It's intended for AP, but for anyone who would like to comment, I would appreciate any and all comments. Thanks, Mike.
Dear AP: My name is Mike Kruce. I've been a member of WF since June 2008. I never really was all that active since I had other business obligations. I joined (lurked) with the curiosity of learning about IM. I 'dabbled' a little with affiliate marketing, but like most, I let it go dormant since my life had other obligations. In addition, it wasn't really something I had my heart in.
Long story short: I worked in the Title Business for 16 years. About 1 1/2 years ago, they went under due to the Mortgage, Banking, Real Estate fiasco. In the process I lost my job, my home, and pretty much all I had. I now live with my son. I'm no youngster, I'm 58 years old. To start all over from scratch is an eye-opening experience, humbling to say the least. Currently I'm unemployed, sans for some 'odd jobs' I can find. At present it sucks being me.
OK. So much for the 'Queen For A Day' sob story. ;-)
Recently I came across the thread 'Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?' I read and read and read. I thought...'Hey! This is something I can do, and could be a great career for me'. The thread was filled with SO much info. Much great advice, especially from you sir.
That being said, there were attachments you had in the thread that aren't there anymore. I suppose I came across that thread a bit late. :-(
Is it possible that I could receive them? I'd be very grateful. It seems to me the info you shared was very enlightening and gave those who received them more focus and direction on the 'ins and outs' of how to establish and conduct the business of local business consulting.
My knowledge is limited, and would like to embark on helping LOCAL businesses. You stated:
* Create a Google/Yahoo! Local Map listing (FREE)
I know a little about this. Yellowboy has a WSO about this, am thinking about getting it to learn more about how to implement this correctly. Although I have to watch my pennies.
* Get your client listed in the Vertical Directories (FREE)
Same answer as above...I believe he delves into that area also.
* Set up AWeber, write a few auto-responders (Client pays)
I'm familiar about this...I HAD a AWeber account a while ago.
* Now place a Lightbox or email capture on their website (FREE)
I can do that :-)
* OnPage SEO (Title tag, Meta tag cleanup will suffice, FREE)
I have some knowledge of that...limited though.
* Free Press Releases (scribble something and post it up, FREE)
I'm not well versed about this at all. Any suggestions as to where to learn more about this? And why it's necessary?
* Free Blog
I know WordPress.
* Free Twitter account
I know Facebook, not much about Twitter.
* Write some Free Atricles and post to Ezine (FREE)
I have an Ezine account, so I know about this.
* Have the client call his Merchant account and Print email capture on every receipt. Customer can get "Preferred Offerings" Great for any Restaurant and Retail stores (FREE)
It's little nuggets like this that made reading that thread a pure delight, and allowed me to think there was indeed hope for my future...thanks for all that you and everyone else contributed.
At age 58, I'm pretty much on my own. It's up to me now to do something for myself. As for my former career, nobody wants to hire a man of my age...if in fact they are hiring at all. Most are still laying off, if not closing their doors.
I thank you AP for taking time out of your busy schedule to read this. I hope to hear from you with any advice you may have for me, and about the attachments I wasn't privy to.