For point number 3 I would say having your picture on the card is the best way to have them remember who you are... Every card I have in my desk with a picture on it - I can almost remember the whole conversation.
To anyone who has an SEO business - It`s a great way to collect leads is to offer free submission to Google local as a done for you service. Then follow up with a sales call later. Just some FYI on something I do that works pretty good for me...
I only ever bought leads one time...and it was because I buddy of mine gave me some of his and I made $500 that day. I have been a subscriber to the Tampa Bay Business Journal ever since. They have them for many many cities. It is basically a catagorized magazine of business phone numbers. They are the top business and it gives you all the info you need. Owners, purchasing agents, size, income, industry, and more. Otherwise I have always used the web to build my own leads. For information on my sales experience: http://www.justinabrooke.com/resume.htm I was somewhat of a sales superstar at my old jobs.As for cold calling I fed my family with it for years, so don`t tell me it don`t work. I had a 70% voicemail call back ratio and a 20% sales ratio. My messages go against common practices but everyone who applied my advise (correctly) saw nearly the same call back ratio. I would lose alot of the call backs...but that was ok because I had alot more of them then anyone else in the office.Sales is all about numbers. You have to build systems and test them repeatedly. Use what works and throw out what doesn`t. It does not get any simpler then that. I highly suggest reading zig ziglars secrets of closing the sale and how to be a master closer by someone stephens.If you wanna talk more just message me...I am not charging for anything or affiliating anything. On that note realize I only have so much time and will try to help as much as I can with the time I do have.Justin
Hi Rexie,Wasn`t very clear how to contact or initiate relationships with writers at your website, the only sign I saw of a community present was a list of users online. If you could tell me how to use your site, i`d be glad to look into it further. There did look to be lots of good information about making money online though.