Dec 1, 2014
TEXTING AND INBOX MESSAGING STRATEGY:
Challenge: $25 AX Card/$50 AX Card.
THIS WAS THE CHALLENGE I PUT ON FB LAST WEEK. REBECCA RANDALL WON THE DRAWING FOR A $50 AX GIFT CARD. AFTER I SHARE IT WITH YOU I’LL BREAK IT DOWN.
Let’s see how many appointments we can set up BY TEXT in the next 24 HOURS. Send this text or private inbox message WORD FOR WORD to a handful of people. If you confirm TWO Appointments by text post a comment on this thread. If u successfully set up TWO you will be in a drawing for a $50 American Express Card. (Feel free to use FB Private Inbox Messaging as well)
EVERYONE should go for it! GO!! Must be done by 5p MST to be in drawing. No phone calling. Just text. Don’t think about it just do it!
TEXT 1: I want to set a time to show you something on your phone that is really cool and I think it has big potential.
(If they ask what is it? . . . )
TEXT 2: it’s a new technology I need to show you. When can I catch u for 30 min?Results: (read threads)
Why do a texting/inbox strategy? Isn’t calling more personal? YES!! Calling is more personal and very effective if the person picks up or calls you back. You must also have some skills to set appts by phone.
a. It’s becoming the norm and now it’s an expected way to do business
b. People aren’t answering phone. Especially Millenials.
b. Its less stressful
c. Do it anywhere. Anytime.
d. Takes less time
e. Perfect for new people and for launching the biz. Requires little skill. Easy to quickly implement and offers massive immediate action activity.
What it’s not: Spamming
(Not talking about text blasts here)
We don’t advocate or promote text blasting or email inbox spamming. We are sending PERSONAL text messages and private inbox
messages to people we know or have met with the intention of showing them the business.
How to do it:
a. Keep it personal
b. To the point – don’t beat around the bush or sugar coat it
c. Don’t second guess yourself – when you start to doubt just hit ‘send’
d. Text 5-10 at a time
e. Fill your calendar
f. Ask for addresses “I’m updating my holiday card list”
g. INTENTION: Set up a time to meet. Sending a video is a LAST RESORT! Only send a video if you have tried everything within your power to have a personal face to face meeting with them. If they are out of town, set the appointment up by phone.
Using it to follow up:
a. “Suggest” next steps
b. Be a valuable resource
c. Offer conference call replays and invitations as follow up
d. When someone is interested they will take the time to listen to a 25 minute audio or jump on a call. If they don’t take that little step, then most likely they aren’t ready to really build a business.
FOR EXAMPLE (send to someone that is interested but hasn’t signed up yet).
TEXT EXAMPLE 1: “Hi _______, I thought you might find this intriguing. It will give you a better idea of how to prepare for making a lot of money in SendOutCards
TEXT EXAMPLE 2: Hey ______, This 25 minute conference call has really good info in it that explains how we build the business. Most of all,
I think you’ll see that you can do it too.
TEXT EXAMPLE 3: Hi ________, You may like this 25 minute audio . . . you can listen on your phone. It talks about what may happen if you don’t
build SendOutCards as a business.
So there are LOTS AND LOTS of reasons to use a texting and inbox messaging strategy to set appointments and follow up.