Getting new clients for my digital services - which methods to go for?

by mickyl
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Hi everybody.
I'm offering website development and graphic design services. I don't do it all by myself - I work with a team willing to perform every task very quickly and get high quality results.
What I still lack are customers.
My target audience is small businesses, looking to develop their appearence online (and offline) and need logos, websites, etc.
If you needed clients for this kind of service, which methods would you go for?
Craigslist and classified ads?
Facebook?
Publish on forums?
Other methoods?
I have time and a bit of money to invest - but I'd like to invest it in the right places...

Please only write from your experience in lead generation:-)
#clients #digital #methods #services
  • Profile picture of the author GetPLRhere
    You should try all of them, because there's no easy answer. Internet Marketing involves a lot of trial and errors. What works for some, might not work for others.

    Depending on where you are in the world, I would pursue an offline strategy. There's just so much competition of web design services on the internet. The local pizza shops and law offices might be more agreeable to work with someone offline than online. It's just so much easier to talk someone into things when being face to face.
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  • Profile picture of the author katrim
    I suggest thinking of your market in a bit more narrower terms. For instance: reaching local (small) business in your area, reaching dentists, plumbers or dog business in particular.

    It could be easier for you and your team to specialize in a niche like that and I think it's also easier to target these people, whatever method you use: Facebook, forums, offline advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author mickyl
    Thank you very much! If anybody here had success in some methods and would be willing to give some specific recommendations on ways to market my business I'd be glad to hear!
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    first of all when you use traffic sources be sure to create a mailing list => potential future customers

    Craigslist works good in USA, by the way you can use social-media, networks, ppc, ppv, etc
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    • Profile picture of the author mickyl
      Originally Posted by maxsi View Post

      first of all when you use traffic sources be sure to create a mailing list => potential future customers

      Craigslist works good in USA, by the way you can use social-media, networks, ppc, ppv, etc
      A great advice! I'm going to build a list and already got my first followup ready:-)
      I must say this is the first positive review I get about Craigslist. When I read about it in this forum many people said it wasn't working as well as in the past. Any thoughts on how to do it right? just go ahead and publish or maybe let someone else publish for me, or try to learn how to do it from a course?
      Today is the first time I heard about the possibility of ppv (I'm doing an in depth research on the differnt ways to get clients). Can anyone explain this subject?
      Thanks everybody for your help!
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Post a thread in Warrior for Hire section of this forum.

    Offer your services in freelancing websites.

    Cheers,

    C.G.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sharon Walker
    Start up any businesses need clients.
    Here is some tips bellow to help you get more clients

    Be sure to talk to at least three people every day about your business and what you do.
    Get out from behind your computer. Know where your target market is hanging out and go where they are.
    Be ever present on your social networks, join in the conversation, and provide value and help.
    The fortune is in the follow up. It’s where the magic that turns connections into clients happens.
    There are a lot of people trying to reach the same consumers you are. Offer them something free to pull them to you.
    Prospects want to see you have the solution to their problem and that you offer multiple choices for them to engage.
    Be able to communicate all the important details about your business in 30 seconds or less.
    Ask for referrals and be very clear about who would be a perfect fit for your services, products, and programs.
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Join marketplace under envato.com and sell your creation over there, and build your reputation, as well as loyal customers in one place.
    If you can create WordPress... go for themeforest.net. If it's graphic stuff... go for graphicriver.net. Or creativemarket.com is worth a try too.
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    • Profile picture of the author mickyl
      Thanks everybody! Great advice:-)
      I appreciate your help and going to implement it in my business!
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  • Profile picture of the author gregdavidson727
    Originally Posted by mickyl View Post

    Hi everybody.
    I'm offering website development and graphic design services. I don't do it all by myself - I work with a team willing to perform every task very quickly and get high quality results.
    What I still lack are customers.
    My target audience is small businesses, looking to develop their appearence online (and offline) and need logos, websites, etc.
    If you needed clients for this kind of service, which methods would you go for?
    Craigslist and classified ads?
    Facebook?
    Publish on forums?
    Other methoods?
    I have time and a bit of money to invest - but I'd like to invest it in the right places...

    Please only write from your experience in lead generation:-)
    Attend networking events in your area and hand out some of your business cards to local small business owners. If you come across as likable, you should be able to pick up at least a few clients. You can also offer your services on the various freelance websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author GetPLRhere
    Craigslist works but they have become too restrictive over the years. Particularly in service like Web Designing, the moment you post your ad up, there will be around 100 other ads ready to bump your ad down the list. There might be some workaround for this but yes Craigslist is very effective.
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