Thank you WF - my first offline client!

by maxp76
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Hello everybody,
I'm very happy because I'm going to sign my first offline work!
It's the web site ( and Facebook ) for a little restaurant.
The payment is not much high, but for me, this opportunity will be a leverage, because I will get proof for the other local companies.
In the last few months I've learned a lot of things from WF, and I've tried (and I'm doing ) a lot of techniques, speak with my friends, contact people through Facebook, done some ppc campaign.. and now I'm getting the jobs
At the moment, I've just two suggestions for beginners:
1) track everything you do (just a spreadsheet..)
2) go to your client with something ready to show
I'll keep you informed about this job!
Bye,
Massimo
#client #offline
  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    Great to hear your accomplishment Max! I was the same as well when I made my first sale online and pulled in my first prospect to join my team. Now it's pretty much like a routine. lol Keep up the energy man. See that you're excited. Keep working at it and wish you luck! Congratulations again!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    AWESOME MAX!!!

    Keep up the good work. Yeah this place will really help a person grow fast, we all have alot to be thankful for here including the man in the mirror.
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    • Way to go, Max!
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    Nice...Next!
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    Awesome Massimo. Keep us updated and keep kicking butt. I'm new at this as well, if that helps.
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      congrats man! the first is the hardest.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopGun38
    Very encouraging to see people take action and achieve results. Way to go maxp76!

    Now all you need is somebody to help you book appointments and you'll make bank consistently in no time.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxp76
    Hello everybody!
    Thank you for the good words
    I think that two things have help me to take a lot of actions:
    1) I've setup a deadline for the end of the year: If I will not able to reach some goals, I'll take another career..
    2) I've now a problem with my car, so I must find some quick money...
    Hope to help somebody with this thread
    Max
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    • Profile picture of the author owenian1
      Originally Posted by maxp76 View Post

      Hello everybody!
      Thank you for the good words
      I think that two things have help me to take a lot of actions:
      1) I've setup a deadline for the end of the year: If I will not able to reach some goals, I'll take another career..
      2) I've now a problem with my car, so I must find some quick money...
      Hope to help somebody with this thread
      Max

      maxp76 the end of the year approaches how are you doing with your offline adventures?

      I am looking for my first client and would love to hear that you are doing well.
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      • Profile picture of the author maxp76
        Originally Posted by owenian1 View Post

        maxp76 the end of the year approaches how are you doing with your offline adventures?
        I am looking for my first client and would love to hear that you are doing well.
        Hello Owenian,
        sorry, I forgot to answer your question
        This contact came from a person that live near me: I've try to sell him a website, without success, but he gave to me the tip to contact that restaurant.

        The other jobs come from my dentist and via a free report about Twitter, and the potential of social network!

        Hope to give you some ideas !
        M.
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  • Profile picture of the author skele
    Nice to hear inspirational news, Max! For sure your contribution will be helpfull for someone.

    You did what many people fail: just DO IT. Don't think and try to figure everything out, because tomorrow you will find something else to figure it out and this circle never end.

    So, the main point is just to go go go!
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    Massimo,

    Great work! Keep up it up..don't stop..hunt for more clients!

    Good luck,
    Ahmad
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    • Profile picture of the author dtaylor
      I love it!

      These are, without a doubt, the best kinds of posts.

      Congratulations on taking action and getting it going.

      DTaylor
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  • Profile picture of the author theprofitguru
    That is great to hear. To make money it takes finding something, sticking to it and action. Much continued success.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxp76
    Today I'll meet the owner to show my idea. When all will be up, I'll show to this community what I've done
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Way to go! Congratulations. Now maybe you can solicit other restaurants and show them what you have been able to do for your first client.

    I wish you great success in IM and have faith. You can reach your goals and you will make this your business. You are helping people. With your help, this restaurant owner will be able to increase his sales and grow his business. With that attitude, you can help many people achieve success and the journey will bring your great success too.
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    • Profile picture of the author creative producer
      Fantastic job, Massimo! Isn't great to get up in the morning knowing that you are going to get paid helping a hard working business person succeed? They are going to love you. Restaurant guys are great for spreading the positive word to everyone else. Thanks for sharing your story, too.

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  • Profile picture of the author linkmetro
    Congrat Massimo,

    You're in a nice area of Italy. Lot's of restaurants to do business with.

    Joe
    P.s. drove through P. when I go visit my sister in Gubbio.
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  • Profile picture of the author vero
    That is great Max!!!

    Good luck today and bring it home with you!!!

    Keep us posted
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    A little update.
    The site is now on development phase, my only sorrow is that the owner doesnt want to give anything to the newsletter/facebook leads... the strange thing is that he has just made a coupon..
    I said "Give away a piece of cake" he said "No, I dont want to give anything free..."
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    • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
      Originally Posted by maxp76 View Post

      A little update.
      The site is now on development phase, my only sorrow is that the owner doesnt want to give anything to the newsletter/facebook leads... the strange thing is that he has just made a coupon..
      I said "Give away a piece of cake" he said "No, I dont want to give anything free..."

      Any chance you can show him the benefit of giving away a piece of cake? Who doesn't like something for free or a discount? Groupon comes to mind - discounts and that company has skyrocketed.

      Since he made a coupon, how does he intend to use it?

      Sometimes business owners do not understand the value of upselling.

      Offering someone the opportunity to buy something for a discount could very well end up in the consumer spending more money than they originally intended.

      If your business owner is the type who likes to see statistics, perhaps you could put together a report that explains the reasons for offering discounts, freebies - up sell in an analytical style.

      Good luck, Max!
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    @linkmetro
    Wow! I didnt visit Gubbio, but it's located in one of the best area....
    I think your sister will be happy
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate Campbell
    Congrats!
    First client is "big step". You'll have easier with your next clients.
    Never give up.
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    • Profile picture of the author 48dayscoach
      Congrats MaxP!! I've been in advertising and marketing for 6+ years. I've always heard that restaurants can be tough to deal with. I wish you the best in that relationship.

      Make it a great day,
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason X
    Congrats Max! That is awesome, now you have th first client, the other one will be easier to get. Its always hard to get the first one, but once you get the first once something clicks in your brain and tells you "Hey, I can really do this"

    keep us posted on the site and the client!
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  • Profile picture of the author RentItNow
    That's fantastic, Max. Keep it up. Get a good portfolio and make sure to ask your new satisfied clients for referrals to others. It is a simple action that builds the business much faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author khaiyong
    Congrats Max! Thanks for sharing. I personally would recommend Ramit's Sethis work on getting clients and his earn1k program. You ought to check it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author maxp76
    Ehm .. sorry !
    I've forgot to put the website.
    Here's the link: Dai Spigoi - Ristorante Trattoria Pizzeria Bar a San Giorgio delle Pertiche (PD)
    It's a little Italian restaurant, but I've implemented some good things, e.g. a mobile version, and a fan page.
    Now I've prepared a flyer with qr code
    Massimo
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    Good Stuff. Keep taking action !!
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    congratulation.. awesome..
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    I looked through every page of your site....nice job! Congratulations on your first project!
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  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
    Great work Max. Goes to show - despite the global economic problems people can still make money by sticking to the basics.

    The fact that the offline consulting business requires very little start up money and no debt to get started makes it ideal for countries like Italy where there is a credit crunch problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author maxp76
      Originally Posted by theemperor View Post

      Great work Max. Goes to show - despite the global economic problems people can still make money by sticking to the basics.

      The fact that the offline consulting business requires very little start up money and no debt to get started makes it ideal for countries like Italy where there is a credit crunch problem.
      Yes, that's right.
      The 'problem' is 'only' that people want a lot of services for few money and the bureaucracy ... a lot of taxes and piece of paper you've to fill !!

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