Here's a New Way To Get Jobs...

Discussion in 'Salesmanship' started by extremecleantn, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. extremecleantn

    extremecleantn Active Member

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    I was going to type out a big long story on what all happened to me today, but let me condense it...

    I got a call to go bid carpet cleaning for First Nazarene Church. I went to First Nazarene Church in Shelbyville, and it was actually First Nazarene Church of Decherd. While I was inside measuring the wrong church, I left my quote and card (even though by the time I was done I knew I was at the wrong place). Went to the right church and measured it up and by the time I was done got a call from the wrong church to clean their carpet too. Got both jobs over $2k worth of work. Score.

    Probably going to start doing this on a weekly basis. No more advertising for me.
     
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  2. Pat Carroll

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    That's nice. Let us know if it keeps working.
     
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  3. brian3180

    brian3180 Well-Known Member

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    You can be on to something. Just nonchalantly walk into a business and start measuring. Get the managers attention. Close the deal.
     
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  4. 1ST CHOICE CLEANING

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    I might steal this idea :D
     
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  5. Mike Krall

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    lol that's awesome!
     
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  6. trojancarpetcare

    trojancarpetcare Active Member

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    Thats sounds classic
     
  7. Jose Rodriguez

    Jose Rodriguez Well-Known Member

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    You will be amazed of how many marketing techniques you can come up every day in this business, I believe if you do that again you will get another account.
     
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  8. 50 carpet cleaner

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    lol, Thats Great!
     
  9. Prosteam-sonomacounty

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    The Lord truly does work in mysterious ways. :D
     
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  10. lvtandg

    lvtandg KING of Tile and Grout Cleaning

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    May God bless you!
     
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  11. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Active Member

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    Lets try that on residential.. let yourself in with a measuring tape and see how it goes ;)
     
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  12. lvtandg

    lvtandg KING of Tile and Grout Cleaning

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    It's a good way to get in the Ladies' room...LOL
     
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  13. bob_rugratz

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    That was my excuse when I was at the strip club. I was at the wrong building. Honey, I thought it was the fire station !!!
     
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  14. Jose Rodriguez

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    In the serious way, if you knock in a door pretending you are in the wrong place, they open the door and see you in your uniform and the van with a wrap than you apologize for nocking in the wrong door but, than you give them a business card and it happens that they have tile, carpet, upholstery etc. You will have a verry good chance of getting that account.

    I have done that on the past :)
    This is call smart soliciting.
     
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  15. Scott W

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    Decherd, Shelbyville... you are making me homesick. Would love to be back in that neck of the woods, maybe a little skiing on Tim's Ford Lake.
     
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    It can and will get jobs. It may also show that you (as an operation) are disorganized which is something I don't want a reputation for.
     
  17. RoboShark

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    Wow. Glad it worked out for you. I have gone to the wrong house before and ended up selling them in a service
     
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  18. Responder

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    Not sure if your post was replying to mine. All I was saying is don't make a habit out of it.
     
  19. Jose Rodriguez

    Jose Rodriguez Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing wrong to do that, how are they going to know if you do that often, unless you do it in the same street block.
    Trust me I worked as a solicitor for Sparkletts water delivery and I use to do it all the time with great results.
     
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  20. GreenTechAgain

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    How come when I do dumb things, bad things happen!?! :confused:
     
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