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Time to Hit it! Cold Calling

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by throwAway, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. throwAway

    throwAway Registered Member

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    So I have been lurking here for a while. I see others take massive action and get places.

    I have made all the excuses in the world not to call. I have had enough.
    Using: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...03-offline-niche-list-best-niches-target.html

    I will be going to yellowpages and prospecting.

    My services: SEO
    Goal: Set appointment, go to appointment to close.
    Software: Using Google Voice. I was worried about not having the local number but fuck it. That is a minor detail. No more excuses.

    Make a 100 phone calls by next week.

    Its game on.
     
  2. dragon123

    dragon123 Regular Member

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    Good luck, keep us informed how you get on. Are you going to use a script or just wing it?
     
  3. timmylang09

    timmylang09 Newbie

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    im sure you can outsource your cold calling to someone from odesk too
     
  4. skillz

    skillz Newbie

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    Good job man. I'm going to start my business real soon. Let me know how Google Voice goes for you, I might get the app for my phone so I never miss a potential meeting/sale.
     
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    sellwill Newbie

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    do you have any experience with odesk? What do you think of them vs. Elance?
     
  6. obdcodes

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    Good luck to you

    Keep us posted
     
  7. throwAway

    throwAway Registered Member

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    I could but I am concerned about the quality of calls.
     
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    pokerjk Senior Member

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    Should be getting through more than a 100 by next work if your working at it 9-5. You need to hit it HARD to get a good response cold calling. Good luck, be confident and prepare for questions you might get asked.
     
  9. IKbentim

    IKbentim Power Member

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    Yeah you can do like 100 cold calls a day easily
     
  10. theag

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    I think you could easily do more. you just have to develop a good sense of how your chances are to get a meeting early into the call. if you dont feel it hang up fast but nice and on to the next one. guess this will come with experience..
     
  11. throwAway

    throwAway Registered Member

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    Day 1:

    Calls Made: 0

    I live half way around the world so my timing is 14 hours apart from back home in Ontario. That is the reason I can't do the 9-5. I got about 2 hours max if I wake up early or sleep late. I am trying to do this while I work full time in Asia. I have a friend back home who will go close the deals. I have worked with him for 4 years on offline web projects. So decided to give it a go.

    Disappointed in myself. Faced major anxiety and buckled. I have done this before many times but every time I go to the phone, get major anxiety.
     
  12. theag

    theag Junior Member

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    just do it, no reason to feel anxiety, they cant hurt you if youre sitting on the other side of the planet ;)
     
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    My first day of cold calling. I was anxious too man, I saw your thread this morning and it inspired me. I got 2 motherfuckin yesses and 3 maybes out of 12 calls. No one got mad at me. I'm doin the dougie.

    I made up a short as possible one-sentence opening script. If they declined, I said thanks for your time anyway I appreciate it. I know you're not supposed to do that. But hey. I live in a small town and I would rather my brand name get out there and if they see me in the future remember a pleasant experience on the phone, not me haggling them.

    I'm not any different than you are man, and on top of it, I woke up sick as holy fuck and was making calls between hacking and blowing my nose. You can do it!
     
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  14. throwAway

    throwAway Registered Member

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    Wow. Much needed inspiration.

    I just read the Go For No! book and am pretty set now. Have to get my magic jack going. I thought google voice was free but it is now charging me.

    Goal: Get 100 no's.
     
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    paulpapapump Junior Member

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    if you are serious about this and want to do this right get jodan belfort's course and study it like a hawk.
     
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  16. throwAway

    throwAway Registered Member

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    So in the book, Go for No, the author emphasizes how one should focus on getting no's. This way you can keep at it until you get a yes. The prime example he gives is of a child wanting a cooking. Regardless of how many times his mother says "No", he keeps asking her. After about 15 "No's", the mother caves in.

    Now I teach English in Asia and just had a bunch of kids beg me for some toys. Literally for 30 minutes non stop. I kept saying No. They never gave up. They kept pushing. I finally caved.

    I just learned my sales inspiration from my kids.

    Now to put it in practice.
     
  17. dragon123

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    If a salesman kept asking me to say yes over and over i would just hang up!
    Be brief but state the benefits and how it can help there business you should be able to tell after a minute or so if there is any interest at all, if not next call.