I have been using WF for many months now reading everything to help promote my website business. I realized that the best way to get money would be to approach businesses that I find that don't have websites, and try to sell them on the idea. The problem I am facing is convincing business owners that they need my services. Let me backdrop with saying that I am in desperate need. I am so broke I can't buy another WSO. My debit card is -35.00, my paypal account is owing 150 on the paypal 300 max credit, and my student loans from graduating college, whoo hoo, are going to need payment back starting November 11, boo hoo. I live at home, and so I work, or try to anyway. I spend about 20 hours a week trying to make this work.(with the rest of my time looking for a job job, because I need something. I can't sell my body parts so please don't suggest that) I have fine tuned a really good template in wordpress for barber shops in my area. I will provide the template with 4 pages(Home, About Us, Services, and Contact Us) with a mobile site(1 home page with information, click to call, google maps, and visit main site link) A custom Logo, that I do myself and not go to Fiverr or some other imitation site.(I never trust Fiverr because if the logo proves fraudulent ever, then my customer...well doesn't deserve that. I am WhiteHat to a fault, which is both good and annoying.)
So what I have done is make an awesome flyer with the template, the mobile template, and everything I will do for them for just $300. I think the price is more than far with the value they receive. (If they need me to purchase the site and host it I can do that for just $30 a month, but it has never gone far enough for me to tell them that) I am just looking to make some money since I need it really bad,(Verizon bill is due, Man Verizon is expensive, but I still have their unlimited internet plan, I can't let that go) and can't even make something. I walk in to the Barbershops, which took me a long time as I don't like confrontation at all. And even though I was terrified I asked, "Do y'all(We live in the South) have a website?" I already suspected they didn't because I looked it up on Google, but best to make sure. When they say no, I then say well I make websites for Barber shops, I give them my flyer, there eyes pop, but they are always working on someone's hair. Not a single one of them had an empty chair so they put it down and say they will call me or email me, and not a single one does. Help me warriors please. I am not looking for easy money, as I put in hard work. I have Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Carolina focused in IT and web design, and have years of IT related experience as I went back to school rather than just completing it from high school.(I graduated high school in '04, so I am still pretty young, but still) I just don't know what else to do. I still want to sell my service as I know I am good at it, as a landscaper knows they are good at landscaping, but I am not good at sales. It's not like some Warriors believe that you just walk into the business and you walk out with a sale, easy as pie. I did not have that experience at all. I don't know what to do.