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Promoting Local Business!

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by sncollins89, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. sncollins89

    sncollins89 Newbie

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    Hello everyone, Its been awhile since I've been on here... forgot my old account information so have to start from scartch :(

    well getting down to business, So I'm partnering with a Local small business. There in the pest control industry specializing in jobs like bed bug removal, mice, roaches and that good stuff... Now he is currently paying someone to promote for him online with a generic looking website, dabbling in some adwords and he pays per lead.

    I was looking to try and take over this aspect of the business for him, now I'm currently just using local sites like Classifieds, facebook, CL, and all that good stuff. I was wondering what else you guys would recommend for promoting a business like this online and offline. He wants me to take all the leads and then pay me per sale and possibly doing some field work for him.

    Advice is greatly appreciated and thanks for having me back!:)
     
  2. bman53rocks

    bman53rocks Newbie

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    Why not branch this out to something like social media? That seems like the easiest route.

    Also another thing you could do is create business cards and keep in contact with people in person and that way you can get contacts from them and from there it just grows and grows.
     
  3. c4rtel

    c4rtel Registered Member

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    I would hit him for responsive web redesign for $7500

    Then smash him with $1500 / month SEO

    Then beast him with $400 / month ORM

    Then I would blast him with 20% of his $1000 / month adwords at $200 / month

    Then I would destroy him with $50 / month social upkeep

    Epic win!
     
  4. hieufox

    hieufox Newbie

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    The google ads thing could work.
     
  5. nameless7

    nameless7 Regular Member

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    As you promoting local business you should build an integrated marketing strategy (online+offline). The best online tools are SMM and registration in different online catalogues and lists (like yellow pages). The best offline tool is print ads, so-called multistakeholder cooperation (like household chemicals shops, repair contractors, etc.), guerilla marketing (cheap and effective).
     
  6. vitruvian1

    vitruvian1 Newbie

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    everybody can easily get $10 on HappyMinerCouponCom
     
  7. digitalsublime

    digitalsublime Regular Member

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    find some good keywords and start local SEO. Classifieds and local citations sites are good. If ranked on first page, leads will come. And also start yelping. That would be helpful to get more leads.