So in today’s post, I’m gonna talk about how to start your own digital marketing agency, okay?
How did you start how to get your first clients and Online Business ?
And then how to go through take it from zero to ten thousand dollars per month.
Okay, and then once you’re at ten thousand dollars per month How many of you guys would love me to show you?
How to take it from ten thousand dollars per month to even a hundred thousand dollars per month in Online Business ?
How would you guys like to see exactly what I’ve done to go through within twelve months?
Take my business from in essence zero to over a hundred thousand dollars per month with what I’m doing here, okay with Online Business ?
We’ve got star from Venice Beach what welcome star Okay, awesome guys.
That’s we’re gonna cover today at AgencyConsultin.io and more things too. We’re gonna go through because obviously like if you’re wanting to start your own digital marketing agency. That’s the core that’s obviously the title of this video.
You need to know how to get your first clients. You know how to go to have success with those clients because I know a lot of people. They like want to start their own agency, but their biggest fear .
This is me a couple years ago is why I want to get clients. But what if I have no idea how to help them how to run ads for them how to get leads or success or any of that stuff.
How to really build a digital marketing agency?
So, I want to cover that for you all today get those first couple and honestly, you can run your own market agency as a one-man show and take in a ten thousand dollars per month Fairly easy.
It really is not that hard. That’s what I went through and did but now I’ve kind of merged to the fact where I am Just you know I’m trying to go through and specialize only in sales and market.
We’re going to talk about that here as well, okay, so Awesome guys.
Let’s jump into this so the first point.
What you need to do first is go through and get experience with Facebook advertising with marketing with starting your own agency.
Whether it’s SEO Facebook Ads Google Ads whatever it is and so Number one key point number one kind of contradicts number two which I’ll tell you about here It is a little bit, but you need experience, so it doesn’t matter.
What clients you’re going to go through and grab could be chiropractors, dentists, real estate agents, gym owners, restaurants anything you just need to go through and get familiar with the whole Facebook advertising marketing process right now when I first got started This is me back when I was super naive with all this stuff.
Whatever the timeframe is and say hey look you know I’ve been really studying Facebook advertising.
It’s really hot right now, there’s so many successful case studies out there and I want to go through and help you with your restaurant with your gym with your you know real estate agency.
Whatever it is and help you go through and market that business Okay, so you go through and you say hey?
You don’t even have to pay me Okay After the two-week trial or before we trial whatever you’re doing you can say then we can go through and we can talk about What the right amount to pay me is?
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And we kind of move forward from there, okay, so we’ll just like we’ll use your Facebook advertising money Okay So they set aside a budget of 200 400 500 whatever the number is and you go use that money to gain that skill set Because honestly guys I’ve been through a lot of Facebook advertising Courses and all that stuff especially when I first got started but honestly at the other day it all comes down to just getting that experience and going through and Using the ads manager in Facebook or Google or any of that stuff And you will learn way quicker way more by actually going through and gaining that experience okay, so anyway, that’s number one and the best way to go through and get clients you guys have probably seen this on some other trainings of Mine or some other people is just going through and posting on Facebook hey, I’ve been studying Facebook ads where I’ve been studying you know at Google Ads or whatever you’re like been focusing on and I’m looking for some people to go through and help them out.
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How many times in your life when you're on a closing call in a meeting, and your prospects say toyou, I want to think about it, or send me some more information? What happens? You never hear from them again.
It is a fucking lie.
Prospects lie all the time.
When they say they want to think about it that's not actually what they're saying.
What they're actually sayingis one of these three things.
First one is, I don't have the money.
But they don't want to admitit, so what do they tell you? They lie to you.
They say, well let me think about it or let me get back to you.
They never get back to you.
They never call you back.
When you're on the phone with a prospect one of these two things happen.
Either you're closingthem, why they should buy or they're closing you, whythey shouldn't buy right now.
Makes sense? So, the second thing, whatthey're actually saying is, well, I don't see the value.
When they say they want to think about it, what they're actually saying is, yeah you have presented your offer but I don't see the value of this.
And that's why they delay the sale.
There's a reason why they are on the phone with you in the first place.
Number three, when they say,I want to think about it, what they actually mean is,I don't see the urgency, why I should buy right now,why should I buy right now? As a closer you have not shown them, you have not presented the value.
You have not articulated the value.
You have not instilled that urgency, why they need to buy right now.
And that's why they don't buy.
And you let them getaway with that excuse, that, let me think about it.
So, when clients, they say,well let me think about it, what should you reply? How do we handle their objection? If you handle the objectionthe way that I just handled it, you're gonna lose the sale.
I have already lost their sale.
There are two ways you can handle this, comment below and pay attention.
The first way is, what I call preframing.
Before you go into any sales meeting, before you get on any sales call, you can say something like this, well Mr.
Prospect, thepurpose of this meeting today, or the purpose of this phonecall today is to determine, to see if it's a good fit foryou and I to work together.
By the end of our conversation, there are three thingsthat you could say to me.
First thing you could say is, a yes, and you and I think it's a good fit.
And we're going to move forward and we're going to do business.
And that fine, that's it, that's good.
The second thing that youcould say to me, it is a no.
And I want you to know it'sperfectly okay to say no to me.
The third thing that you could say but that I don't want you tois, I want to think about it.
Because I've been doing this a long time and usually when people saythey want to think about it, what they really mean is a no.
I would just prefer, justtell me a straight no.
No hard feelings whatsoever.
So, before we get started,before we proceed, can we make a simple agreement? You're only going to tellme one of these two things, either a yes or a no, is that fair? What have I just done there? I've preframed the entire conversation.
Now at the end it's very, very, very difficult for them to say no.
And I've take the pressure away and give them the permission,it's okay to say no to me.
If we're not going to do business, if it's not a good fit,it's perfectly fine.
So, that's preframing.
Another thing that you can do is, when this comes up atthe end, when people say, yeah that sounds good, let me get back to you, let me think about it.
Don't be afraid to be direct, because prospects lie and they always use smokes and mirrors.
You want to get to the core.
You want to get to the truth.
You don't want to let them get away with their smoke andmirror, get their truth.
As a high ticket closer, as a good closer, you get to the bottom line.
So, here's what you do when they say, I want to think about it.
You say, you know what Mr.
Prospect, when people say that to me,that they want to think about it what they mean is actually a no.
You just don't want to hurt my feelings.
Isn't this the case here? And people will be like, what? You are so fucking direct, you're like, you're basically indirectlysaying, I don't buy this.
Let's get to the bottom line of this.
Then you ask them the next question, so isn't this the case here? You just don't want tohurt my feelings, isn't it? Before I get off the phone, Mr.
Prospect, why did you call me in the first place? You circle back, you circle back, finding out about theirneeds, about their pain point And then you go back tothe money question again.
It's the money isn't is? It's always the fucking money.
Of course it's the money, if money's no object they would've bought right now.
It's always the money.
So you ask them the question,it's the money isn't it? And they'll be like, yeah it's the money.
It's not within my budget, Idon't have that kind of money, whatever it is.
Then you as a closer, now you offer an alternative, a solution.
Well, let's just pretend Icould finance this for you or let's just pretendwe could offer multiple, multiple payments, we can break this up.
that wouldn't make a difference, would it? Oh yeah, that would,that would help a lot.
Well, let's talk about it then.
You see you get to the core of the problem and that's how you handle,let me think about it.
It's about your conviction,about your certainty.
Remember you cannot helpthem if you don't sell them.
If you truly believe in what you offer, you truly believe in thevalue of your products and services, what do you need to do? You need to have thebelief that you are morally obligated to close them, to sell them, because deep down youknow when they walk away from this conversation you'llnever hear from them again.
Their lives won't be changed.
The business won't be changed.
They will stay stuck in the same way.
So, as a closer, it is your job, your duty, your mission to close them.
You can't help them, ifyou don't close them.
Food for thought.
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One of the questions that I get from youguys all the time is "Jordan how do i price my services for my marketingagency?" Well in today's video we're gonna go through a bunch of the pricingstrategies and tips that you're going to want to be aware of for each differentservice for your marketing agency so if you're interested in that stay tunedhere we go.
All right welcome back everybody my name is Jordan Steen alsoknown as Cereal Entrepreneur and at this channel we talk all about starting amarketing agency building a personal brand or really just building any kindof online business so if you're interested in any of those topics makesure you hit the subscribe button and the notification bell in the bottomright hand corner so that way you get all of our updates free trainingsgiveaways that we do here at my channel every single week now pricing yourservices can be super challenging and this is something that is very importantto do because it tells whether or not your business is actually gonna make itor not and especially if you don't have any experience this can become even morechallenging so that's why in today's video I wanted to go through theguidelines for social media marketing email marketing website design anddevelopment pay-per-click marketing and search engine optimization and we'lleven talk about creating content for your clients or any potential businessthat you might be working with and how you're gonna want to go about pricingthose services oh and make sure to stay tuned to the end of this video where I'mgonna give you one thing that you're going to want to know about pricing yourservices that I swear by that a lot of people try to avoid but I promise youit's the best way to build campaigns and pricing packages for your clients andit's something that you're going to want to know now it's important when puttingtogether your pricing strategy to understand a couple of things the amountof time it's gonna take you to complete a job also your value right and whoyou're going to be hiring or outsourcing work to what their value is rightbecause those two things really determine what you need to charge sothat way you make a profit right you need to make more than you're spendingon the completion of the service then you are actually bringing in from yourclient right you need they need to be paying you more than what you'respending on that service to complete it and so that's something you guysneed to start looking into really you need to look at things on an hourlybasis how much does the service cost per hour and whatwill it take for us to get it completed and a lot of the times what happens ismost businesses go in and they undersell themselves and then they start doing alot of extra work that they didn't agree to and what ends up happening is you'respending way more time working on one little project than you should be rightand so that's what you guys need to start to understand is instead oflooking at it as we're gonna do this many post look at how much time it'sgonna take you to complete all of those jobs and then what you're going to haveto pay someone or what your time is worth to be able to get those jobs doneso what I would recommend for someone newer or even someone not newer is toput together some base price tiers or packages that basically say at thisrange we're going to do this much work or at this next range we'll do this muchwork right and what I always recommend is starting off with a minimum of abouta thousand to $1500 going up to about $10,000 to start right because most ofyou aren't gonna take on the $50,000 a month clients just yet and I wouldn'trecommend doing it yet if you're brand new either so put together your basepackages from about 1,500 to about $10,000 and what those would look likenow the cool thing is if you're working in a specific niche or two or threeniches then the the cool thing is most of the time you're gonna be performingthe same services for the same style of business and the reason being is becauseonce you figure out a method it's going to work again and again and again fordifferent for different businesses in that same niche so quick question do youguys offer pricing tiers or do you actually offer packages to your clientsI'd like to see what you guys are offering so just leave that in a commentbelow now personally I recommend doing at least a little bit of social mediamanagement in every package or you know campaign that you put together for aclient a lot of the time especially with local businesses it's going to be forremarketing purposes right running remarketing style ads to people who havevisited the website because cold traffic is a lot harder to generate for smallbusinesses with limited budgets and limited ad budgets so I recommendlooking at doing at least a little bit of remarketing for businesses on socialmedia and if at the very if they can afford to do more than do some of theirmanagement and posting and community engagement as well so really you're justgoing to look at spending up you're having them spend at the veryfive hundred dollars for you to manage one to two accounts one big account likeFacebook or Instagram or YouTube something like that and then the otheraccount would be you know Twitter or something smaller LinkedIn somethingthat they aren't doing as much focus on but they're still wanting a presence tobuild there in the future and then as they up their budget you can start toadd in more services for each of their primary platforms but ideally to managetwo or three platforms let's say it's Facebook Instagram and maybe you knowLinkedIn you're wanting to get about a thousand to fifteen hundred dollars atthe minimum to do the wide range of services where you're posting on eachplatform maybe once you know not even necessarily once per day but at leastfour to five times per week and you're doing some remarketing on their ad spendplatforms and in case you didn't know building the proposal is part of puttingtogether the pricing strategy because that's where you start to put togetherthe price to go in and pitch that business owner so if you aren't familiarwith the proposal side of things and how you should actually go about buildingthose then check out this video on the top right hand corner now the next thingwe want to talk about is with ad spend an ad spend is something that you'reactually going to add on top of your management fee for social right so ifyou're managing their social campaigns that's fine if you're spending on adsyou need to charge them a separate fee and this is essentially how I work itout if they're spending less than $3,000 then I will give them a five hundred toseven hundred and fifty dollar management fee that's it flat ratemanagement fee above three thousand dollars I will charge them anywhere from20 to 30 percent of their ad spend it that way it makes it a little bit moreaffordable for clients who are on the lower end but also you have to makemoney right and if a client wants to spend five hundred dollars on ads andthat's all they have that's fine but to do twenty to thirty percent of a fivehundred dollar spend is only a hundred dollars and that's still a lot of timethat you're putting into creating the campaign so not worth it right that'swhy we recommend a flat rate for the first three thousand dollars and thenafter that you can switch to that twenty to thirty percent model the third thingwe're going to talk about is email marketing and automation and this isalso a really lucrative service if you do it the right way and if you run emailmarketing campaigns effectively a lot of people think this is airrelevant form of marketing but if you do it the right way it really is a superlucrative style of business and really a super lucrative style of marketing sowhat I recommend here is if you're going to do email marketing for most of youwith local small business clients you don't really need to worry about thistoo much newsletters all of that isn't super effective but if you do havemedium-sized businesses or online businesses that you're working with thatcould definitely use an email marketing campaign then you're gonna want to startby building automations and I recommend starting with at least a $500 charge permonth to manage and keep up with that automation updated make sure that you'reyou know making sure that people who unsubscribe get removed and that you'reupdating tags and links inside the automations to make sure that itimproves also because you're going to be managing the lists and segmentingcontacts inside of those lists so you're gonna want to make sure you charge atleast $500 for the basic automation now when you get into super complexautomations for email and you're driving several thousands of subscribers permonth or essentially leads per month then you need to be charging what it'sworth and so for something where you're generating I would say look at it at acost per lead basis right what does the average lead generate them in sales howmuch does that average lead typically cost online via email marketing and thenwhat you can do is you can kind of set your pricing based off of that or youcan do a flat rate we build an email automation funnel that manage it that wedo this much management this much segmentation we do this many lists thatwe build new each month and we'll update this we'll manage this many contacts fora minimum of $5,000 per month right so it's kind of up to you you need to lookat each service and say okay how much is it how much time is it going to take usto manage that automation to segments to do tagging link building andoptimization for that email campaign each month and at the very minimum youshould charge you know whatever your hourly rate is times the amount ofmaintenance but also take into consideration if this is an evergreenautomation it's going to continually generate leads right so you want to makesure that it's set up in a way where you're continually being paid your valuefrom the amount of leads that you're generating for them the fourth thing wewant to talk about is basic SEO services because we'relooking at minimums for this video right and so what I recommend is at least aminimum of $500 per month and this could be to optimize their site blog contentdo keyword research and the very minimum of what's required now the more contentyou add into the creation process each month the more pages that you'reoptimizing each month shouldn't be incorporated into the cost factor theminimum though should be about $500 per month to manage several pages each monthalso there's other services out there that really work well for localbusinesses like for example we recommend in my course van desta and then that'sit as a service that costs $249 and you can easily turn around and chargeclients around 250 to 300 dollars per month for that same service and what thecool thing is is with the nastas platform you can put up to 1,000 Ibelieve new customers on to that one license right so you can have a thousandpeople paying $250 for a product that you're only paying $250 for do you seewhere the money comes in and so that's the thing you have to look at whatsoftware services you're going to use if you're going to use any how you're goingto resell those and if you're not going to use those software services whatspecific on-site or off-site SEO marketing services are you performingthat you're going to be charging for the next service we're going to talk aboutis pay-per-click and that's with Google Adwords and this one is super simplelike Facebook ads and social marketing I recommend doing a minimum of a $500management fee and I also recommend if you're going to work with businessesthat they spend no less than $1,000 on a pay-per-click campaign on Google it is avery competitive market and it is more expensive than Facebook so you're gonnawant to keep that in mind a minimum of $1,000 and again the same rules that weuse on social ad spins apply to pay-per-click we're gonna do 500 dollarsup to $3,000 in ad spend and then from there we're going to charge a 20 to 30%management fee on the total ad spend finally is web development and this isone of the hardest services to price for because you could have a four page basicsite to an eight page basic site or you could have a site like mine CerealEntrepreneur where we have over I think over 300 pages because we have a ton ofblog content and other pages that kind of relate back to our site so to saythat it would just be anywhere from a thousand to five thousand dollars wewould be a little ignorant what I going to tell you is this one of thebest ways to get a good price for a new person in web development because now Ican look at a project and kind of gauge about how much we should charge just byknowing the industry and how websites work for someone new what I recommenddoing is going on to something like lucidchart and building a workflow orreally a skeleton of your website basically just draw out what yourwebsite is going to look like all of the pages all of the navigation how manytabs you want in each right and then you what you can do is you can take that toa developer and give them your budget and say look I'm not trying to spend anymore than this on this website do you think this is a project that you canmanage then they will give you a yes or no and why or why not and then you canreally start to figure out well why wouldn't they give you that rate whywould they give you that rate should you have done you know ask for a cheaperrate and then what you can do is you shop around that's what you know newpeople that you just have to learn to shop around really and to figure outwhat people are charging for specific services also to be able to look atportfolios for those web developers and say yes that's a good site versusobviously no that's not a good site I would never pay you $5,000 for that nowpersonally I don't manage web development like I'm not a web developerso if you want an idea of a site project and what we did and how much our sitecosts now again we already have a lot of this pre developed all they have to dois migrate a lot of it but we migrated our site and did a complete redesign ofour site and added a few extra pages but if you want look at the CerealEntrepreneur web site we spent about two thousand dollars developing that sitewhich is a site that you could easily take and turn around to another customerof yours and if you include the kajabi back-end that would be a fifteenthousand dollar site but if you just look at the front-end WordPress sitethat you guys see a CerealEntrepreneur.
Academy that site alone we would havecharged about five to eight thousand dollars for due to the fact that we haveall kinds of different content tons of blog articles different pages thatinterlink together it has a fresh design tons of video incorporated that we youknow used to build the the authority of the website and really it's just a greatlooking site very high-performing site and so we would charge anywhere fromfive to eight thousand dollars for something like that and we only spenttwo thousand so you guys see we actually charged about 1.
5 times as much to twotimes as much as what we spent on that project andanother note is we developed it through developers in India so we got it atabout eight to ten dollars per hour on development and that's a verycompetitive price range eight to ten dollars per hour from someone in Indiais somewhat you can expect from a decent you know experienced developer in Indiathe last few things we're gonna talk about our landing pages and lead magnetswhich if you guys have heard of clickfunnels you've definitely heard oflanding pages and what I recommend guys is charging at least 500 upwards offifty thousand dollars on these lead magnets and again it takes anunderstanding of what kind of lead magnet are we creating is this aone-page simple one image call-to-action go to the next page thank you type oflanding page if so that one's probably around 500 to maybe $1,500 at the verymost depending on the industry you're working in but if you do a full lawnwebinar with four different processes in it does tracking and it does all kindsof integrations with email remarketing and stuff like that that's a differentkind of landing page with a whole different type of objective and feel andyou'll want to make sure you're getting your values worth that's why people whoactually come out of clickfunnels little training academy they're charging tenthousand to fifty thousand dollars per month just for one funnel for someclients so if it is effective if it is something that looks good and it takes awhile to develop and you're doing custom design versus just templated blockbuilders then you'll want to charge more so that's again where you want you'regonna want to look into the development side of things paying a developer todevelop that landing page for you but also taking into consideration how muchvalue you're able to generate for that business how many new leads are salesdid you bring in or can you potentially bring in for that client and thentranslate that into value on your end what about content creation rightbecause we all are looking at blogs and videos and stuff like that what contentcreation is also very different what I recommend here is looking atprices on competitive blog writers and designers graphic designers because youhave a blog writer who writes the blog but then you also have graphic designerswho create the the creative elements that go inside of a blog right outsideof that what do you have video well what you want to look at here is yourvideographer how much does a videographer cost which is anywhere from$30 to hundred and fifty dollars depending onwhere you live the experience level of that videographer but also you have tolook at the video editing which you can easily hire someone for around ten tofifteen dollars overseas on a platform like Upwork and so it makes it superaffordable for you to be able to get these jobs done why because you knowexactly where these people are at you know how much they're gonna charge andit makes it easy for you to price your services because you know what you'respending on each job but that's it for today's video guys if you want to seemore on pricing marketing services all you have to do is go right below thisvideo in the description we've left a link to our blog where everything wecovered in today's video will be there plus tons more information because wedon't want to make this a 45 minute video but if you want more informationabout pricing and all of that make sure you check out the blog over at CerealEntrepreneur Academy but since you guys stayed till the end I'm gonna give youmy super secret tip and it's not really secret if you're in one of my coursesbut because we talked about it in there but my strategy to pricing is and thesecret really is the fact that it's different for every customer we don'tlook at a customer we don't go into a customer and say this customer is gonnabe the fifteen hundred dollar package we go in and we say "Mr.
Customer what areyour goals for your business? What are you trying to do? Do you want one morecustomers three new customers twenty new customers what is it that you want to dodo you want to just drive more traffic build awareness about your business inthe area because nobody knows you're there yet right what is your goal foryour campaign?" And then once we understand that we take a look at thebusiness the competitors and what they're doing what's currently workingwe take into consideration what type of business so they are are they localare they regional national right and then once we understand all of that thenwe go back and we look at the services that we have in our you know in ourarmory basically and we say what can we take from those services to provide acampaign that's going to benefit them but also that is something that's withinthe price range that we kind of came up with in the first initial meeting we hadwith them right because in that first meeting you're asking questions likewell what's your marketing budget been like in the past what have you done inthe past did it work right and that's going to tell you about how much they'respending then you take that and you start to use it to gauge basically whattype of campaign you're going to start them off with and then you put togetherthree different pricing packages basically for them with a middle tiera higher tier and a lower tier so that way it's hard for them to say no to apackage because it can't be too expensive it can't be too cheap rightyou you have one that's either right there in the middle or it's justaffordable enough or it's perfect and that's what they were wanting to see andthat's why I always start with a higher-end package first to see ifthat's going to be the one that they're looking for now guys we've done tons ofother videos on pricing services and there's tons of other information thatyou might want to know so if you want to check out those videos all you have todo is like I'm showing you right here in this video just go over to my youtubechannel click on that little search icon and then type in pricing and it willshow you all of the pricing videos that we've put together on my channel butthat's it for me guys thank you so much for watching if you have any questionsabout pricing or if any of this doesn't make sense make sure to leave them inthe comments below this video but I'm gonna get out of here make sure yousubscribe until next time Cereal Entrepreneur out bye guys ready to startliving the six-figure work wherever be your own boss lifestyle well at CerealEntrepreneur Academy we'll teach you how to use a laptop and internet to startyour own social media and digital marketing agency get started with ourfree Facebook Ads training links in the description below guys see you in thecourse, Cereal Entrepreneur out!.
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