SEO guy wants to start CC business :)

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    Alexander

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    Hi

    Wanted to say hi and thank you guys for this wonderful source of information!
    I have NO previous carpet cleaning experience, but reading some of internet marketing stuff I came Joe Polish who is a marketing "guru" who used to be a carpet cleaner.

    After little bit of research about starting CC business me and my friend decided give it a try. He has money and 2 guys working for him already and they want extra hours. I have seo and marketing knowledge, so far everything looks doable.

    I will be spending more time here learning stuff and ask questions. In return if anyone has questions about seo feel free to pm me anytime, I'll be glad to help you.

    I have one question right now. Do you guys track how much business you get from internet, search engines, yelp, yp and such?

    Thank you!
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    Welcome to TMF.

    I always ask how they found out about my company.

    Good luck.


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    Welcome to TMF. I ask if I remember. Most of our work is referral. We have big red vans and a web site. Thats about all the advertising we do though. I wonder what would happen if we really initiated a marketing program? :)
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    shane deubell

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    You mean to tell me we should be tracking our phone calls?

    How come i never thought of that
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    How many new clients from internet do you get every month?

    More business? ;)
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    So your not starting a CC company, your just partnering your services with a existing company. Right?
    Where are you located?
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    I wanted to know if you ask clients where did they get your phone number. Referral, newspaper or google.

    No, my friend has a transportation company and 2 drivers that work part time. They both have construction experience and can do labor work. So we want to open new CC company, I will do marketing and getting jobs, those 2 guys will do carpet cleaning

    We are located in Bay area, California
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    shane deubell

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    this is nothing but trouble for me, i am outta here.
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    Xtreme Carpet Clean

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    Same here. You know sometimes "no experience necessary" just does not apply.

    Shane I'm diggin your new avatar. But I think the little fighting irish guy suited you better.
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    Is it possible? Sure.

    Buying equipment for two adequate trucks on the road: 100k
    Cashflow for 3-4 people for the first year while your not profitable: 200k
    Cost of doing business... Etc etc

    Not to mention it takes months if not a good year or so before your ready to run a CC truck on your own. cC isn't rocket science but there is science believe it or not.

    Why dont you SEO his current transportation company and you sell more SEO to other businesses?
    Why start a new business when you already have a business?
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    Fishing for suckers
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    Maybe or maybe not. I came to this country with $150 in my pocket, no experience in anything and bad English. Yet after few short years I can say I'm doing fine :) I had no idea what seo is either, now it's piece of cake to get a website on first page. Yes it took some time, but now I know what I'm doing. How is CC business any different? I'll learn it.

    My friend owns this transportation company, not me. Company works in maritime business, all accounts are already taken, they dont need a website or seo :)
    As for me consulting other companies, I had a try with one general contractor in Santa Barbara, his website is on a first page right now, but I'm not sure that I liked the whole "consulting experience".
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    Welcome to TMF. And welcome to America, where are you from originally?
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    Thank you Todd. I'm from Russia :)

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