Are you into selling but without technical computer skills? Or you are someone good at computer but without the gift of pitching your skills? If you are both someone who can negotiate a deal and someone who knows how to make a website then I hope this article can help you earn your first $500 monthly in the next 30 days.
Technical Skills Required: With Basic Skills in Making Websites
Target Market: Any Local Business in Your Community who has No Website
When it comes to the idea of making money I would disagree if someone will go hungry with the opportunities online and here are my steps in earning your $500 monthly.
1. Branding yourself
Before we go with the next step, I want you to brand yourself. Just help me answer the following:
Your company name: (Any name that represent your service/product)
Your product: Website Making for Local Businesses
Core Mission: To empower local businesses to be visible online by creating user-friendly websites at an affordable cost. (you can copy this if you like)
Normally it would cost people $200-400 to create a website from scratch. But some websites offer it at $20 but with limited service or items to be added in the website. But going back to our core focus “empowering business to be visible online.” I believe that increasing your price may lead to your potential customers to find somebody else to do it for them.
So go for the competitive pricing. Remember you can charge premium price for one customer but not get new customer after or price reasonably and give extra value so they will bring more customers to you and keep you to do all future project for them later on. You can choose.
My recommended price between $50-$100 per year.
- self-hosted site or website with their own domains set-up (choose godaddy or wordpress)
- free templates plus training on updating their site for blogs or new product posts
- 15 menus or pages
Now you might be thinking that it’s too much. Think of creating value. That is the power to this business. There are so many people who can do it. I set-up my whole site without the help of a programmer. They can do it too if they want.
3. Identifying you target market
Now, think of existing business in your location. Answer the following;
a. Write down the names of top 10 businesses/organizations in in you location.
b. Do they have existing websites?
If yes, do an assessment on the website and look for areas that can be improved.
If no, BINGGO! They are your hot markets.
c. Know the contact person and approach them.
4. Have a print out of your package and service.
A 2-3 pages printed information about your service and it’s package is a perfect idea. You can use it in approaching them. Having your business card is an extra points for you.
Since your product is website making you need to have yours too so you have sample to present to them.
5. Look for someone to negotiate for you
If you cannot have the nerve to do the pitch. Ask friends or someone with the skill to do the pitching. A 10-20% share per project is a generous one. The happier your salesman is the more business he/she will bring to you.
Now can you really earn $500 monthly?
If you sell your product at $100/project you only need 5 projects per month or offering it at $50/project only needs 10 projects monthly. What if you get more? The happier I will be for you. Maybe you can send me you testimonial later as motivation to write more ideas like this.
Go out! Help the communities and you will have your reward.