Recently i have been receiving an almost constant stream of cold calls from online marketing companies. Â I think that there probably two reasons for this:
- Sales people frantically touting for business as sales plummet
- My websites building their online profile and coming to the attention of sales people
The second point strikes me as slightly ironic. Â As soon as a company starts to take an interest in their online profile, submitting their site to leading online directories for example, they start to get calls from online marketing companies. Â I wonder if this trend is linear, i.e. the better you get the more sales calls you receive. Â It certainly seems that way to me at the moment.
Online marketing people of the world, stop being lazy and getting your leads from online directories like Scoot, go out there and find some companies which really need your help
Which leads me to my second point, today I took the momentous decision to switch my work phone to answerphone, I just could not cope with the constant sales calls. Â All of a sudden I a great sense of calm came over me and I started to actually get some work done. Â Sure I might miss a few sales, but I think that this is more than compensated by extra productivity.
Turn off your phones you have nothing to gain but more time and less stress!