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  1. #1
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    How to contact ?

    HI- not sure where to post this.
    I would like your thoughts about contacting possible clients Locally.
    After researching my local market for hosting I found that many are paying much higher.
    How should I go about contacting them? I would like to offer
    my services cheaper but most dont list a phone number only email. I dont want to spam. any ideas?

    d00t

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    You could send them a letter or pop in for a visit. I bet most of those that are paying more have never meet their host. Why not be the one they do meet?
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  3. #3
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    same

    I thought about stopping in but most list no address.
    I did find that more of them do offer a phone number.
    But- by calling does that appear cheap? If I send an email
    It will probably be just be deleted.

    d00t

  4. #4
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    You could always call and ask what address you can send information too, most business will give you the address for that purpose, Just state your business name up front and let them know you would like to send them information but couldn't find the correct mailing address.
    Freckle Face
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  5. #5
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    Local tips:
    Send a special offer via snail mail (very expensive though)
    then you could follow up after this.
    Join your local Chamber..good way to network.
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  6. #6
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    same

    good idea. I think I will try that and maybe sending out an email
    although email is still not high on my list I remember what I do when I get that kind of an eamil so I should probably just call.

    d00t

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    sound spamish?

    Does this sound spamish for an email?
    although I will most likely send a business letter snail mail.
    ------
    I would like to introduce (company name)
    We are a local well established company offering website hosting for only $$$ per month
    We give you --- mb Disk space --- email accounts. and all the rest you would expect in a good host.
    If you would like more info Please give us a call ---- OR Logon to the site.

    Thank You,
    -------

    what do you think?

    doot

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    off

    Off Topic But.

    Freckled Face, were you called that name before?
    as only us with Frickles should be allowed to use that name

    d00t

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    Re: off

    Originally posted by doot
    Off Topic But.

    Freckled Face, were you called that name before?
    as only us with Frickles should be allowed to use that name

    d00t
    I have been called every name you can imagine that goes with a red-head with freckles.

    Freckle Face, Carrot Top, Strawberry Shortcake, you name it. I will answer to all of them except the nickname Red, don't ever call me Red and we can be friendly.

    My other nickname is Pickleweed. But I can promise you I can lay claim to Freckle Face too.
    Freckle Face
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    hehe

    I Remember being called Freckle Face I didnt have a proble with it.

    I would just call the other person a Monkey Face

    I guess theres just something about us Freckled Face people.

    d00t

  11. #11
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    Yeah we tend to stand out, but as I got older I didn't mind it so much, but as a kid, well let's just say I grew up tough and got over it and not actually don't mind the nicknames. Monkey face is good though, never thought of that one. LOL
    Freckle Face
    http://frecklefacehosting.com

  12. #12
    Hi doot,
    Be very careful when sending unsolicited emails, they are not looked at legally or otherwise in the same way snail mail is.

    Sending even 1 unsolicited email can not only be considered as Spam but could get you a bad rep just as you are trying to get started.

    As this is local, my advise is to stick with sending a snail mail to make initial contact and then go from there.
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  13. #13
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    same

    Thats why I havent sent any emails and I wont because when I get such emails I just delete them.

    I am going to go the snail mail route.

    Thanks,

    d00t

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