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@rlapiana
Flag of United States Buffalo, United States
Member since February, 2013
1 Recommendations

The Phone Pro

Hello, my name is Rich LaPiana and I market myself as The Phone Pro. I have over 30 years of telephone sales experience including print advertising, fundraising, product sales, collections, market surveys, appointment setting, customer service, and lead generation. In todays challenging economy, companies are looking for cost effective ways to generate leads and sales. Outsourcing an appointment setting / lead-generation program can help companies of any size or industry introduce their goods or services to new qualified prospects, while eliminating the burden of hiring a new employee. Using a freelance appointment setter allows your sales representatives to focus on the more lucrative process of closing sales. I can quickly launch an outbound appointment setting / lead generation campaign for you. To get started, all I need is a script and list of contacts. If you don't have a list, I can work to help you obtain contacts targeted to your specific field or industry. Good luck with your search, Rich

$20 USD/hr
25 Reviews
6.1
  • 89%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 17%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

Experience

Inside Sales Account Executive

Mar 2002 - Feb 2012 (9 years)

As an Inside Sales Account Executive, responsible for driving new and existing customer sales of printing and mailing services over the telephone. Outbound calling, email, inbound inquiries, estimating, and coordinating projects from inital sale to production issues and mail drop.

Appointment Setter

Jan 2000 - Feb 2002 (2 years)

Outbound call center outsource for varied services including appointment setting, lead generation, and market surveys. Lead man for all campaigns.

Telephone Fundraiser

Oct 1995 - Jan 2000 (4 years)

Raised money over the telephone for local police and fire departments. Company's top performer.

Inside Sales / Tele-Fundraising

Jul 1990 - Oct 1995 (5 years)

Over the telephone, sold print advertising in the Buffalo Bills Report (official publication of the Buffalo Bills football team) and advertising in the Buffalo State College sports programs (football & basketball). In addition, raised money via the telephone for the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association and Erie County Sherriff's department

Badges

  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Warren Buffet

    Complete a project worth over $1000 USD.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • Warren Buffet

    Complete a project worth over $1000 USD.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method

Exams

  • US English Level 1
    88%

My Top Skills

  • Telemarketing 24
  • Leads 3
  • Advertising 1
  • Sales 0
  • Customer Support 0
  • Phone Support 0

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