I know this is nothing too new, but I wanted to share my experiences. I hope it helps people feel inspired that this stuff can be done, and you really can be making good money online and get the freedom you need from theis whole online game. First off I'm in the UK and I thought that this would be a huge disadvantage. As it turns out this works to my advantage quite often, as most of you guys in the US are well ahead of businesses in the UK So basically what I do is advise small businesses on how to market their business online. Like I said nothing new but I built this business from £10.58 when I bought my first domain and hosting from one.com about 4 years ago. And the brief explanation below is how I manage to net about 6k a month even after taxes. So If you want to do the same this is what I did. 1. Get a domain that suits your industry, but don,t think too small, before long you will be getting referral's outside of your local area. something like ezewebmarketing.com/uk/net or whatever is great (not my domain by the way) 2. Set up a professional looking site, yes you need to have a call to action on there, offering some sort of freebie, but you need to make sure it is not looking like some crappy squeeze page. Take a look at constant contact or other similar sites for inspiration for a site that appeals to small businesses. If you cant do web design very well, or you dont feel comfortable in this area. Outsource to some of the guys on this forum explicit, richman, and loads of other guys here offer exceptional services for less than $150 3. Offer services on your site that small businesses need, such as web design, seo, online marketing , email marketing etc. Ill go into more detail on this later 4. Get some business cards made up, but make sure they look professional and they are on good quality stock paper, dont go for cheap and shitty, remember first impressions count. Also get some small post card type cards made up highlighting what you do, and offering some sort of discount. 5. Get your site listed on google maps, and do basic seo for your services in your area. you need to be able to demonstrate they you can do what you say you do. Ie you deed to be found on google 6. Get yourself to these business networking meetings, if you dont know any just search google for business networking in your area, there will be loads fo them. When you go to these meetigns though, dont be too pushy, just have conversations and speak to people about what they struggle with online. They will be struggling with something so set up a follow up meeting and go see them. When you go see them, make sure you take a laptop and have an order form already made up that you can just type their details in if they give you an order. Search the download section for business kits and you will find all the docs you need to run a professional business. 7. Network as often as you can. this is where you will get most of your inbound business from over time. All ways offer to do something for the people who organise the event, as these people know everyone and can get you in the door with most of their attendees. 8. Forget charging 5000 a month like these gurus say is achievable. Go for regular monthly payments for doing simple online marketing stuff, like link building, social media set up, email marketing, landing page design etc. I charge anywhere between, £100 and £800 per month for my services. Anything larger and you have to be approaching seriously larger companies. 9. Look on the forum for IBP and seo power suite, these two pieces of software will be able to produce proffesional looking reports for your clients within a few minutes and even tell you what you need to do for them 10. Make sure your prices are reasonable. If it is too cheap you will put them off, if you are too expensive it will put them off. I find most businesses I set up a meeting with will pay £200 per month for basic seo, and reporting. £500 per month for seo, email marketing and social media set up and maintenance. etc 11. Email your contacts regularly with special offers. For example you can find some fantastic corporate type video templates on video hive for like $25. you can even get the people on video hive or this forum to customise it to your clients needs for $50. You can then charge your client over £500 for these type of videos. 12. All ways make sure you go for the monthly retainer, rather than the upfront fee. You do this for two reasons. 1. the customers prefer it and are more likely to say yes. 2. you want to make sure you can eat next month as well, you only have a small amount of time each month and you can not rely on having to sell an new contract to pay rent. Get your essential outgoings covered first then experiment as much as you like with pricing etc. 13. Do what you say. Business owners talk and you dont want them talking about you in a negative light. especially if they go to the same networking meetings 14. Price your jobs up, and make sure that referral's are part of the contract. example. If I do a good job for you and you are satisfied, would you be willing to put me in touch with three of your contacts that you know could benefit from my services? If so build it into the contract. I hope this helps. There are people on this forum who could be a gold mine for you. Make sure you use this forum to its best possible advantage, take action and you will reap the rewards. In order fro you to succeed you need to do two things. Take action. Continue to put the effort in. Thank you to everyone on this forum, for yoru help, advice and friendship. Thanks largley to you guys I now have a LTD company employing 2 part time staff. Go out there and take ownership of your lives offering people the benefit of your knowledge.