Closed my first 2 real clients today!! $950 in the bank and $2k total work booked

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Hi gang,

just wanted to thank the warrior forum especially the offline section for giving me confidence and the knowledge to be able to take the steps to make a real business offline.

Anyway, today was a big day I deposited my first $949 of offline revenue into the bank.

The first $749 was from a client I got by posting ads on Craigslist...this ad specifically was for mobile website design. I landed the deal to do a full mobile website plus redesign his old school <table> based html site into an up to date wordpress site.

The whole job is $1498 and I sealed it last week but his bank check came in the mail today and made it legit. His project is big and I probably under-bid a little as there are some funky Google maps api scripts on his site that he wants to keep, so I will have to figure that out, but I am confident.

The second $200 check I picked up this afternoon was a deposit from a sub shop owner who needs a basic 5 page website that I sold him for $399. Should be easy and straight forward, but I know I also have him on an easy mobile site upsell for $199 once i finish the main site.

He will also want to integrate an online ordering sytem and possible SMS mobile coupons, so today I landed him for a $399 website + $29/mo hosting and maintenance but as 'Johnny D' always says "now im his web guy"! This could amount to some more upsells and residual very easily.

The sub shop guy was a lead my brother got me as he ate at this place last week and got to chatting with the owner, my bro being the salesman and networker that he is dropped my name. I called the owner that afternoon at 3pm when I knew he wouldn't be busy and booked the appointment for today.

On top of all that I have another lead to do a website for a youth basketball league from by boss at the Pool company I work for, which he says is a done deal.


This is a good first day and I have some work on my plate but tomorrow morning I'll be on the phone for 2 hours trying to book some SMS/ mobile site appointments keeping the pipeline full

Thanks again guys and gals, can't wait to build this business!
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  • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
    Congrats on the new clients. Curios though what type of ad did you place? Care to give a hint on what it read like?
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  • Profile picture of the author jrod014
    Cool, congratz! Good feeling huh!

    Just remember to build a quality relationship and you'll easily get your upsells.

    Also, butter them up with a small "thank you for your business" gift. Something small like a starbucks mug + giftcard. It goes a long way.

    Jerry
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    • Profile picture of the author JBroyer44
      thats a great idea Jerry, could also ask for a testimonial or referrals at that time too!

      As far as the ad it was a simple image ad with a little bulleted text. The headlines I tend to use consist of some big mobile stat to get their interest. If they are looking for regular web design and tehy see that it might peak their interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author tiffany10
    Congrats!! Very Inspiring
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  • Well done! Its always nice to hear success stories like these, its a great start so far, looking forward to hearing more good news in the near future,

    Melvin
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  • Profile picture of the author fpharaoh
    Congrats, man. Very inspiring to me. Keep it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author maylenedizon49
    The first $749 was from a client I got by posting ads on Craigslist...this ad specifically was for mobile website design. I landed the deal to do a full mobile website plus redesign his old school <table> based html site into an up to date wordpress site.
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    • Profile picture of the author StarkContrast
      Congratulations on taking action and getting those sales! Saw what I think was your ad. Looks great!
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  • Profile picture of the author danielkanuck
    That's some good money. Keep doing it bro. Try to make your time with a client minimal so that you can squeeze in new clients and make more money in your spare time.
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  • Profile picture of the author JBroyer44
    @daniel

    that's the plan, I am scheduling 2 hours a day to cold calling no matter what! My end game is to really be the mobile marketing guru in my area for SMS and mobile websites, so that will be the purpose of my cold calling....the avidmobile training helps out a lot with this.

    Regular web design will be as needed but it is what I have right now to get me started, jsut like client #1 started as a mobile design client but led to a full fledged redesign. I feel SMS and mobile will allow me to spend more time prospecting and building a client base as I will not have to spend a week designing for one client. I can build a mobile site on jquery mobile pretty fast, and setting up an SMS campaign takes a lot of thought but the set up is really only a couple days.
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