Ok...so I've been home for a few days now.. and this is unusual.. sitting in my sweatpants drinking copious amounts of coffee and green tea; stuffing my face full of shortbread or whatever else I can find (thank the lord for my sweatpants!).. and well I didn't realize how many times spam callers called my house!
Now... if you're like me and I think you might be...then you detest these phone calls. You've added yourself to the 'do not call' lists, you let it ring (as to not register that you've picked up), you've answered and hung up quickly, or you've waited until you can get a word in edge wise and asked them politely (or not so much) to stop calling.
STILL the calls continue.. now.. I'm not a marketing guru or anything, but I do know this. IF I want my carpets cleaned; I will call you..(even though my entire home is wood floors!!). IF I want to find out how to get 0% interest on my credit card..guess what..I'll call my bank... IF I want to hear you're public service announcement on ways to get 'debt free' in 5 days (ya whatever)..then I will google it. In fact, the more you call my house, the less likely I will be to use you.. do you know why? Because you are annoying! And I don't want you in my house annoying me too!
I think cold calls just might be a thing of the past people. There are too many people like me in the world who are too busy to answer your phone calls.. who like to sit with my family to eat dinner without an interruption..and who go to bed at 9pm (because I'm up at 5am)..and don't appreciate your call at 10:30pm. I don't even care where you are calling me from... if you are a true market researcher..than do your research! I'm in a different time zone!
When you annoy me too much, I'm just going to be rude with you...sorry but I can't help it..and if you continue to call me I'm going to pass the phone to my three year old and let her converse with you. Just saying... if anyone here is a marketer and is looking for marketing tips, take it from a consumer...and DON'T call !