Billing Your Marketer
I used to cold call prospective clients. I hated the concept, but I would do it. When we re-energized, www.where-can-i-buy-a-car-online.com/, I grabbed the courage to do more cold calling. It was a hapless and sad exercise. Car salesmen and the car dealerships are merciless. This is why I am prepping something new for the car site-- a way to take their greed and use it as an accelerant, not a barricade.
With cold calling, I feel like I'm the guy that jumps in to every room like it's an orgy after per-emptively dropping my pants to put everyone in the mood. I hate is so much, that when I am cold-called, a mean streak in me comes out.
Yesterday, I got a call:
Me: "Well, that sounds great. Now for that sort of participation, well, that amounts to an engagement, which I bill out at $80/hr and a minimum of $1500. If you would like to proceed, I am happy to do so, but we would have to sign or agree to something to the effect of acceptance of that."
She: "Well, this would be someone of mutual benefit, and that's the benefit is what you would get."
Me: "That's great. But you did ask for my feedback. Services of that sort I bill out as previously stated." You see: I was not wasting my day. I was in the process of going to the kitchen to get coffee. I can multi-task. I can be a jerk while doing other things.
She: "I'd like to send you something via email to review."
Me: "I would welcome that. Now, if you send that through, that will begin our engagement and I will invoice and collect for $1500, then bill for whatever else is additional thereafter. Can you get me your billing information? I can wait."
She: "I will have to talk with my sales manger and then call you back."
Me: "I look forward to hearing from you in the near future."
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