I NEVER thought I would get a chance to make this kind of thread. It only came with hard work, persistance, and passion to work for myself. I hope this post will motivate someone to take action because your first sale could be tomorrow if you do.
For those who are curious, this lead came from Craiglist which I had all but given up hope on. However, I kept pressing on writing and re-writing more ads for web design and this one stuck!
Closed the deal today for $2500 and we are already talking about another website to do.
What did the ad contain? Specifically, I identified a few points that most people looking for a web designer are concerned about: being ripped off, converting visitors to customers, and giving them control over their site when the project is finished.
So let me reiterate, as someone who was skceptical of being able to get quality leads from Craiglist, it can be done and really isn't as difficult as most people think.
Sorry for the disorganized rant. Still in shock a little bit.