Welcome to another edition of the Affiliate Buzz, where affiliate marketers have been coming to be inspired, informed and motivated to succeed since way back in 2003. Last week, James spoke to Brad Axelrad about his podcast, Face Your Dragon. This week, James and Arlene discuss how to start a local web marketing agency serving businesses local to you, using their SmarterLocal360 platform.
Are you still buried in your hour-long commute and want to break free? You can earn a living, have fun, and manage your own schedule by providing web marketing services to local businesses. Small, local businesses are always looking for good value web marketing because they need the traffic, but they’re often too busy running their businesses to do it themselves. In this episode of the Affiliate Buzz, James and Arlene explain what SmarterLocal360 is, how it works, and why you’ll want to sign up before space runs out.
Targeting the Right Type of Client
One of the keys of nurturing your growing local web marketing agency is choosing the right type of client to work with. It’s much easier to understand a single marketplace (or perhaps 2 or 3) than it is to try and understand all the markets at once, even in a small area. James and Arlene discuss what they look for when picking a client, some examples of clients they have worked with, and what it is about those relationships that make them successful.
Once you’ve established your target clients, what kinds of tools can you use to attract and retain them? Small business owners aren’t usually interested in the fine details of how your marketing plan works; they just want to know that you can deliver results. James and Arlene explain the types of things small businesses are looking for that will give them confidence in your ability.
Using SmarterLocal360 to Get Ready, Set & Go!
If you’re not sure exactly how to start a web marketing agency that serves local businesses, then SmarterLocal360 maybe perfect for you. SmarterLocal360 is James and Arlene’s new program that helps contractors get set up. Listen as James and Arlene describe the key features of the program, including the “Local Market Domination Blueprint”, professionally-designed materials for you to use, and the basics of how to outsource your labor to maximize your profits. They’re also covering why SmarterLocal360 helps you keep it simple when it comes to delivering for your clients.
Here’s What You’ll Hear
- What is SmarterLocal360?
- How to use outsourcing to deliver web marketing services to local businesses
- The features of the SmarterLocal360 package
- How to target the right type of client in your local area
- The types of clients that are most likely to want web marketing services
- Why it’s important to “keep it simple” when delivering results for your clients
- How SmarterLocal helps build your credibility as a web marketer
- How you can sign up to the SmarterLocal program
- Learn more about the SmarterLocal360 platform
- You can direct any questions to James at: (604) 542-0747