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MathewH

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Hi everyone, pretty new to the forum
I have recently completed Andy blacks Google ads course which is great might I add.

A bit about me, I'm working at a supermarket for a living, and now I want to start Google ads management as a service and grow it to my full time income.

The pain point for me which is probably the same for most people starting out is getting my first client, I do believe it will be a snowball effect where I get recommended from one client to another through word of mouth.

Atm I'm posting in fb groups to try get some engagement just by generally trying to help people and have conversations etc.

Any tips or advice would be great, I thought why not post in a forum that is a such a great resource to have.

I hope your all well and staying safe!
 

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Hi everyone, pretty new to the forum
I have recently completed Andy blacks Google ads course which is great might I add.

A bit about me, I'm working at a supermarket for a living, and now I want to start Google ads management as a service and grow it to my full time income.

The pain point for me which is probably the same for most people starting out is getting my first client, I do believe it will be a snowball effect where I get recommended from one client to another through word of mouth.

Atm I'm posting in fb groups to try get some engagement just by generally trying to help people and have conversations etc.

Any tips or advice would be great, I thought why not post in a forum that is a such a great resource to have.

I hope your all well and staying safe!

There are actually a ton of threads that talk about this exact issue on the forum.

In my case, I got my first two clients after I had had some success marketing my own business. I offered to work for them for free for a month, just as a test run to make sure it worked. They sent me my next 4 clients, and one of those sent me the next 3 clients.

In a funny twist, I had an appointment scheduled with one of these prospects to discuss her marketing. My client had met her at a U-Haul rental place. Turns out, I had an appointment scheduled with her the very next day to discuss my need for wedding photography. Small world.

3 of these original seven clients are still clients, 8 years later.

The best tip I have for you? Do your job right, and treat people the way they deserve to be treated. Some people I'm happy to bend over backwards for, and others I'm happy to show the door. The trick is figuring out which is who.
 

MathewH

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Thanks you very much for the replies, @BizyDad may I ask how you marketed in the first place?

I'm trying to get more of a community going in the fb groups I'm in, so who knows something may come of that.

Just open to ideas really :)

I'll see if I can find some of the threads.

Iv been talking to a lovely woman who's in fb ads and she suggested using a Google chrome extension called hunter that gets the emails from websites, but iv never really thought about cold emailing businesses.
 

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Hi Mathew

First of all, good luck on your venture.

Second, try posting on CraigsList. If you're living in States that will cost you nothing,
and there are few fastlaners who got their first clients just by posting there.
In worst case scenario, you'll lose few minutes of time.
In best, you already know.
 

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Thanks you very much for the replies, @BizyDad may I ask how you marketed in the first place?

I'm trying to get more of a community going in the fb groups I'm in, so who knows something may come of that.
I came from a finance background where I networked a lot. That is how I met my first two clients, but after a year or two of going to bni meetings I quit doing that. Networking in age of COVID is tough, obviously.

I also ran my own internet marketing meetup clubs. You can read a little bit of that story in my intro post, because MJ came to speak at one.


I'm not the best example though. I started off just selling websites (and sucked at it for a while). By the time I got my first two SEO clients, I'd already built up a website that was getting 10k to 15k visitors a month.
 

MathewH

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Just wanted to say thanks for the replies everyone, trying to get myself out there a bit more.

Definitley things to take into to think about, iv had a zoom call this week and I'll be joining in as a guest on a networking meeting that someone reached out to me about, mainly from being active on fb and showing an interest in people businesses.
 

MathewH

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Just an update guys, been concentrating on getting myself out there a bit more.

Iv made a local friend who does fb ads, and iv been invited into a new networking group and asked to help them once they've moved offices, first meeting on zoom on Wednesday.

Hopefully I can chat with people add value and help people out, who knows what it will lead to!

Not much luck with any good fb groups, tempted to set up a linked in page.
 

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Why not go old-fashioned try to network. Ask everybody you meet if they know somebody who would need your service.
Or, maybe a little more out of your comfort zone, just call businesses and ask if they need your help.
But the most sense it would make for me if you had your own google ads. Why not use your own service to sell your service.
 

MathewH

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@Kasimir thanks for the reply, good old networking is what I'm doing chatting to people I connect with and joining that network group.

I'm following Andy's advice really, I don't have a website because at the minute I don't really see the need for one?

I'd rather chat to people make friends and help them, running the Google ads for myself doesn't really appeal especially with having no income from clients.

Completely agree on the networking part though :)
 

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@Kasimir thanks for the reply, good old networking is what I'm doing chatting to people I connect with and joining that network group.

I'm following Andy's advice really, I don't have a website because at the minute I don't really see the need for one?

I'd rather chat to people make friends and help them, running the Google ads for myself doesn't really appeal especially with having no income from clients.

Completely agree on the networking part though :)
At least we agree on one topic. Look I get it, it's not the right time for you to run google ads. And maybe it's not the way to get your first few clients, but selling google ads as a service while not having any google ads running is a little strange for me. So you say to your future customer I have a great marketing solution for you, but no I don't use it for myself.
Maybe it makes only sense when you have a website and so. Wish you all the best!
 

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MathewH

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At least we agree on one topic. Look I get it, it's not the right time for you to run google ads. And maybe it's not the way to get your first few clients, but selling google ads as a service while not having any google ads running is a little strange for me. So you say to your future customer I have a great marketing solution for you, but no I don't use it for myself.
Maybe it makes only sense when you have a website and so. Wish you all the best!
I understand where your coming from, and thank you for the wishes!
In time we will see about setting up a website that's for sure.
 

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Don't know where exactly you're working. But if it's rather a local supermarket you could even ask them. Your service would be free and they just pay for the ads. But clearly doesn't work if you're working for Cosco or so. :)
 

MathewH

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Haha sadly I work for a huge supermarket, although I'm eager to get a client I don't think that's an option :p
 

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