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Success! $32,000 /Month Contract signed today - I'll Answer Questions

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Jamesgtaiv, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Jamesgtaiv

    Jamesgtaiv Newbie

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    Pics will be added in May/June

    Today I signed on a client in the green/renewable tech industry for $32,000 per month for 1 year with automatic renewal and a 13% increase in cost each year to keep up with inflation. The work starts in May with one month worth of pay up front and the first pay date is June 1st (2013). In May, I plan to rent out an office that will cater specifically to the clients company. I'm going to try to keep the office local to the company so it's easily within reach of the client.

    You don't care about the specifics of all of that, I know. What you want to know is "HOW?"

    Quick Answer: Originality, Networking - Taking action.

    Long Answer: I discovered BHW in 2011 when I became fed up with working in a shipping warehouse for $350 a week. I was depressed that I had gotten absolutely nowhere in life and was desperate to do something, ANYTHING that could get me the fuck out of that shitty job and more so, my shitty town. So I went online and Googled something along the lines of: "quick easy money method forums". That search led me to the black and gold pages of what I can only describe as the single most inspirational and amazing place in all of internet land; Black Hat World.com. I didn't bother with the lazy (and what I see as temporary) way of IM, I went straight to Offline Marketing. My life took off from there. It's now been 2 years and boy has it been a fucking trip.

    After about one year of being COMPLETELY unsuccessful at everything IM, I was on Google Maps looking for local businesses to ring up the next day for one of my directories. I accidentally dropped the street view marker onto a building and it took me to what I thought was street view inside. After doing further information, I learned that it was in-fact "Google Business Photos", a street view powered virtual tour for a business. So I called up several of the listed photographers, learned everything I could about it and decided that this could be my foot in the door to new IM clients.

    Being a car guy, I thought "man, imagine if you could tour dealerships and even the cars themselves this way". So I looked up high end car dealerships on Maps, saw a ton of them and clicked on a Ferrari dealership in my state. I then picked up the phone and told my nervousness to fuck off. The receptionist loved the idea and put me through to the marketing director who also loved it. By the end of the conversation, we closed for 7 dealerships on the spot. The client was impressed by the value of the service and the return it brought and was spreading my name around like crazy. His word alone brought me 20 or so different clients.

    After about 8 months, the Ferrari dealership client put me in contact with a guy launching a nano technology business as part of his overall green tech company who needed a website and marketing in time for a huge military expo here in the US.

    And here we are today. This morning he signed 2 copies of the contract and I'm set for $32,000 per month just to my pocket and a working budget of 7 figures. I have nobody to thank but all of you for your motivation, inspiration, and knowledge. I really do appreciate it.


    Ask as many questions as you wan't and I'll do my best to answer. Just please no "who", "what", "when" or "where".
     
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  2. mikeydell

    mikeydell Senior Member

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    Congrats dude! I wish you continued success.
     
  3. rothimi

    rothimi Newbie

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    speechless....cool cash mate.i kinda understand offline marketing but just coming online now,
    thanks for the great post
     
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    young player Regular Member

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    Dude if you are serious. Congratulations. I hope you get more contracts like that and keep up the great work.
     
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    Looking forward to see the pictures. Congrats on your success!
     
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    Crazy awesome, mate! Congratz!

    But wait.... what did you offer them anyway?? What kind of service?? Oh no, you're not going to answer that question, are you? Afraid of some competition, I believe.

    Oh well...
     
  7. educatedfool

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    Congrats mate.
     
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    Quattroporte Regular Member

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    Wow, very inspirational. I too, love cars...you get to work with Ferraris, and make 7 figures? Please buy one and send me pictures...:(
     
  9. mickyfu

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    From my experience, do not count the money till it is in the bank, but up to know, well done mate.
     
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    First of all, congrats. Yours is one hell of an inspirational story. From the warehouse to landing 5 figures a month contracts in just two years. Epic.

    Now a couple of questions: I guess you are from the US right? What are you doing for them roughly? SEO, SEM, social media, etc? And how did you come up with that specific price you are charging them?
     
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    Who, what, when AND where?! Just kidding, but seriously - is this in the form of SEO/Marketing (outsourcing) or what am I looking at here?

    O and before I forget, congratu-f*#^#-lations man, you did a great job!
     
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    congratulations man! keep up the good work. Don't let the money make you go crazy and slack off on the job cause you're banking now ;)
     
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    He is doing virtual tour for offices and cars for premium car dealers on google map.



    keep it up :)
     
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    Jumbo_Refill Registered Member

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    Yeah, but that doesn't make THAT long, so I assume he is going more then just setting stuff up for the tours. If you wouldn't mind telling use what else you are offering to get $32,000 a month!
     
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    What was the point of a virtual tour for dealerships? I can see the purpose of a restaurant tour as the environment, feel and energy levels plays a big role in your decision to dine there but why would dealerships care? Also, what was your sales pitch when you proposed the purpose of visual car tours? Isn't it the same as looking at pictures?

    Thanks for answering questions, that is an enormous accomplishment!
     
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    Wow.. this freaking amazing story!
    It just inspired me!

    Looking forward to pics...
    Wish for even more greater bucks :D
     
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    First off congratulations, and I wish you much more success in the future.

    Now hopefully this doesn't come off as rude or anything but the when,where,who i can totally understand but if you include what in ur list our choice of questions becomes severely limited.

    No ones going to pressure you to share how you managed all this, but we'd all be grateful if you did. Its the offline market, there are businesses everywhere, and new ones being started everyday offline methods can never truly become saturated, only outdated so you have nothing to worry about on that end.
     
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    Well done bud!
     
  19. Jamesgtaiv

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    Sorry for not clarifying exactly what it is I'll be doing. The plan is for all around marketing, both IM and on the street. Our main focus right now is online preparation for trade shows and working with companies to have attractive booths built for the shows.

    As for what I'll be covering online:

    Everything. SEO, Rep management, Google Business Photos, etc. Contract also covers future applications such as augmented reality like project glass for example.
     
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    The level of detail and immersion is so much better within the tour than in pictures. Pictures and videos show a customer what you want them to see instead of them finding what they want to see. Within the tours, we've added interactivity such as starting the vehicle and listening to the actual Ferrari/Maserati engine and exhaust.

    However, I do see your point. For something like a Nissan dealership, you get the same type of environment nearly everywhere you go. Within the high end market, every dealership has its own feel, its own customer service, and very very demanding clientele. Their customers go in with very specific wants and needs and they need a way to display their capabilities without compromising exclusivity like they would with a TV commercial or print ad. Their customers are well researched so the dealership is more receptive.

    This form of media also gives the customer more confidence before entering a location as they know what to expect beforehand. Confusion is cast aside and comfort enters.

    Thanks for the great question.
     
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