How CFOs can grow their business and build authority without having to deal with marketing
Dear fellow CFO,
If you are interested in attracting qualified leads and building your authority as prominent CFO, this message will show you how.
Here is why: my name is Oran Yehiel, and I provide CFO services as outsourced professional since 2012.
My career started in 2006 as a fresh assistant controller at ICQ (an AOL subsidiary at the time).
I worked my way up the corporate ladder. In 2008 I became the Controller of the company and in 2010 appointed CFO.
The salary and benefits were good, but I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to work for my own business, and in 2012 the opportunity arrived.
ICQ was shutting down its business and in March 2012 I was fired and got 3 months' notice.
My wife at the time wasn't enthusiastic about the idea of having my own business with all the risks it entails.
The only way to get her blessing was to take the risk out of the equation → I had only 3 short months to make it happen. If I fail, I'll look for a new job as CFO.
My start was humble. My first client was a pharma company and I landed it by accident.
One of the top CFO services firms I was in contact with, didn't want to deal with them as the CEO was cheap...
So I found myself working as their part-time CFO for 60% of the normal tariff. I desperately needed my first client and I was willing to work at cost.
I realized that I need more clients if I wanted to survive, so I've decided to approach anyone I knew.
I talked with friends and colleagues. I met with VCs and legal firms, anyone who serves or has some connection to my potential clients.
My business grew steadily over the years through word of mouth and referrals.
But this approach led me close to bankruptcy twice in the last 10 years. I had to fire employees, move out of offices, and start almost from scratch where I'm the only employee of my firm.
I learned that I can't trust this process as I can't control it. I wanted to land new clients more often and I didn't know how to.
I needed to do something, so I tried cold outreach. Over the next 24 months, I emailed thousands of CEOs. I pitched my services and how I can contribute to their business. I tried LinkedIn and email outreach, but
It was a failure.
The conversion rate was below my expectations. 90% of them ignored me, 9.9% asked me not to bother them. The rest 0.1% asked to be in touch in the future. Very few became clients over the years.
Then I moved to paid ads, I tried Facebook ads, Linkedin ads, Google...nothing converted.
Something was wrong and I started to question my ability to sustain my business.
I wanted to find a way to get ahead of the competition and make it easy for people to find me.
I was struggling to make ends meet. I thought that if I was good enough, they would come.
In fact, I recently lost a significant client; a whopping 30% of my annual income disappeared as he ran out of money.
The competition is fierce...
With zero marketing skills and no connections, I had a slight chance of landing new clients. 90% went straight to leading CFO firms with dozens of employees and serving hundreds of clients. They had the recipe for success:
I came to the inevitable conclusion...
You'll starve no matter how good you are if you don't know how to market yourself. You can provide great service, great expertise, and great value but still struggle.
Most CFOs know this but still focus on everything else but the one thing that will impact their business the most.
The lack of a sound marketing system can lead to business problems and frustrations.
Then, one day, I came up with a "crazy idea" about how to build a marketing machine that would promote solo CFOs like you and me.
It will market us 24/7, build our authority as experts, and would attract quality leads on demand.
To do so, I needed to:
A new journey led me to start researching and analyzing our top competitors. I was intrigued by their ability to keep growing year over year. I needed to understand the main driver for their success; what's their big secret?
I became a market detective and found 3 main reasons for their success:
1. They've built up authority and recognition by creating great content on various platforms
2. They employ multiple strategies to attract leads via digital assets
3. They use superior advertising to attract new prospects
I took the challenge and started to learn digital and direct response marketing.
In the last four years, I have taken digital marketing courses and learned how to write sales copy and great content.
I've built conversion-based websites and practiced paid ads on all major channels.
I completed the Digital Marketing Pro training. The AMA and Digital Marketing Institute certified me as a marketing professional.
Marketing Machine for CFOs
Imagine an ultimate marketing machine that promotes you day in and day out. It reaches out to new prospects, builds relationships with key influencers, and generates leads on your behalf—all while making sure your existing clients are happy.
Now imagine that this machine is completely free of hassle and only requires a few hours of your time each year to keep it humming along.
Welcome to CFOservices.io! It's a new way for financial professionals to grow their authority, increase sales, and build their business without having to deal with the traditional marketing department.
CFOservices.io is up and running, and it's starting to ramp up. Here is where you can help take it to the next level.
I'm looking to build a network of 1000 competent CFOs who will join me and become part of a growing community.
The goal is to serve our clients while building relationships and brand recognition.
My dream is to gain the same recognition our top competitors are getting right now.
Who should join us?
What do you get when you join our marketing platform for CFOs?
CFOservices.io is the only platform that:
Why should you apply to join us NOW?
Not every CFO will be a good fit for our platform. We are looking for competent professionals that can join our network and benefit from it. The sooner you apply, the better your chances are of being accepted.
We only want quality members that will contribute to our community and help us grow.
If you think you have what it takes to be part of cfoservices.io, don't hesitate to apply now!
There will be limited seats on our platform as we don't want members competing with the same clients. We will determine the number of CFOs in each city based on size and potential business.
We are looking for CFOs in these cities: New York City, Austin, Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Nashville, Chicago, Tampa, Detroit, Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Toronto, London, Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Sydney, and Melbourne.
How Does it work?
Step 1 - Apply to join
Click the button below and fill out a short form in order to help us understand your background and experience.
Step 2 - Choose your marketing budget
Pick the marketing plan that suits your need. You don't pay anything in the first 30 days.
Step 3 - Kick-off call
We will start with an introduction call, share with you our marketing strategy and guide you on how to create your first article on cfoservices.io. You should build your authority and recognition as soon as you join us.
Your Marketing Budget
According to Deloitte, companies in our sector spend 8% of total revenue on marketing.
The SBA (Small Business Administration) also supports Deloitte's findings:
"As a general rule, small businesses with revenues less than $5 million should allocate 7-8 percent of their revenues to marketing. "
Try this calculator to find our your marketing budget.
A short survey conducted amongst colleagues revealed interesting findings...
Solo professionals like us more often than not don't have a marketing budget.
In fact, most of us don't even have a digital presence.
When you are so busy providing your services, you don't have the time or ability to deal with marketing.
Now, If you don't market yourself, how can you stand the competition and get new clients on demand?
How can you get proper recognition by your market?
How can you establish your authority?
How can you secure your future and those dependent on you?
Do you want to rely on word of mouth and risk losing your business? Would you agree that you can't trust a process you can't control?
Riding solo will get you so far, but together we can beat the competition.
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Try It Risk Free!
I am so confident in the value that my platform can bring to your business, that I am willing to let you try it out for free.
Yes, that's right! Sign up today and get full access to all of the features and resources for free.
No catch, no strings attached. I want you to be able to experience first-hand how my platform can help take your business to the next level.
And if for some reason you are not convinced, then you don't have to pay a dime.
So what do you have to lose? Sign up today and see for yourself how my platform can help take your business to the next level.
Have questions? please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To your success!
If you want to grow your business, attract quality leads, and build your authority as a prominent CFO without dealing with marketing, apply to join our ultimate marketing machine for CFOs today!
Once you apply we will evaluate your application and if you approved, we will share with you the marketing budget plans you can choose from.
Sure, we won't charge you in the first 30 days, so you will be able to evaluate our services risk free. You can cancel anytime and also switch between the plans.
That's good question. We consider few parameters such as: your experience, how many CFOs we already have as members in our platform that operate from your location, referrals feedback and more
I'm glad that you asked. Our marketing platform designed to build YOUR authority in your area of expertise and attract quality leads via multiple marketing strategies such as: content marketing, SEO, email marketing, paid ads, and more. We will do all the heavy lifting for you so you can focus on building and growing your business.