However, as a new business, I didn’t have the money to pay for a web design company to redo my website or a SEO specialist to help my search results.
To overcome this, I decided to try exchanging services with a web design company.
I Googled web design companies in my local area and picked a few companies that I liked the look of and sent out a few emails. If you can find the name of the director and address the email to him you’ll get a better response compared to sending emails out to info@... Or enquiries@...
Here is an example of the email I sent out.
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name’s Dominic, and I have recently started up a personal training and massage business. I have a website, www.feelgoodpt.co.uk, but I would like to improve the professional image of the website and add some more information.
As a new business I don’t have the resources to spend on a website but I would be more than happy to exchange services. I can offer individual personal training or group training for your business. If this is something you could be interested in please let me know.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.”
After the web design agency replied I met one of the directors for coffee and we discussed his goals, how many sessions his services are worth, location, times etc.
Have a look at my site at the moment - the new one is going to go live next week!
Exchanging services doesn’t just have to be with a web designer ....
Give it a go and see if it works. Have you tired anything like this before?