Dialin and Smilin: How to create a call list

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Erik R, May 16, 2019.

  1. Erik R

    Erik R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I have been cold calling and want to make the process a little more efficient. What I am doing right now is going on google maps and looking up local businesses then calling them. Is there some sort of database that has a local call list already? This would be very helpful. Thanks in advance
     
  2. GreenscapeCT

    GreenscapeCT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    Cold calling has the lowest ROI, in most every industry, compared to other forms of marketing.

    Plus, many - many, people don’t like being distracted at their place of business.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Erik R

    Erik R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Still worth a shot
     
  4. GreenscapeCT

    GreenscapeCT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    What are you trying to sell ?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Erik R

    Erik R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Landscape service. Tree work, irrigation etc. I ask for an email address and send a service list
     
  6. GreenscapeCT

    GreenscapeCT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    You say ‘landscape service’ = does that mean turf cutting ?

    You say ‘tree work’ = are you an arborist? In my state anything over 12” diameter requires a license.

    You say ‘irrigation’ = in my state, turf irrigation work requires plumbing & electrical licensing.

    I’m just trying to determine what YOU do.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Erik R

    Erik R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Licensed. I do landscaping. You want a list?
     
  8. GreenscapeCT

    GreenscapeCT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    I don’t want anything from you.

    I was trying to help you.

    Good bye.
     
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  9. GreenscapeCT

    GreenscapeCT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    And...


    Sadly...


    Watch this....thread ....


    Die.
     
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  10. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 4,791

    You said in the other thread you been in business for a dozen years. Has your past advertising methods stop working to resort to the hard sell? When was the last time you bought something from someone who cold called you? Much better ways to spend your time and money on advertising to achieve a higher ROI.

    Yes there are call list out there. A quick Google search came out with many results.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=pho...droid-verizon&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8
     

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