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Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by NilssonCPA, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. NilssonCPA

    NilssonCPA Junior Member

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    I got a question for all of you who is doing SEO/Design service for offline clients.

    how do you get paid? do you let them pay you after or do they pay you up front? and if they pay you up front how do you make them trust you? and if they pay after you have given your service how can you be sure that you will get paid?
     
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  2. emeraldodge

    emeraldodge BANNED BANNED

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    I think the buyer should pay first :) (look at ebay, etc)

    If you're providing a high priced service you can ask 1/3 upfront then 2/3 on completion or something similar.

    Have some referrals - such as previous clients (*), which will allow your new clients to trust you.
    Offer a great support.
    Offer a detailed rapport after completion (make the client feels safe).

    You can very often find the right deal, it truly depends on the client, and don't refuse overdelivering from time to time when you smell the long term client.

    NOTE : reputation has it's importance (*)

    My 2cts,
    peace.
     
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  3. flx89

    flx89 Senior Member

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    you must have a good reputation and portfolio. You can also offer 50 payment up front, and 50 after, until you build your reputation
     
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  4. Seo Lover

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    If you have some good reputation or some good rveviews on your sales page etc , then client will not hesitate to pay you upfront . But not all clients are same :) SO if you have some reputation and review then you can set to have upfront to start the project .
     
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    CenTex Hosting Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It all depends on the type of customers that you are going after.

    For design is they are small companies or mom and pop we do half upfront and the rest when finished or offer a 15% discount if they pay in full.

    IF they are a large company then we set them up on net 30 terms after we do a credit check.
     
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  6. NilssonCPA

    NilssonCPA Junior Member

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    Thanks alot everyone that have spent time by answearing my newbie questions.
     
  7. paulinwaterford

    paulinwaterford Newbie

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    Buyers will always go for a person with great reputation and when they land on you they trust you and are willing to make initial payments......
    Never trust them, they will missuse you.
     
  8. KlaAz0r

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    I agree with you http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/206457-emeraldodge.html +1
     
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