Don't Make It Complicated. Quick Story About My Method...

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Hey Warriors,

Since I'm fairly new here, I wanted to share with you a story on how I got going in the online/offline marketing world. When I first started over 5 years ago, I tried everything possible to make money online. Sure I made a few bucks here and there but not enough to make ends meet. Still to this day, I have few methods that I work around that brings in cash, but I still have a day job, just saying...i'm no guru.

So here is my little story. I had a friend who is a realtor that needed more traffic to his site and was desperate to do so. He knew that I was involved with marketing (from college) and he ask me for my opinion. I told him my suggestions and he was super excited and was willing to pay me monthly to handle it for him. I basically told him that I would do some basic seo for his site and see what kind of results he got. Needless to say, after I did some basic seo on his site and got him ranked for some super easy keywords, he got what he wanted out of it and I was earning a regular check from my friend.

So I started to think about this. If this was so easy, why not ofter other realtor's in different cities the same service? I now work with 3 realtor's on a monthly basis in which I have my outsourcing team doing all the work.

Heres the math $1500 X 3 realtor's =$4500 - $500 outsourcing = $4000 in profits. I'm still working on getting more, but hey this is my story. My end goal is to get 5 more realtor's and focus on keeping them happy. Happy marketing everyone!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author MWGrubb58
    Great job! Was this based on just talking to the realtor, getting the OK, and doing the job?

    Were the other realtor referred from the first one?

    Millard
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Park
      Originally Posted by MWGrubb58 View Post

      Great job! Was this based on just talking to the realtor, getting the OK, and doing the job?

      Were the other realtor referred from the first one?

      Millard
      Hey Millard,

      Thanks! Yes the sale was the easy part. At first I was doing all the work, so taking the time to do everything was a real time consumption. Then I learned about outsourcing and put it in play. After I had some previous work to show other real estate agents, everything was extremely easy. Oh and no, there was no referrals on their end.

      Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Great story.

    Find problem, offer solution. That is how I got started 7 years back

    Cheers,
    Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Just goes to show that you get everything you want when you help enough others get what they want!


    Good job!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Park
    Thanks everyone! Wasn't sure what kind of responses I would get from my story.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Heffelfinger
    Nice job, it's easy to try and overthink things and make it more complicated than it has to be. $4000 after outsourcing by just keeping it simple, I think most people would take that.
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  • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
    That is fantastic. It sure is great when there is a natural fit like that. If you would have went in all pushy I could have seen you getting know where. Your skills shined through and brought results.

    Once you've got that under your belt, SO many more doors open up. You've just got to get there first!

    Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author shivon
    Congratulations Michael keep on moving. Once you get one client alot more will follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bronwyn and Keith
      Hey Michael

      We work on the simplistic approach with all clients too.

      Guess What???

      It works gangbusters.

      We have beaten out the guys who tried to complicate and confuse the clients on almost every occassion.

      Just remember before you go to see a client or talk to them - "Think Forrest GUMP" - simple is as simple does.

      Well done.

      Regards

      Bronwyn and Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author peter.max
    I've also found that if you are excited about what you do and how it could help businesses grow their prospects/customers/sales it gets them excited. Most of my business comes from my network where I explain the IM concepts to them and they almost beg you to help them. We you do it right they also become your best sales people. They refer you to their business friends. Everybody knows somebody with a business. Yes, don't make it complicated, just be excited about what you do and it will bring customers to you
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  • Profile picture of the author newbie2011
    Hey Michael Park,

    Would you like to tell about your qualification and your experience?
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  • Profile picture of the author tragictrip
    What's stopping the realtors from getting their SEO done from cheaper sources? (Like where you outsource from)
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    • Profile picture of the author ZaraK
      Originally Posted by tragictrip View Post

      What's stopping the realtors from getting their SEO done from cheaper sources? (Like where you outsource from)
      Realtors are realty specialists - not SEO or outsourcing specialists. That's what WE do.

      But I'd call a realtor if I needed a house sold or bought... even though there is nothing stopping me from selling my own, a realtor would do a far better job, as a specialist.
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      I will ignore the shiny stuff. I will ignore the shiny stuff. I am ignoring the shiny stu....what's that? Hey! Didn't I say I was ignoring the shiny stuff?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    The EXACT same thing that is stopping me from
    ....making my own clothes
    ....building my own home
    ....making my own computer
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  • Profile picture of the author florinosci
    Did you build IDX driven sites to display MLS searches? I've been researching doing this and don't know who to go with, WP Realty or IDX Broker. Are you using IDX? PM me if you would. I just got my first SEO client also, and he is a real estate broker. I'm really excited but could really use some guidance. Your help is greatly appreciated and your story is very inspiring!
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