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[Method] Offering your services to local leads | Become a full-time Internet Marketer $$$

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  1. TheSlug

    TheSlug Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey BH'ers

    I put this in BH SEO section, but this seems much more appropriate. Many of you probably have learned a thing or 2 about seo from bhw and have applied many things you've learned to your own sites and figured out your own little methods that have gotten your keywords ranked or generated your site some traffic. Then there comes a time where you feel ready to offer your SEO &/or online skills as services to other people who have no knowledge in the area and could use someone like you.

    The best place to start is local. You know your area and many small business like the idea of hiring someone in their area so they can meet face to face.

    There are many things you can offer local business's in your area:
    1. Ranking local keywords (Denver air conditioning repair, miami mini golf, san francisco gun range, etc...)
    2. Site fixes and improvements (design work, copy, add a blog, create mobile version of site)
    3. Make sure they are found on all business listing sites
    4. Offer them In-house work, you have a ton of skills and currently looking for a job (I've worked for several companies in the past doing inhouse website/seo work. Getting paid to learn basically, took 3 days to get 5 job interviews and get hired)
    5. Run adword campaigns for them (only recommend this if you truly think you can benfit them, or else you might waste a lot of their money)
    6. Social media campaigns for their bizz
    ...etc... get creative

    You get the idea.

    There are TONS of things that you have learned here on BHW that a local business in your area would love to have. Even if you just have basic knowledge of things like building a site and some basic SEO skills this is enough to land a job in no time. Many companies want an IT guy on deck and are eager to hire a young lad willing to work at reasonable prices. I got a job at 18 years old working for an air-conditioning company. Basically they gave me a little desk, I brought my own laptop to work and did stuff like fix things on their site. Make sure they were listed on sites like google business and other business search engines. I also played around a lot with some traffic sources. They only paid me $13 an hour, but hey I was basically getting paid to keep learning (I spent 80% of my time at that job cruising on BHW anyways...) [​IMG]

    But this doesn't have to be an offline thing at all!
    You can do the same thing for business's working from your home.

    So whatever it might be that you are selling or offering you need to be able to contact business from your area.

    This is how you can get those leads. I will write out the steps that you can take. There is also a tutorial video I will post at the bottom that you can watch that will clear things up on how to generate local leads from your area. I've personally worked with the developers of this tool and have contributed to many of it's features.

    Steps:
    1. You need TEAR, the free version works just fine for this method (this is not an aff. link btw)
    2. Once you have it opened. Go to 'Email Scraper' tab at the top center.
    3. Click 'Add New Project' and name it whatever you want, then add it and click 'Open Project'
    4. When your project is opened click on 'Google Business' Tab on the left side
    5. Enter the city, state you are trying to get leads for and click 'Find Location'
    6. The 'GPS Dots' option under the map, max it out to the highest setting
    7. Type in the business keywords you want it to search for. So if you want an airconditiong company you might type in (ac,airconditioning,heating,cooling,ventilation)
    8. Click on 'Collect Websites'

    This software will now find every business matching those keywords in that area. Then it will check those business's for websites. Once it's done searching it will tell you how many business's it found in your area.

    9. Click on 'Websites' tab on the left side
    10. You will see all the collected websites. Right click one of the websites and push 'Start All'

    It will now search all those websites for contact emails.
    When it's done searching the websites you can then verify the collected leads to make sure they are valid address's. You now have a nice list of emails of those specific business's in your local area. Now it's time to contact them. It's important you don't send a message that sounds spammy or you won't get very many responses.

    I would send all the leads you collected something like this:
    "Hey, I live in (city) and have come across your business several times. I've always been interested in what you guys do. I'm xx years old and have been doing website/seo/marketing work for x years now. I have ranked blah blah on the first page of google, and have helped generate leads for blah blah companies. Are you guys currently hiring? I have been looking over your site and think I could be a huge benfit to you guys. Would love to hear back from you guys. Call me at xxx.xxx.xxxx or email me back at [email protected]"

    You can easily add your personal or fake gmail, yahoo or hotmail account into TEAR and have it send out these emails or you can extract the emails into a text file and mail them however you want.

    In the past when I was younger and had more time I used this method to find business looking for guys to work in-house. I would land about 6 interviews from every 100 emails I sent out and 50% of the time would be offered the job. At the time I honestly wasn't very experienced in SEO, but they loved having me because changing a small thing on their site that took them a week before I could do for them in a couple hours. (I was decent at html then and working on sites was easy)
    I don't have time to work at a desk at some small business anymore, but this same method can easily get you clients that are ok with you working from your home. This is a killer method if you own a SEO company and trying to get more clients.

    The key is to think outside the box [​IMG]

    Also... here is the video released by the software company itself that goes over this business lead scraper. It's only about 10 minutes long and really covers all the core features of the scraper. 100% I recommend you give it a watch.



    Feel free to give your tips on helping people with this method. I'll try to answer all questions to my best knowledge.
    You can always pm me, i'm easy to reach on skype.
     
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  2. julianthr

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    Great motivation OP! You're right! There's a lot of people out there that would love to know things that we learn here! I myself did Facebook Ads for a Restaurant in my city and they hired me for a year to create their website and to manage Social Media.
    I learned a lot! And was available to use their money to keep learning like you said, I even learned Facebook Ads in the road, lol!

    Thank you for the tutorial!
     
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    Isn't it great? haha. But yea it's much easier to try new things and learn fast when a company gives you a decent budget. It def. allows you to try things you normally wouldn't if it was your own money. Learning doesn't get better than that, everything you learn you will one day be able to apply to your own products/business's. It's a life skill that will get you far!

    Marketing and web skills are essential to make any business much more successful
    :nap:
     
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    Thanks for the share. :)
     
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    This is like the third thread for promoting https://totalemailautoresponder.com/. OP,
    is this your tool?

    Open BST like the rest of the sellers and don't try to rehash this old methods with your tool.
     
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    I did mention above that I was involved with the development of the tool. I help beta test it and gave the developers tips on features needed and some debugging in it's early stages. There is a BST thread for this tool, but this is a method that works perfectly fine with the free version of it and this will help some people out that are trying to get some offline work in IM
     
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    Hi slug.

    When sending out the emails, won't your email adress be blacklisted?
     
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    It should if you take the appropriate steps before mailing.

    1. Use the list cleaner feature show in the video. It will remove any inactive emails from your list. This reduces your bounce rates which is usually a main cause of getting your mailing servers banned/blacklisted
    2. Don't send a link in the first email, send a link in the second or third response in the autoresponder. There's more tutorials on this availible
    3. If you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo you should have pretty high inbox rates. I would look into amazon ses smtp or a similar third party smtp provider, this ensures higher deliverability if you don't want to use your own mailing servers.

    You can always send yourself a test email to make sure you're still inboxing =)
     
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    Thanks for the info, will check it out.
     
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    Feel free to add me on skype if you have any questions!
    You trying to get a job or push out a service you offer?
     
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    2 things, the updater doesnt work with the free version. When updating and retarting it still gives me the 3.1.3 version.

    Second, when using the google business in the scraper, when entering the location and hitting find location nothing works unfortunally.
     
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    Nice guide and that program sounds pretty useful as well.
    Agree that if you strip out non working addresses then you shouldn't get black listed either. I'm guessing most emails will also be generic/business emails as well so you can legitimately cold email them.

    The great thing with selling websites to local businesses is that you can easily pre-qualify the leads - ie if they don't already have a site your good to go.
    The bad thing is that a lot of local business owners still don't think they need a site and also don't understand how well Google local actually works.
     
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    Great one mate ..
    Thanks a lot
     
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    I mainly do keyword targeted scrapes for companies, then sort down based on relevancy and engagement responses. This method isn't new, and spam in my industry is at an all time high, no its not adult. Everyone "thinks" they can just throw up some offer over night and get sales, instead I went the authoritative approach. I give them a business analysis, a presentation laying out all the key improvements and features that are included in my services. Lately I have expanded into just pay per sale with people using this method, and it works. They order through me, I provide everything needed, they save money and time, we both profit under the agreement.

    I think people would need to get out of their box troll minds on here (it's not all about cpa and seo you know) big money is made when you can solve people's problems faster or better than the competition, regardless of niche. You just need to get your words in correct presentation and order per clientele.
     
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    Hmm, works for me and i have it running on several vps's. Try to manually update it again. Also, what are you typing into the location text box before you hit search?

    Yea 100%. Usually when I email these business's i'll put my email in it and ask them to contact me and i'll give them a free rundown of their website and fix a couple things for them. It's usually a great foot in the door when you can personally speak with someone and go over their needs
     
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    This is a really good post, 5 stars! Easy way to prospect locally, add networking with your local NAW chapter and that would be a full blown practice in prospecting.
     
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    It didn't scrap many results in my area, but it got me some leads to email so we'll see what happens. Thanks for the share OP.
     
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    Seems like a great idea to me! Awesome share OP!
     
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    What keywords were you targeting? The more the better. Also did you have your gps dots set to the maximum?


    I actually know someone in my local area using it for just this purpose. He started a week ago and always calls me all excited everytime he lands a new lead. It def. works for this hehe