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Advertise local business' on YouTube and HubPages

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by SolveMyMaze, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. SolveMyMaze

    SolveMyMaze Regular Member

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    Ok, so I'm not sure what section this should go under, but I had mentioned this idea previously in a thread sometime last year and thought I'd make a thread for it on it's own after having some success with it. I wasn't sure what sub section of 'Making Money' it should go under, so I've just dropped it into this main section.

    Anyway, the method itself consists of using, Fiverr (recommended if you know a great seller on there for views etc) or Skittles service (I've had A LOT of success with his service), Google, your email account, a HubPages account (or get someone to write an article on their account for you, which I've done for people before) and obviously your paypal account. If you've got experience of making videos this can be a way to bring in more money, too.
    The first thing you're going to do is pick a keyword of your choice and make a quick video on it. At this stage it doesn't matter how good your video is, it just needs to have a lot of views and rank fairly high so that when you Google it, it's on page one.
    take a walk or bus ride down a bust street near you, or on your way to work. What you're going to want to do is jot down the names of as many business' as you can and when you get home do some research on the business' based on their keywords within the area. A key example of this would be 'Hairdressers in [insert area here]. Start looking for the hairdressers in your list that are lower down in the search engine rankings (ideally at the bottom of page one, and into pages 2 and 3 and contact them directly. You can either do this over the phone or via email although in some cases it may be best to pop into the shop and visit them in person.

    Regardless of how you contacted them, direct their attention to the video that you've made and how it's ranking on the first page of Google. Although it may take a few weeks or longer for it to be ranked so make sure it is first before you start contacting potential clients!
    When you're in contact with them, highlight three big points:
    1) By making a video for YouTube, its free advertising for them. Also, since it's a video it'll let people see exactly what the business is like before they pop in. It's the same kind of logic that follows the video option on Fiverr in that people are more likely to use a service if they see what the owner is like.
    2) If they have an Adsense account, they'll be able to make a recurring revenue on the the video, even though it may not be much.
    3) If they use your service, they can call it a tax write off.

    If you use these reasons, it'll be a good way to lure them in. The next hurdle is pricing and the time period you'll be able to deliver the work in. The chances are for this kind of work is that it'll be a one time only gig in which case I'd suggest a higher price. However, if you mention that by adding a steady stream of views each week will further enhance their social presence, you could go for a lower price. Also, you could offer them other services such as likes, favs and subs.
    The main thing is though is that you make a nice little profit on it, ideally 3 figures if you really impress them, or 4 if they have a lot of money to burn. Again, if you mention that it's tax deductible, they'd be more likely to spend more money in helping their ranking.

    They may ask how the videos will be made and at this point you can suggest that they either do it themselves since many digital cameras now as as well as smartphones can capture great video, or you can do it yourself. Make sure that if you shoot the video for them that you do make it for them that again you get a hefty profit from it!

    Once they are lured in, just buy the service from one of the two suggestions above and you're good to go! At this point you could also suggest to them that you also have a HubPages account and that for X amount (I usually charge £10) you'll write a high quality article and it'll contain a link to their site, as well as it containing their YouTube video. This will also help rank the video in Google and should bring in more customers if your HubPages article is in position 1. Luckily, I've had quite a few hubs in the past that have ranked at number one.

    Whilst at first glance this might not seem like a way to earn a living full time, if you get a lot of customers initially then you can re-invest the money and make your own website showing off your skills. If you do end up going down this route, it would probably be best to use Skittles reseller program to increase your profit margins further.

    This post was longer than I thought it would be, but hopefully it'll help some newbies make their first online money.