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How to make over £1000 in a day!!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Scotland, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Scotland

    Scotland Regular Member

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    BHW...

    I thought id add this as i got quite excited when i done the math....


    Went into town yesterday to get my youngest kid his photograph taken, my missus told me there was a "stall" set up in the shopping centre, her friend had brought some photo's down of their kid and apparently were FANTASTIC.......

    We went in with my son, and when we arrived, there in the middle of this shopping centre was nothing more than a guy and a girl, a seat/beanbag, a couple of flashy toys and a white sheet/plastic thing being used against the backdrop..

    My missus got excited when the photographer told us we could get 6 different photo's for only £50, apparently this is quite good according to her...so the girl helped my son laugh and positioned him around n stuff, used the toys and flashy gizmos to make him smile. After about 15 minutes we were done and told to return next week for our prints.

    Id been in again this morning and was chatting away and managed to get a good convo going, i looked at his receipt book on both days and hes getting over 20 customers a day, today he had to schedule people in for next week!....its unreal...

    Anyway he didnt have that much equiptment, a camera and some other bits and bobs, he wasnt a pro photographer either..he just took lots of snaps when he was working away...

    We also got a pricelist and i couldnt believe it when i saw he was offering the phot's on disc as well for an additional £30!!...for a 10p disc!!...im even more pissed off cos my missus wants the disc too!!!

    So he's made £80 off us straight off, and the only costs he's got is his pitch in the shopping centre about £50 per day, and the initial camera,accessories,printer costs...you only have to buy these once and you can buy some decent gear for under £600 all in...

    With 20 people per day buying the minumum prints at £50, thats £1000 a day with only printer costs and £50 pitch costs to come off!!...he isnt even a pro!!...

    What a great idea, you could work weekends and have all week off if you wanted!! And obviously word of mouth gets him more business, he doesnt have to advertise or anything...sheer genius!!

    Hit the thanks if you think its any good!!

    John
     
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  2. Therookie

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    HMM

    Scotland where does he develop the photos?
    Any chance finding out?
    Also idea is to post the photos too if people are visiting you get that custom too.
     
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  3. Scotland

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    He's been "lucky" everyday for a week!!

    He's obviously doing well or otherwise he wouldnt still be paying the pitch fees, and whenever you go past he's either taking photo's or taking orders, so i dont think luck has anything whatsoever to do with it.

    In response to how he prints them off, i dunno, i guess i'll make anither visit this week and slip in the question, its only like an A4 picture x6..some decent photo paper and a printer and i dont think much else to it...i will find out for sure though...

    I'll keep you all updated, as well as how long he stays for...maybe he moves from one town to the next evry cpl of weeks, i'll slip that question in as well and report back...

    John
     
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    Oh right, lol, yeah he's certainly done well...im intrigued to learn about the printing part now...i wonder if he uses an expensive printer or pays to get them developed...my brain going into overdrive now lol....
     
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    Sounds like a good gig if you can find the right place. Not much capital needed to get going, just a camera and some backdrops.
     
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    I'm not a photographer but i wonder if you could you use a green screen and have a laptop setup and the customer picks the backdrops?

    I know green screens are for video...but possibly could be used to project different scenes for the customers to choose from? Maybe the green screen just won't print out high-quality like a real backdrop would.

    Anyone have any ideas on that? Just curious as that just hit me like 20 seconds ago after reading this.
     
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  7. Scotland

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    mmmm i wonder....dunno much about that, i'll have a scout on google, that would be ideal though...
     
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    Great for people who live in UK :)
     
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    This is called offline marketing.Works if have creativity:)
     
  10. LHaskins

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    He is probably getting the prints developed for him. These days its way cheaper
    to get the digital prints developed than print your own.

    Yeah, people here forget not everybody shops online, people do still go to flea markets and there are lots of older people who never go online. So you can still sell to those people. I know a guy that takes 50's music (public domain) burns it to CD and uses his lightscribe burner to make a nice looking CD. They sell well at flea markets to the older crowd.
     
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    It's called offline marketing...easy too (If you have the age):

    1. Call up/Instant Message/Email your Affiliate Manager - ask him/her if you can setup an offline marketing thing where all the leads come from the same IP. Explain your plan to him/her. Communication with your AM is important.
    2. Once she approves that and sets it up with the offer (say, acai berry) go to your local mall and say: Hi, can I rent space to put a stand out this weekend? They'll say - yeah sure, it's $50/day (that's what I've heard).
    3. Make a few signs or fliers (and hire people/a person to hand them out) - "Come visit our stall located next to Store A and Store B - FREE ACAI SAMPLES! Oprah endorses! Lose weight fast!" ... You know, just make a sign with all that gimmicky stuff.
    4. At the stand, have your laptop and the offer setup on the page. Help guide your "customers" through the page, offer them help if they need it.

    I've never done this, but assuming you can get 5 or 6 an hour, that's about $125/$150. Do it all day and you've made bank.
     
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    I don't understand why this has to be restricted to the UK. I think it is an impulse thing. With walmart photos it seems like you have to make an appointment or something, but if you are strolling by and see a kiosk that is ready to snap a pic with happy baby tools, then hey.. but the parents will spend the coin.. plus if the toy is something unique that baby hasn't seen yet, then smiles galore!
     
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    Can you imagine the potential of hiring a guy to play santa at xmas time and take photos with kids

    Families love xmas kinda pics to send to their relatives with cards etc. but dont know if that is still as popular these days

    If the shopping center does not hire their own store santa then it could be a bloody big goldmine if you can put up with big crowds, crying kids and lots of noise for a few weeks. Remember the movie Bad Santa :)
     
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    in our country, you can make a killing by positioning near the embassy and be a street rush ID picture service provider. oftentimes, people lining up in the embassy have wrong formats of ID pics and that's where the demand sets in. but some of this so-called photographers would con these people even if there's nothing wrong with their pics...saying that their pics would get rejected for sure and they need to replace it ASAP.
     
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    Good idea for the id pic but i think you should have to deal with the ambassy, because i dont think they will tolerate somebody standing on the pavement like that.