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Trying to sell a webdesign?!

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by danny_563, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. danny_563

    danny_563 Registered Member

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    I have been trying to sell websites created using wordpress. I designed a nice looking site, and began contact companies.

    I used facebook (very easy to find companies without websites)
    Sent emails.
    Sent local businesses letters.

    I have contacted a 100 companies easily but still have not managed to sell one. Any tips?
     
  2. theAngle

    theAngle Junior Member

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    Do you have a portfolio already so people can see what you can do?

    Do you have testimonials from previous clients that you worked for? If not, you need a different approach. You need references, you can make a free project to someone to prove you are good at, then, you ask this person for a testimonial, for demanding clients. Not all clients are demaind, but the good ones are.

    Another option is to sell Wordpress premium templates, there are plenty of places for that, and there are lots of people making money this way, selling plugins, too. Themeforest is a good place to sell your templates that will also be used as your portfolio.

    In this industry your best friend will be the Mr. never-stop-learning. In this industry, new things are coming out all the time, if you stop learning, you'll be left behind. Never stop learning; be curious, learn everything you can.

    I'm this way, -- hungry and thirsty for knowledge.

    If you want to succeed in this industry you have to be this way.

    Web development is a big field, you don't have to be the best to succeed nor know everything(something that's kinda hard).

    Promote yourself, create a good portfolio and the results will be along your way.
     
  3. SamMott

    SamMott Newbie

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    My Suggestion would be to pick up the phone to follow up on the email, If they don't have a existing website then it is very unlikely that they will be checking there emails very often and then just see the email as spam.
     
  4. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I would recommend using cold calling option and also meeting them instead of emailing.
    Apart from that mobile marketing can also be a great tool.
     
  5. luisej2006

    luisej2006 Newbie

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    everybody said it, but cold calling works. Dont give up, good luck
     
  6. danny_563

    danny_563 Registered Member

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    Thanks, will try these methods. Anyone have any tips on cold calling?