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2 Unemployed 22 Year Olds - Offline Journal (Pics)

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by gmarch25, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. gmarch25

    gmarch25 Junior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    First off I graduated University and can't find a job, so I will be doing a post graduate degree in September. I have decided until then to attempt an effort at sending out packets following the exact method found in the "Make 5k a month thread"

    Personally I'd be more then satisfied with $2000 a month

    As an added twist though, I will be targeting ONLY business' without websites. I will be offering complete website design+Google placement to business in my area.

    My friend will take care of the entire design component - He is fully capable of designing a good looking website so I am not worried about that part...

    I will take care of the Google placement component

    My Experience

    I have 2 clickbank products that are extremely unique (no competition) that bring in about $40-$50 a week right now. So I have some knowledge of selling and IM and am not a complete noob in this sense.

    I am a complete NOOB in the google placement biz and will be using this thread as my primary resource on ranking business.

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/offline-marketing/399196-google-places-resources.html

    I made a website in the past for a pizza company in 2009 for $300 + $65 a year to maintain. It currently places "C" on google for my city when you type in "Pizza in (my city). I did absolutely nothing to get it there.


    February 2nd 2012


    We will be sending out 5 Packets that look like this - Simple Envelope
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    Here is the contents
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    Left Page
    - Simple write up explaining how they can't be found on Google + their AD from newspaper and asking if they are pleased with their newspaper ad results

    Center Page - Printout of Google search results for "business Niche in My CITY" - proving they are no where to be found

    Right Page - Keyword tool showing how many people search for their business niche in the city.

    Other Important Info

    -We made 5 packets today
    -All ads from newspaper
    The business' we are contacting are

    1) Jewelry Store
    2) Pizza Place
    3) Dog grooming place
    4) Pharmacy
    5) Hair Salon

    We decided to try different niches just to test the water

    Total Cost So far: About $6 lol
    Population of My City: Approx 150,000
    What I plan on Charging: Because the Niches are so different I can't say yet. I can't charge a Jewelery store and a pizza place the same I feel.

    Please ask any questions you would like and offer any advice! I am sure I will need help when it comes to Google placement so I am glad to answer any questions!

    I hope this thread is a learning tool for others and me too since I am learning this too.

    I am hoping by Wednesday we get our first response. I will attempt to make 2-3 more packs by Wednesday.

    I will check this thread Daily and make all my response in green text so that my responses are easy to find ( Make it easier if the thread gets big)

     
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  2. kyaw2x

    kyaw2x Regular Member

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    Awesome! Good luck to your journey dude.
    Hopefully someone will respond to your letters.
     
  3. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    +REP for this awesome thread. I'd be really interested to see the results you have and if it works this will be my next project. Love the pics by the way, keep 'em coming!
     
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    Remember to upsell them when your in with SEO , Social media marketing etc :)

    All the best
     
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    Nice effort mate, hopefully this will pay off:) looking forward to see when you get response.
     
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  6. NeoPat

    NeoPat Power Member

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    Dude if you make it il be right behind you sending out packets
     
  7. russaus

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    in a world people receive too much spam email, this might actually get a good reception. i applaud the idea.
     
  8. Gwendoleea

    Gwendoleea Junior Member

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    Awesome! Love getting visuals and looking forward to your progress and updates. Wish you the best of luck! - One question though, are you in the USA or somewhere else?
     
  9. reinie

    reinie Elite Member

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    Great stuff, where is your 2 die?
     
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  10. CatInTheWall

    CatInTheWall Newbie

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    Good luck mate! I'm actually in the same position as you. Jut graduated and unemployed. Making some money with affiliate marketing and trying to close a big contract with a manufacturer for seo and web design.
     
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    alleballe Registered Member

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    Where do you live?
     
  12. Baadier

    Baadier Regular Member

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    Great thread OP, love the pics of things actually getting done. Subscribed for future tips. Are you sending them to an online landing page for more info or directing them to your telephone number?
     
  13. snowmike

    snowmike Newbie

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    Thumbs up for taking action!

    Did you have problems finding business that are on the newspaper BUT they showed up on google? How many page deep you look? 2 or 3?

    I found a lot of business advertise in my area but most of them showed up on google map/places...:(
     
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    Looks like a great plan - good luck and I hope it works well for you!
     
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    ramcivguru Newbie

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    nice execution... good luck bro! toyour success..
     
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    southbayboredom Registered Member

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    showing up on map/places is only one opportunity. if they aren't showing up on page 1 and specifically, in the "7 box".. then you have a full opportunity to pitch them google places SEO services. That's what I'm doing with my offline stuff. At least 1 aspect of it.
     
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    Best of luck to you both! You're off to a great start! Keep us updated.

    +rep from me
     
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    I tried this method. Infact I got it from a WSO here ;)

    Sent only 1 so far about 2 weeks ago. No response yet so I cant say it will or wont work but Im hoping you guys get something out of it. it will motivate me to send out more LOL

    Good luck guys!
     
  19. blackhatballer

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    Good Luck. I hope it works well for you so I can do the same thing in my city. I could make a killing doing this here if I try. Keep us posted.
     
  20. gmarch25

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    I am in Ontario, Canada
    lol decided to not include that part

    We do have a very simple clean website setup. It's not done yet though, it will be finished tomorrow. We included both a phone number and an email in the letter but also have the web address but I specifically say "please give us a call blah blah"


    Surprisingly a lot of business in my area advertise in newspapers but don't have a website! I think it's because I live in a smaller/mid size city. I bet if I live in Toronto it would be way harder since business' there know they need a website to compete. I found a Jewler that took out a half page Ad (This costs hundreds of dollars) yet he doesn't even have a website!

    Also I googled the exact name of the business and my city to determine if they had a site like

    "JENNY'S CREATIVE HAIR STYLES MY CITY"

    All the results were business listing of the business, but no website. And also, if they had a website they would likely have put it on their Advertisement.

    Thanks to all those who have wished me luck as well. I didn't quote every comment just to keep the thread less cluttered.

    PS:

    I would recommend going after places where even 1 sales lead could be worth thousands to the business (ex. Jewler).

    I will post updates as they happen. Hopefully should have 1 call back atleast by next Wednesday!
     
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