It doesn’t matter if you’ve never made a dime online before, your knowledge is extremely specialized and of extremely high value to an infinite number of businesses in your back yard, and they’re willing to shell out fat checks for you to share it with them.
In fact, the fastest way to go from zero to $10,000 a month is quite possibly to work with small businesses as an internet marketing manager. That’s because small businesses are beginning to realize the value of having an online presence.
Even if you’ve never had made money online yourself, it’s very easy to take what you do know and apply it to small businesses. That’s because you’re not selling widgets or $47 ebooks – you’re marketing a real business. In most cases, you can significantly boost their bottom line, and they’ll reward you handsomely for it.
Here are some ways that you can get paid handsomely for doing small tasks for local businesses:
1) Do Local SEO
It is much more difficult to rank a website for “pet care” than it is to rank a website for “Atlanta pet care.” However, most business owners try to rank for the former, even though their customer base is searching for them using local search.
Getting to the top of Google for local search phrases is incredibly easy, and it will provide a constant stream of customers to any local business. All it takes is some basic on-page optimization and a few links. A few articles, a handful of web 2.0 properties, and a few bog posts is often all it takes to rank for local search terms.
Many people have already tried this process as an affiliate, but failed. The good news is that the same process works like gangbusters when done for a local business. Read this free report to see how.
The pay for this work often varies – some companies will prefer to hand you a check for $5,000 and be done with it, while others would prefer to give you $500 a month to have you manage it for the long haul.
2) Become A Social Media Manager
In October 2010, my friend Mitch needed about $20,000 in dental work. Instead of paying a dentist to do the work, he negotiated to be the company’s social media manager in exchange for free work. The dentist agreed to do all the work for free, and all Mitch had to do was play around on Twitter and Facebook.
Companies are beginning to realize that social media adds to their bottom line. In fact, most companies who have tried social media have found it to be profitable.
As a result, there is growing demand for people who can manage the social media accounts of local businesses, including updating Facebook pages, creating ads, and responding to customers and prospects on Twitter accounts.
Managing social media accounts will not make anyone a millionaire, but it is a simple way to earn an extra $3,000 to $10,000 per month part time. Click here for more on this strategy.
3) Flip Sites To Local Businesses
If a local business does not have a website, you can build a website that ranks on Google for one specific keyword, and then sell the site to the local business. There’s a good chance they’ll pay you to maintain it, as well. I teach this process inside of Lump Sum Profits, but here’s a quick overview:
- Pick a localized keyword in a specialized field (insurance, consulting, attorneys, etc). An example of this might be “Jacksoville Tax Attorney.”
- Purchase a domain name that has that keyword in it.
- Install a WordPress blog and write 3-5 posts.
- Build a few backlinks to the website so that it ranks for “Jacksonville Tax Attorney.”
- Contact local tax attorneys and sell them the site for $3,000 – $10,000.
- Convince them to hire you at $500 a month to manage their ranking.
Do this three times, and you have a full time business. It will take about two days to set up, and about three weeks to rank and sell the site.
How To Find Local Business That Want Your Services
I’ve found that it’s very easy to close local businesses once they talk to me, because they already know the value of being #1 on Google, or being able to email their lists, or having a presence on Twitter and Facebook. When they find out that I can do them for me, they can hardly write the check fast enough. Heck, I recently closed a client in a quick conversation at a funeral, and he was so excited that he started referring other clients to me before I had even begun working.
A friend of mine told me recently that he walked into a jewelry store and asked them point blank, “Have you considered hiring someone to get you to the top of Google?” They told him that it was funny he should ask – they had just been talking about that.
If you make your services known, people will find you. And it only takes 1-2 clients to make a significant impact on your finances.
Affiliate marketers especially will find that working with local businesses is not only insanely profitable, but it’s infinitely easier than trying to earn commissions from selling widgets, ebooks, and internet marketing programs. That’s because the strategies that you already know – even if you’ve never had success in the past – are infinitely more powerful when applied to small business. Furthermore, they already have a web presence built, so you just need to get it to the next level by managing their SEO, their social media, list building, etc.
Finally, working with local businesses is incredibly rewarding. They think you’re behind the scenes and pulling strings with Google, and you’ll be highly respected for what you do. Additionally, you’ll be building up your local economy and seeing firsthand the fruits of your labor.
Not to mention putting fat checks into your pocket again and again.
If you’re a struggling internet marketer, your services are very valuable to a number of local businesses in your backyard. I recommend reading this free report from my buddy Jennifer, who explains why your existing knowledge is already worth a ton of money to the businesses right outside your door.