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Pest Control Marketing Tip

Pest control marketing is not about any one big thing. It is lots of little things.

People often ask me this question: “What is one big thing I can do to grow my business?”

And my answer is always the same:  “I don’t know of any one big thing that will grow your business. But I can tell you lots of little things.”

Growing a business is like growing a human body. If you want to add 20 lbs. of rock hard muscles you have to do lots of things.

  • You have to eat the proper amounts of proteins and other nutrients.
  • You have to increase your water intake.
  • You have to target the muscles you want to grow.
  • You have to do the proper exercises to focus on those particular muscles.
  • You have to know how to do the exercises CORRECTLY.
  • You have to get the proper amount of rest and sleep.

And, unless you know a lot about body building…you probably need to have a professional trainer to insure that you get the most success from your efforts and don’t hurt yourself.

I spend most of my time answering questions about pest control selling and pest control marketing, both online and offline.

I recently did a live Q & A pest control marketing webinar with my good friend and internet marketing guru Mike Stewart.  We got lots of great questions from PCOs all over the country, and even as far away as Greece, Italy, Australia and The U.K.  Yes…the have pests in those countries too!

Click on the link below and listen to this latest episode of The Pest Control Marketing Podcast and you will hear me answer some of the most common questions PCOs asked about selling and marketing their services!

http://www.PestControlMarketingPodcast.com

As always, I hope you find the information helpful and entertaining.

To YOUR Success Always,

Hal

http://www.PestControlMarketingPodcast.com

PS. Would YOU like to know how to DOUBLE, TRIPLE…even QUADRUPLE your business faster than you ever imagined.  I want to show you.  I will be happy to offer you a FREE One Hour “Double Your Business” Coaching Session. It won’t cost you one penny and I guarantee you’ll come away from that session with a clear picture of what you can do to put YOUR business on much faster grow track and create the future you want and deserve.

Simply give me a call at 770-993-0004 or email Hal@HalColeman.com  and we’ll set it up!

PPS. I’d also like to give you a FREE copy of my newest book, “Bottom Line: How To Grow A Pest Control Business!”  Just click on this link http://www.HowToGrowAPestControlBusiness.com and follow the instructions to get your copy!  This book will change the way you think about selling and marketing for the rest of your life…and it’s yours FREE while my launch promotion lasts! After that, it will cost you $29.95.

PPS. Also, be sure to check out the following resources to help you grow your business:

http://www.PestControlMarketingPodcast.com

http://www.PestControlMarketingWorkshop.com

http://www.PestControlMarketingGold.com

http://www.PestControlMarketingVideoService.com

http://www.HalColeman.com/coaching

By Hal

Pest Control Marketing – Why timid salespeople have scrawny kids

Pest  Control Marketing Tip # 139

Zig Ziglar said, “Timid salespeople have scrawny kids!”.  What he meant by that statement was this: If you are afraid to go out and sell…and sell boldly…you won’t make enough money to feed your kids very well.

Most salespeople are not nearly as bold…or as committed…as they should be.

They leave money on the table because of the following reasons:

  • They are afraid to ask for it.
  • They don’t follow up enough to finally get it.
  • They don’t have a powerful, dynamic, compelling, seductive, hypnotic and irresistible sales presentation.
  • They don’t believe they need that last one.
  • They are not constantly striving to get better

These are only a few of the reasons that salespeople don’t get all of the money they could…or should.

Click on the link below and listen to the latest episode of The Pest Control Marketing Podcast. It is specifically aimed at timid salespeople!

http://www.PestControlMarketingPodcast.com

Thanks for listening. I hope you find the information helpful.

To YOUR Success Always,

Hal

http://www.PestControlMarketingPodcast.com

PS. Would YOU like to know how to DOUBLE, TRIPLE…even QUADRUPLE your business faster than you ever imagined.  I want to show you.  I will be happy to offer you a FREE One Hour “Double Your Business” Coaching Session. It won’t cost you one penny and I guarantee you’ll come away from that session with a clear picture of what you can do to put YOUR business on much faster grow track and create the future you want and deserve.

Simply give me a call at 770-993-0004 or email Hal@HalColeman.com  and we’ll set it up!

PPS. I’d also like to give you a FREE copy of my newest book, “Bottom Line: How To Grow A Pest Control Business!”  Just click on this link http://www.HowToGrowAPestControlBusiness.com and follow the instructions to get your copy!  This book will change the way you think about selling and marketing for the rest of your life…and it’s yours FREE while my launch promotion lasts! After that, it will cost you $29.95.

PPS. Also, be sure to check out the following resources to help you grow your business:

http://www.PestControlMarketingPodcast.com

http://www.PestControlMarketingWorkshop.com

http://www.PestControlMarketingGold.com

http://www.PestControlMarketingVideoService.com

http://www.HalColeman.com/coaching

 

Pest Control Marketing – The ethics of selling

Pest Control Marketing guru Hal Coleman shares a chapter from his new book, “Bottom Line:  How To Grow A Pest Control Business!”

Regarding the Ethics of Selling

Because many of the techniques I teach are so powerful, seductive, hypnotic, dynamic…and highly effective when it comes to getting someone to say YES to you…they are also somewhat controversial and often misunderstood.

Knowing how to get people to say YES to you is powerful. This knowledge is not to be taken lightly. And so I think the question of sales ethics and sales morality is something we should explore. I’m going to tell you where I stand on the issue and it is up to YOU to decide where YOU stand.  And I sincerely hope we are on the same side.

I hope it goes without saying that you…

  • NEVER under any circumstances lie to, deceive or mislead someone in order to make a sale.
  • NEVER make a false promise you can’t back up.
  • NEVER knowingly allow a customer to make a buying decision that you know is not in his/her best interest.

It is up to YOU to exercise the utmost in honesty and integrity each and every time you make a sale.

FACT: You really can’t persuade someone to do something unless…at least to some degree…they already want to do it to begin with.  Your job as a salesperson is to help make it easy for them.

Understanding buyer behavior and using your knowledge to help the customer make an easy decision that he/she will feel good about later on is what makes a really good salesperson.

The techniques and strategies I teach (and use myself) are based on the idea that, if you give someone enough good information, they will make the right decision. Even though you led them directly to it, they will think it was their idea and not yours.  That is the true power of persuasion.

And there is a difference between persuasion and manipulation.

Persuasion, as I see it, is attempting to get someone to do something that would benefit THEM, such as quitting smoking or starting an exercise program and eating a healthier diet.

Manipulation would be attempting to get someone to do something that would only benefit YOU and not them. In fact, it may even be harmful to them. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are good examples.

Manipulation is immoral and unethical.

Convincing someone to contribute to a worthwhile charitable cause that you are involved in…well…you can be the judge of that one.

Really great sales people are, by necessity, powerful persuaders and they are loved and respected by their customers.

Manipulators are tricksters and charlatans who are despised by their customers.

For years I’ve studied sales psychology, neuroscience and buyer behavior. I want to know why people do things…specifically why they buy things. And I pass this information along to my coaching clients and then help them implement it so they can become highly effective persuaders also and end up with lots of happy customers who will stay with them for the long haul.

I don’t think there is anyone else in the pest control industry that knows what I know and teaches it the way I do. I believe I am the best at what I do. But don’t take my word for it.  Ask my clients.

Bottom line:  When it comes to selling YOUR product and/or service, if you truly believe YOU are the best, then it is up to you to see that people say YES and buy from YOU instead of your competitor. If you don’t feel that way, you should get out of the business and choose a different career.

Selling is the oldest and noblest of all professions (Yes…older than that one too. After all, it was SOLD wasn’t it?). Treat it with honor and respect. If you will do that, it will serve you…and your customers…well.  I guarantee it!

For more information about Hal Coleman and his coaching/mentoring program for Pest Control Operators and other home service businesses, visit http://www.HalColeman.com/coaching

Also check out:

http://www.PestControlMarketingPodcast.com

http://www.PestControlMarketingGold.com

http://www.PestControlMarketer.com

Pest Control Marketing involves personal growth and continuous learning in order to be successful

Pest control marketing is just about all I do these days. I no longer own and operate a pest control business myself, but I work with small to medium sized pest control companies all over The USA plus I’ve worked with PCOs in Australia and The UK as well.

In my 44 years in the industry, I’ve noticed lots of changes (no surprise). I’ve been a great observer due to my love of people watching. I’ve made lots of notes, hung out with lots of both successful and unsuccessful PCOs.

One thing I can tell you for a FACT is this: When it comes to success, those individuals who are the most proactive and aggressive learners are the ones who invariably end up on top.

Successful PCOs have develops successful habits. They have developed what I refer to as “Caveman Mentality”, meaning they pursue new customers the same way the caveman pursued food. It was on his mind day and night and he knew his very life and existence depended on being able to get another animal on the ground.

Successful PCOs…

  • Read books
  • Attend workshops
  • Listen to audio CDS
  • Watch DVDs
  • Invest in training
  • Have mentors
  • Invest in education
  • Never stop finding better ways to get more customers

I once made a suggestion to a PCO that he read a certain book on selling and his reply was, “Read a book?  I wish I had time to read a book”.

My response was…”You should make time if you want to grow your business and be more successful”.

If you think you already know everything you need to know to be successful, you are only kidding yourself.

Why?  Because things change. Economies change. Customers change. Cultures change. Technology changes.

And if you don’t keep up with it, you will fall behind more and more as time goes by.

If you want to create a GROWING, THRIVING…and PROFITABLE business…you must be a constant learner.  You will never be able to just figure it all out on your own.

That is what successful pest control marketing is all about.

Thanks for reading this…and I hope you have a GREAT DAY!

To YOUR Success Always,

Hal

PS. Speaking of books, my latest (and I think greatest) book, Bottom Line: How To Grow A Pest Control Business!”  is available to YOU for FREE right now. Just click on the link below and download your copy. Or you can go to Amazon and get a hard copy for $29.95. Whichever you prefer.

http://www.HowToGrowAPestControlBusiness.com

This book will change the way you think about selling and marketing for the rest of your life…I guarantee it!

Pest Control Marketing – Here is the big secret to growing your pest control business

I’m writing this pest control marketing article out of sheer frustration. I’m about to vent big time…so please bear with me. It’s not personal OK.

I am upset because I see PCOs and WCOs struggling each and every day to get customers and make money to support their families. I have spent the past 44 years in this industry and I see the same scenarios played out over and over, time and time again. As a matter of fact…I used to be in that same boat….struggling to keep my business afloat and profitable. I worked long, hard hours. I came home exhausted. I had phone calls to make at night in order to get my schedule together for the next day. My wife was upset with me. Etc. Etc. Etc……..

All I knew at the time was that there had to be a better way. But I didn’t have a clue what it was. So I began a search for answers. I found mentors who were willing to share powerful information with me about how to get customers.  And more customers meant growing more routes and I could hire people to do the service work and I could be in the office or out networking in my community to get MORE customers.

My mentors began to suggest books to read and audio programs to listen to and workshops to attend…all related to selling and buying behavior. And I followed their advice.

And the more I learned the more I realized that there were common behaviors and instincts that drive people buy things. So I began to study neuro-science, psychology, selling, direct response marketing, hypnosis, motivation, buying response triggers, subconscious communication, and anything else I could get my hands on that would unlock more secrets of the human mind related to buying and selling.

I eventually became so passionate about this that I sold my pest control business and began a quest to teach what I had learned over the past 15 years to other PCOs and WCOs who were struggling with slow growth, low profits, long hours, and businesses that were out of control. I wanted them to see that selling is easy. Finding customers is easy. Making money is easy. Growing a pest control business is easy.  All you have to do is know how!

So…why am I so frustrated. You were wondering when I was going to get to that.

I’m frustrated because the vast majority of small business owners…including PCOs and WCOs are so set in their ways and committed to the way they do things right now…today…that they are going to keep on struggling and there is nothing anyone can do to help them.

They refuse to change.

Why?

Because change represents threat.  Change in scary. Change makes human beings feel uncomfortable. Yes…we hate change and will do anything to avoid it. We can’t help it. It’s the way our brains are hard-wired. That’s why people stay in bad marriages, bad relationships, bad jobs, even bad health. It’s more comfortable to stay the same.

That’s why 82% of small businesses fold before the end of the third year. They don’t learn. They don’t step out. They don’t seek out and follow advice. They don’t change.

Successful marketing is not any one big thing…it is a thousand little ones.  And, the more of those little things you learn and implement, the more new customers you get and the more sales you make. It’s as simple as that.

If you want to be successful at growing a thriving, profitable and FUN business, you must be adaptable. You must be willing to embrace change. You must learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

Bob Dylan said it best. “The times they are a changing!”  They always have been and they always will.

Thanks for reading this…and I hope YOU have a great day!

Hal Coleman is a sales and marketing trainer, business coach and motivational speaker specializing in the pest control industry. He is past president of The Georgia Pest Control Association. His company, Coleman Services, Inc. focuses on showing PCOs and WCOs how to double, triple…even quadruple their businesses faster than they ever imagined.

He can be reached at 770-993-0004 or email Hal@HalColeman.com.

Visit his website, http://www.PestControlMarketer.com for more information about his coaching and mentoring programs.

Also visit:

http://www.PestControlMarketingPodcast.com

http://www.PestControlMarketingGold.com

http://www.PestControlMarketingVideoService.com

http://www.HalColeman.com/coaching