3 Tips to Get a New Client Right Away

by Melanie Rembrandt, www.rembrandtwrites.com on September 12, 2012

Now that summer is coming to a close and you’ve started your fall schedule with the kids back in school, are you ready to get going to increase sales at your business?

Well, if you’d like to get a new client right away, here are three tips that might help:

  1. Ask!

Make a list of all of your business associates and call or e-mail them. Ask them if they know of anyone seeking your services right now, and if they can give you a personal referral.

Then, contact the referrals they give you and see what happens. People are more likely to hear business pitches via referrals from people they know so give it a shot. You may be surprised at how much new business comes in!

  1. Offer a Free Test.

Approach a potential, new client and tell him or her that you’ll provide a free test of your services for a certain amount of time. Depending on how you set it up to fit their particular needs, if they receive new sales, an increase in business, more site traffic, etc., they can then pay you a certain amount at that time, or you can arrange to start a new project at a specific fee.

By seeing your services in action and how you work together, potential clients are more likely to hire you, especially if you provide value.

  1. Upsell.

If you have new services to offer, don’t forget your current clients. Review their particular goals, and figure out how you can help them succeed with your products and services. If there are certain services they are not using that would be beneficial to them, make sure you approach them with your solutions.

If you see a need you can fulfill, be creative and figure out ways you can help them accomplish more. You can often find new opportunities with your current clients if you take the time to look for them.

Take That Extra Step.

If you are looking for new clients, take a moment to develop a plan of action. Reach out to your list of contacts for referrals, pursue your dream clients with test projects, and don’t forget to look at how you can fulfill the needs of your current clients.

This takes some time and creativity. But your efforts can lead to a significant increase in sales for your business… without spending a fortune on marketing.

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