3. “Advertise.” Seriously, that’s it! Once you have a website and an idea how much you are going to charge people, you just need to tell people that you have a website and how much you are going to charge them! SEO is so easy, I don’t know why everybody doesn’t do it.
Over 50% of businesses are closed within a year of opening, and Bloomberg has stated that almost 80% of businesses won’t make it past 18 months. If your business doesn’t last past the first 12 months or 18 months, will you able to handle that?
Since you are starting small, you may want to launch your business right from home; so as to reduce your overhead expenses and risk. However, you must make sure that your proposed home office is conducive and free from noise / distractions.
The world is definitively a smaller place because of the internet! Creating your own online business online has never been easier, with SEO a good option. You just need to put the hard work and dedication into making it work.
If you can follow the suggestions in this post, you will definitely start off on the right foot when it comes to your website’s search engine optimization. And hopefully you will start reaping the benefits of getting more visitors through search engines too!
Maybe you know someone in the SEO or PPC industry that might be willing to have you work with them for awhile or perhaps you aren’t ready to fully go at it on your own just yet. Most employers realize that the best employees sometimes are the more motivated and ambitious ones and with that comes the risk that those employees will look to move up and on at some point.
Trends – This tool allows you to compare keywords and analyze how users are searching Google. Google Trends can be very helpful when comparing your business to competitors, or by finding the right search terms for your business.
Start networking on Twitter – build up your relationships and just be active helping the community. Some of the best friends online I made was through helping when someone needed it, people really appreciate it.
Before offering anything, understand what you potential clients needs are. Make it a point to learn about his business to make sure that you can offer them help. There is no such thing as “one size fits all”. Making them feel that they are unique and important is what will help you gain their trust.
One thing any good business owner knows is to ALWAYS have business cards on your person at all times, as you never know when an opportunity may present itself! Hand your business cards out to everybody and anybody.
So just try to build a fabulous logo and accurate description where you can naturally attract the attention of your visitors. Research your competitor keywords and description. Then find a perfect description for your site to get more audience to your site.
No matter what niche market you are in, it’s extremely important to know your audience and what type of content they want. This will help with SEO and ranking for long tail keywords that your audience is likely typing into Google.
This has been something that’s really worth working on. I have been seen lots about SEO, but never read meanings to them not until now that it comes like a conviction I can add such service to my web as it fits in I guess, perfectly not minding the part of the world I am currently at with her serious challenges and atttitudes to the internet.
I am thinking with an agency, if someone charges 1k a month on a retainer (I know you charge more but I’m using that as an example) and gets 10 clients that’s 10k a month… but with an authority site some people are earning the same amount.
Once a solid foundation of NAP and categorization is in place, positive reviews from customers will not only build confidence from prospective new customers, it will also boost your local search rankings. The easiest way to get started collecting reviews is simply to ask. This can be as easy as an automatic email sent to customers. Whichever makes more sense for your business is just fine.
The advice in the book is of course contingent on having a firm grasp of SEO, and I wouldn’t advise starting an SEO business unless you know what you’re doing. It can be a legal nightmare if you aren’t careful.
Not being able to outsource all that upfront is probably a good thing. Many attempts at outsourcing fail because the outsourcer is not competent themselves in those particular tasks. Having experience in these areas is helpful because if a freelancer or staff member leaves you hanging, you’ll be able to keep things running efficiently while you search for another staff member.
So how is the quality of this data ensured? Through cross-referencing each data point across the world wide web. However, there are three major data brokers whose data powers the likes of Google, Bing, Yahoo, Apple and more when it comes to their small business listings, and they are:
The more creative you can be with the article the better. If you can think out of the box and get your article published even just in your local paper, you can expect a large response from business owners who read the article.
One trick I tried many years ago was that I created 3 landing pages for 4 local businesses and routed all queries from this landing page to them directly. Once I had sent enough inquiries (tracking script), I actually approached them and showed them the proof = “x” people searching for you, “y” people coming to my landing page = “z” people actually contacting you, now tell me, where should we sit down to talk??
Thanks for sharing this Neil. I’m curious to know how you do SEO differently for a 10k+/month client as for a 3k client. Is it just more hours spent? More money spent on designers and programmers? Thanks for the inspirational post!
When dealing with these ad agencies, let them know that your minimum price is six figures a year because they should have no problem getting big contracts for you. They’ll probably try to white label your service, which you should be okay with as they will be driving you revenue and eliminating a lot of the hassle by dealing with your clients on your behalf.
Nice…I do see so much opportunity for people to become specialist in specific areas….since each year there are so many new aspects of what Internet Marketing as a whole is made up of (where are your buyers?…find out where, and be there too…), that there is always new opportunity to become a specialist in one particular field of internet marketing…
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Help out bloggers – the last method I used to gain new customers was to reach out to Technorati 100 companies and offer them free SEO. Most of them didn’t take me up on the offer, but a handful did. From TechCrunch to Gawker Media, I did free SEO for these companies in exchange for a badge on their sites that said “SEO by…” That badge would link back to my site and drive leads. If I got lucky, they would also do a blog post on the results they received from me, which typically led to over $250,000 in new revenue as those blogs had a large following.
Ok, now you’ve got everything prepared and ready, it’s time for the actual meeting. Whatever you do, DON’T BE LATE! If anything, turn up 5 minutes early and just sit in the waiting area collecting your thoughts and running over in your head what you’re going to say in the meeting.