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Great Idea if you Live in a Metro City

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by TomasBlackhat, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. TomasBlackhat

    TomasBlackhat Junior Member

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    Live in NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington (this would work well I think), Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles? Here's what you should do:

    1) Go to HostGator and sign up for an affiliate account.
    2) Click Manage Coupons and create a coupon, specifically one that is somewhat easy to remember. I would geotarget it (eg: NYCHOSTING).
    3) Create a simple flier giving away $0.01 hosting with the HostGator logo, URL, and the coupon code.
    4) Print off a ton of these fliers.
    5) Stand on a busy street corner when work is getting out (or in the morning when people are on their way to work) handing out the fliers for the $0.01 first month hosting.

    I would like to think at least 2 people thinking of starting a blog or a business would sign up which would give you $100 (and then after 21 referrals, you get $125 / signup for the month).

    This idea is very simple and may have already been posted but I just thought of it. I live in a small, suburban town though and a trip to the closest city is 2 hours away.
     
  2. nojrellum

    nojrellum Newbie

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    Yes, you can do that with ANY affiliate program. But don't forget to factor in the cost of all the littering tickets you will get for when the uninterested drop your flier all over the streets!
     
  3. Viltedali

    Viltedali Regular Member

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    Can you really get fined for littering if your info is on the flier?
     
  4. mapleleafz

    mapleleafz Junior Member

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    Yes ma'am
     
  5. etherklone

    etherklone Newbie

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    Hah littering aside I like this! Doesn't have to be fliers, either. On the backs of business cards, mail them out, etc. Thanks for the idea!
     
  6. HugeMoney

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    so why metro city?
     
  7. 3Infidels

    3Infidels BANNED BANNED

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    Why not put an ad in Craigzlist or free newspapers like pennysaver? Just put "web hosting 1 cent per year"
     
  8. terry56

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    Make up a rubber stamp, and then stamp it on every Dollar bill you have in your pocket (viral marketing :mischievo)

    **Disclaimer**
    This may not be leagle in your country, so call your countries leader/president/monarch and ask if it is OK to do ;)
     
  9. CashInHand

    CashInHand Regular Member

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    Yes even if an ice cream trucks customers drop litter the truck owner gets fined
     
  10. CashInHand

    CashInHand Regular Member

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    LOL that is extremely funny and smart
     
  11. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    *cough*handwritten bandit signs*cough*
     
  12. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    Probably because you want to be able to find an extremely busy corner to hand out a ton of fliers.
     
  13. bayshorekid

    bayshorekid Regular Member

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    This is a dumb question, but .01 hosting at hostgator?