It’s been a while since I posted something meaningful on the Warrior Forum as I’ve been extremely busy lately. Specifically, getting married, moving and adjusting to the married life. And it just dawned on me that I need to share a powerful strategy to make money offline – or at least save thousands of dollars for something you don’t have to pay for retail.
You see, on June 5th my wife Milbe and I got married here in Illinois. (see our picture below)……and the best news is we paid $400 for a wedding that would have cost around $12,000. How did I do this you ask? The answer is through bartering.
1) 5– 1 hour massages (for the groomsman, me and my father)
2) 5 - Wedding Day Hair Styles (for the bride and her favorite ladies)
3) Complete Rental Of A Mansion including 5 Romantic Suites for 2 Nights and 3 days
4) 5 Course Meal including Fillet Mignon, Shrimp and meat H’orderves as well as exotic deserts
served “butler style” for 35 people.
5) 10 Bottles of Champagne
What was cool about this deal was that I provided hosting, a new website (they provided the content), professional video with voice over, installation of Google Analytics, creating a Youtube Account and a 16 page marketing plan and review.
The best news is I outsourced the whole thing (except the marketing plan and review) for $400. Not bad for having a $10,000 wedding but it only costs you a measly $400 (and your time).
Hopefully, this encourages you to look at offline consulting career in a different light. And add a whole another tool you can use in your career as an offline marketing consultant. You don’t always have to get paid money…..you can get paid in "services provided".
You don’t need to get married to try bartering. You can use bartering with the following offline businesses:
8) Auto Dealerships
And the best news is… this is just the start of the companies that you can barter with.
Another reason I LOVE bartering is that it is a great client acquisition strategy. Think about it….the resort perceived they were getting a steal (they got to leverage their mansion which didn't cost them anything more - it was a slow weekend anyway so they gave us the entire mansion to ourselves)…and so did I by outsourcing the majority of the work (a true win-win).
It also allows you to develop a relationship with a “new client” not to mention…they can see your skill set in action which can provide a potential to provide services to them at a later point.
Success to you,