So I just spent 45 minutes righting out the longest post only to have it log me out and me lose all of it But shit happens so I'm just retypeing it. I remembered the important parts so it really didn't take long. And besides, it gives me a chance to give you a more concise version. Brevity is key after all. -Introduce myself Fuck it, I'm not rewriting this part again. Summary: I was in college and realized I can't pay for this. So I started doing sales to make money, and told myself I can go back when I can afford to pay out of pocket. I had no discipline so I only barely made it. Now I'm A SMB Sales and Marketing Consultant. And I'm about to get real serious. This is my plan to dominate my bank account. My methods Why I'm doing this -Fucking money First and foremost I'm doing this for the money. Having more money will allow me to take care of my family, finish my studies, make larger investments in the future, and most importantly of all, flex during my high school reunion B) -Case Studies to build my business and credibility on On the other hand. These first few "real successes" will be something I can put on my website to showcase my skill. Allowing me to grab larger opportunities in the future. It also allows me to look at my old work objectively so that I can continue to improve and not make the same rookie mistakes repeatedly. -How I plan to get Clients The way I get clients now is simple. I email them, tell them what I can do for them, then set up a call to iron out the details. This method has never not worked for me. I'm not saying that I get every client that I'm after. But, I do get enough of them to support myself. Now I just have to step my game up on this aspect of business. I also send reminder emails after 2-3 days if they don't reply. As far as how to right a good email the major points are, keep it concise, and focus on the benefits that they can get. Tell them what they want to hear, enough for them to get interested, and enough for them to email you back. It's really that simple. -The Clients I have now and my plan for them (Commission%/$Average) -Urban Clothing (12.5%/$5) Goal: 20 sales/week by Sep 1st / 100 Sales/week by Dec 31st. This is my main client as of now. He has dope designs just bad SM metrics, website traffic, and sales consistency. But when people buy, they buy alot with the average sales value being $40, about the price of 1 sweater (most popular item). The goal for him is to get traffic to the site. Primarily through Facebook, and later, Instagram shoutouts. He has already run one successful (ROI 1:5) facebook campaign. So I just looked at the data from that and his sales data. Then improved upon it by matching the data. -High Fashion Purses (15%/$16.5) Goal $2750/Month by Sep 1st / $5500/Month by Dec 31st We're starting from 0 here. She's made no web sales, only sales in real life. The great news is, she's made a ton of sales in real life, and has captured the emails of many of those customers. She also has a great following on Facebook and Instagram (5-6% AppRate), so she has plenty to leverage. First order of business is to collect those emails and create a opt-in for the website. Then make a temeplate HTML email to send out a weekly email. Hopefully this leads to an almost immediate increase in sales, without having to spend any money The second part is leveraging her current SM following to increase sales. I'm really not sure how well boosted post work but I'll probably try a few of those for FB. I'll also make a few "shop now" type Instagram post for her to put up. I just have to design them to fit in with the current theme. Third is getting paid traffic to the site, first by facebook ads, then by Instagram shoutouts and ads. Split test and all that jazz. -Carpet Cleaning (20%/$20) Goal: 30-48 Customers/Week by Sep 1st. After that the season starts to die down so it'll probably stabilize around that number instead of growing. Starting from 0 here also. 1. Flyers/Sales Letters-cost about $25 for 150. A 5% response rate @ $100 is $750, of which $150 is mine, $125 after reinvesting the initial $25. Can't really beat a 1:5 ROI. 2. I'm going to capture the addresses and emails of his customers. That way I can retarget them for Facebook ads. I'm not sure how well this is going to work but it'll be cheap to test. And even if it only works slightly or I break even for my investment. That's a customer I can leverage later on. -Corporate Yoga (25%/$69) Goal: 40 hours/week recurring by Sep 1st. This yoga company is starting a corporate branch. This is a win for everybody. They charge $250-300/hour (affordable for any place with 20+ employees), on top of that the business become eligible for a government grant for starting a wellness program ( psst, thanks Obama). It's a win for everyone involved. Especially me since I'll be signing them for an hour+/week and I get paid for the life of the customer. After a year it drops to 6% but I can just start cold calling/emailing again to get my numbers back up. If everything works out with these (assuming I meet my goals and for some reason I stop lead generating. I'll have $14,253/Month ($3,213 without yoga) by September $17,705/Month ($6,665 without yoga) by Jan 1st But I'm going to keep adding on customers and taking on the highest paying clients I can. I'm on the up and up and I plan to stay that way. I'm going to start customer loyalty programs for all of these except the yoga one. Other than that, I hope you found this informative. Stayed tuned and I"ll be posting Daily(More likely Semi-daily) updates with plenty of numbers and graphs.