2016-12-09 00:00:00SellingEnglishLearn how to get your first paid client. Consider giving expert interviews to the media and networking with your competitors to get your...https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/ca_qrc/uploads/2017/03/self-employed-interior-designer-talks-with-client.jpghttps://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/selling/how-to-get-your-first-paid-client/How to Get Your First Paid Client

How to Get Your First Paid Client

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Snagging your first paid clients can be a challenge. You might think your lack of experience makes you stick out like a sore thumb, but there are things you can do to inspire people to patronize your small business.

  • Talk to journalists looking to interview people with your expertise. Being seen on the news or quoted in a major news publication may inspire clients to come knocking on your door.
  • Network in your community. Instead of hard-selling your products or services, listen to people and share information that can help them solve a problem.
  • Reach out to your competitors. They may have overflow business to send your way.
  • Negotiate favorable prices and terms. Things such as deferred payments for goods and services sweeten deals with potential first-time clients.
  • Offer top-notch customer service, which sends the message you care about the client’s experience with your company.

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