How I made $9,900 in less than 40 days by selling Web Design services?

oldestmonk

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This is my first time posting in BHW forum so will try to make it worthwhile for anyone reading.

So here's the story and how I did it. I love working on my ideas and hence keep on experimenting a lot with the help of my team. Few weeks back I was looking at a few different type of sales channels and came up with an idea (not sure if something similar is already in the market or not) to generate relevant leads for selling "Web Design Services" only.

So what did I exactly do?
I asked my developer to code me a tool where I can insert multiple keywords at once and it scrapes list of all the websites, the copyright text and of course the email address & phone number from the contact page. So once I insert any keyword, for example let's say "best web designer in japan", it'll scrape list of all the websites from google and provide with an excel with columns having below data:
  • Website URL
  • Copyright Text
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
This took us around 5 minutes/keyword and after that we applied a filter for the websites where the copyright was 2020 or older. We scraped data for around 50 keywords (in 5 different niches) and the location was used as USA.

How did we convert these leads?
Once we had scraped all these keywords, we had a total of around 600-700 websites that had copyright text as older than 2020. Now I asked my sales guy to start calling them one by one and sell them web design services. Here's what I found

  • Around 60% people said they were not interested, hung up or were already in touch with someone
  • Around 7-8% businesses were shutdown due to covid or any other reason
  • Around 25% people didn't even pickup our call
  • Out of the remaining 7-8% that showed us their interest, we shared a proposal with them and requested for a meeting.
Less than 25 people agreed to have a meeting with us. But finally these were our final results. We sold WordPress development to 6 clients and custom coded website to 3 clients. Final Stats:
  • Client 1: $450
  • Client 2: $1800 (Coded website - laravel)
  • Client 3: $600
  • Client 4: $550
  • Client 5: $750
  • Client 6: $2200 (Coded website - laravel)
  • Client 7: $750
  • Client 8: $2100 (Coded website - laravel)
  • Client 9: $700
What were the total expenses?
More or less it was the salary that I give to my team, but here's a breakdown for you
  • Developer: $100 (3 days time)
  • Filtering Team: $50 (1 day)
  • Sales/Calling: $25/day i.e. $375 (15 days) (He doesn't give his entire time to this)
Apart from this, Figma Web Designer, Frontend Developer and WordPress Developer were only aligned when a client was closed. If anyone of you is wondering how come such low expenses; one of the benefits of operating a remote business from India.

How much time did it take for us for this overall process?
  • Tool development (3 days with testing)
  • Filtering (1 day)
  • Calling with 50 leads / day average (15 days)
  • Followups on emails, sending proposal and meetings (20 days)
What advantages did we had prior to above process?
We are a 5 years old digital marketing company and have a decent portfolio to show to potential clients. It was easier for us to showcase our skills and experience

What other tools did we use?
Ahrefs: Filtering team did a basic check for what all websites had opted for SEO in the past (We'll be pitching them SEO services now)
Figma: Design UI/UX for the clients
Wordpress: Development of Websites
Laravel: Development of Coded websites

What's stopping you?
Before you ask yourself that question, let me just tell you something
  • I didn't code the tool
  • I didn't filter the leads
  • I didn't call the prospects
  • I didn't setup the meetings
  • I didn't develop/design the websites
Inserting a famous quote by Steve Jobs - "Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra."

I hope this thread gives you an idea and the motivation to close new clients and earn more $$$$$ that you have been always dreaming of.

PS: I hope I get a positive feedback on this thread, as I'm still a newbie here. Please let me know if I made any errors in the text above or you've any questions, will be happy to answer.
 
So out of the $635 average on the WordPress sites per site, how much did you do in profit per site after developer was paid?

Well done taking action.
Most of the wordpress sites were pretty basic and we used Divi Builder to build those websites. Our one developer took 10 days on average to complete a single wordpress website (5 pager). The total costing was $150 for the developer and around $50 for the graphics/icons we created by the design team. Sometimes copies and basic content was required as well, so I'll add $50 to it.

For any wordpress website, the maximum cost I had to spent was around $250

i doubt, you give the program away?
You doubt this post, me or the process? Lol

The tool was coded by us, why would I give it away. Also, no plans of selling the tool or services for it if that's what you're asking for. Probably in future, but not currently.

i doubt, you give the program away?
I'm sorry, did I misunderstand you? Are you asking if I'm offering this program/tool?
 
I see you've got the team & tools to scale things up, good luck with that, you may want to open a journey here and share that with us.
Thanks man! I'll try to share as much information as possible

That's awesome, i'm currently learning JAVA and Python so i can start doing something like this.
All the best mate! If you need any help, you can text me
 
Hey, I am good with programming skills and web development. What ways you ca suggest to quickly get some clients?
 
nice tip with copyright text. did you do this localy? so you got like 1% conversion rate for cold calling? gj man
 
Wow this is smart I don’t think of it

Copyright 2020 2019 2018

Means their website have not been updated for years and it’s time for re design ^^
Haha, it's alright man! I hope I motivated you by giving a direction to make more $$$$

Hey, I am good with programming skills and web development. What ways you ca suggest to quickly get some clients?
I'm no expert in this, but I'd definitely suggest you to code some basic tools (that ACTUALLY SOLVES A PROBLEM - EVEN THE SMALLEST PROBLEM) and then reach out to the right market probably on Reddit, Fiverr. I'm sure, with time you'll get there.

All the best at BHW
Thanks Sam!

nice tip with copyright text. did you do this localy? so you got like 1% conversion rate for cold calling? gj man
I didn't do this locally, though I've a US number and called prospects in USA. Local Number does help.

Thanx for sharing.
Sounds like a fable, to be honest.
I'm not sure why do you think it's too good be true. How about you try this once from your end and surprise both of us? It worked for me and I'm pretty sure it'll work for many.

Rest can't show you the invoices we generated for those clients lol
 
This is my first time posting in BHW forum so will try to make it worthwhile for anyone reading.

So here's the story and how I did it. I love working on my ideas and hence keep on experimenting a lot with the help of my team. Few weeks back I was looking at a few different type of sales channels and came up with an idea (not sure if something similar is already in the market or not) to generate relevant leads for selling "Web Design Services" only.

So what did I exactly do?
I asked my developer to code me a tool where I can insert multiple keywords at once and it scrapes list of all the websites, the copyright text and of course the email address & phone number from the contact page. So once I insert any keyword, for example let's say "best web designer in japan", it'll scrape list of all the websites from google and provide with an excel with columns having below data:
  • Website URL
  • Copyright Text
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
This took us around 5 minutes/keyword and after that we applied a filter for the websites where the copyright was 2020 or older. We scraped data for around 50 keywords (in 5 different niches) and the location was used as USA.

How did we convert these leads?
Once we had scraped all these keywords, we had a total of around 600-700 websites that had copyright text as older than 2020. Now I asked my sales guy to start calling them one by one and sell them web design services. Here's what I found

  • Around 60% people said they were not interested, hung up or were already in touch with someone
  • Around 7-8% businesses were shutdown due to covid or any other reason
  • Around 25% people didn't even pickup our call
  • Out of the remaining 7-8% that showed us their interest, we shared a proposal with them and requested for a meeting.
Less than 25 people agreed to have a meeting with us. But finally these were our final results. We sold WordPress development to 6 clients and custom coded website to 3 clients. Final Stats:
  • Client 1: $450
  • Client 2: $1800 (Coded website - laravel)
  • Client 3: $600
  • Client 4: $550
  • Client 5: $750
  • Client 6: $2200 (Coded website - laravel)
  • Client 7: $750
  • Client 8: $2100 (Coded website - laravel)
  • Client 9: $700
What were the total expenses?
More or less it was the salary that I give to my team, but here's a breakdown for you
  • Developer: $100 (3 days time)
  • Filtering Team: $50 (1 day)
  • Sales/Calling: $25/day i.e. $375 (15 days) (He doesn't give his entire time to this)
Apart from this, Figma Web Designer, Frontend Developer and WordPress Developer were only aligned when a client was closed. If anyone of you is wondering how come such low expenses; one of the benefits of operating a remote business from India.

How much time did it take for us for this overall process?
  • Tool development (3 days with testing)
  • Filtering (1 day)
  • Calling with 50 leads / day average (15 days)
  • Followups on emails, sending proposal and meetings (20 days)
What advantages did we had prior to above process?
We are a 5 years old digital marketing company and have a decent portfolio to show to potential clients. It was easier for us to showcase our skills and experience

What other tools did we use?
Ahrefs: Filtering team did a basic check for what all websites had opted for SEO in the past (We'll be pitching them SEO services now)
Figma: Design UI/UX for the clients
Wordpress: Development of Websites
Laravel: Development of Coded websites

What's stopping you?
Before you ask yourself that question, let me just tell you something
  • I didn't code the tool
  • I didn't filter the leads
  • I didn't call the prospects
  • I didn't setup the meetings
  • I didn't develop/design the websites
Inserting a famous quote by Steve Jobs - "Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra."

I hope this thread gives you an idea and the motivation to close new clients and earn more $$$$$ that you have been always dreaming of.

PS: I hope I get a positive feedback on this thread, as I'm still a newbie here. Please let me know if I made any errors in the text above or you've any questions, will be happy to answer.
When I get such attempts on mail for web design, I feel like reporting it to police.
 
It looks like a great plan! I just tested 'all rights reserved 2020', and it showed me many sites right in search.

If you got a little budget, you can hire 3 people, a technical/lead generator, a cold-caller - a deal closer, a website builder, put it on the wheels, and see money flow.
 
I'm more impressed by the low cold caller costs. Especially if he doesn't have a too "foreign" accent.
 
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