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$20 for posting in "Services For Sale" section? WTF!!??

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by muscleteen, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. muscleteen

    muscleteen Regular Member

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    Hey guys!


    This post is mainly for the people who are on the fence about investing $20 for kick-starting their freelancing business.

    Yeah, we all want to make big $$$ fast and all, but in the meantime, do something.. Start small.. Internet marketing has a pretty steep learning curve. While being on-field and testing things out (you DO test things out, right? and not just "learn" by reading..?), you can have a pretty decent side-income which can help you "survive" in the meantime and also provide you with startup funds for other ventures..

    YOU can start making money online within 7 days from now.. No, these 7 days are probably not going to be very easy, but after that, the snowball just keeps getting bigger without any major effort from your part..

    I'm speaking from personal experience. I have a service thread on BHW and I'm just sharing my "tactics" with you..

    Here is how I personally got started - This is easily worth more than the $47 products you might have *ahem* bought..


    Step 1: Create samples out of your skills.

    You're good at designing websites? Create 8 - 10 samples covering different themes. Good at writing? Write about 8 - 10 different topics. You get the drill.

    Trust me, as far as a SERVICE is concerned, your samples are your number one salespersons. This is what potential customers CRAVE to have a look at.


    Step 2: Put up a simple website talking about your service, showing your sample work, and allowing them to contact you.

    This is pretty self-explanatory. Free html and wordpress themes are available everywhere. Also, there are VERY good web designers here itself on BHW at very good prices who can put up a website for you (No, no, I'm not promoting my own service.. I don't even do webdesign!).


    Step 3: Create your service thread!

    At this point, what I did, was post a thread in the lounge, to test out layouts etc (You can't preview your post in services section). When it's ready, select all, copy, create thread in services section, paste, check the checkbox at the bottom (and read what's written there as well!).

    Actually, read the "How to sell your services" thread by HaRRo first.. Its the first thread in the section.


    Step 4: Offer review copies..

    Either free review copies to a limited number of reputed members, or VERY cheap review copies to a limited number of members.

    Why? Because your testimonials are the S.W.A.T. equivalent backups of your samples..


    I'm having more clients than I can handle, and I haven't even updated my thread since long. Many clients who like your work will hire you again and again, will take bulk orders from you..

    Besides the money, there's nothing which feels like the feeling you get when you receive feedback from your clients..

    Do something.. Make BHW better.. Make the world better..
     
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  2. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    im not sure what your hinting at here. if the 20 bucks is too expensive or not expensive enough. but IMO, i believe the fee should be a bit more. it would weed out some of the people that just want to pay and post.. but the admins do review the service first... so maybe 20 bucks is enough. idk.
     
  3. muscleteen

    muscleteen Regular Member

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    I'm saying that $20 might seem tight for some people who want to "get started with no investment", but is definitely a good investment (an investment where you WILL get much more than what you invested) if you're doing things right..
     
  4. moremoney

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    If people are too worried to spend $20 to sell their service they probably aren't in the right game.
     
  5. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    Yeah 20$ or quit BHW.. /disconnect ... !!!
     
  6. BigBuddy

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    Your title and the OP were totally different.
     
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  7. drcgifts

    drcgifts Newbie

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    The title threw me off a bit but I agree that $20.00 is a drop in the bucket for a service that brings daily traffic to your offer. If you're not willing to pay $20.00 you definitely don't have an offer that you believe in.