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Starting Mobile Marketing Business - My Blueprint

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by HazeBlazer, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. HazeBlazer

    HazeBlazer Registered Member

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    I decided online doesn't come as smoothly for me as offline, and I have always taken a large interest in running B2B businesses, managing certain operations, etc... Anyways, I'm applying for the necessary business licenses here in Los Angeles to establish myself, for those of you who own offline marketing businesses, do you register it as a corporation or individual business? I'm not sure if I should acquire a proprietorship or LLC...

    Anyways, I will be charging $149 a month with $99 set up for 1000 txt's, 10 cents per extra txt, and one shortcode. I plan on signing with TXT180 as it's by far a cheap and simple solution. Does anybody here have any other recommendations?

    For the first 5 clients or so, I will discount the recurring fee and wave the $99 set up to help build a portfolio, and to help build it, I will make those ones sign a 3 month contract because it's usually by the 2nd or 3rd month that results kick in nicely with SMS marketing. I think this should be a good idea just to get myself rolling. I will also be upselling mobile websites using WillR's mobile templates from the WF (one of the hardest WSO's for me to find as a freebie, heard great things about it, its called My Mobile Business $297 your first client or something like that). I will upsell Google Places optimization and SEO for their existing websites, as well as social media packages, such as facebook fan pages, etc... I love the possibilities with this.

    We can always browse and find out more about *how* SMS marketing or SEO works, but I want to understand the business side more, such as how you keep track of all billing (I plan on using billingboss or freshbooks), how you accept payments, how you send invoices and how invoices work. I have no idea how official billing works from a business to business, so if you offline marketers could provide your methods of collecting that moolah, it would be greatly appreciated.

    By the way, for those of you inspiring to be offline marketers, you're most likely going to need some good social and persuasion skills. I'm reading the book Influence: The psychology of persuasion, a very beneficial read. I definitely got more out of this than reading every sales script on here.

    Anyways, any thoughts are appreciated, as I'd like to start making my first cold calls in as little as a week. I don't want to be one of those who say "hey I just got my first meeting but I have no idea what to do", I want to be ready.
     
  2. Baskets

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  3. Aligash

    Aligash Newbie

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    Tell me how has it been going?

    and what will other mobile marketer like in an angency mobile marking service to offer to their clients.
    I want to know a price agencies will pay per month for offer:1
    1. number per reseller?
    2. coupons?
    3. appointment reminder?
    4. built in mobile website builder?
    5. billing system?
    6. QR Code?

    thoughts?
     
  4. marketstud

    marketstud Junior Member

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    We always file as a LLC to protect personal assets.
     
  5. OmegaContent

    OmegaContent Newbie

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    Very cool. I plan on getting into the Mobile Marketing business myself and have been doing a lot of reading. You should check out lime cellular for a provider. That's who I plan on using for my provider because they white label. I'll definitely be following this thread to see your progress (and learn from your mistakes :p).
     
  6. webso

    webso BANNED BANNED

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    Mobile marketing is pretty hot these days , as per getting lead , did you researched the whole soul? Like the percentile leads per 100? Anyways will stick to this thread as seems pretty interesting and informative for setting up this business.
     
  7. Aligash

    Aligash Newbie

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    The fad is checking up with the masses. Drop stores are now offering txt to pickup. This will be seen and ssmall storefronts will think they will need to buy such a service.

    I will be offering a Sales Agent soon to my business. and soon after a reseller package as well.
    I will keep up to date on the launch. We are going beyond mobile marketing we will be adding more services.


    Regarding how to INC. note LLC you will be taxed personal for all income S Corp the income can pass to the owner C Corp is for someone that will pull a salary.

    Note: selecting what incorporation type is based on your tax needs not how a state looks at the business. Look for tax fees for the types of incorporation in your state. IN NY there is a min tax. Crappy with your starting out. You need to pay a state fee even if you don't make any info