It is always good to know whom to call in times of need but not everybody has a phone directory at home and for those people or families who have just moved in to the new place is still unfamiliar with different establishments present in town Here is a niche for you where you can get profit even if you are offline by creating a local business directory. Yes it is true that there are directories given for free, so you might be wondering how you will gain income out of this. Actually, you can gain profit from making a local business directory and here’s how you can do it.

Before creating a directory, you should be familiar with all the local business establishments existing in your town or city if you can, you can also add the existing business establishments in your neighboring town. Make a list of all those businesses including their contact information and get in touch with them. Make an offer to those business establishments to use your directory for advertising purposes. Most of business establishments are willing to pay for advertisements as long as the price is reasonable. When you are deciding how much the cost will be for putting them in your directory, you should consider the cost for printing the directories, the door-to-door deliveries and make sure that there is something left for you, after all, you are doing this to gain profit. You can entice business establishments to advertise in your local business directory by giving them discounts if they advertise in a longer span of time.

It would be best if the directories are printed and released monthly so that the recipients of your directories are updated. Some business establishments change their contact information or their location, and for some, they have special offers every month or every season, so it is excellent to be up-to-date with these changes. Constant communication with the establishments will give you updates and there is a greater possibility to keep them advertising in your directory.
If you have enough contacts and your first few months of delivering local business directory is successful, then you can start categorizing the business establishments base on their purposes and the nature of their business. For example, you can have all restaurants, fast food chains, burger house, pizza house and the likes in one local directory, and you can also make a separate directory for spa, saloons, barbershops and the likes. Having this kind of directories will make it easier for the users to find what they are looking for and it will give chance to different business establishments to advertise their products better using the directory because if they want they can add coupons and other freebies in your directory because their ads had become more visible.

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