How to start an online dating company
This was his response: The best advice I can give you is to optimize the local listings of a bunch of clients.The more you "play" in the space, the better you'll get at teasing out the parts of the algorithm that really matter.I can't tell you how sad it is for many of my friends who grew up in a town they knew they couldn't move back to if they wanted to make a decent living. I had no friends in the industry, I had no idea what I was doing, how SEO companies were structured, or even how to do anything beyond what I had learned in college. I could have saved myself at least two years if I had worked for someone who could have pointed me in the right direction first. I had a few clients, and I decided I needed some help, so I signed up for SEOBook.I dove into blogs, but at that time I didn't know who to trust and read some really awful advice. There was a feedback forum, so I posted my super-awful website for Nifty Marketing. (I had The Nifty Way.com, and it wasn't until later—by some good grace of the heavens—that the person who owned Nifty let it go, and I bought it for .99 with a Go Daddy code.) When I posted my site on SEOBook, I got brutal feedback. But someone in the forum said something that changed my life forever. The few clients I had at the time were really small businesses in Idaho, and I had been spending a lot of time in Google Maps.
I started blogging, which led to guest posts on SEJ, and I attended a few small conferences, one of which was the first ever Local U. Fast forward to 2013, and I am a Local U Faculty Member and speak at conferences year-round. It's because I am passionate about the space and I am willing to share information and help as much as I can.
I know that there are many successful companies that haven't gone the way of solo bootstrapping.
At the top of the partnership list for me is Avalaunch Media.
My two favorite classes were a basic HTML class (that used Don't Make Me Think as the textbook) and a web business class for which we had to start an online business and make/lose money.
Naturally, as any true Idahoan would do, I started Huge Idaho and sold potatoes bigger than heads to people across the country.