I simply told her the truth, that is I run multiple business online, as well as consulting with traditional business owners to help create and establish their presence in the Virtual World. You should have witnessed the glow on her face..She told me that since she was new around town, she needed help to promote her new food stall in order to increase her customer base in that particular area. I quoted her my usual charges for SMEs, that is around less than $500, but she said she was willing to pay more, as long as I did a pleasant looking food blog for her.
So I showed her some blog template catalogues, she chose a nice theme for herself, and transferred me $600 immediately! She also mentioned that she would pay me monthly, if I could bring in targetted traffic to her shiny new food-blog. And the best part? She was so impressed by my presentation that she referred me to some of her neighbouring food stall friends! I am currently working on finishing up her new blog as we speak, as well as setting up some meetings with her food stall owner friends..
My intention of posting this was not to brag or anything like that. This just goes to show that simply by telling people what you are doing for a living, that is Internet Marketing, if they ask, you could be looking at a potential breakthrough in your online career.
Now I know many folks are kinda reluctant to share with others about their internet ventures, especially those starting out. Don't be shy of who you are or what you do. Be honest to others, and most importantly, to yourself. The rewards will be reaped, sooner or later.
Thanks for reading.