Normally – I don’t pick up the phone when I don’t recognize the number.
If it’s important – they’ll leave a message.
No one that I know of – has ever enjoyed getting phone calls from sales people.
This one – for some reason- I picked up.
Conversation went something like this,
I’m putting [friend] in place of a friend’s name… to protect her identity. She doesn’t want you to know her like I do 😉
“Hey Ginny. I’m calling on behalf of [friend]. You could really help her out – give her a chance to earn $200 worth of free product….”
blah blah bah…
“You can have this free air purifier just for watching our 1 hour presentation and [friend] will get her free products”
blah blah blah…
Then – she plows through her script – saying, “When’s a good time for us to come into your home to present our product?”
Whenever your stomach clenches from a pushy sales pitch – your gut is USUALLY right.
If she’d have known me and my hubby – she’d have known – people don’t visit our house. Very select few friends or relatives are ever invited into our home.
There are lots of reasons.
Mostly – we don’t like people – but there are others.
We generally don’t like people.
We avoid large crowds – we like our space.
When you live in the sticks…. with acres and acres around you…. there’s a REASON why you live out there.
No one rings your doorbell.
When the occasional high pressure sales person inserts his/her foot…. they don’t stay long.
Not saying were unfriendly or reclusive (well – maybe a little reclusive) – but….
Get the point?
When we want to buy something – we go look for it.
And – we go look for recommendations from friends.
We research online.
We check out local peeps – if they’re up to snuff and not some Yooper hillbilly.
That was another line she used in her sales pitch – “we’re local”. Even though I dug a little and found the company behind the company is in Colorado.
I told her my schedule is crazy – it IS with 2 kids in sports, work, and side-hustles.
She insisted I find an hour to let her in.
I finally said – I’ll have to check schedules and get back to her.
She let me slide.
Of course – I’m not calling her back. I already have a device. (not the same according to her)
You know – I get it.
I KNOW she’s trying to help [friend] out.
I KNOW she’s trying to help me out… by making the air I breath better (where I only sleep lately).
I KNOW she’s only trying to share…. for free….. her super awesome product.
I also know the tactics she’s using:
*Social proof. (by using my friend as a reference and to add a little bit of peer pressure)
*Risk free. (it’s all FREE of course……) You know nothing’s free – I’ll feel obligated to buy something after that….
Getting people to part with their hard earned monee is very difficult.
Getting people to part with or share their precious time is even more difficult.
Instead of using a whole sales pitch – why not do this?
1. Find the people that really and truly need what you have.
2. Get those people to recognized their need for your solution. (not by talking to them – but by LISTENING)
3. Sell them what they need.
All laid out for you in this step-by-step manual… www.learnwithginny.com/amf27
In internet marketing – it looks like this:
1. Target the people that need your solution. Be there when they’re searching for you.
2. Give those people a reason to be on your email list.
3. Sell to your email list.
If it’s not email – it could be a social media platform you like – or another medium like video or audio….
If you start with the basics in www.learnwithginny.com/amf27 – you might discover a better way…. then you can pick what works best for YOU.
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