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Which offline method is best for quick cash?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Ysrayl, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Ysrayl

    Ysrayl Registered Member

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    I know this may sound like a noob question, but I need some extra quick cash by the 12th of next month for a trip to London. I recently sent out about 44 literature mailers with proposals to businesses I found in the Yellow Pages. I have only 1 business that seems interested in speaking with me. What other method would be best for quick $$?

    I was thinking about just creating a website for a business and attempting to sell it to them...

    Or I was thinking I could do rent-a-site method...

    The 7878 method seems kinda hard to pull off now that Google has switched to the Zagat rating system...

    What other methods am I missing. I plan on doing every method I possibly can and hope something happens.

    I look forward to hearing you opinions.

    Ysrayl
     
  2. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Look into your business classifieds in your area.

    Cold-call every single one that doesn't have a website listed. Offer some type of free consultation or something. If they're interested, then warm them up for whatever services you want to sell them. Just talk to them about what they would need most (for example, e-mail marketing campaign, SEO, website design, etc.) and then offer it to them for "xxx" amount of money.

    Of course, it's a lot more complicated then that but there's the general outline of what you should do. Just search threads on offline marketing :p
     
  3. carlikito

    carlikito Regular Member

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    Do that and use this approach:

    Pick 3 themes that matches 3 verticals/industries. Make those 3 websites as mockups with easy to remove custom and contact information.

    Now go and find businesses without websites or with ugly/old/useless sites, offer them their new site with a huge discount, make sure is a BARGAIN you want a quick sale. Tell them that you made the site for someone else but at the end they back out or something, so you want to cut your loses and that's why you're giving them a deal.

    Collect your money and move to the next prospect, change the info on the themes and repeat.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  4. Ysrayl

    Ysrayl Registered Member

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    So would I be selling them the mockup site itself, or just creating a new domain name for them and putting the theme and their info on it? The latter sounds a lot easier if I want to target multiple prospects for each niche.

    Good ideas, gents. Very good.

    Ysrayl
     
  5. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    An alternative to this method (if you want to sell websites cheaply) is to call up businesses that don't have a website and then offer them a free website in exchange that they purchase hosting using your HostGator coupon. Either that, or if you want to charge more, offer them a free website but tell them it would cost "$xx" or "$xxx" amount a month in order to maintain the site.
     
  6. carlikito

    carlikito Regular Member

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    That.

    By the mockup I meant to be a completed site that later you'll just add the new informaton for every new client, without having to remake a new site everytime.
     
  7. curtainsplitter

    curtainsplitter Newbie

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    cold calling wont work man..jeez
     
  8. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Probably coming from one who never tried it or called like two people and gave up.
     
  9. TFGreen

    TFGreen Junior Member

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    What field are you an expert in. Try writing an eBook on the subject. Then follow what others in this Forum have done by successfully promoting their eBook. All the answers are here in this Forum - use the "Search" bar located in the upper left.
     
  10. Arsis

    Arsis Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Definitely cold calling for quick cash, but here is something you can also do:

    Find a quality wordpress theme that has great features and is mobile ready, pick a niche and spend 30 minutes making it look nice for that niche, and cold-walk in to like 10 businesses (after making sure they don't have a website) should be able to get a couple quick $1k-2k sales for websites that way. I know people that have done this and it works, I just prefer residual income so I sell SEO.
     
  11. Ysrayl

    Ysrayl Registered Member

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    Yea, same here. My most recent mailing yielded no new clients. Any ideas on how I can acquire new SEO clients?

    Ysrayl
     
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    Heh. The OLDEST offline method, indeed.
     
  14. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

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    I have seen people with massive success when they combine offline and online hybrid using this method.
     
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    lopaw Newbie

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    it could work^^
     
  16. jed123

    jed123 Newbie

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    how would you show the owner the website. so you go in and ask for the owner and then, you take your laptop out and go to the URL? also, how much would you sell the website for? I can't see $1k - 2k.
     
  17. Pollux0R

    Pollux0R Registered Member

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    It's all about presentation jed123. If you position yourself as being a high quality person, who knows exactly what he's talking about, they'll give you anything. But if you don't, you'll either get an uninterested client or you'll get low-balled. ​↓
     
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