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Forum: Warrior Special Offers 28th December 2018, 09:50 AM
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Forum: Warrior Special Offers 7th December 2018, 02:38 PM
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Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd March 2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,385
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Does anyone here do this for offline businesses?

UMC...your last idea here is exactly what I've been thinking about putting together. Basically...a "networking group" of local service businesses who I would help to cross-promote each other, along...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st July 2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Need To Make Sales Fast- Email vs. Cold Call vs. In Person

If your product/service is best shared using a few bullet-point highlights and a pic or 2...I would for sure try email.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th June 2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,995
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: A warrior example.

Still giggling to be honest with you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th June 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,995
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: $200.00 a day for doing NOTHING!

Maybe there is an opportunity here to partner up on a scale able model where there is enough $$$ in it to go around...based on several variables like # of editions, frequency of editions, cost, etc....
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th June 2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,995
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: $200.00 a day for doing NOTHING!

Here is another idea to potentially outsource/speed up/scale up sales and editions:

-Pick a target market somewhere, anywhere
-Advertise a "business referral program" on CL...asking for people to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th June 2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,995
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: $200.00 a day for doing NOTHING!

Here is one idea I have on how to potentially speed up ad sales, and scale at the same time:

I would stumble on interested business owners during my emailing who liked the format, but wanted a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th June 2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,995
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: $200.00 a day for doing NOTHING!

Just PM'd you guys and we can bang this out on email.

There are pros and cons to both the 12 plus ad 9x12 and my modified 6 ad 6x9. You make more $$$ on the 9x12, but have to get a lot more ads to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th June 2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,995
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: $200.00 a day for doing NOTHING!

To jgabiz and mojo1...

Fellas- it sounds like we are all after the same thing...some variation on the 9x12 that can be outsourced, scaled, and automated.

I am 100% ready to dive in and try to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th June 2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: your thoughts on this business idea please...

Thanks again for all of your input!

I agree 100%...relying on business owners to do something extra outside of their normal routine, and ask them to pull their own weight...just asking too much.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th June 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: your thoughts on this business idea please...

Agreed and thanks for your input!

It would be a "word of mouth" type of program where obviously you would need buy in from each participating business.

Makes me think of needing to add...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th June 2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By BUFFALOBT
your thoughts on this business idea please...

Idea is to put together groups of non-competing home service companies(landscaper, house cleaner, pool cleaner, etc.) for a cross-referral new customer lead program in specific neighborhoods/areas.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th June 2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

Great questions.

Without going back and counting...I would guess 200-300 in total unique emails, with a couple coming from hitting up the same business a second or third time. Lots of the first...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

Folks...it's co op advertising like Money Mailer, ValPak, etc...in a simple postcard format.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

I used a local mailhouse and EDDM postage:

print $419.00
postage $878.33(for an amount of postcards close to but not exactly 5,000)
sort/deliver $135.00
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

I know and I meant what I said I love the banter and idea sharing...no worries!
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

Love the banter...I'm here if anyone wants advice/input/feedback/help on implementing this business model.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

It's a snap in the US, and free using Chase QuickPay.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: My interest was in the automation.

You hit the nail on the head, and what I was hoping to do with this model.

I had like 3 repeats from the first card to go the second month, so I only had to find 3 new ones. I had sold ads in 4...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

Absolutely! Tweak as needed/wanted...it's all good and it can all work!
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

Yep, but getting to 12 ads may or may not be something you can/will do...totally depends on your mindset.

No right or wrong- that's the beauty of the system.

I did it twice, but it burned me...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

I started and did 2 9x12s a couple of years back...got burned out for the very same reason.

The 6 ad model fills quicker, but you make less...it's give and take depending on how you want to build...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

Another expense is PayPal fees but better yet Chase has a free program for online payments.

Also need to factor in design fee...which was free for me since my wife is a designer.

But you can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

Here is the prospecting email I used:

SUBJECT LINE:

Mailer going out to 5,000 single family homes in NAME(S) OF NEIGHBORHOOD(S) IN ZIP CODE #####

YOUR COMPANY NAME HERE is an effective,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,804
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Desperate and this is what I am going to do

Just posted this if interested in other business ideas...

http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing/1069986-i-want-share-my-9x12-spinoff-business.html
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,392
Posted By BUFFALOBT
I want to share my 9x12 spinoff business...

For anyone interested in Bob Ross' 9x12 huge postcard co op mailer business, I developed a version of it using only 6 ads instead of 12, with a NET profit of ~$800...instead of a few grand.

I'm...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th April 2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Looking for SMS expert for business idea/partnership

Still looking for an SMS partner to help me implement my idea...thanks!
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th April 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th April 2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Looking for SMS expert for business idea/partnership

Hey Tim- thanks for your reply!

My idea is for home service companies to trade their open weekly calendar times for new paying customers.

I need someone to run the SMS part...I'll do the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th April 2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Looking for SMS expert for business idea/partnership

I have an idea to incorporate SMS with a business model I have to help home service companies like landscapers, house cleaners, pool companies, etc. to get new customers.

I need someone who is an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

Emails are tricky...I am now tweaking how I do them, to make sure I don't get blacklisted or whatever.

Still getting replies...trail and error...fun!
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th January 2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

Thanks Roz- appreciate it!

I send emails whenever I'm in the mood, and it varies day-to-day.

I was doing up to 50 bcc addresses at a time from gmail...maybe 6-7 of those at a time. Then my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,055
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Mailing Offline Customers - Yay or Nay?

I only use email to find advertisers for my co op mailing program.

It works, if you have lots of patience.

Rinse and repeat...test different wording...tweak ongoing.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd January 2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

After we did our first 2, the fun was gone...too much stress on my wife(my designer)...too many moving parts.

And- we didn't outsource the EDDM...did all the sorting and delivery to the post...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th December 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
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Forum: Offline Marketing 24th December 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: 2015 Goals and Resolutions For Offliners, Whatcha Got?

Lose 7 pounds and get back to my ideal weight.

Add one new edition of my co op mailer each month in 2015.

That's it...Happy Holidays everyone!
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th December 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: The Challenge - Start A Part-time Business Co-op

I personally don't think enough business owners will want to pay anything to belong to a group, BUT I have given thought to organizing a leads swap program for any of my advertisers who might be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th December 2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

My lead sources:

-I visit all websites from the co op mailers/postcards I get in my mailbox, and grab any emails I can find

-I google "HVAC in ZIP CODE" for example and grab emails

-I am...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

In that case TC you should dive right in and dominate your market.

And no...so far I've got a realtor, restaurants, pest control, pool maintenance, window cleaning, turf company, landscaper,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: 9x12 Response Rate Question

Anytime good luck!
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

Co op competition in general...Valpak, Money Mailer, RSVP, etc...they're all here.

I only need 6 out of thousands that like my format...pretty low bar to be successful.

And you are welcome!
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: 9x12 Response Rate Question

People get hung up on this all the time, but you aren't doing yourself any favors by even talking about it.

Why? Because...we all know that someone needs to see your message like 5-7 times before...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Thanks, it is educational.

I'm not thinking about upsells right now, as I need to focus on building this thing up first. But I'm open to it down the road.

Anything worth doing is going to require you to be hands on...at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Thanks, it is educational.

Yep $399...no complaints yet about the price...businesses so far see the value in what I'm offering...especially the ones who have done their own postcard marketing.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Thanks, it is educational.

You got it...my net is ~$900, but will go up with volume.

Only worth my time if I can get these going monthly...we'll see what happens.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

No...printing and postage are in addition...this is to sort and deliver to the post office.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

Thanks we'll see how it goes.

She is not, and would kill me for suggesting more work for her...sorry.

So you are talking about sending postcards to businesses advertising my mailer? Not in the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

$135 to sort and deliver to the post office...well worth it.

And not at this time...don't know what else I would offer, and staying focused on this.

Update...I just got 2 more interested from...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

I agree...I've been thinking about how to tweak it so it can be MOSTLY automated.

I don't mind sending out emails...the ones who respond are very interested- so you focus on those, and forget the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

TC you are welcome.

Trying to herd 12-14 advertisers is/was very stressful...especially on a deadline.

My wife is my designer, so it made for some tense moments- wasn't fun or worth the $$$...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

Here's the deal...you need to send lots of emails...over and over again to the same group of emails.

Then- you have to continue to find good emails, and add them to your growing email list...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

SUBJECT LINE:

Mailer going out to 5,000 single family homes including NAME OF NEIGHBORHOOD(S) in ZIP Code 12345

EMAIL BODY:

YOUR COMPANY NAME is an effective, simple, and inexpensive way to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th December 2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,348
Posted By BUFFALOBT
Re: Amber Chisholm?? I'm not tuned in to this sub forum

Hey golf! No magic to my email...happy to share it with you.
I've been doing it manually, and lately paying someone from elance $3.29 an hour to google specific categories/cities.
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