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Can a Business only survive from promotion online?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by minimo88, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. minimo88

    minimo88 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So I wanted to make a accoutanting business (UK) lately.
    I searched how many people are searching for the keyword in my city and it was 590.

    If I 14 if those searchers become long term clients. Do you think that my business could live and still make a profit?

    Estimated figures (these figures are just rough, to be taken with a grain of salt)

    Revenue - £2400
    Fixed costs - £2000
    Office - £1000
    Website, SEO etc - £750


    What do you think? I know some of BHW members are business owners and successful ones too, so I would like to hear from you.
     
  2. dufc1983

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    Hi,
    I run several bricks and mortar busineses throughout UK cities.

    1 where you getting these search figures from? DO NOT BELIEVE GOOGLE KEYWORD TOOL. period. other ways to suss out traffic but not this way!!

    2 You NEED to have G Places listing and beat your competition...More important than regular SEO. I know. ;)



    .....In a nutshell......DOMINATE Google places for your city and you will never need to pay any other type of promotion again. Yellow pages/radio/newspaper etc etc. all are useless. I used to spend thousands on these. not now. G PLACES is the way for Local business.


    Good luck m man.
     
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  3. minimo88

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    To what extent do you think it is effective upon the industry the business is operating in?
     
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    hist0ry Regular Member

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    im number one for computer repair townnamehere and my town only has 20k ppl and i get 3-5 jobs a month
     
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  5. azizsalim

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    Have you started accountancy business or are you planning to get start ?
     
  6. minimo88

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    Gonna get started
     
  7. VinBed

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    You can, you just need to have a very good foothold on a high quality traffic source like Google search or Google maps. You'll also get business through referrals and word of mouth.
     
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    You absolutely can. I know businesses that survive from online promotion alone. Like with all things, you need a good business plan to succeed!
     
  9. minimo88

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    Imagine this idea on a large scale...

    Anyone catch my drift?

    I want to make this idea on a large scale.

    http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/wayfairs-road-1-billion-040000543.html

    Above is a article about wayfair a internet ecommerce company with 500 million turnover.

    They started out small and now currently have 200 sites or more (article doesn't exactly say) in the home furniture industry.

    Each site targets a specific niche.

    My idea is kind of like this but with brick and mortar businesses.

    Looking for partners...

    Anyone interested?
     
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  10. Alexx11

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    you definitely can do it. Getting your first leads/clients will be the hard part, but then it all depends on the quality of your service. If your price is right and you do a good job your clients will get you more biz in the long term.