Hey fellow BHW friends. I'm so sorry myfirst post on these boards is such a selfish one but I'm on arollercoaster right now and I don't have a choice but to turn to youfor advice. To start, a little background about myself. I'm anamateur IMer, SEOptimizer, Wordpress builder, Backlink builder,etc... basically a jack of all trades in the most amateur sense ofthe word. I've been struggling financially for the past couple ofmonths which led me to this board and profession in the first place.For the past 3 months, everyday, all I would do is go to work andthen sit down and absorb everything that I can from these forums,WSOs and whatever else google would reveal to me... And well... I'vecome to a rather ugly situation. See my rent is about doubleof what I expected it to be, about $1200 more than what I expectedthrough some unfortunate turn of events, and I have about 4 days toremedy this situation. I feel like I have no choice but to put intoaction everything that I've learned in what will surely be theultimate trial by fire. If I don't suceed, I will lose everything.I've set up a basic gameplan tonight and will be hustling for thenext couple of days. It's nothing major or complicated, but pleaseany and all input would be fantastic. Gameplan Forthe past couple of hours I've been using Easy Lead Finder to scrapeevery local business niche I can think of for phone numbers and emailaddresses. I plan on cold calling each and every one and offering myservices as a website builder and search engine optimizer. My pitchis a full fledged SEO service where I launch moderate backlinkingcampaigns for a month through my own custom designed pyrawheel (whichis untested but is the merging of a couple of the best structuresI've seen advertised by other BHW member. AKA it's completelyexperimental but research says it should be powerful) Ialso plan on including google places optimization, of which I'm muchmore unfamiliar with, but have a blueprint from a well known WSO thatshould give me enough knowledge to actually provide halfway decentresults. I'llalso craft an entire social network presence, including facebook,twitter, (not sure what else) profiles where customers can interactwith businesses and strengthen relationships. Andif the business wants it, a complete professional wordpress site ofwhich I still have no idea what template to use but I know for a factBHW has recommended many over the years. Idon't know how many phonecalls I'll be able to get to, but I need toclose about 14 different clients. Anddid I mention I'm going to do all of this for $100? The setup forthis type of operation is atleast 5x what normal providers charge,atleast I believe it is. If not, what else can I offer that would betempting? My Pitch Open? Hey there _______, my name is _______ and I'm so sorry tointerrupt your day. I'm a marketing student over at ___ Universityand I'm a bit of a specialist when it comes to managing the onlinepresence of businesses. I make sure your website ranks at the topwhen someone searches for (niche) (city). I'm in a bit of a bind atthe moment and I was wondering if I could help your (practice |Business | shop ) out by offering my services at a deeply discountedrate. I will build you a website with your own .com / .net / .orgaddress and optimize it so that whenever someone searches for your(niche) your name will be the first to pop up. Details? This is an extensive project of which other experts in the fieldcharge $400 and up for, but I'm willing to do all of this for $100out of sheer necessity. I can't guarantee the world, but with time Ican build your website up so that more potential customers will seeit, and you will absolutely have more customers coming in. After allabout 75% of people search for reviews on a business before evermaking a choice of coming in or shopping there.... Thisis where I'm lost. Actually I'm lost all over the place. Anyone withpitch experience please help me. I know a transcript will only go sofar, but atleast knowing what points to cover and what I can expectin terms of questions / response would ease my racing heart a bit. Alsohow do I convey such a large amount of services in one phone call? Questions What types of niche businesses are the best to target? I've got thecommon dentist, florist, lawyer, mechanic numbers lined up, but therehas to be a business that isn't saturated by as many SEO experts butis still in need of a solid online plan. I'mhorrible on the phone, but in this tight spot I will suck it up andmask my awkwardness. The problem is I don't exactly know what to sayor how the conversation will go. Are there any guides or tips thatyou guys can offer in terms of closing such a deal? Also,with a close, how would I proceed? Would I have the client sign acontract? Should it be in person or an e-contract? Again my browsingof BHW has shown me methods to use both but what is the norm for thissituation? Also,what kind of information and updates should I provide to the client?Weekly reports? Onemore. If I nab someone interested I plan on sending them a pdf Ifound on BHW consisting of some basic statistics regarding websitesand their search engine rankings (How many customers they canpotentially see, how many people use google to review a businessetc...) But how should I structure my services within this document?Have a background info section and a services provided section? Idon't want to know if this is feasible because it has to be done,there isn't an option for it not to be. And I know this is a laundrylist of assistance I'm seeking, but I will update back with all of myprogress and resources as this adventure continues into the next fewdays. I'm sure such a report would be useful to someone out there. Soif you've ever had some ideas or experiments in mind, nows the timeto let me test them for you. I will try anything you suggest. Andagain... Thank you for all the help you guys have already provided inmy journey to this place. I will have many more thanks to give ifthis plan somehow comes together. If anything, wish me luck.