So as the title states I plant to start a business offering web design/GFX, SEO and ORM to local businesses. I could not call myself an expert in the aforementioned fields but I do have a good understanding of them. Me and my partner do have quite good sales skills, but this is still pretty new to us . My plan is to outsource everything and pretty much handle all the customer acquisition and support. To start I'm going to get a professional website built for my clients to reference, not really for online promotion. As far as the services, I think I have found a good website designer/coder who can make me modern, professional sites for around $100. I have found a good content writer for any articles that a customer may need written for their site or for SEO purposes. I'm still a little confused as to how I should handle the SEO/ORM/Places outsourcing. I'm considering contacting a supplier of SEO services on here for a cheaper package (~$100/month) on a monthly basis for my clients, or purchasing certain fiverr gigs for each of them, but I'm still not sure about what type of SEO Packages or fiverr gigs they would need to rank well. Many of the gigs on fiverr are obviously very cheap and claim to be google friendly for local businesses, while the BHW services are much more expensive and most provide good results. Could anyone recommend me a brief package that a local business's site could use? Meaning whether I should buy social bookmarks, web 2.0 backlinks or blog comments etc etc or even a link to a specific service on BHW or fiverr. I've just read so many different things that I can't seem find an even semi-definitive answer. As far as ORM, I plan to get a mobile friendly website created in order to funnel negative reviews and promote positive reviews and ensure that all review site pages are optimized to the fullest extent for any client that chooses to purchase ORM services. This site would be promoted at the physical location mainly. As far as Places, would it be good to order a gig like this: fiverr DOT com/ricky007/optimize-your-google-places-by-submitting-citation-on-150-websitesbut-3-get-1-free? If not, what else could be done to enhance Places listings? I already have a few ideas for attracting local business, but my partner will probably be doing a lot of cold-calling and visiting the actual locations as I'm under 18 and may not be taken seriously lol . From my research direct mail seems to work for some and not for others. Has anyone had any definitive success with it? If so, do you like to do the print out of their niches google search and point out their absence or maybe just a letter explaining your services and the necessity of them? Either way I'll mainly be targeting businesses with very limited, bad or no online presence. Also, out of curiosity does anyone email potential clients with this method? It seems to me that it would be ultimately very ineffective, but hey if it works for some people, it's worth a try! Of course, I will include either weekly or monthly reports and a plan of action in the beginning, that would include keyword research and a strategy customized to the services they chose. I've thought over a rough pricing structure too. For web design $300-$800 one-time and about $30 monthly depending on several factors like size, mobile compatibility etc. SEO packages will be approximately $150 monthly. Places and ORM will be about $150 as well. What do you guys think of this pricing? Lastly, should I create a registered business for this venture? I feel like I should, but it's just extra capital that I might be able to hold off on until i get a client or two. I know I've asked a lot of questions, but I'm really interested in this and from my previous experience, theres no where better to come than here! Thanks a ton in advance!!