Anyone ever hire a telemarketer?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:48 am   Post subject: Anyone ever hire a telemarketer?  

I have considered hiring a telemarketer to beat up the phones to generate leads. Anyone ever do this? Did you hire a company or a private individual?

What was arrangement as far as cost?



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:51 am   Post subject: think of it in a new way!  

Now that would depend a lot on the bulk of your operations. If its quite a large figure in terms of lead demand, then you may choose to outsource to low-cost BPOs based in countries who are well-conversant in english (eg. India, Philippines etc.). Last I heard of a BPO unit that generated leads for a daily-purchases benefit program based in the US, & it is understandable that they were charging $12/lead (one-time) for a monthly target of 1300.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:41 pm   Post subject:   

BUYING LEADS SOMETIMES CAN BE DIFFICULT. IN YOUR CASE, YOU ARE PLANNING TO HIRE A COMPANY OR AN INDIVIDUAL TO MAKE THE CALLS FOR YOU. THIS WOULD BE THE BEST USE OF YOUR TIME, RATHER THAN YOU CALLING FROM A LEAD LIST. IF YOU HIRE AN INDIVIDUAL, YOU WILL HAVE TO STILL GET THE LIST AND PASS IT ON TO THEM. A COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN TELEMARKETING HAS PEOPLE TRAINED TO MAKE THE CALLS AND THEY PROVIDE THE LISTS.



IN THE PAST WE HAD A COMPANY GET THE LEADS, MAKE THE CALLS, AND MADE SURE THE LEADS WERE WARMED UP FOR US. THIS DID NOT WORK ALL OF THE TIME. THERE WERE MANY TIMES WE WOULD GET THE SCRUBBED LIST AND STILL HAVE PROBLEMS TURNING THEM OVER. THE MAIN REASON IS PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE TELEMARKETERS, THEY HAVE FLOODED THE PHONE LINES SO MUCH, THAT PEOPLE WILL NOT GIVE THEM THE TIME OF THE DAY(EVEN AFTER BEING SCRUBBED.)



THE BEST OF LUCK TRYING TO FIND WHAT BEST SUITS YOU!



THANKS!



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:18 am   Post subject:   

Its called the funnel effect. Telemarketing can be effective. But you had better be ready to make plenty of calls. Also, you cant be scared to set aside some dollars for this venture. I have tried it in the past, it works sometimes, but after adding up the cost of making so many calls to get so few customers, I have turned to other forms of marketing. good luck to you. maybe your are in a fertile region thats ripe for the picking.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:37 am   Post subject: telemarketer  

hi. i work in a company where we provide staffing solutions. our main office is in oakland, california while our center is located in manila, philippines. we do lead generation, outbound sales, among other things. our rate is about $10 per hr. i would like to discuss our services with you. you may shoot me an email at mantonio@globalestaff.com. i'll be looking forward to hearing from you.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:19 am   Post subject:   

Telemarketing has become a nuisance in most parts. People do not like unsolicited calls while they are busy with their work. I feel that it is better to indulge in other marketing methods to attracts people.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:47 pm   Post subject:   

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Telemarketing has become a nuisance in most parts. People do not like unsolicited calls while they are busy with their work.




I completely agree with this statement. Although I indulge in some telemarketing, I have sorta moved away from the old cold calling and moved into some more progressive forms of phone marketing. If you see some of my other posts, this will detail some of the other things I am doing or trying to do. It may work for you (the cold calling) but to me, thats a hard way to go when you are trying to build insurance clientele.

People have become leary of strangers calling them and getting all this information.

There a literally millions of others ways to generate a healthy list of clients without putting yourself out so much. Just have to think outside the box!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:56 am   Post subject:   

Hello Derek,

Which insurance product are you selling? Trust me; you cannot afford to violate the terms of the FTC's Do Not Call list now in effect across the nation. This literally stopped a good percentage of thos telemarketing firms not in compliance with the "safe harbor" provisions.

http://www.the-dma.org/guidelines/TCPASafeHarborReminders_Final.pdf

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:55 am   Post subject:   

I have used a telemarketer for the last 20 years. Obviously, different ones as they come and go. My best one worked for me from 2000-2007. She "retired" and I hired someone new a few weeks ago.



So far, so good. I advertised on Craig's List (I am not kidding). She calls small business owners in the Midwest and she earns $12 per hour.



This setup has always been profitable for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:28 am   Post subject:   

If you know how to telemarket and don't want to and can afford to hire a telemarketer you should do that and either make them a 1099 or W-2.



If you decide to hire a company get EVERYTHING in writing beforehand. If you're going to hire a company overseas follow the previous advice and talk with the person who will be making calls. Nothing angers a small business owner moreso than speaking to a telemarketer who doesn't speak proper English.



If you'd like to find out about some ways to ease any anxiety you may have about telemarketing click my website and read away. I telemarket every day for 2-3 hours until I need a day off.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:32 am   Post subject:   

Today, my telemarketer was at her best. One hour of calling and four small business owners in the area that want a quote. One of them is stopping by the office Friday afternoon.



It can be hit and miss at times, but whether you call yourself or pay someone...keep calling. And when you ready to stop...make five more calls.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:06 pm   Post subject: Telemarketer  

Better to buy leads online. Google "Life Insurance Leads" and check them out. Usually costs about $10 to $20 per lead but for every 10 you should make one sale of about $1,000 premium. Make sure the leads are really leads for life and not an "add on" to a mortgage or credir card application.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:44 am   Post subject: telemarketers  

When I get 800#'s, on my Caller ID, I'm assuming it's a telemarketer. I've put my name, on that 'Do NOT call' list, some time ago, and they STILL call.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:24 pm   Post subject: hiring a telemarketer  

I am a life & health ins agent. I have my husband working with me from time to time doing calling. In California the laws are pretty specific about how and who to call in many cases. If your telemarketer is not a licensed agent (in CA) he cannot discuss health or give quotes, but can set appointments and do certain customer service duties. Of course, as discussed in this forum, there are also "do not call" laws to adhere to. I consider myself still new to the industry (only a year) and have worked mostly with leads. I am changing companies right now so am kind of slow business wise and taking a breather so to speak. Right now I am evaluating different marketing outlets and techniques...

My best advice on telemarketers, based on my own and other associate's experience, get to know your appointment setter, work close with that person, come up with a system of call backs; i.e., if no answer move prospects from "first box", "second box", etc. to fifth box which is "email/mail last attempt". The "boxes" are for different days/times. Works very well for me.

Leads are expensive so I am developing my own marketing list from various sources.

Hope this helps you.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:06 am   Post subject: telemarketers  

I AM curious about this..........ok, you have telemarketers to work for you. If they call and get hang-ups, from people, OR, they get 'no sales' at all, then do they STILL get a paycheck? Aren't they on commission?

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