Hey guys, I just got into Instagram growth management. Have been able to send cold emails to new prospects and I’ve got these two guys who are ready to jump on board with me. But they need to see some accounts I have managed. But I don’t have any and i don’t want them knowing they are my first.
Is there a way I can go about this, i have tried telling them that there is a non-disclosure agreement with my clients but this statement is not holding with these guys. They just need proof. Any help/advise to get these clients will mean the entire world to me…Thanks.
Veritas. Tell the truth and give them a discount. They are your learning experience so they shouldn’t have to pay premium. If you’re really inexperienced you may risk their accounts in the process which is just plain unethical. The worst people to work with in the world are those who won’t admit mistakes or the potential to make them.
these people need an expert. And that’s what i claim to be (I’ve only worked as a VA in a growth agency, did the bulk of the work) Letting them know that I’ve not handled a client of my own makes me look more like an inexperienced person. But then you are right. i should have told them they are my first and offer them discounts.
Do you think i can still salvage the situation by telling them the truth when ive already mentioned that I handle some accounts and I have a non-disclosure agreement and stuffs like that?
I agree with other members that you should tell the guys upfront that they’re your first clients. This would avoid all the negative reviews they might give you after knowing from somewhere else.
Keeping that aside, you can convince them how they can benefit from you being your first clients (Tell them how you would do their work more sincerely as you don’t want bad reviews from your initial clients)
I think it’s best to keep telling them that you can’t share your clients’ usernames. Saying you’re actually a newbie will make them think that you can’t be trusted since they’ll know you’ve been lying to them from the start. They will use your service if they really need it. If they decide to not use your service, that’s fine, forget those two guys, and try finding new clients. Next time you meet potential clients, offer them a discount and tell them the truth if they ask.
Just to add to the amazing comments by others. It was not easy when I started too. I was able to land my first 5 clients with a free 3 days growth trial. The results were amazing within those 3 days and immediately I got even more accounts to manage from them. So if you are really good at it if you can go ahead and offer a trial. Although it may not be good news from some clients.
You are an inexperienced person and now you also want to be an unprofessional one by not telling the trough or implying something you’re not… if you present yourself correctly and place yourself in an expert position by talking you shouldn’t get any questions like: Am I your first client? If your prospects ask you something along those lines, that means you haven’t position yourself good in the first place