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Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 27th November 2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Christian/Catholic Mens Authority and Membership Site Needs Tech Guru, Possbiby CTO

We are launching the pre-eminent authority site and community for Christian and Catholic Men to improve their spiritual journey and help them become better servant leaders in their work, families and...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 15th August 2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 241,094
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: First Ever 'Video Marketing Platform' Makes Video 'Players' Obsolete...

Great video reel above.. can't wait to see this... looks like you have combined the features of many into one easy, slick solution. Also love the Affiliate link feature.

Salivating...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 11th August 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Mobile Text message marketing

Hi Dennis,

Text message marketing is quickly becoming the most dynamic and powerful medium to communicate directly with consumers. It offers access to users in a way no other technology has ever...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 3rd August 2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: USPS Giving Discounts for Using QR Codes

Thanks for the info lint631, sounds like there is a lot of potential for marketers, not just going after businesses that this directly applies to but it also helps validate and illustrate the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st July 2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Mobile marketing for service company

Hi tylerd4, what kind of service?
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th July 2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: SMS Marketing Problem

I think AgilityMarketer sums it all up, its time for a new provider.

Good luck
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th July 2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Impact of GoMo?

Abadrj1 I wouldn't worry about it at all. If a business owner wants to build their own websites, implement SMS campaigns, integrate QR codes and oversee all their marketing themselves, then ok, they...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd July 2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: What the least expensive way to build sms list

KaterSD-You might want to wait until you're ready to actually start marketing to your list before you start building your list. If you wait a month or two your list will be very cold and probably...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th July 2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: What should I charge for SMS?

Erick-
What is your time worth? Considering the cost you have involved in setting up and managing their marketing along with the value that you bring to the table, is that worth ONLY $100? I...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th July 2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,072
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: any done sms marketing for restaurants?

Lots of great ideas and suggestions in this thread, especially regarding the contests... I just wanted to add one more.

When you are working with the business owner focus on showing potential...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th July 2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,260
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Fed up with Mobile. What can I do with Jason Fladlins Mobile PRO

Karen,
Your frustration is understandable... and you are not alone. There are many out there struggling trying to sell Mobile, despite some that are killing it. I've had planty of students about to...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th July 2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Diff biz pricing??

Mike you should have different pricing for different industries, what might make sense for one type of business simple won't for another.

Nothing shady about charging based on value and ROI to...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th July 2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,991
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Do you really Think Mobile Marketing is the best Next "Big Thing"??

Great thread. As stated here by many, the statistics are undeniable, yet many businesses are slow to adopt. ONE reason, which is even evident by the many solutions mentioned so far in this thread, is...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th July 2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: SMS campaign prospecting - direct mail or cold calls?

Hi Devin2290,
It's ok that you don't like making cold calls, it doesn't mean that you can't be successful with your SMS business. We all have different strengths, some people can light up a room...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th July 2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: SMS Pricing Question from my client

Thanks Znick and Rymico and yes it is the same one in the course.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th July 2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,613
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: MMS vs SMS - Which is better?!

Benjam1n,
Studies have shown the MMS will generate a better response rate (I recall seeing figures of 4-6x better but don't quote me there). However as others have pointed out, MMS is typically more...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th July 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: SMS Pricing Question from my client

Ahhhh..... THANK YOU!

Link fixed, sorry for inconvenience.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th July 2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: SMS Pricing Question from my client

Bruha,
I recently launched a WSO Plugin that does exactly what you're looking for. Link in Signature below.

I concur with Will R, that you should always be conservative in your ROI projections,...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 4th July 2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Responsive or mobile website?

Anyone else have a phone full of Apps they never use?

Apps can be extremely beneficial and useful for some businesses, but I agree with many on the thread that mobile sites can accomplish most...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 4th July 2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Text Marketing Groupon type sites

There are three people in this equation, the marketer, the customer AND the business owner. Groupon type deals are terrible for the business owner. The fact that the biz owner loses money is only...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th February 2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 21,207
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Avid Mobile or Lime Cellular?

Here's a couple other differences, and if these were covered at all in the earlier part of the thread, sorry for the duplication:

- First Lime's prices are cheaper, at every level, including high...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th December 2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Just made my first appointment - scared sh**less- Please advise

Some EXCELLENT advice right here (and more on the thread)! Mockspeed is correct that you want to assume the sale and be prepared to "write the order". While you don't need to feel pressure that you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd November 2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: BIG meeting in three days, help me prepare!

Chords,
Congratulations on 2 things: getting the meeting and starting a GREAT thread! There are so many great issues and so much great advice already here for you! If this is truly your first or one...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 3rd November 2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Mobile Marketing Advice

Iameros,
There is no no one "right" model, but the more you base you pricing on "messages" the more of a commodity you appear to be. So even if you are providing huge value as a consultant, bringing...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 3rd November 2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Started making calls today!

Nice script changes DougPage!

I would add one element from Ryan's approach which is to identify yourself as a Local Business Owner. Just that subtle difference will help earn you more respect...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: How I FAILED to close the client on initial offer but came out better

Nice Michael!

Whatever you did to get there, even with the mistakes you may have made along the way, you ended up in the ultimate position, the coveted "trusted adviser" status. So your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th October 2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: What Are Your Offline Pain Points?

I think we're all guilty of this! It's tough to refrain from wanting to share our own techno-excitement even though most biz owners could give two hoots!

We will be trying to wean you! Thanks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th October 2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Call or walk in?

As others have pointed out, both approaches work, and for you, one may work better than another, depending on your confidence, skill strengths and knowledge. In either case, you want to seek advice...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th October 2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Do You Often Hear, "Call Me Back in a Few Months From Now?" Here's WHAT YOU ARE DOING WRONG!!

Ben, once again a great thread and some great advice.

Won't repeat what has already been said, just a quick reinforcement that wen you hear this concern, 99% of the time it indicates you haven't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th October 2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: What Are Your Offline Pain Points?

Agreed Yukon!

Often, when starting out, it's chicken-egg. . . if you don't have a few clients yet, your lack of confidence, screams out to your prospects. Some people are naturally good at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th October 2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: What Are Your Offline Pain Points?

Johnny, No question, offline is not for everyone!
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th October 2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Offliners: What Business Owners Think of You...

Awesome feedback, thanks for sharing!

Unfortunately many business don't even know they need our help, they only know what hurts! This is great feedback for how typical owners "perceive" sales...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th October 2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By TheLocalCoach
What Are Your Offline Pain Points?

When we approach offline businesses, we want to find their pain points, and then match your skills and services to bring value and solutions to the business. Discovering the pain points, and their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th October 2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Need a pros advice

I agree with the earlier comments, you need to narrow the focus of what services you want to, and are capable of providing. If you have the trust of this particular restaurant owner, and he already...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th October 2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Real Money W/O Face To Face?

This is one of those awesome threads where not only is there some great content and advice, but everyone is right!

No one method works for everyone nor all the time. You want to use your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,231
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: First round of cold calls was a fail

Some good advice here, but respectfully, I disagree with the comments about it just being a numbers game. Certainly, in order to make adjustments, learn and refine, it takes statistically significant...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,664
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

Awesome!! This is so great, there are so many lessons here!

What a perfect example of how we often think we're selling a service (SMS, Mobile Sites, etc), when in fact what we're selling is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,882
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Mobile Coupons - Creating Your Own Mini-Groupon..

[QUOTE=TraceK;3928688]As far as SMS not being a viable long term strategy, as a restaurant owner, I have a differing opinion.

Here's some numbers with every restaurant owner's nightmare (lol):...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Price List on Website?

Agree with majority, unless you are selling a commodity, putting prices on your site hurts you, and only encourages price-shopping. No way someone can begin to understand YOUR value to the equation. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Tips for new salesjob cold calling? :confused:

Jason has provided an excellent script template, that I would tweak slightly (see edits in bold in quote above). One of the key tweaks is changing "I don't know if YOU're experiencing any of these...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 25th October 2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Finished First Client

Good advice from B&B and WIllR. You have to manage your time, and doing mock-ups "cold" probably isn't going to work out in the long run.

You should be able to file a DBA (doing business as)...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 25th October 2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Anyone using SMS to promote their OWN business?

Several good suggestions here already.

Also add SMS as an opt-in option on your websites, you will be surprised at how many choose to do it.

Add text call to action on your videos. This is...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th October 2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Can Anyone recommend an Expert?

Sending you a PM. Thanks.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th October 2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Getting a foot in the door - SMS Service vs Mobile Website first?

Great question. Your assumption is correct, that a mobile website can be a "simpler" sale to make, easier to grasp and understand for many biz owners. The key is to allow them to understand: 1) they...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th October 2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th October 2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Choosing the Best SMS Marketing Service Pricing Strategy

If you are selling a commodity (Keywords and Messages) you will always be fighting for your price. As Dan Kennedy and others advocate, your value to the business is in making the technology work for...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th October 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Mobile/SMS Marketing - Identifying the problem our service is going to "Fix"

As DEaFeYe points to, for your specific list, almost all of these businesses always want "younger" customers. These businesses always need to be filling their "customer funnel" with younger people....
Forum: Mobile Marketing 17th October 2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,648
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: How I landed my first of 6 current SMS clients.. it is possible!!

Congratulations Andrew, you have already accomplished more than many in your shoes! It's tough getting past 3-4 clients!

You have hit on a great way to offer something of value, free, to get a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th October 2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Marketing for Church

Great thread and great suggestions!

I had a client recorded their weekly sermon, then had people opt-in to get a link every Monday morning so people could listen again, or in case they missed...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 17th October 2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: How would SMS be used for debtists,etc?

1. Appointment Confirmations: customized reminders sent the day before
2. Scheduling Reminders: increase frequency by reminding people 4 months from last cleaning that its time to schedule again....
Forum: Mobile Marketing 17th October 2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Best Mobile Marketing Course?

Agree that Quentin's stuff is awesome!

New program starting soon on SMS/Mobile for Resellers. PM if interested in details or get Free Report below.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 17th October 2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,302
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: How much should a dentist pay for SMS?

Our experience is more along the lines of Sprks79. Ask the dentist what the average value of an appt is, find out what his no-show rate is, and how much that is costing him in revenue. Ask him/her if...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: A Client A Day Keeps The Wolves At Bay (And Mamma In New Shoes!)

Evie,
What a refreshing and intelligent thread! Thank you. Not only have you articulated a success story using a model that many are working on (Chasing Groupon to provide customer capture), but you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: How to build a SMS list with no advertisers?

We just helped a client get 1,000+ opt-ins in one day in a college area. Very clever campaigns and execution. We'll be releasing a case study of this in a couple weeks once all the redemptions are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Helping offline customers build a email list: still a good option(yes/no?)

Every business should be using every opportunity and channel to capture their prospects and customers. So yes, as suggested, building BOTH an email and sms list is the best answer. As Mobile...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By TheLocalCoach
Re: Good way to sell SMS and a question

Rugman,
Our platform is designed to allow exactly what you want to do, with the flexibility of allowing client's access if and when you choose. Our Private & White Label prices currently are...
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