Typical EDJ day of prospecting

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Nov 29, 2008 5:40 pm

I was hoping that some of you could give me an example of a typical door knocking day at EDJ. For example:

 
Prospect local businesses at X o'clock - X o'clock
 
lunch at X o'clock - X o'clock
 
prospect neighborhoods at X o'clock - X o'clock
 
Make phone calls at X o'clock - X o'clock
 
Any quality feedback is appreciated. Thanks
Nov 30, 2008 11:42 am

Don't they give this to you at Eval Grad? Something like:
7 to 9 a.m.: Visit businesses on the way to work.
9 a.m. to noon: Make calls. Call for 45 minute blocks.
Noon: Try to have lunch with a center of influence.
1 to 3: Repeat contacts. If you had an encouraging call in the morning, visit that person with some material.
3 to 7: First contacts, residential.
7 to 8 or 9: More calls.

Those are the basic blocks. You can move them around -- first contacts in the morning, one day. Find a schedule that works for you. The idea is that if you have two or three good hours at one activity, you can move on to the next one without getting burned out. The whole key is to spend your time finding people. Retirees are usually available in the morning; working people in the evening.


Nov 30, 2008 11:52 am

I hope you deem this quality. I think the first thing you should think about is knocking on doors. Businesses from 7-8:30 and then residential 6 days a week till dark . As painful as it is, it works. Good Luck

Nov 30, 2008 2:01 pm

fighting chance is 100% right... don't try and re-invent the wheel... knock on doors and make QUALITY contacts.... takes time but it works

Nov 30, 2008 2:42 pm

What percentage of your time do you spend knocking down the doors of businesses compared to private homes?

Nov 30, 2008 3:12 pm

I'm new to the business and still studying for the series 7 & 66 so I haven't began prospecting just yet. I was just curious as to what I could expect as far as a typical day of door knocking. I've already become emotionally prepared for working sun-up to sun-down for a few years as a door to door securities salesman.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Nov 30, 2008 3:25 pm
bastermind80:

I'm new to the business and still studying for the series 7 & 66 so I haven't began prospecting just yet. I was just curious as to what I could expect as far as a typical day of door knocking. I've already become emotionally prepared for working sun-up to sun-down for a few years as a door to door securities salesman.



You can expect stained arm pits, sore feet, and a tremendous reduction in your self-esteem.

Dec 1, 2008 11:30 am

And if you don't have a big nest egg...start one ASAP.

Dec 1, 2008 12:20 pm

You said it moody.

Oh, and of those thousands of doors you knock on maybe a handful of people will open accounts with you... DCA a couple hundred bucks a month into an mf, until granny gets sick, or the car needs breaksand they can't continue to add to their holdings.  Then it sits untouched for a year and a half until you get a call out of the blue.  They undoubtedly will need the money for a "down payment" and want to close the account... or better yet, leave $78 in it for their "future"
 
It will get better some day... or so they say