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    Web Designers - What would you do?

    After 9 years of owning my little web firm, I can say I am debt free, and have hosting coming in to take care of the majority of my family's bills. Yay!

    The problem: I have low motivation in getting more work. Most of my work is by referral anyway, but I would like to ramp it up a bit more. Lets say YOU had $1,000 ... or heck ... $5,000 to spend to promote your web firm, what would you do?

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    It depends on what you mean by low motivation. I would use part of that on a click-per-pay campaign and part in local advertising but... if my motivation is that I don't want to work then getting new clients is going to do more harm than good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molona
    but... if my motivation is that I don't want to work then getting new clients is going to do more harm than good.
    I agree with that one.

    Why bother, if you're not motivated to do the work after you get it anyway? You may as well just save the $1,000 each month and find someplace to invest it.

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    $1,000? Throw a party for your clients. Let them mingle at your expense and reap the ever growing good-referrals. If you get enough work anyway, then you're always free to turn down work and refer those prospects to other businesses in your area. That's a second bonus. Think laterally, because if you don't feel motivated to expand then it's not for you, but you can spread the good will in other ways.

    P.s if you work mostly as a remote operator, then think of other ways to spend the money on others for your ultimate benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    I agree with that one.

    Why bother, if you're not motivated to do the work after you get it anyway? You may as well just save the $1,000 each month and find someplace to invest it.

    Yes, my sentiments, too. If you have low motivation in accquiring new clients, then I don't quite get why you would want to spend money on "ramping up" your referrals/potential client base. That's a contradiction.

    If I had a few thousands to spare and had low motivation in getting more work, then I'd seriously consider a change of profession, thus save money to learn a new trade or start a different kind of job. I'd invest exactly null, zero, nada into something I have a very low motivation for.


    Edit: If your low motivation lies solely in the acquisition of clients rather than in the work you do, then you could use the money to hire someone who specialises in that.
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    -- you hit the nail on the head with what you said below

    Edit: If your low motivation lies solely in the acquisition of clients rather than in the work you do, then you could use the money to hire someone who specialises in that.


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