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After writing out this thread and editing, it ended up being a bit of a brain-dump. I was hoping to check in with the forum to see what you can discern from the below summary of my exploits over the last few years.
I've just about settled back in the U.S. (NYC) after three years living...
One of my closest friends grew up in a household with no televisions. His bedroom alone is filled with more books than I've ever read in my life. One of the reasons we became friends in high school was because of the fact he knew so much about so many different topics. To this day I can ask him...
Go to hostels and anywhere young people/travelers are known to lounge (cafes, gallery's,bars).
Patron and befriend the workers, managers, owners and ask if you can promote your services. Graphic flyers do well with these services and is something physical you can leave behind to get customers.
While in Colombia you can sell English lessons to locals who want to learn.
Or sell some sort of tourism package to tourists.
I just came back after living there for three years so trust me when I say these routes can provide you with money while you fly back to the U.S.
What exactly is the...
Make an order form for whatever you need/the respective supplier can provide you.
Make it as professional as you can, but don't waste too much time on it either.
Ask them to please quote you and include other pertinent info such as end destination, quantity, desired time-frame.
You want to do...
Sometimes while looking through old threads I come across former posters I never knew of/had forgotten about.
Perfect example being that french member gdsm/guy999 who would spam enlightenment, freemasonry, and general babble :rofl::rofl::rofl:
This month I moved back to the U.S. after being gone for three years and operating my first ever business, an online one. With this gained experience I want to implement the skills developed towards an in-person business and after some thinking I have decided to move forward with a home services...
For multi family ring the first floor and if they answer simply ask if they want their first floor windows cleaned.
They might possibly be the building owner and hire you for the entire building.
Keep talking to strangers and developing that muscle.
Commercial is good but don't just rely on...
A lot of cold email tools exist to help automate while maintaining personalization.
Alex Berman on YouTube is someone who always talks about said tools.
Follow up with a phone call (if possible, which 99% of the time, it always is).
If you feel like you came off as a spammer, humanize these...
Helps to know exactly who you are targeting.
GM of a clinic?
President of a company?
Find their direct-number, find their personal-email, stop by their office, do what you need to do to get out of obscurity.
This is all provided you can actually help them somehow.
The rest of your post is...
If decision maker isn't present:
"what times of day/day of the week is he most likely to be in?"
Return at those times once or twice- If still can't speak to him, leave your contact. You can also prepare a nice and informative placard to leave behind as well. Those worked well for call-backs...
Commercial buildings are a good bet but start with local and small businesses (pastry shops, stationary stores, pet stores) as the owner or one of their family members will be who will hire you. Larger businsses have a more complex cycle.
When I used to go door-to-door my pitch was along the...
Keep in mind you'll be selling cleaning services to home owners and not software to fortune 500 companies.
Meaning that your interactions don't need to be drawn-out and overcomplicated.
When I used to go door-to-door I would fall into the trap of wasting a long time trying to convince skeptics...