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Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Ron Lafuddy
Re: Hey EXPERIENCED WARRIORS, how would you make $400/month if you were just starting out?

Sounds like you're looking for material to write a report. You're playing in the wrong forum.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By bob ross
Re: Wait a minute... this stuff still works?

I personally think that in addition to the WF's major decline after its sale, the "golden" era of digital marketing has ended and everyday people aren't so interested in hopping on the offline...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th December 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: I want to double my business in 2016

I agree with Dani's post.

The real question I have for kemdev is:

Are you figuring out the SOLID NUMBERS for doubling, quadrupling, zillionizing your business?

Or are you hoping?

Yes,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th December 2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By DaniMc
Re: I want to double my business in 2016

EDIT: I just want to say, you are doing an awesome job for where you are in life. If you keep at it, you are going to be living the dream soon.

Didn't read all of this so I apologize if it has...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: I want to double my business in 2016

Everyone has a story where a non-buyer gave them referrals and they bought. But I'm saying after 35 years, 7,200 sales, tens of thousands of referrals.....concentrate on getting referrals from...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By bizgrower
Re: I want to double my business in 2016

Some things for both of you.

I posted this site before in a different thread. I'm not affiliated. I like how they use their site to qualify
by type of business and by pricing (check the about...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: I want to double my business in 2016

Systemize your business.

Gerber....e-myth...plenty of videos on Youtube.

Yes, it's a service business not selling flowers or candy, but you can do it and brand it your way. This has been my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: I want to double my business in 2016

You're at a point now, where most of you business should come from referrals.

You are doing it wrong, completely wrong. You need your clients to introduce you to the referrals, and you need to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th November 2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,370
Posted By John Durham
I resign from the WF today.

Ya know....

I could point to the thread where it all started, but Im not going to. I CREATED the market on WF for the telemarketing movement, only it wasnt a market to me , it was a passion. A...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th July 2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,632
Posted By massiveray
Re: I just made $3000 I want to start my own web agency

People seem to really like Nameless' WSO, I haven't read it so I can't comment, but his posts can be good.

I run a nice little agency, I don't do social though as it's extremely time consuming and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th July 2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,632
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: I just made $3000 I want to start my own web agency

Yeah OP I would just go get Nameless' WSO. At that price point you're not going to find anything better...or even close.

Savidge4 runs an agency too, and the rest of us have sold web design at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By savidge4
Re: Productizing Website Design

Your model and the one I used in my site development business is very similar. I would really really think twice about theme development. Theme development unto itself is a full time job. keeping...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By Barry Unruh
Re: Productizing Website Design

Ok, I just re-read all of KemDev's posts. I still do not see where he states a monthly fee, and felt his OP stated the opposite. He wants to offer it as a product, not an ongoing monthly service.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By bizgrower
Re: Productizing Website Design

I agree and without service, it seems like it would be a commodity. OR, maybe the client already has Leadpages or Salesforce or something in place for lead gen, but wants to use OP's platform (and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By savidge4
Re: Productizing Website Design

I think if you look at what they have said.. they want an upfront.. with about $100 a month after... I would imagine there could be a boost in that monthly. Look at a site such as big commerce to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By DABK
Re: Productizing Website Design

I think you need to know what type of business would buy what you suggest...

Probably it would have to be a size-based / income-based... They'd have to have the money but not so much money they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th July 2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By savidge4
Re: Productizing Website Design

If we start looking at this programmatically there are 4 basic elements to every page. There is a Header, A body, a sidebar, and a footer. And right down to bare basics there are only 2 kinds of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Real offline snafus....here's mine..what's yours? and ideas

Commitment and investment are so related...charge too low and you get clients who shrug off the work because it doesn't hurt them to do so.

It's a difficult line to find because even when you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th May 2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: [Live Case Study] I got ticked off and sent him this, will it get me anywhere?

I can only speak for myself. I am never curious about the prospect's next move. I only care if he is getting closer to buying, or getting further away. Showing any disrespect to me, would show me...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th May 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By misterme
Re: [Live Case Study] I got ticked off and sent him this, will it get me anywhere?

I've gotten his kind of response before. I'm on to it. It's a negotiation ploy. Putting you down, belittle you, dominate you, giving you the "I'm the one in a position to help, not YOU! Do for me and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th April 2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,326
Posted By misterme
Re: Grant Cardone's Favorite Closes

Methinks thou dost protest too much.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,326
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Grant Cardone's Favorite Closes

Joe's post in Bold. Mine not.

I can't help it. My Salesman's Soul is making me say these things. ;)


Have you seen enough to make a decision? or
Have you seen enough to make a decision on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,326
Posted By joe golfer
Grant Cardone's Favorite Closes

Grant Cardone is using Twitter's Periscope better than anyone I've seen so far. Recently he took questions and someone asked what are his favorite closes.

This is what he said -- by the way, to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By NateOlsen
Google My Business *Update* Anyone else noticing this?

I noticed that if you add a city to a keyword search no pack pulls up but if you do a keyword search with no city you get pack results, Anyone else noticing this?
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,625
Posted By Freebiequeen1999
The "realities" of offline = do you sell offline?

I remain amazed at some things here...and I truly wonder how many people actually do work "offline" with (small) business owners?

There seems to be a huge tendency here to underestimate the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

Any advertising media will do. Do you have any direct mail companies flooding your area with junk mail? Advo, Val-Pak, Town Money Saver, Gold Clipper, Penny Saver?

Are there any leave behinds, you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

And here are some of the local events that are promoted in my neck of the woods

hub4101 (http://digitalbrisbane.com.au/Events/hub4101-Personalisation-of-Digital-Media)

Interactive Minds -...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By joe golfer
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

Here are examples of radio stations staging or co-promoting seminars. One of the reasons they do this is commercial advertising for traditional media is slowly going digital.

NTR and Small Market...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

Local Chambers are fine for promotion.

A long time ago when I was active in my local chamber we started out with around 70 members with around 30 -40 attending regular monthly breakfast meetings....
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

You were a sponsor.

If you want to piggyback on another person's group, you can do it one of three ways;
1) As a sponsor. You are paying for the right to be introduced to the audience, and to be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By DABK
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

Could yo piggy-back on someone else's list?

Once upon a time, I wanted to be in front of a lot of loan officers and mortgage brokers and didn't have the time or the money. I had no clue how to do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By joe golfer
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

Here is a recent teleseminar on how to get corporate sponsors. Event sponsorship is covered. Runs around 55 minutes.
Welcome to the Event (http://bit.ly/19aLY7n)
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

Kemdev in bold. me in not bold.

My goal is to put on an educational 1 1/2 hour seminar on local online marketing in front of 50 business owners. My typical client is a contractor (plumbing, hvac,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

100 is a big call for a small budget.

I run seminars for clients on a monthly basis and have done for several years.

My clients' seminars are not aimed at tradespeople but one of my offline...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th March 2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By savidge4
Re: So you want to host a seminar?

Not that I am going to be of much help but I do radio advertising.. and $300 wont even get the commercial recorded! I would count that out.

I might try and schmooze the local hardware store? ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th February 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By ewenmack
Case Studies and Testimonial's: How To Squeeze Every Last Drop Of Money Out Of Them

Create them the way I show you has a number of powerful yet subtle effects on your reader.

1 It creates "I want that". Your reader doesn't know what you do, doesn't care, just wants the outcome.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th February 2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,586
Posted By kenmichaels
Re: What Do You Guys Do In These Situations?

Love all these steadfast answers.

The real truth is, business morals and decisions are on a sliding scale.

Sure you might have some core fundamental lines you wont cross
- lets say "I wont...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd February 2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,586
Posted By TheBigBee
Re: What Do You Guys Do In These Situations?

All very noble answers. I disagree.

The mathematically correct thing to do is to take the money every single time. MOST business are doomed to fail. In the process of failing they pay:


...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By iAmNameLess
Re: What time of day best to call to get Business Owner?

I can honestly say it doesn't matter when it comes to getting the sale. Now in order to reach more prospects and convert more prospects into true leads then there are different times for different...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th December 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By iAmNameLess
Re: Has anyone actually received a duplicate content penalty for noncompetitive local sites?

It's not so much linking to a high PR site as it is about linking to a relevant site to the page and keyword topic. It's becoming more and more about relevance than anything else right now.

Still...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th November 2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Kay King
Re: Incoming leads and secretaries

Yes, they do. They are charged with gathering "quotes" for the boss to look at. From there they might be asked their opinion about the people they talked to....and the boss will decide which 2-3...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th November 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By kenmichaels
Re: Incoming leads and secretaries

Qualify better on your capture page.

One suggestion is to let them know your time is valuable and if they cant answer
( these five basic ) questions ... don't bother calling

then list five...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By savidge4
Re: How much to charge clients

Jason, NO its NOT pulled out of thin air.

Website Design Pricing (http://www.webhostplace.net/html/website_design_pricing.html) 3 to 4 pages $400

Website design prices: Cheap web design costs &...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd May 2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By savidge4
Re: What "real value offering" should I make when pitching a new website (development)?

I personally do exactly what you are suggesting. In general one time sales. build the site and move on. ( I charge in the $1000+ range ) In todays market Google places, Bing Local, and Yahoo local (...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd April 2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,610
Posted By Neison
Re: Offliners, Leave The Plumbers and Dentists Alone.

I felt several disconnects in the OP. I'm seriously wondering how many companies you've lined up with the proposed deal. And then grabbing one a month and serving them appropriately is even harder to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,048
Posted By Jason Kanigan
[HOW TO] Has January Sucked for You? Here's How To Make February Not Suck

Despite December being good for sales for many offliners and onliners, January has not been a continuation of that experience for most. I've seen a lot of posts asking, “Are your sales down, like...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th November 2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: What Can You Do with 90 Minutes?

It's also different if you are making an in-person appointment or trying to sell over the phone.

The reason I say you need a script is that most people starting out will unknowingly say things...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th September 2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,422
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: How to Make Money with Offline (Really)

So is the "Is this a bad time to talk?" etc. That is a KEY opener: asking permission to speak.

Many people seem to want to hit the Ejection Seat button and blast themselves out of the call by...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th September 2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By iAmNameLess
Re: New to offline services.......is list building a good service to sell?

Ahh, so you edited your response from "Okay, guess we'll agree to disagree" to now you're an expert and I must be mistaken that you were asking a question and only wanted answers you agreed with....
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,521
Posted By Matthew North
Re: Getting Local Clients

Follow this, seriously. This is how I and most people here I assume got started. This is all you need, and a headset.

I will make one minor point on prospecting sorting, there is a step which...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th May 2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Aaron Doud
Re: Claude, Jason, IAN, Aaron... help.

It honestly sounds like "relative success" is holding you back. You've build a good income from a business that is a job (you have created a job thus far). Now the natural part of the human brain...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th December 2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: The Flywheel: A Lesson for Persistance & Growing Your Busines

One thing to not forget is that, even though the flywheel pushes much easier after you get momentum....you still can't stop pushing.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th December 2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By Jason Kanigan
The Flywheel: A Lesson for Persistance & Growing Your Business

Thought I'd break this out into its own thread, since a lot of people should benefit from it:



I emphasized that.

Gatekeepers are a problem until you realize they are not.

Prospecting is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,608
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: cold calling tracking sheet

Complicated!

Organize your sheets by niche, and all you need is:

* Company name

* Contact name

* Phone #
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th October 2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,294
Posted By iAmNameLess
Re: Offline Sales Is For Wimps! - Claude Whittaker, You might Agree!

and to expand on my one liner right there... This isn't just about cold calling John...

People don't cold call cuz they're scared, think its invasive, doesn't work well, blah blah blah. People...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,208
Posted By Jason Kanigan
How To Stop Callers from Getting Your Price and Vanishing

I've seen some questioning lately about what to do when people call in and just want a price, and nothing but the price. And once you give it to them, they disappear forever. Obviously there's an...
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