There are two types of jobs:
- Those that require you to attract new clients.
- Those where you just show up and work for the clients that someone else attracted.
I have had a significant role in attracting new clients since the 3rd year of my career. In fact, I spent so much time earning the trust of prospective clients throughout my career that it gave me the confidence to launch my own advertising and idea agency, The Weaponry, in 2016.
One of the questions I have been asked most often over the past two years is: ‘Where do you find your clients?’ There are a lot of fun answers I could give. Because all of our client relationships seem to have a fun origin story. But a couple of facts stand out.
4 Fun Facts About Our Clients.
- Our first four clients at The Weaponry were clients I had worked with earlier in my career.
- Two of our clients have now hired The Weaponry for two different businesses.
- One of our clients has now hired The Weaponry for three different businesses.
- One of our collaborative partners has introduced us to 8 new businesses that have become clients.
Doing great work for your current clients is the best approach to business development. Those clients will recommend you to others. They will hire you again when they change jobs. The partners you collaborate with will see how you treat your shared clients and recommend you to other clients they work with. It has been a key driver of growth for The Weaponry. So, as Bill Belichick would say, ‘Do your job.’ Because when you do, more opportunities will come your way.