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Forum: Copywriting 19th September 2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Your Expert's Critique Needed

Yeah. It's that important. You have seconds to get a person to watch the video, read the page, or leave. Your current headline doesn't give any reason to keep going into the sales pitch.

You know...
Forum: Copywriting 18th September 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Your Expert's Critique Needed

Agree on the headline. It needs some work. Just off the top of my head after looking at your site it looks like the big idea is to gain credibility in the buyers field. I would use something along...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 12th May 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Professional HIGH QUALITY writer looking for long-term clients, charging a low $8/500 words

Adam,

I had just went over the article that you did for me the other day, and I have to
say that I am very impressed by the quality of your work. They writing was perfect,
was very well...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Check it if you like NO BS selling

More often than not people will be offended.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Offline Consultants: How Much are You Consistently Charging Clients for Whiteboard Videos?

Have you asked the plumbers what they think the video would be worth to them? You could try to negotiate up with them. At least you would know if it would still be profitable to put together a video...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Plastic Business Cards?

I had thought about getting some plastic cards, but I didn't think of that.

My cards are always marked up from a quick note to a prospect.

I guess i could carry a permanent marker.

Good...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Check it if you like NO BS selling

Worse than wasting my time would be a new guy coming in here thinking that
is a good idea to try. I worked with guys like that, they either learn its not the way, or they move on.

Even most of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Local Clients Wanting Everything For Free !

Hourly? Gross! I haven't worked for a wage since I was 17! Even when I had been employed it was all commission.

I have to agree with you, hourly isn't the way to go.

Nice post.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Phone leads - what niche?

What are you going to tell them when they ask you where you got your leads from?

There are already other companies that focus specifically on targeted list, which are not just scraped from google.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Check it if you like NO BS selling

I get emotional because it's attitudes like yours that give salespeople the stereotypes I have had to overcome for years.

You may think it works for you, maybe sometimes it does, but I can tell...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Check it if you like NO BS selling

Sometimes that works. I wouldn't count on that very often. It's really not the most professional thing I've seen done.

<<If you are new to sales, I wouldn't use this kind of language ever>>
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Offline Consultants: How Much are You Consistently Charging Clients for Whiteboard Videos?

What is your sales process like? Maybe I can help you enhance it a little bit.

A big thing to remember is the chiros are white collar workers while the plumbers are blue collar. They are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,383
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: How to consistantly get clients that pay you over $2000 a month.

Why should he have to pay anything or go through all that trouble to give you a FREEBIE? I would agree with you if he were doing a WSO, but this is not a WSO.
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Selling on a Monday morning?

I've also heard the same things about 8am-10am, before lunch, after lunch, between 3-5pm.

Even if it is true that I have a lower chance of making a sale, I would rather do something to make a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Offline Consultants: How Much are You Consistently Charging Clients for Whiteboard Videos?

Just got bored of doing the same thing. Now I don't really have a focus on a particular service, I just mainly do copy writing and consult. I like consulting because I don't have to keep prospecting,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Selling on a Monday morning?

Monday doesn't matter. You will hear the same thing about Friday afternoons, and Wednesdays. People will always have an excuse why they can't take calls.
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,383
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: How to consistantly get clients that pay you over $2000 a month.

Geez guys, focus a little more on the content of the video.

So many times we read complaints about warriors only offering teaser info to get you interested in their wso.

Now here is Chris with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Offline Consultants: How Much are You Consistently Charging Clients for Whiteboard Videos?

How much have you been charging for them?

Are you getting what your comfortable with?

A few years ago I got my start in consulting by offering video to my customers. These videos were just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Charge my client after 5 months of inactivity?

Call him and ask him if you did something wrong. Most likely he will say how he has been so busy with his own business and did not have time to deal with you.

Let him know that you would like to...
Forum: Copywriting 17th May 2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: my favorite gary halbert newsletter...

The questions was worded that way, but there was no correct answer. That means that neither would have outperformed the other.
Forum: Copywriting 17th May 2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: my favorite gary halbert newsletter...

His point was that neither one outperformed, or did any better that the other one.

As Mr. Subtle had also said above, we are not talking about advertorials, we are talking yellow pages. And...
Forum: Copywriting 16th May 2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: my favorite gary halbert newsletter...

I'm not because its a much different format than most other forms of advertising. When you are going to the yellow pages for something you need something. Either its a list of businesses who do what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: I have an idea..

Bob Ross' postcard method is similar to this and have had many warriors follow through and make money with it.

in my area we also have a mini magazine style that is taken on Valpak. It looks...
Forum: Copywriting 15th May 2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Where to look?

Just start reading post on the forum. You're going to find lots and lots of great advice here.

The link copymonster gave you is great and will take some time to go through.
Forum: Copywriting 15th May 2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: my favorite gary halbert newsletter...

I can see why neither one of those ads really work all that well.

the first ones just kind of your standard yellow page ad. Nothing really unique there.

the second one is just a article that...
Forum: Copywriting 15th May 2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Are Copywriters Cowards?

I started my sales career in telemarketing when I was 17. I couldn't stand doing it and hated every minute of it.

Turns out it was the best education that I ever recieved. Wouldn't trade it for...
Forum: Copywriting 14th May 2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Are Copywriters Cowards?

I don't think so, but i got my start in copywriting after almost 20 years in sales.

I guess it depends on what you are scared of. I'm a hell of a lot more nervous about sending out a big mailing...
Forum: Copywriting 14th May 2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: my favorite gary halbert newsletter...

There are still a lot of people who use the yellow pages everyday. I don't myself, but I know different people who get their new copy and transfer the old copy to their car so they can use it there...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th May 2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: A Strange Phenomena (About Closing The Deal)

When I was selling cars the worst customer was always the one that barged into the showroom and anoinced "who wants to sell a car!" Nearly all of the veterans would scatter and the new guys would get...
Forum: Copywriting 28th February 2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: a great way to build wealth as a copywriter

It doesn't necessarily have to be an entire system either. Dan Kenedy sells his newsletters to chiropractors. Of course with a newsletter one would have to be done every month.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,297
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Wow. Cold Calling works. $3.5k+ of new business in a week.

You are sending people away from a success post and telling someone that their method is flawed?

He made $3500 in a week. Why would he change his approach at all? It wouldn't make any sense at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,456
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: After 6 Weeks of Cold Calling...My Closing Rate Is Finally 60%

Right. Why even keep this section open anymore?

All business owners need to do is search around google for a few days, and learn months of trail and error. Probably should put a complete halt on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,989
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: My Competitor Has Confused Me. How Is He Making Money?

Don't worry about competition like that. Probably the only time that they will be offering support is during the 30 minutes of time. There is likely going to be very little customer support there,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,712
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Exactly HOW much $$$ for a commission sales rep

How much is the cost of your services? It's hard to give you a specific number to give out when I don't know what the starting number is.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,712
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Exactly HOW much $$$ for a commission sales rep

I think Don's post on percentages was about as perfect as a response as you can get without knowing what your price structure is.

Percentages of the sale is much more effective than just a set...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,712
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Exactly HOW much $$$ for a commission sales rep

That may very well be the case. But quite frankly if you are interviewing a salesperson that is not making their rent, then they are not going to be a good performer.

I've done sales and sales...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,712
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Exactly HOW much $$$ for a commission sales rep

Completely sums up the tread in one sentence. That is if the salesperson is even going to start.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,712
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Exactly HOW much $$$ for a commission sales rep

Those guys are going to continue to keep hiring all of the time, and there have been many of those same thoughts on the board here.

For some reason its assumed that sales people are a dime a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 129,275
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Make $5000 per month and be a hero.

Big points there.

Too many "get rich quick" schemes on here, but this is not one of them. This requires work, and you should treat it like a job instead of just a hobby.

Don't worry about the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,712
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Exactly HOW much $$$ for a commission sales rep

There is no way that you will ever be able to attract top talent with that type of thinking.

People that are looking for a commission sales job do it because they know that they can make more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,681
Posted By MonteMichaels
None of them are 100 percent. It would be nice...

None of them are 100 percent. It would be nice though.






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Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,681
Posted By MonteMichaels
The question was about the service, not the...

The question was about the service, not the character of the owner. It's a good service that saves me a lot of money every month.

I doubt that you check Google every time you go to a restaurant,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,681
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Question for those that use infofree

A sales rep bashing a competitor? That never happens.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: New Online Payment Method

Sounds like it may be promising in the future as long as it can survive the next few years of no one wanting to be the first to try it out.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,681
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Question for those that use infofree

Yeah you download them in CSV. I do that with my dialers. Works pretty darn good, and you cant beat the price.

I have not wasted my time with the emails, so I can't comment on that. The phone...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,959
Posted By MonteMichaels
I use Callfire from my computer. It costs three...

I use Callfire from my computer. It costs three bucks an hour nut it's worth it. keeps my dials coming so that I don't get distracted and start something else.

I also use sales dialer for android...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,959
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Manta.com best source for Free leads? I'm about to start cold calling....

Manta is good, but it does take some time to get all of the leads together.

I use infofree because I can put the list together online and download it. I then upload it to my dialer. Takes alot of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,977
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Directory Site Profits 102- The Continuation- Back To The Basics- and THEN Some!

There really should not be that many changes done on a regular basis in the first place. I don't see where that should be a problem anyway.

I absolutely agree with you about providing a service to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,555
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: So After Hundreds Of Cold Calls. . .

You can see a website, even though it is not physical, it is something that the senses can grasp. That makes it much easier for your brain to wrap around.

SEO is intangible. There is no physical...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,213
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: How To Make $840 A Month With Business Cards

I like it. It looks more professional that way. Once you have the racks they are paid for, and are not going to be taken down so easy.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Will a script like this work?

There gets to be alot of post like these where someone throws together a script without any thought in it whatsoever, and wants the rest to critique. Usually with that critique they want the script...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th May 2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,918
Posted By MonteMichaels
That would be creative and more likely to get a...

That would be creative and more likely to get a business owners attention.


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Forum: Offline Marketing 6th May 2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By MonteMichaels
Check out the warriors for hire section. There...

Check out the warriors for hire section. There are some really talented people on there that you can outsource almost anything to, and get some amazing results.

I can barely do the basic offline...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th May 2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,918
Posted By MonteMichaels
You might want to brush up on proper marketing. ...

You might want to brush up on proper marketing.

With proper marketing you wouldn't have to worry about what location you are at. You can better spend that mall money on postcards and go to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Do you know of good people who do press releases?

Take a look around the warriors for hire section. There are some great ones there. Look at the reviews that were left for them, and see if they have a sample. If they don't ask for one.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By MonteMichaels
Re: Thoughts of hiring 100% commission sales reps in other markets (COMPLETELY OFFLINE)

I've seen that same attitude from employers in the real world as well. You can always tell which ones could care less about their salespeople, because they are the company that is always running ads...
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