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Starting a business?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Leviathanos, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Leviathanos

    Leviathanos Junior Member

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    Hello Blackhatters!

    So I recently started my own little business/service. I don't want to reveal the niche all too much but it's a high quality service.

    I don't want to run a ecommerce site but rather have direct contact with my clients, it feels more serious and professional than having people press "Buy".

    Problem is, I can't seem to get much business. I am trying using PM's to people that require our service along with Emails to others that require it.

    But so far, I've only gotten one client/customer.

    So, for direct contact with Email, how would you recommend that I get more clients?
     
  2. vaduz01

    vaduz01 Newbie

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    You need to cold call.. if you can create profiles of your customers you can offer them your services directly...
     
  3. Leviathanos

    Leviathanos Junior Member

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    That is basically what I do right now. I look for people that either are asking for something my services cover, or coldcall email people. I guess I just gotta do it in larger amounts.
     
  4. dkh1978

    dkh1978 Regular Member

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    I have done exactly this, marketing by email and not mass-marketing in the sense that I send one email template to all the recipients. I have gotten quite a good response rate by modifying the sent emails as much as possible, by finding out about the client´s business as much as possible beforehand (basically these are steps that are also valid in any job interview, and I have also sometimes taken that approach when contacting potential clients by email), and what´s perhaps most important, is that no matter if the client is looking exactly what you offer, but you still need to tell the client why exactly should they go with your service.

    Any references/samples etc., welcome packages, freebies etc. help, just like the already mentioned profiling, I think. In my case at least these have helped. Also follow-ups for non-responsive clients are ok, but you have to be diplomatic, know your limits and those of the client.