091 – Nine Ways to Find Paying WordPress Clients
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Nine Ways to Find Paying WordPress Clients
- Job Boards
– Use keyword searches to find people who are talking about WordPress
– Be helpful before telling them how much it’s going to cost
– I tend to show them how to do it to build trust
- Show off your work
– Nothing says work with me than look at the cool stuff I have created
– Gives future client an idea of your skills
- Make sure your website is updated
– It’s hard to keep on top of our own sites, but this should be a priority
- Be very detailed on what the client will receive
– Do you update WordPress, plugins, etc.?
– Do you give away any changes monthly?
- Give information away!
– Like blogging about things in the news
– Or creating videos
– All of these thing will rank in Google and lead potential clients right to your door
- Get testimonials from previous clients
– Design a simple form that you send to clients that they can answer questions
– What way the best thing working with Dustin…
– Would you recommend the service to your friends
– How could we have been more awesome?
– Is there anything else that you’d like to add?
– Add a checkbox that says “Is it okay to use this on my website?”
- Ask for referrals
– Once you finish up with a client, ask them if they know of anyone in the market for a website.
– Offer a referral bonus to people when they bring you a new client
– Or you can offer a free month’s of hosting or free domain renewal
- Send an email to past clients
– This could lead to more work
— Dustin Hartzler (@DustinHartzler) August 29, 2012
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