Yes, all the rumors are true. There are a lot of internet marketing beginners and first-timers picking up l0cal business owners as clients and making thousands of dollars for doing simple online jobs like SEO, website design and social media for them.
You might have seen and read about this ‘local offline gold’ opportunity and perhaps even considered starting your own consulting business and offering those simple services to offline local businesses to help them get an online presence.
If you’ve ever considered becoming an offline consultant, you might be wondering how a complete beginner like yourself – with no experience and no previous clientele can get started on the right foot and rake in those offline checks.
Here are a few tips that even beginners can use to start digging up nice paychecks in their local area.
The First Step – It all starts with knowing what you want to offer. A consultant’s job is basically to offer offline small businesses help with getting their business online to tap into the potential customer base there. So the big three main services most consultants offer are website development, SEO and social media marketing. However, there is now a big focus on mobile marketing with the trend of mobile devices like phones and tablet PCs increasing.
Next is knowing how to offer your services. This includes setting up your business and advertising your services to get clients. For starters, you need a website, an email address, a phone number and some packages to offer your prospects. You also need a way to get paid and contracts in place to make sure the deal is legally bound.
The tricky part for a lot of beginners and new consultants is in getting new clients on board. Perhaps the most effective and simple way is to ask for referrals from your existing clients. Advertising works as well provided you have the budget to pay for it – however there are a lot of offline advertising methods that are very affordable such as local radio ads and local newspaper classified ads.
Being a successful offline consultant is a the dream of many who want to be their own boss and earn great money. Many well known consultants earn 7 and 8 figures per year and have their team do all the hard work. It’s possible for anyone anywhere in the world and even you if you have some basic skills and the desire to help your local businesses and get paid royally for it.