First let me say there is no magic bullet. I have struggled with the issue myself and I have a stuttering problem so talking to clients is hard for me....but I have noticed that most WSO's about obtaining clients all point to the "Warrior Forum" and the "Hire a Warrior" as an ideal way to get clients. Most WSO's I have bought have been summed up in this phase "Use The Warrior Forum to get clients."
Yet most people on this forum run around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to obtain clients. It's funny they fail to realize the best way to obtain clients for whatever they are selling can be had on this forum itself.
Secondly I think many people are trying to sell in a industry that is already saturated. SEO for example. For me I have found the best way to sell SEO is to partner with Web Design firms. This is how I get business for my SEO business. I find Website firms that need SEO people and offer to work with them as on a as needed basis. Sorry but cold calling is giving SEO a bad name.
If you run an SEO business and you are not working with website firms the best way to get clients to build you a decent website and get ranked in google for local cities such as "SEO Chicago." Get your site ranked in all of the major cities in America. Getting your site ranked locally is also relatively easy, if you can't do that you should not be in the SEO business. Also if you are selling SEO and you have no track record in SEO you really should not be selling SEO anyways. Get your own SEO site ranked first and then start selling SEO to other businesses.
So far I have covered three methods to get clients...let's review them.
- The Warrior Forum under the "Hire A Warrior Section"
- Work as an independent contractor for SEO firms.
- SEO your own website to get clients.
Craigslist is also a method to get clients. However consider your clients you get from Craigslist might be low quality clients.
Consider advertising your SEO service on Ebay. You know I have seen some really nice ads on Ebay for people selling their SEO services and they are selling their SEO services at market value an it looks like they are getting clients.
Notice with all of these methods clients are coming to you and you are not going them. I have found this to be the best way to get SEO clients. Warm clients are always best as well, why call or email a person who does not want your service to begin with?
Last point businesses owners are suspicious of SEO. SEO has a bad name already. Honesty it is not the best industry to be in. If you are not knee deep in it then get out of it and find something less that is less saturated and has more of a future.
If not take my tips....I think they might help you.