Partner to get sales for web designers

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Just a quick random idea - nothing brand new, but might help some think outside the square:

Printers & graphic designers often see new businesses early on in the start up phase, before they've organised a website "and all that online stuff". Have you thought about teaming up with any local firms that may not offer web sites? They can basically upsell websites to clients already coming in. For the newbie (maybe like in a recent thread, is working and doesn't have a lot of time to actively sell, nor has a lot of money for paid advertising).....who just wants to get a start freelancing, this could be a profitable partnership. Zero cost, and only a few "sales" to make (the initial partnerships).

Don't forget to think about branding. i.e. define the partnership in terms of who gets branded etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Klemsy
    Originally Posted by Aussieguy View Post

    Just a quick random idea - nothing brand new, but might help some think outside the square:

    Printers & graphic designers often see new businesses early on in the start up phase, before they've organised a website "and all that online stuff". Have you thought about teaming up with any local firms that may not offer web sites? They can basically upsell websites to clients already coming in. For the newbie (maybe like in a recent thread, is working and doesn't have a lot of time to actively sell, nor has a lot of money for paid advertising).....who just wants to get a start freelancing, this could be a profitable partnership. Zero cost, and only a few "sales" to make (the initial partnerships).

    Don't forget to think about branding. i.e. define the partnership in terms of who gets branded etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Boisvert
    Originally Posted by Aussieguy View Post

    Just a quick random idea - nothing brand new, but might help some think outside the square:

    Printers & graphic designers often see new businesses early on in the start up phase, before they've organised a website "and all that online stuff". Have you thought about teaming up with any local firms that may not offer web sites? They can basically upsell websites to clients already coming in. For the newbie (maybe like in a recent thread, is working and doesn't have a lot of time to actively sell, nor has a lot of money for paid advertising).....who just wants to get a start freelancing, this could be a profitable partnership. Zero cost, and only a few "sales" to make (the initial partnerships).

    Don't forget to think about branding. i.e. define the partnership in terms of who gets branded etc.
    I have one I have been using for years. They do biz cards, fliers etc and we partnered up back in '10 and I actually get some great business from them, and vice versa. I send a lot of people his way as well.

    So "yes", this idea does work. I may have gotten lucky with this one particular company, but it works very well for me.

    ~keith
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    I am doing this also, and am very excited about getting it going. I will pay referral fees, so the businesses I am working are excited about making some extra cash.

    Funny thing is I started this about a month ago (talking to B2B businesses) and then watched a video by Jamie Garside and Peter Beattie. Jamie talked about this being one of his better sources of client work.

    Made sense, but was happy it confirmed what I was doing.

    Next am going to get a list of new businesses opening up in our area through local government.

    All kinds of ways to go.

    Thanks,

    John
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