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Yeah, I was just mimicking Fiverr's style...

But, it wasn't a joke that I DID make USD360 yesterday...really..what I did? Ok, the method was simple.

1) I paid a guy to post an Ad on Craiglist for pretty cheap. The Ad was like "I am offering FREE Logo Design service for the first 5 people".
2) After about 8 hours when I checked my gmail, I got 6 emails. I then asked for their number, which they happily gave.
3) I called them (thru Skype) and talked like 10 minutes to each, asking about how they want the design to be.
4) So I took some time to create them cool logos, and when it was ready I emailed it over to them and called them again.
5) I told them 'here you go sir, by the way I can do a cool Website Design for your PLAIN website for only USD180.
6) 2 of them agreed and voila!

Thats how I made USD360!

....now, where is that cool Casio Edifice watch that I saw the other day...
#made #teach #usd360 #yesterday
  • Profile picture of the author Jermaine Tabor
    Hey thats pretty cool!!!

    Simple in the people who
    would respond would be
    business owners of some
    sort.

    And this loss leader could
    work in other markets as
    well and it already has.

    Good reminder
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Thanks guys...this was my 2nd try actually, the 1st one didn't go well. I think because of the Ad.
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      • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
        Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post

        Thanks guys...this was my 2nd try actually, the 1st one didn't go well. I think because of the Ad.
        Although I dislike your title as it makes it sound making money is easy, this quote makes up for it completely.

        Most folks forget that you have to learn something to make money. The OP tried and failed th first time, learnt from, analysed what happened, made some changes and tried again.

        I always believe in a rule of 3 in business, and it is something i drill into my coaching clients. If you are trying some kind of advertising make sure you are prepared to try it three times before giving up. Each time improve something as it is often just something you need to change before you see good results.

        To many people give up too easily, you however have proved perseverance is the way forward.
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        • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
          Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

          Although I dislike your title as it makes it sound making money is easy, this quote makes up for it completely.

          Most folks forget that you have to learn something to make money. The OP tried and failed th first time, learnt from, analysed what happened, made some changes and tried again.

          I always believe in a rule of 3 in business, and it is something i drill into my coaching clients. If you are trying some kind of advertising make sure you are prepared to try it three times before giving up. Each time improve something as it is often just something you need to change before you see good results.

          To many people give up too easily, you however have proved perseverance is the way forward.
          Ha ha...now I know my title does work...You are 100% correct DK. In the initial period, my soul had a great debate with my mind on whether to call these people or not. And finally both said 'what the heck, just DO IT'
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        • Profile picture of the author xoomprince
          Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

          Although I dislike your title as it makes it sound making money is easy, this quote makes up for it completely.

          Most folks forget that you have to learn something to make money. The OP tried and failed th first time, learnt from, analysed what happened, made some changes and tried again.

          I always believe in a rule of 3 in business, and it is something i drill into my coaching clients. If you are trying some kind of advertising make sure you are prepared to try it three times before giving up. Each time improve something as it is often just something you need to change before you see good results.

          To many people give up too easily, you however have proved perseverance is the way forward.
          great thought. i too feel everyone quits very early
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    Nice one. Loss leaders definitely work but it would be interesting to try charging a SMALL amount, like, well $5, and ensuring that your leads are buyers from the start. I mean, everyone likes free stuff, but not everyone is a buyer, right? Though 2/5 is pretty good!
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Originally Posted by markowe View Post

      Nice one. Loss leaders definitely work but it would be interesting to try charging a SMALL amount, like, well $5, and ensuring that your leads are buyers from the start. I mean, everyone likes free stuff, but not everyone is a buyer, right? Though 2/5 is pretty good!
      You are right actually,got to sharpen my weapon in the next hunt. Coz some of them became VERY suspicious bout why i'm giving it free.. They all asked "are you sure I'm gonna get it free?".
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    • Profile picture of the author brendan9971
      Originally Posted by markowe View Post

      Nice one. Loss leaders definitely work but it would be interesting to try charging a SMALL amount, like, well $5, and ensuring that your leads are buyers from the start. I mean, everyone likes free stuff, but not everyone is a buyer, right? Though 2/5 is pretty good!
      I have seen that work well on sites like fiverr. People offer writing, backlinks, etc for $5 and then give a bit of a pitch when they deliver their work. Like, "hey, by the way, I can also do... blah blah blah..." and a lot of people seem to take them up on it. You just have to get around the "don't give out your contact info" rule or you can just have people buy multiple "gigs."

      anyway... congrats to the OP! that's great man.
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    Oh, SO true, I have seen that so many times, online and off. People know that a free dinner is a rare thing indeed, and on the whole they are right to be suspicious!
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      So you got 6 emails, did 6 free logo's and 2 went on and bought the paid ones at $180?

      You know what I'd do, with that 33.3% conversion rate?

      I'd do it again today!

      Well done chap!
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      • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        So you got 6 emails, did 6 free logo's and 2 went on and bought the paid ones at $180?

        You know what I'd do, with that 33.3% conversion rate?

        I'd do it again today!

        Well done chap!
        The 2 bought my website design, not logo. I gave logo to all of them for FREE...just to get their trust.
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post

          The 2 bought my website design, not logo. I gave logo to all of them for FREE...just to get their trust.
          Wait a second, you design websites for $180?

          Dude you need to PM me.
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          • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
            Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

            Wait a second, you design websites for $180?

            Dude you need to PM me.
            Richard, my post count is not 50 yet, so can't PM you. My email add is gwings8 at gmail dot com. Buzz me there pls.
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            • Profile picture of the author DomainSky
              Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post

              Richard, my post count is not 50 yet, so can't PM you. My email add is gwings8 at gmail dot com. Buzz me there pls.
              Unique or off a template?
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    A lovely post - shows some newbies around here just how easy it can be,

    Well done!

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  • Profile picture of the author doorkicker13
    You know if you did that every day you would make $10,800 a month...
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  • Profile picture of the author magnates
    Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post

    Yeah, I was just mimicking Fiverr's style...

    But, it wasn't a joke that I DID make USD360 yesterday...really..what I did? Ok, the method was simple.

    1) I paid a guy to post an Ad on Craiglist for pretty cheap. The Ad was like "I am offering FREE Logo Design service for the first 5 people".
    2) After about 8 hours when I checked my gmail, I got 6 emails. I then asked for their number, which they happily gave.
    3) I called them (thru Skype) and talked like 10 minutes to each, asking about how they want the design to be.
    4) So I took some time to create them cool logos, and when it was ready I emailed it over to them and called them again.
    5) I told them 'here you go sir, by the way I can do a cool design for your PLAIN website for only USD180.
    6) 2 of them agreed and voila!

    Thats how I made USD360!

    ....now, where is that cool Casio Edifice that I saw the other day...

    Dude , that is amazing !! Excellent Thinking . Congratulations . Thank you for sharing
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    Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post

    Yeah, I was just mimicking Fiverr's style...

    But, it wasn't a joke that I DID make USD360 yesterday...really..what I did? Ok, the method was simple.

    1) I paid a guy to post an Ad on Craiglist for pretty cheap. The Ad was like "I am offering FREE Logo Design service for the first 5 people".
    2) After about 8 hours when I checked my gmail, I got 6 emails. I then asked for their number, which they happily gave.
    3) I called them (thru Skype) and talked like 10 minutes to each, asking about how they want the design to be.
    4) So I took some time to create them cool logos, and when it was ready I emailed it over to them and called them again.
    5) I told them 'here you go sir, by the way I can do a cool design for your PLAIN website for only USD180.
    6) 2 of them agreed and voila!

    Thats how I made USD360!

    ....now, where is that cool Casio Edifice that I saw the other day...
    why you didn't posted Ad on Craiglist yourself?
    is it hard( I nvert tried myself )?
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post

      Mmm...i just heard a 'click' in my brain..ok, will do this regularly.
      I guess it depends how much work is involved in your $180 website? If it's 3 days work, then I guess doing this every day is not a viable prospect? If it's just quick cookie-cutter sites then you are in business

      Originally Posted by derekad View Post

      why you didn't posted Ad on Craiglist yourself?
      is it hard( I nvert tried myself )?
      Actually, I wanted to ask: you can pay a third party (Fiverr or whatever) to do this, right? Because some of us do not have access to Craigslist because of geographical location so this could be handy...
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by markowe View Post

        I guess it depends how much work is involved in your $180 website? If it's 3 days work, then I guess doing this every day is not a viable prospect? If it's just quick cookie-cutter sites then you are in business
        This isn't anything to be worried about, because even if he had to outsource this work, he could find find scores of talented and skilled web designers from DP and this forum that will do amazing web design work for around $50 or so - the trick would be to find good and reliable workers to outsource this to, and this would free him up to focus on marketing and getting more clients, which would of course lead to making more money!

        Actually, I wanted to ask: you can pay a third party (Fiverr or whatever) to do this, right? Because some of us do not have access to Craigslist because of geographical location so this could be handy...
        Craigslist has fairly strict Geo-IP restrictions in place, and you'll have to outsource the work to someone else if you're going to target a foreign country (or fool around with proxies yourself, which can get time consuming and problematic, especially if you don't do this on a regular basis).
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          Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

          , he could find find scores of talented and skilled web designers from DP and this forum that will do amazing web design work for around $50 or so -
          Hey Paulie, if you don't mind telling me cuz i need a website designed, where can i find in this forum amazing web design for around $50 ?

          Thanks alot in advance for any help !

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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Originally Posted by derekad View Post

      why you didn't posted Ad on Craiglist yourself?
      is it hard( I nvert tried myself )?
      I was looking to post in US ads, and to do that you need to have US phone number to get your account verified - since I am in Malaysia....
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  • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
    Originally Posted by alyonafrendo View Post

    Great! well done... are you a graphic designer? Why don't you post some of your work for others to see here, perhaps you can pm me too?! I might be interested if your portfolio is good enough.
    Not really that good, I bet there are lot more warriors better than me. But my work was good enough to impress them!

    I did not actually create the logos, I download some free logo psd files and alter it with Photoshop. One of the link is here Free logos in psd format. It might be helpful to you too!
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  • Profile picture of the author desmond11
    Great share. Gives me some new ideas to tackle the offline market
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Well actually folks, you know..I got this little inspiration after reading 'The Science Of Getting Rich'. At one part the author (Wallace D.Wattles) said something about 'giving people more in use value than the cash value they give us'.

      It stuck me there that if at first I can get people to be amazed with I am offering, then it will be very easy for me to earn their trust. And that is how I came up with this concept.

      (PS: Its a good book you know, had opened my mind in so MANY ways, trust me. You can get it free, just ask our Google uncle)
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  • Congratulation to you Sathia. Great effort. Fiverr quite like a goldmine.

    But there is a question for you that I was doubted about Fiverr.
    Is there possible that can sell PLR stuff in 5 bucks ? Or else selling services like help a person to create Twitter account and help follow 5000 followers, is that OK with this kind of strategy ?

    I was information overloaded, and don't know how to monetize it , hope can give some answer and suggestion thanks ya !
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Originally Posted by Alan Chin The Sniper View Post

      Congratulation to you Sathia. Great effort. Fiverr quite like a goldmine.

      But there is a question for you that I was doubted about Fiverr.
      Is there possible that can sell PLR stuff in 5 bucks ? Or else selling services like help a person to create Twitter account and help follow 5000 followers, is that OK with this kind of strategy ?

      I was information overloaded, and don't know how to monetize it , hope can give some answer and suggestion thanks ya !
      No Alan, I did not use Fiverr to post ad on Craiglist. I paid a US guy that my fren had dealt with. Only now I know that we actually have warriors down here in the WF that offfer such service...shud try it next time.

      Bout selling PLR in Fiverr, yes personally I tried that and got like 2 sales in 2 weeks. You can try it too, but I won't recommend to make it as your main source of income. You must first look at the Top Selling gig and get some ideas, their product, their description, tag words n so on.

      Your service must be able to please your customers. Deal with them honestly, and help them all out. Just keep on building this positive energy, you will see some result!
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post

        No Alan, I did not use Fiverr to post ad on Craiglist. I paid a US guy that my fren had dealt with. Only now I know that we actually have warriors down here in the WF that offfer such service...shud try it next time.
        Just being curious here... how many CL ads did you pay for on this second attempt, and how much did you pay per ad posting?

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      • Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post

        No Alan, I did not use Fiverr to post ad on Craiglist. I paid a US guy that my fren had dealt with. Only now I know that we actually have warriors down here in the WF that offfer such service...shud try it next time.

        Bout selling PLR in Fiverr, yes personally I tried that and got like 2 sales in 2 weeks. You can try it too, but I won't recommend to make it as your main source of income. You must first look at the Top Selling gig and get some ideas, their product, their description, tag words n so on.

        Your service must be able to please your customers. Deal with them honestly, and help them all out. Just keep on building this positive energy, you will see some result!

        hmmm...so like if Twitter is popular then think about what can be different to monetize with Twitter huh ~ haha !
        That's very informative. Thank you.
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        • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
          Originally Posted by dark witness View Post

          great post, very inspiring. could you share a few tips on what you changed about the ad that got you the results after the first ad didn't? Would be great to hear your input.
          Sure, no prob. I changed the way I sounded in the ad.
          My 1st Ad was like "Hi Sir/Madam, we are offering free logo design, please kindly contact us bla bla"- very humble n gentle. Had a few responds but not that convincing.
          So my 2nd Ad was like " We are offering free logo design to first 5 people in regard of our business launch. Only legitimate business owners will be considered etc etc" - u know, try to sound more serious ...and it worked!

          Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

          Just being curious here... how many CL ads did you pay for on this second attempt, and how much did you pay per ad posting?

          Paul
          I placed 3 Ads, and he charged me $5.00 per Ad.

          Originally Posted by Alan Chin The Sniper View Post

          hmmm...so like if Twitter is popular then think about what can be different to monetize with Twitter huh ~ haha !
          That's very informative. Thank you.
          Maybe you can try to offer better service than the Most Popular Gig. But outweigh your hours 1st, if it took you 2 hours just to complete one gig (when you receive order), then I don't think it is worth $5, right?
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          • Profile picture of the author paulie888
            Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post




            I placed 3 Ads, and he charged me $5.00 per Ad.


            That's quite high, you shouldn't be paying much more than $1 per Ad. Try to shop around for better rates if you decide to do this again.
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            • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
              Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

              That's quite high, you shouldn't be paying much more than $1 per Ad. Try to shop around for better rates if you decide to do this again.
              I agree, $5 is too high for the ad and I suspect the person who placed it knows that.

              Having said that, I'd happily pay $15 for a $360 return, any day of the year
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  • Profile picture of the author webmaster1742
    Great! Thanks so much for sharing, U paid for the ad on Fiverr - $5 ?
    Brilliant idea..
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  • Profile picture of the author dark witness
    great post, very inspiring. could you share a few tips on what you changed about the ad that got you the results after the first ad didn't? Would be great to hear your input.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
    I like that scheme I'll have to try that myself. Show me an example of your work or portfolio
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  • Profile picture of the author chieme40
    woa that's amazing. I really gain some idea from what you have posted. I am thinking of ways i can improve my internet marketing. Atlast i have found the forum where i can find ideas and i can also contirbute as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author traderbenji
      I think thats fantastic thinking outside of the box. When you think and market outside the box you get great results. How can you scale that up even more tho?
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  • Profile picture of the author Murt@gh
    Well done - I like it, sounds like you are improving your ads there everytime you try it. Keep us updated abotu the next time you do it!
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  • Profile picture of the author highave1
    Wow! Awesome idea dude! It's very honest way to earn..
    Thanks for sharing with us. We'll try like this..
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    You invited targeted traffic towards you, Great work!
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Thanks guys, good to know my thread has given you some value. And sure, I will let you know if there is any new tip on this method. Yes I know $5 per Ad is too high, but since it was my 1st trial I just go with it. Will get it done cheaper next time!

      One story to share with you all, there was this one client who rejected my offer when I offer him to design website for $180. This guy has a very very plain looking website. I like the guy though, he sounded very honest and down to earth during the call. So you know what I did? I downloaded a free html template, added some nice graphics, headers, logo etc..and just give to him at NO CHARGE. He was really happy and surprised and insisted to pay me at least $100, but I denied. He kept on thanking me again and again. You may ask why I did that? Well, it just took me 45 minustes for his website, not much an issue to techie people like us, but I just feel happy knowing I had made someone's day.


      Dave,
      I can't do PM yet, my email add is gwings8 at gmail dot com. Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author MerlynSanchez
        That was very generous of you!

        You should stay in touch with him and see if he can refer other business owners to your offer; I'm sure he'd be more than willing to spread the word.

        Congrats on your success!

        Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post

        Thanks guys, good to know my thread has given you some value. And sure, I will let you know if there is any new tip on this method. Yes I know $5 per Ad is too high, but since it was my 1st trial I just go with it. Will get it done cheaper next time!

        One story to share with you all, there was this one client who rejected my offer when I offer him to design website for $180. This guy has a very very plain looking website. I like the guy though, he sounded very honest and down to earth during the call. So you know what I did? I downloaded a free html template, added some nice graphics, headers, logo etc..and just give to him at NO CHARGE. He was really happy and surprised and insisted to pay me at least $100, but I denied. He kept on thanking me again and again. You may ask why I did that? Well, it just took me 45 minustes for his website, not much an issue to techie people like us, but I just feel happy knowing I had made someone's day.


        Dave,
        I can't do PM yet, my email add is gwings8 at gmail dot com. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    I think this is a pretty good example of being an entrepeneur! Congratz on your success!

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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Great story and great result!...were it me, I'd immediately test 2 or 3 higher prices for the web design. You're way low, but let the market tell you where you need to be.

    I'll bet charging a tiny amount for the LOGO will produce a better client who will pay a higher web design price as well. ...but still, kudos for putting it all together!
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      Hi Sathia,

      very well done buddy!

      With Fiverr you can make money fast and i like your strategy of offering free stuff to build trust with clients,that's a great winning method!

      Congrats,you are very humble!

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      • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
        Thanks for all the comments. Little did I know that by posting in this thread I would get 5 web design orders from the warriors here!
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        • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
          I have posted on craigs list advertising logos in the service section
          & the computer biz section. in 3 locations on Craigs List every day
          so far not even a reply other than a Red flag. Can you PM me some suggestions. I will try some more posting and let you known the results
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          • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
            Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

            I have posted on craigs list advertising logos in the service section
            & the computer biz section. in 3 locations on Craigs List every day
            so far not even a reply other than a Red flag. Can you PM me some suggestions. I will try some more posting and let you known the results
            DWolfe,
            It must not necessarily be a logo, you can opt for other ways as well. Buzz me at gwings8 at gmail dot com. Unable to PM yet. Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    What section of Craigslist was it offered under ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ehanson
      I tried this out after I read your great post and I got a client about an hour after I posted the ad. I've gotten pretty good results with posting in the small biz section but test around for what works best for you.

      I'm thinking of charging them around $20- 40 for the logo if they like it. Then I know I'll be more likely to upsell them on web design.

      Offering your services for free is alright but I tend to try not to do that as a lot of people will expect other things you offer to be free also. Maybe that's just me though...
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  • Profile picture of the author VOnline
    Pretty good, then you can start to build a list like that too!
    Future customers, refer then to other stuff too!
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Originally Posted by MerlynSanchez View Post

      That was very generous of you!

      You should stay in touch with him and see if he can refer other business owners to your offer; I'm sure he'd be more than willing to spread the word.

      Congrats on your success!
      He did exactly what you said, his brother in law was looking for a web work, and we are discussing bout the price now.

      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      What section of Craigslist was it offered under ?
      Hi DWolfe, I posted in the 'free' section (under for sale). So far the response is good.

      Originally Posted by Ehanson View Post

      I tried this out after I read your great post and I got a client about an hour after I posted the ad. I've gotten pretty good results with posting in the small biz section but test around for what works best for you.

      I'm thinking of charging them around $20- 40 for the logo if they like it. Then I know I'll be more likely to upsell them on web design.

      Offering your services for free is alright but I tend to try not to do that as a lot of people will expect other things you offer to be free also. Maybe that's just me though...
      Wow, congrats dude. I can see your respond rate is better than mine! Try to call them if you can, will enhance your success rate.

      Originally Posted by VOnline View Post

      Pretty good, then you can start to build a list like that too!
      Future customers, refer then to other stuff too!
      Good idea fren, i completely forgot bout it..thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
        Originally Posted by Sathia Seelan View Post


        I posted in the 'free' section (under for sale). So far the response is good.
        Thank you
        I tried in one of the biz sections last night and was Flagged early in the day
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  • Profile picture of the author desp12
    simple methods are sometimes the best
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
    Good job !

    That is awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashcarter
    That's really great, congrats for that but let me ask you one thing did you really made that "cool Website Design" thingy for them? well, if you did then that's great.. thanks for this because it gave me some idea how to deal with some clients..
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Originally Posted by ashcarter View Post

      That's really great, congrats for that but let me ask you one thing did you really made that "cool Website Design" thingy for them? well, if you did then that's great.. thanks for this because it gave me some idea how to deal with some clients..
      Yes, I did for them myself - with the help of Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedMatrix
    This is excellent work. Look for cheaper ad placements on fiver. 5 ads for $5 is preferred.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    A part of your post is about making another offer or an upsell.

    This is a great way to make more money from the same customer.

    If you know what you are doing and how to do it, your income will soar.
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  • Profile picture of the author caseycase
    Sathia, great work man. You did all the things it takes to be successful -

    1. You got creative and offered something people want in a new way
    2. You tried again when it didn't work the 1st time
    3. You were willing to work
    4. You treated people with dignity and respect and were helpful

    Those things will always get you somewhere!
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    Pretty cool my friend
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffreyBenson
    That was bold of you and it worked out well. My only concern is that if you were to get larger responses, creating free logo for lots of people could be very time consuming. I agree with Bruce on this - You may want to charge a small fee for the logo to make for your initial effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author infear_takao87
    Great to hear... That really awesome story.

    Nice sharing mate. Thanks for the tips..
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  • What a great idea! We all just have to think a little outside the box.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Nice thats what sets you apart from everyone else taking action and going out there to get the money. Nicely done
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Nice tip, it's always great to use some social engineering skills and apply it online, a pity many people miss this angle
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Nash
    That's a great strategy indeed.

    Offer something for free -> Catch them -> Sell.



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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    This is such a good story.

    It is not only simplicity but a little inginuity that will make you money in the IM world.

    Congrats, heres cheers to more success coming your way.
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    • Profile picture of the author dpwilliams
      Hello Sathia,

      Many business owners need other services too. Since you are building such a personal relationship with your clients have you considered getting them to opt in to your list so you can sell them things like...

      A newsletter course...or set up a newsletter for them...charge to maintain it...and you could also get an affiliate commission for the account...

      I definitely would not let the relationship you have built with the customers be the end. They trust you and they like you and if you stay in touch you can have a real business going in no time.

      Do they need SEO services...? Most business do?

      Deb
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  • Profile picture of the author truly_gifted
    Your ad must have been lovely.

    I threw up a post offering "almost free" websites priced at $99, and two days later I still have no takers. Would have been nice, but oh well.

    I wanted to throw up an ad for writing services, but I'm thinking that it might not produce any results. Heck...it's just a post, so why not?
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  • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
    Well done, mate. You could create a business from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author simbot82
    congrats, good little story and has got me thinking
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Originally Posted by DomainSky View Post

      Unique or off a template?
      Most of it were unique, only on certain occassion I would use a template and do some touch up -whenever I'm on time constraint and the client start to enquire.


      Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

      I would also charge a small amount. I think it's incredible you didn't just get a bunch of freebie seekers.

      Thanks for the share though.
      I had some, but they were not much an issue. Producing a free logo would only take around 15 minutes, so I do not bother much.

      Originally Posted by dpwilliams View Post

      Hello Sathia,

      Many business owners need other services too. Since you are building such a personal relationship with your clients have you considered getting them to opt in to your list so you can sell them things like...

      A newsletter course...or set up a newsletter for them...charge to maintain it...and you could also get an affiliate commission for the account...

      I definitely would not let the relationship you have built with the customers be the end. They trust you and they like you and if you stay in touch you can have a real business going in no time.

      Do they need SEO services...? Most business do?

      Deb
      Thanks for the in-depth advise, I appreciate it. Yes, I have an idea to do some upsell with them later.

      Originally Posted by truly_gifted View Post

      Your ad must have been lovely.

      I threw up a post offering "almost free" websites priced at $99, and two days later I still have no takers. Would have been nice, but oh well.

      I wanted to throw up an ad for writing services, but I'm thinking that it might not produce any results. Heck...it's just a post, so why not?
      Try to make your Ad sound a little bit bold and professional and put some urgency too. Use lots of 'you' in the ad. And maybe you can tell them that those who are lucky to get the free offer will be entitled for a free consultation for their business - where you will comment on their need for a better SEO, or anything and close it as an upsell.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Nice pre sellin method. Congratz man. What a creative idea.
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    Sathia Seelan, your strategy is good!
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  • Profile picture of the author DJ DeMarco
    Its time to improve my English...lol without a good English, we can't follow this method. But I'm sure, this method is really potential. I think, a simple wordpress with a good themes and plugin can impressed a newbie, so $180 for wordpress installation is a good and easy money. Good job mate
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  • Profile picture of the author royljestr
    That's a great story!! So many people try to cheat the system, but you really did something cool by offering something of great value...then people feel kind of like they owe you something and since you already did good work they are ready to hire you!

    Keep it up!!
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    Congratulation, thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author phaproduction
    I tried this out, to my surprise I have 6 people wanting logos from me. Im having troubles with the upsell. I dont want to waste these 6 leads, does anyone have any tips on how to transition from FREE to PAID?

    Lol the last one that wanted a logo is a Budhism innitiative. Im not gonna battle with karma on this one and I will go ahead and give it completely for free lol
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by phaproduction View Post

      I tried this out, to my surprise I have 6 people wanting logos from me. Im having troubles with the upsell. I dont want to waste these 6 leads, does anyone have any tips on how to transition from FREE to PAID?

      Lol the last one that wanted a logo is a Budhism innitiative. Im not gonna battle with karma on this one and I will go ahead and give it completely for free lol
      Mmmm, ideally you wanna have the upsell in place BEFORE you land the leads But hey, it's all about taking action, as we keep hearing, so, erm, quick, think of something! What can you offer that they probably need?
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      • Profile picture of the author phaproduction
        Originally Posted by markowe View Post

        Mmmm, ideally you wanna have the upsell in place BEFORE you land the leads But hey, it's all about taking action, as we keep hearing, so, erm, quick, think of something! What can you offer that they probably need?
        Oh snap. Well, 3 need a website. I wanted to deliver what i promised and once they were satisfied, thought it would have been easier to upsell?!
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  • Profile picture of the author allenjohn
    Hi - I reckon you could run a $5 logo design as a WSO. Then use the same strategy to convert to larger orders... regards Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee Murray
    Even though it's a relatively basic concept, it just shows that the combination of one part ingenuity and one part action can be magical, indeed. Good for you, sir.
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by biskitdisher;387xx84

      I think internet marketing is awesome
      Terminate, terminate.
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  • Profile picture of the author KingOfMusic
    Congratulations! As all Warriors here would say, when you find something that makes you money, scale it up, outsource most of it so that you can get the 'less work and more rewards' thing. :p Oh and I have a Casio Edifice watch!
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  • Profile picture of the author BillyBacklinks
    great job buddy (even if prices are a little low ) ...offering something for free and then upselling works wonders
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  • Profile picture of the author RogerAderholdt
    Great Job.

    Action paying off once again.

    Take massive Action... get massive results.

    Keep up the good work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Originally Posted by phaproduction View Post

      Oh snap. Well, 3 need a website. I wanted to deliver what i promised and once they were satisfied, thought it would have been easier to upsell?!
      That's cool man!

      I have some suggestions.
      Always stick to your words, deliver them the logo as you promised in your Ad. This is very important! They will be in a very happy mode when they get to see their logo, so this is where you can close in for an upsell - which is why I will try to call and speak to them when delivering the logos.

      Ask for their website url, tell them you want to visit it to get some ideas before designing the logo. Look from there how you can improve their business. It could be SEO, header design, creating a contact form etc ect. Be creative.

      Or, try to look in Fiverr and see what you can dig out - perhaps a video, or distribute flyers for them?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Originally Posted by allenjohn View Post

      Hi - I reckon you could run a $5 logo design as a WSO. Then use the same strategy to convert to larger orders... regards Allen
      Now that is a creative idea! Thanks Allen!

      Originally Posted by Lee Murray View Post

      Even though it's a relatively basic concept, it just shows that the combination of one part ingenuity and one part action can be magical, indeed. Good for you, sir.
      Originally Posted by KingOfMusic View Post

      Congratulations! As all Warriors here would say, when you find something that makes you money, scale it up, outsource most of it so that you can get the 'less work and more rewards' thing. :p Oh and I have a Casio Edifice watch!
      Originally Posted by BillyBacklinks View Post

      great job buddy (even if prices are a little low ) ...offering something for free and then upselling works wonders
      Originally Posted by RogerAderholdt View Post

      Great Job.

      Action paying off once again.

      Take massive Action... get massive results.

      Keep up the good work.
      Lee, KingOfMusic, Billy, Roger, thanks for all your comments! Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jkhurramov
    Fiverr is fantastic place to make money, generate traffic etc.,
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  • Profile picture of the author terrencewan
    Hey Man, Job well done,
    you really think out of the Box!
    Congrats.
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