Got My First Offline Client ! Woop Woop!

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OK,

So about a week ago i decided i have to quit my job.

I have my own online project which im currently working on during after business hours, and im working a full time job baby sitting a bunch of morons. It leaves me stressed out and un-energized after work. This is basically sapping my energy for my own website which im trying to get off the ground.

I decided that seeing as i know a fair bit about online marketing (ive been doing it as an amateur for almost 6 years now, and ive gotten a couple of my own sites to the top of google search results with little effort) I should quit my job and supplement my income with an online consulting/traffic/seo business.

This way i can focus my best efforts on my own business and also have the consulting as a back up for myself and possibly even use it as another cashflow channel.

I didnt think it would happen this quick (The Universe works in mysterious ways) . But i litterally had a client fall into my lap within my first week. I realized that a very close friend of mine has just started his own online ecommerce business and he needs traffic.

He knows and trusts me and has basically said "Go for it!". He has opened the door to me and said i can try just about anything i want and i will be compensated based on my results, which suites us both perfectly.

Before i started i wanted to consult the best people on the net and get some tips from the worlds best online marketers, The Warrior Forum Warriors!

Im wanting to only offer backlinking/seo services + some general consulting. Im not a designer and im not a programmer.

Ive planned on using a good backlinking paid service along with asking him to setup a blog on his site so that i can begin adding articles for the search engines, and then also setup social media accounts for him, get those cranking and adding lots of friends while making his blog content go viral.


What can you guys suggest ?
#client #offline #woop
  • Profile picture of the author Droopy Dawg
    You don't have to be good at any of those... but you do need to KNOW the right people.

    If you are good at acquiring clients I'm sure you can find people here on the WF to help with the actual "work", which will leave you more time to acquire clients.

    You can take a look at the Warrior For Hire section and look at the reviews. I offer "the gauntlet"... site design... SEO (on and offpage)... content creation/distribution... everything.

    PM me if interested.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sullygromo
      Hey Congrats:

      I would suggest finding a competent, fair priced designer/programmer here on the forum, and you can offer that service as well...
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  • Profile picture of the author Brenden Clerget
    Yeah, that's a good idea andrei. Do what you think they would want if you were in their shoes. Make sure to make it as simple as possible so that it's UNDERSTOOD rather than just read. If he understands, you'll be a lot more likely to have him going out and telling everybody about your great work.

    Good luck buddy and CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST CLIENT!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    YAYYYY I love hearing "first client" stories! Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author redcell1
    Congrats to the first client.

    Another thing I would recommend is what software are they using for their ecommerce site ?

    Look into magento,bigcartel or lemonstand.

    Also Conversion testing is huge. <-- You need this because at the end of the day I would rather have 5 paying customers then 100 visitiors and only 2 buyers.
    Look into conversion case studies,etc ecommerce.
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    Just here to see the shenanigans.

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  • Profile picture of the author walterj79
    Great job!
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
    FIRST THING YOU NEED TO DO NOW IS.....

    Talk to more business owners....when you are hot...YOUR HOT. Nothing is better when you close a deal....and ride the momentum of success and confidence.

    Go gettem Tiger...congrats again.

    Success,

    Chris Negro
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  • Profile picture of the author Vanessa Reece
    So pleased for you!!! It was meant to be. Agree with with Chris! Ride the wave!
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    • Profile picture of the author BrashImpact
      Congrats...The first one is the toughest...Now just
      work your Hiney off and get results.

      Regards,
      Robert
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
    Originally Posted by Andrei Rotariu View Post

    i can try just about anything i want and i will be compensated based on my results, which suites us both perfectly.
    These deals always sound great when you're starting out and it is a good way to get some experience working with a client.

    Be aware of a few major issues though:

    # Someone who hasn't paid you upfront will often put less value on your services because they haven't had to go through the process of establishing that value by choosing to write you a check.

    # People who haven't paid you upfront can be more difficult to work with because they're not committed to making your project work.

    # On pay per performance only deals it can be amazingly difficult to get paid.


    Having said all that it can be a great way to get started and get some experience.

    My basic suggestion on strategies would be to use the skills you already have and you're comfortable with and apply them to the business.

    What you've outlined sounds like a good start.

    Kindest regards,
    Andrew Cavanagh
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    • Profile picture of the author goindeep
      Originally Posted by AndrewCavanagh View Post

      These deals always sound great when you're starting out and it is a good way to get some experience working with a client.

      Be aware of a few major issues though:

      # Someone who hasn't paid you upfront will often put less value on your services because they haven't had to go through the process of establishing that value by choosing to write you a check.

      # People who haven't paid you upfront can be more difficult to work with because they're not committed to making your project work.

      # On pay per performance only deals it can be amazingly difficult to get paid.


      Having said all that it can be a great way to get started and get some experience.

      My basic suggestion on strategies would be to use the skills you already have and you're comfortable with and apply them to the business.

      What you've outlined sounds like a good start.

      Kindest regards,
      Andrew Cavanagh
      Thanks, ive already started for this client. He has actually offered to pay for any tool, software or resource i use my strategy is to actually use his site and himself as a top testimonial. The actual deal i struck with him is a very good one. His site looks great, converts well, he just needs traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author topcaller
        Way to go Andrei, Congratulations!

        I would like to suggest that you quantify a little more specifically with your client what you will be providing and how much you will be compensated for providing it, or you may end up doing alot of work and not getting paid.
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        • Profile picture of the author goindeep
          Originally Posted by Nick Zopp View Post

          Way to go Andrei, Congratulations!

          I would like to suggest that you quantify a little more specifically with your client what you will be providing and how much you will be compensated for providing it, or you may end up doing alot of work and not getting paid.
          Yeah thanks.

          But i honestly wouldnt mind even if im not paid. Its all part of my strategy, and the plan is working perfectly until now

          In Australia we call it a "Love Job", tradies generally doa job for free or for a loss and then get constant work out of it. Word of mouth + testimonial.
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  • Profile picture of the author florincms
    congrat for your client. I remember that I was very excieted in this moment
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