Advice about Warrior for Hire

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Hi everyone,

I'm currently working on creating an ad for the Warrior For Hire section. However I have a question and would like to get some advice on it.

Since I'm new and have a small post count, would it be more effective to give away a few review copies first in order to increase my reputation?

I've been reading older posts about this, and from what I can tell, people seem to be split down the middle when it comes to giving away review copies.

Any advice about this and anything else I could do to create an awesome Warrior for Hire ad would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Either way works. The most important thing is your sales page. The other most important thing is that your product lives up to your sales page. With that in place testimonials will come. On the other hand if you feel compelled to give away a few review copies that works too.

    Just do something is my point.

    George Wright
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    • Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      Either way works. The most important thing is your sales page. The other most important thing is that your product lives up to your sales page. With that in place testimonials will come. On the other hand if you feel compelled to give away a few review copies that works too.

      Just do something is my point.

      George Wright
      I think this advice is spot on! This must be followed and implemented to the core. Enough of hypes, bring in the Real Deal!
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  • Profile picture of the author E-supreme
    Yeah I would definitely recommend giving away at least 1 or 2 as people are sceptical at first. Then maybe give 3 reviews at 50% off and after that you should be fine. However it all depends on how long each service takes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    My advice also having just started is offer the service at an exceptionally low price that way you don't do it for free and the reviews will come if its good enough and you are getting actual testimonials not just reviews as the people have actually paid for your product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joksu
    I would also recommend that you would give one or two people your service at free or at least very cheaply to get some reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kezz
    Originally Posted by BrittyBritt View Post

    Since I'm new and have a small post count, would it be more effective to give away a few review copies first in order to increase my reputation?

    Any advice about this and anything else I could do to create an awesome Warrior for Hire ad would be greatly appreciated.
    It does depend on exactly what your offer is, but I would personally recommend you go with half price to get the ball rolling.

    I've always found that does the trick as long as you have some examples of what you can do so people can verify your skills are as advertised.

    The other thing is to present anything you have that backs up your abilities and trustworthiness such as client / customer testimonials from elsewhere and a brief mention of relevant professional experience.

    And the most important thing I've found is to make sure your offer is concise and simple. I wrote an outline of this a couple of weeks back so rather than carrying on about it some more I'll just refer you here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...mcdonalds.html

    Best of luck with your offer!
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert Domino
      I also agree with the idea of offering a few samples at discounted prices, not free.

      If you give something for free, not only does it get the lowballers / freebie hunters excited, but it also contributes to price erosion.. even if it's only a few samples.

      IE if your article is normally 14$ and you list it for 7$.. anyone genuinely interested in working with you in the future will take it. If they can't pay 7$, you don't want to deal with them because they'll never pay 14$ for an article.
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  • Profile picture of the author statelizard
    Hopefully my situation will help you with your current one and maybe give a little hope.

    I hadn't been a member for all that long when I posted my offer in the warrior for hire section. A bit longer than you, but by no means a ton. On top of that, I do a lot of reading here, but not much posting. In other words, I had no reputation.

    When I initially offered my services, I offered to do review copies for a few people, I hoped to get some honest reviews from them, but that is always a crap shoot. Naturally, the reviews went quickly, and 3 of the 5 warriors did provide feedback in the thread. Didn't help sales at all. 13 days later my thread was sitting at the top of page 3, and I hadn't had a single paying customer.

    This was the middle of June. I seriously thought about not bumping it back up. That would have been a mistake. Just prior to bumping my offer I got my first order, completed it and bumped the thread. Another week went by and no other orders. So I changed my offer.

    I run a fairly successful B2B writing service for companies in the industry I used to work in, but the summers are slow and I wanted to see if writing here was a viable option. So I originally had cut my prices from what I charge normal clients, as I've said that resulted in getting one order.

    Now, when I changed my offer, orders started rolling in. So what did I do, I put my services on sale. I kept the writing at the same price I originally set them for warriors, but I also added packages that allowed warriors who bought 3 to get 2 for free. Between The middle of June until now I have been so busy that some days it's hard to keep up. Now, I honestly believe that had I kept my rates higher I would have been successful with the buy 3 get 2 free method anyway.

    Rates aside, what I'm trying to say is, yes, free review copies can help, but they won't get you a long list of clients. If you don't start selling your services right away, don't give up. Tweak your offer until you get something that takes. Putting my offer in the warrior for hire section has ended up giving me a greater ROI than almost any other online deal I've done. It can take a while to get clients, but once you do, treat them right and they'll keep coming back to you when they need what you're offering.

    I hope you can take something from that. Good luck with your offer.

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    • Profile picture of the author BrittyBritt
      Thanks everyone so much for all of the advice!

      I'm definitely seeing which direction I should go in when it comes to pricing and reviews.

      Kezz, I read your thread and I have to say you're spot on. I'm keeping this in mind as I lay out a plan of the services I'm going to offer. The "KISS" method is always a good way to go.

      Josh, thanks for sharing your story and your experience with me. I re-read the post like 3 times to make sure that I got everything out of it that I could lol. Thanks for the reminder to not give up when the sales don't come rolling it. The ''buy x, get x free'' method sounds good, I might try implementing that instead of review copies.

      Thanks so much you guys!
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