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Leaflet dropping for you

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Elliott1992, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Elliott1992

    Elliott1992 Junior Member

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    I would like to dtart this off by saying this is not a sales page,

    I am just wondering how many people would be interested if I were to start a leaflet dropping service.

    What you would get is,
    Leaflets printed off with quality paper and ink
    Leaflets designed (extra cost)
    Leaflets dropped to around 150 uk houses an hour
    Maximum of 10 hours a week

    How many people would be interested in this and how muh would you suggest I charge an hour?

    Thank you

    Elliott1992
     
  2. femir

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    I think the bigger challenge would be coming up with a way to prove you actually did anything. I'm looking into doing something similar and that's my biggest concern...
     
  3. Elliott1992

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    Well people wohld do a one week trial or something? And if they find they like it then carry on, if not. Rhey don't.

    I'm not here to scam, am here ro make money
     
  4. femir

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    Look, I'm not accusing you, lol... I'm just saying that as a consumer I would be worried about that.
     
  5. Elliott1992

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    I didn't mean it to sound angry, it was more of a generalised comment: p
     
  6. f0rked

    f0rked Registered Member

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    I think a better way, would be a % of the revenue generated, not an hourly wage. There is no way to tell if you've worked the hours you claim. It also gives you the chance to earn more, along with giving whoever you're working with piece of mind.
     
  7. Elliott1992

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    I don't want a jv though...
     
  8. Elliott1992

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    So nobody would be interested in this sort of service then?

    This could be the start of your offline business, for any sort of firm!!
     
  9. BassTrackerBoats

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    You see this kind of service advertised in the US on craigslist all the time so there must be a need... I imagine that you would have the same needs in the UK.
     
  10. Elliott1992

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    So do you think it'd be a good idea of starting a service on here for it?

    Thanks fir the reply bass.:)
     
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    This is why you do it with postal mailing lists you can acquire, you just pay postage and you know 100% is getting delivered right to their mailbox. Otherwise who knows how many are actually getting handed out.
     
  12. Elliott1992

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    So just get a list of addresses and just post it to them instead of me going out to post them?? :s
     
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    I don't see it working for websites and I remember reading about a guy that tried it to direct people to his CPA offer or something along those lines but for local businesses in your area it can be pretty popular.

    There is a lady on the west coast of Florida, Sarasota I believe, that seemed to keep very busy offering that and I know there are a couple of guys that offer that in the Jacksonville Florida area as well... the guys in Jacksonville are often looking to hire people so I assume they are also getting a decent amount of business.

    Let me add this; back when I had a financial services business, I hired someone to go around to the neighborhoods in the area of my office announcing the opening of my office. We had flyers printed up with a promotion of a free appraisal on their home with every mortgage that closed inside of a certain time period. I think it was 3 months... we got a fair amount of business from that little promotion.

    I spent around 800.00 or so and I know we closed at least 6 loans from it as well as had people recognize that we were there and had other business come in later down the road.

    If you are going to do this for local businesses, the easiest ones to sell are the ones that are already advertising; I once owned an advertising firm as well and my motto for the sales people was to call on those that are currently advertising because those that advertise - advertise.
     
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  14. Elliott1992

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    Soo if I were to start a local business you woyld reccommend it??
     
  15. zeeipad

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    That sounds something that a Restaurant might like. Someone to hand out flyers that maybe has a coupon on it. You might go around and ask the Owners if they are interested in a service as such.

    If I remember right, Chef Ramsey does that sometimes for the Restaurants he helps rebuilds. Maybe you can do a play off of that too.
     
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    LOL this reminds me of a job that i once had back in the day and it required that once a day for 2 hours i go hang door hangers on ppls doors. So i would get in the company car with the door hangers, drive about 20 miles away, find a big dumpster, throw them away and go eat.......never got caught lol. I know cause that is what i did, that i would never get into this form of advertising. lol o_O it was a corporation so huge corp so i was like ehh they have commercials and I hate when ppl are home when you door hang lol.