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$$$ [Make Money] Golf = MONEY $$$ High Paying Web Design/Development

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by netmoney1, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    I get a lot of my ideas late at night down at the beach. I turn my cell phone off and bring a pen and pad of paper. I still feel like it is the best way to get ideas down - something about it just works for me.

    Anyway, this was last week and there was a house party going on at one of the houses across from the beach. It was a huge group of college kids who rented the place for spring break and they were on the deck hitting golf balls into the ocean. They were hammered and as I was walking by they insisted that I try. I'll admit that it looked fun as I was watching so I gladly took them up on the offer. After driving a few balls into the deep blue ocean I headed off and then it hit me...GOLF!

    I jumped online as soon as I walked in the door and was up until about 3am looking around at golf course websites. What I found was CRAZY!

    The majority of the sites look VERY outdated!

    The majority of sites DO NOT have an online tee time booking solution!

    DISCLAIMER: This is something I just put together last week and I am in the process of doing - I am going full steam ahead and wanted to share the "idea" as I jumped in - so I am not saying that you will crush it with this - but I see a HUGE potential and thought it would be cool if some of you also jumped in on the action as well.

    So, why golf?

    #1: The season is about to start in most places with the snow melting - great time to say "let me make your site 100 times better!"


    #2: I found many private courses that charge HUGE member fees each year to have HORRIBLE sites - they can EASILY afford a "premium" site with features such as online booking, etc


    #3: The online booking system is HUGE - it can simplify the process - think of how many people would rather go online and click a few buttons and secure their tee time - show them WHY they need this and why they need it NOW!


    Here is an example of a site that to me just blows. Sure it is a clean design but it is too dated...it looks boring...and this is the site that is #1 for "New Jersey Golf Course" (I just picked a ransom state) - Maybe not all will agree, but I think the site needs to be updated and also it needs an online tee time booking solution.


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    Here is the Google search for the above site:


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    Another site that is bare bones and needs to be dressed up and have an online booking solution:


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    Now, here is one with a clear call to action for booking tee times online:


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    Now, this is a big ticket item - this IS NOT a quick $500 - $1,000 job. This requires that you go in and speak to someone. Now, if you already golf regularly at some courses you have an "in" or if you know someone that golfs see if they have connections to the decision makers.

    You could also email the course, but I would suggest this be done in person, and bring your laptop and have a portfolio ready to showcase your (or your teams) best work!

    There is a GOLDMINE here - I can sense it. I am going at this hard - as now is the time to bank on this. Instead of coming back in 60 days saying "hey I made all this $$$$ by doing this" I am inviting you to bank with me right now!

    Sell them on the design, but stress the importance of having an online tee time registration process - also explain to them how having all of their golfers register for this will also give them access to their emails in order to market, etc.

    Get creative and SELL!!!! :)

    As far as the "price" to charge: Do research on the course - how much the greens fees are and if it is private how much the membership is - and adjust accordingly - this is a chance to make a PREMIUM
     
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  2. rettaibi

    rettaibi Regular Member

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    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to netmoney1 again."

    Nice method again, I hope it will work for you.
     
  3. VirgilH

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    Another off the wall idea that will probably work amazingly! Thanks as always...saving it before it disappears into the dreaded newbie forbidden zone that is jr. vip.
     
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    Nice, same can be applied to lots of businesses e.g. restaurants. I'm no php dev so I just hope the sites are using wordpress!
     
  5. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Thanks

    Welcome

    Yeah, any business where they need to automate a process. Sell them on it #1 being easier for the customer but also #2 how they can then use the collected info (email) to market in the future. I'm just hitting "golf" because it is prime season as country clubs are getting ready to open - good time to go in and offer a redesign with benefits etc
     
  6. blackouts

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    Seems that the beach was very inspiring lol!!
    Vey nice idea, sure that there's a goldmine out there! Infact there is a high end golf club not far from where i live and the head golf instructor is a friend of mine, but it never came to my mind to do this because i don't play golf!

    And yes, just checked there site(very boring) and no online booking! Got to put this on my "urgent things to do list!!"

    Thanks and Rep given!
     
  7. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Awesome man! Yeah lots of the sites I am finding are way outdated (even the ones that charge close to 6 figures a year to be a member!) Get that $$$$ ;)
     
  8. primadg

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    while you were talking I was sending offers to golf clubs :)

    Thanks for the idea! I have a solution that may suit golf clubs.
     
  9. bwman

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    **applause**
    I'm not even done with his last method and he releases another one! Absolutely amazing!
     
  10. blackouts

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    Mind to share your ideas with us?