So, I've been on BHW for coming up on two years now, and am still not financially stable. Not for any lack of comprehension, although it did take me awhile to accept the fact that SEO is as easy as it is, and doesn't have some huge secret. Now, you can see how this is quite starkly juxtaposed with the fact that I'm about to turn 21, and have been living back at my dad's house for the past 3 months. It started out with bad decisions with my money, as I earned about 20k last year from email submits on Facebook - and squandered every last bit of it, even though I knew how to do SEO fairly well and nigh exactly how I should've invested it. When I came back to my dad's house, I planned on leaving within the month, doing offline stuff and creating authority sites for a couple niches. Now, after 3 months, and lots of regrettable apathy/laziness, I'm getting the fuck out of here. I have 3 niche sites set up, with really good SEO, days worth of keyword research for subniches in each one, very extensive/powerful backlink structures, ETC. But I will need to wait atleast a month to rake any profit from these sites. So, enter offline marketing. I would consider myself far overeducated in SEO, especially for little local stuff. So, my goal is 4000$ by September. That's about how much I would need to comfortable and move out of here stably. So what will I be doing? Cold calling MINIMUM 50 businesses a day based on a certain criteria that makes the leads a bit more warm. I'll be offering Google Places/website creation and mobile marketing for restaurants initially, and upselling on a whole bunch of things later. When cold calling I will only be asking for a meeting, not a check. Then at the meeting I will show up with flashy slideshows/information about the web, show them how much clientele they could be achieving, ETC. I'll be updating this thread every damn day, with information on leads, tips I might find out, what happens, etc. So for Sunday, I will be brushing up as much as I can on cold calling advice/brainwashing myself with inspirational shit. Tomorrow I'll begin the full scale calling. If anyone has any tips, I'd love to hear them. Wish me luck!