I'm a beginning entrepreneur, and I'd love some input on an idea of mine.
I've always had a vested interest in Web Design, but I have yet to sharpen my abilities in a way of which would put me in a position to make a business out of it. Instead, I have spent the last few years of my life online brainstorming about one thing - OUTSOURCING!
I have been in touch with a team of 3-4 FULLY capable international web designers. They've created a couple of websites for myself personally so I know that they are reliable and that their quality of work is outstanding. This gave me an idea.
I was thinking about building my own team of designers - a network of sorts, and build myself up. I have an idea that involves cold calling with local businesses, and then to move up the ladder and begin garnering contacts province-wide (I'm Canadian!) and even internationally.
I know that this is something big to take on as an 18 year old, but I feel as though I can be successful as long as I stay focused and start small. I'm opening to approaching business ventures with both a sense of ambition yet a n assuring variety of realism.
TL;DR / SUMMARY -- I want to contact local businesses via telephone and seek clients for web design, and then outsource and pay other designers to do it at a lower price.
What I'm seeking from you guys:
- Has anybody done anything remotely like this (general cold calls, web design contact generating, etc). Did it work?
- Any tips on my script? How should I approach these local businesses?
- What genre of local business would be a good one for starters? (e.g. local boutiques, car dealerships, etc).
If any of you can give me some suggestions or answer the questions above it would be GREATLY appreciated. I'm new to warrior forum (although I've been reading posts via google searches for years) and any help would be amazing.
Thanks a ton!