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Rank no.126-WSI Digital Marketing-US

Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur-Rank no.126- WSI Digital Marketing-US


Products & Services: Internet services

Number of Locations: 1,000

Total Investment: $64.34K – 171.64K

Founded: 1995

Began Franchising: 1996

About WSI Digital Marketing

WSI Internet, founded in 1995, has a network of consultants that spreads across more than 87 countries and six continents, providing Internet services to small- and medium-sized businesses. WSI Internet is based in Toronto, Ontario, and has been franchising since 1996.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 377 65 556 2
2012 442 80 580 2
2011 486 83 602 2
2010 574 80 576 2
2009 699 83 686 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Mexico, South America, Western Europe.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $64,350 – $171,650
Franchise Fee: $49,700 – $147,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements

Net Worth: $68,000 – $82,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000


Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 7 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Marketing materials

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #126 (2013), #182 (2012), #262 (2011), #56 (2010), #57 (2009),
Top Home-Based: #26 (2013), #42 (2012), #80 (2011), #13 (2010), #12 (2009),
America’s Top Global: #56 (2013), #145 (2012), #49 (2010), #49 (2009),

About WSI:

The Internet and digital media have drastically altered the face of traditional marketing, and WSI continues to remain at the forefront of this movement.

WSI offers advanced digital marketing solutions to suit the needs of businesses from multiple industries.  The company has the world’s largest network of Digital Marketing Consultants operating in more than 80 countries internationally and a 100-person strong head office in Toronto, Canada. Since the mid 1990s, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) around the globe have drastically increased their revenues and expanded their markets with the lucrative online marketing services provided by WSI.

By using innovative digital media technologies and advanced Internet marketing strategies, businesses can have a WSI Digital Marketing System tailored to their individual needs. WSI Internet franchisees (Digital Marketing Consultants) aim to help businesses elevate their online brand reputation, generate more leads through the Internet, tap into new revenue opportunities and take their profit potentials to higher levels.

Since the inception of the Internet, WSI has been there anticipating and understanding cultural and commerce changes afforded through digital communications – translating advancements in the Top 100 Global Franchises ranked by Franchise DirectInternet into practical, revenue-building solutions for businesses. As more businesses begin realizing the importance of social media tools and techniques, such as social networking platforms, video marketing and content syndication, WSI is ready to effectively serve their needs with advanced, results-driven digital marketing strategies.

WSI is listed as one of the Top 100 Global Franchises by Franchise Direct.   In 2010, WSI was the proud recipient of 6 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual Web Awards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). With the support and cooperation of its customers, WSI franchisees, employees, suppliers and charitable organizations, WSI aims to help Make Child Poverty History through its global outreach program.

WSI Internet Franchise Opportunity:

Since its inception in 1995, the WSI Internet franchise network has proven to be a global success. No single organization in the Internet consulting industry can match WSI’s global research and business footprint. As a result, WSI Internet franchise is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the new trends of social media, Internet and digital marketing, online lead generation, mobile marketing and online brand reputation management.

Outstanding Market Potential with the WSI Internet Franchise Opportunity

When evaluating any business venture, whether it is a brand new start-up or buying into a proven franchise model such as WSI’s, one of the first questions you should be asking yourself is, “What is the true market potential here?” This may sound like a basic component of due diligence, but quite often the promise and excitement of starting something new gets in the way of this fundamental consideration. The reality is, many seemingly great business ideas fail because of limited demand and fierce competition. We are in the infancy of the Digital Marketing Revolution and there is no ceiling in sight as the market potential rapidly evolves.

Joining the WSI Internet franchise network means becoming part of the Digital Marketing Revolution, and that’s not a term we use lightly. Few technological innovations have changed the world of business, and society in general, as dramatically as the Internet. We believe the WSI Internet franchise business opportunity to be one of the most attractive models available in the varied and crowded franchise marketplace. Often referred to as “the white collar franchise”, we enjoy the distinction of providing professional business-to-business services in an industry dominated by fast food and home service offerings.

Freedom and Benefits of Owning a WSI Internet Franchise

WSI Internet franchisees enjoy minimal overhead costs and never have to be at work before dawn to get the donuts ready for the morning rush. They set their own schedule and work towards building the life they really want. They are trained and certified as Digital Marketing Consultants and maintain the status of trusted business advisors who specialize in making companies more profitable by providing advice, expertise and resources to help them succeed online. The opportunity to profit from digital marketing is significant and our proven systems are the blueprint for taking advantage of that opportunity. For our franchisees this business is also a way to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their family.

The WSI Internet franchise opportunity includes one of the most complete and comprehensive training and certification programs available, along with a dynamic business coaching and support program custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of each new franchisee. WSI is committed to the profitability of its franchise network and the SMB market. Its ongoing corporate initiatives toward this goal contribute to the company’s long-standing and continuing excellence in the industry’s most well recognized franchise listing.


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