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A week ago I wrote that consultants who blog (including me) don’t get direct business from their weblog readers. It has occurred to me that I’ve never actually asked for business from my readers. One of the first things a salesmen learns is to ask for the sale, but I’ve never done that. So as something of an experiment, I’m going to make an offer that is exclusively open to you, my weblog readers.

The first 50 people who contact me will get can sign up for a retainer program that is normally only open to my past clients. For $100 a month, you’ll get two hours of consulting with a guaranteed minimum turnaround time of 2 business days. What sort of consulting? Just about anything Web related that you want.

  • Perl, ASP, or PHP development
  • Movable Type customization
  • Site design
  • Server management
  • Marketing
  • Product analysis
  • Lots of other things; just ask

Need more help than that? For $500 a month, you can get a full day of my undivided attention. I’ll spend a day every month on your site adding features, updating content, improving the design, standing on my head, or doing whatever else you want.

Think of me as a Web expert for hire. Retainers are billed monthly on six-month subscriptions.

Gerald
June 24, 2003 12:41 PM

Please keep us informed whether your new marketing strategy has been successful or not :)

Gerald
June 27, 2003 4:03 AM

I have forgotten to tell you that I am a consultant (far away in germany). So the above question is no joke. I am focussing on search engine marketing and if your blog self marketing approach would be successful it would be reasonable to combine this approach with SEO techniques.

Adam Kalsey
July 3, 2003 11:56 PM

Update... Not a single response. Not one person took me up on the offer.

Jesper
July 19, 2003 1:44 PM

Ouch.

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