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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd June 2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,867
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Ebay. Is it worth it ?

you say the seller pays shipping?... That is wrong, the buyer sells shipping and if you are smart about it you can make 50 cents per item. So your theories are out of wack - you don't know the most...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th May 2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Need Ebay Efficiency Help

you can export a csv file of paid items that need to be shipped - there might be a way to use that
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,022
Posted By rbecklund
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

The discussion is apples and oranges because there are those here who make a living doing this and have vast amounts of real life experience in the time and effort involved in making a site (that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Cold calling to sell logos vs. web design

Ken's menu advice is great.

You need to just try to make some calls. Don't get hung up on conversion rates. Just start calling and see what happens.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By rbecklund
Re: How Many Backlinks Does A Site Have?

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Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By rbecklund
Re: SEO is Dead - Here's Your Pivot

Just more hyperbolic non-sense from Google.


It's all SEO in the end.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 38,007
Posted By rbecklund
Re: my exact cold calling script for selling websites via the yellow pages

I agree with Jon. Nice info and thanks for sharing. I wouldn't do anything for free though. It is a way to get interest, but you might get lots of tire kicker types.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,259
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Dealing with never ending Website clients and how to solve it.

This a problem for anyone doing website design. As you progress you figure out ways to deal with it, whether it's included in the SOW or just raising your prices so you don't feel taken advantage of....
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th March 2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By rbecklund
Re: An Apple a day.... or something like that.

Just spending 2 hours per day on the phone calling, prospecting - whatever you want to call it. You can't predict the outcomes. Some will let you one call close, some will want to see information and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Dear Offline Bizzers... Can you provide rough figures on how much revenue you generate per year?

Mine, might not be so uplifting and motivational - just realistic...

I agree with not quitting your day job. I'm seeing it first hand, my partner quit her job over a year ago and is now looking...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th December 2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,503
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Cold Calling for PPC Need Some Help

I've cold called for PPC and you have to make sure they know you didn't click on their ad, if they think you did that is the end of the call...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th December 2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,423
Posted By rbecklund
Re: $100,000 a year from Web Design possible?

If you haven't already been making sites for customers, you might want to get used to what that can be like before making grand plans.
As Bob Ross said you can't just jam this out. Many sites can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th December 2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,823
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Does It EVER Get EASIER?!?

I think #1 and #2 kind of go together. You have to be able to get some time away from the business. If you don't, you probably should have an assistant to dump stuff on - one that works in your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th December 2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,647
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Living Social Visited Our Bakery today. They sent a walk in sales rep.

A moving company client of mine just did Living Social and it worked well for them. They understood they needed to up their price to make enough money. They felt the extra work in a normally slow...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Pain Point Ideas For Website Redesign Cold Calling?

I've done a lot of cold calling and what I've found is a business having a crappy website isn't a pain point for a lot of them. I find webdesign work from people with nice websites, but they want to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th November 2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,315
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Outsourcing?

We have started to hire local people to build sites for us. We have done the odesk outsourcing stuff and it hasn't work well for us. We like the idea that we can sit down with the person we are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th November 2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By rbecklund
Re: US Offliners....

I early voted on Friday. It was great seeing all the long lines on the last day of early voting.
Forum: Programming 5th November 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By rbecklund
Need help - Drupal Ajax

We built a site on Drupal with AJAX, but can’t seem to get this one issue resolved. Any help is appreciated.
Click on the name in the middle, then click on a Series titles, such as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th October 2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By rbecklund
Re: "The Traffic Myth" - Get Over it.

True - I think it's easier to sell someone on a redesign than a brand new site. There are lots of sites out there that were done years ago. We just got one and the copyright date is 2003!...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th October 2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,209
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Telemarketing - Answer these questions please!

1. Very cheap, fastest way to get results
2. calling local (now regional) small businesses for seo & webdesign
3. read what I could on WF about cold calling and watched some youtube vids
4. I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Poll: What's Your BIGGEST Hate When Prospecting?

Following up is my least favorite - but it has to be done...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,647
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Wordpress theme for business directory listing website?

No kidding - those themes/plugins are pretty generic.
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,388
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Offline Marketing For Unsigned Musicians and Bands

It sounds good, but aren't there other portals, while not that same there are similarities with like reverbnation. I know there are others, but can't remember them. The problem also, is musicians are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th September 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,206
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Craigslist Posting Services?

I've started doing this. One week in, we will see how it works.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th September 2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,041
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Everyone is missing the BIG picture with LinkedIn

Holy Sh*t! You got a group with 20k in it? That is awesome. Gives me something to shoot for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th September 2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Web Design Clients - Copy and Content Creation?

I like the voice recorder idea, getting content is always a pain. I wouldn't have a fiverr person rewrite it though. have good write rewrite the info.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 40,834
Posted By rbecklund
Re: My EXACT script i use for Cold Calling

I've been blown off on a few meetings - it happens. You can call to confirm, but I don't want them to cancel.
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,262
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Start Cold Calling tommorow :D

Congrats on getting going on the cold calling. I don't agree with prequalifying who you are going to call. I have gotten work from people who have great sites ranking #1 for their main keyword. The...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th August 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,447
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Too of many us out there? Thoughts?

ivent - I'm contacting businesses in one of the largest 5 cities in the U.S., in one of those niches that newbies are told to contact and I'm getting some nice work and leads from this over saturated...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th August 2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,434
Posted By rbecklund
Re: How degrading, I feel like a failure: cold calling, Warriors saying NO...

Nice initial post!

I for one am so happy I learned cold calling from John D. Just today, I closed my biggest website job - a large ecommerce site. Got it from cold calling. Never have met with the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,513
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Cold Calling: where do you get your list from??

used to use referenceusa but our library dropped it and now it's atoz listings or something - the lists are old. I now just use scraper software.
Another thing to do is call businesses with ads in...
Forum: Programming 27th July 2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By rbecklund
setting minimum - maximum quantities in Market Press Lite

I posted this in webdesign, but might be more appropriate here...

Hi, just wondering if anyone knows how to set minimum to maximum quantity settings in Market Press Lite for Wordpress. For...
Forum: Website Design 27th July 2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By rbecklund
Setting minimum quantities in Market Press Lite

Hi, just wondering if anyone knows how to set minimum to maximum quantity settings in Market Press Lite for Wordpress. For example bulk purchase of 10 - 50 items.
We want to be able to give a per...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,348
Posted By rbecklund
Re: My Pathetic Cold Calling Journey

You are doing it - that's what matters. Just keep at it and the sales will come. Congrats!
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th July 2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,282
Posted By rbecklund
Re: nice $700 day, thanks to John Durham and Jason Kanigan

In the beginning the rude ones were hard to deal with, now they make me laugh. It's just something you have to get used to. But remember it's not you, it's them. If you're nice and polite they are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th July 2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Determination is key

Some local libraries have online business databases that you can search for business type, size, location etc and download the list. Here you just need your library card number to access the info,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th July 2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,088
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Operation Cold Call - A Journey To Freedom With John Durham's Methods

John - this is so true - I never connected it with calling and leaving messages but you are right on. When we played live we never worried about mistakes because our feeling was people would remember...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th July 2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,386
Posted By rbecklund
Re: FREE OFFLINE REPORT-"The Great Telemarketing War Report" - Make Money Starting NOW!!

If it weren't for this report and offline crack by JD - I may have been on the streets with my 15 y.o. son. This method has been the basis for getting clients since I started cold calling last July....
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,243
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Need help now. Cold calling which niches?

Not sure if this would help, but I get my calling lists from the online databases at the public library here in Austin. I think a lot of libraries have online databases. You do have to have a library...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 27th June 2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By rbecklund
Shopping cart design/configuration on Wordpress

We need help with this. The example is not the site we are working on, but what the client wants. We want to know how much and how long to design this and what shopping cart would you use.

Forum: Offline Marketing 25th June 2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,914
Posted By rbecklund
Re: What do you wear when meeting a client?

jeans, button shirt, boots, 3-5 days beard growth (I hate shaving). Would love to wear shorts since it's so hot here but I got too many tattoos...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Cold Calling So Frustrating...

Good info here.

In almost a year of cold calling I've learned to expect that most people won't be interested in a website, but if I just make enough calls I will get sales. Cold calling is pretty...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th June 2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Top 10 Actions You Take Per Week

-Be persistant
-have a routine (when you start working, etc)
-have goals
-raise prices
-don't give up
-have someone you can trust to bounce ideas off and who will tell you you're doing good
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th June 2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Recommended companies to outsource SEO?

In the warriors for hire and wso section there are SEO providers, there are some good ones. Full service providers like hubshout and endlessrise might be an option, but their prices aren't wf or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th June 2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,568
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Offliners, do you really know what the market price is for website dev?

Both points are valid. The reality is most of us are starting out or have young businesses so we are taking what work we can get and our prices are too low. But it is important for us to understand...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th June 2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By rbecklund
Re: A Call For Members To Up Their Game

I've been trying to get info out of a warrior to outsource some services, who was recommended to me, he does respond after awhile, but he won't actually answer my questions...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By rbecklund
Re: closing deals

Agree with what others have said. also, those who can barely pay anything aren't worth it and they don't benefit as much as someone who is willing to pay for better service, so the low payer isn't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Cold Callers - Do you leave messages or not?

Good answers, much appreciated. I'll do some experimenting over the next few weeks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,000
Posted By rbecklund
Re: How to build my team? Please help warriors.

Or you could go the other route and hire locally in your area so you could meet with them to train and supervise. Sometimes that can work better than trying to work with people through skype/email....
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st June 2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Cold Callers - Do you leave messages or not?

These aren't warm leads, these are straight cold calls from a least - there would be no following up. Maybe down the road retry them again.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st June 2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Cold Callers - Do you leave messages or not?

Jason - I like the idea of leaving them wondering to get calls returned. But it just seems more productive to plow through the numbers until I get someone I can engage in conversation.
People do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st June 2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By rbecklund
Cold Callers - Do you leave messages or not?

Something I've been pondering while making calls this morning. Should I leave messages or not? I almost always leave a short message when I get an answering machine. I have gotten a few call backs...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st May 2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 931
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Please Help me, Warriors!!!

This is what I do when I get CC payments - I have a paypal business acct, so I if you don't this might not work, But go into your acct and click merchant services along the top menu and click create...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Looking for backlinks advice

Probably not a good idea to get fiverr gigs for backlinking, you don't really know where the links are coming from. There are things you can do to optimize your site to really help it rank for bridal...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,077
Posted By rbecklund
Re: Which Logo is better?

Best WF thread in awhile! 2nd one.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th May 2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,411
Posted By rbecklund
Re: 6 Sales Deep... Here's What's Working

Way to go Jesse! Great post.

The thing that blows my mind is the amount of work that is out there if you just go get it - essentially it's unlimited.
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