I have been a part time Local Marketer now for over a year. The story behind it is actually kind of odd because I did not set out with the intention to work with local companies. It just kind of fell in my lap.
I have a full time job at a specialty welding company that pays me well enough so that I am not scrambling to become a full time internet marketer. The money I make online affords me more of the niceties of life with not too much effort on my part.
The reason I am telling you this is because I got my first client while I was at work. I normally spend my lunch hour sitting in front of the computer working on my online biz. The owner of the company I work for rents out part of our building to another company.
The owner of that company happened to walk by while I was on the computer at lunch and asked me what I was doing. I just happened to be setting up a website which was going to be a "bonus" site for a high dollar affiliate product. I explained to him how I was going to get the site ranked #1 in Google so that any one searching for a review of that product or a bonus package for that product would see mine first.
He immediately started talking about his companies website and asked me if I could get his site ranked #1. We made a hand shake agreement and he gave me $500 to get started. The main keyword we were aiming to get ranked was not geo targeted so it was not an easy one.
I should have charged a lot more then $500 but I wanted to show him that I could do it. He is a respected business man in the area where I live and I was sure that he could send some business my way. Especially since I knew his wife owned a small marketing company here in town.
It took me 3 months but I managed to get his website ranked #1 for "race car rentals", without the quotes. He was impressed and all but 1 of my clients that I currently have because he steered them my way. So it turns out that the initial $500 turned into a substantial amount after all although not from my first customer.
So you see, I was very lucky when it came to procuring my first few customers. Unfortunately, it usually doesn't work like that for most people that I have talked to in this business. I belong to a local SEO "meetup" group and most of the people struggle to get those initial customers.
Once you get a few clients, and do a good job for them, you will get more via referral. I can assure you of that. But what can you do to get to that point?
I ran across something the other day that answers that question better than any solution I can give you.
One of the most successful local marketers in the country, Laura Betterly, has developed an easy to implement, fool proof method for securing new clients. The cool part is that the clients will call you!
Laura has been teaching local marketing for over a year now. She had mostly been concentrating on the "how to" part of running a local marketing business. I should know because I am one of her students. : )
She discovered that the most frequent problem that her students were having was not about how to do things but how to acquire new customers. The truth of the matter is that the "how to" can be easily and cheaply outsourced and that the key to becoming successful and making a lot of money is a steady stream of new clients.
Through years of experience, trial and error, and trying everything under the sun, Laura has put together what she calls Instant Local Traffic. Instead of trying to explain it to you, I want you to go watch a video that explains it much better then I ever could. Plus, I don't want to screw it up and explain something incorrectly. LOL
Click here now and go watch the video. Make sure you watch it all because even if you don't get Laura's training, she has an awesome free report for you at the end. Also, I want to make this an easy decision for you. Laura's training has helped me tremendously and I know she can help you too.
If you get Laura's training via my link, I will give you lifetime access to my Local Marketing Institute (normally $47 per month) and I will throw in a one hour consultation where you can ask me about local marketing, internet marketing, lead generation, SEO, or what ever you want for that matter.
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