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Harsha Vardhan

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Aug 7, 2020
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Hello and I am new to this forum and my name is Harsha Vardhan I'm from India.
so recently only my friend and i have started a web development business and we're doing pretty normal at sales and selling stuff and one thing..
that I want advice from you guys is that like how do you get clients for your web development business cause the way that I see the whole picture is we need to have soo
many contacts in order to run web development company cause we only had 1 Client only and were dried off we made around 100$ and even i made only around 20$ from that money so what do you guys do to get the clients cause were only dependent on local connections only and we want to improve and make some good money..
Please give me any suggestions that would really help me in sales or selling or even marketing my business..!
Thank you.
 

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A. Russell

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Hello and I am new to this forum and my name is Harsha Vardhan I'm from India.
so recently only my friend and i have started a web development business and we're doing pretty normal at sales and selling stuff and one thing..
that I want advice from you guys is that like how do you get clients for your web development business cause the way that I see the whole picture is we need to have soo
many contacts in order to run web development company cause we only had 1 Client only and were dried off we made around 100$ and even i made only around 20$ from that money so what do you guys do to get the clients cause were only dependent on local connections only and we want to improve and make some good money..
Please give me any suggestions that would really help me in sales or selling or even marketing my business..!
Thank you.
Have you tried Fiverr? That's where I usually go to get small IT jobs done.

 

Simon Angel

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1. Shortlist 100 service based businesses in your area. Try finding the decision maker's phone for each of them, for plumbers and whatnot it's usually the only phone they have so it should be easy.

2. Call all of them and state with confidence that you can bring them more leads/potential clients every week than what they currently get.

3. When they ask "how?" say it has to do with digital marketing, don't overwhelm them with information they don't currently need.

4. Propose a date and place to meet to discuss this further.

5. Get some results for them - like increasing the amount of clients a plumber in your area gets by improving their website SEO or straight up creating a new site for them if their current one is garbage / they don't have one. You really have to put in the work here regardless of what you'll be paid.

6. When done right, you now have 1 happy local plumber who thinks you're a magician.

7. Call 100 more plumbers (from another area) and leverage the results you already got for the local plumber.
 
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Harsha Vardhan

New Contributor
Aug 7, 2020
17
5
12
INDIA
1. Shortlist 100 service based businesses in your area. Try finding the decision maker's phone for each of them, for plumbers and whatnot it's usually the only phone they have so it should be easy.

2. Call all of them and state with confidence that you can bring them more leads/potential clients every week than what they currently get.

3. When they ask "how?" say it has to do with digital marketing, don't overwhelm them with information they don't currently need.

4. Propose a date and place to meet to discuss this further.

5. Get some results for them - like increasing the amount of clients a plumber in your area gets by improving their website SEO or straight up creating a new site for them if their current one is garbage / they don't have one. You really have to put in the work here regardless of what you'll be paid.

6. When done right, you now have 1 happy local plumber who thinks you're a magician.

7. Call 100 more plumbers (from another area) and leverage the results you already got for the local plumber.
Don't know for sure cold calling works for web development?
have you tried it?
I tried cold calling for my marketing agency but didnt work well for me..!
 

Simon Angel

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Apr 24, 2016
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Don't know for sure cold calling works for web development?
have you tried it?
I tried cold calling for my marketing agency but didnt work well for me..!
Yes, I have an execution thread here and that's what I did to find my first clients for web design.

Cold calling is not something you just "try", it's something you learn. I sucked at first, but now I can provoke an interest response and arrange meetings with business owners.

It can be done, but you have to go through 10-50-100 calls until you feel more confident and assertive.
 

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