I am ecstatic.
I think I might have my first ever offline client - without even trying!
My girlfriend has a friend who owns a cozy little restaurant that he opened about 1.5 months ago. The business is gathering steam and it's becoming quite popular, with more and more people going to have lunch/dinner everyday.
I guess she happened to mention to him that I "do stuff on the internet." (lol)
He inquired about whether I knew how to build websites because he wants a website for the restaurant. When my girl told me this, my eyes literally lit up!
I know how to build websites with Wordpress. So I immediately started thinking about all the "rave" that is offline marketing and how profitable it is to build websites and offer further services to offline businesses.
What I need Help With:
1. How much should I charge for creating a website?
2. I was thinking of upselling him on creating a mobile version of the website as well for an extra fee. Or would it be better to do a "combo" deal of regular website AND mobile site for $xxx.xx
3. I was thinking of charging him a monthly fee for hosting. Something like $10-$25. What do you all think of this?
4. Would services such as getting him listed in Google Places be considered valuable upsells as well? How about creating a Facebook page?
5. I would like to offer him as many services as possible and see which ones he likes. What are some of the most sought after services that you successful offliners offer to your clients?
To tell you the truth, I am a bit nervous about taking such a responsibility. However, I figure this opportunity just happened to knock on my door and it would be incredibly stupid of me to let it go by due to first time jitters. Plus, I have the wonderful WF to help me through any obstacles I might encounter... Riiiiiight?
I figure if I get him happy enough, I could use this to catapult my offline marketing career. I could visit many other businesses with the confidence of having a happy customer (testimonial) AND would have a website under my "portfolio" that I could show to potential clients.
Am I on the right track with this type of thinking? Am I making this much more complicated than it has to be? (I do have a knack for overthinking things)
Any other advice and suggestions, even tools that I could use would be most welcome.
Oh yeah, what would be a fitting theme for a restaurant? I'm looking for something that looks clean and professional.