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 #3DO 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
  1. Finding Prospects
  2. Contacting Them
  3. 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.

Visit www.iHateColdCalling.com and check it out. Contact me with any questions.

Webinars for Video Streaming New Products

I’ve been procrastinating on helping people with this but, it’s 2017 and I’m done. I’m ready to help professionals with webinars for video streaming new products or services.

If you are a vendor of goods that are routinely sold through online stores or a coach starting up a new program, you may be an especially good candidate for video streaming.

You may use a phone conferencing system where multiple clients can converse with you about a new product. These types of services continue to be useful. However, a new generation of savvy vendors are finding a greater value in using webinars for video streaming  new products.

Imagine a growing company with several hundred vendors or affiliates. This company has several new products they are ready to make available, but short of sending a sample to every current vendor on their list they opt to use a webinar to debut the new products.

Interested attendees pre-register their attendance using their name and email. By doing so they will receive a thank you gift. To register, there will be information on how the vendor can take advantage of the webinar. On a set date and time, those that registered will gather in front of their computer screen, instead of physically going to a hotel conference room for a seminar, to see the debut of the products.

As part of the video streaming webinar, the company provides practical demonstrations of the product and benefits are fully reviewed. Explanations are provided as to why this product is superior to other similar products on the market.

This alerts the vendor as to the effectiveness of the webinar and allows them to make note of the most responsive affiliates.

In this case, the vendor may be more inclined to promote a product than a website, but using a webinar for video streaming products is used as a means of solid marketing.

That same webinar can be archived and sent as a replay for any vendor that could not attend when the video stream was being sent live.

You want to make the webinar an interactive experience too by asking questions and getting the feedback from your audience.

If you’re a coach or consultant and you’ve got a mastermind group you are forming, this is a great way to get in front of your targeted audience that needs your skills and you can pitch the program and pricing at the end of your webinar.

The use of webinars for video streaming is a growing phenomenon with so many different positive applications. Video streaming provides opportunities for individuals to share footage of their families with other family members. Music and entertainment video streams can be shared. Television shows can be downloaded and best all, business can be done effectively through the use of video streaming technology.

Are you a coach, consultant, or have a product to promote? Make sure you contact us to help you get the word out and grow your business immediately!

Thank you!

Tracy Allen