# STOP AIMING LOW - START EARNING \$\$\$\$/mo EASY MATH

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1. ### funkybunkerSupreme Member

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Another year almost gone... are you here to make a living? Are you honestly reading this forum to dick around or are you out there making bank? Why are you reading "\$5 per day" threads when this forum has gold tickets scattered around? I'll show you with short, simple math how "realistic" it is for you to demand and earn a comfortable living. Six figures ain't shit where I live.

If your service benefits the needs of Fortune 500 companies, shoot yourself if you're not charging \$10,000 and up.

Step 1 = Yay for avoiding poverty!

Step 2 = Why the fuck is step 1 so short?
Calculate your service cost (your wage, possible outsourcing, software etc) and a fair price for your prospect. This is variable, but most restaurants can afford \$450-\$500 monthly on the LOWEST end of the scale. Again, this is assuming you're new and simply want to grab clients with little fuss.

Step 3 = OP is an asshole
If you keep all of your work in-house (keep all profits for yourself) here is your game plan.

20 Clients within 3 months = 7 clients a month. 2 successful contracts a week.
Charge a monthly fee of \$450 per client.
Assume -\$100 for various expenses. You pocket \$350 per client.
\$350 x 20 Clients = \$7000 per month. \$84,000 a year (pre-tax)

There you have it. You can realistically earn nearly (or exactly) six figures per year. People go to college to earn that money. And if your market has 2000 prospects... you only need to close 1% of them! That's a pathetic number! If you're going to aim low, stop shooting for \$10 a day when you can make \$350 a day (based on common work week schedule.)

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Step 3 = OP is an asshole - Agreed!

20 Clients within 3 months = 7 clients a month. 2 successful contracts a week - method to get those clients?

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Remember when I stated to google your target market? You're going in prepared, this thread puts prospecting and real-world earnings into perspective. For people that find themselves disheartened when they're not closing 50 sales a day, because it's not necessary. If you're selling SEO, you're targeting everyone in the Ads (who aren't ranking) and the 2nd page and beyond. If you're selling ORM, every business and celebrity is your prospect. I personally approach people offline and gain referrals, if you can't close 2 sales a week after reaching your target market on the low end of the spectrum, go back to the drawing board.

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If you have no SEO experience, you can resell SEO services to your targets as well, there are a bunch of SEO resellers.

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Always best to automate, or hire someone else. Creating jobs for others and freedom for yourself is what business owners do. However, if you plan to scale in-house, you must remember you'll be training staff eventually. You can't do that if you have no clue what you're selling.

A finished product (like software) is great for set-and-forget, just hire a team of customer reps and developers to keep things rolling.

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Men thanks for this motivationnal thread but close 2 sales @450€/ month per week is really hard if you are a normal person.
After the math give a guide to have 2 sales a week.
Don't speak about cold calling thanks.
And what i write to this drawing board???

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The drawing board is a "figure of speech." It means re-think what you're doing.

So you're a normal person? Not a salesman interested in serious money? This is a numbers game folks. Find your target market > create something that fixes their problems > sell it. If you don't have enough customers to pick, or if you're not showing them how your service can make them more money;

You are aiming too low.

If they can't afford you, fuck it and grab the next one. You're not desperate in a sea of clients.

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