If I had to start all over, here's what I would do for the next 12 months:
**ONLY read this if you can think long term.
This is not for people looking for a two week gig.
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1. Learn SEO, FB ads, or Email marketing
These are arguable the top 3 most in-demand services that businesses need right now.
Focus on the benefits:
SEO - more visitors to their site
FB ads - more visitors to their offer
Email marketing - higher client retention + follow ups
2. Contact friends/family who could benefit
The fastest way to grow is by having testimonials and concrete results.
Your friends/family will be the easiest way to get started.
Work for FREE.
Get the numbers; they're worth GOLD to you.
More valuable then getting paid.
3. Reach out and get clients
Do I want to jump in and start with FB ads?
Yes, but not yet.
I'm cold emailing first.
It's much more affordable, and it sticks more than an ad.
You also have the chance to be more personal and grab that extra attention they're looking for.
4. Focus on the pipeline
Ok, I've found a few clients, but things are a mess and I need to organize.
Write down the entire process.
How do I onboard clients? Do the work?
How do I communicate effectively with each of them?
It'll save you HOURS.
5. Scale with Ads + Hire someone
Now I'll run ads.
I want to do less of the service fulfillment and outreach, so I'm going to have someone do it all for me.
Keep your margins 50-70% and hire on a commission basis.
True CEO now.
6. Come back to this article in a year or so and thank me
Haha I'm jk.
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