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Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by contentweb, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. contentweb

    contentweb Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have been searching the forum for some good offline money making opportunities, and Thanks to WASTED, 7878, and THE DARK ONE I got some brilliant ideas. But the problem is that these ideas won't work in my country(India).

    Can you please tell me that if I call up people(Doctors, Lawyers etc) from India what kind of first impression would it make on them i.e. what are my chances that they are likely to be convinced. I don't want any detailed info., only a bit on what are the chances that I will succeed.

    I don't have much money to invest so I would like to be more informed about a prospect before diving into it.

    Thanks to everyone.
     
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    contentweb Registered Member

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  3. vegas23

    vegas23 Regular Member

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    I'm not really following what you are asking...Are you saying that you are going to call UK/US/AUS Lawyers/Doctors from India and offer them a service?

    I can only speak about the UK but firstly you aren't likely to speak to a lawyer or a doctor here directly unless you know exactly who you need to speak to. You'll be hitting receptionists who really don't care what you are offering.

    Also doctors in the UK are 95% NHS so aren't looking for business or a website or anything like that.

    Sorry to be a downer, but in the UK neither of these 2 niches are big money :(
     
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    TheArticleMan Power Member

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    If you are targeting UK then try dental practices.

    You may have some luck, but people from the UK will understand when I say we are tired of being hassled by people calling from India (many of our big companies outsource their call work to India).

    I don't think it is worth spending your money.
     
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  5. vegas23

    vegas23 Regular Member

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    What TheArticleMan says is true...cold calling as a UK resident is hard enough...doing it as a foreigner, no matter how good your English is, will be even harder.
     
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    I have found it it very hard to get passed a secretary, but if you can talk to the person in charge you have an OK chance to get a meeting.
     
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  7. keithoz88

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    First it's very difficult even for Australian telemarketers to get through to the professionals that you mentioned. Secondly there is a perception, built upon many years of telemarketing from India, that Indians can be a bit difficult to understand and that they tend to take some license with the truth. So the trust factor isn't there. You're a creative guy - either find another way to contact these people or come up with another idea. Good luck.
     
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  8. social engineer

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    You'll get the phone put down on you as soon as you say your first sentence, indian telemarketers are usally pushing the phishing fraud over here!

    Big brands over here are now putting as a selling point that they have uk call centers - that should tell you a lot!
     
  9. HJKmoth

    HJKmoth Newbie

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    Any caller with an accent is going to have a difficult time in Australia. There is also a "Do not call" register in Australia where businesses and households are put on a list that telemarketers cannot call. If you accidentally call someone on that register, expect to get a mouthful.

    To be honest, I'd try another method. I think that mailing is an underutilized sales technique if it's done right. Nowadays the postbox has barely anything in it due to the rise of email correspondence between businesses and customers. When someone gets personalized mail, they'll open it.
     
  10. zippyants

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    Hi Contentweb,

    All the above (specifically to the UK) are correct, there are negative feelings towards cold callers from Indian call centres and a massive push, due to demand, for anyone 'cold calling' to be from the UK at least, and even then we usually just put the phone down.

    Do you need to call? You may be better putting your efforts into Emailing the companies/people involved or even good old fashioned Snail Mail. If you knew someone in the UK (or other country) who could post for you, giving a local postal
    mark would add credit. Get you letter or email proof read to ensure it reads well and trial a few of your mentioned market persons.
     
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  11. seeplusplus

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    I'm in the UK and did cold calling for years (residential).

    What everyone has said I agree with 100%.

    If I we're you I'd just expect what everyone has said will happen to you to you to happen, but go for it anyway, what you got to loose? The cost of the calls?

    Make 100 calls a day for two days and see if you get any leads. Where's your biggest market? The US, develop a US accent and then if you end up calling the UK/Aus, we might even believe your from the US anyway.

    Tip: Don't give yourself with some silly sounding English name like many foreign callers do, pick a normal/common one.

    Oh and my friend who cold calls moved to Thailand, he says when calling the UK Skype isn't a good enough quality line, and he's English, so you probably need a proper line.

    If you do try, I would call as many as possible, like I say 100 a day minimum, it's a numbers game 100%.

    Good luck. If your any good I might even have a job for you.