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Can a new marketing company outsource all marketing tasks?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rhino2020, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. rhino2020

    rhino2020 Junior Member

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    I've considered starting a marketing company, as I have had several locally owned businesses ask me to help get their sites ranked,market them etc. I've helped fix their computers in the past and think I'm good with computers. I have very limited seo,marketing knowledge and thought about outsourcing the work for now while I gain more knowledge in the meantime. Can this be done successfully or pass on the idea? Thanks
     
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    Yes. You can setup new marketing company. and Honestly I'm doing that.

    Suppose, you are from US OR UK. And you live in a state and you have few good friends who are ready to invest to earn money from online. So, you can give them idea and you can get the works by outsourcing.

    Say, you get 20 clients on the first month. So, you can outsource the works and you can pay the contractors 80% and you can take 20% or 30% or even 40% :)

    You get 100$/people so you got 20 clients so, 200*100=20000$ I think it's huge for startup. BUT, you need to have the clients and you have the skills of communication with your clients and your contractors :)
     
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    Choose wisely when selecting a service provider, their ability to deliver quality at reasonable turn around times will be the make or break of your business. Consider testing the service on your own site before risking your client's business and most importantly your own reputation. Check out this post if you're considering reselling SEO services: https://blog.ahrefs.com/re-sell-seo-services/
     
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  4. rhino2020

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    Interesting read. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    It's a gamble unless you already have a basic understanding of the model in advance. It doesn't need to be that elaborate, but you must be able to talk the talk, unless you'll never be in front of or speaking to an actual client and/or supplier.

    Remember that it is not the reputation of your supplier that is on the line when it's your name on the invoice. If you outsource SEO projects in a local arena for example, and fail to provide results it can happen somewhat quickly that your firm receives a negative reputation for being over-priced or under-delivering on the quality of your promises. So you have to know a little about SEO, and you have to know a lot about your suppliers.

    Can it be done? Absolutely! Is it a great idea? Absolutely!

    Should you do it? Only you really know the answer to that. You seem reluctant based on your initial writing tone ... keep in mind anyone is a bit edgy when doing any new start-up. It's unchartered territory for you, but others have already crossed this exact road before with great success, so I think you could have similar results if you research, and implement a well designed plan of action and marketing.
     
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    That sounds risky. I would go "lower". Make a list of little things which take a ton of time to do but you understand what you are doing and then offer them to the service for money. You then can give it to somebody else to do the manual work and streamline that on your side.

    Avoid anything about ranking - unless you are well on your knowledge about SEO, you might make promises you cannot hold up.

    Think simpler like "Update your facebook page 3 times a week and you can tell me on the phone what I should post". Does sound too simple but those business are looking for something like that.
     
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    Figuring out which Local SEO providers know their stuff is easy... Look for THEIR listings and if they can't even rank for their own listing (in several locations), then they probably don't know what they are doing.

    Your best approach would be SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING for local brand building.

    This is more forgiving.
     
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    Yes, of course. However, you have to be very smart in making decisions. That's a very huge risk that you are going to take.