Day 34: Sending out FeelersMonday, March 31, 2003
Marketing oneself is something “they” always say is important… but it’s just plain hard. I suspect girls aren’t taught to praise their own abilities — much less girls raised in religious settings where pride is a sin. But I digress. If we don’t approach folks and let them know we can do the job, nobody else is going to do it for us…
So today we put out some feelers. One employer had an ad in the paper, looking for a part-time webmaster to develop database-integrated internet and intranet sites. We contacted them and suggested they consider out-sourcing the project to us. We also contacted the Yukon Progress, our local newsletter, to let them know about our services and suggest how beneficial a website would be for them.
On a (perhaps?) unrelated note, I contacted a local pet-related business that I just noticed was for sale, to see what their asking price is. It’s probably a long-shot, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.
And Billy followed up with the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, regarding both information on joining the chamber and the possibility of designing their website.
Hopefully, some of these leads will pan out. If not, at least we’ll be that much better at approaching businesses and telling them why they need us!