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Social Media Agency Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by jdstudio, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. jdstudio

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    Just want to share and record this journey to keep myself and hopefully others motivated.

    So I decided to create a social media agency following some success on fiverr. I realised there are money to be made and I do not want the middle man taking the cut in the pie, so decided to do it my own.

    I registered the domain 2 days ago and have the website 70% done. Set up the payment system already, paid a logo design on fiverr and it is pretty much ready to go. Once I have the website done( within 2 days) I will get a business card design on fiverr and print them off. And I will start emailing and calling local businesses if they are interested in my services. I will be mainly selling social likes for now. However I plan to sell full service social packages ie designing web 2.0 profiles, websites etc.
     
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    Day 2: Ok so there were some problem with the fiverr logo order and I switch another gig provider which will take longer to get the logo. This is fine. I have added more services on my site and have started building links to it. The challenge here is to get traffic and clients that are interested in my service. I am confident once they seen my site they will be impressed.

    EDIT: ok I have started sending emails, will see how it goes. And the fiverr orders kept coming, however $3.89 revenue per gig simply won't do it.
     
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    Ok so I sent around 5 emails and one local DJ replied me and seemed interested and asked for more info. I have replied him back and if he doesn't reply me in 1-2 days I will give him a call.
     
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    Will be meeting with the largest company that owns a chain of restaurants and bars in my town. :D
     
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    Subscribed, hope you keep this journey going. Looking at adding social to our already offline business in websites and mobile websites.
     
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    Great to hear from your sharing. Keep the ball rolling.
     
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    I sold one 500 facebook like and 2000 youtube like package to them :) which comes to $117.4. I told them I will give them a nice discount since they are my first customer so $100! :D I am still getting my logo done on fiverr. After that I will print out my business card an be more aggressive marketing in my town.

    I have other side project going on as well. So sorry for the lack of updates but I will do my best! Thanks!
     
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    All the best... with social signal be careful of gig providers... sometimes it can get you banned .. and don't use G+ gigs..
     
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    Congrats on your new site :)
     
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    You're doing a great job. Keep up the good work. I really want to do something similar to what you have going on but I'm unsure because of my full-time day job. Do you receive a lot of calls or are you making most of your sales over email?
     
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    Yes I know. :) Right now I am providing the likes myself, so I know they are relatively safe and won't get in trouble :)

     
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    No maybe some of you know already. I am in Shanghai right now, so there is a lot of new restaurant, bars and stuff. There is zero competition here. I target those business that already placing ads on magazine for example. Since they already have a set budget for marketing. Also I target those have a facebook page and twitter profile for example. Since these sites are not accessible in China, the companies that are doing this have to go extra miles to get this set up. It's a pain in china unblocking sites now, many VPN won't even work properly. So yea, it is relatively easy to find clients here.
     
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    Currently I am still in the "testing" period. Since I just started this journey :) However I used to make a lot of cold calls and the way to do it is to first send a customised email to them. ie it can be an email template and then add something like: I notice your company already has a facebook page with xxx likes. While this is great, imagine you can have x,xxx instead or even xx,xxx. Your page will rank much higher and seem a lot more popular blah blah blah.

    Right now I am not making a lot of calls. Since my logo is not done yet, and my business card is not done because of that. Once I get those done. I will get some designer to design some A4 doc with full details of my services and I can then attach with the email. And call them afterwards.

    Usually you should get around 10-25% email back. Now try to get them talking in the email instead of you. Ask them what they want to achieve and you are here to help. And ask them i when it is appropriate you to call or even a meeting. I find meeting is the best, because it shows you mean business and it's much more credible to see you in person.

    I hope that helps.

    So yea just to update as well. I just collected cash from them today, since they say they haven't got their company paypal properly setup. It's all good, they didn't even ask for receipt or anything. So being credible and building a trustworthy relationship is important. I sold them a package however I will try to send them a monthly subscription instead when I delivered the current package. This way I can generate steadily monthly income.

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    Awesome journey, good luck :)
     
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    Just something completely unrelated to this journey. I am using money from this venture to fund my another venture. It is a custom built site. It is (I hope and I am confident) going to be big. The initial launch version should be finished within a month or so :) I am very excited myself! I will let blackhatworld know as soon as it officially launches.
     
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    subscribe. Looking forward to your success dude!
     
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    I thought you were gonna be offering more than just likes and views. Something in the lines of social accounts management. But it's kinda painful to see something as blunt as this work so well.
    Good job on the idea and taping in to the market. Wish my local area had 10% of that potential. :(