SI Lead Manager – Beta 5 has been released!

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Have you had a tough time managing your leads using Excel? Did you find that other lead management software is just too Expensive? Have you tried SI Lead Manager – Beta 4 and found it too confusing? If you’ve answered Yes to any of the above questions, then you need to get SI Lead Manager – Beta 5After working hard for over 7 months, SI Lead Manager Beta 5 is finally ready for release.  The interface has been completely redesigned …

Email Question: What Do You Think About Mentors?

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I’ve been asked quite a few times what I thought about getting a mentor or finding a coaching program.  The main concern for those that are asking is it worth the money to join the flip vips or other coaching programs offered by various people.  Most recently one of my blog readers Zac asked me this very question and after I took some time to reply to his email I thought it would be a great idea to post my …

Marketing Monday: All Time Funniest Response

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One of the risks with sending out direct marketing letters is that you are going to piss people off.  You shouldn’t take these people to seriously or feel bad that you pissed them off though.  This is because I can guarantee that they were pissed off way before getting your letter.  Sometimes they will call you up to tell to say that you are the scum of the earth and sometimes they will write you a letter like this one… You …

Deal #2 Update: How Patient Are You?

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How much patience should one have?  I have plenty of patience and don’t mind waiting these people out, but is that always the best way?  I’m glad our first deal went very smoothly or else I would think all deals are like this current one.  Below is the time line of events and shows how sketchy these people can be.  To me a lack of communication is the most infuriating thing.   September  The beginnings of Deal #2 happened September 15th …

Marketing Monday: Bad Results

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During November I started to experiment with the envelope that I was using to see if I could increase the number of responses I could get.  I was expecting at worst similar results to what I was getting with my white envelopes, which is about 10% response rate.   It’s been roughly 30 days since I started and I have my results. Granted I could still get calls from the colored envelopes, but I believe I have enough to report …

Marketing Monday Will Be Interrupted By The Following Announcement

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I’m going to postpone Marketing Monday for another day because I’ve got an announcement to make….. Deal #2 is under contract! My partner did some great negotiating and as of yesterday (12/5/2011)  we have a signed contract for purchase.  As with the first deal I don’t want to divulge the details until it closes and we get paid.  I will tell you that this deal will not be a home run by any stretch of the means, but it will …

SI Lead Manager Beta 5 – Almost Ready

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I’ve been using Beta 5 for about 2 weeks now and have been loving it.  I’ve managed to work out many of the bugs during my testing.  There hasn’t been any major problems and everything is working the way I’ve intended it to.   There are still a few more areas of the program that I need to test out, but if everything goes to plan I’ll be releasing it in 2 weeks. Right now I’m looking for 5 reliable …