The Actual title of this post is: "How I Got 17,345 Visitors to a New Directory, 1 "Cease and Desist" Letter and a 10X Increase in Client Calls (With 100% Free traffic & So Too Can You)
but it was WAY to long for an email subject line :)
If you're interested in seeing the very first case study directory marketing article I posted about 5 years ago today - check it out here
. It has screenshots, and step by step directions on how I literally grew a brand new community out of thin air, from my bedroom, with email, one virtual employee, and built a web directory that is still up, running and a significant brand name in the niche - 5 years later today.
(I now have partners on this project and no longer manage it myself, even though i'm technically still the owner of the site)
There is no better time to build something great - and if you're interested in creating asset, and selling high end back end services and positioning yourself an authority or expert in a niche, this remains my favorite approach to making it happen - and having a ton of fun as well.