Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tools I'm Using

This post is going to be reserved for Tools that I'm using, I'm just going to keep updating this as it progresses.

  1. Scrapebox
  2. SEOPressor
  3. Optimizepress
  4. Linkwheel Bandit
  5. SquidProxy
  6. AMR
  7. Fiverr Gigs

1. Scrapebox is just a a solid all around SEO tool. Finding quality links, building links, testing proxies and a whole host of other cool features.  This is a tool that is very powerful and should be in any serious IMers arsenal in my opinion.

2. SEOPressor.  Seopressor is a great tool that is actually a wordpress tool.  It's used to rate blog posts in terms of SEO quality.  I find this helpful when I'm also writing articles.  I just create a blog post, enter the KW's I'm interested in and keep writing until I rach optimal quality.

3. Optimizepress - this is a WP add on I use for mini sites and member sites, may not be useful for offline marketing however It may come in handy.

4. Linkwheel bandit.  This is an awesome tool that I believe will have a large impact on my business, essentially it creates and manages your linkpyramids for you.  I've managed to create a very solid link pyramid over the past day while I've been at work.. it does it's work pretty much on auto pilot..This will be a solid tool for building SEO content for offline businesses and over all link building.

5. Squidproxy - I use this for my private proxies that I use with scrapebox and LWB.

6. Article marketing robot (AMR) - this is one of the best article submitters.  Spin your articles with the best spinner (TBS) then submit with AMR.  Overall another great way to build solid links for Offline clients.

7. Fiverr Gigs - when necessary I will blast xrumer, senuke links to my miniets (non money sites) just to build link juice.

Slowly moving forward

So that past few days have been fiarly busy for me at work, some of the projects at work at taking up a lot of time, and the fall semester has just begun, so I've been hustling around with that.

When it comes ot the offline, I've finished up my basic site. I've got to figure out a solid method of aquiring clients. It seems that this is where most offliners get caught up at, however I'm going to remain determined to not let this affect me.

Today is tuesday, I most likely won't be able to get much done today.  However, I am testing out linkwheel bandit on one of my sites that is not ranking for anything in a mid to low comp niche.  We will see how that works out.

I need to get on the grind and start aquiring clients, as I type I can think of all the things I need to do to get ready such as ..get ipad, business cards, office, so on and so forth, but just about none of that is truly necessary to get a client - or even start talking to people.

I may playaround with using craigslist, or even the hoover directory to see about talking to folks about their service.

One day at a time

Sunday, August 28, 2011

First Post, Yay!

Hello Everyone,

I'm going to start an accountability journal.  I hope you decide to join me.

I currently own a ebay business that is doing pretty well, I'm also working on my MBA with a concentration in healthcare, and I currently work at one of the leading hospitals in the US as a business analyst.  Although financially my career will be decent, I'm not totally attracted to working for "the man" for the rest of my life.  I've always been into starting up small businesses and what not.  In 2008 I got introduced to internet marketing and have since done okay making about 10-15k / year (Nothing much compared to some folks) from just internet marketing alone.

My goal is to start a offline SEO business. I know I'm able to get people ranked high in local serps as I've done it for several friends, so now I just want to get paid for it, and I see it as a means to make a good income.

My biggest challange is 1) Time and 2) Taking action.  Like most, I will "get ready to get ready" and never really take action. That's the point of this blog, I hope it may inspire someone else like me, to team up and keep eachother on track!!

What I've done so far, I've created a basic SEO website, just for validity, if anyone asks.  I have google voice setup , and I have laid out a game plan with tools.  Maybe my next post will go over the tools that I'm going to be using.  I actually tried to start a offline business about 2 years ago (beginning of 2010) but I got incredibly busy and I dropped the ball.. so this is my second stint at it.  One thing I won't be doing this time is cold calling. I called about 100 people and got 100 no's. It was just not a good experience i really lost motivation.  This time I'm going to try going the warmer approach.

1) First client within 30 days of TODAY.
2) Start networking for clients, maybe send a facebook last to people asking for help in return %.  (Thanks Taktical)
3) First check.

I Please, I hope if anyone out there wants to get started and needs and accountability parter to team up, make one of these free blogger blogs, takes 20seconds and just give it a go, we'll keep everyone on track!

Talk soon