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Give your Haidresser a free website !!!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by SweetChuck, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    A little share for you all that I just discovered. I was getting my haircut last week and like most hairdressers she's a real chatterbox. We ended up on the subject of local downturn in retail and how traditional advertising is failing. My IM instincts kicked in right away and, as I like the owner "she's a cool chick" I said I'd build her a website from scratch for nothing if you tell your clients and friends, also can I leave some business cards . Of course I'm going to sign her up through hostgator aff links and such and I'm just setting up a basic retail wordpress site for her. I'm half way through the site now " I've only spent around 1 hour " and already she has told all of her clients and facebook friends what's going on and how good of a job I'm doing and so far I have 5 small business owners signed up and ready for content and around 8 curious, 2 are large resturant owners not happy paying $50 a month hosting :eek:

    I'm not going to do these for free of course, but pretty cheap I'm charging $95 for a bare bones basic setup and hoping to get the 21 signups a month at hostgator to get the $125 per signup. I've been careful to tell her not to say she got her's for free, but I'm building it as an example site for client portfolios.

    Maybe I should go to a different hairdresser every month and offer the same deal, cheap leads I say. I'm so surprized how effective it is, however I'm already seeing the problems in dealing with people and the interest is a bit unexpected !

    I also need a legit business name , where do you guys find the inspiration for this ?? I need this for business cards , I havn't even left cards yet it's all word of mouth.

    Anyway give it a go if you have a chatty hairdresser and don't mind a bit of work.
    Cheers

    I'll post the finished site up in a day or 2 when she gets around to sending me all the content (another PITA with this method)
     
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    throughthelens Newbie

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    good job for letting your instinct kick in;) i did exactly the same thing just over a year ago, offered a local hairdressers a free website, i said just give me £50 for hosting. I now get my hair cut for free whenever i like and i have been going out with the owners daughter for the same amount of time so more benefits for me!

    as for a business name, if its just local your going to be targeting you might want to include your areas name.

    dont forget to offer a mobile site for extra ££, and one thing i found is 3 months down the line i got a call off one of the referrals 'wheres my site on google'...another £££ in your pocket i ranked number 1 for their keywords after only 2 weeks, the competition for local hairdressers on google is nothing.

    good luck
     
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    notyourmatey Power Member

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    its simple but very good idea:D
     
  4. drac313

    drac313 Junior Member

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    Choose an animal, a mythical figure, etc

    Add webmanagement to the end of it.

    ie

    raptorwebmanagement.com
    gatorwebmanagement.com

    they usually sound cool, find a nice name....and then pay someone on fiverr to make a logo or do it yourself by accenting and altering a cartoonish pic of the animal.

    good luck
     
  5. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    Thats not bad ! but not for me. Thinking something simpler
     
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    Brilliant example of verbal marketing! ;)

    Instead of signing her up with host gator, make her pay YOU £10 a month.. or even £20..

    Then make the deal more professional, design the website free, then UPSELL tons of crap! ;)

    Good inspiration!
     
  7. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    Definatly going to upsell SEO etc later. May get a hosting reseller account after I see how well I can manage this :)
     
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    :) sounds good. This is what I did a couple of years ago, it's AWESOME cash and people are ALWAYS impressed. quick easy money.