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Voice Broadcasting to Businesses

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by flexpaydude, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. flexpaydude

    flexpaydude Regular Member

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    Anyone know of a good solution? I realize a lot of changes took place in 9/09 w/ the FTC restricting robocalls, but I have a legit business and am looking for additional ways to market.
     
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    I don't keep up with what the FTC thinks of unsolicited automated calls, but I have gotten more of them since the first of this year than in ALL of 2009.

    In fact, I got one 5 minutes before I read this post. Absolutely unsolicited, totally recorded, and coming in on one of my business lines (which are on the donotcall list).

    Sounds like some companies (probably 'located' outside of the US) have realized there's a void and are rushing in to fill it.

    OP, what exactly happened in the laws?

     
  3. theconfidenceman

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    as long as you dont call those on the dnc list you will be ok.
    it can get expensive as phone co will catch on and your unlimited use
    will get cut or they will put you on per min plan
     
  4. smartguy

    smartguy Newbie

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    I have used voice shot in the past. Cost effective and easy to use. Never had any complaints about the broadcasts I have done.

    http://www.voiceshot.com/default.asp
     
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    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    I use www.CallFire.com. They can do email, phone, fax, SMS, etc. Great interface and awesome program. We use it often and love the transfer option. (At the end of the call, the receipent can press 1 to be transfered to the office).

    I've used others as well but we'll keep CallFire for a long time.
     
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  6. flexpaydude

    flexpaydude Regular Member

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    Thanks. I've looked at them, but their pricing was significantly more than others (albeit you can start inexpensively). Thanks given.
     
  7. flexpaydude

    flexpaydude Regular Member

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    As I understand it, no more robo calls to consumers (live only, and only if not on the DNC list). Businesses still fair game with certain restrictions.
     
  8. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    We use robo calls. You can set up CallFire to read from the DNC list or if you already have a relationship with those that you are calling, you can click the Excempt button while setting up your campaign.
     
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    thinksmarty Junior Member

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    What kind of volume are you realisticly trying to do?
     
  10. blackhat.mmm

    blackhat.mmm Junior Member

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    We've used iBuzzPro effectively for over a year now. You can dump a bunch
    of phone numbers into it and iBuzz will scrub the numbers against the DNC
    and also let you know which numbers are working #'s and then you can choose
    to blast your msg to only 'live answers' and/or 'answering machines', etc.

    I've never had one complaint and we've blasted to over a million different
    people
    in the past year. Feel free to PM me more specifics.


    -BH3M






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  11. flexpaydude

    flexpaydude Regular Member

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    Too expensive. Isn't it still like $500 to sign up, and it's an MLM program?
     
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    blackhat.mmm Junior Member

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    Yeah, I don't remember the signup cost, but it's around $400-500. Expensive?
    I guess that's relative to your situation--but in my mind--for what it allows
    us to do--it's not that expensive at all. Plus, after the initial 'access fee' it's
    only about $15 to blast 1,000 phone numbers a 30-second message. You
    can 'take it to the bank' that at least 1% will press '7' or w/e you instruct
    them press, and then they'll be connected to another longer recording that
    we pay $10/mo for an 888 number (that they'll never see on their caller-id)
    '24-Hour Recorded Msg'. $15 to produce 10 fairly qualified leads.

    Now we actually call these leads (75% of people that buy from us never call
    their leads for whatever reason) and even the worst closers we have working
    on com-only for our team are able to convert at least 1/25 of these leads
    into a $1-4000 signup for a biz opp, or w/e else we're selling.

    I do this for internet marketing to any business owner (prefereably a home-
    business one-man-show type of business); and for lead generation :). Do
    you honestly believe I have any problem selling a 'double-optin' lead that's
    listened to two msgs/sales pitches for your business and then left their name
    and number to call them at the end of the second presentation?? Or do you think
    people might pay $10-15 per lead, esp. if they're selling a higher-ticket item?

    If we sell these leads to anyone for $10/per, then they would only need to make
    more than $250 either on up-front, back-end and/or (potential) residuals for
    it to be +ROI, right?

    Anyway, if you're building a dog house, yeah it might be a bit pricey
    --(depending on the dog).

    But if you're building a business, and you're using it strictly as a marketing
    tool, then it would arguably be underpriced.

    IBuzz does have an MLM side. I've never ventured into it at all so I dunno
    (sorry if it sounds like I have/am...hmm....maybe I should...;)) but I am
    involved in several MLMs because they can be lucrative and 'rewarding'
    in other ways if you know what you're doing and aren't afraid of work
    or actually talking to people over the phone/in person.


    Big 'if' though obv.




    -BH3M










    -$$$$$FOR YOU$$$$$
     
  13. flexpaydude

    flexpaydude Regular Member

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    I think you misunderstand my point. I'm sold on voice broadcasting. I know how it works, and I know the ROI is very good. The IBUZZ Pro "access fee" is overpriced, relative to other alternatives that are available in the market. Why pay $500 to some upline MLM'er, when you simply don't have to? Especially if you're not interested in recruiting other people?

    Voice Broadcasting - Yes
    IBUZZ Pro - Naaa.....
     
  14. Fleming2

    Fleming2 Newbie

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    Google Voicent and then buy the busines skype plan- skypeconnect
     
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    Just want to point something out about the DNC list. If you have a prior business relationship then you can call them even if they are on the DNC.

    Also I use VoiceShot on a daily basis and they are awesome. I highly recommend them. Also as an FYI VoiceShot automatically scrubs against the DNC.

    www.MarkeTouchMedia.com is another voice broadcasting provider.
     
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    You may want to read the FCC and FTC rules and regs. B2b your fine with or with out. But vb b2c is illegal even with the existing relationship. It can still be done, just be smart
     
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    Hardybents, I've seen some quality posts from you regarding this stuff. How come you know the rules so well?