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What Are The Top Paying Local Businesses?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Longover, May 17, 2010.

  1. Longover

    Longover Power Member

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    I've been wondering this for awhile and have decided to start looking tonight. Ideally I wanted to look in yellow pages/phone book to see who was appeared to be advertising heavily in there, but I can't seem to find a yellow book tonight.

    The second choice I had was to look at a local newspaper website. Here are the advertisers that I found on the site:
    -real estate
    -banks
    -furniture stores

    So that is what I've found so far. I'm wondering if anybody here could offer some advice for which businesses types seem to pay higher for advertising/seo/etc... I've dealt with a lot of little mom and pop places that are pretty cheap and truthfully not worth the time.

    Just a guess, but here is what I can think of:
    -dentists
    -lawyers
    -doctors (specialists)
     
  2. reebok4146

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    i think lawn care would be a good choice too
     
  3. astor11

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    Plastic surgeons, any business that have continuity. For example accountants. Just check if the service that they provide is expensive and have high margin and they are your potential clients. Some of them dont even advertise in yellow pages
     
  4. robertodelgato

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    Chiropractors, hands down are one of the local business categories that spend thousands of dollars (on crappy Yellow Page, newspaper and TV/Radio adsd).

    In my area, at least one new Chiro a month spends $5000 for a full-page ad in the local paper. 4 out of 5 times...IT'S THE SAME COPY/TEXT! That page runs one day in one newspaper. I would be surprised if it generates one client.

    There was even a course available recently (I forget by who) on how to sell internet marketing to chiropractors because it's such a lucrative niche.

    (Before you ask - no, I don't have the course.)

    PS. Stay away from lawyers - they are notorious for not paying their bills, and I have had some personal experience which verifies that sad legacy.
     
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  5. Longover

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    I'm going to test the waters and see what I find. I will try to post updates on this thread.
     
  6. reebok4146

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    wrecker/tow trucks

    painters
     
  7. grafxextreme

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    I haven't really met any small business owners who can't pay at least $2000/mo for services. But if all you got is SEO then you can't really expect very much. What few people seem to understand is that small business owners don't pay for advertising. They pay for results. If you can't produce results then there's a good chance they'll drop you and let others know you can't produce results.
     
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  8. lived66

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    Chiros, Cosmetic Surgeons and even some Roofing co.
     
  9. Philgood

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    it sucks but a lot of new clients are asking us to do rev share deals. Most of them don't even understand the meaning of the word "conversion" Don't fall for this unless you are ready to get a VOIP line, answer the calls yourself, send your client the leads, and make 100% sure that you follow up on those leads.
    Philgood
     
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    kenpodude Registered Member

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    cash4u2 Newbie

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    your best bet is to get a local yellow pages book. If you are in the states they are all over the place my favorite spot to pick one up is hotels.

    In a nutshell you want to target the folks that are already spending money on advertising.

    Just pick a business listing and if they have a 1/2 page ad or bigger you target them.

    I would avoid accountants as they seem to think that they get all their business thru referrals.

    Micheal Senoff has a great interview with a guy who has a simply formula to target yellow page ads.
     
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    Financial services work for me; search for independent Financial Advisors, they sell credit solutions, loans and mortgages even in a recession these guys make money and know the value of a lead which is usually someone desperate. Try insurance too there is high pay out for these.
     
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    right now I would target

    -worldcup-bets.net
    -every single HYIP you can find
    -payday loan companies
    -large digital currency exchangers
    -all the offshore lawyer companies that offer company formation or private accounts
    -penis pill pushers
    -legal med marijuana (the one's that actually require doctors forms), California is full of them

    HYIPs only stay alive by getting new customers, hence their dire need for your services. er i guess this isn't really local
     
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  14. robertodelgato

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    Yo Philgood...you just detailed one of my emerging business plans.

    I have a bunch of sites ranking in #1 on Google for local biz keywords, but things are so tight biz owners won't buy a $5 bill for $2! I was getting frustrated that all my good work was just sitting there.

    So, I plugged in some generic info (for example, a beauty salon specializing in hair coloring) on the page that is on Page #1. This has an 800 number - which goes to a virtual attendant who answers the calls. They get the name and number ("Sorry, they're just rinsing some color right now.").

    That name and number is gold. I guarantee you businessess want LEADS. There's no complicated SEO language to understand! :D

     
  15. clplayer

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    roofing companies spend the $$$$
     
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    There are a lot of good niches, but you need to really think about which ones are going to be best.
     
  17. wookie85

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    There are many categories that you can target but looking for businesses like that is not he best way. For example, I live in a town that has a population of less than 250,000 and we have more than 35 dentists that have websites. Next to me is a way bigger city that has less than 20. My point is, it's all city specific.

    The best way to find who to target is see who is already spending the money on ads, mainly offline. Check out the Yellow Pages, the crappy flyers that you get in the mail, the clipper magazines, the local free newspapers, the free magazines and newspapers that you can pick up from any Shoprite or Pathmark. Whoever is spending money on ads there is a good prospect first because they will have the money to allocate if they decide to take u up on your offer and second, these businesses tend to be more marketing savvy so you don't have to start from Adam and Eve on why they need to advertise and market their business. Just my 2 cents on the topic.
     
  18. wookie85

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    They do for sure but in my personal experience the people that work/manage roofing companies are complete a**holes. I've dealt with 3 so far and the were all rude, unprofessional and extremely unpleasant to deal with. Sometimes I wonder how they get clients with such nasty attitudes...