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Carlitos

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In our case, we let each client be in charge of their own hosting. We simply manage it for them.



It's their car. We just drive it for them. They have their own hosting/domain accounts, we have access to it.

I like SiteGround for hosting. Great tech support.



Not sure how to answer this one. Copywriting is always important, especially with a new website.



It depends on the client. We have photographers who provide everything. Then we also have dentists... so we use stock photos. There are a lot of sites like Pexels and Pixabay where you can get free stock photos.

Best of luck!!
By having the username and password to their hosting/domain account would be only way to have access to them? I ask because I am doing the same with my guys for them to build my website, but I have always been paranoid if they steal my account or change the passwords and I would no longer have access to it, is there a safer way or alternative?

So far copywriting and writing content, and ranking good numbers with the yoast plugin is something I been practicing myself. As far as learning copywriting, any books or videos or "gurus" you recommend to listen to. I know youtube is full of them, but i have found at times certain strategies seem to contradict themselves so then i find myself asking who to trust more?

You ever read "Junior: Writing your way ahead in advertising"
 

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By having the username and password to their hosting/domain account would be only way to have access to them? I ask because I am doing the same with my guys for them to build my website, but I have always been paranoid if they steal my account or change the passwords and I would no longer have access to it, is there a safer way or alternative?

I guess that depends on the trust level you have with your client. I've had my business for 11 years now. This is just what's worked well for us. With your business, you're free to do whatever feels comfortable.

For copy, I would look at Jim Edwards Copywriting Secrets. Haven't read the book you mention.
 

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Meant to write this sooner, but have been sweating on the details too much...

Got my first recurring client! Every day as I follow the checklist, I feel like I'm jumping off a cliff mentally, but nonetheless I'm doing my best to overcome these roadblocks as quickly as I keep creating them in my head. I've come to believe that anyone interested in getting started is really going to have to go through the same experience as well.

Your excused inaction and lack of confidence are your worst enemies.

I'm definitely not miles ahead of the competition by any means and still have a long way to go before I would have preferred to post about it here, but I've at least started my journey and hope that I can help others have the confidence to take the first step as well and to keep on going!

I'm an editor for a well-known YouTube channel in a growing niche, so I have grown to learn how important the marketing aspect of the channel is much more important than the actual video content alone. I simply began talking to people about how some people just don't really seem to be self-aware enough to market themselves online and simply expect online visitors to come in through pure luck alone, and I've had people I know approach me due to overhearing my conversations and becoming convinced that I am the right person for the job in helping them establish their online presence.

This was the only push I really needed to begin this business. If you simply do some research and get even remotely interested in marketing related endeavors, you will sound alot more knowledgeable than most people that deliberately try to be, and you might convince someone to let you handle their marketing bc they simply can't do it themselves. I've had two separate situations now where this has happened, and the people both times have said that "I know alot of people who could use similar help and I'd hook you up with alot of referrals if you did a great job". Your only obligation at this point is to then follow up with the words "I'll do it" and then deliver results. I made this sound easy, but you'd be surprised at how difficult it is to even say those words alone. I hesitated for 15 seconds before I could do it for a one-time client. I hesitated for 8 months before I could say it to my recurring client.

Act before you have time to overthink things.

Sure I could fail soon and this could have all been a waste of my time, but the fact remains that I actually did something and made more progress than anyone else thinking the same crap in their head.

Your interviews I found on YouTube played a big part in helping me to believe that I too could do this, so I'll link them here for anyone else who couldn't find them initially. I found these to be really helpful and def feel like they should be put on the spotlight for anyone trying to follow your advice:






 
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Meant to write this sooner, but have been sweating on the details too much...

Got my first recurring client! Every day as
This is encouraging.

I've been worried about whether I could really help anyone all this time, even though when I sit down and think about it, it seems doable, logically speaking. I even know three people who would be open to hiring me if I proved it would benefit them.

So thank you for sharing that. Makes me feel better about having to reached out to someone earlier today.
 

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