Just thought i'd chime in and tell you all that I have just sold my first website to a local small business, here's how I done it.
The first thing I done was look through the yellow pages online directory for local businesses in my area. What I was planning to do was to cold call all of the businesses with no website listed, however my youngest child wouldn't stop crying and moaning...
Calling was out of the question, I wouldn't be able to concerntrate and the business owner wouldn't be able to hear me. But just as I was going to put my laptop away I noticed a few businesses had mobile numbers listed for their business, so guess what I done?
Yep that's right I simply texted them saying:
I create websites for small businesses, I have created a demo site for your business. Call or text me back on this number if you'd like to see it.
I ended up sending out 20 of these messages to various companies all in the same line of business, and out of the 20 I received 2 messages back.
message 1) Really busy at the minute, will call later to discuss.
message 2) How much?
So I text the first guy back saying thanks for getting back and telling him he could call any time, and I text the 2nd back saying £199 plus £30 p/m hosting and maintenence.
I am able to charge so low because I have set up a basic html template which i can customize in an hour maybe hour and a half if I take my time.
The guy text me back saying he already has a domain and hosting but doesn't know how to build a site, so he is happy to pay the £199.
Basically all I need to do now is collect some details, and complete his site tonight.
I will show him the completed site on one of my domains and then when he has seen it and is happy with the design he is paying me via Paypal.
Who knows the other person might call later too, that'll be an easy £400 in one day for me.
I plan on blasting another list of mobiles later to see where it gets me. Will report back with details.
P.S. I am going to be calling tomorrow, child permitting that is lol. Any questions please feel free to ask.
P.P.S I'm off to finish my site.