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Hello everyone! Great forum here!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by whosnext00, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. whosnext00

    whosnext00 Newbie

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    Hello everyone, I stumbled on this forum when looking for ways to find my first real clients for my new web design business. The advice I found here was better and more "real world" than anywhere else... and I did a lot of research. Turns out that most people don't even follow the old, make a business plan, get a website, etc, etc, blah, blah. Most people seem to wing it until they find what works for them.

    My main purpose here is to share my experiences while gaining some new ones. I've been a web designer/developer since 2009 and this is my second attempt at starting a small agency. The first attempt followed the traditional route of starting a business and failed miserably with lots of wasted time. With that said, I'd love to hear your experiences when first starting out and how you got your first clients (cold calling, email, door to door, etc). I'm sure there's tons to learn from your experiences.

    People have always said that my work is great but that doesn't matter if I can't market myself in one way or another. Most of my attempts at marketing seem to be passive instead of direct and that's not good I'm aware. I'm just an introverted person so am thinking about using the Referrer gets 10% program, this way I don't have to actually do the marketing myself and don't have to hire a full time sales person.

    Anyway, it's great to be here and I look forward to returning often and maybe make some friends along the way :)
     
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