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  1. A message my dad sent me (Process vs. Event)

    Today my dad sent me a message which caught me by surprise. It´s a conversation between a father and his son. I wanted to share it with you because I think it is a great example of how nowadays people expect to get everything handed to them. The message is originally in Spanish, so the...
  2. GOLD! Ask me anything about eCommerce (Ongoing)

    -The main thing would be faster (much faster) shipping. Something like same-day delivery with free shipping. Most shipments in my country take over a week to reach your house, and that is if they even arrive at all. I haven´t figured out all the details yet, but if I were to buy a book I´ve been...
  3. GOLD! Ask me anything about eCommerce (Ongoing)

    @biophase I can’t thank you enough for the amount of info and insights you’ve given throughout this epic thread. I would like to know your opinion regarding a product I’ve been thinking of selling. And that is Books. Physical books to begin with. From what I could research books are and will...
  4. EXECUTION Progress Update

    Wow. I would say I understood about 10% of the stuff in this thread (perhaps less). I have never been a very technical guy. I started learning programming many years ago and gave up in the second month because "it would take too long". And now I come across your thread where you show how you...
  5. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    I actually haven´t heard about #2. Does the price increase as the number of leads you offer increases? I don´t remember which one it was, but I read on a thread here that a guy charges his clients a monthly flat fee with a minimum amount of leads required per month. You could do that. Or just...
  6. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Update 10: Today life got in the way. I don´t want to fill this thread with personal details, so it will have to suffice to say that I couldn´t even find 30 minutes to sit down at my desk and work. Here´s what I managed (and did not manage) to do today: -I did not even look at my Google Ads...
  7. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Update 9: -Called both the man that wanted his car fixed and the mechanic that I referred him to. They couldn´t come to an agreement. Apparently the issue was a bit more complex than the mechanic could handle. Given that this is the only mechanic specializing in electrical problems that has...
  8. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Update 8: Just a short update to get my thoughts together. Right now I´ve got my own phone number on the landing page. As I haven´t closed any paid clients yet, I thought I could answer the phone myself and direct the lead to a mechanic that has agreed to a free trial. Yesterday I got the first...
  9. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Something just occurred to me. If you take this approach, you would need different campaigns and different landing pages for each city you decide to start working in. And all this would be for just one client. Correct me if I´m wrong, but building the website containing the contact info of...
  10. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    I guess it´s all about urgency. People want their car fixed today. And they want to know the mechanic is able to get it fixed. Phone calls tend to be faster and more effective. Thinking from the consumer perspective, I wouldn´t want to send an email hoping someone will answer it days from now...
  11. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Both of these answers gave me everything I needed to keep going. Will sleep on them and decide on a course of action in the morning. Thanks for the feedback. It´s been more valuable than you know.
  12. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Sorry for not posting these last few days, but I had to take care of some stuff unrelated to this project. Anyways, I´ve spent a lot of time on the phone calling mechanics. Most of them raised a common concern, and I thought it would be a good idea to bring it up here. Basically they told me...
  13. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Update 6: This will be a short update. Not much happened today. -I called the 7 workshops that had showed interest yesterday. Two changed their minds and the other five did not pick up the phone. Then I called the ones that had been busy. 3 were out. Another went on a trip. The other five...
  14. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Thanks for the tip. Will look into it.
  15. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Update 5: -Called the 59 workshops. These were the results: 11 are not working anymore. Nothing I can do there. 23 did not pick up the phone. Perhaps they closed early. Will call them again tomorrow, this time in the morning instead of the afternoon. 6 were not interested. Some did not want...
  16. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    I will act as a middle man. I will be helping mechanics but won´t come even close to cars. Put simply, my only job is to find someone who is looking to get their car fixed and contact them with a mechanic that is capable of fixing it. If you have more questions, please ask.
  17. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Yeah, I´ve been thinking about this, but decided to start with cold-calling as it would be faster. Also, I don´t plan on "selling" them anything. I plan on starting friendly chat and perhaps give them a basic idea of what I do and offering these leads for free and let them try them out. If they...
  18. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Will do, thanks for the suggestion.
  19. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Update 4: Yesterday was rough. I knew I wouldn´t have much time to work so I decided to make the most of the time I had. I didn´t. I spent most of the afternoon thinking three or four steps ahead of me when everything I had to do was finish the landing page. I was indecisive and, at the end of...
  20. EXECUTION Starting Local Lead Gen Business

    Haha, that´s great. Where did you learn it?
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