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Journey to 10k Month (Local SEO + agency)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by seoo, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. seoo

    seoo Junior Member

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    Short about me

    - 21 years old

    - selling phone subscriptions , recently changed from 9-5 to 5-9 (working hours) got more time to work now.

    - I have a successfull affiliate website on the side which will provide the investments for this journey.


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    Goals for this journey

    Project A

    Going to create rank and rent websites such as «plumber portland» , rank them and then rent them for 400-1000$ / month.

    This strategy will be more long term and I think it will take atleast 3 months before this income starts coming in.

    I have 14 of these websites I am going to set up so far.

    Going to :

    1. Setup

    - 1000+ word homepage
    - 3-5 service pages
    - about us, contact us

    (Going to add more service pages , words etc if my competitors has that )

    2.Off page

    - Build my own local PBN’s
    - recreate competitors links
    - use free contextual links from this forum
    - citations
    - going to test - creating mass producse web2.0s + shitty pbns. I live in europe and I belive the filters are easier here than in english speaking countries.. idk lets see.

    Project B

    Project B is going to be cold calling busineses in my city and selling google ads services + SEO.

    This is the project I am most unsure about, know it will work, just havent done it before. So it will be an exciting adventure.

    I imagine this will be the biggest part of my income for the first 3 months before project A starts moving in the serps.


    The plan for this so far is to cold call 50 people a day and cold email as many as I can. Not sure which one that will be most effective so need to split test that for conv rate.

    If I get no luck with these I need to start walking into Offices.

    I will update this journey everyday, just for the fun of it and motivation for myself.

     
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  2. Epic Proxy

    Epic Proxy Newbie

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    Sounds like a good plan. Pretty sure you have your references in implementing your plan B even if it will be an unexplored territory for you, right? Good luck!
     
  3. share4win

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    Good luck for your journey..Interested to see your progress...I believe that direct cold call to owners/decision makers is bit difficult..If you're able to reach them through your emails and then making the calls will be effective. Just my two cents..
     
  4. TeslaFan

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    Good luck OP I'll be watching I'm trying to build up an agency myself on my free time. Subscribed.
     
  5. seoo

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    DAY 1 : UPDATE

    thanks to all of you and for some great tips!!

    Cold called 40 people today, didnt have much luck there. One guy was kinda interested, and said he would call back... heard that one before and he probobly wont.

    Made a contract today and made pricing plans so that I have a system to run them through when I have them on the hook.

    The first month will be of no charge from me , which meens 100% will go to google ads budget.

    After that I will offer a 3 month plan , 6month and 12 month. With added discount on the longer they sign up for.

    Not sure if I do plan B and focus on plan A, but cant give up on it yet. Will try sending texts + emails tomorrow to see if that works better.

    Didnt do much on plan A today, found a few keywords for rank and rent websites in the USA as well.

    Will remove 7 from my europe websites and focus on 7 from usa instead, so I have a nice mix. Will be easier with hiring writers and outsorcing off page for the american websites.


    Tomorrow :

    1. Build out 1 complete rank and rent website.
    2. Call 20 people send 20 texts

    And do some work on my affiliate website
     
  6. Razvan

    Razvan Power Member

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    what sort of links are you building to those sites ?
     
  7. nethead01

    nethead01 Regular Member

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    Long ago I tried cold calling to sell seo services and websites.. we made hundreds of calls and made zero sales. I'm not saying you will have the same result but I feel like it was a huge waste of time for us. As a local business owner, I get so many robo calls, sales calls.. etc. it's extremely annoying to where if i can tell they are trying to sell me something I immediately hang up. It could be the best product in the world and I just don't want to hear it at all. I think you should still give it a try I just wanted to give my experience. I am starting a web design company again now, and I plan to sell websites then SEO to those customers. I also am interested in then rank and bank sites.. Goodluck man, don't give up and you will get to the 10k
     
  8. seoo

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    Hey, thanks for some good advice. As you said I feel I waste my time as well with cold calling, but I will still give it 7 days and see the result.

    If not I will focus on the rank and rent websites.

    I love the rank and rents because I will rank for plumber in the biggest city in my country. It will take a lot of links and investments, but when I get 100s of calls a week I have the opportunity to actually start my own company.

    Would be fun to try that as well. Local businesses have terrible marketing and service. Should be a easy win in the marked.
     
  9. seoo

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    Day 2

    Concluded that clients wasent the way to success for me. Will continue with what I love and know I can - affiliate websites.

    will still focus on rank and rent websites as well.

    What I did today

    - put up one rank and rent websites competly
    - setup GMB for one rank and rent website.

    I believe its 7 rank and rent websites left to build now before I start link building.


    What I am going to do tomorrow is :


    - setup another rank and rent website
    - buy exipred domain for my new affiliate websites



     
  10. spectrejoe

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    The rank and rent approach is extremely interesting actually. Ive tried selling seo before and it was a massive failure despite trying for a long period of time but if i directly rank them #1 renting it will be a lot easier with actual stats backing up the claims on how much more traffic and potential clients we can bring them.


    Just unsure how much to charge considering minimum wage is like 600€ in my country
     
  11. seoo

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    Jepp, and you dont have to sell it either.

    Just set it up , send a email to a few owners and ask if they want free leads for a week. If you leads a solid and they earn a lot during that week there is no reason for them not to continue with your service.

    Look at the CPC, how much are people paying for each click on that keyword you are ranking. Calculate conv rate with avarages and find what your lead is worth.
     
  12. seoo

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    THOUGHTS / PLAN

    When I rank the websites high in serps and get traffic I will perfect the design and make a big ad on the right sidebar that says " This website is made of "agency name" if you want to rank higher in serps and get a great website contact us here ... 9394839 blah blah blah.

    Think it will be a great way to get a few clients on board as well without having to call and shit. :) Yes I know I am lazy
     
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    Your journey looks promising...I am following!
     
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    Goodluck with your project, i am new on here. trying to learn about seo and affiliate. Definitely will be checking this thread
     
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    Rank and rent strategy is a very interesting and promising approach, maybe I can also give it a try.

    Good luck on your journey!
    Following!
     
  16. spectrejoe

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    Whats ur system to see if it converted people into leads
     
  17. seoo

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    I use contact form + phone number which is tracked using softwares like twillio or call rail which lets you see the amount of calls coming in.
     
  18. seoo

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    Thanks to all!! Will try my best to give you an interesting journey to follow.
     
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    Nice nice. What sort of business would you think that benefit more from these types of websites because not everyone just goes on google and calls through a website you know what I mean?
     
  20. seoo

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    That you have to find out for yourself , but niches where the business has to go to the client is a good start.