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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by djharkin, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. djharkin

    djharkin Newbie

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    Well, im 15 and during the summer holidays i thought i would make a bit of cash as im interested in all things to do with business, and money ofcourse.

    So i have ghosted this forum for a while and looked at methods, but instead of thrying anything like clickbank, cpa etc. i decided to try an offline money making method that shows immediate results.

    So i decided that i will go around to all the businesses without a website and might need a website (obviously businesses like newsagents are inapropriate) and tell them i do web designing and offer them my services.

    Im going to charge £120 per site, i will explain to them that the norm price is around £350 and i have already had business cards made up to seem more professional.

    Before you say that it isnt worth it i will be making word press sites, so i wont be spending long making these sites and i will add the content from a form i will give to the owner to fill in.

    Any suggestions how i could make it better and what host to use, as i want a cheap host that has the thing where it installs wordpress for you as i cant seem to do it. Also the £120 includes one year hosting and two year domain registration.

    Thanks
     
  2. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

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    Hi

    First of all I like your moxy, I had a similar plan when I was your age. I will be honest it didn't go well (that was back in the mid-late 90's), but you only need a few clients and you've made quite a bit of money compared to having a 'real' job so its definately worth trying (as long as you are persistent).

    For registrar use namecheap, and then for host try Fanst.net they are really cheap and uk based.

    Set up a skype account and advertise your services on Gumtree, as well as doing direct sales attempts with face to face marketing.

    Make sure you have at least 2 or 3 dummy sites live to show you know what you are doing when you go to meet prospective clients.

    Hope that helps a bit.

    Tal
     
  3. djharkin

    djharkin Newbie

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    good tip about gumtree but how would i use skype.

    Also im planning to make a few sites for people i know irst to show clients examples and have my own site for web design.
     
  4. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

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    You use a Skype account so you don't have to spend a lot of money on calling internet based companies and instead of giving out your personal mobile number. Also if you have luck with people wanting websites via Gumtree (as opposed to just in your local area) you can talk Skype to Skype free and you will find a lot of people who are savvy enough to be on Gumtree are also savvy enough to use Skype. You will also find that people want to spend hours talking to you about their sites, what they want on them, plus their hopes and dreams etc.

    Though actually as your in the UK you could just as easily get another sim card for your phone.

    I find its best to keep your personal address / numbers seperate from your business ones.