Scott Meadows *
I had dabbled doing some search engine marketing for a friend of mine and found that I really enjoyed and as equally important, that it could earn me a decent income. So I did what anyone would do, I searched the web for training courses on how to sharpen my ax, hone my skills, etc. I have to tell you there are some really great courses from some top level gurus out there, but what you'll find are there are more lumps of coal than nuggets of gold. Unfortunately in our niche, there are a lot of ""snake oil"" salesmen who are large on hype, very low on quality.
Through my research I stumbled upon Scott's Local Marketing Source. I'm a business analyst at heart so I dug into it deeper. I searched for those who had taken the course and actually contacted a few of them....ALL of them could say nothing but amazing things about Scott and his system for creating a local marketing business and filling it with customers.
Based on the research I did, I jumped right in. What I enjoyed about Scott's approach is that he tells it like it is. He's direct, knowledgeable, and the course really takes you down the trail of learning how to sell online marketing services, best practices, and how to get clients. I was nervous about charging clients more than a few hundred bucks for our services, now I honestly don't pick up the phone for clients who aren't willing to invest $1,000 - $2,000 a month in our services. Why? Because we deliver. We're able to generate visibility, leads, and revenue for our customers.
I believe I read somewhere that the average customer lifespan for a business in our niche is 4-6 months. I'm happy to say that our company is keeping our clients for 18-24 months on average. Not too shabby eh. Also we have some clients paying us $3k - $4K per month with one client having spent nearly $60k with us in the past 14 months.
How did we did we do this? We followed the steps in Scott's course and implemented. People, I'm telling you it works...the hardest part is getting off of your ass and implementing what Scott teaches. You WILL NOT grow your business if you sit at your desk and think about what you need to do, only when you apply the principals taught in Scott's courses and get your butt out there and sell. It'll work. Trust me!
Within 8 months of going through our first module of Scott's we were clocking in at over $100k per year. My goal for the next 6 months is to double the business and be earning $250k by June 2015. Following Scott's advice and taking action will get me there I'm sure!"
By far the Facebook group has been an invaluable resource for our business. If we're racking our brains on something and/or we need some advice, putting it out there to the group has proved to be well worth the investment. I feel that the group is a group of my colleagues, each of us helping one another.
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