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Old 07-25-2012
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Good Morning!

Question time again
I had a PC contact me via Twitter, he had looked at my website and thought it looked like something that may be of interest to him.
I responded thanking him for checking out my site, and to feel free to contact me with any questions.

My question is: How long do you wait before following up with them? What are some good ways to bring it back up? (without sounding desperate/hounding/etc
I don't want to fall off the radar with them, but also don't want to seem pushy.

I appreciate any ideas!!

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Hi LaVon, congrats on the PC!
Next time, take the opportunity to set up a consultation right away - you can do this without being (or feeling) pushy, just take it as a matter of course that the PC reached out to you in order to learn more.

Since the first communication was via Twitter, I don't see a problem with visiting the PC's site and sending them a note via the contact form or similar with the invite to a consult. Be sure to include a friendly, articulate comment, question, or observation about the client's company or product, or similar.

That way, you show that you have great follow-up, are truly interested in the PC's business, and that you are on the ball and get things done. It'll also give you a chance to do a little preliminary research on the PC and learn more about their business (which should give you some nice leverage for when you do have your consultation with them).

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Old 07-31-2012
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Thank you do much Tess for the input!
I will keep you posted on the progress!
I didn't think of offering a consultation right away. I will keep that in mind for future inquiries
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Great information, Tess. I'm not sure why we have a tendency to be timid about selling or promoting our services.
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Twitter....How about that! Thank God for these new methods of communication. Very encouraging! Thanks for sharing. I wish you the best.
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I just sent a second email to a PC that someone referred to me. ~crosses fingers.

I said, "If I don't hear back from you I won't be a bother, but I wanted to ping you once more."
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