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Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By animal44
Re: Lumpy mail on wierd holidays?

Indeed, yes!
We send out similar daily emails for our clients and they're very popular. We know because we encourage responses... :-)
I refer to them as nurturing emails. Primary purpose is to...
Forum: Programming 31st October 2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Tips for standing out during a job search

Do you have your own website where you can demonstrate your skills?
Do you have a current resume?
There are lots of ways to get work.
Build your LinkedIn profile.
Create a Facebook Page.

...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th September 2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By animal44
Re: How to manage offline referral fees?

I would operate as the front end. i.e. collect the fees and pay the service providers. Having control of the money simplifies things for you.

Bad idea to base any business on receiving payments...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st September 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: How to manage offline referral fees?

You can set up monthly fees with Paypal, and the referee simply notifies you when the client stops paying,.
Forum: Growth Hacking 17th September 2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Chris-
Re: Payment processor that can bill $350 initially, $20 per month thereafter?

JVZoo can do things like that, and PayPal can too (it's usually used the other way around, with a cheap initial trial period then a bigger monthly recurring payment, but the system to do that is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By savidge4
Re: Does selling websites for $300 convert less than, say $150 to $200?

So no profit at $300.. I am guessing at this point you understand what your COST is to create one of these... ( dont have to answer ) but how much at $300 are you losing? how much profit is there at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th September 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By savidge4
Re: Does selling websites for $300 convert less than, say $150 to $200?

The numbers here are simply to low... I can sell a $1000 website easier than I can a $300 one. I can sell a $1500 site easier than I can a $1000 one. $3000 and things will slow down a bit, but...
Forum: Growth Hacking 4th September 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By brettb
Re: Payment processor that can bill $350 initially, $20 per month thereafter?

Maybe Avangate could do this - I use them for software. They just rebranded so I'm not sure what they're called now.
Forum: Programming 21st May 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By conradfitzgerald
RE: "Hey I hacked you, want me to fix it?"

The people who posted here are dumb, honestly. I've got a pretty big background in cybersec/infosec and the likes, have done some wargames, CTFs, and bug bounties (small ones, but bounties...
Forum: Growth Hacking 11th April 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Where would you hire a project manager from?

Though I never had the need to hire a project manager before, I usually default to Filipino VAs as well for other jobs, and for all the same reasons that you do.

I do agree somewhat with your...
Forum: Programming 11th March 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By RichBeck
Lightbulb Re: Value of programming for IMers?

The "full featured" WP page builders have nothing to do with programming... They essentially "replace" a Web Designer... A Web Designer is far from a programmer...

Programming itself doesn't...
Forum: Programming 10th March 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By hometutor
Re: Would you rather learn PHP or Javascript for attracting clients?

I've spent a long time in sales. If something is low paying it's because it's not sold properly. Most self-employed people I know are employee minded people that work for themselves and they don't...
Forum: Programming 9th March 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Michael D Price
Re: Value of programming for IMers?

Programming doesn't necessarily help with internet marketing.

Some im'ers do NEED programming, and typically pay someone for their services.
Some im'ers will learn programming for their own use,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: How would you expand a lead gen agency that only does PPC currently?

Have you thought about Google Adwords Display Ads? (not Search)

Great targeting options. Running ads on participating websites requires pretty much the same skill set as running ads targeting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st November 2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By dburk
Re: How do I find people willing to take the risk on me for free PPC management?

Hi Delta223,

Perhaps you should try to get a job at an agency where you can gain some experience and training, then go out on your own.

The PPC advertising is arguable one of the most...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 4th November 2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By RazvanRogozC
Re: Are there any consultant/coach/copywriter sales funnels that you love?

To quote a friend ...

"It is amazing how most professionals don't use their own skills for themselves. Web programmers don't create complex websites as personal ones. Web designers don't create...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st October 2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By savidge4
Re: What types of offers can fit inside a sales funnel for a local business?

I would say that in the case of the Beauty Salon, going after setting an appointment might be a bit of a loser... Depending on the Salon... there could be an exclusive product line, there could be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By savidge4
Re: Getting people on board for free... now how to get a fee?

You need an "Exit Strategy" 15 day free trial.. 30 day free trial.. something ANYTHING that brings you to the point of conversion. All of this stuff is in place.. you are getting clients... the...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 29th September 2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By dburk
Re: Tips for maximizing the effectiveness of a retargetting campaign?

Hi Delta223,

Yes, it is smart, and no, it isn't "getting too clever". It is a more sophisticated strategy that most advanced marketing and advertisers have used for decades. It is often referred...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By animal44
Re: Does charging a consult fee help close the services you recommend?

In my early SEO business a free SEO audit got a lot of enquiries, but relatively low conversions. When we started charging, the enquires dropped, but the conversion went up... Saved much time with no...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By SEOptimization@1
Re: Charge for a book or make it free?

As animal44 rightly said, you could mention a price on your book cover page but offer for FREE to few of your selected prospects. You can try it for few days/weeks and change your strategy...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By mal129
Re: Charge for a book or make it free?

I say charge $1 for it, or even less. From my experience, it gets the buyers. It's much easier to get someone to buy again when they have already made a purchase from you.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Charge for a book or make it free?

You don't really even need to give the book away. The fact that you can point to a book as an author is the point. It positions you as an expert, and someone who gives advice VS someone who gives a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By DABK
Re: Charge for a book or make it free?

Hey, hey, hey! Dan Kennedy did not say you have to give it away for free or that you have to charge for it. He said that being an author gives you prestige, which helps you get clients.

Don't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Charge for a book or make it free?

Charge for the book on Amazon, but give it away as a gift to highly qualified prospects.

The mistake many make is thinking that if you give the book away for free, you'll have lots of takers. Free...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By animal44
Re: Charge for a book or make it free?

Do both. Put a price on it, but give it as a gift to your targeted prospects to get their attention...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th September 2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: What types of offers can fit inside a sales funnel for a local business?

Have you asked the businesses you are working with?

Most businesses make their greatest profits from their existing customers and most of that profit comes through loyalty and repeat purchases.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By ddomingu
RE: What types of offers can fit inside a sales funnel for a local business?

I would use funnels for local business as a way to grab peoples info (email or mobile phone number) to send discounts, deals, coupons, ect.. Basically to build their marketing list. Alternately, for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th September 2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Are non-converting leads from one company useful to another?

I've only bought lists of buyers. Or, if I had to, a list of buyers and non-buyers.

A few times, I made a deal with another local business (who made in home sales) to trade the leads of the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th September 2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By savidge4
Re: How do you get people to just respond to you in the first place?

When hitting as you call its "my small list" and I am assuming this is a cold list... straight up with an offer.. is just failure waiting to happen. 5% isn't an overly bad rate per se. its the 0...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th September 2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By animal44
Re: How do you get people to just respond to you in the first place?

1. You've got this arse about face. The prize is the list. Jay Abraham tells you to control the distribution first. You want to get control of the list. Then you're the prize. Once you have control...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By eccj
Re: How do you get people to just respond to you in the first place?

I've heard Jay talk about that before. I would get one of his letters and use it.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By DABK
Re: How do you get people to just respond to you in the first place?

Seems like you have interest but no trust. Build trust. The free report mentioned above, if well done, will take you a long way in that direction.

Telling them what is in it for you would too.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By helisell
Re: How do you get people to just respond to you in the first place?

Hi,

You'll find that you still need to engage with prospects as if you were selling something that is really hard to sell. We live in a modern cynical age and if we see something that just looks...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By BuddyFox
Re: Where can I find non-obvious small business niches that do fairly well?

You could inquire about an "accredited investor" list...I know of several under the radar/high income professions...years of being in business has had me cross paths with 10's of thousands of...
Forum: Copywriting 8th August 2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
RE: How can you tell if a sales letter is a good role model to learn from?

Great questions man.

As far as the wording and phrasing goes for Gary Halbert's old letters and the greats like John Carlton and Clayton Makepeace, the way I see it, I try to focus on the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By savidge4
Re: How to handle an experience/lack of proof objection?

I have said this time and again here... There is no better place to implement ideas and concepts into working models - by doing for yourself.

You want to go out and sell landers and funnels.. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By tryinhere
Re: How to handle an experience/lack of proof objection?

have you looked at russel brunsons book dotcom secrets it is only $7 bucks or so to get if you pay shipping, you can giggle that, and all options would be a starting point would they not, rather than...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By yukon
Re: How to handle an experience/lack of proof objection?

Why don't you start out with nonprofits (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501(c)_organization) (501(C))? Volunteer your services in exchange for testimonials.

Thousands of small nonprofits are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By helisell
Re: How to handle an experience/lack of proof objection?

It's getting confusing I think.

I'm assuming you have no problem with proving that what you propose will work?

The problem you have is proving that YOU can do it yes?

If you are selling this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd August 2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By Jack Russell
RE: How to handle an experience/lack of proof objection?

Easy. Show results in advance. Bob actually talks about doing a portion of the campaign for free, then charging a percentage of the profits from the rest of the campaign. Pretty simple actually. Btw,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th July 2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 468
Posted By animal44
Re: Is it safe to trust small biz clients for your performance numbers?

We do packages which are named. In order to buy, they have to ask for the package. And this name is programmed into the POS system, so reporting is automatic.

If client is still in the abacus and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 468
Posted By Ron Lafuddy
Re: Is it safe to trust small biz clients for your performance numbers?

Yes, it's fascinating and bizarre at the same time.

I have advertisers who run the dumbest ads in some of my print products.
They have absolutely no idea where their business is coming from - or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 468
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Is it safe to trust small biz clients for your performance numbers?

Personally, we simply ask buyers what brought them in the door. I assume that they are telling the truth about 80% of the time. So it's accurate enough to allocate marketing funds.

Most people...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 468
Posted By Ron Lafuddy
Re: Is it safe to trust small biz clients for your performance numbers?

Very few, maybe 5% of small businesses, do any kind of tracking/measuring, keeping statistics regarding their marketing. The reasons are many but the bottom line is, it's not important enough to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 468
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Is it safe to trust small biz clients for your performance numbers?

The problem is that you are relying on the client to gather the information to pay you. Even if they are intending on being fair with you, there will be lots of new customers that they will justify...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 468
Posted By Ron Lafuddy
Re: Is it safe to trust small biz clients for your performance numbers?

Even Jay Abraham, a huge advocate of joint ventures had a problem with this one.

Here's what he said about it.

"Don't start the deal until a "contract of agreement" is fully discussed and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 468
Posted By simon leach
RE: Is it safe to trust small biz clients for your performance numbers?

Firstly, don't do campaigns like this on performance. All you can do is get folks in the door. Too many other variables you dont control lead to conversions.

Do something more focused on driving...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 468
Posted By animal44
Re: Is it safe to trust small biz clients for your performance numbers?

1. Most business owners are honest and will do what they say they will do. Look for clues in their language, their actions, their reputation for any signs of dishonesty. Be selective about who you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: Clever ways to feed a fairly targeted/niched B2B funnel?

I'm not sure where you are but in my neck of the woods in a city of 2.5M you would be hard pressed to find a non-franchised owned gym.

The ones that are there are few and far between and very...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By savidge4
Re: How do you determine pricing with small business clients?

I'm going to hit this specifically... the numbers look great.. at what .03 Baht to the USD.. $100 a month ( USD ) is BIG money. ( 30K baht is the average YEARLY salary for say a teacher in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By savidge4
Re: How do you determine pricing with small business clients?

I am a HUGE proponent of doing for yourself before doing for others. I cant agree more with Claude and Animal... Build the Funnel for yourself to draw in your potential clients. You will learn...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By savidge4
Re: Where can I find non-obvious small business niches that do fairly well?

When it comes to a small business' ability to pay, profitability is not always a very good indicator. I have found time and again, many many small business' that are actually operated by someone or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Yvon Boulianne
RE: What should I be upselling as a web designer?

I love to sell Conversion Optimisation, that`s a product that is recurent for some month and 1K+ so that`s great money :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By ShayB
Re: What should I be upselling as a web designer?

What you mentioned is good, but you might also be able to upsell website content, blog posts, social media posts, case studies, newsletters, etc.

(If you can't do the writing yourself, find a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th July 2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
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