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Spamming at LinkedIn and similar websites
by Rudolf Faix Monday, February 9, 2015 1:22 AM

Yesterday I got an email from a spammer. A part of the content is:

"As for the spamming I also have a marketing background, spamming is a great form of advertising, everyone gets spammed in one form or another when you really think about, look at a car, it has its manufacturer's name on it, drive down EDSA or any of the main roads in Manila and you will see globe, Smart all spamming. Its how businesses survive, by pushing your name out there, it proves that you are a genuine business."

I don’t know from where he has this marketing background, but in Europe you learn already in the second grade, that a permanently repetition of the same content will get ignored from your target audience. Observe it by yourself. You are mostly driving the same way daily. How many of the promotions, which get seen on the road, you recognize really? How many promotions are you watching in the TV and how many times you use the time of the promotion shown in TV for doing something different, like take a fresh beer from the refrigerator, going to toilet, etc.?

For this the promotion agencies are developing every time new ideas for making the promotion different and distribute it on a different way. In USA the marketing agencies have already found a way that their promotion does not get directly into the trash box. They are offering coupons, where you can save something by buying the product. These coupons are getting collected from the people. The negative aspects of this form of marketing you can even watch it at the Philippines at the TV station "Travel & Living" by watching "Extreme Couponing".

LinkedIn knows about spamming too. At LinkedIn is it possible to block updates from a member. This is done by a link on the upper right side of each posting at the start page, where you can block the postings from this member. In such a case all posts don’t get shown from this member. I have used it already for two members. It works for me perfect. The disadvantage of this is that I’m not see some interesting posts of this members too, but with this I can survive. Others, which are not spamming, have interesting posts too.

Spamming proves only that the product cannot get sold and the spammer is searching for someone, which is stupid enough for buying it. It never proves that the company or the product is genuine. A real and authentic product gets sold by the first advertisement. 

 

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An repeated question from call center owners: How we can find business opportunities?
by Rudolf Faix Tuesday, February 3, 2015 5:17 AM

From time to time, I get the question: "How we can find business opportunities?" or "Do you have a genuine campaign for me?".

My answer is every time the same:

I'm not a campaign broker. It is easy to wait for a campaign broker rings you up and ask if you like to make some work for one of his customers. This is the way, where you get scammed too.

You own a call center and you have agents, which are only partly busy with work. Why do you not use your agents, which are not busy, for selling and promoting your own center? In such a case you need not pay a high broker fee, because your own agents are cheaper working.

Use the Internet and search at the job platforms like craigslist, elance, indeed, etc. Sell your own services by calling such companies, which are searching for telemarketers. Promote your own services by putting advertisments at such platforms. All that is called marketing. You are doing this for your customers too, do you not trust your own services? Don't wait until the brokers are knocking at your door.

www.craigslist.org: is one of the oldest Internet platforms for advertising

www.elance.com: Hire great frelancers

www.indeed.com: Click here to find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers. one search. all jobs.

You can find a lot more at Google.


 

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The SCAM with the consultant fee
by Rudolf Faix Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:40 PM

If a consultant has a contract with a client, the consultant has to protect the interests of its customer. It means on the other site round if a consultant makes a contract with you, then he has to protect your interests.

If one of the two parties fails or have different interpretations in a process, the consultant will be responsible and liable. A consultant, who is working for both parties, can run very easily into a conflict of the interests. Therefore is it not possible for him to take care of the interests of both parties. For this he can be only a consultant for one party or an address broker. The prices for addresses are much lower than for a consulting.

The logical result of such advertising: A consultant or broker certifies with it, that he has no contract with his “client”. If he additional hides his identity, then you know already why. Each normal and logical thinking person will identify his advertising here as a scam.

How to identify scammer by using free tools

 

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