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Should I do marketing for my martial arts instructor?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Daddykins, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Daddykins

    Daddykins Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I train MMA. And we’re all in a group chat to shit talk and what not. I’ve always known he had a bad website, bad presence. His google maps also even has duplicate listings and the big one has the wrong number.

    He sent a text in the group chat about wanting to shoot a video for marketing purposes and for us all to be there.

    I feel like maybe I should talk to him. Not trying to sell, but say hey I do marketing (he doesn’t know what I do. He’s a jokester but I’m not that close with him yet. Mostly with the others I am), you should change your google maps and update your phone number.

    I do SEO and before did work for agencies, but am now trying to get my own clients. I have a journey here. I’m doing a lot of cold outreach to get my first client. But I know him.

    I think it would be good to get him as a client. He could refer a lot of work, but he’s my coach. I don’t want to potentially ruin our relationship. I also don’t know if he can afford the service.


    Any advice?
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That is one of the best ways to market. A chat on a relationship level.

    Any chance it makes sense to you to work for cost to get the referrals?

    Consider his SEO the payment for the referrals?
     
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  3. Daddykins

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    Smart. I’m just assuming that he would refer me with a good job because the niche is close. So he knows tons of others that have gyms.

    I’m gonna go for it I think. Unfortunately if I don’t get something soon, I may have to get a job again. Crazy how IM switches like that.
     
  4. lebumcrimp

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    Go for it! I've done similar things before with people I know, if you want it to be less tense you can offer him a short term trial. Then if he doesn't like the work it's not a big deal.
     
  5. jhonnyjoker888

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    From my point of view, I understand it can be a difficult chat, but it could have a great outcome for both of you.

    It's a service tou can provide, woukd be good to offer him a good price as a first client who can help with referals and get you started.

    Don't want to sound weird, but yolo :)).