Restaurateur by trade, Wendy Bourbon found herself doing tele-sales for Kwikweb in Cape Town several years ago. While successful, she decided to move to Pretoria in late 2010 and focus on being a website consultant.
It quickly paid dividends.
Such was her passion and drive that in her first two weeks in Pretoria, Bourbon sold 12 websites. But for the dynamic Bourbon, who had no prior technical experience, the challenge now was to build those websites from scratch.
“During those early days, I was very technologically challenged. Fortunately, the Kwikweb platform is very easy to use and the head office gave me incredible support. It was quite something getting those initial sites off the ground but I had a lot of fun, and still do.”
With Kwikweb, Bourbon says that companies of any size can afford to get a website that is custom-designed to fit their needs.
“One of the biggest concerns small company owners had in 2010 (and still do) was the high cost of getting a website up and running. But with Kwikweb, this is no longer the case. I have done sites for virtually every budget catering for entrepreneurs all the way up to large organisations. “My clients can focus on their business while I take care of designing, publishing, and maintaining their sites.”
Such has been her passion for growing her enterprise that Bourbon already has 340 clients, well on track to hit her goal of 500 by the end of 2016. This is even more impressive given the fact that she took off six months in 2014 to have a baby.
“With Kwikweb, I can customise websites according to the industry of the business. So whether it is a restaurant, an estate agent, or a doggy parlour down the road, there are modules that suit their every need. The simplicity of the tools makes them easy to learn but their capabilities are really powerful.”
In fact, she advises any new Kwikweb agent to first get comfortable in using the tools and seeing first-hand what can be done with them.
“Once you are comfortable with the platform, selling becomes so much easier. People should also not be afraid to make phone calls and speak to as many potential clients as possible. Remember never to get discouraged and keep on knocking on doors for new company.”
With Kwikweb, a consultant can create any kind of website. There is always a way to fit into the budget of a company.
“I honestly believe in the product. It adds real value to my clients’ businesses and doesn’t cost a fortune. This of course helps when selling the product - which I do with a clear mind. I also love the freedom and flexibility that being a Kwikweb consultant brings. There is still so much untapped potential in the country for companies needing quality websites. Anybody with commitment and perseverance can be successful.”
Another such success story is that of David Gouws, the founder of Sureweb in Port Edward, KZN. Gouws came across the opportunity so start selling the website design and hosting packages five years ago. Today he has a team of 8 people that include web designers, graphic designers and content managers to help service the growing demand for cost-effective websites.
When asked about how he switched from restaurant owner to website development businessman, Gouws responded "I knew the owners of Kwikweb well and thought I'd give it a go on a part-time basis. After a few months into it I thought I had better give my full attention to the opportunity and that's when I really started seeing the growth. I employed an office assistance and we kept growing the enterprise from there. What has been pivotal in our success is our belief in the product. No one can build a website with this type of functionality faster or cheaper".
Gouws is also involved with Kwikweb's leadership programme that trains new resellers. "This is a job opportunity for individuals who are open to developing their sales skills. What's great about reselling this product is that there is no need for any prior design or web developing ability. I certainly didn't start with any. That said, you can and will learn valuable new skills and have the potential to generate an income through a lucrative and recurring revenue share model".
Kwikweb is the ideal enterprise opportunity for people who are searching for the opportunity to make easy money upfront as well as the opportunity to earn ongoing monthly revenue.
By starting your own business with this opportunity, you can earn a decent income whilst building up a network of clients.
Kwikweb is one of the easiest and most powerful website creation and management software programs in South Africa. Because the program is so easy, it gives us the opportunity to teach you in a very short time how to set up websites for businesses. Best of all is that you will provide your clients the opportunity to grow their businesses by using our tool. Happy clients, happy life.
Don’t be fooled, this company opportunity will require hard work, as with any new business opportunity.
The Kwikweb business opportunity is the cheapest way to start your own company. It only costs R2 500 and that includes all the training you need.
The Kwikweb system includes a range of electronic marketing tools such as bulk sms, electronic newsletters, ecommerce, responsive mobile websites and video tools. There is something in it for every client, at a price no one can resist.
It takes between 1 and 5 hours – and you’re done! You can become a webmaster in less than a day. Where else have you seen a business opportunity where you can start making money on the first day? There are not many business opportunities that allow you to start you own business without prior qualifications or technical knowledge.
Once you are familiar with the system, you can choose any area in South Africa where you want to run your company and even target customers outside of South Africa.
As a Kwikweb consultant, your business will involve the selling and design of websites for clients. You can chanrge up to R3500 per website. The upside is that you can also make money by training new consultants. As if that is not enough, you also make money from the clients monthly fees (45%)
The best of this opportunity is that these training fees are paid directly to you. What is even more amazing about this opportunity is that you will also earn R100 per month for every new consultant that you train and/or recruit.
Three people started Kwikweb back in 2006 and by 2017 we grew to a team of 12 people at our head office, with 15 franchisees and plenty of consultants that are spread out across South Africa as well as Namibia and Australia. If we weren’t a genuine company opportunity then we would not have grown so successful.
We continue to grow and we focus on one of the most important requirements of modern day marketing – the need for a website and to create an online presence to be able to connect with potential customers.
As soon as you as you have joined us you can keep going and expand your clientele by using affordable promotional methods like references from existing customers and social media marketing. We can also help you by supplying you with leads once you have proven yourself to be reliable, capable and trustworthy.
Grab this Kwikweb business opportunity and start your own company today! You can use this for extra income or take it up as a full time job. Whether you are a student, a housewife or even retired, you can earn an extra income and be part of a great enterprise opportunity. All you need to be successful is a systematic and committed approach, and determination to grow your business. If you love socializing and helping people this will be an even better company opportunity because you get to work with people and you help them expand their businesses.
How to start your own business with Kwikweb
Kwikwap offers people an opportunity to start their own home or office based businesses. This enterprise opportunity requires a low initial capital layout and sufficient training is offered to make this company opportunity a reality. After 10 years of people establishing their businesses around the Kwikwap software we can now precisely guide you on just how to start your own business using the Kwikwap Software.
Kwikwap is born and bred in South Africa
One of the nice elements of starting the business is that some degree of flexibility is allowed on how you start and run your enterprise.
Time of starting your business
Before proceeding further it is worth it to note that the Kwikwap business opportunity can be started at any time but that December and the month within which the Easter holidays occur are normally very quite periods and your cash flow planning when starting out should take these facts into consideration. These quite times can be used to hone your skills in the multitude of training options that Kwikwap has made available.
Examples of successful business start-ups
In this article we mention actual people and businesses who have not only successfully started their businesses but also have grown their businesses to be viable and profitable.
(You will see that they are real businesses with real people offering a much needed service to the thousands off businesses in South Africa. The Kwikwap enterprise opportunity is not a get rich quick scheme or a pyramid scheme but a simple to start, web design and hosting business opportunity.)
Have a look at what some of our current Kwikwap Business Owners in South Africa are doing.
Having the ability to deal with people from all walks of life, enjoying doing good to others and to understand the ABC of sales (Always be caring) is a key personality trait to posses when considering to start your own Kwikwap Web Design Agency.
You do require the ability to market and sell a great product. This will become easier and natural once you understand the product and just how powerful the product is. Many people who have started their own businesses using our software first joined Kwikwap as a client and after seeing actual results and understanding the power of the system then decided to take the decision to join us and start their own Kwikwap Web Design businesses.
It is a great idea when starting your enterprise or even before starting your Kwikwap business to first co-design a few websites with an existing Kwikwap Business Owner. Take the project seriously from the design to the all important content which is needed to get great SEO results. If you do not have another business or hobbies then ask a family member or friend if you can design them a website. Get actively involved in the project from start to finish including Google Webmaster registration. Once you have followed a proven recipe you will firsthand experience and see the results and “selling” will become natural. Unless you have industry experience it will be difficult when starting in the web design world to grasp just exactly how quick, easy and powerful the Kwikwap system is.
But just what is the real product which you will be selling? You will not be selling websites but a solution so many small and medium businesses in South Africa need: to increase their sales and to run their businesses more efficiently. People do not buy products but buy solutions to needs they have. Having said this, a lot of people starting their own businesses or trying to get their own enterprise out of first gear know full well that they need a website. Quite often the only limiting factor is affordability. Others who have been in company for a while already do have websites but which often becomes outdated and their webmaster is no longer in business or they have no joy in their website.
Kwikwap is the answer for all of these needs!
What do you need to start your Kwikwap Business?
The short answer is that you need a Laptop or Ipad (with a desktop at home), and R2,500 in cash (for personal training). But let us look at the different divisions in any company and see what you really need to start your business:
All businesses need:
You can choose to be all of these yourself or in a partnership like www.buddywebdesign.co.za or employ people as is the case of www.sureweb.co.za to perform the different functions needed to run your business.
Let us discuss each of abovementioned business divisions and how it can be applied to the Kwikwap Business Opportunity, how to get started.
Capital / Investors
To start requires a R2, 500 joining fee. Some other Kwikwap enterprise owners will be willing to train you using the first 3 clients you recruit and then share the initial design and setup fees 50/50 in return for the training you will receive. What is great about this approach is that it is a try before you buy business opportunity. We are looking for people who do have the ability to sell more than we are looking at people who have programming or graphic design capabilities. If you are a people shy graphic designer or programmer you can still run this business successfully but not without the help of someone who will do the marketing for you.
When Buddy Web Design started out Francois first continued with contract accounting work until he realized that this business opportunity needs full time attention and dedication. You need to be aware of the business environment around you and you need to be the bloodhound who notices new businesses opening in your immediate area. You need to study local Facebook groups in your area or local newspapers as well as be the first to grab that brochure from the person busy advertising his business on street corners. Once you are trained and confident in the product you will need to be actively selling and understand what selling means.
David Gouws from Sureweb from the outset decided to employ staff to do all the work for him while he is focused on sales. Over a few short years he has expanded to employ independent sales consultants. You can be your own boss with your Kwikwap business. You decide your own working hours, your own work environment but with that luxury comes the responsibility that you write your own paycheck
In order to produce a website the following is needed (coupled with additional income earning possibilities for you in brackets) :
Butterbee Solutions (www.butterbee.co.za) also provides great graphic designs services to the public. Before joining Kwikwap she already was a successful graphic designer which afforded her the opportunity to ease into this enterprise opportunity. Other business owners or service providers who should be able to very easily ease into this company opportunity are writers who have an understanding of SEO (Search Engines Optimisation) and professional photographers. Web design should simply be an additional product to offer. People who own and operate printing shops or internet cafes would also find it easy to get going in the world of web design with a constant stream of start up businesses or small businesses already visiting the businesses on a daily basis.
Tip : When starting out your Kwikwap Web Design Business find out from local printing shops or internet cafés if they would like to consider “partnering” with you on a commission basis. Printing shops are the first to know when a new business opens and money is spend on marketing. They also will know if the business have a website or if the business owners use a hotmail or Gmail account instead.
The Kwikwap Software has improved so much over the years with web design clients having many templates to choose from that not much design skills are needed to design a great looking website.
Without actively advertising it Buddy Web Design outsources almost all of their web design work to Sureweb at R1,200 per website. The normal website is offered at R2,499 with the optional custom website offered at R3,999.In a sense it offers an “escape clause” when clients get too difficult with design issues.
You should play or work your business around your individual strengths. Buddy Web Design enjoys training people and teaching them about SEO. They can do the more complex designs themselves but find it time consuming and your mind gets locked in a world that is not suited for sales
Your Kwikwap Franchise Principal is responsible for collecting your client’s monthly hosting fees via a debit order system. The administration of your Web Design Company and the treatment of expenses in calculating your taxable income is no different than any other small business owner.
You will need a reliable vehicle to start this business opportunity. Some people build websites for people online without ever meeting them so in theory you will be able to run this business without having your own vehicle but places like Facebook are already flooded with people offering web design services. But do not ignore the power of sharing your work with family and friends on Facebook. That’s a great way of telling people you know about your new enterprise.
But perhaps the more important lesson to learn is that you must be careful when starting out that you make an appointed with a not sold client as you will find out that people forget about appointments or perhaps sometimes say yes for a demo only to get information and not to buy. You might end up losing 4 hours driving to a potential client and back without earning a cent. As you get more experienced you will get better at making these judgment calls.
Ensuring your clients are always happy and able to get hold of you is vital to start your business and to grow it quickly. Word of mouth is still the best way to get new business. It is not strange to see one very happy client referring 3 clients to you almost immediately after getting a website from you. Sometimes you will even finish the referral before finishing the website for the referring client.
Remember to ask your clients if they know about someone who might be interested in getting a website. Even ask the business owners who say no if they know someone who might be interested in getting a website. It is called prospecting and is an extremely important daily task of any sales person who is worth his salt.
You can choose to run this enterprise 100% on your own but you will have to perform all of the business functions yourself. Or you can start by employing or partnering with someone who will do the sales for you or even the designs. If you do have the capital and the desire to grow then you can follow the Sureweb model and employ people to perform the various functions on your behalf. You will need to be an experienced business person to be able to work with staff and to manage a cash flow budget.
Buddy Web Design has successfully appointed a professional sales representative who daily finds new business for them. The initial design fees are shared with the sales representative. By having people focus on their strengths and specialties the client base can be grown quicker and the recurring monthly revenue – see calculator can be grown quicker. That’s the biggest strength of this business opportunity. The recurring revenue becomes semi passive if clients are trained properly and if clients are getting the desired results.
Marketing and Sales
All the marketing and sales principles for any business apply equally to this company opportunity. You need to have your own websites. You need to develop your own website. You need to market your website via other means than search engines. You seriously need to consider advertising with Google to get clients as it is the shortest and most direct route to get new clients. It does cost money but if you understand that it brings you in income which would have otherwise not existed then you will understand that only an initial outlay will be required. Getting clients for web design via search engines is probably the most time consuming and therefore most expensive means of getting in new business. That is if you plan to appear on page 1 of Google for web design services. (It can be done when you understand SEO)
Perhaps the most important part of Marketing and Sales is that you need to understand that you will be selling a product to people looking to fill their need for marketing and sales. You will be operating in a marketing and sales environment. You need to stay up to date in the marketing and sales world. It would do you good to read at least 1 self improvement or sales book per month if you will be doing the sales yourself.
Selling most definite is a skill that needs to be learned.
Kwikwap is not an expensive company to start. You can start from day 1 to earn money. It is not a difficult business to understand. Study the websites of the people who have been mentioned here as an example.
In particular you might find the following link on the website of Buddy Web Design useful. Website Marketing Guide. You will find some great advice on how SEO works.
The product and selling of the product might sound complicated but it is not.
You will find that sometimes it is easy to simply ask a enterprise owner:
Do you want a website? Are you happy with your current website? Are you able to change the website quickly and easily yourself? (Please note that some web design clients prefer that you do it all for them.) Once again it is about meeting the needs of the business owner.
In most cases business owners are concerned about results, concerned about their time and money. (Money and time is the same thing for business owners and no different to this business opportunity.)
I hope this article has shown you that Kwikwap offers not only a company opportunity but also a career. As more and more people get online and get their websites, the competition for results (appearing on page 1 of Google and converting website visitors into buying customers) will increase. You will need to grow into a SEO expert, someone who understands the internet and search engines. With this will come the opportunity to sell your clients solutions such as website copy writing or even Social Media Marketing services. If this sounds too daunting at first do not stress. Somewhere in the Kwikwap family there will be someone to outsource certain specialist functions while you are busy learning the ropes.
We are introducing a new incentive scheme where we will give all consultants a brand new car to the value of R100,000
if the consultant signs up 150 new clients in a rolling 12 month period (that's about 3 new clients per week). So If you sign up 150 clients in any one year period (12 month total starting on any date) you will receive a brand new car! It's that easy!
If you collect 15 or more debit orders in a rolling 60 day period then we will pay you R10,000 cash IN EXCHANGE for the monthly commission for 6 months on those
15 debit orders. In other words you receive your commission in advance plus an extra +-40%
# PROFIT figures:
The commission on 15 websites on SME sites (R165) is R1,125 per month (R75 x 15) and for 6 months that equals R6,750 (R1,125 x6). Your profit thus R3,250 (R10,000-R6,750)