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Offline Marketing Niches/Journal About Serious Cash

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by ColonelSoldier, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. ColonelSoldier

    ColonelSoldier Junior Member

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    Hey guys long time reader, never posted!

    I make hundreds of dollars each month already using offline marketing - I promote local nightclubs and develop customer client relationships (seriously fun). But I want to take my established sales mindset away from partying a bit, and put it to good use in proper business lol.

    Here is my journal, some serious action coming up! Been trying to post, but it won't me because it thinks I'm a bot lol.

    Got some TIME (1 Month till Uni starts again) so I've spent the last few days devising my passive income empire: with the help of the stickied threads on BHW and other journals on this site.




    ME:


    • Have built 2 terrible websites before from scratch in 2010 & 2011, absolutely terrible designs, but guess what, one gave me $400, the other gives me $200 a year... Offline Money is real LOL.
    • Stuffing around with low-income adsense niche sites for the last few months, trying to strike gold, learnt a lot, made $0.
    • So now I am going to replicate my first step, sending out cold packages, with client 1 being local br0thel with 1 direct competitor and both have absolutely terrible websites. I first started analysing local hairdressers, found some good stuff, but I think the ROI for a Br0thel getting SEO treatment will be better for me $. I am doing Design (wordpress lol), SEO, ORM for $250 or so a month. The letter goes out tomorrow morning - I've used template design documents, other users research statistics and ideas. Wish me luck on this one, if I close this client, it's going to absolutely throw me into psycho mode.
    • I truly believe ANYONE can make a million dollars - connect two clients together and keep the commission: build a website, get them customers.... Do graphic design work - outsource everything LOL... etc.
    • My other Offline sources off income: Nightclub Flyer designs for $50-$100 each time LOL... I could get them done on Fiverr if I really wanted, but I also wanted to actually learn how to design, so now I use Themeforest, torrent flyer .psd's and make flyers for Nightclubs for $50-100. You can do this too - get emails of Nightclub Promoters and tell them you can do 24hr turn around on flyer. I am also a Nightclub promoter, so I have lots of face-to-face sales skills (I like to think lol).


    Action Journal to serious cash

    Goal - $1000+ per month by closing clients, outsourcing the SEO and Design, and keeping the remaining cash.

    Package 1 goes out tomorrow, Photos will be uploaded, and



    Question: Do you guys know of any Offline niches I should stay away from? Builders? Plumbers? Psychics? Law Firms?


    Here we go!

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  2. Gwendoleea

    Gwendoleea Junior Member

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    So, how is it going so far? Any hits?
     
  3. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I would like to get updated too. Any progress?
     
  4. itzpaul

    itzpaul Registered Member

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    Any updates? I just recently did a campaign 35x 10x13 manila envelope 6page reports and 100x 1pg website special offer but so far no hits. Probably been a week. I'm most likely going to call them to verify if they need a website or not and might send out a second letter to everyone.

    I am also looking into a postcard run in which I can send it out to 1,000 businesses. Hopefully, that goes great. Other then that I'm working on other methods online to get some clients coming in.
     
  5. ColonelSoldier

    ColonelSoldier Junior Member

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    Hey guys!
    Wow time flies when you're busy...
    So yeah over the last few months, I got around to sending about 7 shameful letters out, I'll post my template for critique tomorrow. Letters got me nothing and I do feel I was over charging for my petty services, so I changed ideas:
    I tried another easy method that a friend of a friend suggested:
    I pulled out my local yellow pages again, selected 10 entries with MOBILE numbers as I don't feel confident enough cold calling at the moment.
    So yeah I had a few text me back interested in cheap web design + MONTHLY recurring fee of like $30-50 to keep the site hosted.

    My plan is to gain positive mindset from closing this 1st client, then build a client base of about 10+, get super motivated from these clients. Then upscale, hire employees, an office, etc.

    The clients I currently have:

    Rubbish Removal (10+ hits a day 100% specific traffic, so he's very happy).
    Landscaper (no hits) just wanted the website to be THERE. paid $400 upfront about a year ago.

    Client I encountered today:

    Local carpenter, interested in Web Design, best thing about being a carpenter's website is that it merely needs:
    domain + hosting + pictures (upsell $100 once off photo shoot) + logo (fiverr) + articles (SEO upsell)

    I plan to charge: $37/month flat for hosting. Monthly invoiced from me, I have an ABN (Australian Business Number) so I'm doing everything nice and legal so that when I become a larger firm, I can easily expand..

    Upsell options:
    $8 a month to manage GOOGLE PLACES listing lol. <- Recurring


    Referral system:
    Find me a new client and I will half your monthly bill, each client.
    $37 to $18 to $9 to $5

    Point of that I think it's exciting, and when they see their bill every month, it will have:

    $37
    MINUS 50% OFF for CLIENT X
    MINUS 50% OFF for CLIENT X

    + BONUS SEO WORKOUT etc. etc.


    all that jazz

    So damn busy with trying to run my nightclub :p
    /watch?v=4qdWTrJx3vY

    If anyone wants to trade ideas, go for it :)
    Please discuss! haha
    Andrew
     
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  6. Seminole

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    Glad to see someone who's actually having success with offline SEO. How did the br0thel work out?
     
  7. jake454

    jake454 Junior Member

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    I think you could sell your services for more no problem, thats my two cents. good job on the action taking, I plan on starting offline business real soon. scares the crap out of me though
     
  8. ColonelSoldier

    ColonelSoldier Junior Member

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    I ended up hard mailing 2 brothels, no success there, I also failed to call them back up, I don't feel comfortable yet with calling someone who has zero interest in me, whereas I could spend time finding clients like this CARPENTER who messaged me earlier, and that way the ball kinda goes in my court?

    The scary part for me is it's a little intimidating, me 19, you probably the same, them 30+?

    I have so many other ideas running through my head thought... marketing my nightclub properly (see /watch?=xxxxx above, I run the entire night and take all the money that comes through the door :))

    Another idea is running my own clothing label using Big Cartel, a platform. Expensive to start up. I would pay photographer from my nightclub/photography students (u can find them by looking at facebook pages of nightclubs and finding cheap but awesome local photographers names) and I'd also pay someone on here to do all the nitty gritty. But I might have a go after I generate some capital.

    I do plan to scale costs up more, once I truly FEEL that I am being ripped off myself as it will force me to ask for more money in return.

    Another idea I thought of when I was doing all the research about local br0thels was start a USED underwear mini-store..... Weird, but I had the idea to have some girl wear it etc. etc. sell online 75ea etc. too weird tho...

    Another idea was buy bulk Whey Protein powder, split it up into bags & sell own label on EBAY or own site.


    Some methods that I have made thousands of dollars from:
    Buying B1TCOINS via bank deposits, selling on ebay to people who can't get them conveniently. I always underestimate the price people pay for convenience - $2.50 for a bottle of water.... thats $10 a litre.... people get angry when petrol in Australia is over $2 a litre and they go ahead and probably buy 50 bottles of water every few months, go figure!
    I'd buy them $50 for 10 btc when they were $5 ea, sell for $140 on ebay, $90 mark up........ it worked once, then I got scared bcoz I thought he was going to charge me back, lots of forums warned of most sales being reversed due to scammers. But he didn't and I made $90 from nothing.

    Any responses appreciated :)