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Asking for referrals from strangers

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by bestfriend2, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. bestfriend2

    bestfriend2 Newbie

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    Hey,

    In short, I'm offering 20% referrals for anyone who provides me with leads that convert. People have the potential to earn up to £100 for what could be 2 minutes work (calling a friend and saying they should speak to me).

    One of the first ways I'm going to get this scheme out there, is with current clients. I can also present the idea at b2b networking events.

    There is a lot of companies out there who won't benefit from my service (but who doesn't like earning easy cash?!). So I was thinking of emailing them and stating what I do. Then at the end I would add that I'm offering 20% referrals.

    If someone emailed me offering a commission, I would probably just think that a) it's a scam. Or b) how do I now he would ever pay me?

    The potential of all these companies acting as salespeople for me is too tempting to just forget about though.. Can anyone think of the best way to contact those companies? Perhaps just an introductory email stating who I am and what I do (but neglect the commision). If they reply, then maybe expand on the original email and say that they can earn commision?

    It could be a very lucrative way to network my business!

    Thanks!
    -bestfriend2
     
  2. Arsis

    Arsis Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No offense but, no business owners care who you are or what you do. If you just email them stating *Hi i am xxx offering xxx service* Instantly deleted commodity.. get more creative and stand out, cold emails is entirely how i grow my offline business but I never use the phrase "SEO" once in the entire email. Hint hint :)