Google is Going Local with ACME Phone Leads
Article by Craig Dean
I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for nearly a year now and I have enjoyed some success but nothing quite like what I am now experiencing. With the skills I have learned at Wealthy Affiliate I am now massively successful but also because of ACME Phone Leads…the Future of Affiliate Marketing.
One of the most important things I have learned in here at WA is that the “make money online” niche is extremely competitive and saturated by thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of affiliate marketers. This makes it difficult for a “newbie” to make any real money online.
If you’ve run into this situation then it is not your fault!
Over the years people have been led to believe that they can make lots of money online by selling affiliate products. And in some cases, that is still very true!
However, there is a huge learning curve and it takes many months, if not years, to learn the skills necessary to be effective at it. In my case, for example, it was about 11 months after I started in internet marketing before I was positive I could make a livable wage doing it.
Now I am a successful internet marketer but most people don’t stay with internet marketing long enough to succeed. You see 11 months is a long time for anyone to have to wait to start seeing some success.
This is why I want to shout about my success with ACME Phone Leads. This is has me provided me with a “shortcut” to success, if you will, for how to start your own business and be successful much quicker.
Think outside the box and leave your “comfort zone”.
The next generation of super-affiliates will be those individuals who are willing to leave their “comfort zone” and go LOCAL, by dealing with local business owners who need the internet services that they can provide.
Whether it’s website design, Google business verification, SEO, or web hosting, YOU can help business Owners make more money, and that’s the bottom line.
Business owners are busy running their business and trying to get new customers. That’s where you step in. You can show them how to get new customers by using online methods as discussed above or even using offline techniques like ACME Phone Leads.
ACME Phone Leads just launched on Feb. 4th, 2011 and is the ONLY Pay-Per-Call platform dedicated to Local business. You can start promoting the more than 230 businesses already loaded into the platform or Use it to negotiate your own deals with businesses across the U.S..
The businesses already loaded into the Platform cover more than 80 different categories and pay anywhere from to PER PHONE CALL! To business owners, it’s a no-brainer. They love the idea of only paying for leads they are given rather than Paying in advance for advertising that they aren’t even sure will work. In other words, ACME Phone Leads Is performance based. For more information go to ACME Phone Leads.
This doesn’t mean that there isn’t hard work on your part required or that you don’t have to devote a lot of time and energy to be a success. Quite the opposite. In fact, you have to be willing to think outside the box. I call it getting out of your “comfort zone”.
As internet marketers, we are often used to thinking that we can hide behind our computers and make a lot of money. But those days are gone! To be successful these days, one has to not only be a marketer, but be a “people person” too who can interact with others one on one.
First though, let’s talk about your business and what it is YOU can offer local businesses that will make them want to do business with you.
Over 50% of businesses still do not have a website, and of the ones that do, many are not happy with what they have. There is a goldmine of opportunity out there waiting for people who can provide quality, but simple websites to businesses.
And by using WordPress Express, creating websites couldn’t be simpler. WordPress Express allows you to setup different themes to provide different looks to a website. And there are literally thousands of different plugins to provide all types of functionality to websites depending on the needs of the business.
So let’s look at how easily you can create a website for a local business. I created recently created a website for a local plumber in the city of Duluth, Georgia. The first thing I did was registered a domain for the business I wanted to promote after doing some basic keyword research. So I registered the following domain name using GoDaddy.com. And then I pointed the DNS servers to my WA account.
I used WordPress Express to setup the site. The theme I used was downloaded for free from WA. I added some simple basic information about the business that I obtained from Google Places off of the internet (Google has created pages for millions of businesses all across the U.S. Which includes the name of the business, their address, phone number, and email address and website ifavailable).
But building a website for a business does not mean they will automatically start getting customers. People have to know how to find the website online. An online business is really no different than a “brick and mortar” business like a restaurant. The restaurant could be in the best location, have the best chef, and a have a terrific menu. But if nobody knows the restaurant is there, then it’s likely it will close for lack of traffic. And that is where providing SEO services for local businesses comes into play.
SEO is a fantastic skill to have. Being able to artfully get a website ranked highly in the search engines is a valuable commodity and businesses are willing to pay good money for it.
But like most valuable skills it can be a very time consuming skill to learn, and in many cases, getting a website ranked high in the search engines can take weeks, if not months to achieve. This is especially true in the “make money online” niche.
However, if you are using SEO for local businesses, then things just got a whole lot easier. In fact, ranking websites in the search engines can take as little as 24 hours.
Do you think a business would be interested in that? Let us see exactly why it is so much easier to utilize SEO techniques forlocal businesses. Let’s look at the following two searches done in Google…
Global vs. Local Marketing Strategy – Which is easier?
Global Search – Make Money Online – 493,000,000 Local Search – Duluth Georgia Plumbing – 101,000
I think it’s pretty obvious that there is little or no competition trying to rank for “duluth georgia plumbing” versus “make money online”.
Think about it…
While there might be hundreds of thousands of marketers globally trying to rank their website for “make money online”, how many are trying to rank for “duluth georgia plumbing”? Competition is nonexistent! And that means YOU could easily create a website for a business and get them ranked on page 1 of Google for a major keyword in 24 hours or less, and hopefully start driving some highly targeted traffic to their website. Implementing the SEO techniques learned here at WA makes it easy to get a local business website on page 1 of Google. So think of it as a first step. There are still other things that you can do to get the website ranked for other keywords which will increase traffic.
Benefits of Local Business Marketing
Less CompetitiveSEO Success Is EasierGoogle is going local
Google wants to provide their users with a positive search experience having businesses sell products rather than salesmen selling products. In other words, Google doesn’t like affiliate marketers.
One last thing.
Remember, I said earlier that you didn’t need to worry about meeting business owners face to face because there was an easier way.If you check out ACME Phone Leads, you will discover that the platform is pre-built with over 230 different local businesses that you can promote in over 80 different categories. And we are adding more all the time. Each of these businesses pay to per phone lead generated!
Or, if you choose, you can use the platform to negotiate your own deals with local businesses anywhere in the U.S..
There are a LOT of powerful features built in and tremendous flexibility when it comes to promoting local businesses. But maybe you don’t want to use the platform yourself and just want to promote the business to others as an affiliate.
Well, you can do that too and earn residual income.
In fact, approximately 90% of commissions generated by APL is returned back to our affiliates. That’s pretty unheard of in the affiliate marketing world.
You earn 50% commissions on level 1 for all your direct referrals ( per referral). You also earn per referral for every referral your referrals sign up down 5 levels. And this is residual income which you earn every month for every referral who remains subscribed during the month.
APL has now launched so you are on the ground floor!
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