Make Money Helping Local Businesses

I have a great opportunity for you to make a lot of money.
No hype. Facts.
I’m doing this myself, only on a limited scale, because I also have other businesses to attend.
Let me explain.

Go to Google and enter the name of the place you live in (or a nearby one) and see which small and medium sized local businesses come up. Click on their websites and explore them.

What do you see?

Are these sites nice and do they look great?
Do they use the title tag well?
It the message compelling?
Would you buy there, based on their site?
Do they catch email addresses to create and grow a list?

And, most important of all:

Do you think the sites sell extra products or services?

I bet that the vast majority of the sites you look at can be improved. Some drastically!
Am I right?

It’s easy to make a statement like that, because:

  • the average local business owner is busy, way too busy running his/her local business and…
  • the average local business owner has absolute no idea how to profit from the Internet as an extra and possibly large income source.

And by mentioning these two facts I just described a HUGE problem and an amazing opportunity for you.

A Local Business
Photo Credit: Alex Castellá

You see, many local business owners struggle to keep their head above the water. Most of them are quite smart, but still, keeping their business running – for lots of them their business is running them – takes almost all of their time.

That’s why they simply can’t find the time to educate themselves and learn about the advantages of an online presence.

That’s where YOU come in.
All you need to know is how to create a great website.
And some basic SEO knowledge about how to use long tail keywords and get back links, as geographical marketing of local brick and mortar businesses is easy… competition is low and the potential for profit is enormous.

“But… they already HAVE a website Case, you just sent me there”.

And I repeat: how many of these sites are making money online? Huh?

These website owners may have thrown away a ton of money on websites that might look pretty, but never delivered any significant sales. In fact many web design companies are charging anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000 or MORE for fancy web design that does squat. Put simply they’re ripping off business owners.

Which would you rather pay?
$20,000 for a fancy sign that might bring you $500 in sales a year or $10,000 a year for a part time girl who stands on the sidewalk and brings in customers who spend $50,000 a year?
That’s the difference between a fancy website and a “direct response” website.

Ask just that one question to the local business owner: “How many sales do your website generate in a month?” Don’t be surprised by the answer!

YOU can help them, I mean really HELP them. By generating online sales, while at the same time YOU make lots and lots of money.

And I can help you achieve that.

Because there’s this great report, one of the best I’ve read, written by Andrew Cavanagh called “Offline Gold For The Online Marketer“.

In this report, Andrew explains everything you need to know to start this ‘Local Business’. In detailed, easy to follow steps. You’ll discover things like:
– the basic 6 step system to go from zero to getting paid,
– how to get business owners to love you,
– how to avoid being seen as a salesperson,
– practical questions to ask,
– establishing value,
– how to avoid phone tag hell,
– how to get a steady stream of referrals,
– how to position yourself as the source of internet marketing advice.

Here’s a free video. Click that link and check it out.

Then go ahead and get your copy of “Offline Gold For The Online Marketer“.
You won’t regret it.

Read it over the weekend so you can start making money on Monday.
And let me know what you think of it.
Post your comments below.

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6 thoughts on “Make Money Helping Local Businesses

  1. Raymond Chua says:

    This is a brilliant idea, Case.

    I have never thought of that.

    Now, do you have any idea on how much I should charge for helping them. 🙂

  2. Case Stevens says:

    Read the report. Andrew will give you indications. And they are not low, I guarantee!

  3. Case Stevens says:

    Right! SEO firms earn a lot of money. Lots of them do not guarantee anything.
    So, what are you waiting for?

    Ah Poughkeepsie! Was a guest at the famous CIA, the Culinary Institute of America long time ago. It was Superb!
    Their website is a great example of a good one. A PR of 7, 2,470 pages indexed and 656 backlinks (all in Google)! Nothing to help there!
    If I were you, I’d go for Harvard! 🙂

  4. Case Stevens says:

    Hi Art.
    How’s South Korea today?
    Yes, you’re right. Although I wouldn’t use the percentage you’re using, it’s a vast majority who has no idea of all the possibilities.
    Time to think about returning? 🙂


    BTW: Andrew Cavanagh already earned tons of money, both on and offline.
    He appears regularly on 40 commercial radio stations across Australia, writes for several newspapers in Australia and the USA and is a member of the Australasian Medical Writers Association.

  5. It all depends on how many people are searching online for the services or products provided by the local business owner.

  6. Your Ingredient says:

    The technique I’ve used for contacting local businesses is to look at the chamber of commerce for the locality and find which designer designed it. Then i visit their web page and check out their portfolio.

    Most small towns have websites designed by one person, and they usualy aren’t that great. But usualy the person designing the site is a great person, which is what alot of people don’t understand about small businesses. You’ll be a lot more successful if you don’t try to hussle or impress people and just talk them into a way of understanding. Thats how I’ve had the most success.

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