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Need tips getting webdesign clients

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by loginname, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    Hi

    I start this thread as I need webdesign clients. I have setup this domain webington.no and sent email to about 80 potential clients a couple of days ago. These clients are in the camping niche...

    Today I made about 10 calls to some of the potential clients, all ending up being negative. Here are some of the answers I received:
    - We are working together with another company right now
    - I do it myself, no need to have someone to do it for us

    Their websites are like 10-15 years old, with unresponsive design. Seems like despite old design the owner is satified with the current design

    Anyone having tips or link to WSO or anything that can help me getting clients?
     
  2. tompots

    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    You could get scrapebox and blast out comments directed to the blog owner offering your services.
    You can also go on sites like freelancer and see if that will work as well.
     
  3. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

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    I almost didn't want to post after reading this part. However:

    I've been in the same situation as you. Contacting people and telling them their website sucks is not a good way to go. If they made a free/very cheap website for themselves, it's because they are stingy with money, and are not the type of clients anyone should have.

    If their design is just outdated, you need to reword your pitch. Spend a little more time with your emails, highlight issues you could fix with their current design. Put together a free mockup version of how their website could look, including some of their existing content and images.

    I get a thousand spammy "Hello sir" emails every day, trying to sell me SEO or Web Design services. If you personalise your pitch, you won't look nearly as spammy, and people might be more open to hiring you.

    If these are local clients, you could even arrange a meeting with them. Put together a spreadsheet or some graphs or something that shows you've spent time looking at their website and you know what you're talking about.

    And please don't use a gmail address. Get something to match your domain, if you haven't already.
     
  4. loedown

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    All great advice, especially the part of not calling their website crappy. A lot of these people made it themselves and are very proud they were able to make a website and are even prouder to say "I made that myself, yeah its easy" to other business owners.
     
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  5. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    okay, I will reconsider using mockups, originally I was against it as as it would involve lot more work. but if helps getting clients then I do it...

    I will create a few mockups and contact them again, and yes I'm using company email, not gmail
     
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