Welcome to our Halal Business Strategy series.
In this blog, we will share the step-by-step game plan on what you need to know before you consider the agency business model and what things you should keep in mind to really hit that six-figure mark and be successful as an agency owner.
For many people starting an agency is an amazing entryway into entrepreneurship and the business world because all you really need is to learn a specific skill set that you can leverage to help businesses, whether it’s through digital marketing, graphic design, or web development, SEO or really anything.
It’s straightforward and a great way to generate a highlighted income online because you’re simply providing a service. The margins are amazing as you’re not buying any products or shipping anything.
You’re earning money in exchange for a service you provide. So the only cost to you is your time, and the only requirement is to have the skill set.
It’s an effortless way to start earning higher income online.
Let’s dive into the game plan of the steps you need to follow if you’re considering starting.
#1 Focus On Offering One Thing To One Person
One of the mistakes that we see most beginner agency owners making is they think they need to offer all kinds of services simultaneously.
We don’t blame you for having this kind of mindset because most of the time if you google agency on the internet, you will find agencies like digital marketing, social media management, or video editing, where they provide 20 different offerings and packages. Also, they work with anyone and everyone.
Speaking from our experience, you have to just focus on offering one thing to one person, and that’s the key to your success.
One specific clientele.
What we mean by that is simply focus on one specific skill set and perfect that skill set because in the beginning, you won’t have a team within your agency who would help you in providing different services. Firstly, your main goal should be to get high-paying clients and some valuable testimonials, so focusing on one specific skill will give you the success you desire.
Once you start making $2000/mo or $5000/mo, you can consider hiring people and packing different areas, like consultant agencies, social media, or graphic design agencies.
Start building and perfecting your skills through mentorship programs or taking classes on different platforms like Skillshare, Udemy, or Coursera.
You really need to become an expert within the service or skill you provide because this way, your clients will be extremely satisfied as your skills will help them solve problems and grow exponentially.
#2 Create An Irresistible Offer
The second tip we have for you if you’re considering starting an agency is to create an irresistible offer.
Many people think that it’s enough to say we offer digital marketing or social media management as services, but actually, it’s not.
There are hundreds, not thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of other entrepreneurs offering the same thing that you are. So what’s going to differentiate you is by creating an irresistible offer.
The two elements of an irresistible offer:
1. There should be a clear outcome for your client
Setting a clear goal for your clients will help you create an irresistible offer. When you’re starting off, you don’t need to rely on a number, but at least getting them the specific outcome for their business will change the game for both of you.
Suppose you work in the healthcare department, so you can say, we’re going to get you new patients every week to grow your business, or if you work with real estate agents, you can simply say, we’re going to get you more real estate deals and leads that are looking to sell their homes.
That sounds a lot more attractive than just saying we will grow your business with digital marketing.
When you’re specific about who your client is, you can be clear about the result they will get when working with you.
You need a risk reversal guarantee
What’s a risk reversal guarantee?
It is essentially a guarantee that will allow you to eliminate the risk from your clients when they look at your offer or are on the fence, like not sure if they want to sign up to work with you. So this process will eliminate the risk for your client.
So an example of this could be:
“If you don’t see a positive Return On Investment from working with us within the next 60 days, we’ll give you your money back.”
This means that you’re assuring them that when you spend money with our business, our goal is to make you money, and if we don’t make you money, we will provide you with a refund for our services.
#3 Build A Massive Brand
The next step to building a profitable online agency is to build a massive brand.
It’s not enough anymore to say that I’m simply XYZ digital marketer or XYZ social media manager.
While that’s okay to start with, and every person needs to start somewhere, but you need to eventually associate your name with a bigger brand, a bigger vision, and a bigger picture.
When we started digital marketing, it was initially just our founder, Abby, who named his agency after his name: ASMR Consulting.
But as the marketing services grew, he eventually ended up building Practice Fuel.
It is a digital marketing brand that focuses specifically on helping healthcare providers grow their practice, and that’s why it’s called practice fuel.
So it’s now connected to a bigger brand and seems like it’s a real company with real people with a great mission in place, which invokes that trust in your clients.
If you guys know the story about The Wolf Of Wall Street, his name is Jordan Belfort.
He’s a big sales guru of our time.
Initially, when he first started, he used to be a stockbroker, and he would close small deals and make small transactions with his clients. Eventually, he realized to close bigger deals like $10K to $20K deals.
He needed a brand to stand behind. That’s when he created Stratton Oakmont to big wall street firm that caters to high-level investors and people who have a lot of money.
So this journey shows you that when it comes to charging more, really establishing that trust with your clients, and putting yourself in a position where instead of being an individual, your clients are transacting with an organization, that shift is going to really allow you to be more successful in your agency business.
The Three Steps
- Focus On Offering One Thing To One Person
- Create An Irresistible Offer
- Build A Massive Brand
Those are the three main steps and the big picture game plan you want to follow to start a profitable and lucrative halal online agency.
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