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50,000 People walking by my booth for 2 days. Any ideas how to monetize?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MyHub, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. MyHub

    MyHub Regular Member

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    This is one of those things where there's going to be thousands of people walking by my booth for two days. It's a city wide event along the main street where there are shows, crafts, food vendors and more. Other booths are selling mom and pop stuff, but I think there's a way to monetize this. Any ideas? Should I pass out fliers to CPA offers or something?
     
  2. jerra

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    Or a tiny.URL to an offer? Make a sign? Or hand out business cards?
     
  3. TrafficExplosions

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    I like the CPA offer idea you should say you are having a lottery and they need to enter their email address for a chance to win. Then send all of them the winning CPA offers
     
  4. fnd80

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    hand out weight loss CPA offers to fat people who walk by, that'd be hilarious.
     
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  5. MyHub

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    Perhaps a tinyurl would be hard for them to type in. Maybe an easy website would be better. I tried that once on a college campus for a free laptop. I passed out like 200 fliers, and only got like 3 responses. Maybe the flier should be more fancy. Anyone have success in this?
     
  6. MyHub

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    That would be so crazy... but maybe some offers for free samples or something.
     
  7. MyHub

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    What are the best CPA offers to promote? I tried free laptops and iPads before but people seem to think it's too scammy.
     
  8. professional20

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    Do you know what kind of crowd it will be? Young people or old?
    Just asking since you mentioned most booths sell mom and pops stuff..
     
  9. Bremenhawtster

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    I would hand out flyers with some professional sounding email and on the flyers say you have a job for them where they get paid to write, give their opinions, or w/e just something convincing. After they email you setup an autoresponder to tell them that you have a few spots left and its first come first serve then tell them that you want to see how they write, give their opinion, or w/e the job is and tell send them to your offer ( a free sign up) so they can write about it. give their opinion or w/e you chose for the job. After that you can just ignore them or send them an auto response saying thanks for applying but we're full. I'm sure the word would spread like wildfire people are always looking for easy extra income.
     
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  10. MyHub

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    Some young people, but mostly middle aged people there. Few elderly people. People will be coming with their husbands, wives, kids, single folks and just people from all over the community.

    What if I had them text a code to a certain number to get a deal on something? I read about that somewhere.
     
  11. dxesion

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    I did this in a mall and had a fat black crazy lady chase me and saying oh hell naw Lmao ..
     
  12. losille

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    I worked craft shows for a while.
    You want to get people to stop at your booth. Children's items will do that. You can ALWAYS get heavy traffic if you give something to children.
    Balloons! People will track you down for a balloon. If you give away balloons you need two people. One to blow up and tie the balloon and one to talk to the prospective customer.
    While you are oohing and aahhing over the child introduce yourself and your product. Then you can give the parent a coupon or flier.

    Lollypops or Tootsie Pops the little toy rings and things like doctors give out also works.

    A drawing is a pretty good way to get follow ups.
     
  13. MyHub

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    You're right about the kids items. The children will drag the parents to the table. What about standing in the traffic and handing out the fliers there? I found that I give out fliers more quickly that way. Have you tried that?

    I also like your idea about the drawing. How would I work that? Maybe I could have them put their email address on a ticket or something.
     
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    what show is it if you dont mind me asking where is it too ? i have a geo targetted offer and i want to know if it works for you or not
     
  15. MyHub

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    That might work on craigslist, but it wouldn't go over so well in the real world.
     
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    Depends. Is it a smoking spot? Is it on a corner where people have to wait for light changes? Can you make High Quality posters that can have lots of pretty attracting colors?
    All that needs to be taken into consideration for this type of job. You have to think to yourself: "How will people look at the ad"
    Try to monetize that and the rest should be easy -=]
     
  17. MyHub

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    The whole street is closed off to the traffic and the vendor booths are placed right off the sidewalk. There's all sorts of people coming, so I'd imagine some of them would be smoking.
     
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    - you need a hook to pull people into your booth. Always. people love walking by doing a lookie loo. Free food / free stuff / draws / giveaways. Or something innocent - balloons, popcorn, etc.
    - text to get a discount doesn't work well with seniors or anyone over the age of 27 (current company excluded)
    - think to yourself what you or the "average person" would actually buy / sign up for
     
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    Actually, think of whatever you are selling. You mentioned you have a booth, so, if they sign-up to your text msg (like you mentioned in a previous post), you can give them....(is there something related to whatever you are selling or promoting?).

    This way, they at least sign up and now, you have a list of customers that you can promote to...
     
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    sell lemonade with a tiny.url on the bottom of the cup