But today, after stopping by and noticing a few negative posts...
I wanted to get a positive thread going to inspire those who are still searching for their success in local online marketing.
Please share your success stories, and help broaden the vision of those just now starting to build their local marketing business.
One of our favorite deals I wanted to share, is with a contractor that paid us $17,240 up front to set up several targeted minisites (wordpress on keyword optimized domains for different cities he serviced).
He also pays us $6400/mo for backlinking and simple content updates.
We outsourced almost all of it to our team overseas (Philippines and Bangladesh) and it cost us very little to do the initial set up, and costs around $1000/mo for the ongoing backlinking/content generation.
It's a great deal for us and for the client. It was easy to set up, the customer was great, and he easily made his investment back within a couple months just from getting a few new jobs that came thru his minisites.
We make a very nice profit on the deal, and the client makes a ton of $ off the new business he receives from our efforts.
We got the client initially thru networking in our local community and doing a few professionally written articles for him to start off the relationship. So, it started by doing a quality job on something small and then selling bigger services from there.
The contractor is still one of our clients today and has gone on to spend more than $80,000 with us for various one-off and monthly services.
Last time I spoke to this client, his business was booming and he is stoked. (He refers tons of other clients our way too.)
This is the win-win situation you're looking for and is what real business and entrepreneurship is all about.
I wanted to share this to encourage YOU to get out there and hustle, do a quality job, and help businesses be successful thru your knowledge of online marketing.
Find the ones who understand the value of marketing and are willing to invest in it to build their business. They need your help!
This is only one example of our success in local marketing and I'm sure others have bigger and/or better stories to share too.
What kind of successes have you had (big or small)?
Keep this thread positive and share your successes to inspire the readers below!