My first $1,100 dollar day!

Last Update: August 03, 2013

I'm approaching my 3rd month being a member of wealthy affiliate and out of the blue I get a call from a lady that needs hardwood flooring installed at her house.

She left a message saying that she got my number from my website.

Let me start with a little explanation. When I started at Wealthy Affiliate I built a super quick website explaining that I am an experienced contractor that is new to the area and wanted to bring my business closer to my new home. Currently I have A contracting business that is flourishing in a town that is about a hour away. The commute has been killing me and efficiency is important to me so spending 12 hours a week in the car is definitely not the best use of my time.

So my super quick website explained my circumstance and my desire to specialize my skill only installing hardwood flooring close to home.

Then it happened I got the call, went out on the estimate and I sold the job. The job sold for $1100 dollars and will take about a day to complete.

Not to shabby for A website that only has 3 pages "about us, home, and how it works."

Wealthy Affiliate gave me the idea of niche marketing and that's basically what I did. Contracting usually deals with many different types of jobs which requires a great deal of planning. If I can specialize in the services my company offers I will be able to triple my current income this year.

SO if you have services you would like to offer look around w.a. and local marketing wabinars provided by magistudios they are excellent resources.

Take a good look at what you maybe able to offer your area. Chances are you could cash in.

Godspeed

-Mike

Thank you Wealthy Affiliate community.

My super simple website that took 1 hour to create. http://grandblanchardwoodfloorcontractor.com/

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MStroz Premium
Is this your website?
http://yankeefloors.com/about_yankee_hardwood_floors

This one is not found...
http://grandblanchardwoodfloorcontractor.com/

Hoping to create, not copy, a similar site for myself.
All the Best!
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brightspark Premium
This is an experience with a difference. Local marketing, keep up the good job.
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DLansing Premium
Nice
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JJordie Premium
Good for you.
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jojoleong Premium
good job! Keep moving... Practice make permanent!
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Am I the only one that can´t get into the site? My browser sais that "there is no webpage on this server"?
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Faraz Ahmed Premium
Congratulations! Hats off to you.
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wealthwoman Premium
Congratulations!
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annikaerbe Premium
That's a great story!
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Brightgirl Premium
Congratulations! This is very inspiring!
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Keep it simple stupid! That really worked for you. Very direct and to the point got to love that!

Has it kept working for you since?
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jearl Premium
I like it as I to am in the contacting business
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Door lady Premium
I applaud your success, salute you, where network marketing, met you was my good fortune!
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BradCrystalW Premium
I am glad I found you! What an awesome write up. This gives me some ideas.

Thank You for the inspiring story.

Brad
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RC2021 Premium
I'm a little late but congratulations! Hopefully by this time you've experienced several $1,100 days! Wishing you continued success
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famous Premium
I remember your story a few months ago. You inspired me so much I made one for my little tourist beach town in Costa Rica. I make good money with it. I agree with you. Go local right away for immediate money. www.expensetamer.com
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betcha Premium
Wow, Wayne. I am so happy for you. That's a great website you have. Hope I could do something local someday, too. More blessings to you!
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MarkMarkets Premium
Awesome Mike! Appreciate you sharing that with us.
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Schola Premium
Thanks for sharing and following. This is encouraging. Best!
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nancykaye Premium
Thank you for following me. That's a great blog and I'm very happy for your success. It is a great way for a small business to grow. Keep at it.
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Al 5X Premium
Great idea Mike, pretty simple website.
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome! Even a small site can be profitable.
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redheaded1 Premium
I am so very happy for you. Just moved home the first month of June & I am a Reiki Master/Practitioner. I think I will do that as well. While building my Website Empire! lol Thanks for sharing and bless you & yours and your new life...Thanks for the motivation~
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mschneeder Premium
thanks Red, what is Reiki?
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skyhorse Premium
Wow. That is awesome.
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nancykaye Premium
That was a great blog. It was well written, real and right to the point. I am happy for your win.
And you are an inspiration to small businesses. I think after you've really mastered
this you could open up a second website to pull in contractors and similar small businesses to either join WA or to set up similar websites for them.
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annew43 Premium
Well done, thanks for sharing
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Wow that is awesome!
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Paul Dean Premium
I've just stopped producing $1,000+ websites for people because of things like this. So many decent themes are available for free within WP and you'd probably be the first to say Mike, that this is one of the less exotic ones. Yet it works immediately.

It just goes to show it's not the wrapping that sells, it's the product itself. Great work and good luck getting some more.

I've stopped charging big money for personally designed sites because I now question the ethics of doing so.
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KMF Premium
Wow, great job :) Good luck :)
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eldie Premium
Excellent work Mike! Nice hardwood. Wish I got that in my house :)
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PeetJG Premium
Congratulations. Very effective site!
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Lee Gamelin Premium
Bravo, Mike! I hope you succeed beyond your dreams. Lee
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yasin Premium
Good Job !
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davidknight Premium
Awesome story thanks for sharing.
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betcha Premium
Wow, Mike! I am so happy for your achievement. You have made WA work for you and now you are harvesting the fruits of your labor. More blessings to you and your family.
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Eddie C Premium
This is awesome. Glad it has worked out and definitely more success will be coming to you. You may want to focus also on customer's review or comments on your services through your website. This will build confidence on future clients. Just encourage your clients to do so and trust me, if the service was great, they will happily do this for you.
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VapeMan Premium
Great news! I hope they write an excellent review and increase your business!
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bluejay18 Premium
Wonderful keep up the good work!
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sidekick Premium
Congrats! That's great! That's for sharing!
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thys Premium
I just love Local Marketing! It really seems like the only thing that is guaranteed to work. One suggestion for your home page - Instead of calling it HOME (at the title ), rather title your page as "Do you want to save on your hardwood flooring?". And add more spaces between your first paragraph. Great site, well done!
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chricald Premium
Let me ask you a question, looks like the name you used was not targeted by any niche traffic keywords but just the name of your business. I debating about how to promote the business I am now involved in to try and get some traffic! Any suggestions?
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mschneeder Premium
Well I did target keywords. Grand Blanc is the city I live in and hardwood floor contractor
is my root keyword. So If someone is searching for a contractor that does hardwood flooring they would search a term like grand Blanc mi. hardwood flooring contractor. That was my aim. My companies name is Grand Blanc hardwood. I did keyword research to find out what the most used terms were. I hope this helps.
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caylynn Premium
Fantastic Mike! it can only get better when your job is finished and your client is happy to add a personal comment of endorsement. Wish I lived local in Grand Blanc, MI, still have 49 soft of ceramic to get on the bathroom floor. ^_~1731/8/4
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TheApril Premium
Not too shabby!
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Visions Premium
That's is so cool! Congratulations. Keep up the great work.
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That is Fantastic. Love to hear these success stories!
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WriterLynn Premium
I would add a page/blog post from time to time, maybe with testimonials and pics from the jobs you do.

Maybe share some of your knowledge about different wood floorings,etc. How to care for wood floors, etc.

You could even blog about your take on industry news and any specials you offer so that Google sees fresh content coming from your site.

It is good to add content. They don't have to be lengthy posts.


Jay has does several webinars regarding Local business websites


https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/local-marketing-client-acquisition-by-not-selling


https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/local-ranking-blueprint


https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/live-local-case-study-from-research-to-local-rank


https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/citations-for-local-marketing-rankings
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WriterLynn Premium
Oh sorry......I just saw your post at the very bottom about Jay's webinars being helpful. I should have checked all the comments first.
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BIS Premium
Many congratulations - that's great
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Freedomseekr Premium
Awesome to hear! Just goes to show what a website can do for a local business. Keep up the great work!
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Johnson Premium
Great job Mike I'm happy for you. I remember when you started your business venture with WA. Great work and keep it up.
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MikeyB Premium
Fantastic, great to hear well done.....Go Mike!!
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Jenna7 Premium
That is awesome!
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Ethan Glover Premium
Congrats man!
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stadium Premium
Great thing to hear
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DanaB Premium
Congratulations Mike! It just goes to show people do not always look for the big over-whelming websites when making a purchase. They just want an experienced "local" contractor and a bit of information.

I bet if you spent about 1/2 hour more on that site and display your work of the $1100 job when you are done that site will REALLY bring in the business. Specially after your new customer leaves her review about your work!

Great job!
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lizonline Premium
Well done Mike. :)
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Sherion Premium
Congrats! That is a good way to work your business.
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cm8719 Premium
That's great, congrats!
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Bawani Naidu Premium
congratulations and wishing you many more such opportunity to come...!
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normantay Premium
This is wonderful news.
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DonnaJ Premium
Wonderful :)
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DAMRICH Premium
That's awesome Mike! you even managed ranked on the third page of a random search I did here in little old New Zealand!! congratulations and well done, here's to the future!!! Cheers :-)
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mschneeder Premium
WOW, that's incredible. Maybe ill be installing a floor near you soon. lol thanks
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MargaretY Premium
Great achievement, Mike. Congratulations. This is real encouragement and an excellent example for the rest of us. With best wishes for your continued success.
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andre.ramos Premium
Very good to know, I'm going to start local marketing in a few months when I relocate. Congratulations.
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lo24x7 Premium
Wow! awesome job! So happy for you.
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A-Jay Premium
Well done!!!
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Giorgio7 Premium
Wow,with just a simple direct,non fluff website..Cool.I'm certain you'll get more customers,via referrals/word of mouth.
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TravelHacker Premium
Wow! Good for you :)
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xcfastdude Premium
That's so awesome! Congrats I'm really happy for you!
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cena1975 Premium
Well done Mike! Congrats and keep the earning coming. Happy for you bro. :)
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Lydia C Premium
Well done Mike, I might try and convince my husband to do the same for his window and door repair business. He spends so much time and money travelling out of the area for jobs. Well done again!
Cheers
Lydia
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RubySunsets Premium
That's amazing!! Congratulations on your successes! That is not bad at all = )
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rocktivity Premium
Yeah, and multiply that 12 hours a week by the price of a gallon of gas these days. Hope this is the start of something big!
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mschneeder Premium
No kidding, last months fuel cost was $800 smackers. Thanks for the well wishes!
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AnnieB Premium
Excellent news Mike. I'm very happy for you. You are off and running now!
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mschneeder Premium
Thanks Annie.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome stuff Mike, these are the stories I love to hear! Congrats on your new client, the local aspect does work and will continue to lead to more and more business with you. You may even want to consider building out your local presence going forward or even consider offering your local services to other companies (perhaps not your competition though lol).

Again, congrats man!
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mschneeder Premium
Thanks Kyle, things are going swimmingly so far. I couldn't have done it without you or the community. I am excited for what the future brings.
Next step making money in my underpants! Thanks again for everything.
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Rick Jantz Premium
Great job and congratulations. Make sure you check out Jay's Wabinars about local marketing, might be a nice fit for you. Good thing for all of us to remember.
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mschneeder Premium
Thanks Rick, Jay's wabinars were a big help. He is a wonderful resource.
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