Let me share my RINGLESS VOICEMAIL MISTAKE…
When I first heard about ringless voicemail, I was totally excited about it because I understood that this was going to be a powerful tool.
As a small business owner, most of the time, you wear most, if not all, of the hats in your company. You’ve created the business and now you’ve got to be in charge of the finances, customer service, janitorial stuff… Everything! And the only way you can be in business is to have paying customers so that means, you have to be the sales person too.
Honestly, the thought of making a bunch of cold calls was extremely daunting for me. I HATE cold calling! How I wished that I could afford a small staff to make calls for me.
I even placed ads on Craigslist to hire people, for commission, to make calls for my business but, it seems no one REALLY wants to do such work.
So, when I heard about ringless voicemail… I knew that would solve a huge part of my problem. I could just have these voicemails go out to prospects and get customers just like that!
I got too excited and wanted to do it “My” way. Well… Here’s what I learned:
Ringless Voicemail Mistake #1 – Do not request more than you are prepared to handle. You know the saying, “Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it”. When you request 1,500 or even just 500 voicemails to go out, if it’s just you to answer everyone, it can become overwhelming.
You pay less when you request more but, you still can grow your business. Take your time until you become acclimated with the system.
Ringless Voicemail Mistake #2 – I didn’t know that people would see a telephone number as a missed call. I thought that the messages just went straight to voicemail, people would listen to the message, and get back to me if they were interested in my offer.
This is important to know that this is how this works because, this brings me to my biggest nightmare….
Ringless Voicemail Mistake #3 – DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PERSONAL NUMBER FOR CALL BACKS! OMG!! My campaign went launched and all of a sudden, my phone rang. Good, right? Well… I tried to answer the first call. This person was calling because he didn’t know what the call was about so, I’m trying to answer him but, then, the phone kept ringing and kept ringing. My mailbox got full. I put the phone on silence and just watched as it vibrated. I placed it on the table but, then it vibrated its way off and onto the floor. Once it was on the floor, it kept ringing and vibrating. I had to walk away from it until the campaign was over. That was C R A Z Y!!
So, if you are going to get started with this system, don’t make the same mistakes I did.
- Get a separate phone number so that when your campaign launches, you don’t lose your mind trying to answer your cell phone.
- Have a message prepared on that phone that immediately let’s people know what you want them to know.
- Understand that if you do this the right way, you’ll actually enjoy the process. You’ll be able to see how the system will help you grow your business. You’ll have knocked out three birds with one stone…
- Finding Prospects
- Contacting Them
- Closing Sales
The ringless voicemail system I use is GoRingless Extreme. Although it is set up like a network marketing company, I find the quality of what I need great. You NEVER have to start marketing it. Get it and use it. But, if you do want to earn great referral bonuses, $400 each time, then I say, sign up!
I’ll hold your hand and you never know what kind of cool bonuses that I’ll have to help you with your business.
Thanks for reading my blog post. I could not get the thought of my ringless voicemail mistake out of my head because, I believe there are probably others like me that this may have happened to and it’s a shame when we have gold right in our hands but, because we don’t know what we’re doing, we give it away.
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