Don't give up -- a little inspiration!

by jr1228
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When I first started with offline consulting, I contacted some businesses to barter services. One was a massage therapist. She was cordial, but hesitant, and even disappeared on me for an entire month as she was trying to decide if she wanted to barter. (Yes, I know I should have given up but I was desperate at that point.)

She finally called me and said she wanted to do it, and we were about to start when I got a voicemail the next day saying she had decided not to do it because her web hosting company offered all of the services I offered, so she wouldn't need me. (I have no clue what they told her, but she obviously was desperate to blow me off.)

I was really upset, but I moved on. A few weeks later, I found another massage therapist to barter with. She was totally on board from day one.

Fast forward a year... she now enjoys two to five new clients a week thanks to me. The original massage therapist is no where to be found on the search engines. She even told me when we first met that she was struggling with her client base, so I know she really could have used those two to five new clients a week. It's her loss that she wasn't willing to take a chance on me!

Any time someone tells you no, just move on. It's hard to convince business owners the value of SEO sometimes, but those who "get it" will be rewarded greatly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    7 - 10% of the market, who are early adopters just "get it."

    Sounds like your chasing the early adopters. Not a bad strategy, getting in front of only those people who are willing to listen to you.

    You would think that by now most people would understand the idea of SEO, but I guess not.
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  • Profile picture of the author HypeText
    Originally Posted by jr1228 View Post

    When I first started with offline consulting, I contacted some businesses to barter services. One was a massage therapist. She was cordial, but hesitant, and even disappeared on me for an entire month as she was trying to decide if she wanted to barter. (Yes, I know I should have given up but I was desperate at that point.)

    She finally called me and said she wanted to do it, and we were about to start when I got a voicemail the next day saying she had decided not to do it because her web hosting company offered all of the services I offered, so she wouldn't need me. (I have no clue what they told her, but she obviously was desperate to blow me off.)

    I was really upset, but I moved on. A few weeks later, I found another massage therapist to barter with. She was totally on board from day one.

    Fast forward a year... she now enjoys two to five new clients a week thanks to me. The original massage therapist is no where to be found on the search engines. She even told me when we first met that she was struggling with her client base, so I know she really could have used those two to five new clients a week. It's her loss that she wasn't willing to take a chance on me!

    Any time someone tells you no, just move on. It's hard to convince business owners the value of SEO sometimes, but those who "get it" will be rewarded greatly.
    In Sales, one of the most important words to burn into your mind is...

    NEXT!
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    There's a saying in sales.
    Some will, some won't. so what? Next!
    Not everyone will be a customer, no matter what you're selling. Go for the ones who will be and don't waste the time on the ones that don't want to buy.
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    • Profile picture of the author HypeText
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      There's a saying in sales.
      Some will, some won't. so what? Next!
      Not everyone will be a customer, no matter what you're selling. Go for the ones who will be and don't waste the time on the ones that don't want to buy.
      Funny...I posted "NEXT!" two minutes before you did...

      Guess that just makes it doubly true!
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Yep. Great minds think alike
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  • Profile picture of the author webworm
    Great talks always motivate others so everybody are requested to share there's experience as it is a social work.
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