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You think I could do this without meeting clients face to face?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by emaloy97, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. emaloy97

    emaloy97 Junior Member

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    Hi, so I really want to start offline marketing. I'm great with web design and content management systems, I know how to use adobe fireworks to do logo design, I know about reseller hosting, and I can do seo and upkeep on websites.

    The catch? I'm 15.

    Could I run a design/host/seo business finding offline clients without meeting face to face? I'm pretty mature for y age, and I know I can handle this. I could even do phone calls as my voice is deep enough to pass for someone older. What do you think?
     
  2. emaloy97

    emaloy97 Junior Member

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    Can also write letters.
     
  3. SmileAtmyWins

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    Do it. All you need is a check. But don't get discouraged if you decide to cold call.
     
  4. emaloy97

    emaloy97 Junior Member

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    Ok. Thanks!!!
     
  5. mohan1218

    mohan1218 Registered Member

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    There's a Guy named Gurbaksh Chahal...Who started an Internet Advertising company when he was 16 and sold after 2yrs for $40Mil... of course it was back in Dot Com boom days...But If He could do it, you can do it too...Watch his Interviews on Youtube...Read his Biography!

    BTW, Now he is worth over $100Mil at 30yrs...
     
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  6. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    Dude if you are that worried. Just get a friend of your parents or someone to go with you. Pay him a percentage if he closes the deal.
     
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    r97584 Newbie

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    Go for it! If you are going to cold call, just remember, nothing is personal. You have to have a thick skin.
     
  8. cash202

    cash202 Elite Member Premium Member

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    Meet them. I would rather deal with a clever 15 year old than with 40+ old fart.
     
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  9. ice41

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    Go for it! Be confident with your skills and show the client that you can do the job.
    PM me if you need help in web design / wordpress :)
     
  10. yrkraf

    yrkraf Newbie

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    Go for it dude, might sound like a funny question but do you sound like a 15 year old on the phone ?
    If not then there's no reason that you'd do any worse than anybody else who's cold calling.

    You might have to think about how to structure your business with no meetings, I work full time so I'm planning to cold call during my lunch break, and can't do meetings. I will build the sites at night.

    I'm planning to offer a basic site for £110 and just tell people that I don't do meetings for these basic sites, if they are interested in a £1500 + custom design I'll book an afternoon off work to meet them (don't tell them that obviously) .

    The reason I'll do it this way is that I want them to go for the cheaper option with hosting & no meetings since that's the way I can do this around working full time.
     
  11. emaloy97

    emaloy97 Junior Member

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    Yeah my voice is deep enough now but I could pass for 21+ on the phone. This threads kinda irrelevant now I've already sold 2 sites an been contracted for seo. I use contracted loosely its 3000 for a year with all payments combined.