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Best niche to target for selling web design?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Ysrayl, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Ysrayl

    Ysrayl Registered Member

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    Hey, guys. I was just wondering what you all think would be the best niche to target for selling web design.

    I'm basically going to just buy a few domain names and install niche specific Wordpress themes that are mobile-ready and make them look legit. Afterwards I will cold walk-in to businesses and tell them I created the site for someone who backed out at the last minute and I'm offering the site to them at a huge discount ($100-$250).

    any suggestions? I was thinking the medical/dental niche and maybe attorneys or restaurants. I look forward to receiving your input.

    ysrayl
     
  2. GuinnessMan

    GuinnessMan Junior Member

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    That is a really interesting twist. I wouldn't waste high paying niches like the medical field if you're just getting started. They will really shell out money if you can prove you know what you're doing. Better to get them when you're charging $1000+. I'd say, start with smaller fish like mom and pop restaurants who have no website and need to at least get their menu up. Hair salons aren't so bad and are easy sites to set up. I'm sure there are other simple ones.

    Keep in mind that's just how my area(s) worked out over time. Might be different for yours.
     
  3. Pollux0R

    Pollux0R Registered Member

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    Agree with guinness, but what if someone already did the hard work of contacting and prospecting clients for you? Then you'd be able to skip the marketing process.
    ;) *hint* *hint* ↓
     
  4. Ysrayl

    Ysrayl Registered Member

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    I actually am charging $1000+ for seo. How do you suggest I approach prospective clients in the medical niches?

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  5. GuinnessMan

    GuinnessMan Junior Member

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    SEO is a different ballpark. It's really easy to approach medical niches if you can get past or convince their Office Manager. 2 things I've learned dealing with the medical niche.

    1. Doctors are as bad a businessmen as they are good at being doctors.
    2. They usually task their office manager or some other employee to handle the initial interaction.

    Best way I've found is to offer them lunch. That's how drug and medical supply companies do it.

    I think there is another thread that just came up in the Offline section here that talks about someone doing something similar with other niches. Check it out.
     
  6. maxrezn

    maxrezn Newbie

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    For an easy beginning...call electricians, plumbers, and gutter cleaning guys. They will pick up the phone themselves without a Gatekeeper most of the time.
     
  7. imperial444

    imperial444 Elite Member

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    Web diz is good for photo artists, make up artists. People that need to have a portfolio at the web and show it to the clients in the most delicious way possible
     
  8. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Registered Member

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    Target web design obviously. Stupid question?
     
  9. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    I concur to go to the lower end of the spectrum, to one man or family businesses to get a deal, and charge more like $200-$300 to make or revamp a site. If they already tried to get a site started but it's still 'under construction,' all the easier and better.
     
  10. tony88

    tony88 Newbie

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    Some ideas to find clients online?
     
  11. infoasian

    infoasian Supreme Member

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    I would go with local governments. They throw around with money.