Product Name: Local Email Takeover
Product Owner: Jamie Garside & David Chamberlain
Advertised Price: $9.95
What is it?
Local Email Takeover is a video course that teaches you how to find email addresses for local business owners so you can offer services to them.
This is one of those product that you need to have an existing business to use. It can help you by showing you a few services to offer, but you really need to have all that figured out in order to take advantage of Local Email Takeover.
Before You Buy
There is only one upsell you’re asked to consider purchasing after you buy Local Email Takeover.
Call Closing Elite Training
This product is supposed to be a compliment to the original product. With the original you’re only taught how to reach potential customers through email. With the Call Closing Elite Training you’re taught how to reach them and sell them via phone.
Call Closing Elite Training will cost you an additional $37, but depending on your goals it might be worth it.
What I Liked
What you learn from this product can really help you if you’re in the beginning stages of running a service-based business online, like freelance web design, writing or marketing.
Multiple Methods for Finding Clients
Local Email Takeover promises to teach you how to find local clients using a variety of methods. And that’s a promise they deliver on.
You will find that the first module is all about finding clients (or prospecting). In this module they show you the difference between a “hot lead” and a “not so hot lead”. It’s an important difference to learn and they do a good job of explaining it.
But even more important than that, is the video that shows you how to research your leads. This is really just a video that teaches basic online researching skills using social media, but it’s powerful.
Most local businesses utilize social media platforms like Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, et cetera. In Local Email Takeover you will learn how to find the email addresses of the decision-makers using those platforms. They make it public information, but if you don’t know how to search it out you will definitely have some trouble.
Learn an Important Strategy
Module three is all about the followup. A followup — if you don’t know — is exactly what it sounds like; a followup message to a potential client that showed previous interest in your service or offer.
A followup message can be powerful but they are often overlooked, even by professional marketers. Local Email Takeover shows you how to make them even more effective by teaching you how to do it, when to do it and how to schedule and track your followup messages.
This module has four separate lessons inside and each one has a video that’s about ten minutes long. With all that content they have managed to make this module — if not other — a fairly in-depth lesson on an important topic. In my opinion, module three alone is worth the cost of the product.
Inside the Members Area
Once you are inside the members area, you will have access to all the training for Local Email Takeover. One of the great things about it is that it’s all video training, which makes it much easier to learn from in my opinion. And not only that, but there’s a lot of content too. There’s three main modules, each with three to five lessons. With each lesson made up of about five to ten minutes of video (some are longer), that makes for a lot of content.
The layout of the members area is fairly nice to — nothing fancy, but it works. It’s easy to find your way around and move on to the next lessons, whenever you’re ready.
What I Didn't Like
There are some caveats that you should know about before you consider buying Local Email Takeover.
You Need a Business or a Service to Offer
With Local Email Takeover you really need to have an existing business, or at least some kind of service to offer. So if you don’t already have something like that then you aren’t going to benefit much from the advice given in this product.
Local Email Takeover is a product that teaches you how to find clients. That assumes you have something to offer them. If you don’t this product just isn’t for you, and therefore, it’s not for beginners.
You’re On Your Own
Another major flaw with this product is the lack of help. If you look around in the members area you might notice there’s no interaction going on anywhere. This is one of my pet peeves. Why product creators fail to enable comments or some type of community interaction is beyond me. I just don’t understand it.
Any product that teaches anything — especially online business topics — needs support built in. That can come in the form a chat box, a forum, comments below the content, or even a Facebook group. But unfortunately, it rarely happens. I’m sure it’s a matter of maintenance for the product’s creator, but completely neglecting the problem is not the answer.
If you have an offline business that needs client generation, this might be a good product for you. This is a topic I'm not so experienced in, so am refraining from giving it a positive or negative review.
Before buying, I felt the sales page was a bit vague in their description of getting clients or what type of person would need this product, so I reviewed it to see what's up. For me, and for readers of my site, it's not really something you need.