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Journey To Success by Starting My Own Web Business[Offline]

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by onestepfromhell, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. onestepfromhell

    onestepfromhell Newbie

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    First off, I want to say thank you for taking the time to read my journey and I hope that we both can learn/get something out of it. I joined the BHW community in july 2015 and this is my 2nd attempt to achieve greatness with the help and guidance that I have found on here.
    Until mid October 2015 I was jobless and I had no money to my name, but that changed thanks to @Serb888 with his suggestions and advice I was able to get a job at this local market putting up a website for them which resulted in me getting a 9-5 with them. You can read it here if you want.
    Ref : [ http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/795264-please-help-me.html ]

    From October till now I have been working with them,while taking care of my other journey here, I have not updated it for a bit simply because i was focusing on starting something on the side. Link to journey > http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/785245-second-attempt-minimum-100-day-cpa-adsense-clickbank.html ...

    Playing around creating website offline using Instant wordpress I have became more comfortable with creating websites,optimizing them and of course thanks to my other journey I have a better understanding of SEO and such....okay okay enough back story let's get to the point of this journey.So let's get it started fam I will be telling you guys what I am up to and how things are going with my journey trough various updates. I am not making any promises that I will be updating this on a daily basis but you better be damn sure I will update it at least twice a week.

    P.S : This is not a step by step or fully detailed journey so I will not be including everything I have done or plan on doing unlless it's neccessdary to make a point or to make sure I am understood. This not a FANCY Journey post( I just want to get to the point. Plain and as simple as possible)
    My goal
    To create websites for small/medium size businesses by creating a website for them and get them to sign up for my monthly packages that includes,SEO, online advertising(adwords,Fb,twitter,bing, and so on),web optimization,E-commerce,Logo design and keyword research.
    What I have ready AS of NOW


    • My business website is fully done and ready to be shown around
    • Branded Business cards
    • An Ebook that I plan on giving for free through my website and offline to customers and potential customers
    • flyers to put up around
    • A list of 150 businesses that I plan on cold walking,cold calling and mail my offers ( all 150 of them are business that I have either visited the last few months or seen their websites while passing by and wrote them down for investigation)
    • I have a referral system ready
    • A report template that I plan on sending to clients every month
    • A google voice number
    • Legal terms,Pricing per services and Bundle prices are all sets and ready to go ( The prices I have decided to start up with is an average of 10 other WEB services that I have personally call asking them " how much would they charge me to get a website setup as a small business ) I took their prices and came up with my own
    • I will be using Freshbooks for invoicing


    When I plan on going to my first potential customer
    March 2nd 2016. I decided to head down to a restaurant that I used to work at, that has an incomplete website running that is full of " To be Updated pages". I can definitely see myself landing this gig minutes after walking up there but I want to do it with a plan in mind that I will be working on this week.

    So bear with me guys while I get things running and cleaning up my documents, check for minor details or flaws in my planning and OF COURSE feel free to suggest,subscribe and follow my journey to being successful with the help of everything i have learned here on BHW!:cheerlead​
     
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  2. onestepfromhell

    onestepfromhell Newbie

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    Report # 1 : Today I fucked up.Plain and simple.
    Last night I wanted to make a test by emailing a small business that was on my list to see how'd it would go and to my surprise, she got back to my email and even called my number to ask me to message or call her so we could set up a small interview. I was excited to hear all that but here's the problem i grabbed my phone and I swear I could not make the phone call. I was getting nervous,I was sweating and all of a sudden I lost my confidence, She called me 3 more times to which I stared at the phone and could no go trough with it. So today I fucked up my first ever chance to get started.

    I am usually an easy going guy and very talkative but today's experience was a downer for me.
    :dong:

    BHW : I am now afraid that I will fail to land my next chance or even an another call from her. Those of you that has experienced something like that what helped you get over it? How did you handle your first potential customer?
     
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  3. antonbloom

    antonbloom Junior Member

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    You have to look within,find the source of fear and drown it! Be positive bro.
     
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  4. thamanz1

    thamanz1 Regular Member

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    Answering a phone is easy.. Cold calling is what gives me chills. At least you know she is somewhat interested.
     
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    Remember, they're calling you and you're the expert. "Hello this is "name", how can I help you?"
     
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  6. onestepfromhell

    onestepfromhell Newbie

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    UPDATE # 2 :

    So I decided to man up to call them back, I introduced myself with the mindset that @thefreshprince suggested and with the exact same opening. It all started to go smoothly once I started talking to the lady, and guess what? they want to see me monday @11 am. that gives me more than enough time to prepare myself and the mindset that this opportunity is mine.

    Stay tuned guys I will update you all soon with how it went. Thank you BHW family.
     
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    Congrats keep it up!