My Goal Earn $5,000 monthly in revenue from local small business clients by managing ad campaigns of at least $1000 a month, and Local SEO by January 2018. My Approach (In progress) I have realized many businesses still have a slow site that looks like it is from 2005. These sites are a nightmare for mobile users and there are an overwhelming number of places to click. Basically, these sites are slow, crappy, unfocused pieces of crap that are basically a giant hole in the owner's "income bucket." My service is to get people a simple, professional and responsive them on VPS hosting with tracking and analytics. It will be optimized for click throughs. From there I can offer services to get targeted traffic to their optimized site. There I will collect emails (and phone numbers too maybe). Also, I will set up a tracked number that will forward to the business' main number. By cold calling and reaching out through friends and family, I plan to offer this as my businesses' first service. Once I deliver on this, the business owner will be much more receptive to letting me run their ads and direct their SEO. Why This Business? I have experience with Bing and FB ads, that run to Clickbank products. Lately, CB has been more and more suicidal, so I am pivoting and putting these skills to better use. (very angry about it) My core experience is running my Amazon sites, where I already guide the copywriting and SEO. It is not that big of a stretch to apply this to local SEO. I have 3 practice sites ranking for some local search terms with more than 300 searches a month. This Week's Actions Since Thursday 0. Set up website. Bought domain for $9. Bought $250 theme. Bought and set up Optimize Press. Bought and set up tracking software for $297(just pick what you are familiar with until you have lots of traffic actually) 1. Went to the county clerk's and got a DBA. ($~35) 2. I got business bank account from a local credit union. 3. Reached out to my Dad's friend and optimized his decrepit website for $500. 4. Secured a meeting with him to discuss Local SEO for this Tues. 5. Got a meeting with another family friend and got her a website built for $1500. It is complete with tracking and analytics. 5.1 Set up her FB fan-page for $200. 5.2 Running an ads campaign on FB for $500 a month flat. Her monthly budget is $1000. 6. Added these 2 website changes to a portfolio page on my business website. 7. Searched the industries I'd like working with, looked through SERPs for "local business my area/nearby area" 8. Added all slightly shitty sites to a spreadsheet. 9. Called 27 out of 45 on my list on Thursday and Friday. 10. Locked in one appointment for next Wednesday (about a 4% conversion). 11. I have built a phone script based around saying hi my name is ____ and I would like to show you how you can get _____ ROI from your existing website's traffic. Could I have two minutes of your time? (Many sigh and say "no" or "sure I guess") Then, I ask if they are the marketing decision maker Next, I ask how much their marketing budget is After that, I ask how much business their site is currently bringing them Last I ask them to meet me on a specific date and time for a 15 minute appointment Each business will be called at least 5 to 6 times until they threaten me. 12. I have basic presentation where I start from my main benefit of how it is easier and faster and which gets more conversions. I have screenshots and the data where I have proven this on some of my own affiliate sites. Then I work down saying it looks much more professional and is more memorable. Side Notes I am also looking into how to structure my referral program. I am setting Wednesday as the deadline for this. Basically I will pay people a couple hundred bucks if they can directly help me land clients. Conclusion My site is set up and I have secured two clients by reaching out to people I already know receive value from what I can do. I also have been cold calling and have an appointment for next Wed. I will update this thread at least once a week to keep some accountability and exchange some info with you guys. Costs = $691 Revenue = $2700 Recurring Revenue = $500 monthly Feel free to ask any questions. I apologize for any typos.