How to find clients for web design

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Disclaimer: This method isn't originally mine, I saw it a long time ago on a diff forum and twisted it in a way to work for me

Okay here it goes.

Go to go0gle and type ''website under construction'' + city

This will give a good amount of sites that still need fixing - they usually have their phone numbers and email listed. I tend to email them as cold calling isn't my thing.
Sometimes, their emails might not be listed, but not to worry, these days many companies are catching the facebo0k fever.

Type the company name into go0gle or just go directly to facebo0k and search for them. An email is usually listed.
If not, move on to the next site as there are tons out there!

Write up a good convincing email (do NOT make it lengthy) something short but extremely descriptive - offer a discount or something

Use bold/red letters to stress on points you want them to notice.

Email as many as you can on a DAILY basis - dont email once and expect results. Keep at it until you succeed.

Hope this post was helpful, if you have any questions post them here and I'll try and answer them to the best of my knowledge.

Success to you all
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  • Profile picture of the author nonin
    many would say.. go to forums... bull****

    ask your friends for any leads and ask them to introduce you to those potential clients

    gl
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  • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
    That's a brilliant idea. I Googled and there are quite a few in my city. Could you please give me an idea of what you would say in the email? I have just summoned up the courage to start calling, would anyone please be able to give me any ideas on an opening for a phone prospecting script?

    Your advice as always is appreciated Warriors!
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  • Profile picture of the author ElijahBrewer
    That's a beast of an idea---any way to generate leads is good. Good Call.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandalwood
    I followed your directions and got this error message:

    "Internet Explorer has modified this page to help prevent cross-site scripting."

    Has anyone else experienced this result?

    Tom

    Originally Posted by moneywar View Post

    Disclaimer: This method isn't originally mine, I saw it a long time ago on a diff forum and twisted it in a way to work for me

    Okay here it goes.

    Go to go0gle and type ''website under construction'' + city

    This will give a good amount of sites that still need fixing - they usually have their phone numbers and email listed. I tend to email them as cold calling isn't my thing.
    Sometimes, their emails might not be listed, but not to worry, these days many companies are catching the facebo0k fever.

    Type the company name into go0gle or just go directly to facebo0k and search for them. An email is usually listed.
    If not, move on to the next site as there are tons out there!

    Write up a good convincing email (do NOT make it lengthy) something short but extremely descriptive - offer a discount or something

    Use bold/red letters to stress on points you want them to notice.

    Email as many as you can on a DAILY basis - dont email once and expect results. Keep at it until you succeed.

    Hope this post was helpful, if you have any questions post them here and I'll try and answer them to the best of my knowledge.

    Success to you all
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  • Profile picture of the author ravi13efw
    That's a reasonable method although I would maybe look at leaflets in you local area or what about local paper ads - advertise offline may give you a better chance than trying too hard online
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  • Profile picture of the author Aspiredesign
    There are many freelancing websites available through which we can approach clients by showing them past experience in designing like freelancer etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author bowmanjudd
    Nice way.This post will be definitely helpful for me.Thanks for sharing this Idea with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author bokidarkness
    Wow, this is cool. I already found 5 sites! I'm gonna try this method today!
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  • Profile picture of the author trevstar22
    Great Idea! what kind of results did you get. I client for every 10 emails or what? (I know mileage may vary)
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  • Profile picture of the author agonce
    interesting, I did a search for my city and found 3 sites under construction of the first 6 pages of (Page 6 of about 28,600,000 results) Will be giving them a call on thursday and see how responsive this type of leads are. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdesigner2979
    Really like your idea, however this can only be 'one' of the methods to create online clients. I will for sure give it try. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt121
    Interesting method. I'm going to try that today.
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    • Profile picture of the author cjseb
      Hi moneywar,

      I have pm'd you, kindly read it please.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author danielsteven
    you can always check their "whois" as well for an email... it's not always there but an option
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  • Profile picture of the author darnellsmith
    One of the ways I get new clients is to teach free classes on how to manage your own WordPress site and 50% of the people attending become my clients in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author chugtairizwan
    I think you need to join Freelance or Elance..
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  • Profile picture of the author emma22
    Great Idea! thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author anamikasingh
    Wow! I will try this method .Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author StarkContrast
      or you can narrow the search with a +@ since all email addresses have at signs, and if the @ sign is on the construction page, it'll show up in the search.

      There are probably other terms you can use as well. Think of the "construction" signs you see in buildings "pardon the dust" or "men at work" or something like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Iannotti
    The best way to get new leads would be to use an automated software that shows you businesses that do not have websites. of course, you could do this manually as well, except it would take a hell of alot more time.. and time IS money.
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    • Profile picture of the author mrcghill
      Originally Posted by Matthew Iannotti View Post

      The best way to get new leads would be to use an automated software that shows you businesses that do not have websites. of course, you could do this manually as well, except it would take a hell of alot more time.. and time IS money.
      What is the name of the particular that you are referring about? I could really use if to help me find leads for my business.
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      • Yes i checked,its really working and its good idea to find some new clients..

        Thanks very much..
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        • Profile picture of the author abdurrahman
          ya realy its greate idea.....
          thaks
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        • Profile picture of the author abdurrahman
          forums is the best way to find out the client
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    Cool idea I will try it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author je9265
    Matthew, can you recommend a software product that shows you the businesses that don't have websites?

    Jennifer
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  • Profile picture of the author mrcghill
    Thank you for this great idea. It is definitely a jewel
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil D
    Great Share! Another footprint to add to the collection...Thanks.

    # I just slapped together a quick app, to make this method a bit quicker for everyone. Here's the direct download link, if you want to save some time:


    under-construction- websites.exe


    To use it, just input your keyword (without "") and city. Choose a .txt file to save the results to...and that's it. You can also play around with different keywords/Cities too.

    You might need to tidy the text file up a bit in notepad or excel afterwards....but hey...it was a ten minute bot!

    HTH

    Neil D
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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    If it say's website is under construction than some one is already doing for him right, how do you understand that no is doing for him..

    And following this method how many you can done so far, if you can give the numbers than we can understand
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  • Profile picture of the author EN WEB DEV
    Wow ..... really a good post dude,just keep posting like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author azurews
    Funny, I did a search for my area and one that came up is one I was just contracted to work on.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayceeme2010
    Interesting method. Thanks for sharing this idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM nice guy
    Nice idea, although I don't really know about the viability of these leads

    I think you'll find that most of these people have someone doing their website already, hence it being under construction.
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    • Originally Posted by IM nice guy View Post

      Nice idea, although I don't really know about the viability of these leads

      I think you'll find that most of these people have someone doing their website already, hence it being under construction.
      You will not get any clients with an attitude like that, MR.!

      You've got to tell yourself: I was given a talent. A talent to help others with their design needs.

      There's a lot more of them than there is of us.
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