Decided to give local lead generation a try. There's different methods to do this, though what Im doing is building a site targeting a specific niche in a geo-area (city). Lets say acupuncturists. I picked local keywords for it that totaled about 700 searches a month. Then will get it ranked high up for those keywords, & collect most of the people searching for acupuncturists in my area, and forward them to a local acupuncturist for a charge/commission. Initially I was gonna just build the site, and rent out spots on the site to local acupuncturists for a monthly fee, but I decided I'd rather proof to myself, and them, that its actually increasing their patients, not just trick them into thinking it is. So... What Ive done so far: So I made the site, bought 5 manual articles 500 words, for it. Several pages, and a very professional theme. I made a google business listing for the site, got it pin confirmed by mail. For everyone that's asking how, I just used my REAL HOME ADDRESS. Didnt want to, but had to for now. ( I now show up on maps! ) Setup a twitter page. Bought a local phone number that forwards and tracks the calls. I then just picked out 5 local acupuncturists and put them on my site with a full profile & images, without them knowing for now, and placed my bought phone numbers, as theirs. So it will forward calls to the actual acupuncturist. Then it if it works, after tracking it for a bit, I can approach them and prove Ive been increasing their patients, and request fees if they want to stay on my site. So Thats what Ive done, got it all set up. BUT my site is not ranking yet, havent done any seo just yet. My To Do: Setup Yelp page (Hopefully easy to do, they have to get approved by Yelp 1st) Buy 125 Twitter Followers with confirmed profiles/avatars Buy 50 GOOGLE followers/Cirlces for my Google+ Page from long standing USA accounts Buy SITE citations for 40+ local directories Buy 3 manual GOOGLE reviews (Yeah its not much for now, I just want the + Page to display a 5 star rating when viewed on maps) Buy WhiteHat SEO pack with Tier 1 web 2.0 500 word article and tier 2 web 2.0 submissions/pdf with 100 social bookmarks Buy 30 Manual Blog Comments pr2-6 Do-Follow Wait for results, then add more SEO.... Then hopefully Ill see some results, and start ranking in the 7box area of google for my Google Listing, and my site in the search results or above the 7box area. Either or should work! I regret not picking a higher end niche, but hopefully this works, I learn from it, and I can start another lead gen site in the higher end niches. If you have any experience or suggestions, feel free to comment!