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Quick Tip To Eliminate 95% Of Sales Calls To Your Business

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by netmoney1, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    I have some offline businesses and we get so many damn sales calls every day. Web designers, SEO companies, Marketing firms, etc....

    They don't honor the do not call list - they put millions of numbers in an auto dialer - and they get a lot of their info from the whois directory.

    Naturally, my companies pick up every call (never turn down a sale!) - so these calls get answered by the sales team. So, to eliminate them right away, do this:

    Assign a name for all of your whois records that is a sure clue to end the call/hang up/tell them to pound sand.

    You want to keep the business contact information such as the phone number and company address (I think all real businesses should have this info listed and not private) - but assign the name as "BETTY McDINGLE" or something like that

    So, when you get a "Hi, could you transfer me to Betty McDingle" or "Hi, I am calling to speak with Betty McDingle" - BOOM...clip them. No wasting time, just 'click' and be done.

    I actually just received a call today and the jackass said "Hi, yes, I am calling for Betty McDingle...we had an appointment set up to discuss the marketing" LOL - I unleashed on this guy - and it was epic.

    After I hung up I figured I would share this little tip. We rarely waste any time these days on annoying sales calls. (It is amazing how many companies use the whois registry to search out the contacts - so make it harder for them)
     
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  2. Untouchable

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    What would you say is the best way to get offline clients.
    or rather what is your preferred method to get offline clients.
     
  3. 49erfan

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    Not taking sides here at all but the dnc does not apply to a business only consumers
     
  4. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    This tip will favor only some of the people here, some others will frown up. ^^
     
  5. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Depends on the type of business and the type of client. A lawyer is going to market much differently then say a "cash for gold" business targeting people that need money. Each situation is entirely different. What kind of business are you talking about? Shoot me a message if you don't want to post that info here.

    I have put some business numbers on the DNC list and they have never been hammered with calls. It seems to be a super gray area - as it will allow you to register business numbers and toll free numbers (and then even log in to check to see and verify that they are listed)

    Well if you want a system in place to make it obvious that it is a sales call that was unwanted this works.
     
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  6. Serp_Pimp

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    This is really fresh, great line of thinking.
     
  7. netmoney1

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    Just real simple - but eliminates these types of calls instantly.
     
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    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Great idea

    Lets improve on it
    Tell them you cant patch then through from there as she is a different dept, and give them your affiliate number to a phone offer

    Tell them they may need to answer a few questions before they are allowed through
     
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  9. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Lol...not worth the time. Click, hang up and focus on business
     
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    Also saves time and more importantly gets rid of another distraction. I find distractions are the worst part because all of a sudden the energy you had before that person called is gone... almost like its drained lol.

    Whats your take on what email addy to use because I get tons of emails from people soliciting their services.

    I was thinking about using something like [email protected] which forwards to a catchall email because I think the only time you want an email from the registrar is to remind you that your domain is expiring.
     
  11. Furious George

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    It's not a grey area. Business cannot be protected by the DNC list. It's fair game.

    I've spent years of my life in sales.... don't hate. Sales calls might seem annoying, but they make the world go 'round. It's someone doing a job and trying to make a buck.

    If you're not interested, just say "Hey, I'm not interested, thanks." Then hang up.
     
  12. netmoney1

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    Not hating at all. But the companies that pull from the whois are typically the worst calls. This just helps to quickly identify them and be done with them. I find it annoying as f#ck when someone just calls to sell my company sh#t that we never asked about nor have any interest in.

    Now, I have companies that are based around sales - but we only call people who have expressed interest in what we are selling - they either opt in on one of our branded sites or an unbranded site. When we call we do so within seconds, and they know why we are calling.

    Scraping numbers, throwing them into an auto dialer is not "sales"
     
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    Just been going through your posts, this one is a real gem and works for any business. Great info!
     
  14. spider7

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    Why not just invest in a Phone System with caller ID?

    Problem solved.
     
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    Every system has a caller ID...know how many calls we receive a day from clients, prospective clients, etc?

    I think you are missing the point...

    What if you get 100 calls a day from various 800 numbers....20% clients....60% companies interested in your service...and 20% pure sh#t....this is just a quick way to immediately cancel out crap calls. Simple as that.
     
  17. spider7

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    Gotcha Dude,

    Yep...its a problem. That's why i'm careful who gets my number. When i market, i always use an 800 number with a sales pitch. Only those whom i want to talk to, get my main number.

     
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    For my stuff, I have a Twilio number that I use. But this is a great idea in the whois info area. A lot of these calls are simply time wasting exercises, so get rid of them.
     
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    Don't a lot of people on this forum make calls to small businesses about SEO and other marketing stuff, you saying these are bad people?! lol
     
  20. netmoney1

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    Please show me where I say they are "bad people"....

    i don't care who it is, but if someone is calling my business to sell crap I'm going to do what I can to eliminate or quickly identify these kind of calls. Why? Simple...to keep the phone lines clear to make money. Not sure what is so hard to comprehend about this.