You start off by searching for everything you can get for free.
You want to know what are the best free options for starting a blog, hunting for high quality free templates for your website, free images, free social sharing tools and the list goes on.
Or maybe that was just me
I had to come to realize that, at a certain point, you will and must invest in yourself and your business if you truly want to see real results.
This was a scary point for me…
To go out on faith and put money that I didn’t really have into something that could potential give me a return… With no money back guarantee!
When I made the shift of just having a blog, to building an online business, I knew I had to put money into it.
I started this entrepreneurial journey because I wanted the freedom and flexibility that building an online business can offer me.
This made even more sense after I invested in the right tools that saved me so much time while bringing in more results.
The issue was that my funds were very low and I knew I couldn’t invest as much as I wanted.
I noticed on many products I was looking at, there would almost always be a couple features in a higher plan I wanted.
But, I didn’t want to pay that much more, just for a couple additional features!
So, I set out to get much of what I wanted but spend much less at the same time.
And here’s how you can too!
Why This Works
Companies know that the long term value of a customer is worth much more than the money they will lose out on upfront.
They know that they can offer future upgrades, new products and services over time to recoup and increase profit in the future.
You will see in the email templates below that, without directly saying, this can be a win win for both parties.
Step 1 Be Prepared To Buy
When I began testing this strategy, I would reach out and get some to offer me a free upgrade.
At the time I was not completely ready to buy.
Well a month or so later, I went back to actually take them up on the offer only to realize that they change their pricing structure.
I tried again but knew the chances were slim that they would honor the price quoted.
Long story short, I missed that opportunity because I waited to long to take action.
When you start reaching out to these companies to get upgrades, be ready to buy so you will not miss out on anything that they offer you.
You may only get one chance.
Step 2 Reach Out
Using the example below, lets say the PRO plan is to expensive for me right now…
But, the STARTER plan I can afford.
At the same time I see one thing on PRO that can really help me out.