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No business, how to work my way around ?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Ahkasha, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Ahkasha

    Ahkasha Newbie

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    Please forgive my awful English, I'm not a native speaker :)

    I'm thinking about getting myself started in selling websites and reselling hosting, I have my game plan written down, everything's ready except for one thing : I don't have a business.

    I'm 20, don't have much to invest at first and it costs a lot to create a business in my area. I wanted to know how can people trust and pay for such a service if it's not to a business, no one would find it safe right ?

    Also, how can there be a contract between me and my client if I'm not running a business ? I don't have any knowledge of this and I can't afford the services of a qualified person.

    Thanks for your help guys
     
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    Ok, so what is your definition of a business, because you can start small and scale from there. Start a Facebook page for you "business" and grow from there. Earn trust by posting recent sales or posts... etc...

    good luck!

    -Sasha
     
  3. DTZNL

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    Can you register yourself as a freelancer instead? Sometimes that's cheaper than registering a business and you'll still have an official registration.

    You could always pretend to be a business. When I was 13 I ran a graphics design company with a few friends. We acted as professional as possible and our clients thought we were a proper business, instead of a group of friends messing around in Photoshop and such. We delivered good quality work and they trusted us and wrote nice reviews for us.

    You don't have to have a registered business to create a contract. A contract is an officially written agreement between two people. Call yourself a freelancer and you can write up a contract, or let your client(s) create a contract if they prefer. Just make sure you give it a good read before signing anything.
     
  4. 2spoons

    2spoons Regular Member Premium Member

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    Don't get too hung up over this just get started. I still email clients from my hotmail account from time to time, all they care about is results not some fancy company name.
     
  5. bumbo90

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    Where do you live? I don't think it costs a lot of money to register a company. You don't need an office, just a registered company.
     
  6. stentt

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    yep, you dont have to invest a lot of money. Time and energy should be invested :)

    start locally, make a simple yet attractive website(or get it done by fiverr) I have some good experience for only 5 dollars to get an good site. Or here on the forums. Some very good services for relatively low money.

    as for reselling or affiliate: Hostgator or bluehost. I heard some ppl make an full time income ppl host a website via an affiliate link.

    Ofcourse this requires, like any other business a lot of work. But its fun to have your own business. Just dont expect $$$$ in a few months(but who knows) :D
     
  7. Ahkasha

    Ahkasha Newbie

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    Well thank you for your replies guys, it cheered me up !

    I'll get started asap and get registered as a business as soon as my capital allows it
     
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    ahiddenman Elite Member

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    It doesn't cost a bomb for a business formation.

    Are you UK based?
     
  9. 2spoons

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    Perfect strategy. A business with no clients isn't a business after all, no matter what you call it!!
     
  10. gritts

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    Start with friends and family first to try to land clients, if none of them directly needs your services ask them to refer you to someone they know who might be interested. Something is bound to turn up.
     
  11. connor51

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    I would personally start off as a freelancer. That way you can get some experience of interacting with customers and potential prospects. Eventually once your comfortable doing that, than you go ahead and create a facebook page and work with the contacts that you have. You don't want to go spending a lot of money on advertising your business when there's no established structure. As your doing this, see if you can work for somebody so you can gain some experience as well. Than once you feel confident enough to start out your business, start advertising on Local Ad's, minimal advertisement costs. Online sources that let you advertise your service, forums and build your way up. I'm more of a lurker on these forums, but figure I should start posting but you can say that I've had the title of an operations manager to a CEO. You got to start from the first step to make it to that 1,000 step. Cheers mate
     
  12. gary2

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    if you have a game plan then that means you have some sort of business plan... though rough... so it is a good start... I agree with DTZNL start as a freelancer gain experience and money and then go ahead and take the plunge :)
     
  13. lucia pavelkova

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    Like others mentioned in thread, you can start some freelancing on BHW or fiverr, stock up some cash and implement you Game plan.

    Good luck