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[Step By Step] How to make recurring 2k+ a month

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by WizIMS, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. WizIMS

    WizIMS Power Member

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    Hello fellas :china:



    Today I will share with you guys something I was doing before a while then dropped to have more time to invest in other stuff. I am not getting 2k a month from that project because I dropped it before marketing it, but I can tell you it?s bringing me 1k+ a month on auto-pilot (1-2 hours a month at most).
    This method is a combination of online and offline work, the nice thing here is that the more you work on it, the more you grow your empire to get semi auto-pilot monthly subscriptions.


    Method in short :
    You will actually build simple WordPress websites to offline small businesses, you will offer your customers the following :
    Free hosting, Free domain, Designed website, Facebook page, Website submission to Google&Yahoo search engines, Easy admin control panel, Built-in search and much more !
    Offer all that for just 49$ a month !


    WTF ?!
    Yeah, I know that may sound like a lot of work for a little money, but take a minute now and calculate how much time and money it will take you to do all the above:
    Free hosting ? 1 shared hosting is enough for 1000 small websites, as small businesses websites will hardly get any traffic, so that won?t be a problem at all.
    Free domain - Okay that?s 10$ a year, less than 1$ a month that?s the only thing you will pay for.
    Custom design website, Control panel, Built-in search ? That?s all just WordPress! ,setting up a new WordPress website with a custom theme, some plugins will take you at most 1 hour (Much less if you find how to automate it).
    Facebook page ? Will take you exactly 5 minutes to make a new one with a nice side picture on it.
    Submission to Google & Yahoo - I just wrote that to give you an idea of how tempting your offer will look to the small-business owners..
    That?s all in total = ~1hr and 1$ a month
    What you get = 49$ every month

    There is a huge difference between 49$ and 49$ a month, most of your customers will put the website that you?ll build for them in their visit cards, therefore it?s not going to be easy for them to drop the website and most of them will keep their website for a long time.
    With your attractive offer, it will be easy to get 50 customers, isn?t it ?
    50 * 49$/month = ~2500$ a month
    Work needed = One-time 50 hours which is 1 week of 7 hours a day work
    When I decided to do this, I took some time to research and look for the most attractive WordPress plugins, a list of what I?ll offer to customers, different themes and some other stuff. I will share all this with you guys to help you save time so you can start with the method right away [​IMG]


    WordPress plugins I prepared :
    Add link to Facebook , All in one SEO Pack , Contact Form 7 , Facebook Comments for WordPress , NextGEN Gallery , qTranslate , Quick Chat , Visitor Maps , WP-Polls , WPtouch


    Themes :
    I just used free WordPress themes websites, like NewWpThemes.com or similars.


    What I offered to customers :
    Here is exactly what I promised the customers when I advertised my service :




    • Hosting & Domain expenses included !
    • Free designed Facebook page bonus !
    • Control your website easily with your control panel !
    • Built-in search, contact us form, users comments, polls and much more !
    • Free professional logo design !
    • We will submit your website to search engines like Google & Yahoo !
    • Free support !




    If you are thinking that the support may take a lot of your time, I found a solution for that ? Just give them an email, where they?ll send their issues and you will fix it when you want [​IMG] . Don?t give your personal phone number or email, just a business email and a new SIM card number.
    How to market your service :
    Though I didn?t do my best when I marketed my service, I was getting many requests from people who were interested in my service. So here is what I suggest you to do to market your service :
    1) Make fliers describing your ?Sale? then get a kid to spread them to all the small businesses in your area.
    2) If you have some experience in PPC, then I highly recommend doing Facebook PPC with this, just make sure to put your phone number in the ad, and in your ad webpage.
    3) Get an ad space in your local newspaper if possible, it helps a lot
    4) Make some nice visit cards, and give them to everyone, everywhere!
    This should be enough to get the desired customers base, just make sure to always ask the customer on how he heard about you so you can focus on the most effective marketing technique.


    Good Luck
    WORK HARD GUYS
     
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    Thanks for this. But sometimes i get some "picky" customer that want modified themes etc. How do u handle with this kind of customer? How much do u charge regarding modified themes? Thanks
     
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    Good Stuff,might twist it a bit for my own use.
     
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    Don't deal with such customers man, it's too much headache! And from my experience you will end up loosing money and time.
     
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    WizIMS,
    Well done on your success with this business model. Similar to one posted by ardley216:
    blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/359330-method-my-18-000-method-selling-free-wix-websites.html

    mojacho,
    Once a client agrees, get them to sign a contract (see above thread) to say that each modification will cost $$.
     
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    sk8tavou Senior Member

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    This is so solid method!
    I see that you stated that you give professional logo design !
    You do this or you outsource it to another person?
    Can i add you on skype mate ? :)
     
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    Well if you really need money this could work. Overall it´s really a cheap price and it´s likely that you will get a lot of customers, maybe you can hire someone if you got a lot of work.
     
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    This method.... WORKS.. I used it to make very good cash. I sold it for yearly price or one off price! £500 ;)
     
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    yeah i think this is the whole point of the $49 per month package...do not compromise you offer one [ackage that's it. Take it or f*** off! :)

     
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    Great plan, I've done similar in the past.

    Did you target only local business? Did you make calls etc or did you just let the business come to you?
     
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    I was doing a very simple design :)

    Target small businesses, most of them are noobs and will like anything (at least here people are) :)

    And yeah man go ahead and add me on Skype :)
     
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    thanks i think u posted this on ur site too no? ;)
     
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    This does sound good... You could easily hook them up within an hour...

    You could even do $150/$100 a month with SEO if you wished.

    Great thread.
     
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    Yes I copied this from my site :) .. I am the maker of this tutorial so I can post it anywhere to help people.

    And that's great if you are one of my readers :)
     
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    WOW THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! How do you get free hosting though?
     
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    It really does go to show that some of the most straight forward methods can bring in some nice cash. The OP described a really good business model which you can expand on as you choose.

    I know that post will help a lot of people.

    Thanks,

    Shez :)
     
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    You offer free hosting man, but you get a baby-plan hosting and host all the sites there :)
     
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    Ohh awesome. Is there any hosting site that you suggest??
     
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    Curious, what hosting sites allow multiple control panels for each domain?
    My hosting allows unlimited domains but it's all on one control panel :S

    Also, what you guys could offer is a free Wordpress website that will be "submitted to Google", and get them to sign up through H*st G*tor and if you get 21 signups you can get $2100/month :)

    Offer SEO services for $30-$100/month
    and charge for modifications to the wordpress template(I would outsource it on Odesk because I don't know much about coding)... and you want to outsource it because it'll make them happy when you have an expert rather than your confused self.

    Check out Ye*ll*abot in downloads(remove asterisks)... you can generate leads as easy as cutting cake... and check out online reputation management(in downloads)
    you can offer reputation management for $20/month.

    you do the math and tell me how much you'll be making soon :)
    Cheers!!! :D
     
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    I see someone else asked a fairly similar question as what I'm going to ask. So I recently built a Wordpress site for $120 for a friends friend. Okay, shortly put, he was SO picky. He wanted to meet up 3 times, and the drive was far. I spent at least 40 bucks on gas Literally for 2 months he kept asking for changes. Not sure if he even realized how much time this was taking. He would ask for the most absurd changes to the site..

    Anyways, my question is, what if we start working with a client, only to realize they are like the individual I described above? Do we simply tell them we would no longer look to work with them?