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What Free Or Really Cheap Bonuses Can You Offer New Website Clients To Sweeten The Deal?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Silverion, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Silverion

    Silverion Junior Member

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    Hey,

    I am currently looking into what kind of extras could I bundle with my web development services to entice prospects into saying to themselves "Wow, this is a really good deal!". They already know they are going to get a website with certain amount of pages, a logo, headers, etc but what bonuses that are free or nearly free (no more than $5; $10 at the most) would you suggest me to offer them to increase their notion of perceived value (also known as "bang for their buck")?

    So far I've come with:

    Submission To Search Engines
    $100 Advertising Credit
    Detailed Tutorial To Create An Online Advertising Campaign
     
  2. BigMarcusStud

    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    1. Create a fan page and Twitter account. (free)
    2. Create a YouTube channel. (free)
    3. Create a 3-minute video using Animoto ($5 per month and you can make unlimited videos for all your clients)
    4. Unlimited email accounts. (free with hosting)
     
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  3. BigMarcusStud

    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    The video is a winner. My clients love the professionally-made videos. They didn't know that it's just a matter of choosing a song, template, and adding pictures and text. I usually "stop to think about it" first as if I'm seriously considering if I should offer it for free or not. Then I put on a "what the heck" face and just tell the client that I'll throw it in for free.

    I also present several packages. A more expensive package has the video included. So it looks like they're getting a more expensive package.
     
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  4. banchi08

    banchi08 Regular Member

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    Free tweets or fb likes? They should know that social media presence is very important.
     
  5. poweronics

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    You can offer free content of 500-1000 words with due optimization for their keywords.
     
  6. Silverion

    Silverion Junior Member

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    Any more suggestions? I'm looking to get at least a few more to get a nice looking list compiled.
     
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    If its a new business we offer a business branding package. where we design the logo, website, business card, letter head and envelopes. Then we give them 500 prints of the business card, 250 of the letter head and envelopes.

    If its a business that we are just redoing the site we offer doing a customer facebook page as well as twitter so they can carry the same look across all sites.
     
  8. tabims

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    If your clients are mostly local -- build a Local Directory using the GEOTHEME template for wordpress, then offer them a $49 upgrade to 'featured' on the site. Do a 1 - 3 month featured post, then see if they want to continue it, or if they are doing monthly recurring business with you like SEO or SMS give them the free 'featured' listing as long as they are a good customer and keep paying you.
     
  9. OregonDuckingIt

    OregonDuckingIt Newbie

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    Try looking at your competition as well to see what they are doing. That can help generate some ideas for you as well.
     
  10. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Do you plan to chuck those in for free? I would say use 4-5 (depending on your price) and then upsell the rest for say .. $5 extra? $10 maybe? That's what I would do.. people don't trust free stuff too much, they will think its some kind of scam or that the work won't be good quality (wel.. that's what I think anyway)