I really hate cold calling and tried it for a couple of days to find website customers... and I just don't seem to have the stomach for it, nor can I do the hard sale. I know how to build wordpress sites and know I could help business with setting up websites, mobile sites, email campaigns, setting up their social media accounts... and most importantly, I can consult and explain marketing in user friendly terms. I also was able to find a decent helper for website work on odesk.
The big problem for me is... how to I find clients offline and (and online as well) without cold calling, and with a small budget of $200.
If you all can help me with this, it would probably be life changing for me... I really don't want to go find another job I hate... and in this current job climate, I think employers will see right through me.
I don't mind calling leads that I've emailed or that have responded to ads... I'm very good with people one on one and did customer support in the past... I just clam up and can't be myself, or deal with the rejection of mass cold calling or in many cases cold visits to businesses... plus, I don't have the money to pay for gas to drive all over town just to prospect... I could make visits if I had made some sort of contact by phone or email and had a chance to earn some money...
I read a suggestion on this forum and in a WSO to create videos and then email businesses with bad websites or no mobile site... that sounds like something I could do... but I was wondering if anyone had any real success with that tactic, given that many businesses are getting hammered with emails and calls from marketers. My local population is around 400k people.