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How are you making money? (Offline Marketing)

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Windmill, Sep 4, 2011.

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Whats your hustle?

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  5. Mobile Marketing

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  1. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    There is a sizeable offline marketing community on BHW :) I am interested in what your hustle is :D or what you are trying to hustle ;)
     
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  2. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    Read the threads?
     
  3. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    Do you mean that you are reading the threads? If so, then cool. Just as long as you take action ;) :pirate:
     
  4. eshera

    eshera Registered Member

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    I just acquired two more customers (owned by the same folks) redesigned the sites, local seo for one, email marketing for the other. I am hoping to move one for a custom fanpage as the have 500 fans. I still work full-time at a J.O.B so this makes 8 offline clients for me, but it has been fun and slow steady burn.

    One tip that I learned, I used to almost over-educate them (talked about too many strategies), which only confuses them...LISTEN to them and offer a solution that fits what they are interested in. (For example, I was not excited to start a new email marketing campaign, but for a gift shop and her clients, it fits) once you make a difference and gain trust, they are your "go-to" person all the way.
     
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    ardley216 Elite Member

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  6. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    Wait wait. You've got 8 clients... but you haven't quit your day job yet?
     
  7. aStroke

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    Yeah dude. 8 clients and you haven't quit yet? Are they all one time jobs or something monthly? Always go for the monthly if you can. Offer something that will justify paying you monthly cause that's where the serious money is.

    I"m doing local SEO with local businesses. I'm also building a website with plans to rent out adspace to local dentists. I have a couple dentist contacts that will make my life much easier since I won't have to cold call or anything like that. Also doing a little good old fashioned offline selling.
     
  8. Abbas8

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    Just wondering, on average, how much are you charging the clients 600-1000 dollars? + setup costs ?
     
  9. shiBlack

    shiBlack Newbie

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    Yeah, I've been seeing a recurring theme lately that the adage "People want answers, not an education," really holds true. Anyway, you might want look into direct mail copywriting if you haven't already. They seem to have mastered sales pitches pretty well, so there's no point in reinventing the wheel. Best of luck.
     
  10. eshera

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    I know, not yet anyway...the first 6 I started over a year ago with a one time website design charge and a wee ($97 or $149) a month for basic seo, not a ton of cash. The last two are the same owners of both businesses, but I got the web redesign money and a bigger monthly, $800.

    I consider the other clients sort of my learning curve, BUT they are actually more time consuming, which I have read other marketers telling the same tale...more hand-holding. Some have said that they have actually "fired" such clients because of that, might be my choice at some point in time or at least renegotiate better terms.:D
     
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    Sorry for offtopic OP, but I'm here in a dilemma, maybe someone got the same situation and has an answer to that.
    So I live in a small town, the population is around 10k. And I was thinking of doing webdesign / creation or go for SEO. But as you see, it will be a really big problem to get any customers, as the town is so small and not many businesses are located here. So I thought maybe someone could share there experience / methods on offline marketing, if they have been in the same situation?
     
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  12. SweetChuck

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    Nothing to do with online , but I scoured my workplace for old electrical gear , ups X 3 and other copper containing items , Got $400 just from lead batteries and $1000 from striping back heavy guage copper and aluminium heatsinks , all up I'm $1400 ahead for around 10 hours work ,. Keep your eyes out for industrial waste can be lucrative pretty easy beer money :cool:
     
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