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    Guys Ive been training people now for 3 plus years on the net and i like to keep dibs on everyone I train but im being overrun with emails now and its not fair to the newer guys I train. Theres some of you who I trained 6 months to 3 years ago still emailing me 3-4 times a week! I dont mind giving my input every now and then or giving you my opinion on something but when you send me 3-4 emails a week and 20-40 other longtime trainees are sending me emails 3-4 times a week on top of the newer guys Ive been taking thru the paces in the last 6 monthsl Im getting overworked here....I cannot keep up. Its very disheartening when Im pacing myself with 2-3 trainees tops a month but Im answering 55 emails on a friday nite and then I wake up and theres 45 more on saturday morning and then I do errands and come back to 60 more saturday nite. Im starting to give short answers and thats not the way I like to do things. In fact Im not being fair to some people at all. When I train people its 500 for 2 months with every day emails and getting this thing down pat and then after that if you want my ear and advice its 20 bucks a month only. Well some guys have been paying the 20 a month and some guys dont but still email me 5 times a week. Thats not fair to the guys who pay me and I have to put my foot down about it. I dont think its fair for me to train you back in 2002 yet your still sending me emails that take me 20 minutes to answer sometimes. I want to make some things clear on this

    A)If Ive been training you in the last 6 months, this has nothing to do with you at all, keep emailing me as much as you want, my priorities are to be helping you get this down pat so you can do it on your own after

    B)If you have been paying me 20 a month after the initial 2 months this has nothing to do with you either--keep doing what your doing

    C)In no way does this mean I dont ever want to hear from someone Ive trained in the last 3.5 years.....I want to hear from time to time how things are going and if you want to pick my brain no problem but I cant get 3-4 emails from you a week still. Once a month or two--thats fine.

    D)I ask you to understand me in this because I have to get the new guys up to speed and on par just like I had to do with you back when I trained you...thanks
    @dante_trudel

  • #2
    I have always said I don't know how you do it.
    I feel for you Dante you are just too nice.
    You already answer tons of ?'s on the net for free.

    This isn't a flame on the people doing it either but I was chatting with IH the other night and I think you should charge at least $25 for a consultation fee. That takes a lot of time and the fee could be deductable from the $500. If you are doing 20 consults a month or more that adds in a lot of time especially if you end up turning them down.

    Really $25 is not too much to ask for a person of your caliber and expertise's time even if turned down they should be alright with the $25 consult fee.
    Personally I have wanted to e mail you and chat about new things but I know you are swamped and respect that as I know you would reply but that would cut into your time.

    Again no flames as I am especially grateful-as everyone is-to the clarity you have brought to the net on building muscle.

    We all should be more understanding.
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    Last edited by Massive G; 08-09-2004, 05:04 PM.
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    • #3
      Same here. C'mon Dante, how many boards do you freely post and give advice on everyday? You answer over 50 emails a day, you run a business for god knows how long every day, you train people, you train yourself, you prepare and eat your meals, you write long and thorough responses to people's questions, etc etc etc. Did you get a PhD in Time Management or something??? LOL

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      • #4
        personally i haven't ever sent you an e-mail, but i really appreciate the time you spend answering questions on this site and others. i have learned a lot from you and hope to be personally trained by you someday.i know your an extremely busy man so thank you for taking time out of you schedule to help the poor misguided souls like myself
        My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable. I'm unna eat your style, i'm unna eat your style's kids.

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        • #5
          Yeah Dante you're too nice.

          I would have gladly paid for the diet advice you gave me a few weeks ago just to help me lose some fat and prepare to grow. You took my word that I was wanting to get on your list at the end of the year and gave me advice that I probably should have paid for.

          Man, the more I talk about it, the guiltier (is that a word?) I feel.........


          I'm getting weepy just talking about it...thanks Dante..................I've really got to lay off the Clomid............

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          • #6
            Amen brotha! That reminds me that I need to be sending ya some money

            TexasRock

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            • #7
              Dante,
              I would be interested in paying by the month. Let me know if you have any openings.
              -Alex
              Last edited by topolm; 08-09-2004, 07:02 PM.
              "Your biggest challenge isn't someone else. It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells 'CAN'T", but you don't listen. You just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper 'can'. And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are."
              - Unknown

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              • #8
                Dante,

                What you need is a web based system so you only accept messages via this application and not by normal email. Your virtual clients would post from a web based control panel where all previous replies are archived.

                To reply to your clients you would use this web based system, an admin panel would be developed so you can easily track your clients and after the 6 months or whenever you could limit the amount of messages they can send. When they login to their account after 6 months it could automatically disable messages or you could do that manually.

                Everything would be in the database and you would be able to track everything and everyone, automated emails would let you know when someone sends you a message.

                This would mean you don't get swamped with emails and it would make your management of your clients much more structured. Just a thought.

                Pete

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                • #9
                  Simply put, Dante is the man. With everything this man does, he still has time to come around here and help out us board members with great posts, advice, and humor. It's amazing that he can do what he does and still be so good at it with all the things he has going on in his life. So with that being said... cut the guy a break would ya? (too no one inparticular)

                  My guess is that he's being swamped with e-mails from InHuman with questions like "How can I blast to 200lbs?" and "Do you have to eat a lot to get big?".

                  For real though, much respect to the big man Dante... you have helped more people than you probably realize.

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                  • #10
                    20.00

                    Dante it goes without saying that you are the man, and we are all that much more knowledgeable from reading forums like this one....

                    ...but did you say 20.00 dollars a month after the initial 2 months. If thats not a typo that is amazing that all you require is a measly 20. I truley hope to be on your client list one day.

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                    • #11
                      DC thats why I try to bother you as little as possible,,, most of the time with a little research you can answer any questions you have on your own accord.
                      I do not condone the use of anabolic steroids or any illegal drug, any information discussed is for educational purposes only.

                      "Every goal has a price if you are willing to pay it"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bigp3
                        DC thats why I try to bother you as little as possible,,, most of the time with a little research you can answer any questions you have on your own accord.
                        I agree, when I "think" I have a question, I go back and re-read what DC has sent me. The answer is usually there and I just missed it in the volume of details.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by x77
                          Dante,

                          What you need is a web based system so you only accept messages via this application and not by normal email. Your virtual clients would post from a web based control panel where all previous replies are archived.

                          To reply to your clients you would use this web based system, an admin panel would be developed so you can easily track your clients and after the 6 months or whenever you could limit the amount of messages they can send. When they login to their account after 6 months it could automatically disable messages or you could do that manually.

                          Everything would be in the database and you would be able to track everything and everyone, automated emails would let you know when someone sends you a message.

                          This would mean you don't get swamped with emails and it would make your management of your clients much more structured. Just a thought.

                          Pete
                          this is along the same idea as Skip's private forum.
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                          • #14
                            Dante...remember months ago when I suggested charging $500 EVERY 2 months and you didn't think that was the way you wanted to go?....(actually I think I said $1000...LOL).Figured that'd clear your schedule of the cheapass lowlife's and leave more time for your quality clientelle (Like me for example)....Now you're all worn out,burned out...hopefully not strung out.....Email me if you need some help with your time management bro...No charge OK....
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                            • #15
                              Dante,

                              Even though I'm one of your last 6.5 months clients, you have more than enough spent enough time helping me. With your permission, I can go it alone for the most part from here. You told me everything that I need to know and it's up to me to do the most with everything you shared with me. I can email you whenever I have an exercise to change to or if I need to push the diet, but I think I'll be okay.


                              (gulp, j/k)

                              By the way, thanks for making my wishes to come true!!



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