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Smart Passive Income Ideas: Learning Internet Marketing For Local Business
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If you’re looking for a way to generate a smart passive income, don’t restrict your search to the Internet. Your moneymaking solution may now be no farther away than your auto mechanic. Or your plumber. Or your hairdresser.

Between the growth of both shopping malls and governmental policies that favor the largest corporate businesses, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for a local business to thrive. A cost-efficient advertising budget – television, newspaper, radio, the Yellow Pages -- is out of the reach of most of them. And they would at least try advertising online if they could figure out how.

But now there are two ways in which you can help local businesses create a steady stream of paying customers while you create a steady stream of profits:

Local search engine marketing

According to a survey, the vast majority of people turn to Internet search engines to find information on local businesses – and the vast majority of them are disappointed. That’s because the vast majority of local businesses are so low tech they don’t even know how claim their proper spot on Google Maps. As a local online marketer, you can help put those businesses on the map in more ways than one.

After showing them how register with Google, you can boost their position on Google Maps by creating article backlinks on free Web sites (and providing them with traffic statistics at no cost to you). Depending upon the nature of the local business, it can wind up on page one of Google in as little as 24 hours! That opens the door for you to be paid to either develop and run their Web sites, or place their ads on targeted sites that you've set up.

Local Mobile Text Marketing

Mobile phone text marketing is no longer the domain of the biggest businesses. Thanks to newly developed software, you can now build a passive income by helping local businesses that have lacked both the knowhow and the money to advertise via cell phone.

While only twenty per cent of mails get opened, ninety-per cent of text messages do – and within an hour. Imagine being able to show the owner of a children’s store how to send a mass texting to a list of customers about a sale or special promotion. Better yet, imagine being able to give him what’s known as a cell phone short code (“text 12345 to sale”) for a fraction of what the big companies pay.

Learning Internet marketing for local business is very smart passive income idea: whether through search engine optimatization or text marketing, there’s a vast untapped market of local businesses that are looking for ways to increase their customer base – and are ready to pay for the best solutions.


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