How much of a positive impact do you think WE as internet marketers could have on local businesses in and around your local area? A HUGE ONE!
The knowledge we have is priceless to the right people and those are small businesses. Think about it. Wouldn't you charge someone to set up a small simple blog for them using relevant keywords through out and within the domain i.e. the bakery in whatever area its in.com and then have an opt in box so they could build a list of targeted customers. You could throw in a facebook fanpage for them too and charge each business a monthly recurring fee to 'maintain' it all.
Think about how many local businesses have even heard of aweber let alone know how powerful it could be for them once you explain the potential of it!
Most small businesses would kill to have a good web presence so why not be the go to guy/girl in your area and provide that service?
What are your thoughts? and what would you suggest the best and most effective ways to help offline businesses build a presence online?!