David FavorLinux/WordPress Savant + Super Food Alchemist

Started my first business in 1974, been going strong since. My business portfolio is varied. Recent focus has been setting up 10,000+ reqs/sec WordPress sites. Most hosting companies can barely make 10 reqs/sec. Anyone expert who tells you "WordPress is slow"... Do a 180 + run, as likely their incompetence is pervasive. For example, SERP Shaker WordPress sites I've been setting up recently clock in at 7,000+ reqs/sec. In November + December 2014, one of my clients ran sustained traffic, all day, every day of 100,000+ unique visitors/second on a $100/month dedicated server machine at a load of 5%-10% of capacity. If you site is slow remember, site speed depends primarily on the tuning of the server machine where your site is running.

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You don't require investors, you require customers.

I know many people running this type of business.

Startup cost is $0.

Well, whatever your site hosting costs every month.

Best starting point is just to research other Medical + Dental Tourism companies. Clone what they do.

Pay your time generating clients, not looking for investors... which you don't require... which will ask for a large chunk of your business... and likely won't talk with you, if you're just starting.

Intone this mantra all day long...

Customer not Investors...

Customer not Investors...

Customer not Investors...

Mailing or door hanging of fridge magnet with lawn tips, which match up with services you offer.

Surprising how few people use magnets... which produce...

4745 impressions/year/person in household...

Cost is $1/magnet - magnet production + mailing cost, both of which are handled by magnet manufacturing company... so zero work on your part.

If you really are a true influencer, then people will contact you with offers/post they will pay for your posts.

Better to work on you influence (building large followings) than go after uneducated small businesses.

Time invested building audience will pay off way more than time invested educating uneducated people.

Best to always focus on highest net return work.

You question requires some clarification, as it unclear if you're trying to reach a target audience of a specific type of freelancer or you're a freelancer desiring to reach a target audience of potential clients.

I'm guessing your a Freelancer looking for clients, by the 2nd line of your question...

This is super easy.

Give talks at https://Meetup.com events, conferences, anywhere people in your niche meet.

You can also contribute to places like Experts Exchange.

Tip: If you can say something like I'm in the top 100 EE posters, this sets you apart into a different class of human.

Speaking at WordCamp events is great also. You just somehow associate your expertise with WordPress + you have a built in speaking circuit.

Tip: If you can reach the right people who... require your expertise + are dripping in free cash, you too will be a 6-7 Figure Freelancer.

The trick is finding the right people.

Speaking from stage to small or large groups is hands down the best way to attract high dollar clients.

Setup your business as a pass through.

You run the transactions + charge a fee.

Likely, for the businesses you mention, they'd be happy to pay a premium fee... as you will be the only payment processor to accept their transactions.

You can easily search online + find individuals running Solo companies (0 employees) making 6-7 figures/year doing this.

Just find a few.

Pattern your business after theirs.

You must be very careful with this, if you're in the US.

Several Congressional committees + DOJ + FTC are all considering how to penalize people producing technology aimed at creating fake news.

If you're smart enough to create this level of tech, you might prefer focusing your effort into some tech which is... under less scrutiny right now... as most folks guess there will be some sort of laws passed about this + no one has a clue about jail sentences the Judiciary will associate with this new set of laws.

Udemy is fine + I've had far better sales doing my own leadgen, marketing, sales than relying on Udemy.

There are so many ways to find good niches + do effective leadgen for various niches.

I'd say book hour calls with many experts + just take a deep poll of how people accomplish their leadgen, marketing, sales.

Also... very important... stick with markets where you already have affinity.

Dan Kennedy's + Bill Glazer's books will likely help with the basics.

Likely best to just hire a bunch of hour calls with various people.

For me, hands down best leadgen is doing live talks.

https://Meetup.com events.

Related industry or tech conferences.

Normally you can put in a speaker application + if you're topic is interesting, attendees will vote to allow you to speak.

Speaking to a target rich environment is like fishing with dynamite. You'll bring in a huge haul every time.

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