My question is this. What would be a good first niche local business to start with for lead generation. I want to build a good website like mycitynamebusinesstype.com and then use what I have learned in web design to rank it well and then when leads do come in then try to either rent the website out for a monthly fee or just sell the leads for a fee per lead. My town is not very small but it is not big either and there is not a lot of competition for many types of business and I have noticed in building websites for local businesses that I have been able to rank them well with minimum effort so I figure that lead generation would be a great way to get some recurring revenue.
I was thinking of starting with something like roofing. I want something that does not have a ton of corporate branch type competition and also one that each sale they do is large enough for the business to be willing to pay a decent fee per lead or to rent the website. If you think I should start with a different kind of local business please any advice would be greatly appreciated.