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Wow what a topic man, it actually sounds something that would be interesting!
Does it play a big role where I live? I mean, it seems that there is pretty much relevance to US marketplace. And how much knowledge should one have? Just having the basics of the industry and marketing, working from there with the help of real "marketers" who would do the job?
Taking some classes on marketing or will your provided sites do the job?
This applies to businesses all over the world. As long as there are businesses and the internet, it applies.

You need to have enough knowledge to lead a team to do the work. One week on YouTube is about all you need. Seriously.
 

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Thanks for effort and post! As well to the replies! Try to keep it simple sounds like but HUSTLE!

You can't lose weight by sitting down, let alone eating twinkies and hope for the best and DO LOSE WEIGHT?! lol... Some just want a miracle! :smile:
 

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Can I see your Web Design business website ?
I have good experience hiring people from upwork and freelancer, and I am surprised you have such a smooth exprience working with them, for me that is the hardest part, as most of them are scams or at least not what they say they are.
 
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Exactly! That's the whole point of this!

I've outlined everything I do. There's no "secret sauce" or "proprietary strategies" here.

All. You. Have. To. Do. Is. Freaking. DO. The. Work!!!!

Because of that, it DOES break MJ's barrier to entry BUT, the lack of work that people put in IS the barrier to entry for most.

It's the old "lead a horse to the water" thing. I've shared every exact detail I use in my own business with people and they STILL don't do it. I make good money, have lived in other countries (with my wife and 3 kids), and have done a lot of cool stuff.

And I'm really nobody special!

I'm not some alpha sales guy. I don't wake up at 4am. I don't jog 10 miles everyday.

You would think then, that seeing me, you'd be like, "Geez, well if that guy can do it, I sure could." But sadly, most people don't. They're too scripted or are shackled down with limiting beliefs or whatever.

This is a very straightforward business that obeys 4 of the 5 commandments. And the one it breaks is made up for if you just begin.
You're so right, Sean.

I've been doing OK solo for a little while. But I know I need to take the next step. I am starting to develop a LinkedIn strategy where I have connected with many CEOs, Founders, and Directors or companies in a variety of niches.

I have been doing some posts/content marketing. My next step is sending messages directly to my connections. It's all about having the right pitch and knowing how to talk to them. They're only human.

I've learned that the main difference between people who have a thriving business and those that don't, is that the guys who are thriving worked up the balls to actually go direct and talk to business owners.

What's the worse that could happen? If they say no, is it going to kill you? Just move on. But when someone says yes, that could be a life changer for you.

The people who are making serious money are those that took risks and were unafraid of the word "no". Plain and simple. There is no way around it. If you wanna make some money, you're going to have to accept you need to step up and do these things.
 

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This applies to businesses all over the world. As long as there are businesses and the internet, it applies.

You need to have enough knowledge to lead a team to do the work. One week on YouTube is about all you need. Seriously.
Alright, thank you for responding and thanks for the post! All the best for you!
 

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i wonder if i can do that in our country in Philippines. i just started to learn how to code, i have an idea where i will make a website and put a Pay per view to monetize. the reason i wonder if i can do this digital marketing serv in our country is because i dont see anyone doing it. and many business here is like a small business. big corporations is hard to contact. if ever i will try to get a client outside local. i have a problem with english. since im not perpect in english.
 

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I found this thread two years ago. To be 100% honest, I've been trying to get my first client for 2 years. I developed my programming skills, I learned web design, I've done free test websites for my dad and cousin to practice,I graduated college in computer science, yet, I am unable to successfully get a client

I used Cold Calling, where the best thing that happens is I get a lead or someone too cheap. Every single time. I've tried SPIN selling, Jordan Belfort selling techniques, techniques from many different classes including Fox, and just can't get anyone to buy my services.
I used LinkedIN, where I've been trying my hardest to be genuine and provide full on value for anyone that could use my services and nothing.

After lurking these forums for a couple of years I'm posting this here now to say that I feel beat. I feel like I'm outside of the party meanwhile everyone else seems to be inside making tons of sales. $500 a month would completely transform my life if I could successfully provide someone my service. I would be ecstatic to close a deal with anyone.

I tried building a site for my dad and his store and it went well. i built a website for my friend's clothing line for free to try and get some portfolio experience.

What can I do to get myself out of this shit-hole state of "can't-find-a-client"?
 

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I found this thread two years ago. To be 100% honest, I've been trying to get my first client for 2 years. I developed my programming skills, I learned web design, I've done free test websites for my dad and cousin to practice,I graduated college in computer science, yet, I am unable to successfully get a client

I used Cold Calling, where the best thing that happens is I get a lead or someone too cheap. Every single time. I've tried SPIN selling, Jordan Belfort selling techniques, techniques from many different classes including Fox, and just can't get anyone to buy my services.
I used LinkedIN, where I've been trying my hardest to be genuine and provide full on value for anyone that could use my services and nothing.

After lurking these forums for a couple of years I'm posting this here now to say that I feel beat. I feel like I'm outside of the party meanwhile everyone else seems to be inside making tons of sales. $500 a month would completely transform my life if I could successfully provide someone my service. I would be ecstatic to close a deal with anyone.

I tried building a site for my dad and his store and it went well. i built a website for my friend's clothing line for free to try and get some portfolio experience.

What can I do to get myself out of this shit-hole state of "can't-find-a-client"?
Such a hard working story!
I appreciate you for your great efforts.

I have a suggestion,
Please make a site and decorate this with your service (Like: web design, programming, etc.) then promote your site on different platforms. I mean do some SEO for your site and share on social media as well.

Hopefully, you will get some client within a few months. I told you these words from my freelancing life experience. Right now, I am not a freelancer. I am the owner of my business.

Keep up the good work. Take care, dear.

Thanks anyway,
 

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I found this thread two years ago. To be 100% honest, I've been trying to get my first client for 2 years. I developed my programming skills, I learned web design, I've done free test websites for my dad and cousin to practice,I graduated college in computer science, yet, I am unable to successfully get a client

I used Cold Calling, where the best thing that happens is I get a lead or someone too cheap. Every single time. I've tried SPIN selling, Jordan Belfort selling techniques, techniques from many different classes including Fox, and just can't get anyone to buy my services.
I used LinkedIN, where I've been trying my hardest to be genuine and provide full on value for anyone that could use my services and nothing.

After lurking these forums for a couple of years I'm posting this here now to say that I feel beat. I feel like I'm outside of the party meanwhile everyone else seems to be inside making tons of sales. $500 a month would completely transform my life if I could successfully provide someone my service. I would be ecstatic to close a deal with anyone.

I tried building a site for my dad and his store and it went well. i built a website for my friend's clothing line for free to try and get some portfolio experience.

What can I do to get myself out of this shit-hole state of "can't-find-a-client"?
In my experience, finding clients is not that difficult. No need to do any tricks or hacks. You just need to be honest and provide values.

Mostly I got my client from networking or helping friends or charity organization for free and forum. First, networking. This is business networking event for various business type or your industry niche. Say for example in your town they have a business seminar about FB Advertising and you sell web design services. Most likely people from various types of business are joining in.

What you do is attend this workshop and bring your business card couple with one report regarding how to optimize your website and convert traffic from FB Ads.

During networking session, handover your report and your business card to the audience, focus on quality then quantity. Give it to some one who you feel more likely will need your help after bit of chit chat. Do not sell anything at this point, but rather try to provide value for them - solving their problem.

You may ask their business card and then follow-up call couple days later to connect. Ask them about the event how the event impact to their business etc.. Try to find what is their problem, their main concern, understand them and their problem.

If they have a problem, try to give them a solution if you are able to do it even though not related to your web design business.

The second option, helping friends and charity organizations. The idea is to provide value as well. Don't sell just help them solve their problem. They most likely will tell their friends or colleges regarding your business and what you can do - the word of mouth.

Third option, forums or FB groups etc. Try to contribute and give best value others can benefited from it. People will see what you can do and might reach to you personally asking to help them. And then you can go through the process assisting them how you can help solve their problem.

Be honest, provide values and show what you can do for them..... In my experience these strategies works well to find new clients or retain the old clients. Couple with some advertisement and promotion, it will bring you a healthy customers in your pipeline.

Cheers
 
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In my experience, finding clients is not that difficult. No need to do any tricks or hacks. You just need to be honest and provide values.

Mostly I got my client from networking or helping friends or charity organization for free and forum. First, networking. This is business networking event for various business type or your industry niche. Say for example in your town they have a business seminar about FB Advertising and you sell web design services. Most likely people from various types of business are joining in.

What you do is attend this workshop and bring your business card couple with one report regarding how to optimize your website and convert traffic from FB Ads.

During networking session, handover your report and your business card to the audience, focus on quality then quantity. Give it to some one who you feel more likely will need your help after bit of chit chat. Do not sell anything at this point, but rather try to provide value for them - solving their problem.

You may ask their business card and then follow-up call couple days later to connect. Ask them about the event how the event impact to their business etc.. Try to find what is their problem, their main concern, understand them and their problem.

If they have a problem, try to give them a solution if you are able to do it even though not related to your web design business.

The second option, helping friends and charity organizations. The idea is to provide value as well. Don't sell just help them solve their problem. They most likely will tell their friends or colleges regarding your business and what you can do - the word of mouth.

Third option, forums or FB groups etc. Try to contribute and give best value others can benefited from it. People will see what you can do and might reach to you personally asking to help them. And then you can go through the process assisting them how you can help solve their problem.

Be honest, provide values and show what you can do for them..... In my experience these strategies works well to find new clients or retain the old clients. Couple with some advertisement and promotion, it will bring you a healthy customers in your pipeline.

Cheers

I appreciate the advice. Thank you and I will apply it.

However there were some things I found misleading for others. I've been to countless business networking events and meetings, chamber of commerce meetings, pretty much anything relating to everything with web design. Almost everyone who shows up are developers, freelancers, and people just like me and you. There aren't business owners that are looking to grow their business by developing a better web entity. It sucks because you go to these nice events dressed up nice just to see a ton of people just like me trying to hand out business cards and build websites/do seo for people.

Overall it's not an ideal way to find clients. Cold pitching in person, follow up calls, getting leads etc. has all led to reasonably bored and satisfied businesses - because most of the time if you don't have professional experience or they aren't seeking you out, they won't buy. Most people don't want to buy something when they know in the back of their mind it really only costs under a hundred bucks for a great site.
 

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I appreciate the advice. Thank you and I will apply it.

However there were some things I found misleading for others. I've been to countless business networking events and meetings, chamber of commerce meetings, pretty much anything relating to everything with web design. Almost everyone who shows up are developers, freelancers, and people just like me and you. There aren't business owners that are looking to grow their business by developing a better web entity. It sucks because you go to these nice events dressed up nice just to see a ton of people just like me trying to hand out business cards and build websites/do seo for people.

Overall it's not an ideal way to find clients. Cold pitching in person, follow up calls, getting leads etc. has all led to reasonably bored and satisfied businesses - because most of the time if you don't have professional experience or they aren't seeking you out, they won't buy. Most people don't want to buy something when they know in the back of their mind it really only costs under a hundred bucks for a great site.
Usually I go to non- web designer or IT related events. I maybe the only web design guy in the room. or sometimes I join local meetup for fishing clubs, photography clubs, bowling clubs etc. I got some clients using hobby related event strategy without being salesy

I also involve in charity works and also got some clients as referral from people I know from this charity events. You may also make agreement with charity organisation to donate some money to this charity if they refer any clients. I don't do this approach - my involvement in charity pure for the cause I believe in and getting clients from it just a side effect

Using this methods are ideal if you just starting up or still building up your portfolio. Because sometimes the clients you get only have small budget to invest in website or marketing. But still good to make your feet wet.

If you want a higher pay, attend private exclusive groups for the rich, If you can break into their circle and get close to them, you might get some good paid works from them.

For all guys I mentioned above, I didn't have to sell anything. I just need to let them know what I do for living. When they need anything related to website design etc, they will contact me. For them I am already an authority in my fields. They come to me since they believe I can do that kind of job for them but more importantly they already trust me as a person they already know. The key is building your reputation in your industry around your networks.

For me it's pretty healthy stream of clients using this networking strategy. This strategy is still working for me and off-course I also combine it with paid promotion as well.

I use the same method @Sean Marshall was using and it is still working. I don't know your exact circumstances, but if I may suggest, try to approach from a different angle - build your reputation around your networks from these events. Provide values in advances and show them what you can do for them. Don't show you're is desperate for business by attending these events, people will notice it. Attend an event you love and have the possibility you are the only web design expert there

Hope you find the insight and adjust it to your circumstances
 

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Usually I go to non- web designer or IT related events. I maybe the only web design guy in the room. or sometimes I join local meetup for fishing clubs, photography clubs, bowling clubs etc. I got some clients using hobby related event strategy without being salesy

I also involve in charity works and also got some clients as referral from people I know from this charity events. You may also make agreement with charity organisation to donate some money to this charity if they refer any clients. I don't do this approach - my involvement in charity pure for the cause I believe in and getting clients from it just a side effect

Using this methods are ideal if you just starting up or still building up your portfolio. Because sometimes the clients you get only have small budget to invest in website or marketing. But still good to make your feet wet.

If you want a higher pay, attend private exclusive groups for the rich, If you can break into their circle and get close to them, you might get some good paid works from them.

For all guys I mentioned above, I didn't have to sell anything. I just need to let them know what I do for living. When they need anything related to website design etc, they will contact me. For them I am already an authority in my fields. They come to me since they believe I can do that kind of job for them but more importantly they already trust me as a person they already know. The key is building your reputation in your industry around your networks.

For me it's pretty healthy stream of clients using this networking strategy. This strategy is still working for me and off-course I also combine it with paid promotion as well.

I use the same method @Sean Marshall was using and it is still working. I don't know your exact circumstances, but if I may suggest, try to approach from a different angle - build your reputation around your networks from these events. Provide values in advances and show them what you can do for them. Don't show you're is desperate for business by attending these events, people will notice it. Attend an event you love and have the possibility you are the only web design expert there

Hope you find the insight and adjust it to your circumstances
Great stuff!
 

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Hi Sean and thanks for sharing this super thread,

In your opinion, at the beginning of a freelance career or for a web agency, is it a good idea to upgrade free VIP websites just to build testimonials and customer portfolios to be more persuasive with subsequent paying customers?
 

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Really great post @Sean Marshall, has helped me so much with the direction I want to be going in

Just one question though. The 'packages' you mention, are they a Bronze, Silver and Gold type? Or more of a single service type?

For example

Bronze - content creation, social media management
silver - same as above + ppc ads
gold - same as above + web design

Or

Social media package
SEO package
Web design package

Currently I have the former layout however I'm thinking that's maybe too much work to offer for a reasonable price? ie I would need to outsource a content creator AND a social media manager for the first package which will reduce my profits as my package price is £499 per month

I'm not sure if I've answered my own question or not...

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!
 

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Hi Sean and thanks for sharing this super thread,

In your opinion, at the beginning of a freelance career or for a web agency, is it a good idea to upgrade free VIP websites just to build testimonials and customer portfolios to be more persuasive with subsequent paying customers?
You don’t need a websites to get started.

I know people killing it as web designers without any website/blog.

When you cold email/call you can present your portfolio directly.

Re persuasion:

All you need is results. If you can show results you’ll be fine.
 

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I found this thread two years ago. To be 100% honest, I've been trying to get my first client for 2 years. I developed my programming skills, I learned web design, I've done free test websites for my dad and cousin to practice,I graduated college in computer science, yet, I am unable to successfully get a client

I used Cold Calling, where the best thing that happens is I get a lead or someone too cheap. Every single time. I've tried SPIN selling, Jordan Belfort selling techniques, techniques from many different classes including Fox, and just can't get anyone to buy my services.
I used LinkedIN, where I've been trying my hardest to be genuine and provide full on value for anyone that could use my services and nothing.

After lurking these forums for a couple of years I'm posting this here now to say that I feel beat. I feel like I'm outside of the party meanwhile everyone else seems to be inside making tons of sales. $500 a month would completely transform my life if I could successfully provide someone my service. I would be ecstatic to close a deal with anyone.

I tried building a site for my dad and his store and it went well. i built a website for my friend's clothing line for free to try and get some portfolio experience.

What can I do to get myself out of this shit-hole state of "can't-find-a-client"?
Market Ruleth:

Maybe you’re trying to force a service on a market.

Market should come before service.

Find a market first.

Find out what problems they have.

Then come up with a solution.

The problem has to be high on their totem pole.

Their #1 problem in the business. Something that literally keeps them up at night.

For most businesses this isn’t a whacky website. Dig deeper.

Only when you discover this should you come up with an offer.

I have discovered this research phase is the most important starting a service business.

It’s going to dictate how easy/difficult you sell the offer.

If you nail the research part, you can’t go 2 years without landing a client. So go back to that.

So, market first.
Find problems in the market.
Then come up with an offer.

Intercept businesses at the tipping points

Everyone goes through a purchase flow. We have a set of things we do before making a purchase.

Imagine someone looking to buy widget X they can’t find locally.

They go on google and search ‘widget x’.

That’s a tipping point.

The websites that have optimized for the keyword ‘widget x’ show up.

They are intercepting people searching for ‘widget x’ at a tipping point.

Not saying go start a niche blog or authority site for your service. No immediate benefit. You can worry about that later.

What you want to do is go where your customers can already be found. Shoutout to @andyblack.

FB business groups (cult of Copy, clickfunnels, @Fox web design), forums, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

Look for these tipping points (you’ll find many if you can read between the lines) and intercept.

Take for example a lawyer that just had his site redesigned and getting no leads.

He comes on his favorite biznass Facebook and posts:

‘Hey guys. I don’t get any contact form enquiry. I’m deeply frustrated. Who else has this problem?’

BOOM SHAKALA.

That’s as tipping as they come.

Most people will reply that post with things like:

‘Hey I can fix that for you. Send me a DM’

‘Hey bro. Have you tried Super duper contact form plugin bla bla bla’

Here’s how to intercept this potential ‘I have a problem and I’ll pay you if you solve this for me’ tipping point.

‘Hey Mike tha lawyer. I worked with a client that had the same problem. We tried many things but what worked was revamping the copy and using DR marketing on the contact form page. Worked gangbusters. Now, he gets 3-5 leads per day. Here’s a link to the case study. Let me know if you have any questions’

This is a pitch that doesn’t look like a pitch with a call to action.

You mentioned you did this for client. Now, he knows this is what you do.

Social proof. Check.
Results. Check.
Call to action. Check.

This is harder to pull off than the generic replies. But way better to get someone to hire you.

Do this enough and you will see results.

To recap:

-Market first.

-Find problems market has. Ask them don’t assume.

You: ‘What keeps you up at night?’
Them: ‘We have problems closing high ticket offers on the phone’

-Come up with an offer/service:
‘We help xxx close high ticket offers on the phone using the ‘Belfort’ system.’

Getting clients:

-Go where your market congregates on the Internet/offline.

Internet:
FB groups, LinkedIn, Social Media, comments section on industry blogs, forums etc.

Offline:
Seminars, Conventions, Golf course, personal network etc.

- Look for tipping points and Intercept

Extras:

-Get testimonials ASAP to land better/more clients

-No website/blog until you land 3 retainers (stable income)

-Don’t spread yourself too thin. Find one CAC and nail that before mastering another.

-Have systems from day one (think about your workflow, how you get clients, who does what...)

- Build a prospect list on a spreadsheet and update daily

- Gamify organic client acquisition methods. If it’s not fun, you won’t last. Per day: 30 cold emails/call, 100 connections/interception with potential clients

- Focus on the quality of your work/results you get clients above everything else. Remember people buy results not services

- Don’t mess around with branding until you are banking dineros.

- When you can spend $100 a day move to paid traffic.

Funnel:
Ad > VSL (with value bombs) > Get ‘em on the phone

Still learning too.
Hope this helps.
 
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I found this thread two years ago. To be 100% honest, I've been trying to get my first client for 2 years. I developed my programming skills, I learned web design, I've done free test websites for my dad and cousin to practice,I graduated college in computer science, yet, I am unable to successfully get a client

I used Cold Calling, where the best thing that happens is I get a lead or someone too cheap. Every single time. I've tried SPIN selling, Jordan Belfort selling techniques, techniques from many different classes including Fox, and just can't get anyone to buy my services.
I used LinkedIN, where I've been trying my hardest to be genuine and provide full on value for anyone that could use my services and nothing.

After lurking these forums for a couple of years I'm posting this here now to say that I feel beat. I feel like I'm outside of the party meanwhile everyone else seems to be inside making tons of sales. $500 a month would completely transform my life if I could successfully provide someone my service. I would be ecstatic to close a deal with anyone.

I tried building a site for my dad and his store and it went well. i built a website for my friend's clothing line for free to try and get some portfolio experience.

What can I do to get myself out of this shit-hole state of "can't-find-a-client"?
I’ll add to the incredible reply by @banjoa.

Check out these threads:

Maybe also watch this chat I had with a fellow forum member:
 

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Hi Sean!

Thank you for these golden nugets.

May I ask a question that bothers me? Your're not the first in this, since multiple people advising to pick a niche (chiropractors in your example) and work in it.

Imagine there are 100 chiros in your city. So, the question is: how do you go around competition between your clients? Isn't it weird to offer "best result", or, let's say, first row in Google results for one client, and then the same "best result" for another one - next door to your previous client? They would be definitely competitors.
 

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Hi Sean!

Thank you for these golden nugets.

May I ask a question that bothers me? Your're not the first in this, since multiple people advising to pick a niche (chiropractors in your example) and work in it.

Imagine there are 100 chiros in your city. So, the question is: how do you go around competition between your clients? Isn't it weird to offer "best result", or, let's say, first row in Google results for one client, and then the same "best result" for another one - next door to your previous client? They would be definitely competitors.
You are 100% correct that is a conflict of interest so what you do is use the results from the Chiropractor in city X and go to a chiropractor in city Y and say look at my results in city X you need to book me!

Rinse and repeat and the sales should get easier the more proof you have.
 

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Thank you Boab,

That makes sense.
But from other point of view, aren't you heavily limiting yourself in this case? How many target clients you can serve if every one of them wants to be the #1 in a given city? Does it makes sense to pick a very specific niche in that case?

What do you think guys? I'm sure someone is running an agency right now and had all the same questions asked and finally answered in this or that way.
 

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Thank you Boab,

That makes sense.
But from other point of view, aren't you heavily limiting yourself in this case? How many target clients you can serve if every one of them wants to be the #1 in a given city? Does it makes sense to pick a very specific niche in that case?

What do you think guys? I'm sure someone is running an agency right now and had all the same questions asked and finally answered in this or that way.
Don’t promise everyone “number 1 on google”. You can work with many chiros in the same city, many remodelers in the same city, etc. You’re under the impression that you shouldn’t help everyone because they’re competing with each other. You’re helping them grow into their best online version of themselves
 

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bibbysoka,

Oh, sure, no one can promise #1 in Google, because it's not under our control. It was just exaggerated example, since no matter in what words you say it, every business wants to be the #1.
 

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Greetings peeps!

How should I approach to the question - How am I different than my competitors, why chose my services? For example, when someone is doing business in cleaning services, he or she can easily say that they are using natural cleaning products and they are best at considering client needs.( May be a bad example but I hope it highlights my idea)
But regarding to marketing services, how could one have an edge over others or on what could one focus manly to stand out?(sure there is plenty of options to consider, just to get some overview to get some clarity)

Have a wonderful day!
 

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This has been timely for me to discover. I currently work as a freight broker (middle man booking trucks on behalf of shippers) and I just... don't really like it.

It's inside sales, primary very cold calling, and I'm realizing some big limitations. \
  • First of all, some guys are making great money here but honestly it's choice few and it usually takes a long time.
  • The market is super loose so few folks actually "need" me.
  • I have no time flexibility--I am an employee with an expectation to be here 8-5 five days a week.
  • My company is massive and most of these folks have been called by us many many times over the course of years, creating massive hurdles when trying to earn business (typically just hearing the name of my company is enough to get them off the phone)
  • I am only allowed to pursue 50 prospects at a time. Given that there are about 5000 of us selling, its a given that the vast majority of best prospects are taken.
  • And worst of all, there are massive time commitments. I deal with stuff after hours, I have to do all my lead gen/call prep after hours and many of my shipments have issues after hours, and I pretty much am always on call--I must answer my phone and respond to emails ALL DAY LONG.

It seems like if I were to put 100% into my current job vs this, my results would be many times better here. We just had a baby a month ago and pursuing my own business while managing the baby and my current job is brutalizing me. The flexibility this would award could very well make me mobile enough to seriously invest into my true business.
 

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Hitting $5K in under 90 days is totally doable. I have students in my course that have done much more in less time.
I am strongly considering taking this on (talking to the Mrs about it tonight) but some clarifications about $5K in 90 days being "totally doable". I feel confident I could reach numbers like this if it was all I had going on (I've been doing sales for a minute) but is this a realistic goal for someone with a lot on his plate?

I have a pretty demanding job and three small kids. Not to say that I wouldn't do it were it to take longer for me, I just want to set revenue goals that are realistic for me and give my wife reliable expectations if I go for it.
 

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You're doing marketing in your own country yes? But I have this question. I live in a relatively small country, just over 1 MLN in population which is quite small. I am wondering how can one, how to say, out source his Services. I mean, living in Estonia, how can I serve customers in other cities around the world. Lets say I would like to help people in other parts of Europe and USA from Estonia. I understand, at first it would definitely be smart to start where I live to get experience and all.
 

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