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sanadly

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So I had 2 sales calls yesterday. I already shared what happened on the first, so here's the second:


Big diaper and masks company. The prospect had a very solid understanding of Facebook Ads so it was smooth sailing. They were already doing 50% of what I wanted to talk to them about, but had no idea about the rest of the 50% and really appreciated the knowledge. They weren't looking to aggressively scale their ads right now, since they have a logistics issue and asked me to set a reminder to contact them again in late November.

They also said that they're in talks with a few other agencies but that none of them shared their strategies outright, especially "personalized for us" like I did and that the others "just kept showing case studies" and that they'll "definitely keep that in mind after we deal with our inventory problem".

And shortly after:

"I enjoyed talking to you and we'll likely seek you out again, but could you maybe set a reminder to reach out to us around late November?". I consider this call a success for sure.

*Sales call No. 3 didn't happen because the prospect had something come up and let me know 2 hours in advance that they need to reschedule, and reschedule they did - as soon as I replied back to them with a "no worries" type of response.


Anyway, just last night I sent the first ever invoice from my digital marketing agency through PayPal.​


It might sound silly but I was actually pretty stressed out about it and now that I've got it all down (including the terms and conditions) it feels so good. I have now completed the digital marketing agency game in full. The whole process. All that is left is for the invoice to be paid, and even if it won't be I still have more sales calls to go this month and feel completely confident in the process and I'm filled with abundance. It took me a few months to figure it out and I got the best help along the way, so it wasn't easy but I'm really grateful that this is all happening.

Also, I recorded a part of my call yesterday and my spoken English has improved significantly since my first ever video audits and our call with @Phikey on the 14th of September. Exactly a month ago I had absolutely nothing going for me and this man slapped me through Zoom. Can hardly believe the progress I've made since then, I definitely didn't imagine to book 4 sales calls in 15 days sending 5 emails per day, but it's now a fact!
any updates?
 

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emphasize.v1

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Hey buddy I hope you're well. I've read some of the latest progress posts.

Have you considered going door-to-door in your city/neighbor cities and trying to close clients face to face?

I'm telling you this because we were closing like ~1 client per two weeks even before we had registered the legal entity, at the time when friend and I were in the agency business.

On the contrary, long time after I left the business my friend got like 3000 US-based leads to pitch his services. He closed ZERO clients out of email and he IS a good closer. I tried to help him with it and I coludnt close shit either. Weird stuff...

Do try face to face and hit me up if u need help with that.

Also, make a LinkedIn profile and try to pitch there. I think, for starters, that response rate will.be much higher. I believe you'll know what to do from there.
 

sanadly

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Sep 15, 2020
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Hey buddy I hope you're well. I've read some of the latest progress posts.

Have you considered going door-to-door in your city/neighbor cities and trying to close clients face to face?

I'm telling you this because we were closing like ~1 client per two weeks even before we had registered the legal entity, at the time when friend and I were in the agency business.

On the contrary, long time after I left the business my friend got like 3000 US-based leads to pitch his services. He closed ZERO clients out of email and he IS a good closer. I tried to help him with it and I coludnt close shit either. Weird stuff...

Do try face to face and hit me up if u need help with that.

Also, make a LinkedIn profile and try to pitch there. I think, for starters, that response rate will.be much higher. I believe you'll know what to do from there.
where is that?
 

Phikey

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So I had 2 sales calls yesterday. I already shared what happened on the first, so here's the second:


Big diaper and masks company. The prospect had a very solid understanding of Facebook Ads so it was smooth sailing. They were already doing 50% of what I wanted to talk to them about, but had no idea about the rest of the 50% and really appreciated the knowledge. They weren't looking to aggressively scale their ads right now, since they have a logistics issue and asked me to set a reminder to contact them again in late November.

They also said that they're in talks with a few other agencies but that none of them shared their strategies outright, especially "personalized for us" like I did and that the others "just kept showing case studies" and that they'll "definitely keep that in mind after we deal with our inventory problem".

And shortly after:

"I enjoyed talking to you and we'll likely seek you out again, but could you maybe set a reminder to reach out to us around late November?". I consider this call a success for sure.

*Sales call No. 3 didn't happen because the prospect had something come up and let me know 2 hours in advance that they need to reschedule, and reschedule they did - as soon as I replied back to them with a "no worries" type of response.


Anyway, just last night I sent the first ever invoice from my digital marketing agency through PayPal.​


It might sound silly but I was actually pretty stressed out about it and now that I've got it all down (including the terms and conditions) it feels so good. I have now completed the digital marketing agency game in full. The whole process. All that is left is for the invoice to be paid, and even if it won't be I still have more sales calls to go this month and feel completely confident in the process and I'm filled with abundance. It took me a few months to figure it out and I got the best help along the way, so it wasn't easy but I'm really grateful that this is all happening.

Also, I recorded a part of my call yesterday and my spoken English has improved significantly since my first ever video audits and our call with @Phikey on the 14th of September. Exactly a month ago I had absolutely nothing going for me and this man slapped me through Zoom. Can hardly believe the progress I've made since then, I definitely didn't imagine to book 4 sales calls in 15 days sending 5 emails per day, but it's now a fact!

Great stuff man!! Huge leap forward from where you were when we spoke in mid-september. You're clearly making progress and fantastic to hear about that first invoice. All the hard work is now bearing fruit.
 

Simon Angel

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Hi everyone. Hadn't updated in a while, so here we go:

I'm not offering PPC advertising or prospecting anymore. Haven't at all in the past 2 months..

And what a rollercoaster 2 months they were!

I tried so many things, failed at all of them, and then all of a sudden, someone in my network reached out to me to ask for some copywriting to be done on their dropshipping store (a 7 figure one, at that). I was surprised at the offer but accepted it right-away since I literally had nothing to eat anymore. I was hours away from having my internet canceled as well.

And so I wrote the copy for the product's description..

I went to bed, had my usual feels-like-I-stop-breathing moment while falling asleep which I'd been having for a while, and woke up to see a literal novel worth of messages from my contact. Apparently, my copy was the best they'd ever seen and they wanted me to continue writing 1-2 of these per day, for an indefinite amount of time. And that's how it all began.

I am now a copywriter. Have been for the past month.

I earned $800 in my first month and just signed 2 more clients for $2000 and $300, a total of $3000+ per month.

The amount of leverage these three projects will give me in the months to come is insurmountable. I already have plans on how to scale this and make it a business, thanks to my dear friend and mentor @Phikey.

And I will.

It seemed like I had 0 luck in anything I did. But luck is overrated. That's what I kept telling myself at least when nothing seemed to work, debt was piling up and my girlfriend was second-guessing me and the future of our relationship.

I guess I'm happy, but at the same time numb - the amount of failure I've endured this year has done that to me. I'm also far from content with my current state of affairs and will only pat myself on the back once I've created a business out of this. Also, l've always had the confidence that I'll make it eventually - just had no idea when, so there's that.

And hey, I'm actually paying for my food and bills and can take my girl out to dinner now! Too bad none of the restaurants are open.

So far, my journey has been worth it. Thanks to everyone that's supported my broke a$$.

Happy holidays!
 
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Blackman

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Goes to show that if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.

No one is born a millionaire knowing exactly what business is right for him, so it's always a case of trial and error, not quitting, being consistent and just ploughing along until something clicks.
 

Simon Angel

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Goes to show that if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.

No one is born a millionaire knowing exactly what business is right for him, so it's always a case of trial and error, not quitting, being consistent and just ploughing along until something clicks.

Agree 100%. Hope you're doing well man.
 

Andy Black

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Hi everyone. Hadn't updated in a while, so here we go:

I'm not offering PPC advertising or prospecting anymore. Haven't at all in the past 2 months..

And what a rollercoaster 2 months they were!

I tried so many things, failed at all of them, and then all of a sudden, someone in my network reached out to me to ask for some copywriting to be done on their dropshipping store (a 7 figure one, at that). I was surprised at the offer but accepted it right-away since I literally had nothing to eat anymore. I was hours away from having my internet canceled as well.

And so I wrote the copy for the product's description..

I went to bed, had my usual feels-like-I-stop-breathing moment while falling asleep which I'd been having for a while, and woke up to see a literal novel worth of messages from my contact. Apparently, my copy was the best they'd ever seen and they wanted me to continue writing 1-2 of these per day, for an indefinite amount of time. And that's how it all began.

I am now a copywriter. Have been for the past month.

I earned $800 in my first month and just signed 2 more clients for $2000 and $300, a total of $3000+ per month.

The amount of leverage these three projects will give me in the months to come is insurmountable. I already have plans on how to scale this and make it a business, thanks to my dear friend and mentor @Phikey.

And I will.

It seemed like I had 0 luck in anything I did. But luck is overrated. That's what I kept telling myself at least when nothing seemed to work, debt was piling up and my girlfriend was second-guessing me and the future of our relationship.

I guess I'm happy, but at the same time numb - the amount of failure I've endured this year has done that to me. I'm also far from content with my current state of affairs and will only pat myself on the back once I've created a business out of this. Also, l've always had the confidence that I'll make it eventually - just had no idea when, so there's that.

And hey, I'm actually paying for my food and bills and can take my girl out to dinner now! Too bad none of the restaurants are open.

So far, my journey has been worth it. Thanks to everyone that's supported my broke a$$.

Happy holidays!
Well done!
 

OneLife

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Hi everyone. Hadn't updated in a while, so here we go:

I'm not offering PPC advertising or prospecting anymore. Haven't at all in the past 2 months..

And what a rollercoaster 2 months they were!

I tried so many things, failed at all of them, and then all of a sudden, someone in my network reached out to me to ask for some copywriting to be done on their dropshipping store (a 7 figure one, at that). I was surprised at the offer but accepted it right-away since I literally had nothing to eat anymore. I was hours away from having my internet canceled as well.

And so I wrote the copy for the product's description..

I went to bed, had my usual feels-like-I-stop-breathing moment while falling asleep which I'd been having for a while, and woke up to see a literal novel worth of messages from my contact. Apparently, my copy was the best they'd ever seen and they wanted me to continue writing 1-2 of these per day, for an indefinite amount of time. And that's how it all began.

I am now a copywriter. Have been for the past month.

I earned $800 in my first month and just signed 2 more clients for $2000 and $300, a total of $3000+ per month.

The amount of leverage these three projects will give me in the months to come is insurmountable. I already have plans on how to scale this and make it a business, thanks to my dear friend and mentor @Phikey.

And I will.

It seemed like I had 0 luck in anything I did. But luck is overrated. That's what I kept telling myself at least when nothing seemed to work, debt was piling up and my girlfriend was second-guessing me and the future of our relationship.

I guess I'm happy, but at the same time numb - the amount of failure I've endured this year has done that to me. I'm also far from content with my current state of affairs and will only pat myself on the back once I've created a business out of this. Also, l've always had the confidence that I'll make it eventually - just had no idea when, so there's that.

And hey, I'm actually paying for my food and bills and can take my girl out to dinner now! Too bad none of the restaurants are open.

So far, my journey has been worth it. Thanks to everyone that's supported my broke a$$.

Happy holidays!
Had a smile on my face reading this man! This is only the beginning for you.
 

TechTurtle

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That's a great encouragement to read on the first day of 2021! :)

I was following your thread from the beginning.
When you moved to your own place, I was afraid that you won't make enough money...
I worried that you gave up since you didn't post a while... And turns out you are doing great!

Thanks for the updates!
 

Peter Kay

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Hi everyone. Hadn't updated in a while, so here we go:

I'm not offering PPC advertising or prospecting anymore. Haven't at all in the past 2 months..

And what a rollercoaster 2 months they were!

I tried so many things, failed at all of them, and then all of a sudden, someone in my network reached out to me to ask for some copywriting to be done on their dropshipping store (a 7 figure one, at that). I was surprised at the offer but accepted it right-away since I literally had nothing to eat anymore. I was hours away from having my internet canceled as well.

And so I wrote the copy for the product's description..

I went to bed, had my usual feels-like-I-stop-breathing moment while falling asleep which I'd been having for a while, and woke up to see a literal novel worth of messages from my contact. Apparently, my copy was the best they'd ever seen and they wanted me to continue writing 1-2 of these per day, for an indefinite amount of time. And that's how it all began.

I am now a copywriter. Have been for the past month.

I earned $800 in my first month and just signed 2 more clients for $2000 and $300, a total of $3000+ per month.

The amount of leverage these three projects will give me in the months to come is insurmountable. I already have plans on how to scale this and make it a business, thanks to my dear friend and mentor @Phikey.

And I will.

It seemed like I had 0 luck in anything I did. But luck is overrated. That's what I kept telling myself at least when nothing seemed to work, debt was piling up and my girlfriend was second-guessing me and the future of our relationship.

I guess I'm happy, but at the same time numb - the amount of failure I've endured this year has done that to me. I'm also far from content with my current state of affairs and will only pat myself on the back once I've created a business out of this. Also, l've always had the confidence that I'll make it eventually - just had no idea when, so there's that.

And hey, I'm actually paying for my food and bills and can take my girl out to dinner now! Too bad none of the restaurants are open.

So far, my journey has been worth it. Thanks to everyone that's supported my broke a$$.

Happy holidays!
Congrats, been watching your thread from the beginning. and it gives every like me so much happiness and inspiration to know that you final got see the results, ofcourse pivoting was a good a thing as MJ says Act , Assess and Adjust, that what you did but the process was the most important part of the journey. Goodluck in journey.
 

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Gabbe18

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Been testing different email subjects to increase my open rate as it's been about 40-50% on average so far.
Hey man.

Great thread! You are really inspiring me to take action and put myself out there. I will definitely incorporate the Belfort method of contacting 140 businesses a week.

I am just wondering what software do you use to see your open rates on emails?

Keep up the great work! :)
 

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