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Success! It finally took off guys

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Jamesgtaiv, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Jamesgtaiv

    Jamesgtaiv Newbie

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    Thank you so much Black Hat World members. Thanks to all of you and your support, I can now say my business is official. Today I signed a client who owns several Ferrari, Maserati and Aston Martin dealerships for marketing of his places pages and general IM. I also have a meeting on Wed. with two more businesses, a Nissan dealer and a club in downtown. The fact that I can now work around my dream cars and make a killing doing it is seriously the best feeling ever. I'm dropping off a report to the Ferrari dealer on Thursday and will be receiving my first check on the 30th.

    The best part? I only grew the balls and gained the confidence to begin cold calling last week. I knew what to do but just couldn't gain the nerve to interact with the business owners. Within one week, I have gone from an income of just over $2300 to over $10,000 /month. This experience has been life changing and I can't help but think, "if I can do this much in one week, Imagine what I can do in 6 months".

    Again, thank you so much!

    I'll update this thread with pictures of the cars as things develop :)

    A few tips I learned along the way:

    - Be nice and professional
    - Be confident
    - Be a friend first and a salesman later
    - Know what you're selling and make it your own.

    The most helpful quote on Blackhatworld:

    "Nobody fails at internet marketing, most people just give up before it takes off"
     
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  2. knall

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    Congrats! Good luck at the Nissan dealership. Maybe you'll get a discount on a Ferrari if you do well eh?
     
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  3. lanbo

    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Congrats - confidence is key
     
  4. M1ndfluX

    M1ndfluX Senior Member

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    Awesome achievement bro! Keep up the good work and one day you might own one of those cars :D
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Fantastic job! Keep it up!!!
     
  6. skripel

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    which city are you working at, if its not a secrete of course???
     
  7. Execute

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    Brilliant! Well done for taking action, you have just quadrupled you income in a week! Keep it up lol
     
  8. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  9. sheep123

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    awesome. you will for sure own one of those cars in the near future. :) :car:
     
  10. ironiK

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    Nice man! Dont stop there keep going!
     
  11. RightInTwo

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    How did you originally get the introduction to the owners? Did you walk in and sell yourself first or do you have some sort of existing relationship with them?
     
  12. dkh1978

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    Even though it works sometimes to just sell stuff (I mean like only repeating the features of the product/service to be sold), but what usually brings more results, is when you can position yourself so, that your client can relate to you, this is basic psycology. When they trust you as a friend, you can do anything with them. At this point it´s however important not to let them down, because if you gain their confidence, you are on the top of the hill, but if you lose their confidence (not it´s much more than a client to your business), you might go down and fast.

    Somebody in this forum was telling that when a salesperson meets with his/her client, they should not say "sir" or something similar, rather they should treat the clients with utmost respect but still in friendly manner. This is partly true, but one should always however take into consideration the customs of where one works. In the US it´s normal to greet the clients in a much more informal and friendly manner than for example in Spanish speaking countries or in Central Europe (Germany, France etc.). It can be taken as highly rude and unprofessional if you in Germany do not know how to exactly greet your client for the first time.
     
  13. redclover

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    Hey that is great! I am glad to see your success.
    Haha since BHW has helped you so much maybe donor status would
    look awesome to. :p Oh and maybe a free Ferrari for Diamond Damien?

    Good Luck on your bright future!
    RedClover
     
  14. santhu

    santhu Power Member

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    Hiya.
    Lovely.Enjoy Your Success And Live Your Dream Mate.
    All The Best:eek:
    I'll Post My Success Story Soon.:)
    Santhosh
     
  15. mikie46

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    Very good, are you their new SEO guy? Hopefully you can keep them happy.
     
  16. Cranula

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    This is awesome, shows what can really happen when you get down and really put yourself out there.
     
  17. clyde

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    Congrats! Keep up the good work!
     
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    First off, congrats!

    Second, from your language I would guess you are in a large American city. This tells me a little about you, and because of that I would like to recommend something. Make em laugh. A good salesman, will seem to be your friend (making you trustworthy), and a salesman second. In reality it's the other way around. When you can make someone laugh - but not by making fun of someone else, you can open them up, and get them to relax a bit. If they relax, they are more likely to follow what you say or tell them to do. Just make sure you laugh too. I know it seems strange, but even if you have heard the same joke, 1500 times, laugh. Don't giggle, don't do what sounds like a fake laugh, in fact practice a couple laughs. Laughing also relaxes your "mark".

    Last, wear a suit. You might only have a cheap suit right now... if you can afford a more expensive one, then do so. However if you can't afford it, be aware that great suits can be found at GoodWills, Salvation Army, or other thrift/second-hand stores, just get them tailored to you. And remember to shop around. A Wool suit is the best, a polyester blend might look nice, but it's considered cheaper - it's still nice to wear one if that's all you can afford however. You should dryclean the suit at least every 7 days of wearing it, but 1-2 days is better.
     
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  19. Jamesgtaiv

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    Can't say the exact city but it's eastern US.

    Honestly, I had a very hard time even getting my foot in the door. I found a relatively new service (I'm sorry I can't give it away), called up the people who were certified to perform this service and worked out a deal with them to include it in my overall package. I made it my own. After that, I haven't been turned down one time. I've been able to convert 100% of cold calls into meetings every time.

    And no, I'm not trying to sell something. I really can't say because it will become so saturated, your neighbors dog will be doing it. I'm very sorry.

    My point is, find something that would set you apart from the other SEO "guru's" and make it your exclusive product. Once you've done that, tell the owner: "You know, my company is the only company in [insert state here] that is certified to provide this service. I guarantee that if you don't want it now, you will two years from now and it's going to be a lot more expensive then. Besides, your business will be a pioneer of this [technology,development, etc.] and that's something to be proud of."

    They love the pioneer bit. ;)

    This.

    It's very hot right now so a suit isn't really necessary but dress pants and a shirt absolutely is. Be clean, be shaven, smell nice, fuck bitches

    Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'll keep working and when I have time, give back to the community.
     
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  20. young player

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    Awesome. Keep up the great work man. I hope that you become more successful.