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Best services to offer to locals

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by j3rki, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. j3rki

    j3rki Regular Member

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    Hi buddys,

    I want to know what works best for you.

    My special need is a longtermcontract. Cant work with 3-month contracts because its to short! It must be at least 12 months.

    My ideas are:

    - complete pack á la http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...08-step-step-how-make-recurring-2k-month.html for less money

    - videopage with just a video, phonenumber and email for reservation (restaurants) + seo

    - ???


    What do you offer and how much do you charge for such a long term contract?
     
  2. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    I think you need to focus on just trying to even make a sale to begin with. You haven't even started and your main worry is getting them on a 12 month contract, not a 3 month contract? Sounds like your whole plan is focused about you and filling your own pockets.

    Seriously, getting them on a 12 month contract is the least of your worries for now. You don't have any clients yet, and you're still undecided on the service you want to offer. In my honest opinion, you need to stop worrying about the 'little' things like worrying about if they're going to leave after a month or two, and just focus on doing something.

    In the end, if they feel like leaving after 1 or 2 months of your service - why shouldn't they be allowed to? Either they cannot afford it, or *more likely* your service isn't providing value for them. That's the only reason they would leave. They wouldn't leave if they were happy, right?

    I'm not saying contracts are bad, I am just saying it is bad to worry about them so early in the game. Get out there, get a couple of clients and then worry about things like that - because right now, you're worrying about things that you literally don't need to be worried about, because your business hasn't even started yet.

    Go out there and do something.

    Oh and also, you're going to need to change the mentality. You're doing this to make yourself money, yes - but you're doing it also to make your clients some money... You can't be in it purely to line your pockets, because that just won't work for the long term.
     
  3. OutsideGroove

    OutsideGroove Junior Member

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    If your stuck on the contract thing, just think how other companies do this. DirecTV, Verizon, etc. They give an incentive to sign a contract. So you don't want to give them too much cuz your not that big but maybe if they commit to 3 months you give em a free domain. If they commit to 6 months, give em 10% off the total cost. 12 months, give em a free month of hosting. Small things like that might entice them to sign on long term and ease your mind.

    One other thing, just make it clear that your month service fee is recurring and let them know they are free to leave at any time but you would appreciate it if they let you know before hand if there is a problem and you will work to fix it to keep them happy. More often then not a business will continue paying monthly til something really pisses em off. Its just easier for them to " set it and forget it" then to worry about jumping around to new hosts, services, etc.