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When Did You Start Getting Clients?

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  1. afrojack24

    afrojack24 Regular Member

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    Hey guys..

    I was just wondering at what point in your IG journey did you start going out and getting clients to handle IG for? Was it when you hit X amount of followers in a few big accounts or a X amount of followers in all your accounts?

    Just wondering how long and how much i should grow my accounts before i start pitching to businesses!

    Thank you
     
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  2. KenTZ

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    If you have a bot and are a good salesman, you can start as soon as you know how to bot safely.
     
  3. ndnstyl

    ndnstyl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I actually started my journey completely different than most. I have been in internet marketing for a very long time and my long term clients just naturally started wanting IG services. You have to have a plan, and goals and what it is going to bring to your clients from IG. Everyone is different for some it is going to be lead generation, some it will be product sales and for others simply branding only.

    You have to figure out what you are going to market, if you ask me simply "growing" an IG account for a business is tedious and not where the big money is, although there is money in it.
     
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    so where is the money ????
    can you say what you offer except of growing ?
     
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  5. ndnstyl

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    Different things in different niches... some are product based and tangible goods others not so much.

    for Real Estate I use IG to provide leads for my client. Considering avg CPC can be in the range of $15-$25 running google ads in the real estate industry, only sending to landing pages in hopes a potential buyer and/or seller to fill out forms. But in the end a few trickle in each month through DMs no form needed and some traffic to landing pages inevitably come through. Think about it, the potential payout on a $650k home (in california at least that is the median price for North OC) in commission that is close to a $10k payout on average after all expenses of marketing is paid... even more if that agent has the ability to double end the deal - that is how I negotiate/leverage the services I provide on a monthly basis. I take into account the ROI they stand to make. And honestly in my case I go after 1 of 2 types of realtors, either the ones crushing it and have a very good marketing budget or the complete morons that have no idea to do business but know the value of leveraging social media. You get them a single deal and they are in the bag forever so long as you dont tell them your proprietary methods.

    Another client I work with is a fashion client mainly hats/t-shirt that actually has yet to start up, and I offer branding and growth for them. But I have also negotiated backend compensation based upon volume sold through the IG network to be renegotiated each quarter, it could go up or down depending on the volume i bring in.

    I have more examples but I think you get the point, IG is just a tool. You just have to start thinking outside the box as to what social marketing actually means to a business and the type of revenue it brings when done properly... in the end you also have to produce, not just say you are going to do something for them or you won't be able to bank monthly on that revenue, they eventually will fire you if you don't bring results.

    To be honest about IG for me, although, I know and use the methods of growing accounts and even working on a few new accounts that will help me land clients for big payouts in the near future... I actually fucken HATE creating/growing new accounts. It takes entirely too long to monetize and too much time spent when I can be going after businesses with that time. Plus my team is small and we have enough to focus on opposed to trying to manually grow a clients account, I would never trust a paying clients' account to botting, it is just too risky IMHO.

    I will invest up to 25% of my onboarding fee to actually buy a decently established IG account (which I don't tell my client of course) opposed to working it from scratch, I have my own tricks regarding shouts/mentions (to show a client I'm trying to land) how powerful an engaging network can be. You'd be surprised what a 20k-30k account will prove to a business owner that is looking for influencers, and I only go after small businesses, larger business have too many moving parts, quotas specific marketing plans and budgets etc. And if you control two or three 20k-30k accounts within their niche or closely related to it, you can start to leverage that amazingly well and effectively grow their business not just their IG, in turn that gives you a bargaining chip...
     
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  6. LoftPower

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    How many followers do you have now?
     
  7. Ksgirl

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    If this doesn't give you hope I don't know what will. I know nothing about anything techy. Even on here I'm constantly like "I'm sorry I don't know what this stuff is but please help me understand" ... But I'm persistent & I have this thing about not giving up. IG has fascinated me for a long time. I stepped out & made several accounts & grew them after taking months to figure out FL (did I mention I really know NOTHING about anything techy???) - Fast forward a few months & people started getting interested.. Offering to pay me to build theirs. I work w/ mostly models - & because of IG several of them are able to model full time because of getting so many bookings through IG - that's pretty unheard of in the modeling world - many are in jobs struggling to get by w/ big hopes of becoming famous. Fast forward a couple more months & I landed a couple big clients (1000+/mo) to build their IG accounts. I grow their accounts 2k - 4K followers a month - no bans so far. My own accounts are growing & I'm constantly asked for shoutout prices - I've decided to not go that route because I'm trying to keep up really good engagement due to the new algo. I will say I am really good at making things very visually appealing & therefore I do think that is my strong point w/ IG w/ my bigger clients (the ones I actually run their IG for them) ... For the model/music/actor accounts they post their own material & I simply help them gain followers w/ my system.
     
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  8. KenTZ

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    Congratulations! :eek::D
     
  9. kregz

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    When you say people started getting interested, do you mean people you personally know? Or did you somehow reach out to the clients?
     
  10. Ksgirl

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    It started w/ the people I knew... Then others (in the modeling/acting world) started seeing their IG's grow & asked how, so they referred those potential clients to me. The big clients though were random people I met through IG- people who make good money in their business but need someone to manage their accounts & take that headache away while generating sales). I notice that models/actors really NEED to grow their accounts to look legit in the business & to their agencies. I now turn down potential clients because I have my hands full. But if I were to go looking for clients I would start messaging models on IG w/ less than 4K followers who have fairly quality pics & tell them what I offer. The model clients I do have, have booked international commercials, been contacted to be in big name reality shows, & offered products plus pay to model clothes & other things on their accounts not to mention tons of offers for free photo shoots, etc that would help build their portfolio & gain them more exposure. I spend maybe an hour a month working on the models insta accounts. Models/Actors are a huge market to build... It's just making the price fair enough for them since most are already struggling.. But also selling them on the idea of more exposure, opportunity, etc without making promises.
     
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  11. Ksgirl

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    If I were looking for clients I would also offer referal bonuses to help give my clients a price break while bringing in new clients. Word of mouth is gold. Someone may not trust you but they will trust their friend. Now remember, I'm a noob at all this stuff.. I fell on this by accident but because of this I was able to quit my job & now I work from home full time... Been doing this for months. I feel pretty confident in my methods now but I had to get on here & ask tons of questions & spend hours researching because none of this comes easy to me. As you can see in comments above me, there are others w/ far greater experience & game plans. But this is simply what has worked for me. & because of this I have made connections w/ other people & been able to get a ton of marketing training for free as well as business connections that are launching me into new business directions (due to these big clients).
     
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    Can I ask what price do you ask a broke artist ? lol
    I'm serious, just wondering how much you ask to manage their account.
    And do you have a website ? Or you just tell them to trust you ?
    And final question if you have time, do your clients sign a contract ?

    Thank you ! :)
     
  13. rorro

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    Good point. Yet so many has failed and just look at the small money by selling sellouts. :D
     
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    I feel like no one wants to pay 200$ for an IG page. And there are people saying they ask for 600-1000$
     
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    @ndn.styl You have a very interesting approach to marketing. :) Would love to pick your brain. Could you PM me please, as I have not reached the PM limits.
     
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    It all depends on who is buying it and if he knows what he can do with it(potential) , some guy that doesn't see potential will only pay 200$ for example, but a guy that knows the game and sees potential might pay 600$..
     
  17. Ksgirl

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    To build the IG account & nothing else... $100-$250 depending on who I'm talking to. I do nothing except hook it up to my program. They are in charge of posting, etc. I let them know that the amount of followers they get is dependent on their posts. The thing is they throw tons of money to classes that teach nothing, photographers who can't take a good pic to save their life, etc. This is the better investment. I don't have a website.. I landed my big clients around the time I was going to create one & because of that I'm moving into a different business direction. I do have a contract.
     
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    Do you mind if I take a look at this contract ? I know there are plenty on the internet, but just curious :)
    Even people who you charge 100$ - 250$ sign a contract ?

    Thank you for your answers, I was going to begin a business like this this summer, but I didn't think about people but restaurants.
     
  19. Ksgirl

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    I paid a lawyer to write up a contract. It's specific to what I offer. I don't make everyone sign the contract, no. It just depends. Most people don't think of models, people who own fitness studios, actors, musicians... But it's a great market.
     
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    I used to do a whole lot of freelance work, for the best part of two or three years until recently I slowed things down. I found my clients through forums like BHW, CPA networks like ViceOffers, CrakRevenue, OGads etc. and then offered cheap but reliable services for website design, graphic design etc.

    I then went onto local audiences and figured that I would start promoting products using total email auto responder, from which I always advise different campaigns for alternative companies some of which will accept adult orientated stuff and others won't - I like to try and use the same old software and ViceOffers in order to get a % from their monthly earnings. One thing I always learned was to use a contract so that nobody could ever go back on their word and everyone is on the same page.
     
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