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Selling Basic WP websites to small businesses....

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by gray123, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. gray123

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    I have some clients like this but I charge everyone upfront fees and then monthly hosting fees. If you can deal with $625 then go for it, it's a great selling point.
     
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    I read a post recently where someone was using craigslist to offer free websites and was setting up a simple wordpress one for them. However, he suggested using a referral hostgator link so that way you get 100$ or so by referring a new subscriber to their 3$/month package (something the new website owner should be weilling to pay :p). And later on he was suggesting upselling other products and making commission off of those as well (seo, backlink packages, security packages). Can't seem to find the link but if i do ill post it up in here. GL!
     
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    One question, how is it that you are making $625 when you're selling at $25/m? Wouldn't it be $300 per year?
     
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    The OP is in pounds but that still does not explain the 625 from 25 p/m
     
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    yellow pages and direct mail is a good way to go
     
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    Friend of mine did it successfuly so I believe there is money to be made. But he used emails to contact them, I'd rather use snail mail.
     
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    You might be surprised :) Most the time they have emails listed in local directories.

    Keep us updated how it's going gray ;)
     
  10. gray123

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    Thanks.

    I will host the sites on my reseller hosting. And register and keep domain in my name (will be an extra reason for them to stay with me).

    Do you think I should make any changed my end? or would I need to give them access to the website to edit things as they wish?

    Gray
     
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    if u making wordpress u can give them permission to edit!
     
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    But, I think doing so will only reduce your business and word of mouth will publicity will stop right there, if the person is technically enough sound to learn the basics.

     
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    Yeah dont let them edit shit...Thats what they pay you for.

    Youre in the uk ? pull out the Yellow pages and try and target smaller or non trendy towns.go through every local business and find ones that dont have a website.

    Target ones that have shitty weebly websites but dont tell them they have shitty websites...their little sister might have made it for them ! Just offer to make them look more professional and set up emails etc.
     
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    Well if you are making Wordpress websites, you are bound to let them edit it because it comes with GPL 2.0 license (whether you agree or not). What I do is follow pure OOP concept for making these themes so that only the experienced devs understand them. You won't even find a "normal looking" template in the theme. So edit it if you can (but if you know how to use IDE, you can easily edit them):D
     
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    Thanks for your input. You're right they need solutions.

    I was thinking I could even outsource the building of the websites. I have even seem people on fiverr before offering 5 page wordpress sites, perhaps for $10-$20 if you want it installed etc. Do you think these sides would be full of problems? easy to hack? Then I wonder how me/ my clients would edit the site?
     
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    Exactly.

    That's good point.

    This is something I would not recommend to someone. Don't have experiences with this but I just don't believe those Fiverr guys so much :)
     
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    I design websites for small businesses using WordPress, and it works great locally. I'm currently focused on building my business plan, and plan of marketing, but once I get that stable I should have a great business going! I wouldn't suggest giving your clients a free website up-front, but I guess that's up to you as the designer. I personally charge clients $400-$1000 for a re/design, then they occasionally hire me on to make changes / updates at $20 / hr. rate.

    I'm trying to figure out how I can turn my clients into residual income using re-seller hosting and maintenance contracts. Any resources for building your residual income as a freelancer would be greatly appreciated!