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Journey to a great Agency!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by reggie777, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. reggie777

    reggie777 Registered Member

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    I've been doing a lot of trial and error with IM and BHW and the members here have been a huge help in my growth and knowledge of understanding (at least beginning to) of it all.

    I decided, after doing web design on a freelance basis for the past 5 years, that I would love to do this full time!

    My Short Term Goal:
    • Start up a Digital Marketing Agency locally, offering my website design, graphics & Videography services.
    • Achieve a monthly profit at least that of my current full time job ($3,500) but doing what I love, and being my own boss.
    • Find multiple sources for new customers and make those sources thrive, scale up.
    Long Term Goal:

    • Grow to the point of hiring local college students who are soon graduating in the digital marketing field. I really want to help young people fresh out of college and give them an awesome opportunity to grow while being paid a fair wage.
    • Income of at least $25,000/month as a business with a small Office & 4-6 full time employee.
    • Steady flow of new business, as well as upselling current clients.

    What I've done so far:
    • Contacted some previous clients about updating their website/social media accounts
    • Hired a VA to become active on blogs in my niche to answer questions and also link build(not in a scam my way lol)
      • Yes I know I said I want to pay workers a fair wage, and I've negotiated with my VA a raise at every milestone until his wages are comparable to a fair US worker.
    • Opened an S Corp as well as bank account, filed with IRS for the business.

    My thing is now to find a few sources where I can get clients locally to begin!
    I think if I can get 2 - 3 web design clients per month in the next 90 days, it'll definitely help me grow financially to be able to market the company and continue growing.

    Any suggestions are welcome! I'll update this thread once a week with progress on my current SALES & Income/Expense.


    Sales: 1
    Income: $1,000
    Expenses: $225
     
  2. W9go

    W9go Elite Member

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    good luck ... how you made already 1000$ ????
     
  3. reggie777

    reggie777 Registered Member

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    Thanks! I got the first sale by reaching out to a few previous clients that I created a website for when I was freelancing..
    I called them up, asking them how business is doing, and checking up to see if they had a chance to renew their domain and such. They were very happy that I took the time to call them to check up, and I used that as a hook to let them know it's been a few years and that an update/redesign is very important to keep them on the map.
    I called about 5 previous clients and got 1 sale.

    I plan on calling at least 5 more this week.
     
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    leeforbes Newbie

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    Trying to connect with Reggie777 to order Local Guide reviews from a fellow Florida user. Can you look me up and help connect with me Reggie? Lee Forbes
     
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    klauSEO Newbie

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    Hey OP!

    How is this journey going? Really curious to see how things turned up?
     
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    good luck :)