Any easy way to pick up clients in your daily life...

by Neil M
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What's up everybody...

I just thought I'd share something that has worked for me ever since I started selling offline services...

No matter what I'm doing in my life I visit businesses everyday. Whether it's a massage, the dentist, an accountant...the list goes on. I've landed so many clients by just becoming a customer of their business first...for something I actually needed anyways.

Here is an example...

So I was in need of a massage since my neck was killing me. I went to Google maps and started looking up massage therapists in my area. I found one that seemed affordable but clearly had some problems with their maps listings.

I called and set up an appointment and went in. It happened to be also in a chiropractors office. When the whole "what do you do" question popped as it always does...I mentioned the IM thing and how I noticed some issues with her maps listing.

She was like oh man yeah I've been wanting to fix that for a while, can you help me? Of course. In the end I worked out a trade for three free massages for simply fixing her listings. It also lead to a referral for the chiropractors website.

In a nutshell, every encounter with a business is a chance to land clients and referrals...so take advantage!

What do you guys think? Anybody with similar experiences?
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  • Profile picture of the author SJJPFTW
    Agreed 100%. Every interaction is a opportunity.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Nearly every person I've dealt with who owns their own store or company, I've either bartered with, or they bought from me.

      It's easier to barter, because they aren't spending dollars that cost them dollars. And most of the time, I've only done it once with each vendor.

      I won't make it a condition of my buying, (I hate it when people want to pitch me so they act interested in my product)...but it happens as a natrural extension of the business relationship.

      This doesn't apply as much if we are dealing long distance. But locally? Lots of bartering. And a few straight out sales to boot.

      I glad this was brought up. It's a great way to start getting the dollars flowing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Solem
    Fantastic post! This works well for so many reasons, but especially because as a customer they can't help but know, like and trust you and the law of reciprocity help a lot too!

    Well done!

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    • Profile picture of the author Neil M
      Originally Posted by Steve Solem View Post

      Fantastic post! This works well for so many reasons, but especially because as a customer they can't help but know, like and trust you and the law of reciprocity help a lot too!

      Well done!

      Steve
      Yeah definitely Steve, it's just a whole different approach than "selling".
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    My first ever client was the guy building a fence at our place. My half was paid for by building him a website. I can vouch for what the OP is saying
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackBetty
    Can I ask you do you sale while picking up girls? We all know how we offer our services to the other professionals but no one ever talks about the opposite sex influence.
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil M
      Originally Posted by BlackBetty View Post

      Can I ask you do you sale while picking up girls? We all know how we offer our services to the other professionals but no one ever talks about the opposite sex influence.
      Can you please elaborate on what you mean?
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Sardi
    I learned about the power of bartering a long time ago when I was a door repair guy... I would go to bars around my house, look for broken doors, and offer to fix them for a bar tab!
    It was great! Not only did I get free booze, I also formed a relationship with the business owner that led to referrals!

    Fast forward a few years and the same principals apply to my offline business!
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  • Profile picture of the author eniggma
    This is awesome. I am just ramping up my online to offline thing so I can't wait to strike up conversations with biz owners in my area. Not too mention I have several friends that run their own businesses as well so guess who I hope will be my first clients.
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