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Is calling a good idea in outbound?

Labeled as discuss in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by abstractdomainer, Aug 1, 2020

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  1. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    After having dropped a mail, is following up with some of the leads (say you only email 5 - 10 leads per domain name) which are highly thought-through, targeted, and written a very personalized email, a good idea?

    I have read posts from people saying that it has worked for some of them but not sure about the success rate. I understand that there are a number of questions and factors that come up here like:

    1) Did you drop the email first and then call up as a follow up OR do you directly call-up?
    2) Was the number from the same country?
    3) What is the time when you call?
    4) The domain name that you are selling?
    5) Pricing and negotiation

    Having said all this, and there might be n number of factors whether calling works for one versus not. However, in general, when it comes to calling and selling your domain names to highly targeted leads, does it make sense to carry out such an experiment especially given the time when people are working from home?

    While I do realize that emails are a better way to sell, and nothing like it, there were a couple of responses in my previous post bringing out this method of pitching the domain name to prospects.

    I mean, given the way big brokers conduct deals, it looks like email wouldn't be the only method used in such deals. There would be discussions, meetings maybe, and a number of calls before the buyer press the Buy Now and transfers the funds.

    Have you ever tried it in any stage of the negotiation process as well? Say after the buyer confirms the sale but doesn't process the payment or as a means of direct reach out?

    Kindly share your experience, views or thoughts around the same. If it is seen in fair light, I may go ahead and try it out, and later share the results on the forum.
     
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  2. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The top brokers are dealing with much higher quality domains than you are likely dealing with. With those type of assets targeted outbound can make sense, though many of those brokers also have existing connections as well.

    If you are just spamming mediocre or bad domains, I doubt phone calls are going to be all that effective. The average person is not going to be receptive to giving money to some random cold caller for a domain name.

    Brad
     
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  3. NameDeck

    NameDeck Top Contributor VIP

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    Cold callers are the lowest scum of the earth. imo.

    Negotiating by phone can work. Send an email and schedule a meeting.
     
  4. karmaco

    karmaco Top Contributor VIP

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    I think calling should only happen if your prospective buyer requests it. You should certainly not do cold calling.
     
  5. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    I made a living from cold calling when I was younger :xf.wink:

    Being hung up on, verbally abused and threatened was just a typical day......

    As people have already said would not recommend doing it with domains, thought about it when I first started getting into this but decided it would not be worth the hassle.....
     
  6. NameDeck

    NameDeck Top Contributor VIP

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    Lol, yeah that's a hard job. But I reckon you were working for a company that got their leads in an appropriate way. There are a lot of loopholes but it doesn't compare to domainers picking up the phone trying to flog some names.

    I block all numbers from abroad to be honest. Just whitelist my contacts. If someone really needs to talk to me and they have something interesting to say their email will most probably get past my spam filter :)
     
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  7. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Top Contributor VIP

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    Cold call if:

    A company has BestWidgets.com and you are offering Widgets.com.

    Do not call if:

    A company has Widgets.com and you have BestWidgets.com.
     
  8. CraigD

    CraigD 360promo.com VIP

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    Cold calling is a bad idea.
    I don't answer my phone unless it is a number I know.
    Most people these days let voicemail screen calls.
     
  9. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yep. I will never answer the phone from a number (or at least area code) that I am not familiar with. If something is that important the person can leave a voicemail.

    I can't remember the last time an unsolicited call provided any value.

    Brad
     
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