This a very lucrative business idea to start at home, even during this period of pandemic and lock-downs.
In this article you will be guided step-by-step on how you can use Google Maps to actually create online business for yourself. This is a strategy that we love and have been using here at Geo-Appsmith over the years.
(Also make sure you read this article on how to optimize my Google Business listings because it provides powerful information that you might also require).
The good news is that this method will also work for you, whether you live in San Francisco, USA or even in Moroto village in Uganda. And you don’t need any special skills, experience or capital to start doing this. Anyone can earn online income with this great method, anywhere in the world, provided that one has access to a computer and some internet connection.
What is this all about?
This method is all about providing service by helping all sorts of local businesses to claim & optimize their Google My Business Page, while sending them thousands of new customers and traffic on their doorstep. It’s a lucrative business because Google constantly keeps shifting its algorithms to show more localized results and local business ownersneed to keep up and optimize their business for local search.
Google My Business (GMB) is the most important online listing for any local business. It drives the local business search results on Google search, Maps, Google Assistant (voice search) and more. Google My Business complements a business online presence by giving it a public identity and presence with a listing on Google, the most popular search engine in the world.
Just Follow This 3 Simple Step Process
The method we have been using to get businesses listed and optimized on GMB and charge $100-$500 for the service entails the following 3 simple step process:
- Find Unclaimed or Un-optimized Local Leads
- Create optimization report of these businesses.
- Contact them via email and charge $100 or more to optimize their business.
The 1st Step is actually to conduct a Google search to find businesses that don’t already have a GMB listing. You can find unclaimed leads by doing the search and compiling the reports manually or you can opt to use GMB Hunter Software. The software does the heavy lifting for you. The cloud based software finds the leads, points out the problems and allows you to reach out to them.
Whether you choose to automate the process or go manual, there are literally thousands of different businesses you can search within any niche including:
- Local restaurants
- Bars & Caffe’
- Gas Stations etc.
If a business has been around for a while (several years or more), it’s likely it already has a GMB listing and your job is to help the owner to claim it (and then help optimize it online).
The 2nd Step involves generating local listing report for all the un-optimized businesses that you find. This includes a compiled list of all kind of issues they have and how you can improve that. Everything, from presence on Yelp to checking if the business has Google Rich Snippets.
(GMB Hunter comes with a local listing checklist to help you in preparing such report.)
The 3rd Step is to contact the owners of unclaimed businesses via email and charge $100 or more to optimize their business. If you opt to use GMB Hunter you get access to some special done for your email swipes that you can use to contact the business owners. To learn how to optimize Google My Business Local Listing read this article Here.
If you have been looking for a way to make an extra online income, there it is. Follow the above outlined steps to be among the few people who actually earn online income from Google Maps, which in our opinion is the easiest online money making systems you’ve ever come across.
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