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Old May 26, 2015, 09:31 PM
hockeycoachdoug
 
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Default Re: How about $15,000 A MONTH for NO "Work"!

Don- I love your posts. Always good stuff and actionable. But I do I have to say you wear your heart on your sleeve. For a guy who is always taking action, you certainly have plenty of time to post on forums. For a sale guy who should be used to rejection, you certainly have pretty thin skin as you always "bristle' when someone questions you. I am not looking for a fight, I am just saying what others are thinking. That said, I think you are one of the most generous, and thoughtful posters on this forum. I hope you continue your generosity. I also hope you realize everyone is not out to vilify you. Please keep up your great work.
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Old May 26, 2015, 10:32 PM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is online now
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Default "Why don't they do it themselves?"

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Originally Posted by bobmcalister View Post
why wouldnt the pizza shop owner do his own list now a days? happpy to hear it is working for your girls tho !
Hi Bob,

I gotta agree with Don...

First, in my neck of the woods, I go to pizza places every now and then, and I've never seen anyone do this! They don't have any kind of email list at all (even without the QR codes)...

So, the answer in my area is, they are just not doing it at all!

Now, why don't they do it?

I think there are many answers...
  • They know how to do it, but not enough time
  • Don't know how, and don't have time to learn how
  • Afraid of computers
  • ...etc.
It doesn't actually matter so much why they don't do it... What matters is they're not doing it, yet they could be doing much better financially if they did do it... That's why there's an opportunity for you to jump in and make some moolah...

For the pizza place owner, which is the better option? (1) They do nothing (same as they're doing now), or (2) they have someone like Don do it for them, and make extra profits?

I think the answer is clear!

Best wishes,

Dien
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Old May 26, 2015, 11:04 PM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is online now
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Default Selling is a transference of feeling... and more...

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Don- I love your posts. Always good stuff and actionable. But I do I have to say you wear your heart on your sleeve. For a guy who is always taking action, you certainly have plenty of time to post on forums. For a sale guy who should be used to rejection, you certainly have pretty thin skin as you always "bristle' when someone questions you. I am not looking for a fight, I am just saying what others are thinking. That said, I think you are one of the most generous, and thoughtful posters on this forum. I hope you continue your generosity. I also hope you realize everyone is not out to vilify you. Please keep up your great work.
Hi Doug,

Zig Ziglar said...

"Selling Is a Transference of Feeling"

Have you ever thought... Don's enthusiasm and excitement, is one reason why he's a master salesman?

Enthusiasm... genuine enthusiasm... catches!

As does every other emotion...

And, I can understand Don's frustration.

He shares a lot of "gold" here... And he hears "objections" like, "why don't they just do it themselves?"

For those who may want to know "why," in the case of the pizza places... Don't ask Don. Go to a pizza place and ask them yourself. Easy.

Who cares why they don't? The fact is, they don't! If a curious person wants to do a study, go ahead and do it...

What matters is they don't do it themselves, and there lies the opportunity...

It's not Don's "job" to necessarily know "why" they don't do it - there are probably a dozen or more reasons, a different one for each person. What is more critical is that they don't do it... There's the opportunity...

I think in this case, Joe Cossman hit the nail on the head...
"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal." - E. Joseph Cossman
(Speaking generally, not to anyone in particular...) It's very easy to generate excuses "why" it won't work for you! So, you can sit there, guilt-free, knowing that it wasn't a "real" opportunity anyway... Ha!

I think this is a common psychology, and a common reason why more people don't take advantage of the many opportunities in front of them...

But that's okay, it just means more opportunities for me...

(My limit right now is time, so I have to pick and choose. The opportunities are abundant...)

Thank you for your contribution, Doug...

Best wishes,

Dien

Last edited by Dien Rice : May 26, 2015 at 11:50 PM. Reason: typo
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Old May 26, 2015, 11:10 PM
hockeycoachdoug
 
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Default Re: How about $15,000 A MONTH for NO "Work"!

I have no beef with Don. I think he rocks. just saying he has an awfully thin skin for a salesman.
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Old May 26, 2015, 11:56 PM
Don Alm
 
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Default Re: How about $15,000 A MONTH for NO "Work"!

Excuse me! I've already "edited" my response to my response to Bob Mc. My ONLY reason to post HERE...in the last year, or so....on a Forum that helped me get outa "Direct-Sales"....belly-to-belly stuff...and into "Digital, ON-Line stuff.....is to "GIVE BACK"

....Give Back to Dien and GJ for starting up this Discussion thingee that got ME interested in NON...face to face selling.

And.....YES....I am VERY PASSIONATE about sales & marketing stuff. These emotions are what has DRIVEN me to MANY, MANY successful ventures where others would have fallen after a few turn-downs.

So.....I will try to NOT be so....aggressive towards Neg comments in the future
again...... My ONLY reason for posting here is to maybe.....impart....some of my SUCCESSFUL experiences.....to others!

Don Alm.....Entroopeneer from waay baack
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Old May 27, 2015, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: How about $15,000 A MONTH for NO "Work"!

Howdy guys, been away as real busy, but back for a bit to soak up Don's nuggets...

I think with bob mcalister it's all to do with his psychology in regards to his post AND it's simply this: hes a MARKETER & biz owner ...so does ALL his own marketing!

This will work, however ya gonna get rejections, and SOME biz owners YES...DO it themselves!

Here's a quick story from my experience dealing with these 'cheap charlie pea brain owners'

Last year I did the 9x12 postcard, 1st the BEST bit...its Easier to get the biz owners on board who do BIG value transactions.

NOW, the pain in the a** restaurant owners etc, etc ., most of these 'cheap charlie pea brain owners' will screw you down to the last penny, one dude who i was going to give a great deal cos the card was nearly complete, told me...

GREAT idea, however...he does it himself, has a Friend in the printing game AND also knows people who work at the post office who can deliver his flyer's for half my price, DUH...!!

NOT only that ...I got this SAME response from another pizza place AND the guy had just spent $110,000 on his pizza pa la re-fit!!

Anyway, great posts Don, keep em commin...

ALL the BEST to the doers here

Robert.
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