Hello everyone, I want to share a good method for creating local businesses, and reselling them. I have tried this in the carpet cleaning niche, as well as a attorney niche and it works very well. It's not an overnight process, but it does work. To sum it up, you will be creating businesses, and listing them on Google Maps and Google Plus Local Business using virtual offices to verify them. Step 1: Get a virtual office address I have used Opus Virtual Offices in the past and they worked well for me. They will give you a address, and a mailbox key you will be using when listing your business on Google. Google will send a pin verification to this address you will need. Step 2: Get the website and domain up For example, when I was in the carpet cleaning niche. I got the domain carpetcleaning[city].com and the business name was also that. The website was generic with a few articles pertaining to carpet cleaning, as well as the homepage being specific to the city I am targetting. Step 3: Create a new Google account, and get a Google Voice Number You will need a Google voice number, and redirect it to your cell phone for now. You will need this number when setting up the Google Plus Business Listing Step 4: Creating Google Plus Business Listing & Listing in Google Maps Log into your new Google account and set up the Google Plus Business Listing. Under the name of the Business, try to aim for the keyword and have keywords in their. You want to make it seem like the business name is actually Carpet Cleaning [City] or whatever your niche is. For the address, use your virtual address, and they will send you a postcard with a pin in about 3 weeks or so. Once you get the pin, verify it and the Google Plus Business Listing will go live and they will put you in Google Maps. Step 5: Creating backlinks and citations Now that your Google listing is live, you want to create alot of citations and backlinks. The important part is that on all of the backlinks, and citations the most important part is that you need to make sure that address becomes associated with the keyword. So say your virtual address is: Carpet Cleaning [City] 111 Virtual Address Drive City, State, Zip You want to basically put all that text together always. Submit that business to as many places as you can like yellow pages, yelp, and what not it will help. Step 6: Creating reviews Get someone to create reviews to the Google Plus Business Listing and the more reviews you have, the higher chances that when someone searches Carpet Cleaning [City] or whatever your keyword is, you will come up first. Monetizing: The reason I like this method, is because the investment per business is less than $300 total including virtual offices and what not. Depending on how aggressive you do your backlinking the investment cost may be more or less. To monetize, you would be contacting all of your competitors. Let them know that you own a website that is already getting traffic. The reason I think this works better is because instead of promising that you will get their business to the first page, you already have a website flowing with traffic and you can sell them the fact that they will get instant results. You can monetize 2 ways: 1. You can forward the calls that the Google Voice number gets, and charge them monthly to use that phone number. 2. You can outright sell the whole project to them for a flat fee. Depending on the niche, you can vary on how much you want to charge the client. Like I said, its not a overnight project, but if you do it correctly and make the sale, it will pay off pretty well. Especially if you work on a couple of them at a time. The longest part is waiting for the Google Pin to come in the mail so I like to have a couple of pins being sent at once. Good luck!