I got my first customer today! Main takeouts
I hope you are killing it this week.
Long story short today I got my first customer! I am so excited I cant describe it in words.
I have started my online unlimited design & video ads editing service in January 2019...
Before that I had been freelancing for 1 and a half years. One day I had enough and said...fuck it . I was fed up with clients who obviously couldn't value design & video and also with negotiating the price all the time with these people.
I wanted to try something new and something scalable.
That is why I decided to start productized service online and set my own prices! People would pay upfront. Flat monthly rate of 399 dollars and then could ask for whatever day want right? Just like that...
I was so excited when I launched my website in January, expecting at least 10 people jumping for my product like crazy monkeys...Nothing happened.
I quickly realized it is not going to be that easy... So, I started doing content marketing, posting in various forums, groups on facebook etc. and nothing worked. I started questioning my product but then again...there is a competition doing good so there must be something I dont know. I wanted to get the clients online so badly... not having to talk with customers directly. After few weeks I realized that this is not way to get clients when you are just starting online.
Nobody knows you, you have no reviews and no recognition. Why would they buy from you? There is no trust.
Today, I said fuck it again...I picked up my phone and started offering to companies and I officially landed a client!
I am going to continue calling companies to get first 10 clients to acquire recurring revenue and then start investing in paid advertisements.
The main takeout is: When you are just starting, get yourself out there and start contacting businesses directly. This way you will gain recognition, first revenue and confidence in your product. I know it is uncomfortable... but this is the quickest way to see whether there is demand for your product. Save yourself some time and money...
If you have finished reading this...cheers mate! If you have any questions, just ask. I will reply to all of them.