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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By Pointer
Re: What would you change? (my Squeeze Page)

I agree with a many of the comments already made about your squeeze page.

Others have commented about audio during the video, I didn't hear any audio myself. I would recommend doing a voice...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By Pointer
Re: Just quoted $1800 for SEO Monthly + $1000 Set up Fee!!!

Hey Josh, Congrats! What are you offering for that price? What type of business is your client?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd September 2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Pointer
Re: True Love or MONEY? Pick one or the other!!!

It would have to be true love. Love is an emotion and state of being that transcends money. Money can only be used to purchased material things which can't compare.
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By Pointer
UK based offline marketer?

I'm a US based Offline Marketing Consultant and I'm looking for a consultant in the UK who has experience with the RentASite model.

I have a local UK based RentASite ranking on page one of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th June 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,279
Posted By Pointer
Re: Hiring sales people

Ed, Do you have any sample contracts for hiring salespeople that you'd be willing to share?
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,279
Posted By Pointer
Re: Hiring sales people

Ed, That's good you've had decent retention with your sales people. How do you usually find your sales people? Do you post ads on Craiglistlist or do you purchase ads on jobs sites like...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,279
Posted By Pointer
Re: Hiring sales people

mrkxprt, it sounds like you're talking about setting up referral networks which is a great way to generate leads. I do this and pay a commission on sales I get from the leads referred to me.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,279
Posted By Pointer
Re: Hiring sales people

Ed, What kind of turn-over have you had with your sales people? Are you able to keep them selling for you for a while, or do you find yourself looking for replacements frequently?
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone bought leads from this company ?

These leads are worth a shot because the price per lead is fairly low ($4-5 each). They do require a fair amount of work and follow-up to close though. They're sold to 3 other SEO companies, so...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Pointer
Re: Autoresponders for Brick and Morter businesses

Justin,

Have you created email campaigns like this for plumbers? Do you create your articles as autoresponder sequences or do you send them out more like newsletters?
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Pointer
Re: Contracts/Legal documents?

Come to an agreement on what needs to be done and for how much. Then have them sign a contract.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Pointer
Re: Autoresponders for Brick and Morter businesses

These would be autoresponders for small, offline businesses. As opposed to AR sequences for consultants trying to get small, offline businesses as clients.

The focus of the autoresponder...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Pointer
Re: Autoresponders for Brick and Morter businesses

Daniel,

Thanks for the response. Have you created autoresponder sequences for small offline businesses? I'm curious what kind of content you've created for them, especially if you've created...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th May 2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Pointer
Re: Can flash sites be "optimized"?

Thankfully HTML 5 and Javascript frameworks like Jquery enable many interactive features that in the past required FLASH. This along with the lack of support on Apple devices is quite a blow to the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th May 2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,599
Posted By Pointer
Re: Zero Limits - What are your thoughts?

I've never read anything by Joe Vitale and I'm only slightly familiar with him from the Secret. This book sounds great though and I'll have to check it out.

I'm reading "The Trick to Money is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th May 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Pointer
Autoresponders for Brick and Morter businesses

What kinds of autoresponder sequences are you guys writing for small business clients like plumbers, heating cooling companies, restaurants, bath room remodelers, etc?

I know there are tons of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th May 2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By Pointer
Re: fiverr seo?

I've ordered things from Fiverr as well. Things like backlinks and SEO reports. It's best to know what you need ahead of time so you when you order a gig, you know what to expect.
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th May 2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Pointer
Re: Can flash sites be "optimized"?

In general, FLASH sites do severely limit your ability to do SEO because search engines can't index the text within them. I'm not familiar with the capabilities of WIX, but you should be able to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,279
Posted By Pointer
Re: Hiring sales people

Ed,

Sounds like you have a good sales process. How many salespeople do you have?

What lead generation methods have worked for them?

Do you have your sales people maintain the accounts they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,279
Posted By Pointer
Re: Hiring sales people

Roger, A 50% commission is really good. What products/services do you sell and what are the common price points?

Do you provide your sales people with leads, or are they responsible for...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 28th April 2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone tried Constant Contact Email Service?

I used them extensively in the past and recommended them to clients when it was a good fit. Their market is the small business owner, as opposed to consultants offering email marketing services to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th April 2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Pointer
Re: Question for offliners!

I agree with what some of the other have said. My best clients are usually ones not actively looking for what I do. I've often found that those looking online are typically lower budget clients. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th April 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,279
Posted By Pointer
Re: Hiring sales people

Good idea about finding a training program that could get new reps up to speed selling web sites and SEO specifically. I'm also interested in anything that might be out there. I've talked with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,279
Posted By Pointer
Re: Hiring sales people

What type commissions have you guys given to your sales people? I'd expect this would be different if the sale was brought in through a lead you provide vs.from their own prospecting/lead.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th April 2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,279
Posted By Pointer
Hiring sales people

I'm looking for a good sales person for my marketing business. They'd primarily be selling web design and SEO services. Their main job would be to follow up and close qualified leads. So this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th April 2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Pointer
Re: Craigslist Clients Asking to See a Portfolio When You Don't Have One

IAmNameless, I'm interesting in hearing about the methods you used with Craigslist to get web design clients.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,787
Posted By Pointer
Re: LinkedIn?

I like Linked In and use it to keep in touch with my professional contacts and see what they are up too.

Recently I sent an email to a contact of mine who I haven't talked with in years. After...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,869
Posted By Pointer
Re: Telemarketing

DiggDug, what did you offer for free? What was your strategy then for making money from the free offer takers?
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Pointer
Re: backlinks for Local SEO

Credasys, do you have software or some other quick way to find relevant forums or blogs that are high PR and do-follow?
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Pointer
backlinks for Local SEO

Where do you guys get the backlinks you need on a monthly basis when doing SEO for local business clients? There are backlink packets like Paul and Angela's, but to do it right you'd need more than...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 21st January 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 114
Mastermind Group: Cincinnati Area
Views: 5,901
Posted By Pointer
Re: Cincinnati Area

Hey Don,

Sounds like a great idea to me. I'd be up for something. During the daytime works best for me.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st January 2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Pointer
Re: Looking for offline SEO expert

cchipster,

Pretzels, beer, and SEO. What a combo!

You're right, it's a matter of us using our own talents and finding others to work with to fill in the gaps. There's definite and obvious...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th January 2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Pointer
Re: Looking for offline SEO expert

Yes, the range would be per client.

As a guideline, this would mean that whoever the outsourcer is, they would charge their own clients they get directly, an average of roughly $100-$600/month for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th January 2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Pointer
Looking for offline SEO expert

I'm looking for an SEO expert or company that I can outsource offline SEO client work to. You or your company must have experience doing SEO for small business websites, not just SEO for affiliate...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th January 2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Pointer
Re: Invoicing - What do you use?

Wow, Curdbee is really cheap at $50/yr. I haven't heard of them, but will have to check it out for myself.

How long have you been using them, Headfirst?
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Pointer
Re: My Offline Sales Pitch, and how it can work for you.

Hey Aaron,

Thanks for sharing your success story. I know others have also done well using this method.

What do you charge for the one-time fee for setting up the website? What about the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By Pointer
Re: Top 3 Small Business Forums?

I know American Express has a big forum for business owners called OPEN. They've been spending a ton of money promoting everywhere. I'm not a member of it. I think you have to be an American...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Pointer
Re: The Absolutely BEST lead generator bar NONE

Yes, the Yellow Pages are great because the ads aren't cheap. Targeting businesses who are actively spending money there greatly qualifies them as potential prospects. Go after the businesses who...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,650
Posted By Pointer
Re: Is there something in the water? First offline consultancy client landed!

After you do outstanding work for them, you should ask them for a testimonial. I asked a recent client of mine for one and was blown away by all the wonderful things he said. He mentioned things I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By Pointer
Re: Spectacular example of local marketing for an attorney

This is a great example of someone positioning themselves as an expert in the field.

It's quite a different strategy than other IM tactics. It definitely takes a certain person to be able to do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Pointer
Re: Is Google Going to Buy GROUPON?

Google definitely wants to be a major player in the online discount/coupon arena. While it might seen foolish for them to pay so much for it, they are bound to get a good ROI out of it. After all,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,400
Posted By Pointer
Re: I can't close a deal today because....because....I don't have a reference

There are a lot of ways to handle this as other members have pointed out.

I think you should feel that you can be totally honest and upfront with him. Tell him your experience and why you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,650
Posted By Pointer
Re: Is there something in the water? First offline consultancy client landed!

Congrats V! Feel good doesn't it? Having that win should help motivate you and propel you on to other clients.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th November 2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone bought leads from this company ?

Adam, are you buying less than the starter pack? How many are you starting with to try them out?
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th November 2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone bought leads from this company ?

For those who have recently purchased leads from them, so how are they?
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th November 2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone bought leads from this company ?

Rdrais,

I've recently posted some ads on Craigslist and a few forums for phone sales reps. I'm in the process of going through them to find someone to start selling one of our packages. Do you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th November 2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone bought leads from this company ?

Tace,

What lead sources have you had a bad experience with? It's good to know the ones to stay away from.
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th November 2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone bought leads from this company ?

rdraiss,

I agree on getting cold callers locally. Do they work from their homes? I'm looking in my area now for just one person and then hoping to expand from there. How did you find your local...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th November 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone bought leads from this company ?

Emma,

The conversion rates depend on a lot of factors like where the lead came from, what the lead is looking for (web design, SEO, web programming, etc.). I'd say a close rate of 1 in 10 is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th November 2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone bought leads from this company ?

Rdrais,

Are your cold callers in-house, through an outbound calling service, or individually contracted telemarketers? I'm in the process of finding someone to make calls for me, so I'm curious...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd November 2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone bought leads from this company ?

If you buy leads from a reputable source, the benefit is that you're getting hot leads of people who are actually looking for the services you offer.

Since they are already looking for the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,646
Posted By Pointer
Re: Frank Kern's "International House of Ninjas"

Opportunex, I read in Frank's letter that he sent it to 3000 people. So that would be $3000 in $1 bills plus the cost to print and mail them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,646
Posted By Pointer
Re: Frank Kern's "International House of Ninjas"

I just received this letter in the mail today also.

I find it interesting that Frank spent the time and money ($1 bills and all) to send this through snail mail as opposed to sending it to his...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd November 2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pointer
Re: Has anyone bought leads from this company ?

Hi Rdrais, What makes Resource Nation better than your other lead sources? What is their per lead cost?
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,320
Posted By Pointer
Re: new google search results - 7box removed

I just saw this change yesterday when I was looking at a ranking for a local site we did. I'm a bit surprised Google put the map above adwords in the right column. You'd think this would reduce the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Pointer
Re: What Wordpress Theme Is best for Small Businesses?

You could check out the Studio Press themes like George07 recommended. They are high quality. You could look into some of the themes from Ithemes, which are also good.

There's another theme...
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