Few months ago there was some really bad time in my life. I had family problems and I was out of business for some time. After family stuff worked out I had to find out fast way to go back to business. Here's what I've done in less than 2 months to get $10,994 from new clients.
1. I typed in Google e.g. "restaurant portland" and looked at all Google Places listings from page one. I checked which one was NOT verified by owner.
2. I contacted all of them via email. Very personal (owners name, some information about their business) message similar to this: "You are on first page of Google for restaurant portland. You may getting some customers thanks to that. But you didn't verified it and optimized. This could mean that you'll loose all that business and your competitor will get it. I can show you how to change it. Or better yet I'll do this for you. For just few bucks."
3. Few emails later most of them would like to pay $50-$97 for this.
4. Job done, they are happy. I'm doing some consulting. Selling them other stuff.
This is great for start. You don't have to cold call or spam. You are just telling them "Man, light bulb in your car is burned. You should go there and there to change it or I can do this for you." Would you hate somebody for that or thank him?
I hope this will help few of you. If you have any questions please write below and I will try to help you guys as much as I can.
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