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Forum: Offline Marketing 1st March 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,988
Posted By RyanLester
Re: 45 Clients Paying $79 Per Month...

Let's not get too specific over figures or the amount of clients. It's just a number.

I could have said...50 at $80 or 60 at $100 but whatever...

I dont have a membership site. But would love...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,988
Posted By RyanLester
45 Clients Paying $79 Per Month...

That's $3555 Per Month! That's All I Need!

I believe that the recurring income business model is incredible. With this I mean something like a membership site focusing on a particular niche...
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th February 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By RyanLester
Website Design - Build It, Find Prospects...(Then Sell It) - Not The Other Way Around

Hi all,

I design websites, that's it.

But - here is the problem - i find that the entire process (from start to finish) sometimes takes much longer than I would like it to:

- calling the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By RyanLester
Anyone in the website Re-Seller Hosting Business?

I've thougt about starting my own website Re-Seller Hosting Business and just wanted to know if anyone else here has had success with this business model?

If Yes -

How did you do it?

How...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th June 2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,097
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Ever hit rock bottom?

South Africa! My home. Where in SA were you Jamie? Did you visit Cape Town?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st May 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By RyanLester
Pete Rose makes $1 million per year signing autographs....

Pete Rose Works Full-Time Selling His Signature in Las Vegas - WSJ.com (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324682204578515252298012998.html?mod=WSJ_hps_MIDDLE_Video_Top?Mod=e2tw)
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th May 2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By RyanLester
Meeting Update: How Much Would This Cost? A book supplier needs an upgrade!

A client needs me to upgrade his website.

- Each book has to state Title/ISBN number/Description/
- When user clicks on "order now", he/she must be taken to an e-mail section to send me for that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By RyanLester
How to convert (MOVE) HTML site to Wordpress (Re-Design) without risking E-Mails (Hosting)

Anyone have an idea on how to do this?

My main aim is NOT to lose current e-mails.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Giving SEO/Digital Marketing Training: How would one go about doing this?

I dont think I agree with this. Here's why:

Digital marketing is a specialised and growing field where expertise are highly valued.

In a normal environment, you would charge something like...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By RyanLester
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By RyanLester
Giving SEO/Digital Marketing Training: How would one go about doing this?

First off, let me say thans to Jason Kanigan for his help on this previous thread. http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing-discussions/793046-meeting-founder-book-supply-co.html

Okay, so...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th May 2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Meeting with Founder of a Book Supply Co.

He mailed me and said that he is interested in improving their website and need possible training.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By RyanLester
Meeting with Founder of a Book Supply Co.

I was contacted by the founder and Managing Director of a small book supply company which has around 10-12 employees.

I was referred by another prospect (who I had NOT done work for).

I had a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Anyone selling Marketing Plans to business?

Art - thanks for your input.

I think what I meant to say was Strategic Digital Marketing Plan/Combined with offline.

Think about the many ways there are that business could use to attract...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By RyanLester
Anyone selling Marketing Plans to business?

I guess the title speaks for itself.

Ive been contemplating adding this to my service offerings.

It's probably something you can do without investing any cash.

Anyone doing/planning on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th May 2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Calling Doud, Spangler, Nameless and Kanigan and other brave warriors: A TOS Question...

It was very easy to do a mock-up to show the client. She was pretty impressed with what I had done (that's obviously besides the point) and knew that it was on the sub-domain which we would later...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th May 2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By RyanLester
Calling Doud, Spangler, Nameless and Kanigan and other brave warriors: A TOS Question...

Hi Guys

A quick Terms of Service question:

I recently completed a website for a client, however the website was built on a FREE platform in which a Major service provider of my country has...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th May 2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By RyanLester
Social Proof: Working for FREE?

Ive been doing website design for a few clients for now and that has been going okay but I want to move into Digital Marketing Consulting as a Digital Strategist helping businesses with (and without)...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By RyanLester
13 Slides that landed two first time founders $500 000 in 3 months

Just picked up this story from business insider.

Here...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By RyanLester
Why would a Real Estate firm need a website?

I recently used direct mail to approach a mid-sized Real Estate firm that also specializes in Auctioneering and Appraising.

I was offering website design and internet marketing services as this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,269
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Prospect Asked Me This & I Was "Baffled"...

I forget to add, He said he has a facebook page. I checked, it has 4 fans. Hooray!
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,269
Posted By RyanLester
Prospect Asked Me This & I Was "Baffled"...

"What do you know that I dont?"

Ive never had someone ask me this before.

I didnt know what to say so I just mumbled something "stupid".

I was selling website design/digital marketing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd May 2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By RyanLester
Besides Prospecting: How Many Times A Day Do Tell Others About Your Business/Service Offerings?

I use a lot of LinkedIn to connect and tell others about what I do.

In the last hour I have messaged around 36 people using LinkedIn. (it's late afternoon here and I was busy today).

Do you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,681
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Anyone selling website design with Linkedin?

When you belong to a group, you can send a message to your fellow group members without being connected.

I have 2 angles that I want to work from:

1) Contacting folks to partner with me (they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,681
Posted By RyanLester
Anyone selling website design with Linkedin?

Just wanted to know if anyone if selling website design using linkedin...

I think that Linkedin is a very powerful tool and when leveraged can be used to gain massive business.

I have 2...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Does anyone have a prescreening process to avoid wack jobs?

WHAT????

I cannot imagine waiting 60 days for the balance. Maybe it wouldbe a better idea to ask for payment 14 after and make the extention negotiable, so that the client feels he/she hasroom to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By RyanLester
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Wall Street Journal article: Online Rep Mngt...Wall Street Journal article: Online Rep Mngt...

Well said Aaron.

May I ask, how does one go about providing this type of service to the client? Not sure if I am asking the correct question.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By RyanLester
Wall Street Journal article: Online Rep Mngt...Wall Street Journal article: Online Rep Mngt...

Nice graphic too.

Here (http://on.wsj.com/12V4iKV) is the link.
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th April 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,475
Posted By RyanLester
Re: I Retired/Quit My $80k/Yr Job.....Offline FullTime Now!

Hahahahah!!!! This is down right hilarious!

You don't even have the guts to use your real name on the WF!

How legit are you?
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By RyanLester
Dream Template - Anyone seen this?!!! Looks like a great deal!

Hi

I am not an affiliate of dream template but I came across it and though it looked like a good deal.

Membership at $59 per year + the quality looks very good.

What do you think? visit...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Offline Ways to Promote A Website (and Spark Interest...)

I appreciate your honesty Eddie, keep up the great work.

In all honesty, I am not tired down to one idea right now and am actually playing around with a few options so it would be really silly of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By RyanLester
Offline Ways to Promote A Website (and Spark Interest...)

Okay, so I have a couple of ideas in the pipeline (unfortunately cannot reveal the niche) that I would like to experiment with.

What are the best ways to promote a website?

I'll start...

-...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Why I Nearly Gave Up, And How I Bounced Back

Scotty & payoman, can you point me/us to this thread please?
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By RyanLester
It's not about the design, it's about the leads...(Vent Thread)

How many times have you had a client be so pedantic about the design of a website without focusing on what business the website should bring?

This just erks me. Education is what we need.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By RyanLester
Website Prospect: "That's Expensive!"...WF Pls Advise: Can I Put This In My Proposal/Offer?

Ever had a prospect scoff at a reasonably priced website?

I thought about putting in a section called "What Do Websites Cost These Days?" and listing some competitor pricing (w/out competitor...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th April 2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By RyanLester
Dear Prospect: Please Make Up Your (Bleep) Mind...Dear Prospect: Please Make Up Your (Bleep) Mind...

So i've been dealing with a few prospects recently and the experience has been less than pleasant to say the least.

Dealing with a client who cannot seem to make up his/her mind is one of the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th April 2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By RyanLester
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th April 2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By RyanLester
Stop Writing Project Proposals!

Found an interesting article. Here is the link: Stop Writing Project Proposals | Smashing Magazine (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/02/17/stop-writing-project-proposals/)

(NOTE: I am not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By RyanLester
Where To Find a Website Design Pricing Table...

Hi

Anyone know where/how I am able to make/design a pricing table, one that looks reasonably good. It's the one you see on most website design tables.

Thanks
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th April 2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,081
Posted By RyanLester
The Most Daring/Dangerous Thing You Said In Order to Close a Deal

Sometime in order to win you have to say things that others wont in order to make the money that others cant.

What was it?

+

Did it work?

Would love to hear the replies.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By RyanLester
Re: The Prospect Said This About Hosting...

Here is the answer: Inherently, people do not like to commit to something indefinitely. It's a common thread in all spheres of life.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By RyanLester
Website Design - When Clients Want 80% Demos - Waste of Time?

What are your thoughts on clients who want demos that are almost fully complete?

At the end of the day, they say no thank you....

What are your thoughts?
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By RyanLester
Re: The Prospect Said This About Hosting...

What do you suggest in terms of prospecting? You are right - it was wasted time. I did a demo and all.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By RyanLester
Re: The Prospect Said This About Hosting...

$5 would not have impacted his decision.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By RyanLester
The Prospect Said This About Hosting...

Prospect: "I understand the $800 once-off (design) fee but I wont commit myself to $20 p/month (hosting) for the rest of my life".

Yes, i just got off the telephone with a prospect uttering these...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By RyanLester
Client Wants All-IN-One Unisex Salon, Internet Cafe and Cafe Website? Suggest a good theme, please.

My client is willing to pay top dollar for a "Wow" theme. Any suggestions?

Thanks
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By RyanLester
Elegant Themes: Pros + Cons + How customizable are those beautiful themes?

Good Day All

I am contemplating on which WP Theme Service I should join 1st and would to know how customizable the themes from Elegant Themes are.

Has any been a member or is still a member?...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd February 2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Selling Websites: Selling it when it's available for FREE!

I agree, this is not sustainable, but, in the short-term if I can make the cash and re-invest in a domain name and hosting then why not.

I am selling it for a bargain price, and doing this a few...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd February 2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Selling Websites: Selling it when it's available for FREE!

I think I could work fairly well when cash for investment (in domain name, hosting) is low.

I am in the process of selling one right now.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd February 2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By RyanLester
Selling Websites: Selling it when it's available for FREE!

Hey all

Just a wanted ya'lls opinion on selling free websites/blogs such as weebly, wordpress.com (the blogs).

If the website was ready-made and had all of the information need for a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th December 2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By RyanLester
Re: I like sayings and they sometimes help during the sale

The biblical version would be: "We see things not as they are, but as though they were”

Speaks of having faith.
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By RyanLester
Re: First call of the day, cha ching

Hi Joe, what are you selling?
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By RyanLester
Re: Is Direct Mail Copy Still Relevant in The Digital Age?

Warren Buffett said,

"Put all your eggs in very few baskets and then watch the those baskets".

"Over-diversification is only necessary if you dont know what you are doing"
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By RyanLester
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By RyanLester
Beauty Salon | Free Advertising + % of Business Gain

Hi all,

There is a salon up the road who is competing with two other salons within a 100m (?ft) radius. I am thinking of doing a free promotional campaign (pref offline ads - non digital) for the...
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