A WordPress directory plugin or theme provides a streamlined way to create a local business directory for profit.
For the last week or so I’ve been telling you about a really cool plugin I use to build video-based affiliate sites in just a few minutes. But what if the affiliate marketing model is not your thing?
Maybe you want to make money online in the local marketplace. Well today I’ll show you how to do that with local business directories.
Creating local business directories is a fairly simple and fool-proof business model.
When you create a local directory website it provides a legitimate service for local businesses and it can generate recurring income for you. Google loves business directory sites so generating traffic and recurring advertising revenue is quite simple.
Before WordPress came along, creating directory websites was a hassle. It required a lot of manual labor — not only building the websites but then filling them with local businesses. As you may imagine it was quite a time intensive project.
This has all changed thanks to WordPress directory plugins and themes that automate the entire process.
Today I’ll show you a WordPress directory solution that allows you to create your own business directory site that focuses on any geographic area, city, state, country etc.
Your directory site can list businesses in any niche including lawyers, doctors, salons, restaurants, and so on. These small businesses get lots of leads from sites like these so you are doing these local companies a favor at a very affordable recurring fee.
So let’s have a closer look at an easy way to create a directory site using a WordPress theme called GeoCraft Directory. This affordable theme builds your site for you, propagates it with local business listings and collects premium listing fees via paypal in any currency.
It is all done for you in under five minutes and requires no coding skill.
Here are a couple videos explaining exactly how it works… (Use this discount link to get 55% off the price shown in the video.)
If you would like to generate recurring income with local business directory websites, you will be hard pressed to find any plugin or theme that makes it easier than this. Use this link for the special discounted price.
Again, your local directory website can list businesses in any niche including lawyers, doctors, salons, restaurants, and so on. Many of these small businesses will be happy to pay you a nominal recurring fee to get their listing on your site.
If you’re in need of some ideas for locations or business types for your directories, here is a free tool you can use.
At that online tool you can paste in a list of major cities on the left and a list of business types on the right. (See below for a couple lists I put together for you!)
It then spits out all the available domains. When you find a great dot com you can register it and follow this simple three step plan to profit…
- Put up a site using the WordPress GeoCraft Directory theme in under an hour.
- Order a few gigs on fiverr that help you get quick search ranking. (I recommend social signals and seo gigs.)
- Start contacting local businesses in your directory’s niche to offer them more traffic.
This is a plan that can be repeated in multiple geographic regions and one that many smart marketers and consultants have been implementing successfully for years.
If this is something you think you want to try, here are two lists you can use at that domain brainstorm tool… have fun!
Most populated cities list:
Popular Local Business Types:
this looks like a great solution for someone who wants to work closer with their community.
Jim, I’m finding that local Businesses are receptive to be added to an online directory.
Always good stuff from you Jim!
Yes Nick, local businesses LOVE free listings in niche directories. It helps them get traffic, better SEO and more traffic!