I recently requested a proposal from a developer for some work. I filled out an online form, then a few days later received an e-mail asking ME to call THEM, so I could discuss the details and learn the price.
Are you kidding me?
First rule of business, 90% of the time, it’s not the best person who wins, it’s the one who calls back. If you want me to give you MY money, trust you with MY project or
allocate MY time, guess what…
YOU need to call ME. Not the other way around.
It’s not just that you are not being proactive when you ask me to call you, you are being unprofessional and disrespectful. Yes, even if the service you provide once retained is fabulous. I don’t know that. I haven’t hired you yet.
So, notice to anyone who wants my business (spelled m-o-n-e-y) or anyone who is trying to build their own business or practice – when you want something, prove it by taking on the burden and responsibility of going out and asking for it.
Chase people down, not the other way around.
Then, one day when you get so busy, people are begging for a slot in your schedule, kick back and hire others to pursue the quest and serve the clients…
while you vacation in Bali.
Are you with me on this, people?
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