Online Consulting With Local Businesses

Online consulting with local businesses is becoming a much needed service that anyone with even a small amount of internet marketing experience can get involved in and help their local businesses tremendously. With the economy in the state it's currently in every business out there is in search of help in gaining new customers.

Most offline, "brick and mortar", small businesses have relied on the Yellow Pages in the past as their main source of marketing. Unfortunately, the Yellow Pages is no longer the be all end all for small business marketing. Google, and the internet in general has become the "go to" place for information. As a result, small businesses are spending massive amounts of money on an advertising method that no longer produces the results that it used to.

I've begun helping local small businesses in my area and am amazed at how little knowledge a majority of small business owners have in regards to marketing online. I think that we, as internet marketers, take for granted things like SEO, lead capture, etc., because we live with it on a day to day basis. You'll find that the skills that we have can make the difference between success and failure for many small businesses.

Don't get hung up on the idea that you can't help these businesses, or that you don't have enough knowledge. Believe me, you can help and you do have the knowledge. Just start talking to friends and family members who have small businesses and ask them if you can help. You'll be surprised at the response. If you don't have any friends or family in business, just think for a minute about people you know who do have a small business, your dentist, chiropractor, plumber, the list goes on and on, you know more people with small businesses than you think.

I'll be adding more to this page later, I need to run now and meet another client who needs help with their web site for their small business. : )

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