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Your Greatest Offline Selling Weapon - Yourself!

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by adhept, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. adhept

    adhept Junior Member

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    Hey all
    Just thought I'd share a little advise for people selling offline. It's pretty much common sense, but it works and oddly I don't see people mentioning it much!

    NEVER MISS AN CHANCE TO SELL

    I was getting my hair cut yesterday, my usual guy is on his honeymoon so I went to a nice place around the corner. Whilst chatting to the owner (as you know, hairdressers LOVE to chat) she mentioned she was launching her range of beauty products online in the next month.

    End result, one £1,200 order for an online shop site (i've already done it with shopperpress, she's delighted with the results) with 90 products to add (2-3 hours work max) and a monthly commission for £800 for SEO (of which I plan to spend £500 on outsourcing and keep the difference)

    It's that easy. I've also picked up jobs in pubs, clubs and even when buying fags - it's a case of making yourself a walking advert for your business. Dress well, don't behave too badly and charm people into giving you work!

    It just goes to show, never, ever miss a chance to promote yourself!
     
  2. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Seen a few of these stories before on here, I think one was with some guys mechanic or something.
     
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    hostie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm always explaining solutions for businesses and entrepreneurs that I meet in person. I've made quite a few sales for various things doing so.

    It's obviously not my main form of selling, but it does help to network with anyone you meet.

    You never know what type of lead you can generate or sale you can make.
     
  4. Canuck

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    Congrats :)

    This sounds eerily similar to a deal I'm working out at the moment.. She wasn't a hairdresser, but she wants to sell a beauty product online.

    Numbers we kicked around were ~$1500 for the online store + email marketing campaign setup (opt-in forms, autoresponder, etc). Ongoing SEO starting at about $750/mo. Website setup + first month SEO retainer (as setup cost) to get started.

    2 hours with my designer (~$100), 5-6 hrs with my dev (~$200), and a few hours of onsite SEO setup (which I'll do myself.. I actually like doing the SEO work). Ongoing SEO maintenance I'll handle in <2hrs/mo - with maybe $100-150 spent on outsourcing link building/writing (probably less, competition looks weak).

    Extra cash: hosting + aweber affiliate commission, free lunch for referring her to my copywriter :p
     
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    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    Fyi for the american crowd- fags in england are cigarettes. Great share,
     
  6. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    lmao :D
     
  7. graddis

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    so someone smokes a fag??? ;)