them, etc. If you can outsource the job to somebody else, you can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,003
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: This Craigslist Ad Brings In 3-5 Leads Per Day

Never really got into utilizing classifieds to generate web development leads, but maybe I'll give it a try. Craigslist isn't big in my area (southwestern ontario) but I'm sure Kijiji could do the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Website Design Pitch - What elements do you look for?

Are you planning to target businesses of whom have outdated websites?
Are you planning to target businesses of whom have yet to create a website?
Are you planning to target both?

^^

This...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th January 2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Bar & Restaurant Blogging, Lucrative?

I hope you can find the information you're looking for and I also hope you seriously try this out. Not only could it make you some money, but it sounds fun too. You could probably get some free...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd January 2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,008
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: BEST script for walking into businesses for mobile sites

Have you made an attempt at cold calling/telemarketing yet? I'm not saying you shouldn't go hitting up businesses, but maybe you should give the phone a try first. It'll give you ample opportunity to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st January 2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,111
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Cold Calling Vs Other Acquisition Methods

I can't speak on behalf of cold calling as it pertains to ROI and statistics - I haven't dabbled enough in looking at my own numbers to be able to verify much. I've done direct mail, e-mail, you name...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th December 2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Can't get prospects to pay for hosting

Instead of marketing a free website, why not advertise a $50 or $100 website with the hosting charges included? You'd still be able to find the similar prospects who are willing to throw a few bucks...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Telemarketers - Do You Watch What You Eat Before Calling?

Some intriguing points were discussed here. I think what IAmNameless is trying to say is that tone, confidence, etc. DOES matter when cold calling, yet taking additional measures isn't so much a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Advice For Your Follow Up Calls

Not sure if I would leave voice-mails if I was following up a direct mail campaign, but when I am doing cold prospecting I sometimes leave a quick message. I've actually gotten a few clients from...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Telemarketers - Do You Watch What You Eat Before Calling?

I actually sing, and my vocal coach/teacher advises against anything dairy on performance days, so I guess that would equate to telemarketing as well, just in a less-extreme manner I suppose. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Letters From Domain Registry of Canada...Do I gotta pay them?

I live in Canada and I've received it too. It's not actually affiliated with the gov. of Canada - they just want you to register your domain with them for an insane price. Ignore it! :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st August 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,144
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Failed Business - Losing the House.

Unless you have motivated, intelligent friends I would personally disagree with those of whom are telling you to get your friends to help out. I'm a teenager myself, and I know how unreliable and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st August 2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,144
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Failed Business - Losing the House.

Build/scrape up your calling list whenever you have free time throughout the next couple of days. Sort through the numbers you have and find the ones that have A) No website or B) an out of date...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th August 2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Easy Money from Dentists...

Also, your signature is not working. Thought I'd let you know. Good luck with this strategy.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th August 2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,035
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Funny Telemarketing "Tactics"

When I worked in a call center sometimes we would goof off and talk in different accents for fun. The worst is when you actually get an interested lead and so you have to continue talking in that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th August 2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,471
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Need to get $50k within 60 days

#1) If you're a beginner, this is unrealistic. This comes down to $25,000 / month. If you can make it happen, be prepared to sleep very little and work your ass off.

#2) There was a thread...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th August 2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Realistic timeframe

You might think of it as odd that they don't want a resume, but I'll tell you why. The manager of that call room doesn't care who you are as a person. They don't care what you look like. They don't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,625
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: I'm about to go door to door selling Mobile Sites..

Money maker,

I'm 16 years old as well. It's nice to see other guys as young as I getting out there and taking some action. Awesome! I suggest that you continue doing your "cold walks" but in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By Jon Martin
TIM HORTON'S PROSPECT!

I just got home from Tim Hortons (yes, I'm Canadian!) and I had an interesting exchange with a mechanic while waiting in line. Not to say that this is a definite sale or anything, but an interesting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Do you have overdue bills?

It's coincidental that I stumbled upon this thread today -- I was just thinking about this concept myself last night. How we all partake in "selling" whether our conscious mind is aware of it or not....
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,500
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Cold Calling Let Me Count The Ways

First of all, thanks for taking the time to write up this thread. I enjoyed reading through it for the most part, even if we don't see eye-to-eye on everything within.



This is untrue, and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Running Adwords campaigns for clients - Good training material?

That makes perfect sense.

I'm sure there are a lot of helpful tutorials scattered online - but I understand you're looking for something more FULL, similar to a course. I can't suggest any paid...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,539
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: How degrading, I feel like a failure: cold calling, Warriors saying NO...

One word - wow. What a mess this good-intentioned thread has become. Can't say I wasn't entertained reading through it though. It's always funny to see CC naysayers trying to debate against absolute...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Your Company Website

Are these potential clients going to be local for the most part? I'd take a look at your local competition if I were you. Tony Robbins says it best: “If you want to be successful, find someone who...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: DO IT NOW!

"The path to success is to take massive, determined action." ~ Tony Robbins.

What a fantastic thread, and a fantastic way to contribute to the offline forum. Loving your posts more and more every...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th August 2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Great blog on Sales and Cold Calling

It's Canadian too -- nice! I'll give it a look. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th August 2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Just sealed the deal with my first client on the first meeting!

This is awesome - congratulations!

There's no feeling like closing that first sale, regardless of how much it is. It will get easier and easier to make these closes too. Best of luck with future...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th August 2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Why do so many newbies fail ?

I see a reoccuring argument in every person's response -- that being that people hesitate to TAKE ACTION. John Williamson said it right when he emphasized how many continue to devour information yet...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th August 2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Politician As A Client???

Can't you keep it on the DL? You don't have to advertise EVERY client in your portfolio! ;)

Either way, I don't think it will hurt you as much as it will HELP you! If people see that your client...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Help! Where Can I Find Commission-Only Sale People For My SEO/SMM/Lead Gen Company???

Thanks for the heads up! I'm signed up @ the telemarketing forum but I have yet to dig into the goldmine of information there. I'll check it out tonight -- thanks!

Best of luck finding these reps....
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: What to offer Offline companies

In regards to the leaflets, be sure the company is OK with there being advertisements for other companies all over it. If I was a local business owner that would be a turn off for me. I'd rather just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th August 2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Limosine Company -- Help Me Close!

Thought I'd give an update:

I ended up getting a $500 sale! Picking up the check tomorrow! I'm happy, but at the same time recognize the mistakes I made when booking this guy. It was one of my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th August 2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 993
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Outsourcing - WHERE TO FIND REPRESENTATIVES?

Most definitely.



Actually, IT DOES. Thank you for the feedback. I was thinking about this particular issue myself. I'm working with the CEO to make this commission-based position as appealing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th August 2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Getting SEO Clients

One important thing that you need to keep in mind when calling these clients is that a lot of them are called SEVERAL times a week by people offering SEO services. It's becoming more and more popular...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,362
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: MY TELEMARKETING EXPERIENCE! (COLD CALLING - IT WORKS)

At least you know how to debate intellectually and make valid arguments. It was a fun read! I understand that it's best not to waste your time and energy on that sort of thing though.

Thanks for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Help! Where Can I Find Commission-Only Sale People For My SEO/SMM/Lead Gen Company???

I'm trying to find commission-based sales people all over the continent myself, and it's hard to find dedicated people who know what they're doing with a commission-only attitude. Can't blame them...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,362
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: MY TELEMARKETING EXPERIENCE! (COLD CALLING - IT WORKS)

You're welcome! Tbh when I made that thread I wasn't even thinking about my days in a call center haha. It was fully focused on my journey of making cold calls to local businesses for my web design...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By Jon Martin
Re: Just got a new client this morning in the most unexpected way - do this or you're missing out...

I love this thread! It does two things:

- Exemplifies what simple methods of exposure can do for your company/service.
- Provides offliners with a reminder of sorts that real estate agents are a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st July 2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,362
Posted By Jon Martin
MY TELEMARKETING EXPERIENCE! (COLD CALLING - IT WORKS)

This is my first month here (although it seems like it's been much longer!) and I came to terms with the fact that COLD CALLING works, quite quickly. Being a teen who worked in a call center in the...
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