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Best method to approach businesses for Web design?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Figrole, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Figrole

    Figrole Regular Member

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    Hey guys,


    I'm from a somewhat disadvantaged area and many of the local businesses either have:
    A- HORRIFIC WEBSITES
    B- NO WEBSITE AT ALL.


    I have done a bit of freelance Web design in the past, but looking to expand to local businesses now and try lock them into a €70-90 contract a month for hosting, maintainence etc.


    What would be the most effective way to go about this?
    To cold call them directly and try set up a meeting? To just land into the premises and try speak to a manager? To offer audits on existing sites?


    Any advice from anyone that has experience in this topic would be greatly appreciated.


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  2. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Supreme Member

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    Just like any selling you need to first create a plan. Figure out what you are going to say to them first, then approach.

    If you can a "walk-in" may work, but the manger etc. may not be there. I would just cold call and ask to speak to someone in charge, if they say they are not in - arrange a time to call back.

    Also, I doubt anyone will pay a contract when they see adverts for "setting up their own website for free" type stuff from providers like Wix etc.
     
  3. MossB

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    Try and meet them in person if you can.
     
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    yourmotherishot Newbie

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    What if you invest a bit of time up front setting up a barebones website for each potential client?
     
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  6. tephreos

    tephreos Newbie

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    Call businesess with no website and tell them you're offering the service in the area, try to talk to whoever is in charge. Set up a meeting, time and date. It's what I've been doing and it works, because they WANT a website, they just have't gotten around to it yet, they probably have a lot of other things going on in their business, so you have to remind them not to let that aspect of their business overlooked.