I just wanted to share a little success story with you. This past week I was visiting my girlfriend in the town that she lives in which is about 2 hours away from where I live. I decided while I was there to try to get some work.
I sent an email to 75 real estate agents in town. It was a simple email that basically stated: My name is Scott, my business is web design, social media and mobile marketing. I'm getting in touch to request 15 minutes of your time to explain how I can help your business.
That was it. No big sales pitch, no huge promises, just a request to meet. Out of those 75 emails I got three meetings. One of those meetings had to cancel but I have a standing invite to meet with her next time I am in town. The other two meetings resulted in sales!
One gentleman wants a starter website and maintenance package so I made $599 plus monthly maintenance at $49/month which includes a set number of updates per month. The other guy wants a complete revamp of his website, a mobile website and wants me to manage his social media. The initial sale will be around $1500 and the monthly will be around $200.
So from a simple email, I ended up with $2100 plus $249 per month. The one guy that made up the biggest sale was unhappy with his current web guy and told me that he has basically been waiting for someone to get in touch with him and help him fix his problems.
The moral is that you never know who is out there just waiting for your services. If you get out there and prospect, you may find yourself making money quicker than you think.
Thanks for reading along.