Teaching Internet Marketing to Local Newbies? Heck Yeah!

| December 1, 2015

Teaching Internet Marketing to Local Newbies?

Heck Yeah!

Here’s a business I’ve seen done and it’s surprisingly profitable in the long run. I’m talking about making $60,000 in a weekend, with maybe $40,000 to $50,000 after all expenses (give or take, your results will no doubt vary.)

In a nutshell, it’s putting on weekend seminars for local people who want to make extra money by starting an online business of their own.

In other words, newbies who don’t know much of anything about Internet marketing but are looking for more income and a good deal of guidance and help to get them started.

If you get 30 people to attend at $2,000 apiece, that’s $60,000. Not bad for two or three days of work, and you can repeat the process as often as you like.

The first step is of course to target people locally. What “local” will mean depends on where you live. If you live in a smallish country, then your entire country could be considered local for this purpose. If you live somewhere larger like the United States, then local might be your state or your area, such as New England.

The point of being ‘local’ is two-fold. First, people don’t have to travel far to attend your seminar. In fast most of them can drive to your seminar’s location in a day or less.

Secondly, there’s an added trust when the person you’re dealing with is from your own area or country, rather than someone from halfway across the globe.

To target people locally, you can of course use things like Craigslist and newspapers. But frankly advertising through sites like Facebook that can target exactly who you want in the locations you specify is probably the way to go, especially if you want to get this off the ground quickly.

Target anyone looking to make extra money online who lives in the geographic location of your choice. Choose a URL that reflects the location, such as NewEnglandInternetMarketing or SpainOnlineBusiness.

Warm up your list by giving them information to get them started, while simultaneously prepping them for your seminar. Remember, you are targeting new marketers, not seasoned pros. This is important.

For your seminar, you’ll be taking them from ground zero to having a business. This means you cover everything – getting a URL, hosting, niche and keyword research, autoresponders, payment systems, affiliate programs and affiliate marketing, etc.

You’ll also advertise that by the time they leave the seminar, they will have a URL, hosting, a beginning website, etc. And if want you can choose to pay for all of it yourself, so that none of it will cost them a penny more.

You can do this pretty cheaply, too. You’re simply paying for their hosting for a year which will include a URL, access to plugins they need, etc. You can get great deals on these things in bulk.

You will want to have an assistant or two on hand to help them or even set things up for them. This is to be truly turn-key for your attendees, which is the biggest selling point: In one incredible weekend they have their own online business.

If you’re wondering if it’s worth it for the attendees, the answer is a resounding YES. You are giving them a crash course on everything you have learned over the years the hard way. Frankly, they are getting their money’s worth and then some.

Add a healthy dash of motivation to the course to get them fired up in your seminar as well. You’ll want to video record testimonials from the attendees to post online when you offer your next seminar. And you want everyone to walk away super happy and pumped up that they attended.

Now you might be wondering – where are you going to get all the materials to use in teaching your seminar? And the answer will surprise you – use PLR. That’s right. There are tons of good quality PLR products out there on everything a person needs to know to get started online.

You might be skeptical, but do a search online and you’ll see that you can get a quality PLR course that teaches all the basics for less than a hundred dollars. If nothing else, this gives you a great outline to follow. Or if you buy a video course, you can show a video, talk about it and take questions, show the next video, etc.

And all while you are teaching, your attendees are also following the steps and building their business.

Frankly, anyone with a basic knowledge of online marketing can do this and make a lot of money.

Sure, it’s always tempting to follow the next innovative thing. But teaching newcomers the basics of online marketing is a tried and true method that will likely always work, because new people are wanting to start a business all the time.

And by offering your seminars locally, you build trust while removing the dreaded cost and time and aggravation of flying. Plus many of your attendees won’t even need a hotel room if they live less than a couple of hours away, which is another incentive for them to say yes.

Choose venues that look nice but aren’t ridiculously priced. Include a light lunch if you like. Consider holding your seminars in more than one city to give them a choice of locations. And rinse and repeat as often as you like.

You might be thinking this is beyond you. It’s not. Go do a search right now for PLR. Then if you haven’t already learned how to advertise on Facebook, do some research on that. You’ll see that you can in fact do this.

And if you start right now, you can be holding your first seminar in just a few weeks from now. Even if you only do one seminar every 2-3 months, that can mean a very nice part time income for you.

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