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My Offline Success Story

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by thepunisher, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. thepunisher

    thepunisher Newbie

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    I'll keep it brief - I've been lurking forever and studied and studied but never really acted. I don't know how many domains i bought and abandoned.
    Then one day I had to do something - I couldn't work at my 'real' job much anymore - long story
    I reached out through my network and started small - writing content, opinion on breaking video game products for a growing video game website -I'd bill $1000 a month, not bad for a side job still at the time. My break came after a year or so after I proved myself and some other senior writers had defected to other sites.
    I was given more tasks, some video and was able to creep that up to 2500 - still not enough to be independent but a nice start. Anyway I leveraged that - put out some great written stuff about certain up and coming video game and related tech companies when they gave me good feedback I suggested perhaps I could do the same for your company. about ten months later I finally got my first client and I haven't looked back - this gig I put out 2-3 strong pieces weekly as sort of a ghost writer for another 2000 it goes on their company blog and newsletters, its theirs to keep -
    Then another company came along through a friend I know through a user group - I do a number of media campaigns for another development group that is local in my town, email, web content, Linkedin and Twitter - I bill them about 4000/month or so depending on the work done that month - and they love it.
    They referred me to another company and these guys are even bigger. I just sent them a bid for 7500 a month and I'm bringing my brother into this to help me. I got really serious about this maybe 9 months ago and I'll never work for anyone again - fuck that noise. I have more referrals on the way too.
    I'm not bragging I want to inspire some of you who dare to listen -This is not bullshit go out and do it -
    Find your passion and just fuckin do it. It might be video games, it might be guns, it could be food, it might be landscaping but if there's something you know really well or want to - become an expert, say you're an expert, leverage your network, get some cheap business cards, join a local club, whatever - just get out there and you'll be shocked how fast this gets around. again I wear a few hats now with what you could call marketing, some seo, some social media, and content writing - I don't know what it is i do officially but I know I love doing it.
    Those are about all the details i'm comfortable sharing, I know there's going to be a lot of people who have questions about this - wanting their hands held - or that or how i came up with my pricing etc. -


    • [*=1]I made up the pricing, based on say 50-100 bucks an hour -
      [*=1]I only have open-ended contracts for two of the companies, never had a problem
      [*=1]they all pay my business acct directly by EBT- no checks.
      [*=1]Go get Quickbooks or use some online software.
    ​Again - I'm super busy and one-man shop right now- so if you have questions I'll answer if I can squeeze a few minutes in I consider it payback to BHW for all the inspired moments where I dropped the ball on my part - I'm willing to help people coach/test their ideas/passions and see how it could be something for you to pursue - But remember to Blaze your own path

    Kirk out.​
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  2. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Congrats on your success! But I think you need to make your ONLINE content writing somewhat legible to read.
    Make sure to add some Space between the lines.
     
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  3. thepunisher

    thepunisher Newbie

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    True.. true.. lol -
     
  4. ginasims

    ginasims Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Are your doing any long term contracts or just monthly?
     
  5. elschlongo

    elschlongo Junior Member

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    Kirk, thanks so much for sharing your experience. It really is inspirational, and I wish you the best of luck in your business.
     
  6. kazir

    kazir Newbie

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    yes, thank you for sharing brother man, REALLY inspirational. especially because i was thinking along the same lines just now!
     
  7. xpresstechnologies

    xpresstechnologies Regular Member

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    Thanks for this Share
     
  8. thepunisher

    thepunisher Newbie

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    I do have monthly contracts which keeps me honest and working hard to make my clients happy.
     
  9. WordTracker

    WordTracker Junior Member

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    You inspired me ... thanks for your success story.
     
  10. thesadshow

    thesadshow Registered Member

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    Good job bro
     
  11. omnipotent$

    omnipotent$ Regular Member

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    Great success story. Looks like you have a working offline business model.
     
  12. WebOracle

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    I've never heard of a monthly contract. If they like you and are happy enough with your service...why not just insure your future and lock them in on a 5 year plus contract?
     
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    This is a true story of what offline marketing has to be. OP has a nice motivation. Good luck with your journey.
     
  14. mathewborel

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    Really great and congrats for your success , I applied directory submission and got good number of quality back links to my website . They provide daily updated listings of top ranked websites . which help you a lot in good link building.
     
  15. dumbfox

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    Very inspiring. People who want to quit their 9 - 5 routine just need to get off their asses if they want to be rich. Screw facebook, youtube and porn sites (lol) and just pitch your tent here.
    If you stick around you'll surely find a way to make money.
     
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  16. thepunisher

    thepunisher Newbie

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    Thanks for the responses - just keep on going..
    It took me a while but don't give up. I just had another company reach out on LinkedIn they want me to pitch to them.
    This one came through my brother of all places but still. Anyway that goes to show to work your network!!
     
  17. japemethe

    japemethe Junior Member

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    I love reading stories like this. It is nice to see fellow members that are successful. It makes me want to work even harder to post a success story of my own. Best of luck to you in the future.
     
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  18. JohnSte192

    JohnSte192 Registered Member

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    Success is great, isn't it? Best of luck to you in the near future, wishing all your dreams come true.
     
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  19. fjones5757

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    Great to hear about the success you're having, motivating stuff. I like to hear about the people who are getting out there and making things happen for themselves. Keep it up and the checks will only get bigger.
     
  20. rubysmith

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    Woow that's awesome...very interesting story..