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💡 Business Tip - How to Get Blocked (Issue #53)
FYI - This is a bad sales technique
I received the following message in my inbox the other day. They had been cold emailing me with pitch after pitch and follow-up after follow-up. I hadn’t been paying much attention because I receive hundreds of emails every week.
Folks, please don't do sales like this. Do they think it's an effective strategy to cold email and harass people?
No one owes you a response when you drop into their inbox uninvited or leave them spam voicemails. Follow-ups only work when someone asks for more information about your product or service — or you already had an initial call with them.
Even then, there’s a limit.
I offer a free initial coaching call for potential clients. If they ask how they can work with me, I will send a proposal. I usually follow up once if I don’t hear from them.
That’s it! I don’t keep harassing people. If they want to work with me, they know how to get in touch.
I know some sales coaches recommend such harassing techniques. But that behavior can get you reported for spam and damage your email reputation. It’s not worth it.
I’m Larry Cornett, a coach who can work with you 1-on-1 to design, launch, and optimize your business. You might also be interested in my “Employee to Solopreneur” workshop. I live in Northern California near Lake Tahoe with my wife and Great Dane while running my businesses 100% remotely.