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Old 08-06-2003, 07:40 PM
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has anybody hired a service to make cold calls for you? prices on average?..or have you ever just threw a pile of numbers at somebody,told them to call and recieved results? lol... Any info would help me out
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Old 08-06-2003, 09:32 PM
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With the way tht the feds are doing the "no call lsit" and the regualtions that backs it, direct mailers might be the only way soon.
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Old 08-07-2003, 12:45 AM
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We have the last 2 springs, and it does work pretty well. We have a company call to generate lawn estimates. They help qualify the leads to see how interested potential customers are in mowing or fertilizing. That saves a lot of time and money on our end for not doing a bunch of worthless estimates.

It does cost quite a bit. First you have to buy a name list, and that can be .05 per name, so 20,000 names would be $1000. Then the company charges so much per hour to call the names, like $20-$30 per hour.

It generates a lot of good estimates. Since all of these people were cold called, we offered special deals to help increase interest and sales. From what we have seen, you break even on the new customers in the first year. Meaning what we spent on the cold calling, we got back by the end of the season. So, the second year is your money maker on them. The key is keeping them around awhile to make it worth all your time and effort.
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Old 08-07-2003, 07:52 AM
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If you want to read more about the National Do Not Call Registry. Review this link.

"In that case, the company must honor your request not to call. If they subsequently call you again, they may be subject to a fine of up to $11,000."
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