It Happened - I Am A Local SEO Guru!

Last Update: March 28, 2019

OK so the title is very much tongue-in-cheek but it is official I have my first full paying client for my Local SEO business.

My very first professional meeting last night with a new client and we have agreed on a new website and also to straighten out their social media marketing. My first client is a local transport & earthworks business.
To say I was nervous about the meeting would be an understatement. It felt like everything for my future in this business was riding on me doing a good job.

Could I cut it with a "proper client" one who would pay me what I think I am worth to build their site?

As it turns out I really enjoyed the meeting, I am super excited to do an excellent job for them and I found out as the meeting progressed that I actually do know what I am talking about and I do have immense value to offer to my clients.

I can make a difference for their business and their online presence.

So a quick blog this time mostly to announce my exciting news and to say the most HUMUNGOUS thank you to our very own Jay (Magistudios) for your Local SEO training which has been the grounding for my new skills.

Also for your encouragement and assistance not only for myself, but every member of WA, I know there are so many of us that you help privately on a daily basis.

And so onward and upward as I build out my little web design studio and carve out my place in our community as the go to person for online marketing.

Happy Days Indeed!

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TheAdvisor Premium
Congratulations on having landed your first client! Indeed this may be a months old blog, but I know that this post hols value because I have went through the training myself-and it's pretty damn amazing!

How are you doing now? Can you give us an update with some kind of proof for further motivation?

That would be something awesome to see, thank you very much!
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Heidi.

An old post, but I'm glad I'm working my way through the backlog, because otherwise I wouldn't have thought to follow Jay. Thanks to you, that is now the case.

To return the kindness, might I make a suggestion? Why not become a Fiverr supplier? If you get some gigs, good, if you don't, what have you got to lose, it doesn't cost you anything to become a supplier?

Furthermore, you could put a link to your website in your homepage indicating that you can help people who are interested in online marketing. (I thought of this on the spur of the moment, so it's not a well-rounded idea, but you get the gist.)

Anyway, thanks for the post and good luck with it all.

Regards,
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HeidiY Premium
To be honest Tayo I am so snowed under trying to learn, building sites and quoting on new work I can't cope with anything more on my plate at the moment.

But thank you for thinking of me, I appreciate it
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ExpatMark Premium
I just read your March 19 blog about launching your business. Two weeks and you have left the starting box and leading the pack. Great job my friend!! Best of luck and continued success. You deserve it. I did a small site for a friend and another in negotiations. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mark
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HeidiY Premium
Thanks Mark, so far I am enjoying the local SEO journey.
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YumaBloggers Premium
Congrats on your new business, it's a lucrative field as your client base grows and testimonials pour in you can make tens of thousands a month off just a half dozen or so clients dependent on their needs. Set-up can range from a couple hundred typically $400-$1200 and monthly updating and content around $150 to $1500 a month based on the level of monitoring, research required, extended services, and amount of content.

Don't get bogged down though Like I did this past winter with paying clients consuming my time and interest in writing and pulling me away from my own content. Learn to outsource effectively and you can grow both businesses handsomely.
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websterg Premium
Wow!!!
CONGRATULATIONS HEIDI!!!!

Good for you. I hope this can attract new clients for your business. We are rooting for you.

Did you learn all the skills here at WA?
If so, this would be a testament to all of us, especially the new ones to WA, that it is possible, just put the hard work in.
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HeidiY Premium
Learnt absolutely everything from right here at WA.
I had built unsuccessful Wix websites prior, just for fun, but with no hope of doing it for a living.

The training here can set anybody up for success if it's applied. And I still have so very much to learn.
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SondraM Premium
Congratulations Heidi!!!!
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HeidiY Premium
Thanks Sondra.
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Stella2 Premium
Good for you, Heidi!

That's a great way to utilize your skills from WA training. Yes, Jay is the master at local SEO. Awesome place to get info and tips.

Here's to many more clients.
Stella :-)
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HeidiY Premium
He certainly is the Master. I feel like I have a really good base knowledge now, the learning will continue but at least I can get the job done for my client.
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TheCatherine Premium
well done Heidi I'm so pleased to you. I'm sure it's the first of many
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HeidiY Premium
Thanks Catherine, it's a good start :)
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GlenPalo Premium
That is a lot of awesomeness, Heidi! Onward and upward!
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HeidiY Premium
It does feel pretty awesome that's for sure Glen.
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ByKingston Premium
Absolutely amazing news! I love the growth available here not just within the platform and training, but what we can take with us into other aspects and utilize to further our success. Congrats on your new client and hopes for more to come soon after!
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HeidiY Premium
The training here is certainly multi-dimensional Valerie. There are just so many ways you can go within this line of business. SOmething for everyone no doubt.

Thank you for the congrats.
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MMoncur Premium
Awesome Heidi!! Great news :)

Max
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HeidiY Premium
Thanks Max, time to get to work on it.
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hummingbyrd Premium
Big Congrats Heidi ! I agree with you regarding Jay @magistudios. His webinars are so detailed I have to watch them 2-3 times to get everything down.
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HeidiY Premium
So very true Jay, I think I have watched one of the SEO webinars about 3 times now, and then bits and pieces of it over again just to make sure I really understood it.

So much knowledge and we are so very fortunate to have mentors of such high calibre here to teach us and provide a sign posted path to success.
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StunningBell Premium
Wow, congratulations. Great job. Keep it p.
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HeidiY Premium
Thank you.
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MikeAdkins Premium
fanbloodytastic!
Well done you, I love to hear such positive news.

Regards Mike
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HeidiY Premium
Thanks Mike, that's exactly how I feel about it.
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AHost-Madsen Premium
YAY! So happy for you Heidi!! xo
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HeidiY Premium
Thanks Amy, it's been 12 months in the making. It sure feels good to actually secure some work.
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