$7200 Check - Biggest Yet!

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Been working the local Marketing scene for around 8 months now. Since my first week I had residuals. I went from $100 to $147 to $247 to as high
as $1200 a month. Baby steps... Now I just scored $7200 for an ecommerce site and $1600 a month. Just letting people know not to give up. I started by talking to relatives with businesses and making their websites. Then went uptown and most locals need websites and SEO to boot. Slowly but surely I got more and more confident. Manta helped me see who the big boys were so when I met with them I knew I could ask for more per month and not get the deer in the headlights look. This forum
helped me see what was working and what was not. Piece by piece it all formed from within the WF.

Thanks to the Posters and Threadmasters of the WF...
#$7200 #$7200 check #biggest #biggest yet #check
  • Profile picture of the author lanceg
    Congratulations...you're obviously doing something right.

    Just curious...what service(s) are you providing that gets them to pay you $1,600/month?
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  • Profile picture of the author tmthirty
    Congratulations man, it's always nice to hear about members that made off well
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    • Profile picture of the author Mach1Marketing
      For the most part the $7200 was for an ecommerce site. Then they wanted SEO and for me to set up and run their facebook page. So between the SEO and FB = $1600 monthly. I gave them the price and expected them to bicker a bit and I'd go down to $1200. But it was OK
      here's your $7200 check we're all in.

      I started the biz as SEO from the get go. Local is easy to get rankings.
      Worldwide is a bit harder for the big names. The WF has the experts to outsource to so they have ya covered. You need Like 10 customers and you're golden...
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      • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
        Congrats and thanks for sharing your story.

        I wish you much more success.

        Thanks,

        Martin
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      • Profile picture of the author sandalwood
        Originally Posted by Mach1Marketing View Post

        For the most part the $7200 was for an ecommerce site. Then they wanted SEO and for me to set up and run their facebook page. So between the SEO and FB = $1600 monthly. I gave them the price and expected them to bicker a bit and I'd go down to $1200. But it was OK
        here's your $7200 check we're all in.

        I started the biz as SEO from the get go. Local is easy to get rankings.
        Worldwide is a bit harder for the big names. The WF has the experts to outsource to so they have ya covered. You need Like 10 customers and you're golden...
        Something tells me the money looks better in your bank account than it does in the client's bank account...

        Congrats,

        Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Lulu Chil
    Congratulations on getting that big check. What services are you going to offer to the eCommerce site?
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  • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
    WOW, congrats thats some serious cash!

    Now get some more customers, and remember there's no point on being rich if you can't spend the money and relax a bit. Try to automate is as much as possible!
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  • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
    Good job for sure mate...Question..On the ecommerce site are you doing it from scratch? How many products are they looking to sell? I only ask because there are e-commerce platform sites you could use but from scratch sounds like a HUGE project.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mach1Marketing
      Ecommerce outsourced for under $1000. They have 50 items with plans for more.
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      • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
        Originally Posted by Mach1Marketing View Post

        Ecommerce outsourced for under $1000. They have 50 items with plans for more.
        Oh **** you hit pay dirt LOL....good job!
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  • Profile picture of the author nyk24
    Congrats mate well done for taking action. Has anyone had similar success price wise in the UK?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mach1Marketing
    Working on Real Estate companies now. They seem to be interested in mobile and SEO. I have 2 proposals out for $5K up front $2500 a month. I'll find out middle of next week if I have another sale. One thing you guys may not understand is that companies are backing out of print ads. This leaves tons of money in their marketing pot. My sister was a top sales rep at the local paper and told me some of the Realtors were paying $40K a year on print ads. Let alone car dealers were paying
    upwards of $10K a month. Right now the value in print ads is diminishing...
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
    Originally Posted by Mach1Marketing View Post

    I went from $100 to $147 to $247 to as high
    as $1200 a month. Baby steps... Now I just scored $7200 for an ecommerce site and $1600 a month.

    I started by talking to relatives with businesses and making their websites.

    Great post.

    Most people try to complicate this business model but doing quite simple things and continuing to do them is what will get you to where you want to be.

    And that starts with talking to some business owners (relatives, friends, owners of businesses where you spend some money etc etc).

    I imagine you now find that many of the things you worried about starting out are total non issues (and you kind of wonder why you ever worried about them)?

    Kindest regards,
    Andrew Cavanagh
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    • Profile picture of the author Mach1Marketing
      I think the initial worry is looking like you are a professional business. Putting that first proposal together and making it look sharp and make sense was an all nighter.
      I also remember that I was a bit freaked out about finding a good looking invoice
      software. I found freshbooks did the job...http://tinyurl.com/Invoicetrial
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  • Profile picture of the author focusedlife
    Very, very nice share.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emorej
    this is a good inspiration for everyone, congratulations!!
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    • Profile picture of the author jozel
      Wow! Congratulations!
      Your success inspired me a lot
      It reminds me that working online is a great opportunity to do. I remember the time when I was starting a blog and seems like getting viewer is the hardest part to do. But, as time goes by, as I'm gaining knowledge and experience on how to drive traffic, work pays by itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author abelamorales
    @Mach1Marketing,

    Thanks for sharing that case-study. Quick question, does Manta provide you with phone numbers or just names of businesses along with their address?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mach1Marketing
      Phone and address along with revenue. I think you have to sign up (free) to see revenue.
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  • Profile picture of the author coper56
    What an inspiration, fantastic work! Congrats as well. Save it and invest it in something worth while. Job well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author aawebdev
    Congrats, $7200 wow, really the amount is just awesome. great work.
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    • Profile picture of the author StephS
      Congrats! It's amazing to see how it scales up, isn't it? Goes to show that with hard work you can get there.

      And yes, you can see revenue on Manta once you sign up for free. That's a goldmine, and one determining factor in deciding which businesses you want to target.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashwin83
    wow. inspiring man. Do you work full time?
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankWellington
    Great job Mach1!
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  • Profile picture of the author AppsFromHome
    When I started offline marketing, those first paychecks meant so much more than just money in the bank....it meant confidence and competence with what I was doing. From there, it allowed me to gain so much momentum and scale to much bigger things....

    Great job on going from $150 to $7.2k....now make the jump to $30k. =)
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  • Profile picture of the author salam541
    Congratulations...for your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ninja Ana
    Congrats! Great success story!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sander Zaydman
    Congrats! Sounds like you can turn this into a great report on how you achieved such great results.
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  • Profile picture of the author hellboy99
    Great...absolutely inspiring
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  • Profile picture of the author Mach1Marketing
    Sdotspells - Yeah that would be nice...my basking in the glory is short lived as you are only as good as your next deal. But being able to provide proof to the naysayers
    is priceless. Sure it is a good chunk of change but the reason for me getting into SEO/Online Consulting/Website Tech was for the residuals. As it stands now that $7200 was up front and the monthly is $1600. It includes SEO ($1200) and Facebook management ($500). I do still have my job but they pay my insurance and I can't quite get my head around quitting and losing $40k a year. The upside is the stress is down cuz I can leave at any time and showing pics of my checks to "Upper Management" makes my day. These same people said this Ex Marine NCO probably couldn't handle leading people... So they gave me no chance for a promotion. Thus my fire to succeed burned a bit brighter. My advice would be cruise this forum, buy
    some WSO's and learn. In a few weeks things will start to click, then Take Action!
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  • Profile picture of the author ianeire
    Hi Mach1, inspiring!! Do you outsource all your work, web design, seo etc? Did you work up to that or have been outsourcing from the start?


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    • Profile picture of the author Mach1Marketing
      I learned the basics of Wordpress and got a feel for it but outsourcing is your best bet. Outsourcing simple sites costs $50 - $100 and you can charge $300 - $900.
      Obviously more complex sites are more. But the local crowd is looking for a simple five pager. I usually do a quick Animoto video before my presentation which adds credibility when I am talking things thru. In fact that usually puts the ball in my court and many times closes the deal, as clients love the way the videos make them look like Rock Stars. Plus just a little SEO gets the video placed on Googles first page in hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Baadier Sydow
    Congrats OP, I love seeing a success story, you are an inspiration to the rest of us.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Its simply awesome and i think its one of the big fat check ever
    Congrats dude. I wish I could get that number
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  • Profile picture of the author Ericparke
    Well done!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andres1986
    Congrats! you are an inspiration for sure, keep on the great work!
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    Hey Mach1marketing. Good Job!... I love how you took those baby steps and went right on for the big leap... keep it up and go for bigger leaps.
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  • Profile picture of the author bartm
    Awesome! You're well on track
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