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Old 08-16-2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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I got an offer for what I though was a sweet deal on telemarketing.

$20 for each confirmed set appointmet.

I don't pay unless I do an estimate.

There may be a chance that my closing ratio would go down slightly due to the nature of the appointments being set, but it still might be worth it.

I'm looking for opinions.

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Old 08-16-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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I got an offer for what I though was a sweet deal on telemarketing.

$20 for each confirmed set appointmet.

I don't pay unless I do an estimate.

There may be a chance that my closing ratio would go down slightly due to the nature of the appointments being set, but it still might be worth it.

I'm looking for opinions.

Thanks
sounds great, what company, i want in
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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It's a local girl who has allot of experience doing this.

She has a home office that she works out of.

We haven't finalized everything yet, but I will let you guys know when it is all in.
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yeah that has worked well for us in the past I would give it a try and see how she does.
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I HATE telemarketing calls!

But, good luck...

*PS... I'd make sure that she is responsible (in writing) for checking on the 'do not call' list...
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Where are you getting your phone numbers from?

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*PS... I'd make sure that she is responsible (in writing) for checking on the 'do not call' list...
I was just about to ask about the do not call list...
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I HATE telemarketing calls!

But, good luck...

*PS... I'd make sure that she is responsible (in writing) for checking on the 'do not call' list...
I hate them too, but momma gots to eat.

I have plan in place, but for now I need jobs.

We good point on the DNC list.
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I was just about to ask about the do not call list...
PainterzMail is hooking us up.
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Our office manager is now telemarketing when she has free time. I am going on my first appointment this afternoon.... We'll see how well it goes... Anybody that has success with this sort of thing have a script they would be willing to share?

Also, has anyone tried telemarketing to designers, real estate agents, remodelers, etc?

When our telemarketer gets a "yeah I'm interested but need to talk to my husband" we immediately set a time to follow up and send out a nice letter with a brochure.

Any other tips or advice?
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Desighners, about five years ago, i called every desighner in the book, works very good, i just introduced my self, told them I wanted to send them infor on my company, then mailed a packet off, if you need buisness, this is probaly the fastest way i have ever got buisness, although i think door to door would bring in faster results, i have not ever done it.

I prefer not to work for desighners anymore, but still have a couple that i work with, to this day, because of those calls!!

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I tried telemarketing this summer. I paid a company $2945 for 50 set appointments. They said they could generate the 50 appointments within a month. After a month I had 3 appointments outside of the times that they gave us. Not one of the 3 appointments needed our goods or services. I could go on about the bad experience.

check out ripoffreport.com before you sign with a company.

Side note, the states Attorney General's Office has no interest in the scam and the BBB is useless.
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The best thing to do from my experince is do it yourself or have someone from your office do it (and they must be good). Otherwise you won't acheive the results your looking for. We did ourselves the first 5 years of business and worked out great! The last three sub it out and nothing... a good learning experience. If you want results you must make them happen no one will do that for you thats the bottom line. I dont care how pretty their website (lead generation companies) or I dont give a hoot what they say I know from experience.
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