July 3rd, 2012 // 11:14 pm @ iConsult
Offline Consulting – Just What in the World Is It?
Article by Anna Peacocks
Offline consulting is one of the hottest new markets to open up in Internet marketing in a while. It is an opportunity to make a good bit of money doing something you already know how to do. As an offline consultant, you help businesses establish a presence on the Internet.
Does this sound like something you would like to do? You can be a full time consultant or just do it part time to add an extra stream to your income. Let’s take a closer look and see what is involved.
The world is full of businesses run by hard working men and women. Most of these businesses want or need a website. However, most of them do not have one. Either they do not know how to create a website or simply don’t have the time to do it. They need someone to help them.
Most of you reading this are probably experienced in internet marketing. You have been building websites and getting them ranked in search engines for a while now. You already possess everything you need in order to make offline consulting a profitable business. Now take what you have learned and help some businesses get online and in the process make a few bucks for yourself.
On the other hand, maybe you do not have any experience with internet marketing or maybe you just have a little experience. Don’t worry. You can still have a piece of the offline consulting pie.
There are two situations you are likely to encounter. The first is a business that does not own a website. You will have to create a website for them and get it ranked high in the search engines. The other situation is that a business already has a website, but it is not ranked very high. Here you have to get their website to rank higher in the search engines. You will need to know how to do the following:
- Design and upload a website- Create unique content by writing keyword focused pages- Be able to SEO a web page – Build backlinks to the site
If you don’t have any experience, you should pick just one aspect and focus on it. For example, you decide to begin by designing websites. As you gain more experience, you learn how to do more and expand your business.
Another option is to outsource what you cannot do yourself. For example, if you want to start a full service business, you design the websites yourself and outsource everything else. You could even outsource everything.
Create an online presence for a local business. That is offline consulting in a nut shell. It is easy to do, especially for those of you with experience. Once you decide this is for you, it is a matter of just getting out there and doing it. As the old saying goes “A journey of 1000 miles, begins with a single step.”
Take your first step now. Sit down and decide if you are going to focus on just one thing or offer full service. Take a drive, or walk, around your city and write down the names of all the businesses you see. Find out if they have a website or if they need one. You should contact them and convince them to hire you.
It really is that simple. Now get out there and get start your offline consulting career.
About the Author
Anna has been writing articles online for nearly 3 years now. This article was prepared on behalf of Shawn Peter, an professional internet marketer providing offline consulting service.
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