Now Kevin Has Me Doing it


#1

[COLOR=Black]Sending fancy e-mail estimates. I created this in Word 2003 and converted it with the Adobe online converter (I don’t have the pgm). I have been emailing but doing it right out of Service CEO which has the most boring, generic estimate that you can think of. I’m wondering if this is more of an image thing or a real powerful marketing tool.

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#2

Attaboy, Steve!


#3

[COLOR=Black]Thank you Larry.[/COLOR]


#4

It is one of best marketing tools you can use. Kevin has completely adjusted my way of estimating and the process involved. Just by adjusting my business and adding the small tweaks, with in one month his ideas have generated $30,000 worth of work and locked me into some large contracts.

LISTEN carefully to everything he says!
I repeat! LISTEN CAREFULLY AND IMPLEMENT HIS IDEAS! NOW!


#5

Steve, your estimate looks really nice.


#6

Thx for the props, Jeremy!

Nice job, Steve. Very nice.

I like your private message. Very personal.
Love the prospects photo.
Love the 7 reasons summary.
Love your full contact info.
Love the prospects full name(s) and address info.
Love the scripty font for headings.
Love the cleanness.

Well done.

p.s. I think that the spelling of the word “convenient” needs to be corrected. (tiny detail)

p.s.s. Now that you’ve made this template, the next 50 will take you only moments to create. Who says that beauty and efficacy can’t be efficient, too?


#7

Yeah thats pretty sweet Steve… Nice Job!

Question unrelated to the aesthetics… How are you doing the email reminders? Are they automated in any way or are you sending them out manually?


#8

Steve,

I agree with you man. I’ve mentioned several times on other fora that the big software guys are missing out on a way to make their programs more marketing friendly. Simply by creating an option to output key parameters in a known format like Excel, users could easily create customized marketing tools like estimates and invoices that don’t look like they were schicked off a dot matrix printer. I’m a firm believer that all other things being equal, image wins the day. And while the software companies out there help with the back office stuff like scheduling, they haven’t provided any real help with creating a customized front office that customers see and feel as unique and professional.

McDjr


#9

they haven’t provided any real help with creating a customized front office that customers see and feel as unique and professional.

Ah yes ~ this is exactly why I launched my coaching site, make weekly videos, wrote the book, and launched the dossier…

Well put.


#10

[COLOR=Black]Sorry for the delay in responding back… I have been chasing my own tail lately, we are so busy.

Kevin, thank you sir for the complement and I appreciate what you share with us on this forum and your site. I did get the job by the way, and I made the changes you pointed out.

Chris, thank you for the compliment and to answer your question we are currently doing e-mail reminders through Service CEO’s task section. Not the most efficient, but I haven’t found a better way yet. [/COLOR]


#11

Kevin, thank you sir for the complement and I appreciate what you share with us on this forum and your site.

Np. Kudos on taking the plunge and trying something new and different, and finding out first hand just how effective this kind of approach can be.