Offline Clients-Where are you finding them these days?

by Charlotte Jay 20 replies
I'm jumping back into offline clients, but it's been many moons since I've done so. Where are you guys finding leads these days? Craigslist has turned into an utter cesspool. Yuck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
    Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

    I'm jumping back into offline clients, but it's been many moons since I've done so. Where are you guys finding leads these days? Craigslist has turned into an utter cesspool. Yuck.
    Offline prospects are everywhere. What do you consider to be a lead?
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    • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
      I'm specifically looking for clients who are in need of a website update and content. Yellow pages isn't too helpful and is time consuming. I've considered postcard marketing but I wonder if it's just too "spammy"? IDK.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

        I'm specifically looking for clients who are in need of a website update and content. IDK.
        use a crawler that pinpoints older sites particularly ones still out there that are not optimized for mobile. We are doing that in another niche.
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        • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          use a crawler that pinpoints older sites particularly ones still out there that are not optimized for mobile. We are doing that in another niche.
          Oh nice. I've never used a crawler before. Forgive my ignorance. Is it a piece of software?
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          • Profile picture of the author Square Vision
            Hi Charlotte , merry Christmas to you and every WF member . We have been in marketing for around 10 years . And would be extremely happy in serving your purpose . We have tailor made product special ly for offline marketing and gaining customers locally . But Don't easily trust anyone in this buisness , not even to our team . Instead you can visit our site have a complete free tutorial about the product and than you can decide. http://goo.gl/d5YYPg
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          • Profile picture of the author tritrain
            Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

            Oh nice. I've never used a crawler before. Forgive my ignorance. Is it a piece of software?
            Scrapebox is one piece of software. It has a bit of a learning curve at first, but it is excellent. There are Youtube channels dedicated to it. I'm not familiar with any other scraper.

            I suggest that you sign up as a content creator on freelance sites or sites specifically geared toward creating content. Finding clients is a big challenge. I feel your pain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    There's an Offline subforum right here...your question will get a better response in there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

      There's an Offline subforum right here...your question will get a better response in there.
      Thank you, I forgot we had one lol
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    I use Linkedin Sales Navigator to get leads, then call to convert the leads to action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Do you specialize in writing for a particular niche? If so, you can do some old-fashioned low tech searching such as, "Realtors Amelia island" or "dentists wherever" and see what comes up.

    Then contact them with your offer.

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  • Profile picture of the author martinus
    Networking.

    Join various clubs.

    For example in my town there a business alliance breakfast you pay monthly fee and there are lot of companies owners from small to big, you get reputation there and then do the conversion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Brindamour
    Charlotte,

    If you are looking for offline clients, why are you looking online?

    Are you looking to drive online traffic to your "brick & mortar" shop? If so you can find them all over the place. Any social media site, Google Adwords, BING...etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author mrskl
    Creating shareable content is literally every website content goal but so few try to have their well written and well thought out content published offline for readers to enjoy.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashmonk
    I sell money...basically I help businesses get money for whatever. Reaching out to them for that purpose only is a waste of my resources...so I have to have a lead product that I give free via a custom program I implemented ...and I get leads all the time now. What do I do? Create a offline funnel with free pdf for coming to a workshop ...then I just keep emailing them with marketing tips and I always let them know on the backed ...if you need money I am the go to person. PM me for my secret tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonTheFreeman
    Contact local business owners in your area or extend your radius by several miles and contact business establishments in that radius.

    or go to networking events or any other similar type of events.
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  • Profile picture of the author danieltaylor
    There are other classified sites
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  • Profile picture of the author animal44
    1. Collect all the advertising that drops through your postbox. Check the websites and see if they need work.

    2. Check out the businesses you already buy from. You already have a relationship, so starting a conversation is easy.

    3. Go through PPC ads for given search terms. Check out their sites and landing pages. IMHO there is a goldmine here for someone with even a basic knowledge of PPC ads, especially the local businesses who are displaying ads nationwide or landing on their home page. (and as a web designer, you create specific landing pages for their Ads)

    4. Use Google. Search on "'powered by' niche location". This will give you the freebie wix, vistaprint, google sites and such like. IMHO, many of these won't want to pay... so educate them...
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  • Profile picture of the author won69
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    if you find ofline client you just need this method and earn 500 dollars in 30 mints check and must try this
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  • Hi,

    I want also offline client.
    Skype me: md.nazrul.islam22
    Email: nazrulislammatubber@gmail.com

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author jlwilliams
    As much as it sucks, don't overlook good old fashioned door knocking. Aflac has a small army (not so small army) of people walking into businesses and asking. They get a ton of "no" but they find enough "yes" to make it worth while.
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  • Profile picture of the author helisell
    He He.....shhh...you probably won't believe this but...he he......

    they actually put their business name and details on big
    boards right above where the business is.

    It's true. Then when I walk in....they haven't figured out how I found them he he (snigger)

    The thing is, I've been doing this for years and they (and my competitors) still haven't figured it out.

    I don't mind though...it's good exercise...plus I get to have very meaningful and immediate discussions about the problems I can help them with.....

    OK so 50% of the time I don't get any business but someone told me that was quite a good conversion rate compared with using email and other 'online' ways I think they called it.

    I'm sure there are better ways to do it........I just haven't found one yet......except for maybe calling them on the phone which is not as good a conversion rate but I do get to talk to more of them.

    I'm sorry for suggesting such a crude and inefficient method....but it could work for you when all else fails.

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
      Thank you! I got a good giggle out of your suggestion. My town doesn't have a walkable business district, so I'd have to try the next big city to do this. Do you find you gave "gatekeeper" issues on phone calls?
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      • Profile picture of the author helisell
        Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

        Thank you! I got a good giggle out of your suggestion. My town doesn't have a walkable business district, so I'd have to try the next big city to do this. Do you find you gave "gatekeeper" issues on phone calls?
        Not at all.

        Go buy a book called smart calling.

        Solves any gatekeeper issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author IPLease
    I feel that the postcards may be a spammy technique used and not really all that beneficial. Do you have offline clients already that perhaps you can start a network with?
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