Category Archives: Getting a client

iPhone 3.0 Push Notification Service

Well its official guys, iPhone 3.0 has the push notification service. 3rd party applications can now utilize this service to alter/notify the end user on updates/changes in real time without launching the actual application. I’ve been looking for this for a long time and I cant wait to get my hands on it. I’ve posted my cry out here almost a year ago. I’ve also requested it here.

Notification service will allow me to stay connected with my site visitors and clients. So instead of having to check my IM account now and then when I am mobile, I could just rely on this service to alert me whenever someones trying to talk. This also means now iPhone doesnt have to ping to gmail (I use google apps) servers ever 15 mins to get emails, saves a lot of battery.

Hell yeah!

Do you social?

I mean, do you socialize?

Although small sized but most of the clients I’ve got are through referrals. Not client referrals but referrals from my friends and family. You have no idea how I was referred. Once, I spoke to a client who was referred by my very old forgotten friend’s elder brother’s wife. For a long time, I din’t even recognize whom was he talking about.

Well, this post isn’t really about how I got clients being little social, but my new plans of getting more clients being more social (this funda is also called “business networking”). Have you ever been to any local meets? Where people with common interest meet, learn, or share ideas? I dint. But I’ve always wanted to be a part of a usergroup that has small business owner gatherings. Although these were difficult to maintain at old times, new feature rich websites like meetup.com are helping people like us get access to gatherings of interest. Imagine the possibilities: Continue reading

Sample Thank You Letter

Here is a sample thank you letter I used after my visit to the client’s office.

Hi Client,

It was wonderful having the opportunity to meet you, and get to know you a little better. I can see how much value you bring to your company and how much you would like to see it succeed. I’d like to thank you for the chance to show you and your company what we can do for you to help you in your goals.

I am very excited to be a part of your growing business as my company steps into xyz industry. By all means my company will provide topnotch quality service and creativity for your online portal.

As per our discussion, I will have the required documents ready for you by the end of this week and we can move forward from there.

Once again, thank you for selecting Company Name for this project. If there are any additional questions I can answer for you, don’t hesitate to call.

Cheers,
Your Name.

Deal Closed!

This post is a continuation of last post titled: Meeting a client

Surprisingly the meeting went really good. I was not only able to sell web design services but also convinced the client to go for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I was right on time, and everything went according to the plan. Some of the key takeaways of this visit were as follows: Continue reading

Meeting a client

For the first time, I would be visiting a client, one hour drive from my place, to understand his requirements and propose a solution. I am a little nervous at the same time excited to learn from this visit. Surely, this will be awesome experience. Until now, I have never been to any of my client’s office to discuss the project. I have only done business online and mostly with clients who stay far away from my city. In fact until now, I hardly considered talking on them phone. Only emails. But as I know, things need to change, I need to go out and win trust in order to get better and happier clients. So how do I prepare myself for the visit? Here it goes… Continue reading