This idea just struck me a moments ago and I though I'd share it with you to get your feedback before I put it to execution:
I am a web designer and my goal is to persuade local bsuiness to have websites.
Here is my idea:
1 - I will cold call a small business owner and tell him that I can increase his turnover by at least 20% during the next six months.. FREE of charge! (I think most people will answer yes to this)
2 - Next, I will make him a professionally designed website and take care of the basic SEO stuffs to make the site rank in the first page of google search (at this stage, I am the owner of the website).
3 -Once they see the slightest an increase in their customers base and their earning coming from the website (even if it is less than 5%), I think they will more than willing to discuss how much is it worth to keep the website running after the six month period.
yes, it requires a heavy investment from my part at the beginning and I will be very careful in selecting the business that I want to work with.
have any one of you tried this before? do you have any comment /feedback on this strategy?