Let me take you back to he year 2010. .
South Africa hosted the soccer World Cup and selfies wasn’t a thing back then🤪
So now that you have context (I am from South Africa and we usually keep an eye on our valuables like phones,cameras etc)😜, I can head on with the story.
I had the privilege to visit the #pyramids
(as part of a challenge > story for another day😬)
Intrigued, captivated and overwhelmed by history unfolding itself we did what tourists do when traveling: look around, trying to figure out what is going on and yes, took photos.
Trying to take a photo of me and my friends (before selfies and selfie sticks etc) was not that easy. So, when a local guy asks if he could take a photo of you, you really have this conflict (I want this photo soooo bad and can I trust a random person with my camera?).
Being tourists, the nostalgia of a photo got the better of us and we handed over the camera😕
5s later the photo was taken and he didn’t want to return the camera! Demanding money for this amazing picture🤣
I cannot really remember the amount he wanted but definitely remember reciting in my head “I cannot BELIEVE that people can mislead other people for their own selfish gain”.
Ok, so we got the picture and the memories for life. As well as lessons learned!
The moral of the story to all the #marketers
out there: don’t ever leave a #lead
experience the feeling I felt next to the pyramids in Egypt.
When you offer added value, you will never loose! .
Have a look at #google
. By #demonotisation
they are one of the most powerful companies in the world. .
Every action shouldn’t necessarily relate into a direct sale... when you really have a relationship with your clients and have instilled trust: recurring clients are way more valuable than once off sales.
In my opinion: recurring clients in business = compound interest on investments
#hustlehard #entrepreneur #marketingconsultant #gothextramile #addvalue