What I'm proposing is to contact small businesses who don't have a good (if any) social media presence, and work with them to build one. Teach them how to build an email list and how to market to it. And pretty much get them caught up with the mainstream of business who use Internet Marketing.
After talking to a few friends who run small businesses and learning that they are not up to date on social media or IM, I wondered if it would be worth it to guide them through the process all while charging a fee for my services.
The question is, has anyone tried this approach?
I don't think it would be as lucrative as true IM and also there would be more work involved. Not only that, there would also be more legal jitter to dance with.
I do think, however, that it could build a good reputation both locally and online. It is a way to brand yourself, build a portfolio, and build credibility.
That, in-turn, could all be used to profit from future IM gigs you might come up with.
If anyone had experience in this approach, please share. I have many questions.