What to do in this case..

by Matthew Shane Roe 8 replies
So, I live in a small town. I have about 15 businesses in total, 5 of which have a website. The rest of them unfortunately, doesn't want one.

I can't seem to get any clients in my current town, and with a lack of transportation can't really go outside of town to meet with potential prospects.

So... What should I do to get clients I can build websites for? None of the people in my area (or surrounding areas for that matter - really small towns..) want a website or even understand the use of an online presence.

Can't wait to get some feedback, offline marketing is not one of my strong points unfortunately...

Thanks,

Matt.
#offline marketing #case
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  • Profile picture of the author Evan-M
    Originally Posted by Skid_Roe View Post

    So, I live in a small town. I have about 15 businesses in total, 5 of which have a website. The rest of them unfortunately, doesn't want one.

    I can't seem to get any clients in my current town, and with a lack of transportation can't really go outside of town to meet with potential prospects.

    So... What should I do to get clients I can build websites for? None of the people in my area (or surrounding areas for that matter - really small towns..) want a website or even understand the use of an online presence.

    Can't wait to get some feedback, offline marketing is not one of my strong points unfortunately...

    Thanks,

    Matt.

    I live in a Small Town Also, But I did 12 Websites So Far This Month. Most Of My Work Comes In From My Site, Some Agencies I Do Work For And Word Of Mouth.

    Try Bidding On Some Jobs To Build Up A Clientele. I Still Do Work For Clients I Met Through Vworker Back A Few Years Ago. One Of Which Has A New Site For Me To Work On Every Few Days
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    • Profile picture of the author GraphicDesign
      Why does it have to be for peoplein your town? If you build an online presence yourself, you wont have to bother with locals .
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    I was so focused on advertising and finding clients offline I forgot all about working that route.

    Thanks Guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
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    • Profile picture of the author Wechito
      Look for client online. You can still use offline advertisement, if you like it, by doing it outside your area.
      There are companies that will print and distribute your fliers whenever you want.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jake Obert
        I agree with users above when they say to look around online to bid for work, build your name reputation and presence online and if you do enjoy speaking to people personally then do some work over the phone as well.
        Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author aclacy
    Hi Matt, I do 100% of my marketing outside of my town, I use the phone and email to communicate.
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  • Thanks Guys!

    I think I may open up a Warrior For Hire thread. See what that can do for me.
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