San Antonio SEO Expert Digital Marketing Coaching Learn to Rank

We don’t need to tell you owning a company in San Antonio is a huge challenge. You must be great at what you do, you’ll have to know all the regulations and laws that apply to your business and make sure you always have new customers coming to make sure your business keeps growing.

With a market like San Antonio the competition is fierce, after all the city has a population of over 1.5 million people! That is over a million and a half people that are potential customers for your company. However the issue is they are also potential customers for other companies.

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It’s a high stakes game the key to your businesses future is to make sure those people when they need the service you offer they call you.

In today’s business environment the best chance you have to get your clients to call you is to have a killer website. It is the modern version of a yellow pages ad.

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Just as important as having a interactive, amazing website is having a website that is ranked – page one of the local search engine results. A study conducted by Google over 7o percent of people’s first step when looking for something is to search for company type and location. You need to make sure when your customer does a search you are the name they find at the very top of the list.

Your best chance to get your website on top of page one of Google is through SEO (Short for Search Engine Optimization) A lot of people out in the business world believe that needed SEO means hiring an SEO service company.

There’s a good chance that when you read SEO company some part of you wanted to close this page because you hate the idea talking about a SEO company.

We understand there are a lot of search Engine Optimization companies that have given SEO companies a bad name!

In fact the day you started your business you’ve probably been flooded with marketing materials and cold calls from SEO service companies.

You might even have hired some SEO service company before and have had some bad experiences with them.

The simple fact is contrary to what every SEO “expert” you have ever heard from you don’t need to hire an SEO service company, there’s a much smarter way to get it done, why not do the work yourself and save yourself the headache and cost?

But I don’t Know anything about SEO

We have heard that over 3000 times and it has never been a problem! Let me explain. In 2014 some experts in local SEO came together and decided they needed to teach people how to do local SEO correctly. Why were they so concerned about teaching people?

  1. They knew they could never help all the local business in the world. There were too many of them.
  2. They were tired of potential customers having bad feelings about SEO because other SEO Companies had taken their money without producing results.

So they decided they needed to do something. They put their heads together and they created a training program to teach people who knew nothing about Local SEO how to get local websites ranked.

These 3000 students have gone on to ranks business sites in some of the toughest markets in the US, Markets like New York City, Los Angeles and right in your home city of San Antonio, just to name a few!

They have helped their clients drastically increase their businesses, all starting from knowing nothing about SEO.

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However recently the team behind this training realized something significant. They realized that even with over 3000 active students applying the skills they taught them there were too many businesses that were failing because of poor SEO and Marketing. They realized that there were just too many businesses that needed help.

So they decided to open this training program to local business owners.

Why you should take over your SEO

If you have read this far than you most likely agree with two facts.

  1. You need a website that your potential client will see when they search for the service you offer. That means SEO
  2. It is time to take over your SEO and take control of your future.
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There are several reasons you would be in a much better situation if you took over your own SEO.

  • By doing the work yourself you avoid signing the long term contract SEO companies require you to sign
  • You will save on the large SEO fees that most SEO companies charge.
  • You will put 100% effort into getting you website ranked, An SEO service company has many clients they focus on.

No time for SEO

We understand, being a San Antonio business owner is not a forty hour a week job, it is a twenty four, seven job and you don’t need to add more things to your already over full schedule.

The reality is if you learn the skills you’ll need to get your website ranked and grow your business  you will not be adding things to your plate you will be getting freedom.

Freedom from

  • SEO Companies and their empty promises
  • Their huge monthly fees
  • The stress of not knowing why your website isn’t ranking
  • Wondering if your business could grow faster.

With the skills you will learn in this training not only will you be able to make sure you website is ranked. But with a little extra effort you can really scale up your business.

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By creating other sites in the towns and areas surrounding

 San Antonio that you also provide services to.

If you’re like 99% of the businesses we have worked with over the years you have a service area that is not limited to the San Antonio area. You more than likely have a range and other cites and towns fall into that range The issue is Google views you as a San Antonio company so that limits you and the opportunities you have. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In our training we will show you how to get websites ranked in every city and town you provide services to. Imagine how many more leads you would have coming into your business.

You could double maybe even triple your leads. You have the potential to grow your company at a very fast rate. All by learning local lead generation and local SEO.

I already hired an SEO service company and they are doing a good job.

That’s great! No one is saying you should fire your SEO team. There are several benifits that come from learning SEO and local lead generation even while you are working with an SEO service company.

  • If you know SEO when you talk to your SEO group you will be speaking the same vocabulary. It will make your meetings with your SEO group more fruitful and better.
  • This will let you track their work.
  • Two heads are smarter than one, the only thing better than an SEO expert working on getting your website ranked is two SEO experts working on your site, you and the SEO group working together will get much faster results!
  • “feeder sites” built at a cost effective price. If you tried to hire an SEO team to build you 10 to 12 sites to get more calls coming in from all over your service area. They would charge you tens of thousands of dollars a month! You could do it at a fraction of the cost!

Sounds good, but what kind of results can I expect?

This comes down to what kind of person are you? Are you willing to work at it and learn and make some consistent effort you’ll be Amazed what kind of results you will achieve!

What kind of results?

Here is a typical result our methods have achieved.

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Not just #1 Rankings like these…

But you can build all the lead generation sites you want. How about building “digital Billboards” then take over the market! The more of these sites you have the more leads and calls your business will receive every month.

Think about what this means you can build unlimited Digital Billboards you could grow your company fast!

Why stop at your business?

This program, originally was created to help users build a residual, income, and build it fast, you could do that as well!

Our Model allows our students to create lead generation sites on a part time basis with still working full time. When these sites get ranked they can produce passive income.

Want proof?

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This limo site is one I created in 2014. It took 4 weeks to get ranked up. Once the site was ranked up I sold the leads to a limo service. They were happy to take the calls, how happy? They paid 750 dollars monthly. I haven’t touched the site since. and I’m still getting $750 4 years later!

Imagine having just 4 0r 5 of these websites! What that could do for you.

Learning SEO isn’t just needed skill it’s the chance to

  • Scale your business up past it’s max
  •  Develop ongoing passive income
  • Stop paying for SEO

You could deal with these issues all while taking control over your business. start today.

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Philadelphia SEO expert digital marketing coaching learn to rank

If you are a business owner in the Philadelphia area, we know that you are often worried about your business. Being in a hyper-competitive area business wise and your business costs in the Philadelphia area are prohibitive.

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However, these difficulties also present a huge opportunity. If you can capitalize on the opportunities in the Philadelphia market your business would explode! After all, Philadelphia has over 1.5 million people living in it, That is over 1.5 million potential customers!

The Philadelphia skyline and Schuylkill River at night, seen from the South Street Bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

All you need is to find a way to get your business in front of these customers when they are ready to look for the product or service you offer!

In the year 2018 and going into the future that means only one thing. You need to have an amazing website, But an amazing website is not enough! You need a whole lot more than that. You need to be at the top of search engines when your future customer goes looking for your business

Studies have shown that over 73% of people who call a business for services find them through a search of Google or some other local search engine.

So what does that mean for you?

You are in need of SEO (Search Engine Optimzation)

After being in business for any length of time, you probably have a slightly annoyed feeling when you saw the headline describing SEO this is normal.

At some point some company, if not several companies have tried to sell you a “full service” SEO package. Usually, these SEO packages come with a lot of hype and almost no details. 

Usually, their pitch looks like this

  • You will have to sign a 12 month contract – They will tell you that 12 months is industry standard
  • SEO companies charge a very big monthly fee, that is not small! – It is required to get your site ranked and achieved any type of results
  • They won’t promise results – they will make their best “efforts,” Plus they show you all kinds of testimonials of other “business owners” as proof.

I’m not trying to insult SEO companies, but I have heard this pitch from every SEO company I have ever spoken to. Now I am not saying they are being dishonest, but there are a few things that they have not told you that you should be aware of.

  • They demand you sign for 12-months is because they don’t want you leaving after three months when they haven’t gotten results because they are not putting in 100% effort. 
  • The reason they are not putting in a 100% effort is because your business is not their number one focus. For an SEO Company to be successful, they need to focus on getting more clients.
  •  Now they will provide service to you, but they are truly focused looking for more clients. They will never get the results that you could because they are not putting in all the effort you would.

Right now as a business owner you could feel like your stuck in a no-win situation. You need your website to rank so your potential Philadelphia customers can find you. So that means you can’t ignore SEO completely, but you also don’t want to pay an SEO company that will charge huge fees and won’t make your business a priority.

You can have the best of Both Worlds

Why not do it yourself? Right now you are most likely coming up with a thousand reasons why you can’t do the SEO work yourself.

  • I don’t know anything about SEO
  • I don’t have the time
  • What if I mess something up?
  • I like my SEO company.

So let’s take a look at each one of these reasons one at a time.

I don’t know anything about SEO

Don’t worry, every SEO Expert at one time or another didn’t know anything about SEO, they had to learn. They just needed someone to teach them. It just needed to be someone who knew what they were talking about. Don’t worry we got you covered! (more on that in a moment)

I Don’t have the time

I understand, owning a Philadelphia business is not just a 40 hour a week job, it is a 24 hours a day seven days a week job. You have plenty to do right now the last thing you have time for is to deal with your SEO. But here is the question, can you see your self-spending the next ten, fifteen even twenty years paying someone every month to do your SEO? Think of the tens of thousands of dollars you will save by doing the work yourself! 

What if I mess something up?

Fear of making a mistake is natural. But once you take charge of your SEO and start learning how SEO works you will be amazed that you were ever worried at all.  Trust us everyone starts at a place of fear of the unknown. We will make sure you learn what to do and what not to do.

I like my SEO company

That’s ok if you like the SEO Company you are currently working with you won’t have to fire them. However, there are several big advantages that come from knowing SEO when it comes to working with an SEO company. We will discuss those advantages in a moment.

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The team that changed it all.

In 2014, a group of local SEO practitioners. realized that they needed a to teach the skills they had developed to others, and build a community where they can share the things they will learn moving forward.  

They developed a local lead generation and SEO course that taught every trick, technique, and strategy they had developed when it came to local SEO.

Over the next four years, this training that the team built would be used to train over 3000 different students in the skill of building and ranking local websites.

These 3000 students have helped local businesses, just like your business rank in cities all across the US, Europe and Canada. Many of these cites are a even harder to rank in than Philadelphia. If the techniques worked there, you know your Philadelphia based business can succeed.

Recently the team behind the program, this program that has taught over 3000 students in how to dominate the local search results, they realized something they knew that they and their 3000 students no matter how hard they worked their would never be enough of them to rank all the local businesses that need SEO help.

There are way too many businesses and too many cities.  So recently they changed everything in the world of local SEO training. They opened the training program to business owners like you.

If you’re hesitating over the idea of taking charge of your businesses future and learning SEO for yourself, I understand. 

But let’s take a look at the objections before in a little greater detail.

I don’t know anything about SEO

You don’t need to know anything about SEO at the beginning of this training we are going to teach you, just like we have taught thousands of other students just like you.

We will start with the basic steps in SEO, and we will teach you everything you need to learn to become successful at SEO in any business niche and in any location. All you need to do is study the techniques we will teach you, and in a short period of time, you will have everything you need to know.

I don’t have the time

This is a comment I get a lot, and on the surface, I understand you are a business owner, 40 hours a week is not even close. You are usually doing 60 to 70 hours a week, and you just don’t have the time to do anything else.

But let’s talk about everything you’re giving up by not taking this opportunity.

  • You are going to miss out on the opportunity to solve your most pressing problems. You will always be wondering, is your website going the way it is supposed to be going? Is your site ranking? Will your site continue to rank?
  • You will be forcing yourself to spend several thousand dollars every year for SEO to keep your site ranked. Think about how much money you will be giving up over the next twenty years!
  • You will never know if your SEO company is doing everything they said they would do for you. 

If you take some time now to learn this valuable skill, you will be buying yourself years of freedom in the future.

I like my SEO company

That is fine, I am not telling you that you have to fire your SEO company if you decide to take our program. You can continue to use your SEO company, and you have a couple of big advantages to learning SEO and working with an SEO company.

  • You will speak the SEO language – Now when they are explaining what they are going to do to get your business ranked you will know exactly what they are talking about.
  • You can “spot check” their work. We don’t think that your SEO company isn’t fulfilling their part of the contract, but by taking our course, you will now have the skills to make sure they do.
  • By learning SEO yourself you can get ranked faster., what is better than an SEO company working to get your website ranked? Two SEO groups working to get your digital property ranked! If you and they are both working on your site’s SEO will go much faster!

Why stop at getting one website ranked?

One of the truly amazing things you will get when you take this course is not just the ability to rank your website but the potential to ranks dozens of other sites in your area to drive business to you! Most likely as a local business in the Philadelphia area, your business provides services to several surrounding communities.

After taking this course, you could easily build a site in every one of these communities to increase the lead generation potential of marketing your business. Think of them as “digital billboards” the more you have, the more your business grows.

With some effort on your part this is what your service area could look like!

Will you guarantee I will succeed?

No, whether or not if you succeed or not depends mostly on you. If you learn the skills, we teach and apply these skills you will be amazed at the results.

After learning these skills you will have the ability to move the ranking of any website. There is no reason you couldn’t get results like this.

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Now is the time to learn the skills you can use to scale up your business and start earning double or even triple what you are currently doing for business!

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These skills are more than just a skill a way to rank websites. This is an huge opportunity, using these skills…

  • You can grow your business.
  • You can have ongoing income
  • You won’t face digital marketing costs.
  • You can build passive income that will last for years to come.

You can change your life by taking this first step.

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Marketing Ideas for Chiropractic Clinics in 2019

You’ve got your chiropractic clinic set up.

You’ve got your degree.

You’ve got the skills to heal people’s discomfort and pain.

Now only one thing remains:

Getting patients!!!

In the business sense, that means that you need paying customers to stay in practice!

Unfortunately, marketing is something that you don’t really learn about while you’re acquiring your chiropractic skills.

But the truth is pretty simple:

If you can’t market yourself as a chiropractor, you’re not going to get very far.

The good news is that you’re actually selling a service that helps people.

You’re not some snake oil salesman.

You actually know your stuff, and you have the power to heal people’s spines.

This can virtually change their entire lives.

However, they won’t know about the wonderful service you can provide them with unless you market yourself properly.

This is where local lead generation comes in because you can position your practice to generate local customers from the internet using Free Traffic in digital formats…

The trick is to get your organization online and in front of those ideal customers.

I guess that’s the magic question: how does one actually go about doing that?

We can all respect the accomplishments that chiropractors have achieved to get their credentials and enter a noble profession of making a living while helping people. 

As a business owner, I can confirm that I have seen chiropractors actually have to close up shop simply because of having encountered the misfortune in our technological era that can be summed up in one label:

Obscurity!

When any business – and yes, your practice is providing a service in exchange for money, so you are running a business – is not well-known, they’ll have trouble staying afloat.

I hate to break it to you, but your field of healthcare is genuinely no different. 

While you’re still working hard to make people’s lives – and livelihood – experience significant improvements, the only way to continue doing this is to book your calendar with customers that are simply throwing money at you and asking for your help.

Unless that’s currently happening – and you’re booked solid for literally months out, with steady show up rates and significantly low numbers in no-shows – then local lead generation is something that you need!

Our lead gen coaching program can help you to experience massive growth by positioning yourself in front of high-intent buyers who are searching for exactly what you’re offering…

To illustrate, this tree care site – which is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan (over on the western side of the state) – is actually a lead gen site that’s positioned for prime attention on search results…

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While we teach a unique approach to leveraging Free Traffic (which means not having to buy web visitors to see digital properties that you own) on the world wide web, these same principles could also work for your own company web site.

For example, I’m noticing approximately $2,000 in monthly revenue from that tree service site above – just imagine how much business you could be bringing in if you were to do something like that for people searching for chiropractors online.

If this is something, you’re seriously interested in accomplishing – positioning digital properties online to generate results and profits on AutoPilot through the use of Free Online Traffic opportunities – then CLICK HERE to get more details about our coaching program. 

In fact, there are business owners and entrepreneurs – some of which are actual chiropractors – who learn the techniques in our coaching program and implement them to not only get more business but to DOMINATE THE MARKETPLACE!

If you want to help more people and/or generate more profits, look at our coaching program right now.

This article will share some amazing marketing ideas for chiropractors out there who are trying their best to find new clients.

It might bring greater ease than you think, so listen up.

Who knows, one (or two) of these ideas could radically change your business.

You could end up being the most successful healthcare provider in town.

One: It’s All About Branding

Branding is everything.

If your chiropractic practice doesn’t stand out from the crowd, then why would patients come to you?

If your whole image and brand seem like every other chiropractor out there, then don’t expect to get too many clients.

On the other hand, you’d be amazed at how a simple brand makeover can drastically change your market appeal.

A good brand says a lot about your company and practice.

People see it, and they think, “This guy is the real deal.”

Or “This place seems super professional.”

When you get people thinking like that, patients will be lining up outside of your door.

The first thing you might want to begin considering is your logo.

Every good company needs a stellar logo, and a chiropractic practice is no different.

Logos are easy to design with many different online services.

But whatever logo you choose, it should say something about your unique personality and service.

There’s simply no need to be afraid to stand out from the crowd!

The most important thing about choosing a logo is putting it everywhere.

We’re talking towels, doors, pens, shirts…

Anything you can think of.

The logo has to be a persistent thing that is constantly in the patient’s face.

Once people begin to recognize your logo, they begin to trust you.

It’s a great way to build a positive connection in your local neighborhood.

Two: Get Your Website Firing On All Cylinders

Creating a website is easy.

Creating a good website is a real challenge.

When it comes to running a chiropractic practice, a good website is definitely essential.

In this day and age, most of your patients are going to research you online before ever stepping foot in your practice.

With a good website, you can make sure that they have a positive feeling about you and your service – before you even meet them for the first time.

But it’s not as easy as it sounds.

A good website needs to be updated at least every 5 years.

So make sure that your site doesn’t look outdated and out of style.

Remember, people usually search online for a Chiropractor nearby.

With some SEO optimization, you can make sure that your website is at the top of the search results when you do this.

But what about when your patients actually view your website?

What should they be seeing?

Your website should show how different you are from other chiropractors, first and foremost.

Make sure you mention any specializations and experience dealing with specific issues.

This might just land you the perfect patient who genuinely needs your help.

Always, always make sure that your website is compatible on mobile devices.

It’s 2019, after all.

Behind the scenes and between the lines, your website should be convincing people to actually show up at your practice.

This can seem like quite an undertaking or overwhelming challenge.

Consider hiring someone who can write professionally.

Remember, content is king.

Are your photos high resolution?

Or do they appear as if they were taken with an outdated smartphone camera?

Every little detail counts.

Last but not least, your site should have some kind of system in place to directly book an appointment.

If signing up for the first appointment is just a few clicks away, patients are much more likely to make that first jump.

You can add forms and contact submissions to get in contact with potential new clients right away.

Or, you could simply make your contact information and address very easy to find on the site.

Three: Reviews Are So Important

How do people tell whether a chiropractor is worth the money and time?

That’s right, they go online and search for reviews of that chiropractor.

Be honest – you would do exactly the same thing in their shoes, right?

It’s just the smart decision.

When you read other people’s reviews, you get real, genuine information about the service they received.

Reviews can either be your worst enemy or your best-selling tool.

But honestly, the worst thing is not having any reviews.

A few negative reviews here and there aren’t a huge deal. If anything, they show that you’re not trying to hide anything.

On the other hand, people get a little freaked out if they can’t find a single review of your services anywhere on the internet.

You can easily change that by setting up a profile with Yelp and other review sites.

And definitely encourage your existing patients to write a review.

If you do have a negative review, you can actually reply to it directly.

This shows that you actually care about the customer, and you want to change their experience into a positive one.

Other patients will see this, and they’ll be impressed.

It’s definitely better than just trying to ignore a negative review.

Four: Social Media Is Mandatory

We don’t care how un-trendy you are.

You need to be on social media.

At the end of your day, it’s just free marketing.

And you’d be crazy not to take advantage of that.

On social media, you’re instantly visible to an entire crowd of people who would otherwise be completely hidden from you.

It also makes available to you the opportunity to interact with your patients, and get them interested in whatever you’re doing.

Post some educational content about chiropractic information.

Show off your funny side.

Tell everyone about the results you’ve been achieving for your clients.

Every little bit of exposure helps.

Just like your website, high-quality images are very important here.

You can link to your website on social media, which is a great way to drive more traffic towards the site.

It might even give you a boost with Google’s ranking algorithm.

Five: Blog It Up

That’s right, another crucial part of this jigsaw puzzle is to create a blog.

Just like social media, there’s really no downside to creating a blog.

A blog is a prime piece of internet real estate that has the potential to deliver insane amounts of new patients.

You might even find that your blog gets way more visitors than your actual site.

This is because Google’s Algorithm is geared towards blogs – or at least sites which are regularly updated with new articles and posts.

You’re in a fine position to start an interesting blog as a Chiropractor.

People are very interested in self-help and improving their health.

There are numerous amounts of people out there who would love to hear all about your opinions.

You might even feel the need to create blog posts which specifically answer patients’ questions.

You might hear these questions all the time, and feel the need to clear up certain things.

Who knows, your blog might end up going viral.

At this point, it won’t be hard to get new clients.

In fact, you might need to turn some people away!

Six: Be An Awesome Member Of Your Community

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People feel really good about supporting professionals they know.

It’s like helping out a friend.

Communities naturally come together and do business with each other, rather than spending their money elsewhere on random people.

So in order to win the trust and the friendship of your community, you need to get out there and actually participate.

When people get to know you and recognize your face, they’re much more likely to try out your practice for the first time.

Become involved in a local charity.

Sponsor a kids’ soccer team.

Do whatever you can to show people that you actually care.

You can even add a section to your website that details all the special events that you’re involved with.

If you’re just starting out, a great idea is to host an open house.

Patients can come by, get interested in your services, and perhaps enjoy a free snack or two!

In fact, one of the strongest ways that you can turn your entity – and your own name – into a contributing member of the community is simply to help more people.

What better way than to dominate the search results in your local area and be found at the top of the marketplace…

If perception is the reality, then you could experience massive growth in your local area if you were to begin local lead gen for your own small business.

Some believe that something like this would be an expensive project, but if you’re thinking like a business owner and take the idea of investing in your business seriously, then just envision the potential rewards that could be found by simply taking a leap of faith:

  • More local citizens come to you for help first.
  • Satisfied customers deliver a quality review from the outstanding service.
  • Your digital footprint grows.
  • More customers get referred over to you, and your phone then begins ringing off the hook.
  • The next thing that is realized by you and your office is how your calendar is booked solid for stretches of weeks at any given time…
  • You could hire more help and becoming a distant partner to the practice, which could, in turn, help you to generate passive income when you’re taking more vacations because you’ve put the work in up front to set up virtual real estate that now feeds stacks of cash by the fire hose into your clinic!

If it were possible for you to get credentialed to practice in this field, then could it also be a realistic possibility that you could turn your practice into a thriving, reputable business operation that continues to grow?

…of course it is!!!

I’ve witnessed tons of healthcare providers in very similar positions to what you’re currently experiencing and can attest that getting a strong web presence can make a positive impact on your bottom line.

If you’re serious about growing and making a larger, longer lasting impact in both your community and your presence in the marketplace, then our coaching program needs to be your next and final stop for all things lead generation.

Make a choice today to begin getting more and more appointments on the books now!

Seven: Try Out A Few Testimonial Videos

Testimonial videos are like online reviews in many ways.

For someone who is considering booking an appointment with you, it’s really helpful to actually hear what current patients have to say.

A simple testimonial video answers a lot of questions people might have about your practice.

Your patients might explain the incredible results they’ve experienced, thanks to you.

The exciting thing about these videos is that they don’t have to be high budget.

In fact, it often looks more genuine if they’re filmed on a smartphone.

These shouldn’t be rehearsed, and they should look as natural as possible.

Just ask your clients to give their honest opinions, and you can’t go wrong.

Eight: Think About Your Office Procedure

Sometimes, a lack of patients isn’t caused by a bad marketing campaign.

Instead, the reason for slow business might be right under your nose.

Think about your office for a second.

Who’s working there?

Are these people good at converting new customers?

Are they warm, inviting and positive?

Or could they actually be driving potential customers away?

It’s a lot to think about. But it’s definitely an important thing to consider.

Sometimes, office staff simply don’t have a “customer first” mindset.

This can be corrected with the right analysis and refined approach.

Instruct your staff to be polite and extremely positive on the phone and in person.

Never put customers on hold – unless it’s really necessary.

Treat everyone with respect.

Simple things like that could end up going a very long way.

Nine: Email Marketing Is Key

Ask any marketing veteran, and they’ll tell you that the most useful tool under your belt is an email list.

It’s nothing fancy, but it converts like nothing else.

Once you’ve established a pretty solid email list, you have an audience which you can constantly sell services to.

Do it right, and you’re guaranteed to book more appointments with more patients.

Developing your email list is a great way to communicate with your patients, first and foremost.

You shouldn’t be constantly trying to sell them things with spammy emails.

Simply keeping in touch is a great selling tool.

Educate them about chiropractic issues. Wish them a happy new year or a Merry Christmas.

And once in a while, you can remind them of specific services, or tell them about deals.

A monthly newsletter is always a safe bet.

If you can nail down the art of an email list, then you can expect great results.

Not only will your existing patients be more active with you, but you’ll also enjoy many more referrals.

Ten: Online Advertising Might Be A Great Option

The internet is always a great place to advertise.

And for a pretty reasonable price, you can take full advantage of Google’s AdWords system.

This is known as PPC, or Pay Per Click.

You’ll pay a fee every time someone clicks on your advertisement.

This system can even target people in your specific geographic area.

It can also focus on people who are searching on Google for chiropractic services.

It really is a solid tactic for anyone who needs more customers.

If you’ve just started a website for the first time, then dabbling in PPC might be a great plan.

The best part about PPC is that it improves traffic to your website.

This has a handsome side effect of boosting your ranking on Google.

There are tons of reasons to try PPC internet advertising.

But it’s easy to spend way more than you need to (without getting any results).

That’s why it’s always a good plan to hire a professional.

Your money will go further.

Final Thoughts

Running a chiropractic practice is the same as any other business when you really boil it down.

Every business needs customers, and it’s one of the biggest challenges business owners face.

With these simple tactics, you can expect new patients to knock on your door pretty soon.

It’s definitely a lot better than sitting around waiting for people to come to you!

And don’t be satisfied with just one of these tactics.

Why not try all ten?

Remember, the success of your chiropractic practice will be a direct result of how much effort you put into it!

So go wild!

Methods of Local Lead Generation Deliver Massive Expansion to Chiropractic Clinics in 2019

So we’ve established that you’re a healthcare provider, of sorts…

You have a practice and/or are getting into practice.

Some of my readers are simply entrepreneurs and don’t own any sort of chiropractor credential whatsoever…

In all of these cases, the one thing that we can agree on is the pivotal need to generate attention online.

Especially in our day and age of the internet, your ability to get seen by the hungriest of buyers (for the services that you offer) is the key ingredient to making or breaking your business. 

If you’re in digital marketing and looking to help your chiropractor – who is your client – to get more attention online, then why not do the responsible thing and look into this coaching program…

It guides on the exact steps that one would need to take in order to generate referrals through free traffic methods online.

If people are searching for a chiropractor in a particular city – and there most likely are searches in any given month for that specific query – then it makes sense that you’d want to leverage the free traffic from showing up where buyers are already looking for… what could be you…

That’s the whole premise of local lead generation for small businesses.

When you can capitalize on the opportunity to make more money from attracting more buyers with minimal time or resources taken out of your own pocket – aside from the actual hard costs associated with getting into position to profit massively…

Wouldn’t you call that a huge win for your practice?

After all, it’s your clinic that you’d rather have revered as the top service provider in your area.

The larger the area that you service – which, I realize, some entities in larger, more rural environments need to cover a larger market – the more important it is to be seen first among the competition.

I get that you’re looking to help people and some chiropractors may simply not be interested in competing with anything other than the discomfort of their fellow human beings.

If you want to stay afloat and eat every day, you’re going to need to get competitive in your local area, and that’s where our coaching program comes in!

When you can set your digital properties online to be seen at the top of the marketplace, much like this limo lead gen site has been able to, you can slowly begin to see how results can abound for your bottom line as your schedule fills up with requests for help:

limoleadgen

See, limo rentals are probably more entertainment driven than healthcare related ideas, but the bottom line is the same here…

People are looking for services and are willing to make themselves become a lead in order to have the top service provider give them the help that they’ve been looking for. 

If they find you and contact you first, then there’s a great opportunity to leverage our principles in our lead gen coaching program to help your company grow as well.

For me, working in the lead gen for small businesses has allowed me to focus less on going into an office every day to earn a paycheck…

In other words, these strategies I’m recommending to you – to get seen at the top of search results – have led to my ability to Automate my income and sleep soundly with predictable revenue coming in whether I work or not.  

Imagine if you were helping a customer with a chiropractic-related need at your clinic – an adjustment, for example – and they continued to pay you month after month for the thing you’ve done one time…

That’s essentially what I’ve been doing since 2014, but not in a clinic – it’s all based around the virtual real estate that I’ve developed to help local companies to service the needs of their communities. 

Envision yourself taking a day off of work – call it…

  • a personal day…
  • a sick day, or…
  • any other reason that you feel the need (or want) to not go into work that day…

If you’re serious about expanding your bottom line to get started down this path – toward financial and time freedom, then our coaching program can advise you accordingly.

I was only able to walk away from my full-time job after a year of this lead gen thing because I took massive action under the instruction provided in our training course.

Still, think setting up digital assets to spit off results – meaning more clients and more cash flow – is still a waste of your time?

Don’t take my word for it, because I’m not the only one who has experienced plenty of positive results from our lead gen coaching program; hear what others experience from taking action and jumping into profit mode immediately…

•    Extra profits to invest into your favorite charity or children’s not-for-profit

•    Help other local businesses to get into the practice of leveraging the internet to make more money online

•    Develop the financial base to decide if you’d rather keep working in your job – in this case, as a chiropractor – or if you’d rather be a managing partner that is so completely hands-off that you can just call in to “check on things” while you’re on semi-permanent vacation to warmer, sunnier climates

•    Stay home to run your marketing in your pajamas instead of going “into the office”

•    Wanna sleep in some days?  When you’re generating passive income each and every month, you’ll get to pretty much do whatever it is that you want

Look, you can take the information in our coaching program and use it to expand your clinic’s presence online – with the intent of bringing in more customers so you can help more people…

There’s nothing wrong with that!

If, however, you’d also like to add another revenue stream to your already successful practice, then I’d like to invite you further to explore the results of entering into the space of local lead generation on your spare time.

I worked a corporate 9 to 5 and was still able to reach $10k within my first year of starting with this local lead gen.

That means even the busiest of the busy, hard-working professionals can do this, too. 

To give you an idea of what kind of profits are available through our instructions…

•    Positioning key lead gen sites in strategic positions online

•    Capitalizing off free traffic from search results

•    Sending them to [your office or another service provider’s for a sliver to deliver]

That limo lead gen site has been going for 5 years strong, paying upwards to $750.00 in passive, automated income for every month that the local company is partnering with me and taking the call requests…

See it for yourself:

limo

It’s not too late to get started and learn how I was able to generate massive results for my local business owners that I’ve partnered with…

You can start heading toward the same thing by CLICKING HERE NOW to learn how our coaching program in lead gen can make a difference for your local business operation.

Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses in 2019

We all know that starting a small business can be extremely challenging.

It seems like every little detail is a major struggle, and each one demands your full attention.

Although, one of the most important parts of starting a small business is marketing.

The reasons for this are simple.

The biggest problem you’ll face as a small business owner is finding customers.

Without customers, you won’t make a single cent.

Pretty simple, right?

Well, the solution to that problem is marketing.

But this is where it gets a little tricky.

Because you’re starting a small business, you’re probably not going to have the budget to start massive marketing campaigns that cost six figures or more.

So what are your options?

The truth is that there are plenty of ways to market your business on a budget.

Some of these methods are actually pretty genius, and they can even be more effective than big budget marketing campaigns.

When it comes to generating financial profits online, one of the best things that you can do is obtain some guidance – usually in the form of mentorship and/or coaching – to get you started right.

For me, that guidance came through what is currently our coaching program in local lead generation.

See, in 2014, I wasn’t in the best of circumstances due to a laughable salary of $35k coming out of the dead-end corporate job that I was laboring through. 

It wasn’t helping that I was barely scraping by to pay for a lame apartment that might as well be condemned since the landlord refused to turn the heat on or repair anything on work orders.

I don’t know if any readers of this blog can relate to any of this, but I was seriously behaving like an internet scavenger – hungry for anything that could provide just a little extra income online. 

You see, this coaching program had taught me what I could do in my after work, spare time in order to start building a passive income that can build into a monthly salary…

What I didn’t seem to realize in the beginning was how successful I could become.

For example, I was able to…

•    Build and rank lead gen sites immediately to position myself for massive profits

•    Establish a passive $10,000.00 per month in income (within a year’s time)

•    Quit my 9 to 5 (who wasn’t going to give me a raise anyway)

•    Stop walking one way in freezing temperatures, and thick snow on work commutes in downtown Detroit’s winter seasons

•    Eventually, establish multiple lead gen sites that now deliver over $45,000 per month

That’s right; since 2015, I have been successful in my ability to dodge ever having an employer to answer to. 

This didn’t happen overnight, but I can assure it’s because of lead generation for local businesses.

That first year in business taught me a lot of things about operating at a profitable margin online.

To illustrate, here’s a sample of one of my lead gen sites which consistently, and predictably, rakes in a couple grand — $2k per month, to be exact – and it’s been doing that for over half of a decade now:

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What you’ve just seen is a lead gen site that gets noticed in its local market – being Grand Rapids, MI, USA – above all other competitors in the marketplace, thereby funneling the vast majority of customers to one service provider.

If you learned how to do that, do you think you could also stand to take a portion of a local company’s marketing budget each month, especially when you’re continuing to make them more money thru bringing them more buyers?

That’s the ultimate power of lead generation, leveraging FREE TRAFFIC online.

Since it operates on AutoPilot, such a concept also delivers on time freedom as well as the financial side of operating an internet-based business.

CLICK HERE if you think this is something exciting, and you’d like to get a step-by-step walk-through on what I personally did to build this business and how you can do the same.

When it comes to overall content marketing, it’s all about using your imagination.

But hey, we get it.

Sometimes you need a little inspiration.

That’s why we’ve come up with 20 Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses.

At least one of these ideas is sure to be effective for your unique needs.

And who knows, they might spark your imagination, and give you an idea of something even better!

First: Go Crazy With Those Hashtags

Every teenager these days know this as basic knowledge.

When it comes to social media, it’s all about those hashtags.

If you don’t have the luxury of hiring a social media specialist, then it’s up to you to maximize your use of hashtags.

Simply put, you need to use as many hashtags as possible when posting to your business social media.

Now, we’re not saying that you should simply put as many random hashtags as possible on your posts.

Instead, you should load up your posts with as many relevant hashtags as possible.

For example, if you’re selling kitchen utensils, you could use #vegan, #kitchen, #gadgets, #chef… the list goes on.

The more you can think of, the better.

Again, this is seriously basic stuff.

But some people might not be social media savvy.

You can even use hashtags which aren’t product specific, but more relevant to your business situation.

For example, #entrepreneur, #startup, #smallbusiness.

You’ll never know what kinds of connections you’ll make through the simple use of hashtags.

You might meet tons of new customers, but you could also network with other people who can help you with your business.

Second: Start A Blog

It’s always a decent start to establish a blog.

But when you’re running a small business, starting a blog becomes pretty much mandatory.

The thing about blogs is that they’re very good at getting lots of traffic.

When you succeed in getting lots of traffic, you can then redirect that traffic to your online store, or your actual business website.

And once you’ve started to get lots of traffic, you can start looking at all of that traffic as potential customers…

Because that’s exactly what it is.

Blogging is a real art, and it’s easy to make mistakes.

But do it right, and you could boost your marketing to levels which are on par with major brands.

And the best part?

Starting a blog costs barely anything.

But what should you actually blog about?

Well, that’s easy – your business!

Hopefully, you’re pretty passionate about your small business, so writing about it shouldn’t be too much of a challenge.

Give your audience insight into what it’s like to run a small business.

Let them know each and every challenge you face, along with every hurdle.

It might seem like you’re talking to literally no one at times, and it might not feel like it’s worth the effort.

But stick with it, and you’ll realize just how useful a blog can be – especially to a small business.

Third: Social Media Contests

Hashtags are one thing, but if you really want to kill it in the social media game, you’ll run some contests on your page.

It goes without saying that people love contests.

It’s fun even if you don’t win, and you can get the attention of many new customers through a simple contest.

You might think that it makes no sense to simply give away your products for free.

But trust us, it’s more than worth it to lose a little bit of money.

Why?

Because you’re gaining potentially thousands of customers.

All you might really do is post a prize on Instagram or another form of social media.

To enter, have your followers tag their friend (and follow the page if they’re not already).

It’s even better if you allow people to enter more than once, depending on how many friends they tag.

The benefits of this are obvious.

As more and more people are tagged, more people learn about your product and your business.

And when someone wins, they’re likely to become a lifelong customer.

There are no real limit to how often you can do this.

Many small businesses do social media giveaways every week.

The prize can be relatively cheap as well, like a hat or a t-shirt.

People love this form of marketing!

Fourth: Boost Your Social Media Presence

This one is pretty vague, but it might just be the most important part of your marketing campaign in 2019.

So how do you “boost” your social media presence?

One of the biggest steps you can take is to simply choose the right networks.

Pinterest is a great choice if your products look amazing, and are visually pleasing.

But LinkedIn is a way better choice if your product is more business-oriented, such as a consulting business.

Finer choices like these make a big difference.

And remember, you should always have a clear direction for your social media presence.

Don’t just wing it.

It’s a key aspect to this game to have a clear idea in your mind about what you want your social media presence to look and feel like.

You might want to use certain colors or a particular art style, for example.

You also need to develop a strategic, tactical mindset when it comes to developing your social media presence.

Think about your target audience, what kind of content you want to create, and so on.

Another way to boost your social media presence is to use automation.

This is cheaper than you might expect.

Here’s one tactic that TONS of people use: interact with your audience!

Comment on relevant posts, answer questions your audience might have.

Don’t be afraid to simply step up and speak up with a simple thank you for the praise you might be getting!

On that note, it’s better to use social media to interact with your audience, rather than to promote your products.

In the end, this tactic will have a better effect.

Obviously, you want to post as often as possible.

Going several weeks without posting content isn’t acceptable.

It also doesn’t cost any money to keep an eye on the metrics and data related to your social media page.

This can give you incredible insight, and you can adapt accordingly.

Those are just a few ways you can boost your social media presence.

Fifth: Get Your Email Game Up

Anybody who knows anything about digital marketing can identify with the belief that an email list is one of the more valuable tools at your disposal.

And luckily for you, it’s also one of the easiest marketing strategies to set up.

Starting your own email newsletter helps keep you connected to your customers, and it it’s one of the best ways to make sales.

But it’s not a total walk in the park.

In order to get the most out of your email list, you need to keep a few things in mind.

First of all, your emails should be heavily customized and targeted to your specific audience.

Customers don’t like it when they feel like they’re getting a mass email.

It feels like spam.

Instead, you should strive to make your email newsletters personal and intimate – as if you’re talking to your friends.

We could write an entire article about email lists and newsletters.

But the most important thing to focus on is the subject line.

The subject of your emails should always be catchy, imaginative, and compelling.

The tricky thing about emails – for me – is that spam filters and the struggle to come across as important to target audiences requires a long-term game to get past the noise and into the hearts — and minds — of your ideal customers.

That means that you’ll have to see things through for several months, or years, to spin a result.

How do I know?  I’ve done it!

In order to afford to test such a concept, however, I was operating a successful local lead generation business online; the same one that I had launched back in 2014.

I had help, of course, as I was able to acquire attention thru a coaching program to learn exactly what it took to get this business model generating profits on the closest thing to AutoPilot that can be found online in our technological era…

What is essentially taught are the procedures and methods required to…

•    Build and launch a local lead gen site on the search engines

•    Leverage the free traffic that derives from the methods that we recommend (meaning you’ll never have to utilize paid ads if you really don’t want to)

•    Let the internet operate on your behalf, performing the heavy lifting for you while you collect your monthly check

I hate to be the bearer of an oversimplified truth, but that’s about all there is to the process of lead gen for local businesses.

When something is this simple, and the profit margins are nearly 100 percent, something just has to be mentioned here.

If this intrigues you – and I knew it might because the passive income certain caught my attention less than a handful of years ago – CLICK HERE for more information

Sixth: Video Marketing

These days, a huge percentage of marketing is done through videos.

You can see this on social media, YouTube, and many other places.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why these methods are so effective.

Videos are more interesting, more revealing, and more immersive than pictures or texts.

We know what you’re thinking:

“I don’t have that much time, or the money, to get a professional video done for my products!”

Well, you’d be surprised what you can achieve on a limited budget.

Low budget videos can still go viral, as long as they have the right features.

Think of a funny way to market your product.

Film something that gives your viewers a look behind the scenes.

The possibilities are truly endless with video marketing, and you don’t need a huge budget.

The most important thing with this form of marketing is a great imagination.

Remember, always remind the viewer of your website, online store or products.

You can slide this in during the last few seconds of the video.

Seventh: Industry Events

If you’re attempting to market your business, then you should definitely consider trade shows and other industry events.

In fact, these events are pretty much tailor-made for people just like you.

It’s all about getting your name out there, networking, and getting people excited about your product.

Trade shows allow you to do this better than most other tactics.

At trade shows and other industry events, you might not succeed in gaining thousands of new customers.

But you will succeed in meeting other businesses, connecting with like-minded individuals, and forming valuable business partnerships that will help you market your product down the line.

And to top it all off, you can even attend seminars and talks that can educate you on how to boost your small business in all areas – not just in marketing.

Eighth: Visual Marketing

They say a picture can be worth at least one thousand words.

Well, play your cards right, and it could be worth thousands of new customers.

You’d be surprised how effective an interesting image can be once you post it on Instagram or Pinterest.

Visually pleasing images can easily become part of your marketing campaign, and they don’t require a lot of money to create.

In fact, it’s mostly free.

You might even consider creating a visual instructional image, explaining how to use your product, or how your business works.

Make sure to create an interesting image with great color and design elements.

And if you’re terrible at graphic design and art in general, you can use all kinds of easy online tools to create awesome visual marketing images.

Ninth: Content Marketing

You’ve probably heard this casual phrase spoken before: “Content is king.”

And when it comes to promoting a small business, that phrase has never been more valid.

Creating the right content drives traffic and attention to your business.

This is the ideal mindset you should have with your marketing plan.

Don’t try to ram your product down people’s throats.

Instead, concentrate on creating interesting content that people will actually enjoy.

When people like your content, they’ll share it, and your traffic will grow.

Once you’ve got tons of traffic, it’ll be easier than ever to sell your products.

Thinking up, creating, and developing good content can be as simple as writing a really awesome “About Us” page, or an interesting story detailing how your business got started.

Tenth: Cross Promote On Social Media

Cross-Promotion on social media is a seriously easy concept, although it might sound a little complicated.

This goes back to getting the most out of social media.

All that “cross-promoting” means is marketing your products on multiple social media accounts.

But you can get pretty deep with this tactic.

One thing you need to keep in mind is the fact that you need to tailor and customize social media posts to the specific platform you’re posting on.

Don’t just copy and paste your messages to different social media platforms.

You can also cross-promote by adding social tabs to your Facebook page.

Try adding links to social media on your email newsletters as well.

You might even link up with a big brand or figure, and promote your products on their social media.

There are tons of possibilities with cross-promoting.

Eleventh: Start-Up Some Industry Partnerships

Speaking of linking up with other brands, why not form an industry partnership?

The benefits of this tactic should be pretty obvious.

When you form an industry partnership with another brand or company, a lot of your problems disappear immediately.

Although, just what kind of problems are we talking about?

How about your low budget?

Or access to expensive marketing tools?

Or maybe access to a way bigger audience?

There’s really no downside to this approach.

You might even learn new things about marketing from a much bigger company.

Their experience is sure to rub off, and it can result in some awesome lessons.

Obviously, one of the hardest parts about forming industry partnerships is actually meeting people, networking, and getting the deal done.

This can definitely take a lot of effort on your part.

But it still won’t actually cost you anything.

Twelfth: Explore Social Media Engagements

Previously, we mentioned the benefits of actually engaging with your audience on social media.

But this crucial factor really deserves its own entry.

And it’s not just about commenting and replying to posts, either.

There are plenty of optional ways to interact with your audience on social media.

The sky really is the limit, and your imagination can lead you in some interesting directions.

How about putting out a poll?

Or offering coupons to people who follow your social media accounts?

Those are only a few ideas, but the general idea is to engage directly with your audience as much as possible.

Make friends with your customers!

Thirteenth: Tag Your Social Media Posts

Just like hashtags, tagging your social media posts is hugely important.

Tags bring your products to the attention of specific brands, audiences, and individuals.

Because of this, they function in almost the same way as hashtags… it’s just another tool at your disposal.

And you definitely need to be using every tool possible on social media.

You don’t need to be a social media expert to become a pro at tagging your posts in the best ways.

Fourteenth: Host A Class or Special Event

One of the best forms of marketing might surprise you.

Educating your customers is one of the most effective ways to get people interested.

Tons of people are using the internet to learn how to do simple tasks.

Let’s say you’re selling women’s nail gloss.

Why not create a few videos detailing the best way to apply nail gloss?

Of course, you’ll be using your product in the video, and you can slip in a few words about why you think your specific nail gloss is the best option out there.

You can also host an in-person event or class.

You might show slideshows, hand out prizes, or simply have fun with your audience!

People are always looking for cool events to go to.

You could attract tons of new customers in this way.

Just remember that it’s more about educating and entertaining your customers, rather than trying too hard to sell people your products.

Fifteenth: Start Up a Webinar

If you want to get super professional with your online lessons, then you could definitely try a webinar.

These are online lessons meant to give the audience some pretty deep education.

The most professional webinars out there are hosted on sophisticated conferencing platforms.

These include:

•    Webex,

•    GoToMeeting, and…

•    many more.

These platforms seem to make it easy for you to set up a webinar, and get broadcasting in just seconds.

You can also promote your webinars on social media, or through your email newsletter, for example.

It’s just another solid way to promote your business with no real costs.

Sixteenth: Connect with The Best Influencers

Influencer marketing is huge right now, and for good reason.

It’s actually one of the best ways to market your products.

This holds true whether you’re a big brand or a small business.

There are always influencers out there who are open to promoting your products, and most of the time it’s a great decision.

But how does it actually work?

Well, first of all, you’ll need to realize that some bloggers and social media influencers have a bigger reach than a lot of advertising agencies.

Because of this, you might find that it’s a match made in heaven.

Influencers are always looking for ways to cash in on their reach.

And small businesses need exposure.

At the end of the day, both parties win.

Obviously, you won’t be able to afford huge YouTube celebrities.

But there might be some influencer out there who has a pretty respectable reach.

If you form a relationship early on, it could be very profitable as this YouTuber grows in popularity.

The same logic goes for bloggers.

You can even make this work without spending a single dollar.

Simply attend blogging and YouTube meetups and events, form connections, and get people to try your products for free.

It’s that simple.

Seventeenth: Collect Business Cards and Do a Giveaway

Here’s another way you can easily set up a cool giveaway:

Instead of doing an online contest on social media, take a different approach.

Collect people’s business cards, and draw a lucky winner.

When you collect business cards, you get a lot of insight into your customers. Where do they work?

What industries are they involved in?

All of this valuable information and more is usually right on a business card.

If you have a physical store, it’s easy to set up bowls where customers can drop their cards, in order to enter the draw.

Eighteenth: Create an Awesome Customer Referral Program

When it comes to marketing, there’s nothing like a good referral program.

With this form of marketing, you’re essentially getting your customers to do the work for you.

And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Your customers will work extra hard to spread the word if there’s something in it for them.

Giving them a free product, a discount, or a coupon is a great way to reward those who are bringing new customers to your business.

You might even offer a reward to both the old customer and the new customer.

This is essentially word-of-mouth marketing…

Except for the fact that you’re paying to make it happen.

You’d be surprised at how effective a simple referral program can be.

Pretty soon, you might be up to your knees in new customers.

Nineteenth: Guerilla Marketing

Guerilla Marketing is a very interesting concept, and it’s a completely different approach.

It’s a great option for small businesses because the budget isn’t the main concern here.

Guerilla Marketing is all about spreading the word with methods that people might overlook.

In short, it’s all about getting creative.

Most of Guerilla Marketing happens in the real world, and it doesn’t involve anything on the web.

Examples would be using chalk to write a huge company logo on the ground.

Or, you could hire a graffiti artist to paint something amazing that links to your company (in a legal spot of course).

Slap stickers all over town.

The list goes on.

Get creative, and make sure that people actually like whatever you’re putting out there.

Guerilla Marketing has the potential to be even more effective than many other “mainstream” methods of marketing.

It’s a truly interesting area that you can do tons of research into.

Twentieth: Word of Mouth

Last but not least, we have word of mouth.

This is arguably the most effective form of marketing out there.

And it’s also a type of marketing that doesn’t cost a single dollar.

People are more likely to listen to their close friends and family when they recommend a product, rather than some random commercial or image.

But how do you actually control word of mouth advertising?

That’s where it gets a little complicated.

The first people you need to talk to is those that you trust – your employees.

Encourage your employees to talk to their friends and family about the product, and you might just find that word of mouth spreads a little faster.

You might even host family events that include your employees and their entire families. It definitely won’t hurt to become a brand that your employees love.

At the end of a day, word of mouth advertising isn’t really something you can control very easily.

But you can nudge it in the proper direction, and it can definitely be one of the best forms of marketing, period.

As you can see, there are just tons of options available to you as a small business owner.

So get out there, be creative, and start marketing!

Local Lead Generation Credited as Most Reliable Digital Marketing in 2019

I get it; my mentor gets it, and my digital marketing employees get it – the internet is never a 100 percent sure thing…

Content marketing comes in a variety of forms simply because there are different strokes required to get the job done.

Whether you’re swimming a certain stroke in a lane-marked pool race or trying to produce an income online, there are different things that could be a better fit for your product or service than other suggestions for generating attention thru the internet.

It can be a difficult game, often trying the patience and metal of business owners and newly committed entrepreneurs – daily, there seem to be more and more solo entrepreneurs – and they are interested in a return on their investments (ROI) quickly!

If you’re looking for an overnight success opportunity, I won’t tell you to keep looking like I’ve seen most articles do, because I’m going to save you the trouble and tell you the honest truth…

There simply are no “get rich quick” opportunities online.

That said, students in our lead gen coaching program seem to be having massive success in a matter of weeks and months from starting to learn this Free Traffic-capitalizing, high-income skill set. 

What we’re able to do is get in front of buyers online – especially in local markets, where the competition is laughable to conquer – and earn our way into the opportunity of a lifetime…

When you know how to funnel buyers into the local service provider of your choosing – meaning, those who value and get excited about wanting more customers – you become the most powerful and most important person in the room. 

Even if a company doesn’t know it yet, what you do know is that every business that has ever existed has a marketing budget set aside for the purpose of generating leads.

Each business needs more customers with each passing day; wouldn’t it make sense to hire someone like you if they knew you could help them to expand their bottom line?

Now, what’s not being said here is that you need to pitch the sale and close the deals; unless you’re in an official capacity of sales for a local company, that’s not your job.

What our coaching program teaches is how you can get your own virtual real estate in front of Free Traffic on the internet that you can then leverage to power up your lead gen sites and get passive, positive cash flow coming into your bank account!

One of the top ways to do that is to position your lead gen site at the top of search results; here’s a lead gen site that you can see as my example for what I’m talking about…

It’s a limo rental site – lead gen-based – that is certain to generate multiple referrals per month for a local service provider; they, in turn, cut me a check each month for helping them to not only stay in business but to increase their bottom line on an ongoing basis.

Check it out right here:

limoleadgen

What’s great about getting your digital assets positioned like this includes…

•    Being able to conquer the competition relatively quickly, using our mentorship and methods.

•    Generate results for local companies to get attention with – and assist – fairly quickly.

•    Select a business or service company that’s local to the area and is credible, reputable, and can perform consistently as they close sales and fulfill orders.

•    Rake in the mailbox money like the passive income you’ve always wanted it to be.

Now, that’s a great start to illustrating the process of what you’ll find in our lead gen coaching program.

The best is yet to come, however…

In addition to the money, profit margins, and time freedom, there are other things that those in our coaching program get to enjoy once they’ve reached their desired measure of success:

•    Making a living while making a lasting, positive difference in local markets – local businesses definitely want more customers, but they don’t always know who to trust in this world of digital marketing; by being their go-to asset for all things lead generation, you stand to profit massively by being the person they can refer their friends in business to so, collectively, all can help the community to grow and improve.

•    More time to do what you want – I’m building this blog because I’ve always wanted to create a source of information that can be useful to both successful entrepreneurs looking for additional streams of revenue “and” new up-and-coming entrepreneurs that are ready to make a change in their life but simply aren’t sure of where to go.

•    More financial freedom – instead of always checking your bank account before making a large purchase, you can pay each one of your bills and have some left over to live in a little more comfort; I’m not saying go out and spend all of your profits immediately, but it would be nice to eat a little better or fix a car up to make it more reliable.

•    Low competition – not many are actually attempting to do what you are trying to do; in fact, local businesses are experts at their tradecraft, but not many have the time to venture into the world of local lead generation, so this is your opportunity to step up and do this for any marketplace (selecting both a city and an industry that can benefit from more local customers).

•    Enjoy the flexibility of entrepreneurship – you’ll get to give yourself time off, travel with your work-in-hand as your laptop can be a carry-on with flights, and you can even sip champagne on an exotic beach so long as you’ve got electricity in your laptop and access to the internet.

These ideas all sound grand and wonderful, but are people really doing this?

Yes!

What about the students in our coaching program?

Also, yes! 

This limo lead gen site is exactly what you could be doing in other markets and industries in order to generate profits online for yourself.

limo

That $750 is very real, and that amount has been delivered to my bank account regularly for over 5 years! 

If you’re ready for results such as these for yourself, then take a closer look at our lead gen coaching program so you can generate profits on AutoPilot thru Free Traffic.

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10 Best Online Digital Marketing Courses with Certificates

An education in digital marketing is something that will always be profitable.

Some say that the world of marketing has changed a lot in the past few decades.

They’re right, of course.

The birth of the internet and the digital era have both seriously changed how we market our products.

But in many ways, the core principles of marketing have remained the same.

Understand these principles, and you can easily succeed not only within or among the physical world, but in the digital environmental atmosphere as well.

And there’s one thing that will never change about marketing:

It’s incredibly important.

This is a skill that will lead to…

•    more sales,

•    higher profits, and…

•    generally greater success.

If you’re embarking on a major business venture, then earning, possessing, and perfecting your outstanding marketing skills are pretty much mandatory.

You can either hire someone else to handle this, or you can try to step up your game and confidently venture into the unknown to learn the skills yourself.

On the flip side, however, you don’t need to sell any sort of products or services that you own or possess personally in order to put your digital marketing education to good use.

Instead, you could simply sell your talents to the highest bidder and work for the larger, more well-known, and bigger brands which could ultimately land you in a career position to generate a greater and more sizeable salary.

If you do decide to learn more about internet marketing, then it would probably be a great idea to get yourself a solid and well-rounded education.

Be sure that you make no mistake about it: digital marketing is what you want to study.

Although all marketing principles are useful to learn, the digital world of advertising and acquiring attention for a brand, product, or company’s service is the wave of the future.

And this skillset is only going to get more and more popular as we continue to progress our global society and interconnect with one another so buyers can come from more and more countries around the world.

Every day, more products are sold online, and people need to be able to market those products.

Sure, you can remain ignorant about digital marketing…

And yes, you could just hire someone else to do it…

But we all know that this line of thinking isn’t the most profitable…

And it doesn’t give you much control over your final marketing strategy.

Why not become certified in the art of Digital Marketing?

It’s always a great choice.

But where’s the best place to go for this kind of education?

It’s a great question to ask yourself.

You most definitely want to get the best education that you can possibly find… and I think that goes without saying.

So what are the options?

What I would personally recommend – beyond paying for a certification-natured education – is to pick up a coach or mentor and hire them to teach you the ropes so you can focus on what’s more important than a third-party credential and that is the ability to produce a desired result.

For most businesses, they simply want more customers and to do more good in the community through having more people buy their time and resources so they can continue to serve for years to come.

Our local lead generation coaching program makes it possible for a local company to be seen through Free Traffic so they can get more customers – and the person who set up the lead gen site to help that local company to get more customers can stand to be compensated rather handsomely for the gesture of funneling consumers their way.

In the end, it’s a rather smart business model because you’ll use the same digital marketing skills that are often taught with variations and nuances in each of these certification programs, with the added bonuses of tracking results to prove your worth.

Then, you can use some of your first clients as case studies to prove that you’re successful and can deliver results, ultimately allowing prospective and future clients to see the kind of value that you can deliver and desire to have you work for them as well. 

All it takes is a little steam and elbow grease to follow our simple business model…

1.    Rank a lead gen site that you’ve thrown together with our training and mentoring

2.    Connect with a local company who will gladly rent out the site – because that means more customers for their company

3.    You collect payment each and every month

4.    Repeat the system to maximize your profits to as high of a salary as you want.

When I first started this lead gen coaching program, I was the newbie corporate nerd that showed up in a thin, black, 3-button business suit every morning after walking in the wintery snow – up to my knees – where I’d have wet feet and be shivering the air-conditioned office for most of the workday…

What I stumbled upon with the coaching program was the ability to set up these lead gen sites to operate on free traffic and produce passive income around the clock – and I was able to get this launched in my spare time! 

Nearly a year later, I had enough lead gen sites posted – much like this tree service site out of Grand Rapids, Michigan – to amass $10k in monthly revenue and fire my boss; this is what that tree service lead gen site continues to look like to this day… (see it for yourself now):

tree

This lead gen site was set up according to the specifications of our coaching program (which are still consistent since I began this business model in 2014) and it continues to pay me regularly – and has been for the last 5 years.

If $2,000.00 per month in passive income is something that interests you, then you’d probably rather spend your time doing than reaching for a certificate as proof that you’ve worked hard and spent a lot of money, thereby allowing the wisdom of this coaching program to produce results fast and getting paid quickly with the knowledge from our lead gen coaching program…

CLICK HERE to get the full scoop and connect with us right away!

We’ve actually narrowed it down to our ten top picks.

These institutions offer digital marketing programs that will provide you with certificates once you’ve completed the course.

Not only will you receive a sound and high-quality education, but you’ll also have something to show for it at the end.

Benefits of Getting a Digital Marketing Certificate

But why even become certified?

What’s the point?

Does that fancy piece of paper actually mean anything?

Is it worth the money?

What does a certificate actually provide you with?

First and foremost, certification courses are highly efficient.

They provide you with a quick yet extensive path to expertise.

These are professional tier courses that are finely tuned to maximize learning.

Second of all, these courses are actually quite affordable.

We live in a world where college tuition fees have skyrocketed out of control.

It makes sense to factor in the cost of the course.

But for the most part, you’ll be happily surprised at just how reasonably priced the courses can be.

Certification courses won’t leave you with a degree.

But they’re a great alternative to a more traditional degree-based program.

A certificate can give you the ability to jump right into a totally new career.

Or if you’re an existing marketing professional, it might provide you with tons of new and useful skills.

But we still haven’t answered that initial question:

What does a certificate actually give you?

The best courses available are ones that tackle all the major topics.

These include:

•    Email Strategies

•    Content Creation

•    Pay Per Click (PPC) Systems

•    Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

•    Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

•    Mobile Device Marketing

•    Social Media Marketing

•    Data Analysis

What’s The Difference Between a Degree and a Certification?

There’s definitely a big difference between a Digital Marketing certificate and a degree.

There are advantages and disadvantages to each learning path.

Which one you choose depends totally on your unique needs, limitations, and ambitions.

Degrees are obviously harder to obtain.

This isn’t just because they require you to study for a longer period of time.

A Digital Marketing Degree almost always demands that you have certain prerequisites going in.

To get a Digital Marketing Degree, you usually have to have another degree under your belt before you can even begin the course.

Obviously, this will be limited to some.

You might not have time to go back to school all over again. Or maybe you just don’t want to.

All of these prerequisites and admission requirements have their benefits though.

In principle, they’re supposed to “weed out” the people who aren’t really serious about Digital Marketing.

When you have a degree on your resume, it gives you a level of prestige that you can’t quite get with a certificate.

Some employers might actually demand that you have a certain degree before hiring you.

If you’re young and already in college, a degree might be a better option.

After all, you have the time to actually go through the long process of obtaining the degree.

And if you’re not even in the job market yet, you need all the help (and experience) you can get.

But if you’re someone who wants to switch careers quickly, then a certificate might be just the ticket. It won’t take much time, and it won’t cost you too much money.

A certificate might also be useful if you’re already in the marketing world, and you want to educate yourself about the constantly evolving world of digital marketing.

Technology is changing fast.

It pays to keep up with the latest developments.

But hey, those are just basic guidelines.

It’s never too early to return to college and earn your reputable degree.

On the flip side, a young student might want to head straight for the “fast lane” of getting a certificate rather than a degree.

There’s nothing wrong with either of these decisions.

Certifications Vs. Free Courses

Of course, there’s yet another option available to you.

Yes, we’re talking about free courses.

Believe it or not, it’s not too hard to find free Digital Marketing Courses on the internet, and some of them are actually pretty solid.

You might have heard of Massively Open Online Courses, or “MOOCs.”

These are becoming more and more popular in 2019, and thousands of students are getting together and pursuing an impressive education over the internet.

These students piece together various shreds of knowledge, learning more and more about digital marketing every day.

By the end of their education, there’s not a huge difference between these students and those who have paid for degrees and certificates.

And believe us, students who take free online courses still get hired by big companies.

By the end of the day, it’s important to review all of the skills that you can bring to the table.

How you actually learned those skills isn’t really all that important.

But of course, there’s plenty of disadvantages you’ll face when taking a free course.

And the first downside is that it requires insane amounts of discipline and work ethic.

If you can’t motivate yourself to actually get work done, then you’re not going to learn anything by taking an online course.

With many free online courses, there’s a lot of responsibility placed on you.

You’re the one who actually has to organize your lessons and curriculum. You have to schedule time each day to study.

You set your own deadlines.

There’s no teacher babysitting you.

Yes, there might be a few instructors who can help you with your online courses.

But most of the time, these teachers take ages to respond to any questions.

They’re certainly not reliable.

The biggest problem associated with free courses is probably the most obvious.

It’s a lot harder to get hired with a free course on your resume.

Whether it’s justified or not, free courses just don’t get the same respect as degrees or certifications.

You can’t get a recommendation from your professor, and employers can’t look at your GPA.

All you really have is the skills learned from these online courses.

You don’t have any of the prestige or respect that comes from a more traditional learning program.

Still, a free course comes with benefits.

First and foremost, you won’t be saddled with insane amounts of debt.

Even if it requires more time to climb the ladder of the digital world, you still won’t have to worry about paying off debt.

This is huge in 2019.

And if you’re already an established seller who wants to learn some digital marketing skills to increase profits, then why not go for the free option?

As long as you’re disciplined enough, you’re bound to learn a lot of useful skills.

In the end, it’s up to you.

Whether you’re a marketing professional or a student looking to learn valuable skills, these ten digital marketing courses are solid choices.

Just for the record, free courses or paid, these digital marketing instruction sessions will help you to know more about the world wide web and what you can do to move a brand’s presence forward.

The reason I prefer to hire someone like Dan (my mentor and the founder of this coaching program) is that he has been successful at local lead generation for small businesses by using Free Traffic to generate massive income long before he had founded this coaching program. 

I’m glad he did, too. 

I was seriously considering an academic-based education about something along the lines of this when I found his mentorship and jumped at the opportunity have him show me what he knows.

When you find someone successful, and you want to be successful as well, then it might be best to try and link arms with the person who has arrived at where you’d like to be so you can learn from them and receive guidance along your path toward maximum profitability in the least time possible. 

If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have been able to make a grand total of over $10,000 in monthly, passive, online income within my first year – nor would I have been able to fire my boss and quit my job in 2015! 

The opportunity is real, and you can CLICK HERE to see just what is possible with our exclusive local lead generation coaching program, where we educate, mentor, and keep up to date with changes and best practices within the industry. 

For those still looking for an academic curriculum to show them the ropes of how to make things happen online, there are courses that we’ve seen value in and listed in a top ten fashion for your benefit – and a whole lot of other, boring, but appropriate reasons…

But for the most part, we picked these Digital Marketing Courses with Certificates because they offer great value for the price and include a resume-building bit of evidence that you can show anytime someone asks for validation of your credentials.

These courses will provide you with a great education, without breaking the bank:

First: The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is an old University with a lot of history.

It’s ranked within the top 100 universities in the entire world.

Believe it or not, you can even get a degree in digital marketing from this school.

The excellent news is that there are only 3 courses and a couple of electives, and you have 2 whole years to complete the course.

There’s a huge amount of freedom and flexibility here.

You actually get to choose 3 courses from a massive list, including:

•    Digital Content Strategy

•    Digital Analytics Strategy

•    Digital Marketing Basics

•    Paid Media

Through observation, you can see that there are tons of options available to you.

If you’re a beginner, you might choose to take “Foundations for Digital Marketing.”

But if you’ve already got a good grasp on the basics, then you might choose to take more advanced and specialized courses.

And on top of that, you get to choose from a huge list of over a dozen electives.

This really is a good option if you want to tailor your learning experience to fit your own ambitions and career goals.

It’ll cost you a total of $4,344, and the course should be able to cover all the topics you find yourself interested in.

Second: The Rutgers University

This esteemed University can trace its beginnings all the way back to the days before the American Revolution.

This University has only been offering online courses since 2015, but it now seems to be fully focused on delivering quality long-distance courses.

11 of these online courses are even degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Rutgers offers something called a “Mini-MBA In Digital Marketing.”

This course must be completed within 12 weeks, but other than that it’s completely self-paced.

There are 12 modules, a final exam, and then a capstone project to finish things off.

The course materials are accessible for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can even interact with your peers via online chat rooms and discussion boards.

You’ll love this course is you already have a pretty solid understanding of the marketing world.

A lot of key Digital Marketing subjects are skipped over, but these are pretty basic subjects that you might already know.

It will cost you $3,495.

Third: The University of La Verne

Located just outside of Los Angeles, the University of La Verne is another old institution steeped in tradition.

Even though the University itself is traditionally religious and maintains many religious aspects today, you won’t deal with any of that when you take their online courses.

That being said, you can obtain their Certificate of Digital Marketing online or physically through real classes on campus.

Or you could do a little bit of both. It’s up to you.

If you want, you can even complete this course in just four days.

That’s great news if you’re a working professional, and you want to get some Digital Marketing skills as soon as possible.

But it might not be such fantastic news for beginners who are looking for an introduction to the subject.

It’s pretty clear who this course is marketed towards, and it’s not people starting from scratch.

If you actually do the math, this course is the most expensive per hour.

But you know what they say – Time is money.

Sometimes, spending months on a course will cost you more than the actual tuition fee.

Busy professionals can’t afford to take too much time off.

And because of that, the $2,499 price tag might be justified.

But keep in mind, this course skips over a lot of Digital Subjects.

Fourth: The University of Washington

The University of Washington is an esteemed educational institution in America.

Famous for its medical school, this university has a great research budget and is a recognized member among some of the prestigious organizations.

Don’t be fooled by the name of this course.

Their Certification of Digital Marketing is very similar to the other programs on this list.

It covers some core subjects of Digital Marketing; they just choose to define this as telling a story to the customer.

And yes, that’s essentially what marketing is.

You don’t need too much time per week with this course, as it’s split into three segments.

One segment is taught each quarter.

The three segments are:

•    Content Creation

•    Content Strategy

•    Content Science

If you want to specialize in content creation, then this course is right up your alley. It’ll cost you $3225.

While it skips over some Digital Marketing subjects, the focus on content creation is pretty amazing.

Fifth: Oregon State University

Oregon State University is another very old, well-established educational institution with over 200 programs in total.

This university gets millions of dollars in funding for various research programs.

It’s a very well-respected institution.

Their Digital Marketing program is called the “Digital Brand Management Certificate.”

In order to get your certificate, you’ll have to complete four separate courses placed throughout the year.

These are the four courses:

•    Digital Content Strategy

•   Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing)

•    Social Media Marketing and Mobile Accessibility and Responsive Design Marketing

•    Digital Brand Strategies

As the name of the course might suggest, there’s a big focus on brands here.

Professional Marketing veterans teach this course, and they focus on brands like Nike and Adidas as examples of success.

You’ll even get the opportunity to build connections with these large brands.

The course costs $1,950.

It’s important to remember that this course doesn’t focus on Digital Marketing as a whole, but rather a few specific areas.

It doesn’t cover all the bases.

Sixth: The University of California Irvine

The University of California Irvine is another so-called “Public Ivy.”

This public school offers an insane amount of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and they’re all supposedly on par with the best Ivy League schools out there.

This university is famous for its intense research and development, and it spends hundreds of millions of dollars on pushing the boundaries of science and logic every year.

Their Digital Marketing Certificate program is pretty straightforward.

It’s online, and it covers all the big topics in the industry…

These include:

•    Social Media

•    Mobile Marketing

•    Analytics

•    SEO

•    Customer Retention, Acquisition, and Conversion

You get 6 standard courses, plus 4 electives of your choosing.

This system allows you to cover the basics while still specializing in a few key subjects.

You actually have about 5 years in which to complete this course, but it shouldn’t take you that long.

If you’re fast, you can get your certificate in 160 hours.

You’ll have to pay a hefty sum of $3,765 for this course.

But on the bright side, you’ll learn everything there is to know about Digital Marketing.

If you don’t want to leave a single stone unturned in your education, then this is the course for you.

Seventh: The University of San Diego

The University of San Diego is actually one of the newer institutions we’re going to mention.

It originally opened in the 1950s, and its focus was on women back then.

Today, it accepts all students, although it’s still proud of its Roman Catholic roots.

The University of San Diego gets tons of praise for having small classes, which is definitely a plus.

Smaller classes also mean that you get more time to interact with your instructors and ask them questions.

This institution is also famous for having some pretty amazing courses, which are mentioned quite regularly in publications such as Forbes.

Make no mistake; you can rip through this course at a pretty rapid pace.

It’ll only take you 8 months to complete – and that’s if you’re studying for only 3 hours per week.

That’s equivalent to one class per week, in case you were wondering.

You’ll notice that this course seems geared to those that are already pretty well-established in the industry.

Small to Medium-sized businesses will benefit from the lessons here.

Seasoned pros will also learn a lot of new and exciting skills.

For $3077, you’ll learn almost everything there is to know about Digital Marketing.

Eighth: The DePaul University

DePaul University is a Catholic University with some really interesting roots.

It was founded way back in 1898.

This school has won tons of praise by giving special attention to students from impoverished backgrounds.

DePaul University’s Integrated Marketing Communications Certification Program is pretty unique.

It’s interesting because it allows you to actually specialize in a specific area.

You’ll get five standard courses, but you’ll also get to choose one elective.

There are 12 different courses you can choose from for your elective.

Another interesting note is that you can actually choose to complete the course in person if you like.

But if you don’t want to spend any time on campus, you can easily learn online as well.

At $1,495, it’s definitely the most affordable option on the list.

That might make it pretty tempting for you.

But keep in mind, it doesn’t cover all the bases.

Even with the choice of electives, there are some Digital Marketing subjects that aren’t going to be covered.

Still, you can’t beat the value of this course.

Ninth: The Famous Duke University

Duke is an extremely old university with a lot of history and even more money.

This educational institution is worth billions of dollars, and that’s down to a few very intelligent financial moves.

One of their most notable decisions was to pursue more long-distance and certification learning programs.

And as you might have guessed, their Digital Marketing course falls under this category.

You’ll find this course under the umbrella of Duke’s Office of Continuing Studies and Summer Sessions.

It’ll probably take you about 350 hours to complete, and you’ll probably want to put 5 to 10 hours of work into the course each week.

Basically, you have a year to complete the program.

Those are your only limitations.

If you want to complete it much quicker, you can. If you want to take the entire year to do it, then that’s completely okay as well.

The marvelous thing about this course is that you can even take a free demo, just to see what awaits you if you decide to actually pay the fee.

The curriculum was crafted by some of the most respected names in the industry.

These include authors, speakers, working professionals, and many more Digital Marketing pros.

Take your course on vacation with you.

Learn while you’re waiting for a flight. With 24/7 access to the course, you can learn at any time, and in any place.

As a pretty neat bonus, you might even qualify for the Online Marketing Certified Professional (OMCP) or the Online Marketing Certified Associate (OMCA) exam(s) at the end of the course.

The bottom line of this is your cost for this course can run upwards of $2,995.

It’ll educate you on pretty much everything that you might need to know about Digital Marketing.

Tenth: The University of Vermont

When you take a course with the University of Vermont, you can take pleasure in knowing that you’re learning from one of the oldest educational institutes in the United States.

Considered a “Public Ivy,” this school was intended to provide an education comparable to Harvard and Yale – while still remaining publically funded and accessible to the masses.

You can complete their Digital Marketing Certificate program in just 12 weeks.

Even better, you’ll only have to devote about 8-10 hours per week to this program.

But what will you actually learn?

You’ll actually focus on a different subject each week, and each topic is taught by a proven Digital Marketing pro.

Whether you’re seeking a career switch or start your journey with zero prior experience, you’ll get a seriously high-quality education at the University of Vermont.

Not only does this course cover every little detail when it comes to Digital Marketing, but it’s also very reasonably priced.

For $1,695, you’ll learn virtually everything there is to know about the subject.

Seriously – you’ll leave this course with an extremely extensive education in Digital Marketing.

Because of these factors, this might just be your best option for a Digital Marketing Course with a Certification.

In Conclusion

The knowledge and skill of digital marketing is a coveted item by businesses virtually worldwide! 

If you have the know-how to help a company increase their web presence online, then you – yourself – are in high-demand; depending on who you’re looking to get hired with, sometimes you can even write your own paycheck.

Other times, however, you’ll have tons of applicants fighting for the same position and submitting your information could render you as simply one number among the many.

Sorry to pop your new idea bubble here, but that’s the honest truth, and we give truths in this here blog, or so I reckon. 

The skill can range from search engine optimization (SEO) to social media expansion, and from various forms of digital paid advertising to orchestrating marketing and public relations campaigns that suit the company’s needs.

Unfortunately, not every single method of digital advertising would be most ideal for each company’s branding, product, and/or service.

For example, someone in need of a plumber right this minute – especially for an emergency leak that could be damaging the foundation of a home –

That homeowner and/or landlord probably wouldn’t turn to their Facebook feed and hope that they see a brief advertisement that offers a discount on plumbing services (although, such a thing might be awfully convenient if the situation, the offer, and the need for the prospective client all lined up perfectly).

Instead, they would probably perform quick research on a local search engine to find someone that is able to fulfill their need right away; this high-intent buyer would probably be willing to pay whatever amount is necessary to get the job done since the sense of urgency is a modest pain that they’re looking to solve nearly immediately. 

The same could be said for someone that is socially engaging with friends, family, and/or neighbors on digital media devices and happen to see a brief Facebook Ad for something that they don’t have a sense of urgency to check off their day’s list of things to do but would be nice to have. 

Being able to find those kinds of buyers in social media would probably be the most ideal kind of a sales opportunity –

Unfortunately, not many business owners or salespeople really view digital marketing that way…

That’s why they need a specialist – and you could be that expert that they connect with and pay handsomely for assistance with.

Local Lead Generation Leads Implementation of Digital Marketing Knowledge to Bring 6 Figures to Entrepreneurs in 2019

It’s no secret that digital advertising is the wave of the future.

Think about this logically…

•    Local service companies have been around for as far back as nearly any of us could remember…

•    The wave of the internet has essentially caught most of society’s attention – at least, the members who have access to the internet…

•    Neither of the above items seems to be on the verge of going away any time soon

As more and more small businesses open up across the United States and several parts of the world each and every year, it’s imperative that those kinds of businesses be given the fair shake they deserve in order to see success and profits in their future.

That’s what local lead generation is all about for small businesses…

Our coaching program teaches how digital marketing principles, primarily addressing skills in search engine optimization (SEO), can be leveraged and utilized for the sake of bringing those service companies for local citizens more attention and more buyers.

When you venture into this kind of endeavor, you’re essentially bringing greater value to a business owner than just about any other bill that they might have had to pay thus far.

When you can satisfactorily expand a business owner’s bottom line, they’ll want to keep you around for a length of time so you can continue to feed them business.

In fact, several companies have stopped marketing their own company in any form just to partner with me – their exclusive and sole provider of local referrals and exclusive sales leads. 

I didn’t always know how to do this, though. 

I was actually working for a corporation that refused to pay me more than around $35,000 per year just to do some office work that they supposedly needed done…

I don’t know if you can relate, but I was…

•    Overworked

•    Underpaid

•    Never moving fast enough

•    Failed to be recognized by management

•    Passed over for raises – for years

•    Quarterly reviews weren’t convincing of my performance, despite working my tail off for “the man.”

•    Hardly saw the sun come out

•    Often times, I wouldn’t see the sun at all with the times I would wake up or leave work

•    Walk to work in the snow – since they wouldn’t give me so much as a bonus for a car

That’s why I ventured into the world wide web and anxiously sought for a side hustle I could launch right away – but I also wanted an opportunity that wouldn’t require my need to obtain additional taxation on my schedule. 

In other words, I wanted more money without having a second job.

When I had heard about the same coaching program that I’m now privileged to share with the world, I began to count my blessings because I had found something that would give me what I had been looking for – on my laptop while sitting on my freezing couch one winter’s weekend – for quite some time now.

This is one of the finer projects that I was able to put together with the information from the lead gen coaching program – where this guy named Dan was doing the exact same thing for years before teaching me how to use Free Traffic to make myself more money passively – and these assets for limo rentals work like a charm!  (See them below):

lanslimo

The above positioned virtual real estate is rented out, on a per month basis, for about $750.00…

And the kicker is that the same process in this lead gen coaching program is used in a repeat fashion to build out more lead gen sites like what you’ve just seen. 

Currently, I have 45 more of these cash money machines rolled out all across North America, and they’re compensating my bank account anywhere between the amount above and $3,000.00 – per month – in passive income.

That means that I could set up a lead gen site for very little in capital and under a corporate work day’s worth of hours…

And I could have my very own lead gen site ready to start making me more of what I’ve needed for quite some time: more money. 

I still think it’s a very true thing to believe that money isn’t everything…

However, I can tell you that the extra cash that I’m raking in now – especially to the tune of over $45k in monthly income – has solved a lot of problems that I was experiencing while working for that so-called great corporate job that I had landed right out of school. 

Beyond the privileges and blessings that the passive income had provided, this coaching program has also been able to deliver…

•    Work from home, in pajamas if I feel like it, and I enjoy making my own work hours.

•    Since passive income is what this business model generates, I don’t even have to work that hard – and, some days, I don’t have to work at all if I don’t want to.

•    The Passive Income is reliably delivered every month – thanks to the abundance of Free Traffic online that comes to the lead gen site after it’s ranked near the top of search results.

•    The competition in this space is ridiculously laughable!  Added to how relatively quickly a lead gen site can be seen near the top of search results, you can have your pick of countless cities and an abundance of industries that you could provide these local lead generation services to. 

•    Since your virtual real estate is owned online and rented out in a digital, passive fashion, you could actually work anywhere you could take your laptop – but as a side note, remember to keep it where electrical outlets and affordable access to the internet exists; that’s just in case you want to “check” on things that are still paying you each and every month. 

•    Remember – this is a long-term business model that you can reap the rewards of for years to come (after setting something up one time)

That last point really hits home for me with our lead gen coaching program.

Remember that limo lead gen site we had just discussed a few paragraphs above…

I have to confess that I had only worked on that project for so little time (less than a full calendar day; that’s for sure), that I was amazed to see $750 in monthly, passive income delivered into my bank account regularly –

•    It’s still live online

•    It’s still positioned at the top of search results

•    It’s still generating passive income after all these years (since 2014)

This is ridiculously exciting to me because that means I can have my needs paid for and work less on earning that income…

That allows me to be able to do just about anything with my days…

And yet, I’m writing a blog for you because I really enjoy learning more about what is being pitched to digital marketers and online – especially new and starting – entrepreneurs. 

More importantly, I like seeing what can really be recommended to people just starting out online –

So, I’ve invested a lot of my time and other resources to try coaching programs and other business models so that I could speak intelligently about them…

I wish there were assets like this when I was just getting started back in 2014 so I could find out if people saw the value in what I was about to jump into.

Needless to say, the lead gen coaching program has delivered on its promises, and I’ve worked hard with the knowledge it’s given me to make a living while making a difference in the lives of the business owners that I’ve partnered with all across North America.

For those of you that are curious, here’s what the limo lead gen site looks like (see the image below)…

limo

You could make virtual real estate and rent it out for high-dollar amounts just like this when you get started with our coaching program and learn the ropes.

If you’re a hungry entrepreneur…

Whether you’re curious or interested in what digital marketing can offer you…

Those hungriest for a change in their livelihood and lifestyle…

CLICK HERE to get more details and other information about our lead gen coaching program and how you can learn the exact steps that I’ve taken to launch my business to almost $50,000.00 per month in profitable, net, and passive income! 

Serious inquiries only need apply.

…Are you still reading?  Then read all the way to the end here, and then, CLICK HERE for more information!

Duke Digital Marketing Certificate Review

Obtaining an education in Digital Marketing has never been easier in 2019.

One of the most popular choices in this day and age is to obtain a certificate in Digital Marketing.

Thanks to the internet and digital learning platforms, you can obtain these certificates with minimal investment in both time and money.

And make no mistake, an education in Digital Marketing is one of the most useful educations you’ll receive in 2019.

Yes, the principles of marketing remain the same whether you’re active in the physical or the digital world.

But everyone knows that the future is on the internet…

And the future of selling is going to be massively dependent upon the online world.

Why is an education in digital marketing so important?

Because it’s always changing.

New technology, social media platforms, and online selling techniques continuously shift.

Some go out of style, while others pop up out of nowhere.

If you can keep up to date on all the changes in the digital marketing world, you have a massive advantage over every other seller.

But if you can do more than just keep up with the trends, you could rise to another level entirely.

If you can actually educate yourself extensively on how to make use of these trends, you’ll be in a very lucrative position.

Educate yourself about how to use new Digital Marketing trends, and you’ll have so many options available to you.

If you’re already an online seller, you’ll be able to boost your sales massively.

If you’re already an employee in the marketing world, you’ll be able to quickly climb the corporate ladder, rising yourself all the way to the top.

Bonuses, promotions and many more opportunities are waiting.

For me, the corporate world wasn’t my gig – in fact, I left the corporate world when I first learned about internet marketing.

It took close to a year to build up enough income in my side hustle with lessons from this local lead gen coaching program, but a passive income of $10k per month was all I needed to replace my $35k per year salary.

While other courses may teach some fundamentals of digital marketing, a lot of them aren’t as results-driven as the coaching program I had stumbled upon…

It taught how Free Traffic is key to making a genuinely passive income online – and how you can do it for yourself instead of working for a company.

Launching my entrepreneurial endeavor online in 2014, I knew I was going somewhere!

After all, I was going to be working for myself and seeing profitable returns on my investment (ROI) with this coaching program.

The business was simple: set up lead gen sites to produce cash flow after they’re ranked on search results.

That means I wouldn’t have to attend to working on my assets daily; they could spit off cash flow regularly, even when I decide that I’m not going to work that day.

A large number of my lead gen sites are doing just that, as a matter of fact.

If you’re curious as to what one of these might look like, stay tuned because I’m about to show you what’s possible with our coaching program right now.

If you’ve ever heard of Grand Rapids, Michigan, then you’re in luck because I was able to position a tree service lead gen site right at the top of the marketplace, and it’s continuously feeding me a couple grand each month (see it for yourself below):

tree

It’s a remarkable bit of virtual real estate, especially in the sense that I have a renter who exclusively receives the results of that product – and they continue to grow their bottom line by getting an influx of customers from the marketplace! 

It’s really quite exciting, actually! 

It was all taught in our lead gen coaching program – which doesn’t give any sort of certification; but we don’t need one when we’re bringing value to the marketplace in exchange for nearly 100 percent in profitable revenue.

If you like what is cooking, CLICK ON THESE WORDS to check out more of what this coaching program can introduce you to.

If you’re just now leading yourself into the world of Digital Marketing for the first time, getting a certificate is a great option.

You could be a young student or someone who just wants to take on an entirely new career.

You just can’t go wrong with a certificate under your belt.

Why Get a Certificate?

But why should you be considering a certificate ahead of other options?

Well, what are the other options, anyway?

You could always get a degree.

This is the most traditional form of education, and there are definitely some benefits.

Apparently, a degree carries with it certain clout on your resume.

And yes, a degree will probably leave you with a more “complete” education.

But there are downsides to getting a degree as well. First and foremost, it’s expensive.

Tuition rates are higher than ever before, and this poses a problem for a lot of us.

But even if money isn’t an issue, it’ll still take you a lot of time to get your degree.

If you’re already a working professional with a busy schedule and plenty of responsibilities, going back to school for a degree just isn’t an option.

There’s also an option to find free sources of education on the internet.

This is becoming more and more popular in 2019.

Sure, there are plenty of videos on YouTube and blogs to read over.

But nowadays free education is actually becoming pretty organized.

There are now massive online courses filled with thousands of students, all learning together and piecing together what they need to learn.

The benefits of this system are obvious – it’s free and it’s easy to get into.

But again, there are drawbacks.

A free course won’t look great on your resume, no matter how famous or popular the site or system is; there’s just no certification…

And if you’re taking a free course, you need to be incredibly self-driven and disciplined.

With a free course, there’s probably not even going to be an explicit curriculum.

There are no requirements for graduation.

There’s not even a clear schedule put in place.

You have to organize all of this yourself, and it takes a very special kind of person to pull it off.

The final option we’re left with is a Certificate in Digital Marketing.

So why choose this option over the alternatives?

There are a number of reasons to consider.

First of all, Certificates don’t take that long to complete.

Usually, it’s a matter of months, not years.

These programs are actually specifically designed to fit in with the schedule of a busy working professional.

You’ll probably only need to devote a few hours every week to the course.

But then again, these courses are usually self-driven.

What this could mean is that you can put more or fewer hours into the course, depending on what you’re able to fit in.

The second big benefit of a Certificate course is that it’s very affordable.

These courses aren’t going to cost nearly as much as a degree.

For someone who’s taking a risk by switching careers, this is a big deal.

It’s also great for young students who want to try Digital Marketing out for the first time.

It’s no wonder why Digital Marketing Certificates are so popular these days.

Online universities like Duke are scrambling to keep up with the demand, and people seem to really like the structure of these courses.

By day’s end, you probably already know why you want to get a Digital Marketing Certificate.

Various people might want to obtain it for different reasons.

But in 2019, it’s clear that a lot of students are benefitting from these courses.

As we previously mentioned, a Certificate program is great for all kinds of different people.

These include working professionals, online sellers, people who want to switch careers, or young students entering the workforce for the first time.

Sure, a Certificate might not look as good as a degree on your resume.

But rest assured, a Certificate from an institution like Duke is well-respected by employers.

It might also be your winning ticket to a promotion or bonus within a company.

Employers love it when people take it upon themselves to improve their worth to the company.

But if you’re already an established seller online, then you don’t really care about employers or resumes.

Since you’re taking this course, it may be assumed that you want to improve your knowledge.

And believe us, you’ll learn all you need to take your business to the next level.

Why Should You Choose Duke’s Digital Marketing and Media Certificate?

As far as Certificate programs go, Duke’s Digital Marketing and Media program are pretty standard in terms of its structure and overall system.

It’s self-paced, and accessible online at any time.

Like many other programs of this nature, it’s geared towards working professionals with busy schedules.

It’s also priced similarly to Digital Marketing Certificates offered by other universities.

You’ll have 12 months to complete the course, and it should take you about 350 hours in total to complete all of the modules.

This equates to about 8 hours per week, which is totally manageable.

So what will you actually learn when you take this course?

The course includes a series of modules, and all of them are crucial to the Digital Marketing world.

Some of these modules are more basic than others, and you’ll have to fully complete some of the more basic modules before moving on to the more complex ones.

The modules are focused on things like…

•    SEO,

•    Social Media,

•    Mobile Marketing,

•    Pay-per-click,

•    Email marketing, and much more.

You can feel confident that all of the major Digital Marketing pillars are covered in this program.

But how will you learn about all of these things?

First of all, the course includes a series of labs.

These labs include programs such as Mimic Pro and Mimic Social.

These programs focus on data analyzation and social media strategies.

You’ll also get hands-on training in the use of tons of useful tools.

These include things like Google AdWords and Analytics, YouTube Marketing, and how to market using a variety of different social media platforms.

The course also includes a variety of “Short Courses.”

Think of them as crash courses in a variety of useful areas, such as Pinterest Marketing, Twitter Marketing, and even advertising in challenging Asian markets.

Like many online courses, you’ll get access to a variety of video lessons and lectures taught by a number of the top industry leaders in the Digital Marketing world.

There are also downloadable PDFs and study guides for most modules.

As an added bonus, you’ll also be able to access Simplitalk, a forum for Duke students.

You’ll be able to interact with similar peers and ask them questions about anything you might be having trouble with.

What Do I Need to Do to Qualify for this Course?

One of the biggest benefits of taking a Certificate Program in general is that there are virtually no prerequisites or requirements.

That’s the same with Duke’s Digital Marketing Certificate.

The only particular restriction is that you have to be 18 years old.

You also need to have a pretty solid grasp on the English language.

On the technical side of things, all you need is Adobe Acrobat Reader…

A simple search online for it should look something like this:

Further, a reliable internet connection, an email server, and a fairly recent computer or operating system should do the trick.

What Do I Need To Do In Order To Get My Certificate?

In order to actually obtain your certificate, you need to do a few different things.

First of all, certificates will only be issued to those who graduate with at least an 80% score on the final assessment test of each module.

Secondly, students will need to complete 6 of the advanced modules in the course.

The first module is mandatory.

This initial module is the Digital Marketing Certified Associate, or the DMCA module.

Keep in mind that you’re not limited to just completing six of the advanced modules. You can complete all eight, if time allows.

And you won’t be charged extra for it either.

How Much Does This Course Cost?

This course costs a total of $3,195.

For this fee, you’ll get access to the course for 12 months.

There are no refunds, but you can take the course for a “test drive” before paying a single cent.

What Sets Duke’s Certificate Program Apart from the Crowd?

Let’s be honest – there are tons of options out there for a good Digital Marketing Certificate Program.

Duke definitely has some competition.

So what sets one of these apart from the crowd?

First of all, this is definitely one of the most detailed, extensive and most comprehensive courses out there today.

It covers all bases involved and leaves no stone uncovered.

Even though 8 hours a week might not sound like a lot, it’s actually more demanding than some of the other Digital Marketing Certificate programs we’ve seen.

The norm actually seems to be about 3-5 hours per week.

This definitely gives you an idea of just how much information is packed into the course.

But here’s where Duke’s Certification program really stands out: The OCMP Certification option.

If you identify as having met these requirements, you can apply to take the OCMP Certification test.

This is definitely going to look great on your resume, and it gives that certificate that extra little bit of respectability that’s needed to stand out.

It’s something you won’t find in many similar certificate programs, and it’s one of the reasons Duke’s Digital Marketing certificate program is so popular.

What Are Some Downsides of the Program?

Every course has its downsides, and Duke is no different.

Some students have commented that Duke’s certificate program seems a little too extensive at certain times.

Sometimes, this course seems to go into a lot of detail on certain subjects.

That’s fine, but some of these subjects are actually really easy to learn about online, for free.

In case you’re wondering, here is what they proclaim to educate students on:

Some students have also complained that the course can feel a little outdated at times.

While this might be true, it’s important to note that Duke actually updates their course with totally new information and resources every 6 to 8 months.

It could probably be a good idea to take the course immediately after it’s been freshly updated, if at all possible.

Other students have complained that there weren’t that many opportunities to interact with instructors and other students.

But this is a limitation of all online certificate programs, not just Duke’s.

Final Thoughts

There are tons of options out there if you’re looking for a Digital Marketing Certificate.

But you really can’t go wrong with Duke University.

It’s one of the most extensive courses out there, and you’ll learn everything you would ever want to know about the industry.

It’s competitively priced, and it’s perfect for working professionals with busy schedules.

That being said, it’s great for all people who want to learn more about this topic.

There are some minimal drawbacks, but all of the benefits completely overshadow any negative aspects of this course.

What makes this course worth it is the sheer weight of the information offered, coupled with the option of an OCMP certification.

What Local Lead Generation Brings for to Your Bank Account in 2019

It’s no surprise that the digital era yields a wealth of options when it comes to finding a way to produce an additional income online in 2019.

While corporate entities are struggling to find a way to demystify the internet presence and leverage it to their advantage – meaning to make more money –

There is a lead gen coaching program that is already helping individuals to do that very thing…

In fact, we’re teaching the same concepts that those large firms should be using but in such a simple way that you could turn around and implement your education for the sake of making money in your spare time (for yourself). 

Instead of trying to demystify the complex world of digital marketing, why not just learn from someone who has already done that and has profited massively from the very business model that they’re willing to share with you (for a barrier of entry, of course). 

If you’re looking for someone to guide you to the promised land, then look no future.

No, I’m not trying to pitch you here, and it would make sense that I don’t want to…

Even though I’m one of a handful of people that Dan – the mentor and coach of the same lead gen coaching program I learned from in order to now bring in $45k+ per month in genuinely passive income online – hand-picked to introduce others to this course…

The information has treated me well, but we want to bring in people who will seriously take action to make things work for them.

That means we’re looking for fast-action, quick decision-making people that are hungry enough to want something better than they currently have it in life.

We don’t want just anyone – if that were the case, then we wouldn’t be able to give the generous, liberal, and well-deserved attention to each of the flooding newbies into our coaching program so they can see massive profits and success for themselves (with proper guidance, of course). 

Why is this such a big deal?

For the very reason that we have the simplest, most profitable and time-opening business model and we want to guard the information from reaching just anyone – it’s reserved for the elite that wants to work hard and make a living while bringing true value to the marketplace.

To show you what we’re doing, take a quick look at these search results for a limo lead gen site that I’ve made over 5 years ago; it took me less than a business day to throw together and pays me upwards of almost a grand each month (see below):

lanslimo

This was made possible by the coaching program that I was introduced to while I was living in a run-down apartment in a downtown complex in Detroit, Michigan – and not that many moons ago.

The only reason that I’m doing so well is that I didn’t waste any time taking action on the information that I was able to acquire from my mentor and coach. 

Now, in addition to the comfort that comes from not having a corporate job – but, instead, having replaced it with absolute financial freedom – my needs are met, and I have the time to write a blog article (like this) about the things that interest me most…

Finding what the best solution is for a new and up-and-coming internet-based entrepreneur; someone that’s looking for a side hustle that can honestly turn a profit online. 

That’s not all…

Check out all of the other amenities that come along with the results that you can generate from our lead gen coaching program

•    Absolute Autonomy: no need to call in sick or ask for permission for time off because you want to stay home, take care of a loved one, or go to a ball game.  If you are looking to extend a vacation you find yourself attending; you get to choose to do that because you could be working for yourself.

•    Improve Your Situation: move into a better place, obtain a reliable source of transportation – or a nicer one, buy clothes that don’t have holes in them, shoes that keep your feet dry, and more.

•    Build Wealth: generate profitable, virtual real estate that you can rent to local businesses… the same people who set aside funds for marketing each and every month; you could be on that list of investments the company makes each month, and your identity to them can be “the bill that pays all of their bills.” 

•    HUGE PROFIT MARGIN: You get to enjoy minimal overhead and start-up fees while delivering results for your clients – the small business owners that local service citizens of a community or region – that help them to build their company’s bottom-line! 

•    Minimal Competition: Instead of competing globally in digital marketing – especially against international corporations – you can jump into a local market and dominate for a specific industry, thereby siphoning all of the consumers asking for help and funneling their information to a local company so they can have more opportunities to pitch their services and land deals. 

•    Wanna work wherever and whenever you want?  When you have several of these lead gen sites built and profitably positioned, you can live life on your terms.

•    Wanna quit your job?  With our coaching program, you can just about do it!

I’m not saying that you should up and quit your job whenever you invest in something like this.

However, when true Passive Income is an option for a business model that is staring you in the face, it’s probably worth checking out to see if it’s a good fit and something that you can run within your spare time…

After all, who wouldn’t want more income without having a second job in their day?

By the way, that limo lead gen site is still producing income for me to this day, and I hardly do anything to maintain it!  Take a look at it for yourself (see below):

limo

If you’re ready to make this kind of money – without adding a second job to your day – then…

CLICK HERE and let’s chat about what you’re trying to accomplish; serious inquiries only, please.  We’re making this available to those of us that are ready to grind! 

Harvard Digital Marketing Certificate Review

Getting a certificate in Digital Marketing is certainly a very popular option in 2019.

The real question is simple:

Which school should you choose?

There are tons of different institutions out there which offer certificates in Digital Marketing.

For me, the choice was clear back in 2014 of where I should invest my time and savings to turn a profit on the internet…

Stumbling upon a Local Lead Generation Coaching Program, I found a way to garner results from Free Traffic through the algorithm of search results in order to build digital properties – things I choose to call virtual real estate – that send me cash on AutoPilot.

Sound too good to be true? 

Yeah, I’ve heard that before, and my response to asking that if it’s so much fluff then how do you figure that I’m living proof that this works?

In fact, this blog is sheer evidence that the information is good and lead gen for local small businesses is a very legit method to building a profitable income online – with the option to have it so passive that you can continue to make money for years if you never touch those rented out lead gen sites ever again.

While certifications seem to make sense, I don’t have a single one from the internet, and I’m rockin’ and rollin’ – without a corporate $35k annual income gig anymore. 

Oh and by the way, because of the work I did in my first year, I was able to generate around $10k in monthly revenue – all in my spare time (after work, weekends, etc.) to be able to walk away from my full-time job.

Why would someone do something like that?

The answer is actually really simple when you think about it…

When your side hustle begins to produce more than your annual salary in just a handful of months out of the year, your choices broaden, and you get to be more selective in how you spend your time. 

This was the case with the lessons I had learned in our coaching program for lead gen.

For me, my rapid success level and probably (which I’m legally obligated to say isn’t typical or guaranteed) allowed me to choose to pick off each of these things I’ve wanted to change one-by-one. 

Let me know if you can find it possible to relate to any of the following things that you’ve wanted to end…

•    Waking up before the sun and leaving the office building after the sun has gone down in any given business day

•    Winter commutes – on foot – in deep snow, wearing a thin business suit (since that’s all my salary could afford) and no hope of getting a car because I always got passed over for raises and bonuses

•    Quarterly and annual reviews where I was simply told that I wasn’t getting any increase in my income when compared to my peers

•    My self-worth getting questioned by a supervisor that actually did less work than I

•    Living in a place that the landlord – who I officially label as a slum lord – would charge some of the lowest rent in Detroit’s downtown area but refused to turn up the heat; my guess is making tenants comfortable – or healthy – cut into her profits

•    Not even having enough money to go out on weekends to be with friends

When I got started with this lead gen coaching program, which I now am one of a hand-selected few privileged (and trusted) by Dan – my mentor – to share this business opportunity with the world…

I took control of my life and ran with the opportunity to change things for the better. 

Instead of working for 30 years and probably never getting to see more than $40,000 per year, I wanted more out of life and believed that I was better than the quarterly reviews claimed.

I’m very happy to have chosen the path that I have, because this lead gen site in Grand Rapids, MI is still providing a healthy and handsome monthly profit of $2,000. 

Check it out for yourself (yes, I’m sharing with you one of the assets that I had personally built back less than half of a decade ago):

tree service

Prior to getting started with this coaching program, I never imagined something like this being possible…

Also, I had the notion that the only way out of my pickle was to take a pay cut and go back to school – and I really didn’t have the money, nor the means or family support to make this happen. 

Now, I own well over 45 lead gen sites across North America that each compensates me for their own respective amount; to give you an idea, they range in monthly revenue from $750 to nearly $3,000. 

If this is something that appeals to you, then you can do this same thing without a certification. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about how I did it – and how you can learn to do the same thing.

For those of you that are still hungry to learn more about Harvard’s digital certification program, please read on…

I say that because, as you might expect, not all digital marketing certifications are created equal…

I also have a personal reservation from the wealth of internet marketing credentialing programs that I’ve explored because most of them teach you how to be an employee instead of how to take the information and build your own business and revenue streams with the information that they teach.

If those are your needs and you wish to pursue something like this, then I highly support and encourage you to go after your dreams – assuming that’s what you really want.

Just keep in mind that…

•    some digital marketing courses are more expensive than others…

•    some take longer to complete the training program (when compared to most others), and…

•    others might be more extensive, as they could be addressing (or covering) more subject matter than their counterparts and/or competitors.

If you haven’t heard of Harvard, then I seriously don’t know where you’ve been because they carry a prestigious name. 

That said, keep in mind that some universities are just more prestigious than others and a lot of them are getting on the bandwagon of teaching a digital marketing course.

Such is the case with Harvard.

Why Getting a Certificate Matters

But does a certificate even mean much on your resume?

Let’s be honest; it’ll never be as respectable as a degree.

A degree takes more time, money, and a higher commitment level.

It shows that you’ve put tons of time and energy into your education.

But a certificate is still respected. While it might not be as extensive or as recognized as a degree, it’s definitely better than nothing.

In fact, it’s a lot better than nothing.

Today, some of the most well-respected universities are putting tons of effort into creating world-class certification programs.

Employers and brands are taking notice, and they know that these certificates are the real deal.

It’s not just about reputation.

The most important thing about getting a certificate is not what it does for your resume. It’s all about the education that it provides you with.

You don’t need to get the attention of an employer to put that knowledge to good use.

A certificate in Digital Marketing can give you all the tools you need to make it on your own.

That being said, you might be worried about what a certificate really “means.”

Will anyone care?

Is a certificate something that people just dismiss when they see it?

Is it considered a “real” education?

If you’re worried about these things, then you should probably think about getting your Digital Marketing Certificate from Harvard.

As soon as an employer (or anyone else) sees the word “Harvard” on your resume, a little light bulb goes off in their heads.

Yes, it’s “just” a certificate.

But it’s a certificate from Harvard, which makes it more reputable than pretty much any other certificate out there.

Is Harvard’s Digital Marketing Certificate Worth It?

Reputation aside, is this certificate actually worth it?

It might look good on your resume, but that doesn’t really matter if you don’t learn anything useful.

Let’s break down what this course is all about.

First of all, it’s important to note that this course takes place over the course of just five days.

That’s definitely a big departure from most universities which offer similar certificates. The standard, normal certification program is usually a course that takes a few months.

Harvard’s program is five days long because this is actually a physical course that you attend in person.

It’s not an online self-guided program like so many others out there.

This program will demand many hours of work and study each day.

Self-guided programs usually demand just 3-5 hours per week.

The benefits of such a system are pretty obvious.

You’ll get it over with pretty quickly.

It’ll be easy to take 5 days off work, especially if you’re getting an education that’ll serve your company or career in the long run.

In this way, the program is still great for working professionals, even though it’s essentially an intensive 5-day course.

It’s just a different system when compared to other universities offering similar certificates.

From the course description, it’s clear that one big focus of the program is to keep working professionals up-to-date on the newest developments in the industry.

Because of this, you can expect to see some very new and modern ideas and systems being discussed.

Even though it’s only a five-day course, the program still strives to equip you with all the basics you need to develop a Digital Marketing Strategy.

The tactics you’ll learn focus mostly on collecting and analyzing customer data, as well as fostering customer loyalty and market share.

One of the biggest benefits of this course is the fact that you’ll actually be able to interact with the people around you, whether they’re teachers, guest speakers, or other students.

This is huge.

With an online course, you just don’t get that ability to ask questions and receive an immediate response.

If you’re someone who learns best through discussion and communication, then you might get a lot more out of a course like this.

This course involves a wide range of learning tools.

Over the five days, you’ll learn from a number of video and in-person lectures. You’ll also analyze case studies and articles as a class.

Team activities are also a big focus in this course.

By the end of those five days, you’ll have crafted a digital marketing strategy to fit your unique business goals.

You’ll have the opportunity to examine successful companies and figure out why their digital marketing strategies work so well.

Another huge benefit of learning in a classroom setting is the ability to network with other like-minded students.

You never know where this will lead you, and it’s a massive opportunity that can’t be understated.

That’s just an overview of the topics that this course focuses on, and the subjects mostly revolve around the basics of Digital Marketing.

The core curriculum is actually divided into four sections.

The first is Social Media.

In this module, you’ll learn about paid social, building digital communities, social media policy, and much more.

The second section is Storytelling.

In this module, you’ll learn all about content management, brand stories, and much more.

The third section is SEO.

You’ll learn all about this crucial aspect of digital marketing, including paid search, analytics, SEM, and much more.

The final section is Influencer Marketing.

Learn about content creators, influencers, and the benefits and drawbacks of these marketing systems.

Who This Course Is Aimed At

Right off the bat, it’s clear that this course is aimed at a very specific group of people.

While other courses might seem more accessible to a wide range of potential students, Harvard’s Certificate program seems geared mostly towards working professionals.

Yes, the actual content of the course is pretty basic, covering the “foundations” of Digital Marketing.

But at the end of the day, the short duration and the subject matter of this course make it attractive to only a few different types of people.

The course description admits that the program is designed specifically for Executives, business owners, and professionals.

If you’re a young student or someone looking to switch careers, this course is probably not for you.

Although, I am concerned with the target audience of these academic universities and research institutions of higher learning…

A vast number of them appear to struggle with making courses available for the working professional and allowing for accessibility to these certification programs after business hours. 

As young, full-time college students seem to traditionally attend classes during the working hours of the day, the field of digital marketing is growing but just happens to be so new that colleges and universities are trying to catch up with the craze. 

That’s probably because there are coaching programs – like the one I’ve learned lead gen for small businesses with, and had major success in – who seem to accelerate the timeline of acquiring such knowledge with the goal of getting their students into successful, testimonial-worthy positions. 

It sounds like an elite class of people that you could be ranked among if you can commit to – and complete – certification programs in digital marketing, such as what Harvard offers (as an example) but what will you do once you have that piece of paper?

If you’re not already being compensated by your current employer with the promise that you’ll be given a promotion or additional, compensated duties associated with marketing, you’ll most likely be among the other graduates competing for a marketing position with an already well-established company. 

Then the panic sets in that experience seems to be the most key ingredient to being considered for digital marketing positions. 

Needless to say, students in our coaching program learn – by taking action, following along, and implementing – by taking action as they follow along with the lessons…

Then they can repeat the simple process – which I’ll share with you right now:

1.    Build your lead gen empire by starting with one lead gen site and ranking it online

2.    Get Free Web Traffic generating and connect them with the ideal service provider

3.    Get Paid

4.    Repeat

It’s really that simple; so simple, in fact, that a vast number of our students have already quit jobs similar to mine to pursue this business model full-time.

That said, a lot of us still indulge in our free time because of how “hands-on” that local lead generation really isn’t. 

If I can get paid monthly for a project that I haven’t done any maintenance to for nearly 5 years, imagine how many other lead gen sites are delivering those same results – again, with little to no maintenance.

Now that you’ve heard a little more about our coaching program in relation to certification for digital marketing let’s get you started on learning more about how you can be in profit mode relatively faster than the many weeks required to obtain an academic credential by CLICKING HERE NOW!

Pricing

This course will cost you $5,995.

What Will I Get from This Course?

After completing this course, you will receive a “Certificate Of Completion” from The Harvard University Division Of Continuing Education.

You’ll also get the opportunity to learn from Nicole Ames, who is the instructor for this course.

She’s a known expert in the digital marketing world, and she has worked with big brands such as Ikea and Keurig.

The Bottom Line

So is this course really worth your time?

First of all, we need to consider the value of the course.

Money might not be an issue for you, but it’s still important to figure out what you’re actually getting for your money.

It’s a five-day intensive course.

This means that realistically speaking, you’re probably only getting about 40 hours of education in total.

This equates to 8 hours per day.

Compare this with similar courses, such as the one offered by Duke.

This is a self-driven, online course which takes 350 hours to complete over the course of a year.

This equates to about 8 hours per week.

You’re obviously getting a much more extensive education… and for basically half the price, too.

But there’s definitely value in learning from a classroom setting.

Sometimes, you can learn in ways that just aren’t possible with an online course.

For people who learn more effectively in a classroom setting, the extra cost and the shorter duration might actually be worth it.

But what really makes this course worth your time is the esteemed reputation of Harvard itself.

And it’s clear that Harvard knows this.

This is probably why the price is so high compared to other similar programs offered by other universities.

They know that their reputation is valuable, and the price of the course reflects that.

If you want to get a certification that looks great on your resume, you can’t really do much better than Harvard.

It’s as simple as that.

Does it justify the high cost?

Maybe.

Just the experience of getting to attend Harvard is something you have to take into account.

As part of the course, they’ll even throw in a free tour of the legendary campus.

You will get a rock-solid education, and you will leave with a very respectable certification under your belt.

For some people, this might be exactly what they’re looking for.

Local Lead Generation is the Most Profitable Education and Business Model in 2019

While not an academic institution, I still take in $45,000.00+ each and every month – whether I’m building more lead gen sites or relaxing and sleeping.

I get to have lazy days now because I’m getting paid for the hard work I had put into building a lead gen site 5 years ago. 

By hard work, I mean that I put these digital assets in place for a limo lead gen site in under 6 hours of dedicated, focused effort – and it’s still sending me upwards of $750 every month. 

Look at it for yourself, it’s still in existence in the capital city of Michigan (it’s called Lansing) – see it below:

lanslimo

The reason that this is such a big deal – and why I’m so excited to share this – is not only because it’s been a good business model to me…

A large number of my readership seem to stumble upon my blog because…

•    they are already successful and want to add another stream of income to their currently profitable entrepreneurship portfolio

•    they are newbies and wanting to step into the world of entrepreneurship but don’t quite have enough information to make a decision about where they should go and what they should spend their minimal life savings on

That last point isn’t a poke or prod on your financial circumstance; remember, I was there too before I found our lead gen coaching program.

The reason that it changed my life for the better is that I took the information seriously and took instant action to make things better for myself. 

The mentoring and coaching aren’t cheap, so we’re extremely selective on who we bring in to learn the step-by-step methods that I had personally used to make $10k per month within my first year, and – fast forward to 2019 – nearly $50k in Passive Income.

We like to speak with people before they join, so if this is something that appeals to you, then CLICK HERE to connect with me and we can go over whether you’re ready to make a change and whether this might be a great fit for you!

For those that are still skeptical, I want you to know that I can relate – I was the same way when I first met Dan (who is the founder of our coaching program and was profitably making a living in this space before piecing together a way to help others do exactly what he was doing).

Now for the glaring question: 

If this is such a profitable business model, why would someone make a coaching program if there’s a possibility that competition from other students will minimize the ability to make more money in lead gen?

One of the many benefits about this business model is that you can build this business by helping any business owner in just about any industry – and thanks to search engines, you can operate this business model in essentially any city that meets the parameters that we introduce to you in the coaching program; it’s all drawn out!

Additional luxuries that students – like myself – are enjoying when they achieve success include (though are certainly not limited to)…

•    Gain financial independence and entrepreneurial confidence out of the realization that local small businesses and the world wide web probably aren’t going away (or anywhere else) any time soon, thereby allowing us to run this Free Traffic

•    Appreciate the simplicity of the business model: duplicating what Airbnb, Uber, and other businesses have done before – simply generate buyer leads and send them to local service providers who already have a marketing budget and should be very happy to retain your services for months and years to come

•    Establishing a reputation of doing something worthwhile in the communities you serve: local business owners aren’t clear on what local lead generation really is and/or they simply don’t have the ability to learn the content that we teach in our coaching program; therefore, you have the chance to profit massively by being your market’s expert in generating revenue for the companies you service

•    Looking to achieve the coveted dream of simply working from home, whenever you want – even in your pajamas, if you so wish – you truly can select what hours you are desiring to work because you’re finally in charge of your compensation and work schedule

This is just a brief snapshot of all the plentiful, profitable joys that can come from joining our coaching program and linking arms with us while you learn the ropes of a business strategy that can generate revenue to last you a lifetime!

If you’re ready for a change…

If you’re ready to make these kinds of things for yourself…

limo

Now that you know what’s possible in generating revenue online…

CLICK HERE to learn more about how our lead gen coaching program can assist you in progressing forward.

Phoenix SEO Expert Coaching – Learn to rank your business

If you own a business in the Phoenix area, you know it can be a daily struggle to make your business successful. You are in a competitive market, and you are most likely facing constant challenges to find new clients and increase your market share.

To learn more about how to use SEO to dominate your market click here

The truth is to be in business today you need a high-quality website to bring in new customers, but even more important than that you need your website to be seen by the people in Phoenix that are searching for your service.

That means you need SEO (also known as search engine optimization) Now if you have had the same experience that most business owners to the world over have had you might have gotten a slightly sick feeling in the pit of your stomach when I mentioned SEO.

That is natural, more than likely since you opened your doors you have been dealing with SEO companies trying to pitch you expensive packages that will help “grow” your business (whatever that means)

If this has happened to you, there is a good reason why you don’t like the idea of SEO. More than likely their pitch went something like this.

  • You are required to sign a 12-month contract
  • They expect you to pay a very high monthly fee (because they told you it is the only way they can achieve results)
  • They can’t promise results but take a look at their website and see all their satisfied customers!

Now if you are wondering how I knew that it’s because I have heard the pitch a hundred times myself.

Here is what they are not telling you!

  • The reason they require a 12-month contract is they want to make as much profit off you as possible.
  • No SEO company can legally promise results because they don’t control search engines like Google and Bing so they can’t make these companies give you the results you want.
  • They can’t offer guaranteed results, but they expect guaranteed money from you no matter what!
  • The truly successful SEO companies are not focused on doing the SEO work they outsource that, they are focused on getting new clients for their business, not yours!
  • They will never put as much effort into your business, or achieve the results you would achieve if you took control of your own SEO process.

There is a better way.

You might feel trapped between a rock and a hard place, you have to either pay the SEO companies huge monthly fees and hope they can deliver what they promise or risk no one finding your website when they are searching for your service in Phoenix.

There is a third option. You could take control of your businesses future and learn to handle your SEO yourself!

Right now you might be thinking “I don’t even know where to start” Don’t worry just like you at one point or another every single person who learned SEO didn’t know where to start.

In 2014 Several local SEO experts saw this problem and decided to come up with a way to teach local SEO skills to their students.

Over the coming years over 3000 students have learned the skills needed to build and rank local websites in almost any niche.

Our students have grown into a community of local SEO experts. These experts help businesses just like yours every day.

They have helped businesses get ranked in markets big and small all over the US Canada and Europe just to name a few. Some of these markets are even more competitive than Phoenix!

At a certain point, the team that created this training realized a simple fact.

No matter how busy our students were, they would never be able to help all the local business owners in every market. There are just too many!

That is why they made a very exciting decision recently.

The training’s creators knew that there was a huge need for business owners who were tired of being trapped between not having their site ranked and paying SEO companies to try to rank their site.

That is why we are opening the doors to our local lead generation and SEO training program to local business owners like you.

If you are still hesitating when it comes to taking control of your business’s future by learning SEO, I understand. You have a lot on your plate right now, and this will only add to it.

After all, as a business owner, your average day is more likely 12 to 14 hours, the last thing you want to do is add more work! But take a moment to think about what you would be gaining.

What Learning SEO can do for your business and your future!

Before you decide you don’t have time to take control of your business’s future, let’s think about what you would be gaining if you were to take this training.

  • You would never again have to pay an overpriced SEO company.
  • You would know exactly the steps you need to take to get your website (or any website) ranked.
  • You would never again have to worry about your website and why it isn’t ranking.
  • You can guarantee your site will get seen by the people in your area that are looking for your service and who are willing to pay for that service!
  • With a little extra effort, you can drastically increase the number of people who will find your business (I will explain how in a few moments)
  • If you take over the SEO of your business, you have the potential to save thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars that you won’t have to pay out to SEO companies!

I barely know how to turn my computer on!

Don’t worry, we have taught people that were not only not tech savvy, but a few of them were also actually afraid of their computers! We will train you to step by easy step, and before you know it you will be an SEO and local lead generation expert!

In fact you can start right now click here to learn more

I already have an SEO company I love.

Even if you are one hundred percent satisfied with the results, your current SEO company is getting you. You most likely still have concerns. After all, there is a good chance you found this page when you Googled Phoenix SEO.

There are still a lot of benefits that you will get if you know the “ins and outs” of local SEO

  1. You and your SEO company can speak the same “language” when they do work for you they can quickly explain what they did in ways you will understand.
  2. You can “spot check” their work, and I am not saying they are untrustworthy it’s just good if you know how to confirm they are doing what they told you they are doing.
  3. You can drastically speed up the process of you getting your site ranked. If you like the SEO work your SEO company is doing, you can add to it or augment it on your schedule. This is basically like having two SEO companies working on getting your site ranked instead of one. 

But why limit yourself to one website?

Having your website ranked is good, but even better is if you have multiple websites that are ranked and all of them sending leads to your business.

How do you do that? Simple really, if you are like most businesses in the Phoenix area you don’t just provide services to the city of Phoenix, you also cover the surrounding cities and towns.

In our training course, we will teach you how quickly and effetely build sites and get ranked in each one of those cities and towns.

You could have an SEO company do that for you, but the costs would be astronomical.

Using the techniques and strategies that we have taught local business owners like you. They have managed to increase their business by adding addition websites in surrounding areas.

Some of our business owner students have doubled even tripled their business in a short amount of time with minimal costs!

What kind of results can I expect to see?

The answer to that question is simple if you are willing to learn and put in the work the sky is the limit!

We can’t guarantee your results but we can show you the results some of our other students who are local business owners have gotten and we can tell you they don’t know anything that we won’t teach you by the end of this course.

After learning what we have to teach you, you will be in a position to get results like this.

Not only should you expect to get #1 ranking in Google and Bing like this

lanslimo

But you can use the skills we will teach you to build other lead generation sites in other local areas and use those sites to drive even more leads to your business! Just think of these other sites as Digital Billboards, the more you have out there, the more leads they will be generating for your business every month.

The skills we will teach you will allow you to scale your business up faster than you ever imagined!

Why stop at just your business?

Here is a secret that no SEO company will ever tell you, local SEO is a lot less competitive than national SEO. The websites that get ranked are usually not great they are just the only option Google has. When someone requests info about a business in a local area Google has to tell them something even if the sites are terrible.

This puts you in a very powerful position. With this training, we will teach you not only how to get your website ranked locally, but we will teach you our “rank and rent” method we use to build monthly passive income.

Once Google ranks a local website to the top of the search engine, it tends to stay there for a long time.

limo
My Limo site

How long? To give you an idea. This is a website I built in 2014. It is a site for a limo company, Now the critical thing to know is that I don’t own a limo company, I just found a company in the area, and I sent them leads. They were happy to receive the leads and paid for them.

How happy were they? They have paid me 750 dollars a month every month since 2014, and I haven’t touched the site since 2014!

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Imagine what you could do with just a few of these sites earning passive income for you!

This is more than just a skill set you can use to grow your business it is a chance to be free of all the financial concerns you face.

  • Growing your business
  • Having regular income
  • Not getting robbed on your marketing.
  • Building passive income for the future.

You can take care of all of those issues by just taking control of your business. You can start today.

Click this link to learn more

Best 7 Social Media Marketing Training Courses — Unbiased Review

Social Media Marketing is huge right now.

It’s one of those skills you’ll find really useful in the current era, and millions of people are rushing to learn all about it.

Technically, it falls under the umbrella of Digital Marketing, but you can achieve a lot by focusing specifically on Social Media Marketing and not worrying about all the other skills that come with the broad world of “Digital Marketing.”

Marketing on Social Media is an extremely valuable in today’s market.

If you’re an entrepreneur, then knowing the popular platforms that the masses interact on are pretty much mandatory and a “need to know” in order to sell your products and market your brand.

For those without a company or brand of their own, their swift education and well-versed usage of the primary Social Media platforms can further make them an asset to any brand or company that they could get hired into.

Selling your social media marketing knowledge to the highest bidder can further help you to notice just how lucrative managing another’s social media accounts can truly become.

Your choices for employing these skills in a profitable manner can range from actively pitching prospective clients as a freelancer to developing a permanent employee for a huge brand.

Of course, before you do any of this, you’ll need to actually learn about Social Media Marketing.

You can’t just “wing it.”

Before I began dabbling in the social media aspects with a serious tone for their business and employment capabilities, I was already successful with a local lead generation for small businesses agency that I had started up back in 2014.

Basically, this type of business model has allowed me to leave a 9 to 5 (who probably laughed every time they wrote me a check for any portion of my $35,000 in compensation) because this side hustle was making more in 3 months than my entire salary – and it was coming in from part-time efforts. 

Basically, the lead gen sites pay me anywhere from $750 to well over $2k each month, and they look a lot of this tree care site from Grand Rapids, MI – that has been dishing out the goods for the last handful of years (check it out for yourself in the image below):

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For me, I see it being an extremely profitable method because…

  • People go on search engines to find something they know they need right away
  • Social media is a place for people to hang out – not to look for products or services
  • Lead gen sites operate on free traffic, which means no one has to pay for an ad online

There are many other benefits to it, but the gist of it is that I learned from our coaching program – and if you’re a solo entrepreneur or looking for a career change, this could be your opportunity. 

CLICK HERE to check it out, and let’s engage in some meaningful conversation over what it is you’re looking to accomplish if you were to build 45 lead gen sites (like I did) paying you nearly $1k to $2k+ in near 100 percent profit margins – this is the best business model for 2019, no doubt about it. 

Although there are some paid strategies with using social media to get in front of your target audience, the truth is that – unlike local lead generation for small businesses – you’ll have a long-term play here in trying to gain traction and attention for a good reputation that has people of your target market tossing your name around like you’re the hot shots of the community.

Luckily, there are a ton of resources on the internet that make learning about social media both quick and affordable.

Whether you’re looking for a free course or a recognized certification from an institution of higher learning, there’s a course out there that can be a great fit for someone hungry to understand what the best way to engage with your target audience might be.

We’ve narrowed down the options to 7 of the most respected and popular courses in 2019.

Every single one of these courses will equip you with all of the tools you’ll need to succeed in the world of Social Media Marketing.

Up First: Social Media Marketing by Wharton Online

Spend 6 weeks on this course, and then, prepare to take on the world with some serious Social Media Marketing skills under your belt.

Wharton Online is actually a digital learning platform which was set up by the University of Pennsylvania.

There are some similarities with this curriculum and others on the market – in the sense that Wharton Online focuses their content around the working professional, as in someone who is already gainfully employed and/or could have a strong expectation from management to be ready to handle the company’s social media presence upon completion of the curriculum.

Upon registration, your following six (6) weeks will require a minimum time investment of only 2 to 3 hours of weekly study sessions.

That’s a grand total of 12 to 18 hours to cover all the bases that you needed in order to effectively navigate the primary bases of social media and please the leadership in your corporate chain.   

Despite even the most hectic of schedules, this seems to be one schedule that nearly anyone can accommodate to learn a new – and potentially profitable – skillset. 

If you think this course isn’t ideal for some companies, there are other uses for social media than simply branding and trying to get some attention. 

That means that Wharton Online can better advise it’s students (which could be you some day, potentially) on some beneficial topics, including (though is certainly not limited to):

  • Social Media Marketing skills,
  • eCommerce tactics, and…
  • Digital Marketing (and helping to envision the bigger picture of how all the pieces fit together into a strategy that your company – or client – could benefit from).

More specifically, you’ll learn about…

  • digital tools,
  • advertising,
  • social targeting and advertising (which is a different form of engagement altogether)
  • mobile marketing, and…
  • influencer marketing.

If you want to learn the basics of Digital Marketing – with a focus on Social Media – then this course is definitely for you.

However, the deep divers and enthusiasts of Social Media Marketing (specifically) might not learn enough information within the confines of this particular course.

At only $585.00 USD, the University-based Social Media education has an unbeatably low barrier to entry that just about any working professional could appreciate.

Up Next: Social Media Marketing Mastery 2019 by Udemy

As the title suggests, this Udemy course focuses specifically on Social Media Marketing.

If you want to skip all of the “filler” Digital Marketing foundations and basic usage skills, then this course can be a great fit for you.

Running past the fundamentals, you can leap straight into specific aspects and techniques of the overarching concept (that this course was intended for anyway) in the implementation of Social Media Marketing for a brand and/or business to benefit from. 

You’ll learn all about marketing strategies with all the big platforms, including:

  • Facebook,
  • Twitter,
  • Pinterest,
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram,
  • SnapChat,
  • Tumblr,
  • WhatsApp, and…
  • many more that you may not have heard of (but would benefit greatly to know about).

Having served over 15,000 students since its inception, the Social Media Marketing Mastery (SMMM) curriculum has developed a syndicated vote of popularity globally.

Normally, you can happen to find a course like this promoted on special holiday deals at the extremely affordable sale price of nearly $10 bucks! 

A great example of an opportune time to try and snatch something like this up might be a Cyber Monday sale – which, depending on the time of year, might actually be a similar price to what you could find it for right now. 

The price isn’t guaranteed, of course, and I don’t own the training or the platform so please don’t quote me on this price. 

That said, I’ve seen it a few times in passing (especially over the past year or so) and I’ve noticed that the cost of this precious education has still remained relatively affordable.   

You can purchase your way toward over eight (8) hours of extensive, professional-grade training for extremely reasonable pricing.

You can’t go wrong with such great value; the education you’ll receive is all you’ll need to market successfully with social media.

That said, social media is truly a beast all of its own and the results that you could get from your efforts on this platform could be incredibly difficult to track. 

Unlike the methods that my company uses through local lead generatio – like a tracking line that records calls and counts how many actually come through, so we can know whether a campaign is actually successful and/or profitable. 

There are little tricks of the trade that are learned from a lead gen coaching program – with a method of capitalizing off free traffic from search results (which are also free) – that I used to break free of the 9 to 5.

This map listing is what the results of my efforts from the advice given in this coaching program for local lead generation look like – it’s a little, fun thing I like to call: Total Market Domination!  (See the image below.)

Actually having the financial freedom and spare time to investigate business courses (like these social media courses), and getting to write out a thorough blog post that helps you find what might be a better fit for you, is what I’ve been wanting to do with my time for a number of years now.

Thanks to this local lead generation coaching program, I can afford to help my readership by providing valuable information that I hope gives you what you need to make the best, informed decision that you possibly can.    

It’s cool; I’m happy to help!

Our Third Platform on the List: Social Media Marketing by the University of Illinois

I couldn’t resist mentioning this outstanding course that is brought to the masses by a reputable institution of higher learning: the University of Illinois supporters and avid fans of Chief Illiniwek (which was the mascot until it’s recent retirement by the school’s board of education – which still carries some long-standing collegiate controversy to the Midwest; yeah, these are the things you hear about when you spend time on social media). 

Respected globally as one of the most mandatory certifications for professionals in our day and age, this higher education course provides genuine quality information that is sure to edify even the most seasoned of social media and branding professionals currently working in the space.  

Since graduates have left the program with a positive reputation (as acknowledged by the extensive volume of high-marked reviews), you can be confident that your investment in the training will be worth every penny. 

Garnering a thorough understanding of Social Media Marketing (in parts, and in whole), the University of Illinois seems to have really pulled out the stops and crafted this course full of essentials – delivered in a comprehensive, yet digestible training schedule that you can work through in a sensible approach.    

The fun doesn’t end there, however. 

You’ll find yourself picking up some additional gems and knowledge bombs that broad stroke the Digital Marketing umbrella of theory and concepts, including the ever-famous buzzword: Digital Marketing Channels…

Are you not clear on what that word is referring to?

It’s cool; by the end of this course, you’ll be walking around your office with a confident chip on your shoulder like you know what it means to engage a variety of digital marketing channels to accomplish a goal (and which ones should – and shouldn’t – be considered for a particular digital advertising campaign). 

Analytics is another buzzword that is brought out time and again. 

One of my bigger concerns in addressing this includes the stigma that floats around by business owners and boards of directors that claim the numbers need to add up in order to make a sound decision. 

Let’s be clear, however.  The digital marketing numbers were made up by software, and those were designed by human beings; therefore, the expensive data platforms that companies tend to pay for really end up borderline lying to the people that claim they need a source for the information they’re receiving and can’t move forward without the numbers being crunched. 

That said, the right types of analytical tools for anything – from search results and leveraging free traffic to assessing web traffic and better grasping the current state of social media accounts – can make for a better understanding of how things are moving in the marketplace and guide the decision makers through trends and averages of what these tools can yield for the decision makers. 

Learning this will only serve to better your company and facilitate the reason that social media employees are compensated. 

Analytics are a big focus of this course and such skills can help in ongoing development of social media marketing strategies.   

One of the more exciting aspects of this curriculum is the opportunity that each student has to develop their very own capstone project.

This is something you can actually use in your own business endeavors – especially if you run a business for yourself or you wish to get a head start on a project that you were looking to push into social media anyway.

The catch to the varying costs of this program is that you’ll need to access the University of Illinois digital education platform and online system; since tuition and other factors influence the pricing of something like this, it would be a disservice to you to post a price when it could change in a few days or weeks from the time you read this.  

The Fourth Course: Digital Marketing Masterclass 2019 by Udemy

Sometimes, who is teaching the course is more important than where you’ll learn it.

Sure, this Udemy program isn’t taught at a University.

Keeping that in mind, what it does have includes two of the world’s leading and well-respected course instructors for social media education: Phil Ebiner and Diego Davila.

If you’ve been researching the world of Digital Marketing, you’ve probably heard about these names before, and the pricing can be competitively low – which is great for you – because it’s available on the same platform as some of our courses on this list (through Udemy). 

If you don’t remember – or haven’t read about the courses listed above – Udemy often has sales going on at various times of the year, and you might be able to pick up your very own copy of this curriculum for the awesome price of nearly $10. 

In fact, I’d strongly urge you to take a gander and quickly see if it’s still at that low price right now. 

Feel free to drop me a message and let me know if you’re finding something higher or lower than that – and whether you think this would be a good investment for you to make money from home with.   (If it’s not, you’re welcome to explore our lead gen coaching program.)

At rock bottom pricing, you’ll gain access to well over thirty (30) hours of sound education on tons of Digital Marketing concepts.

It’ll cover all the basics of Social Media Marketing that you would expect from a course like this, with the inclusion of primary platforms, such as…

  • Facebook,
  • Snapchat,
  • Twitter,
  • Instagram (and even Pinterest).

Want an awesome bonus?  You’re in luck because I know that the Digital Marketing Masterclass 2019 can better prepare you for other forms of digital marketing – that aren’t often thought about in the same field of social media but work very well in tandem:

  • Email Marketing, and…
  • Quora.

These are useful subjects that you definitely won’t find in every single Social Media Marketing course on today’s market.

Let’s tally up the value points in what you’re getting through this digital training:

  • several hours of education,
  • a low, low price, and…
  • top-notch instruction. 

You really can’t go wrong with the Digital Marketing Masterclass of 2019 (found only on Udemy).

Fifth on our List: Free Social Media Marketing Courses by Skillshare

What’s even better than a course which costs almost nothing?

How about a course that costs literally nothing?

That’s right, this course won’t cost you a dime, and you can find it on Skillshare.

Technically, Skillshare is only accessible by paying a monthly fee but remember to take full advantage of their free two-month trial.

They’re actually open to giving you more than sufficient time to complete the curriculum in this course for under the length of time they’re making a trial available… so be sure to do your homework and get through the content quickly. 

That should give you plenty of time to complete this course.

Actually, there isn’t one particular course on Skillshare that we’re pointing out for you to attend and specifically explore.

In general, there are simply multitudes of courses on Skillshare; in fact, some of them specifically address varying topics that hone in on Social Media Marketing overall.

Amidst the 15,000+ Skillshare courses you could look into, you’re bound to find information about social media marketing within your two-month trial (at no cost).

Further, you have the opportunity to expand your horizons by getting your hands on some follow-on courses that could better help you to understand the digital marketing landscape and how other platforms are used to bring in more customers to a business, for a product, or to have the masses appreciate a service provider in a particular industry, including:

  • SEO,
  • Adwords,
  • Email Marketing…

I’m always amazed at the wealth of information someone can find on Skillshare; the way I see the platform is that they’ve got it if you know how to name the general idea of what you’re looking to learn more about.   

For those of you that end up giving Skillshare a solid try and find out that it’s simply not for you, please remember that you can end your free trial to the platform promptly.

Our Sixth Place Educational Platform is: Social Media Training Bootcamp by CreateLive

When I was going to college, one of the things that I had always appreciated includes having a professor present (and in real-time) so questions can be asked when content just didn’t seem to click right away. 

I wasn’t a nerd or anything, but I really enjoyed having an instructor present for when I enjoyed the content and wanted to really grasp a concept that I could use later in life. 

However, one of the biggest issues of online courses is that they tend to gloss over some pretty important points; in the social media spectrum of online courses, one of those topics could be as significant as how to actually implement the strategies they’re supposedly “teaching you” and lecturing about.

It’s all fine and dandy to further acknowledge why Social Media Marketing is so important. 

Where the curriculum (across the board) could improve might be to pick up the slack with some students that…

  • Have never tried these strategies before.
  • Aren’t familiar with social media… period!
  • Are really hungry to serve more customers in their target market but just don’t know how to get the necessary attention in order to bring more customers to request appointments or quotes for services. 

What good is a course that advocates it can teach you how to perform a certain task if you don’t actually know how to make it work?

One course that doesn’t suffer from this glaring problem is the CreateLive Social Media Training Bootcamp.

You’ll learn how to actually pull off what some of the proven social media expert techniques are, and you’ll be guided by the experts themselves.

A total of 9 experts will be your instructors for this extremely hands-on course.

Topics include the primary platforms and some less than commonly spoken of (but, all the while, valuable) audience-engaging social media, such as…

  • Facebook,
  • Blogger,
  • LinkedIn,
  • YouTube,
  • Pinterest,
  • Instagram, and…
  • Tons more to help you with.

Keep in mind that this is actually a physical event that you would have to attend in-person.

For the low, low price of only $199, you’ll be able to attend 13 classes that are packed (to the maximum capacity) into a brief, and extremely busy, 5-day learning schedule.

Just in case you end up becoming one of their countless students that carry a forgetful nature about them through this course content, you’ll actually be able to download all of the course materials and lectures so you can follow along in the best learning modes that fit your personal needs.

Yes, indeed; these courses will be just a click away for the rest of your life; no ongoing monthly maintenance costs are involved just to continue having access to the information here.

You know what that means? 

Don’t let it go to waste; you’ve picked it up and now it’s time to dig in and get to work. 

Our Last Course for the List: the Complete Digital Marketing Course by Udemy

Yes, we have a third-party platform of recorded trainings on here – including…

  • Skillshare
  • Udemy
  • And others.

Sometimes, the affordable levels really make all the difference and carry some of the best information on the marketplace.

When you’re looking at a higher-ticket entry for a curriculum, it would benefit us to ask ourselves whether they’re really asking for a higher price because they want to improve the perception that their course is bringing the heat (when, in fact, they very could be lacking some things). 

I’d like to follow that thought up with the belief that this might just be the best all-around option on our list.

The Complete Digital Marketing Course (by Udemy) couldn’t be more insanely popular than it already is.

With over 70,000 students having sat through the course content so far, the program continues to grow, update, and provide more value as time progresses. 

Many people consider it to be perfect…

Unfortunately, it can be a challenge to find some unbiased aspects of this course online – to include a sincere struggle to explore any adverse or negative reviews about the company or the curriculum. 

I believe that one of the reasons for it being sincerely difficult to actually pinpoint any negative aspects of the Complete Digital Marketing Course is because the stellar reviews are all coming from graduates of the program. 

I’m not saying anything bad about the company – or Udemy, for that matter – but I’m seriously wondering as to whether or not the course content can stand alone if only graduates can have the ability to provide publicized feedback. 

As with previous statements about Udemy, you can continue to look for courses similar to this and attempt to uncover huge savings around holiday seasons or other times of the year – when dramatic price cuts are common and Cyber Monday-styled deals exist…

A good example of that would be an expensive course like this being made available for less than the typical price of a romantic dinner for couples.   

For this price, you’ll get almost twenty (20) hours of top tier education from some well-respected instructors in the industry.

What you’ll find here is a very thorough course that seeks to truly be a one-stop shop for all things social media marketing-related.  This course covers all the basics, for starters, including…

  • Facebook,
  • SnapChat,
  • Twitter,
  • Instagram,
  • Pinterest,
  • YouTube, and so on.

The Complete Digital Marketing Course doesn’t stop there, however. 

You’ll be able to stumble upon other topics not readily found in other social media training platforms, such as…

  • Email Marketing,
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – what is used to rank properties on Google search results,
  • WordPress (which is a website building platform—for those not currently familiar with it), and…
  • Copious amounts of other topics that can be sure to have exposure to, and training on how to manipulate to your advantage in the marketplace.   

The extra level of education is a nice bonus, as it’s actually relevant to the Social Media Marketing world but in different ways.

If you really want to learn as much as you can about Social Media Marketing in 2019, we can’t really think of a better option.

How Local Lead Generation is the Best Digital Marketing Training in 2019

It’s no secret that social media is popular and potential customers are on there each and every day. 

From hangouts to private messaging, and from some public and private Facebook Groups to liking and following silly posts and engaging videos, the various social media platforms can be loud places to try and advertise a product or service. 

Then again, if you can do it both strategically and successful, then there could be an opportunity to make some serious cash – either as a social media service provider, an employee that works on the social media platforms for a business, or even if you are a business owner. 

It’s hard, sometimes, to make a decision on where to turn to for your social media education. 

It’s hard to make a choice on where you can get the best bang for your buck – especially if you don’t know anything about the topic or what you should be looking for in a quality social media course from the start. 

What makes one social media training course superior to another, anyway?

Is it a finance-based decision?

Do you need one that is convenient and accessible through your already busy schedule?

There are plenty of courses on the market – some of which have affordable pricing – that you can jump into immediately and get your feet wet on what it really takes to make some magic happen in the world of E-Commerce and business in our digital era. 

That said, I still believe that Local Lead Generation for small business – which runs off of the Free Traffic from search results in the world wide web – is the #1 choice for training and providing value for any employee or business owner. 

If you’re looking to use the internet to turn a profit, then you can’t go wrong with…

  • Building web properties
  • Ranking them online
  • Profiting from the free traffic
  • Repeating the aforementioned process to expand your profits.

That’s the essential curriculum of what is taught in our lead gen coaching program; it’s a simple business model – one that Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, and many others enjoy working daily. 

If they can do it, then why can’t you? 

They had to have started some day and at some point in time; just like I had to start in the lead gen industry approximately 5 years ago. 

Fast forward to today, I have…

  • No corporate 9 to 5 anymore.
  • A luxury of money in the bank.
  • Bought my time freedom back.
  • Own a home (instead of a low-rent, smelly apartment that always got infested with bugs).
  • Have a reliable car (in case I want to drive anywhere since – you know – I don’t have an obligation to walk in the snow to a corporate gig anymore).

And I accomplished all of this by owning 45 lead gen sites that each produce about $750 to a few grand in monthly, passive income.

Where did I learn all this?

I’m telling you — it’s from the #1 top business model in 2019, and it’s taught the best in our lead gen coaching program.

This organic ranking image (see below) is a snapshot of something that I had pieced together well over 4 years ago and is still paying me some cold hard cash every month for the leads it is sending to the top limo service in Lansing, Michigan (the capital of the state):

lanslimo

All of this came from having stumbled upon a lead gen coaching program, where the mentor (a guy named Dan) showed me what it takes to make my first $10k per month that let me quit my job within 1 year of starting the course. 

That’s not necessarily an indication that anyone can jump in and make $10k that fast – there are simply no guarantees in business, and that’s it how things go. 

That disclaimer aside, members within our coaching program are achieving milestones like this each and every month; they aren’t all marketers from previous professions or paid actors, either. 

They’re real people that had a real profession once upon a time, and they made a decision to have something more in their life. 

Since they’ve decided to invest in our coaching program that teaches them how to build lead gen sites and profit from them through free search traffic, they also enjoy the following…

  • No Corporate Job Anymore: Work from home or anywhere in the world that their laptop and internet happen to be (and, it goes without saying, but a little electricity couldn’t hurt either).
  • When you’re the boss, you don’t have to arrive at work at a certain time anymore; that means you could sleep in as late as you want, give yourself time off, or even take a dream vacation; since this business is on AutoPilot (meaning, you’re not checking Facebook Ads or anything daily), you can just keep an eye on things from your laptop in less than an hour a day – if that – and enjoy your time off… like I do every day!
  • Real, Passive Income on AutoPilot – in the event that some of you are reading this and believe that there’s really no such thing as autopilot income, I can assure you that the majority of my 45 lead gen sites (which pay me monthly to this day) I haven’t touched in years but the checks keep coming in.  I’ll let that sink in for the naysayers.
  • The competition for this type of business is ridiculously easy – tons of industries and cities in which to find a small business that you can help by bringing them more customers.  That means that you’re truly making a lasting, positive difference as you make your living – and I think that’s something to be very proud of with local lead generation.
  • Ever dreamed of having that multiple 6 figure income but never imagined being able to be a doctor or a lawyer?  Now you can have the opportunity to build up your annual income through setting up multiple lead gen properties – and let them act as your virtual real estate so you can rent them out for monthly income.  Want more money?  With this business model, just make more offers to partner with small businesses who take the results of your digital real estate and cut you in on the back end of the deal each and every month! 

I know that it may be difficult for some readers to believe that such an income is plausible when they haven’t met a single person in their life that has an income of over $10,000 in a monthly basis – in gross revenue or net income – that also has the time freedom in their day to spend their waking hours as they so choose. 

Thanks to this lead gen coaching program, I was able to make that in part-time, monthly, passive income in less than a year — which gave me the freedom to fire my boss and live my life on my terms!

I’m happy to share with you the lead gen site that goes with the search results proof (see above) where you were privileged to notice the map pack and organic rankings – which are properties that I personally own – and I’m still getting over $750 each and every month for a project that took me less than 10 hours to piece together and rank for real results (see the lead gen site below):

limo

If you’re ready for these kinds of results, and to start building your 6 figure (or multiple 6 figures) annual income from your part-time efforts – which could turn into 7 figures someday – CLICK HERE to learn more about whether our lead gen coaching program is for you. 

Operators are standing by; I’m just kidding, I’m a real person and it’s just me. 

My time is limited – and so are the spots that are available in our coaching program, so this is for serious people who want to make a real change in their life and they’re ready to invest in a positive change for their future! 

CLICK HERE and we’ll chat it up very soon! 

Cornell University Digital Marketing Certificate – Unbiased Review

In the digital marketing era, people are talking more and more about how you can be at the top of Google. 

Business owners find their phone lines inundated with empty promises that for any amount of money per month they can get that specific entity found at the top of search results. 

In the grander scheme of things, there are very few people who honestly know exactly what it takes to build a web presence and deliver on the notion that they can truly place any web property online as the first result in search engine queries for keywords. 

After all, free traffic (or more affordable client acquisition strategies) is ranked among the best of ways to cut marketing costs and increase sales. 

For those thinking of starting a business online – or simply wanting to learn more about what it takes to get closer to that coveted “top spot of Google” – perhaps a certification course could be the answer. 

Unfortunately, not all certifications are created equal. 

Stop and think for a moment: who certified the first entity or person that gave a certification credential to someone else? 

I’m not going to answer that question here, but at the end of the day – they’re nothing more than opinions and third-parties saying that they think this person has met the requirements to be given a piece of paper for successfully navigating a sequence of prerequisites to earn this certificate. 

What is the best measurement of a certification?

Easy; can the certified individual accomplish the intended result independently?

In other words – can a Digital Marketer (certified or not) get customers through the door?

This is the very predicate behind my entire online business that has allowed me to generate passive income to such a high level that I can spare my days and hours working on this blog to inform you about what you’re looking for – instead of slaving away for a corporate gig. 

When I was chillin’ on a cold couch in the dead of winter in 2014, my Detroit, Michigan apartment was downtown and in such a low-rent complex that I often wondered if the heat in the winter was extra and no one told me about it. 

Even if I would have paid more to have the landlord turn the heat on more often, I am convinced that it wouldn’t have made much difference.

It was time for me to begin looking for an alternative revenue stream through the internet. 

Digital marketing had crossed my mind, but I never took it seriously until I ran into a gentleman who put together a local lead generation coaching program – which was designed around getting free traffic for the purpose of generating more referrals and opportunities for local business owners and service providers to close more deals and expand their bottom line…

To this day, that guy is my mentor and has introduced me to the very warpath that led to my raking in $10k per month – part-time – and the following accomplishments over the last 5 years…

  • Quit my corporate 9 to 5 “career”
  • Left the $35,000 annual salary
  • Moved into a bigger apartment – WITH HEAT FOR THE WINTER!
  • Actually got a car (so I don’t have to walk everywhere in below freezing temps)
  • Get to do what I love – learn more about business ventures, digital marketing aspects of generating money online, and what would be the best fit for a newbie to have the information about in order to make a decision about their entrepreneurial passions

If you want to launch your own business or simply want to make some side cash in your spare time, then this would be a great opportunity for you to keep reading. 

This entire blog (and others I’ve written) were intended to accomplish one thing:

I wanted to help someone who was in my shoes (from only a few short years ago) to have the information they need to decide if a business venture or online method to making money from home is really for them. 

I mean, I’ve been able to do things like you see in the image below:

limoleadgen

What you see here is the result of the things my mentor – his name is Dan – taught me these concepts long before I had even considered that making money with my laptop was a very real possibility. 

What I’ve done with his information in this lead gen coaching program, and with these lead gen sites that I have now built and own – which take less than 7 hours (in total) to position on the world wide web so they can continue to spit out cash flow regularly – is…

I have optimized these assets, what I like to call virtual real estate (like what you see above), so they can continue to present passive income to me in the range from $750 to $3,000 per month… just like this tree care site from Grand Rapids, MI — $2k per month and still working like a charm!

tree

They’ve been paying me for years and I’m sitting quite comfortably now that my side hustle has paid off, and it will continue paying off for years as long as small businesses and the internet stick around… and I don’t think they’re going anywhere at any time in the near future

That means the lead generation business model is here to stay!

How’s that for some financial security? 

The lead generation for small business with free traffic lifestyle from a laptop is real, and I wake up every day to wonder how I’m going to spend my time that day –

This is mostly because I get to enjoy not having a full-time job to wake up early and walk 3 miles through the snow unto

If you’re curious about this and want to learn more, we only have a few spots left so I would CLICK HERE to learn more, or keep reading and discover what else is available for you in the coaching program at the bottom of this article. 

If you’re still here and reading, then you must have a deep interest in acquiring a digital marketing certification of your own. 

Not to worry, that’s what this blog post is about. 

Naturally, authority tends to play a huge factor in considering where one is going to learn their skills from; and colleges and universities seem to be the go-to authorities for all things education-related. 

I get questions all the time, now, about the Digital Marketing Certificate from this, that, and the other entity. 

Some have even asked me where I get my information and expertise from – and the truth is, I invested in a mentor that taught me everything I know…

And it’s been a very profitable ride, I must say. 

Educational institutions or third-parties who claim to specialize in certifying students of their own tend to be more trusted than other for-profit businesses that charge ridiculously high prices and sell “perceived value” instead of “the authentic training of a high-income skill!” 

The top institution of higher learning’s digital marketing credential(s) that I get asked the most about includes Cornell University…

So we’re going to have a quick chat about what good ol Cornell is hoping to deliver today.

From an ivy-league reputation to one of historical significance, it’s no surprise that there is a lot of “buzz-feed” going around about Cornell University and their digital marketing certificate. 

More popular than I had actually imagined, I’m confident that it carries sufficient potential for prospective students such as yourself. 

Despite the branding of the institution, everyone seems to be asking whether this is a credential worth investing their time and hard-earned money into…

Said another way, is it really worth it?

What makes Cornell stand out when compared to the other options?

I’m happy to provide my perspective on this educational program, to include whether or not you should be considering it in 2019.

The reason people read this blog avidly is that we venture into the unknown and ask the hard questions to leave no stone unturned.

Why Get a Certificate?

Let’s kick this party off right and ask the legitimate question that anyone is asking in this day and age – when we have self-proclaimed “gurus” charging up the tailpipe for a similar education but they then deliver it outside of the walls of credentialed educational institutions of higher learning – as to whether it’s a good idea for you to get a certificate in the first place…

Are there intrinsic benefits to having that third-party piece of paper that announces to the world that someone else believes I’m smart enough to be hired?

Seriously, what benefits come of getting that credential?

To begin, I’d like to first point out that certifications are much cheaper than full-blown degrees granted by higher learning institutions (meaning, those above the high-school level of education):

  • No need to sacrifice arms or legs to fund the certification
  • For the price, certification carries weight in today’s era
  • You can side-step the tuition inflation of our society and streamline your learning process to get straight to the qualification phase of being seriously considered for employment.
  • Timeline to certification completion is much shorter than a degree with credits


That last point is key: people in our days are speaking more about time fleeing them and they wish they had more of it to do the things they want and love. 

Time is a valuable resource, and many would argue that value supersedes that of money.  

That said, if you’re a workaholic or a working parent (maybe even a single parent), perhaps a certification is a better fit so you can dodge the overarching degree requirements not specific to your field of study at the university level. 

In that case, who might be a good fit for a digital marketing certificate?

  • Professionals
  • IT Personnel
  • Marketing students or interns
  • Owners and C-Suite Executives who want to better understand how their marketing dollars are being spent on the internet through their “hired experts” 
  • Working parents (especially single parents)
  • And many, many more.

If you cannot afford to spend your vacation hours or leave of absence investing in bettering yourself through a degree-granting institution, then certification in digital marketing may allow you the opportunity to improve yourself and your skillset.   

Adding a certificate in Digital Marketing to a resume is never a bad idea.

When we’re in the era of the internet and everyone seems to be obsessed with wanting to know how they can use it to bring in more customers, this may also be an excellent choice for someone who wants to switch their career up…

If the aforementioned details illustrate you in any level of resemblance, then you probably don’t have the time or financial means to return to college (for some, to start going to college) for a full-fledged degree.

There may be some of those reading this that are in a different position and can, in fact, afford to handle both the financial and time commitments. 

However, does anyone really have the desire to face that level of rigor and intense education after so many years in the workforce? 

A friend of mine recently completed one of the seemingly easiest degrees on the market today – communication studies. 

In reality, he seemed to have worked harder than any of my science or engineering buddies with his research and homework requirements week after week. 

In any of the aforementioned cases, a certification program can supply you with the skills necessary to tackle a totally new career endeavor – especially one in digital marketing.

Of course, these are just guidelines.

If you’re not (and most of my readers typically are) a working professional, I’m confident that you could still qualify to acquire your very own certificate in Digital Marketing.

Some of my followers are young students with absolutely no life experience or college education.

Guess what!? 

You can do it, too! 

For those that are concerned about whether this can be a good fit in your golden years, rest assured that it’s never too late to return for a full degree (that is to say — if such a qualification has ever been a goal or genuinely appeals to you). 

For my Ivy Leaguers out there with your heart set on a Digital Marketing Certificate or degree, then it’s time to consider the career-building notion of reputable options like Cornell.

All About Cornell University

Are you familiar with the classroom setting and having to carry books across streets and sidewalks just to arrive at a smelly classroom from the students of the previous class that barreled out of the room as if the building were on fire?

You might not be in for a situation like that with Cornell’s educational endeavor to reach more prospective students from a wider cadre of qualifications and backgrounds. 

The Institution that actually offers this Digital Marketing Certificate is called ECornell. 

Never heard of it? 

Not to worry…

This is an online learning platform that was founded, developed and launched entirely by Cornell University.

Establishing this option in the early 2000s (approximately 20 years ago), they have expanded to now offer their digital-based students approximately 40 different qualifying curricula and certifications that challenge even the most rigorous of MBA-level required Master Degree courses.

Technically, ECornell is not classified as a separate entity or “Online University” in the same way as other, similarly perceived, or for-profit schools.

Instead, Ecornell is known as a “Professional Development Company.”

While not an Online University, the certification programs you’ll be taking here are taught by faculty members directly from Cornell University.

What about Admission Requirements?

Ready for some exciting news? 

You too can have a look inside of Cornell without actually attending (it’s digital, of course, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a view like this if you went to college for your Digital Marketing Certification):

In common fashion with certification programs – especially in the field of Digital Marketing education – you may not have the typical university prerequisites or admission demands to contend with in order to enroll in the Digital Marketing courses here.

Another great attraction is ECornell’s scheduling flexibility – allowing for working professionals to cooperate with Cornell University to achieve their Digital Marketing Certification on their time.

Do you need to connect with your peers to…

  • discuss topics?
  • ask questions about complicated lecture points?
  • prepare for exams?
  • complete group projects?

No problem! 

Under the ECornell learning platform, you can easily reach out and acquire the assistance you need the most. 

In each Certification Program, you’ll find…

  • video lectures
  • case studies
  • references
  • tons of other online tools

While the reputation that precedes Cornell is attached to the platform here, rest assured that it’s not so old and broken that dust and weeds are going to grow out of your computer when you log on. 

If you’re looking to connect with that reputation – or even say that you acquired your education from ECornell – then you may have just come to the right place for your future digital marketing career.

It’s natural to begrudgingly identify how a certificate is not, wasn’t, and never will be a degree of any sort…

A Certificate from Cornell University, however, seems to carry a nice ring to your audience’s ears in casual conversation – or interviews.

All About the Digital Marketing Certificate

The Faculty Author of the Digital Marketing Certificate within ECornell is Mr. Clarence Lee (see image below), one of the reputable assistant professors on-campus at the Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Under meticulous scrutiny and design – like all of Cornell’s Marketing programs were at the Johnson Graduate School of Management – you can be confident that you’re getting your money’s worth…

You’ll receive the same high-caliber of instruction and highly valued education from the same instructors that teach students enrolled on-campus at Cornell and are subject to higher tuition rates.  

While high class instruction is great, it’s still important to recognize that the purpose of digital marketing is to bring in more customers.

I know that I have been able to generate wealth through the help of this local lead gen coaching program where I could leverage free traffic to bring more local customers into a business — and they were ready to buy, too!

Just remember this as you go forward: will what you’re learning in any digital marketing training program help you to produce their desired result for your clientele?

The platforms and intricate technology utilized in today’s Digital Marketing arena is are the sole focus of this certification program. 

Therefore, you’ll receive guidance on how to properly strategically set-up, implement, and improve your reach (through systematic approaches) to garner more prospective customers through…

  • digital resources
  • mobile devices
  • social media
  • video and audio assets

As these popular and current methods of connecting with buyers continue to develop, the originators of the Digital Marketing Certificate curriculum at ECornell – Cornell University’s online platform for education delivery at a distance – the goal appears to be that their certification course will continue to evolve and update accordingly. 

Every single lesson in this course is designed and applied (with methodical approach) to guide and encourage the student – which could be you – to develop your own marketing plan of action upon the completion of this course. 

To accomplish that – and still teach effectively – they have divided the course into 4 main topics (or sections, if you will):

  • Digital Marketing Basics and Customer Funnels
  • Paid Digital Media
  • Owned Digital Media
  • Creating Your Own Digital Marketing Plan

Statistics of the Certificate Program

You’re probably wondering about what may be involved in and what is expected of you to enroll in, and complete, this Digital Marketing Certificate program.

Additional questions seem to creep up along the way too, including how long this might take, what’s the weekly commitment, and more.

To answer these and other questions, let’s briefly look at the following points of information that we can gather with our trusty, free Google searches (yes, I just said that):

  • Everything is accessible online (no in-person or live lectures are required)
  • The average weekly time investment of most students seems to be 3 to 5 hours
  • The guide on your journey will be a conveniently reachable instructor at every step

Including the aforementioned points and only a few menial, insignificant considerations, the average completion rate seems to sit at approximately two (2) weeks…

That is to say, this is time regards from the very first day of lecturing to the last assignment that the students will submit.

Is that not going to work for your schedule? 

That’s okay! 

You can enroll and take as long as 2 months if you wish (that’s not a gift from me, that’s really how long the course is).

You’re getting a lot for only $3,600 (which can be broken down into $950 per month as a monthly installment plan) from an Ivy League, Tier-1 Rated institution of higher learning, and very reasonable when compared to other certifications!  

What Will You Actually Learn?

All of this sounds pretty epic, right? 

After all, you’re here to learn but want to make absolutely certain that you’re going to get every bit of bang for your buck – I know I would if I were enrolling after reading through this article…

What does one stand to gain by actually enduring such an educational certification endeavor like this?

Let’s hit these enabling learning objectives (ELOs) one-by-one:

  • Be able to identify the types of “big name” companies in the field of digital marketing

Looking to get a great job after completing this course? 

It’s good to know the names of the companies that are working hard and branded for their quality of delivery on internet marketing results. 

Looking to start your own business with the skills taught in this certification course? 

These name brand companies do the majority of advertising and marketing on digital platforms, so they could be your competition if you’re stepping up to the plate here.

  • Be able to genuinely assess your consumer’s needs

There’s a reason that the United States employs intelligence assets across the globe…

Information is powerful and you can leverage it to help your clients get to where they’re going. 

Whether you’re an employee or entrepreneur in this space, the most important thing to keep in mind is that the needs of those you serve are paramount – and they’re the reason you’re getting paid to be present and work. 

What better way than to simply ask someone: “Hey, excuse me, but what are your needs with digital marketing? 

After you have gathered your own form of an intelligence collection, we move on to the third objective of this curriculum…

  • Be able to design a marketing strategy that can pinpoint your target audience

You’ll learn about all…

  • the opportunities you should be taking advantage of in the digital world
  • whether they’re websites or other, more fluid digital platforms
  • how to incorporate paid advertising opportunities

It’s important to know which marketing strategies and opportunities you should be implementing for your client, including why.

You’ll also come out of this course with your very own marketing plan.

This plan will take into account your unique needs, and your customers’…

  • interests
  • spending habits
  • social patterns

If you want an ideal way to reach your exact buyer in the world wide web, nothing beats the power of digital marketing – when you can get certified in if you enroll in this course.

What Certification(s) Will You Earn?

When you complete the curriculum from ECornell, you’ll have a Digital Marketing Certificate with your name on it.

This will be issued directly from the official and reputable Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

But wait… there’s more! 

You’ll also be entitled to 32 Professional Development Hours (Otherwise known as PDHs) just for completing the course – not bad for a 2-week trek toward personal development!

Is This Course the Right Fit for You?

This specific certification program is actually aimed at a wide range of individuals.

That being said, some people might find it a better fit than others.

Cornell makes it clear that the program is aimed at three main groups of people:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Product Managers
  • Marketing Directors and Supervisors

Concerned that your professional title might not measure up to the target market? 

Not to worry! 

Cornell University is happy to illustrate how the Digital Marketing Certificate course can work for…

  • anyone looking to test their hand at the Digital Marketing career field
  • people interested in gaining a better understanding of the Digital Marketing world
  • those seeking to better communicate with those directly responsible for Digital Marketing

Am I suggesting that the course can be an okay fit for just about everyone?

Pretty much, yes!

Whatever your skill level is, there could be a gem or a little something for everyone to learn at ECornell. 

Conclusion

Overall, Cornell’s Digital Marketing Certificate Review seems like a pretty solid option.

With a plethora of options on where to go to get your certification in digital marketing – encompassing price, rigor, and other factors – the faculty at Cornell University has definitely gone out of their way to help you look good on your resume with the digital marketing certificate they offer.

In addition, you get the benefit of being instructed by a respected professor (or several, if you’re lucky in your course session to get more than one person advising you as you progress through the material).

Despite the level of prestige stereotyped on the brand of Cornell, the competent instructors are along the walk with you and will be available every step of the way. 

You can expect to have access to these notorious professors for…

  • a guiding hand when you’re stuck
  • working diligently to grasp even the simplest of concepts
  • stepping up your game and diving deep into one of the topics of the course

Are you ready for the best part of ECornell? 

The Digital Marketing Certificate from Cornell University is available for just about anyone, including…

  • established entrepreneurs
  • employees of a big brand
  • even the fresh-faced newbie on campus

You’ll have plenty to consider and talk about with the knowledge gathered when you leave this course.  

Local Lead Generation: The Ultimate Business Solution in 2019

While the wave of the future is at most of our fingertips with digital applications and devices that we can put in our pockets now…

Digital Marketing is more than branding a company. 

There are things that I like to call vanity metrics that business owners choose to believe will bring them more customers – and they might, but they’re really difficult to track the success level of. 

Such vanity metrics like…

  • Facebook Page Likes
  • Instagram Followers
  • LinkedIn Connections
  • YouTube Subscribers and Video Comments
  • Google Business Reviews

These things can give a business owner some warm and fuzzy feelings, but how do these things seriously bring in customers? 

Instead of answering that, let’s go a different direction…

Let’s focus on something that is proven to work in digital marketing:

Local Lead Generation for Small Business using Free Traffic from search results. 

What this is encompasses a three-pronged answer:

  1. Establish a lead gen site (from scratch) and quickly make it rank to the top of search results
  2. Rake in “dat’ money”
  3. Repeat

Sounds simple? 

I hate to break it to ya, but that’s the exact strategy I used to build an empire of over 45 lead gen sites that are all acting as my virtual real estate…

Every single one of those lead gen sites is currently rented out to small businesses who are getting more and more customers every single month – and they’ve been paying me every month ever since I started with them.

I still have tons of clients that I began a partnership when I started the lead gen business model back in 2014 – and they’re paying me my passive income each and every month, like clockwork! 

It’s a liberating lifestyle, to be honest with you. 

By the way, here’s what the work of lead generation looks like:

lanslimo

It’s a pretty straight forward process to get your lead gen properties pasted up top – much like what you see in the photo above – to have it bring in the big bucks for ya. 

Did I mention it’s passive?

I really don’t work that hard anymore for the $45k+ monthly income…

When I was working a corporate gig in Detroit, Michigan, I was only getting $35k in an annual salary – and the only bonus I had to look forward to was a condescending manager that would tell me all of the reasons why “Suzy What’s Her Name” was getting the $0.25 cents salary raise for the year and I wasn’t. 

Thanks to the lead gen coaching program that I had found in 2014, I was able to quit that job after raking in $10k in passive monthly income from my side hustle of lead gen for small businesses. 

Is this to say that you’re going to duplicate my earnings? 

Back to the legal nonsense where I have to disclaim and say that nothing is guaranteed, and blah blah blah…

The truth is that a lot of people have duplicated my results inside of our coaching program – but they earned every bit of that high, monthly income. 

In addition, here’s what else people in my shoes have achieved beyond the financial compensation for bringing high value to marketplaces across this great nation (and some have even reached as far as building their business in local markets across the world):

  • LITERALLY work anywhere you want!  If you’ve got a laptop and good internet access, you never have to be in an office building again if you don’t want to be. 
  • Wanna quit your job?  You could do it here – like so many others have before you with this lead gen coaching program – and build up a passive income to fire your boss after it replaces (or even surpasses) your full-time gig. 
  • Looking for a side hustle that makes a positive impact in your community?  We bring more customers to businesses to help them thrive – what’s not to love about that!?
  • Considered you’ll be stepping on someone’s toes?  Most small business owners don’t even know where to learn about these things, and if they do then they don’t have the time.  That’s why they want to hire someone like you who can bring them hungry buyers – cash-in-hand – and they will gladly pay a premium to keep you around long-term if you can do that for them! 
  • Not sure you want to work in your local area anymore?  You can build lead gen sites and place them in any city and just about any industry that could benefit from more customers
  • The Business Model Is Simple: Connect Buyers to Business / Service Provider – and get paid to keep doing it!!!
  • High-Profit Margins: Passive income from free traffic, just get your lead gen site to rank and take your profit to the bank

Today, meaning right now, I have multiple sources and revenue streams coming into my bank account predictably… yes, that means AutoPilot and Mailbox Money (I don’t have a job anymore, so it must be real)! 

Those lead gen sites of mine collect anywhere from $750 to $3k per month; this is what one of the $750 ones look like – and it’s live and online today as a limo lead gen site up in Lansing, MI (that’s the state’s capital, by the way) – see it for yourself below:

limo

The results are real.

My story is real.

The coaching program is legitimate.

The internet and small local business service providers aren’t going away anytime soon (that we know of) which means you can rely on job security and healthy revenue coming your way if you are ready to hustle. 

Local Lead Generation is here to stay!

If you’re ready for a passive income of your own, with high-profit margins, and the opportunity to make a side hustle beat out your current monthly income, CLICK HERE and let’s chat it up about your future goals.  Serious hustlers only need apply; we only have enough room for people that want to change their lives like I did when I moved out of my low-rent apartment so many moons ago. 

Are you still reading???  Hit me up already by CLICKING HERE for More Information on our Lead Gen Coaching Program that got me free of the 9 to 5 less than 5 years ago!