He just didn't have the money, so he said... months went by, I would give him a call every now and then just to stick in his head, keep warming him up giving him a few tips along the way.
Well.... if you guys watch A&E, you're probably a fan just like me of their awful reality shows that somehow get you addicted to how they do it. Storage wars has me wanting to get dirty and buy storage lockers.... well... barter kings is a new show, that has me getting into bartering. The show gave me an idea... instead of trading things up to other things, why not just use my services as my bargaining and bartering tool!?
So.... I gave him a call, just to BS with him, really nice guy... I said, "Mike... So I've been watching a show, barter kings.." " I LOVE THAT SHOW MAN", he said... I told him, let's do something.. I was thinking I could get some old piece of equipment I could sell for 5-10k.... but no... He had an old corvette, that probably could have sold for about 12k...that was his first offer, and he told me he has 2 boats, and his dad just gave him a 100K boat, and has one sitting there but the value is around 50k. I told him, well, let's beef up your website, and set you up with hosting, maintenance, brand identity service, and some monthly marketing with SEO for a year, and call it even.
Now... I'm the proud owner of......
Now, I don't have any room for this... I have to store this at my parents house, and they don't even have room for this. I don't know whether to sell it or not, but my step dad took this out on a lake today and said it runs perfectly. Has a fridge inside, 33 ft in length, 11 feet wide..
Point of the story... a little bragging... but mostly to show you all to ALWAYS be thinking... some things can be better than just a cash deal! 5K proposal, initially gave me $0, and turned into $50,000 or a new boat for me lol.
Edit: Another moral of the story.... once you have someone interested, NEVER let them out of your funnel. Keep contacting until they say piss off... and then follow up again in 6 months!