I have been an avid reader of the offline section for a very long time and implemented many tips and tricks to someone else's business up until now.
I was working for a friends company and last week things finally came to a halt and I parted ways. Its done and over with and I am excited to start on my own now! I don't know if its weird but I got goosebumps when I finally registered my own company lol.
I am basically going to start selling websites to small businesses and thats it. Thats the start. I am not overcomplicating this anymore then that cause I know I can sell websites and deliver consistently. Its something I was doing for my friends company so I am going to stick to what I know and know I can sell.
Things done so far to startup the biz:
1. Registered company.
2. Opened a biz bank account.
3. Signed up for Square Payments.
4. Got a website up and running - Websites | Made Easy (I know its not the best and the copy could be way better but I just want to start selling.)
5. Emails accounts all setup.
6. Got a scraper software to scarpe contacts from Yellow Pages.
7. Have scraped about 10,000 contacts and divided them into 10 excel files with each containing a 1000 contacts.
8. Each file will be used over 10 days, cold calling 100 businesses per day.
9. Outsourced web design using Odesk (have a guy who designs websites for me for $100 a pop).
10. Hosting account ready for unlimited domains.
11. Will be using Name Cheap as primary source to buy domains.
12. Setup a Cashboard account for invoicing.
I think a pretty much covered everything I have done thus far. Am I missing anything?
Im quite fired up and ready to start selling. I can't wait to get a check written out to MY company's name lol. Im hitting the phone tomorrow at 9:30AM.
-5k profit per month within the first 3 months of operating
[Something to chase after. I know I can smash that goal out of the park but hey its just a start and really when it comes to selling, sky is the limit.