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Journey 2 some cash with local web services

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by gilder, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. gilder

    gilder Regular Member

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    Hey guys I decided Id post a journey here to help keep me motivated and what not. Im 21 and currently attending a college that I hate I cant wait to get a transfer. I worked in retail and fast food before I recently just quit my retail job and decided to devote a majority of my time to IM. I have been reading tons of info since 2011 and I just started putting some of what I learned into practice last year.

    My list of goals
    • Learn as much about marketable IM techniques as possible
    • Buy a Dodge Charger and fix up my chevy Lumina
    • Shut up all the pessimists in my life
    • Make the girl that chose pizza shop dude over me regret it forever
    • Buy my pet turtle a giant tank
    • Get wayne brady to sing at my wedding(pending)

    What Ive Done so far
    • Purchased some domains( product review domain, domain to practice seo with, 2 domains to try out some content locking) All which Ive made no money from lol
    • Used facebook pages with a friend of mine to promote Free webcam sites which has made me a couple hundred nothing major
    • Made some crappy videos using camtasia and powerpoint to try and promote content locked downloads

    My Plans

    • Growing the facebook pages to a point where we can send decent sized traffic to a website
    • Creating a local web services agency that will offer seo, website creation, youtube marketing, anything else online presence related for local businesses and artists(I live around alot of artists)

    I will be adding more tomorrow and definitely plan on updating this every day I do something even remotely significant towards my goals. Please leave comments,tips, hate mail whatever I just like knowing people are reading.
     
  2. theSEOgirl

    theSEOgirl Newbie

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    Hi,

    I may still be new to all of this IM, but I have been working on this since January 2012 and I think that in order to make money, you need to target a specific niche in order to be successful. IM is a broad subject and if you can narrow down what you are doing, then I think you'll be fine, just set yourself small targets. Good luck on your journey.
     
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    good luck with your journey
     
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    Goodluck and everything is possible
     
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  5. gilder

    gilder Regular Member

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    yea I completely agree, I plan on focusing mainly on seo and website creation, I know a good amount of seo and I have dabbled in wordpress enough and seen enough premium themes that Im positive customers would eat right up!

    The facebook pages I only focus on now cause theyre already there I wanna mainly focus on the local web service thing and do the fb pages in my spare time
     
  6. Stove

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    How do you plan to find the local businesses? Good luck on your journey.
     
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  7. gilder

    gilder Regular Member

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    For the businesses I have a process in mind

    Step 1: Google a ton of local businesses I see on a daily basis
    Step 2: Whichever businesses I see with little to no online presence send them really bright colored or completely black mail offering them my services
    Step 3: Depending on results for the mailing campaign shoot any non responsive businesses a call to see if I can make a sale

    Same thing with the artists but Ill focus mainly on sending them facebook messages and emails offering my services.
     
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    gilder Regular Member

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    Update: I got my first meeting with a client a local recording studio wants website creation and seo I have a meeting with them Thursday!!! I'm still trying to figure out how much to charge lol
     
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    Sweet the meeting went great they want me to make them a website and do really basic seo for them! I explained that for his website I would be using a template and build from that and he was really cool with that. After that I explained SEO to him and he was really surprised that google even worked like that. After learning about it he was instantly willing to try it out.

    I charged 500 for the website and the SEO services. Really excited to start this hopefully Ill be able to get some references from him once the project is done!
     
  11. gilder

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    Update!!!!


    I haven't been doing a lot due to school but that ends tomorrow so I'm ready to go.
    I have a ton of businesses In my area I'm ready to mail for either web design, Orm, and seo.


    I only have one website I have done for a business in my portfolio which is one of the things I'm worried about but ima still give it a shot
     
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    Good luck mate ��
     
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  13. gilder

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    I havent been really focused on working but I started to go back into it full time! Now that I have I managed to arrange a meeting with a real estate guy looking for leads. Gonna convince him to get at the very least an seo package but hopefully push as much internet marketing as possible.
     
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    Im gonna do a ton of cold calling this morning! I was waiting for a payment to come in so I could do snail mail but I dont have time to be wasting! (I need a new car!) Trying to hit alot of potential ORM clients got a long list ready
     
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    sounds like a good plan good luck
     
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    I have a local web design service too, bookmarked for later view and good luck with sales ;)
     
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  17. gilder

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    Thanks guys did 2 cold calls today was really nervous the first one I absolutely messed up on. The second one I got the gatekeeper they took down my information and said theyd pass it up to the owner who wasn't in at the time; which I guess is better then nothing.

    Im still tweaking my script once I have a somewhat decent one Im gonna post it here and see what others think about it.

    I felt kinda good after that second one but stopped. I got my transfer acceptance to a college I have been dying to go to today! I really gotta go into overdrive mode now If I want to have any hope of paying for it.
     
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    Hey good luck with your journey and life in general. Please start posting daily as I would love to stay updated on your adventure!
     
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    i like this :buttkick:
    well good plan . All the best :)