After spending the better part of one month calling on restaurants
and pizza shops, and any eatery that isn't a hole-in-the-wall, I've come
to the conclusion that Mobile sites w/QR codes just doesn't cut it.
I've done it 2 ways: setting appointments via the phone, and walk-ins
pounding the pavement.
Either way, it's grating on the nerves. Why? Simply because there is a
very SMALL window to work with.
You've got about an hour or so in the morning, then you're SOL until
after 2, when things slow down and they'll give you some time.
Then the clock strikes 4 and you're basically done for the day.
Call or walk in then, and you're told to come back tomorrow, or whenever,
but around 2.
All in all I did about 65 in person, eyeball to eyeball demos.
Some already had websites, others did not.
Either way, most responses were 'Hey, pretty nice. You do nice work'.
And I do. Attached is a sample.
But when push came to shove: No deal. No sale. Not something they
want to part with their money for.
Don't call us, we'll call you. I did though, sell 2. That's T-W-O.
In a month. Geez. I just don't know where to spend all of that big time
cash I just made.
So now my brain is thisclose to giving up. But there's one small problem:
I'm not a quitter. But I am also not one to continue to have my self worth
and pride to be shown the door.
Then I started thinking that maybe this niche is just full of idiots and morons.
They're either too old to get it, or in most cases, too stupid to see the value.
In the beginning it seemed reasonable to think that this niche would be ideal
for mobile sites. Menus. Coupons. Tap-to-call. All right there for their customers
to easily use and order from.
But maybe I'm too naive. It does make sense. To me. But not them.
So now I'm thinking about others niches and getting the hell away from these
backward thinking, stuck in the past nitwits.
But who? And why?
Dentists? What's the benefit for them?
Contractors? Same question.
Retail shops? Again, same question.
Hair Salons? Ditto. Ditto.
For eateries and the like, I get it. Menus, coupons, specials.
For anyone else, I don't really know what the selling point is.
If I owned a hardware store, why would I want one?
So what's your story? Or is it just me? Or my area? Or the niche?
Any and all responses would be greatly appreciated.