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Michele

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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2011, 06:41:33 AM »
TammyL,

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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2011, 06:30:52 PM »
Hi Michele they were not interested at the time but asked me to mail them some information that they keep on file just in case things did not work out.

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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2011, 08:11:20 AM »
Sorry!   :(  Well, maybe it is for the better.  Sometimes accounts aren't what they appear.  I believe everything happens for a reason.

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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2011, 10:18:57 AM »
Were you upfront in your response with your resume/cover letter that you are an outsourced company?  If not that might find you with a negative feeling. Think of it this way, if you were hiring and placed an ad, setup an interview and then told later that the person did not inform you and they were there to sell you, they have already felt caught off guard which is not going to be positive for you.  My suggestion when responding to any ad is to submit a cover letter with resume to introduce your business rather than waiting until you get an interview. It's less deceptive in their eyes.
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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2011, 06:12:37 PM »
No I was not upfront but I learned from this mistake it will not happen again that's for sure.

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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2011, 06:41:11 AM »
I don't use Craigs List, however if I see an ad in the paper, and let's say it requests a resume, I will fax over my resume but I will also attach a cover letter explaining the cost savings of outsourcing.  Some ad's will actually state they don't want outside company solicitations, and then I will just respect those listings. Be up front or else they are going to feel they were deceived and have wasted their time. JMO.
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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2011, 08:42:25 AM »
I agree.  We do the same thing with ads in the paper but we too are up front with the fact that we are an outside service.  We also respect when they state "no outside solicitations".  What are the odds of getting an account that says before the meeting "I don't want to outsource".  That just increases your 'no's'. 

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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2011, 11:12:19 AM »
Agree. If you do get to speak with them it wouldn't hurt to ask them to keep your information and maybe pass it along to other colleagues :) That's why I think it's best to be UPFRONT, it may not turn out to be a client but could be a reference or referral.
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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2011, 11:51:03 AM »
I like Craigslist personally but I've never used it fro business purposes per se so maybe that's not valid. Yes you do have to be careful there, lots of scams to avoid. But it is a free resource and i do believe in using all the resources available. I'm just getting started so maybe I'll change my mind as I gain experience but generally I like the place. I do also use a separate e-mail account for Craigslist and other sites, it's just a good idea.
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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2011, 03:37:32 PM »
I have also placed an ad on Craigslist, under small business. However, I have my email listed as anonymous, but I do have my website posted in my ad. I have not had any luck yet. I have also seen a lot of providers post jobs on EBAY. I have not had any luck with that yet either. I also have an account on MerchantCircle.com, which I have seen a lot of doctors on there as well. I figure the more that I network, the better luck I will have. Does anyone have any other suggestions of ways that I can market. I do the cold calling, send info via mail, fax info when requested.

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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2011, 09:30:47 AM »
Marketing is the hardest part of this business and the area most billing services struggle with.  So many want suggestions and so many are willing to share.  It is nearly impossible though to post suggestions, there is so much to say.  Have you looked thru the older posts?  We have had several discussions on marketing where others have shared some great ideas.  I would try to locate them first as some were really 'out of the box' ideas.  Marketing can be lonely and difficult.  The biggest thing is you just have to keep going.  Don't do one thing and stop and wait for a result.  Do as many things and keep doing them until you get results.

Good luck!

Ironically I'm typing this from a marketing convention in Atlanta.   ;D
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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2011, 01:28:03 PM »
Welcome to Georgia Michelle! I hope you are having fun here! I appreciate your advise and I will search older posts and see if I can get some suggestions that maybe I am not doing. Thank you.

There is so many things to do here in Atlanta, I hope you can enjoy some of them. If you can go to the World of Coca-Cola, I would suggest that you do and see the 3-D Movie. Great show!

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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2011, 07:09:14 AM »
Unfortunately we didn't get to enjoy the city!  We were in conference from 8 am to 9:30 pm each day.  We did walk up to centenial park on the first evening when we arrived, but it was already getting dark so we didn't see much.  We'll have to come back to relax some time.   8)
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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2012, 09:51:35 PM »
I realize this is an old topic but just wanted to add.....

I responded to 4 Craigslists ads looking for  medical biller, one responded and was actually my first client :)

I look through Craigslist for my entire state weekly and respond to any new ads, it can't hurt!

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Re: Craigs List
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2013, 09:25:40 AM »
I tried Craigslist and got nothing but spam for months. I won't do it again.
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