Here's a sneaky back door way to sell them loads of stuff without them realizing you're selling them anything.
I gave this idea to someone a couple months ago...she's so loaded with business right now she can't keep up.
It's not a new idea. Hopefully it's one you reconsider.
Someone (we'll call Susan), had an idea she wanted to start doing. She asked me what I thought. I said it sounded like something that was doable...but it had to be tested.
Actually, at best I considered the idea a loser. Didn't want to tell her that though because anyone that's motivated enough can do just about anything with any idea.
I'm all for motivated people who have the energy to get out there and try something.
Here's the advice I gave her...I knew she'd not only realize her plan wasn't going to work, but I also knew 2 things would happen:
1. She'd learn a lot from talking to business owners
2. She'd get business
I told her to stop at a business, talk to the owner and explain she had an idea, but wanted to pick the brain of some business owners before she went all out implementing it. In other words, tell them she didn't want to waste a lot of time and money if the idea wasn't going to work.
Long story short, here's what happened.
First business she stopped at the guy wanted to talk for hours explaining why her idea wasn't going to work. She asked him what he thought would work. He told her...then said he couldn't find help...
Second place the woman said she liked the idea, but was really wanting someone that could do....
Third place, the guy said he'd consider something like that...but would only pay so much. Also he had just started another business and needed someone to help him.
Business owners are begging for help. They're turned off by every Tom, Dick and Harry trying to sell them something. They'll fall all over themselves to give free advice. Win...win.
Susan found a sneaky secret way to get business that keeps her very busy.
You can do it too.
Quit selling...start asking and giving, you'll start selling more.