I'm only posting here because I have no idea what to do...
For those who dont know I'm 17, and am trying to make a successful web design business. I do have a site currently which has a portfolio + testimonials + packages/pricing etc. for our services.
Basically, I have tried hiring people off Odesk and other sites to hire telemarketers on commission (which is very hard to find decent ones) and of course I have recieved tons of applicants from India etc.
Over the course of trying to hire people for 4 months now I have never found a decent telemarketer who will actually make calls (on commission at least)
I have been getting my leads via yellowpages scraper and getting all the businesses that dont have a website. This is pretty easy to do but also a lot of the businesses do a website now and the yellowpages for their business is outdated. I would like to afford to buy real leads but unfortunatly cant.
I have also tried classified ads (craiglist mostly) and got about 5 ads up a day split testing different content/ sales copy but have never gotten any leads.
At this point I would get over my fear of cold calling and make calls myself but cant due to my scheduale.
I wake up every monring at 6 and go to school (senior yr at highschool) at 7 and then get out at 2:20..then I have varsity soccer at 2;45 to 5:00 then come home and take a shower, eat, and do homework. Finally, at 8:00 I am not able to make calls because most businesses are closed.
The latest thing I have tried is VBX software to call and leave voicemails to businesses and then call back later and offer whatever we provide. Unfortunatly I cant even pay to have the minutes for the software which is only 2 cents a minute
At this pointour family is about to lose our house because of my dad's medical bills (hundreads of thousand) when he had his Triple A.
I would love to help out my family and I have been trying for the past year or so to do this but I'm starting to think i cant make this happen seeing as I literally have $8 in my paypal to fund my business.
I have looked at the threads what to do if your desperate etc. and have failed at those suggestions...
Any ideas on how I can get this to succeed... I feel like if I had money to pay telemarketers (lets say $10 an hour) then I could close sales but at this time thats a no go...
thanks for listening and letting me vent, Connor.
I appreciate any positive feedback.