I invited my girlfriend to join me on the journey ahead. And over the last month these are some of the things we have done:
-Picked the name unTapped Rep (rep = reputation)
-Grabbed the domain unTapped REP
-Designed the website using WordPress.org Content Management Solution.
-Created a Facebook Page.
-Created a Twitter Page.
-Updated my Linkedin.
-Had my Girlfriend start a Linkedin.
-Posted in the Warriors for hire section.
-Started networking with fellow Warriors.
-Built an super Targeted Southern Oregon Cold call List.
My next step in this adventure is to build my portfolio. I want at a minimum of 10 amazing examples of our work on our site. It is really hard to sell web solutions without a good reputation or some kind of proof you can deliver quality work. To solve this problem I am going to take on 15 decent sized projects at the price of $99. This will barley cover overheads I have at my office and my team will almost be working for free. I am willing to do this because I know I can sell to local business owners here in Southern Oregon so long as I have a good portfolio.
I think this idea is cool because not only will this build our new portfolio but it will also create traffic, excitement, and social engagement on our social network efforts. My business is receiving so much more then the $99. At the end of the day we this will help our business with trust, a portfolio, new connections, and best of all it helps the Warrior Forum Community.
After this is all built and we have our first run of 15 $99 sites done I have no doubt in begin able to take over my local market here in Southern Oregon. I am going to do this by cold calling 100+ businesses per day if I can. I have a solid confidence in my ability to sell over phone.
Other ways I will secure sales:
- Make video reviews of local businesses sites and send to business owner.
- I am going to a guest presentation at local rotary clubs.
- I am going to offer my consulting services to members of the local chamber of commerce.
In a few days or so I will post how I did and if my action taking attitude will lead me to success or not. I just jumped off a freaken cliff and now I have to get some wings before I CRASH to the ground... How exciting.
This might sounds a little ridiculous but I see unTappedRep becoming the go-to Oregon internet Design/marketing firm in the next three months. I am going to lock myself in my office and work my ass off until I bring in results or starve to death. I know we can change the way things are done in this industry of clowns giving the rest of us bad names. There are too many wackjob designers or internet marketers out there who are anything but reliable and do not bring in any REAL results. I want to show business owners how to really leverage the internet to take your brand and turn it into a household name. That is the great thing about the web, you can be as big as you want. I want to be the all around solution.
What do you think? Anything I should do different?