Even if you are just starting to think how you can earn money online, an Internet businesses, like yours, can quickly gain the skills to help businesses local to your home area. Why you should seriously consider this lucrative strategy for a new internet business may not be that clear at first. You may also wonder how to start. I will give you some answers in this article.
If local businesses are getting business from the internet as part of an overall marketing strategy, why not make it your business to earn a share of that marketing budget? Think about why local search helps customers and how you can provide internet marketing services to businesses and start to earn money online for yourself.
Something like 40% or more of searches on Google include some sort of local phrase. People are more likely to search for say “Birmingham Accountants” than just Accountants, if they are local to Birmingham. Customers are changing how they find things, and comparatively few internet marketers have taken advantage of this growing trend in local search. Now is an ideal time to make it your business to help businesses locally, before your competitors steal this opportunity.
Now we have mobile websites and mobile apps. There are more than 3 times as many mobile devices out there as PCs, you can see why developing and selling a simple mobile website might be a smart move. People use internet access to get information and to find local businesses, as soon as they think about it. People no longer need to rummage through local papers and directories to find a product or service. They can easily find what they want and get more information about local business services, including a location map from any device that gets them online.
Local search marketing has made a ridiculously huge impact to how customers behave, which is why local businesses need to include local search into their marketing strategy. Local businesses may not know how. Internet businesses do. You can claim a share of their marketing budget. That’s how you benefit. Google Maps, Pinterest and Video makes it easy for you to offer marketing services that will get local business ranking highly, but on a budget. Your internet business has the opportunity to offer internet marketing services using a system you can learn, that can be used in any local area (not just US or UK).
Provide the service your business customer wants, build a relationship, get repeat business and referrals. Join business associations in your area which provide an opportunity for promoting your services to people in business locally. Many people have discovered how to earn money online simply by explaining what they can do to other business people.
Competition for keywords with a local word (like Birmingham) is far less, so it’s easier to offer a highly targeted service. If you want a domain starting with Accountants, you will be lucky to find accountants.co.uk or.com available, although you might be able to buy it from the present registrant at his price (high). If the domain you want is say, Birmingham Accountants there will be less competition for that, more chance of it being found by local customers and of greater value to the local business. This is a quick way to get your local business customer’s website on the first page of Google (even after recent rule changes) so their clients can find them.
Some local businesses are more likely to need your internet business services than others. Look for local businesses, ideally medium sized, with a modest marketing budget and who rely on repeat business. Help those proprietors get more leads, more prospects and better cash-flow into their businesses. You will then get paid for your internet marketing services.
You do not need to be an expert at every aspect of internet business to earn money online. Spend just a little by outsourcing the work to the right people. Learn how to outsource internet services wisely. Spend just a couple of hundred on an optimised website and your local business customer will be more than happy to pay you much more. By using outsourcers and being the manager of your business, you free up more of your time, have more resources earning you money at the same time and increase your own internet cash flow.
Internet marketing is not core business for most local businesses. Most prefer to stick with what they are good at (e.g. accountancy, repairing locks, selling handbags, building houses). They need someone to deliver affordable internet marketing services that will get more customers. Local businesses need your internet business. When you find the right internet business training and support you can quickly build a business providing valuable services to local business. There is no point in re-inventing the wheel. Just learn from someone who has made the mistakes and enjoyed the successes before you. You don’t need to duplicate that effort to have a highly profitable internet business and earn money online.