September 21, 2007

The Importance of Follow up

Below is a typical message we get daily in our email inbox. I can't express enough how important it is to follow up in a timley manner with this type of prospect. You never know who or where your next business builder or customer will come from. I generally spend 1 to 2 hours in the early morning following up with these kinds of requests and I never felt it was waisting my time. In fact more times than not the person I'm responding to will become connected in my business somehow.

As I was responding to this message I thought this is the perfect lesson to post online today. Here is the message with my answer.
Message:
Hi my name is Erin Larson and I am in the culinary program at MATC and
I am doing project in my Food purchasing Analysis class and I was
wondering if you could be so kind to answer a few questions that I
have. First, contact information. Secondly, the products that you sell,
and lastly, forces that affect your business such as economic,
political, ethical, legal and technological. If you could please email
me back it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Erin Larson


My Reply:

Hi Erin,
I will try to answer your questions here and good luck with your school project.

1. My Contact Information
Cindy McAsey
1845 Flag RD
Abilene, KS 67410
888-272-6701
www.cindymcasey.com

2. Products that we sell
Natural Skin Care
Natural Hair Care
Natural Cosmetics
Air & Water Purification products
Natural Vitamins and Supplements
Green Cleaning Products
Natural Weight Management Products
Web Conferencing Services
Luxury Vacations Resort Memberships
Automated Lead Generation and Marketing Systems
Internet Training Programs
One of a Kind Business Opportunity
Employment Opportunity in Sales
Business Coaching and Consulting


3. Forces that effect my business

Downside
Terriosts that put viruses and worms on the internet
Scamers that sell something for nothing and rip people off
Political- try to regulate email making the situation worse for honest marketers better for the spamers. Spamers will always find a way around the rules and squirm their way out of being caught, it would have been better if the rules and regulators would have just stayed out of it.

Upside
Advances in Technology- I could write pages and pages here, I feel so blessed to live in the age of the internet.
More of the General population coming online
No descrimation online. People from all walks of life can succeed online. It makes no difference their race, disability, age or where they live. If they have the right mindset and IQ high enough they can succeed.
Legal issues help me most of the time. For some though who have been scamed into bad programs it hurts when they get shut down and loose their income stream. For me this is a good thing though, because then they are ready to be open to an honest opportunity or employment online.


Hopefully that answers most of your questions, let me know if you need help clarifying one of my answers. To learn more about me and why I do what I do visit: www.cindymcasey.com
Cindy
Barefoot in the Garden
McAsey Enterprises
www.barefootmerchant.com

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