I'm going to give you this simple little technique that you can use anytime you find yourself short, want to invest in the latest $197 online marketing course, or just need some extra cash to tide you over until all that AdSense money comes flooding into your mailbox. :p
How can I be so sure this will work? Because I use it myself and have for years. It has never failed me and, when you learn to do it properly, you will never worry about minor financial emergencies again.
Intrigued? Good. Let's get started...
First, just Google the word "Lawyer", "Dentist", "Chiropractor", or any other profession that has deep pockets (plenty of Moolah) and needs to advertise.
Google automatically knows where you are located and pops up a handy little list of local merchants that fits your keyword. Click on the "Places" button (in the left sidebar of your browser) to expand the list. We will use this for our research.
Next, click on the "Place Page" link to the right of the listing. What we are looking for here are the businesses that have not claimed their Place Page and will be easy targets for our approach. You will know who hasn't claimed their page because at the very top of the listing page will be the comment "Edit this place - Business Owner?" and there will be very little information about them or what they specialize in. Perfect!
Make a list of about 4 or 5 businesses in the same general area that have yet to claim their page and, for heaven's sake, put on a clean shirt will ya? We are going to visit these people who need our help and I don't want you looking like a "Goob"...
If you haven't already guessed, we are going to be offering to claim and set up their page for them.
Don't know how to do this yet? Don't worry, just click this link: Google Places Help everything you need to know can be found here. Trust me. It's easy.
Now, one important thing you need to know before you approach a prospect is that Google has already set up the place page for mobile. Just remind the client that nobody uses the "Yellow Pages" to look up numbers anymore - They use their computers or "Smart Phones" and it is super important to have their page set up correctly with all the vital information a person needs to make a well informed decision to use their services.
A good price point is anywhere between $350 to $500 for this service so, if you need $1,000 just get two clients.
It Works; It's Easy; You Can Do This -
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