1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Making Money with Offline Marketing

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Highlander, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Highlander

    Highlander Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    9
    Occupation:
    Social Media Manager
    Location:
    Miami
    Heads up- I posted this yesterday in the making money section.
    It should have posted it here. I hope you fine the info
    helpful. :)



    Hey guys, I been on this forum, on & off for over 1 1/2 years. I have never posted before because I had nothing to contribute.

    Online Income - $2.00 with a amazon affiliate on Hubpages.
    $1.95 with adsense on a Blogger Blog.

    I didn't set the world on fire. :(

    Offline Income - Had my first client - he needed some Hubpages and Blogger Blogs etc. to promote his main site. I was still learning he was a friend so I charged him just $150.00 of that I got $100.00 and got stiffed on the $50.00.
    Second client introduced me to my third. They both have local business and needed someone to do local SEO & social media management. I charge them each $1,400.00 per month with the knowledge that on the 3rd month my rate goes up to $2,000.00 each per month. That's right I'm making $2,800.00 per month for now !

    I have found so many business that haven't a clue about Internet marketing. They know they need it, but just haven't started.

    Guys - serious money is out their in the real world.

    Both my clients have had no one go to them and offer that service. I was the first. Both men are part of business groups and the networking opportunity is off the hook !

    I will be in a week going to pitch a new client and referral from my second client. That guys business is bigger then the other two combined. I will be charging him at least $4000.00 per month.

    I know I need to get serious with online marketing and I will. But with just business cards and networking I'm starting to make decent money.

    Good luck to you all, I know alot of you don't need it but for the newbies like me GO FOR IT.

    Thanks
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  2. seocat

    seocat Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1
    Congrats! Can you give us some more info on the types of clients need these services and will pay this kind of money for them?
     
  3. MattL

    MattL Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    NY
    Congrats Highlander, those are great results. I'm also working on the local internet marketing thing. I've been thinking of pricing my services but at a much lower cost, I'm now re-thinking this. I would like to know a little bit more about how you can charge that much per month but I know you cant give away to much information. Are these normal businesses that every town has or are they unqiue? Are they small or medium size? Are you just setting up Hubpages and blogs, how many pages and/or blog posts per month do you put up?

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    578
    MattL, offering a lower prices leaves an impression of service not being worth of their time. Price high, give the impression of a professional and quality service. Secondly, 1 site making $2000/month or 4 sites making the same? Easier to manage and keep on top :) But, that being said I will probably charge my first client a little less... just to make myself happy that I have one.

    But, how long did it take you guys to rank #1 for your local keywords? Im targetting dentist (yes, OMG dentist haha, I am going to target others next) in a local city in my country with very low competition (in terms of SEO it seems) but I am only ranking first page #7, I thought it would be a little easier to get into the top 3?

    Also, you guys using google local places or just using the organic traffic from your site ranking high. I find if i could get myself into the google 7 box as well as #1 organically it would be good..
     
  5. utterlyadrift25

    utterlyadrift25 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    105
    Occupation:
    Strategy Director by day. Internet Shark by night.
    Location:
    London, UK
    How long did it take you to rank as #7? For some obscure reason I'm having some difficulty in ranking on page 1. Even after using SEO, I'm still on page 4 for a keyword that yields no more than 100k search results.

    When I use the allinanchor/intitle commands there's less than 10 results. It's been a week I'd say since I've done SEO... perhaps it will take a touch longer.

    Anyhow OP - Congratulations on your success. Persistence pays off. Most people quit just moments before success without realising it. Don't quit guys. Seriously. The very fact that you're even on these forums reading, researching, taking part, puts you in a category far better off than most people (unless those people happen to be Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson :D )
     
  6. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    578
    Well, I didn't check my rankings for a while because I didn't think it would be high right off of the bat, so I don't actually know how long it took me from the point of making the domain until I was on first page of Google. What I will say is though, that your 100K search results are MUCH higher than mine.

    Using Google keyword tool, my keywords for the local business in that area is getting 1000 searches a month. So, that's all I really need because it is a city of 250K population. Your keyword is MUCH for difficult by the sounds of it, so it will definitely take you longer I Would say to rank. But now I'm starting to think if you're on page 4 already for such a competitive keyword (100K) why am I only spot #7!!

    What type of links are you building?