I own 25% of a computer repair business in Vancouver, Canada. My guy only needs one client a day to make an income. He has no money is flat broke.
We are limited to free advertising & marketing methods only but I have tried to be as creative as possible. We've tried Craigslist ads (we've stuck to posting 3 every day, one for each service. We've tried changing up the text, the way we write the ads, using competitors format, bolding the ad with HTML tags, etc etc etc), delivering over 1,000 flyers to mailboxes, reaching out to every community center and library and offering to do free computer classes, etc. Nothing is working. He has business cards as well and went in to 100 businesses and offered to cross promote plus told the business owners about what he does. We even tried cold calling churches and offering to do services for free for 1-3 months. None of the places every got back to us and he is not getting the calls he needs to make an income with this business. His prices are fair $60 US for virus removal, etc.
I think SEO will help solve this problem drastically as he will show up when people are searching for his business.
The issue is I have tried to learn SEO over and over and it gives me headaches and I get very confused.
I have installed the Yoast Plugin, set up an HTTPS certificate on his site, improved his site loading time, etc. The site is mobile optimized.
I have set target focus keywords such as "computer repair", etc. on his site. I also tried to SEO optimize his Google Maps listing by putting the keywords in the business title.
His business is called Vancouver Computers. Someone told me having the business name in the title is good for SEO.
That is his website:
This is his Google Maps listing:
He also has a Yelp page, Facebook page, Twitter profile, Google Plus page, LinkedIn, etc.
Any help I could get on this would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
I apologize for the long paragraph of a post but it is so frustrating to see all of these people making it and meanwhile we have a migraine and are extremely depressed because we're trying everything we can possibly think of and nothing is working.
I should also mention that he does website designs, computer classes, and computer repairs. That way he offers enough different services that he should absolutely be getting the clients he needs one way or another.