QUOTE(Jill @ Nov 27 2005, 05:13 PM)
It could be the "too hungry" thing I was speaking of earlier. As I said, when you don't need the money, it falls into your lap!
You could be right - I followed people up who requested a quote. A couple of people thanked me and told me that because of "situation XYZ" they will now review the proposal next Tuesday and get back to me on Wednesday. So I would follow up by the Thursday or Friday if I had not heard.
Eventually you lose a great deal of time with such followups.
I just spent a week in another city (where I will be moving to May 1 and have lived previously) having meetings with web designers, other SEO firms, email marketers, online advertising people - all people within my network. Basically just talking about how we could offer SEO packages to web design clients, web analytics training to government clients, etc. Even if something comes out of this (these people have all referred work to me in the past), it will be January before anything kicks in!
I had some great email exchanges with someone who posted in the contracting and subcontracting forum here...but then the conversation died. I am hoping it is due to the US Thansgiving as I spent a great deal of time doing a site analysis rather than just a "I can do SEO for you" proposition *LOL* I am finding that posts in that forum are not paying off...
Oh and I did one more thing ;-) I gave some money to my WordPress designer guy to fulfill my blog and website wish list - he can do it so quickly that I am better of spending the money so that I can focus on other areas and earn money faster!
On that note I just lined up an interview for a job for Tuesday. Ick! I don't want a job *grin* I want clients!