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Need help with my business idea?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by cloudy, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. cloudy

    cloudy Registered Member

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    Hi Everybody,

    I currently have a pretty awesome business idea, and i think it has got legs! :)
    Basicly i am going to be sending out leaflets to houses what will advertise a service, the only problem is that this service does not exists due to me not knowing how many people are wanting this.

    So i am wanting to send out the leaflets and get the people who are interested in signing up to my website so i know that they are interested in the service. The problem what i am facing is how to i say that on the leaflet, that i will only start doing this"service" if i get enough people.

    Also their is a 3rd party involved and i cant start without the 3rd party knowing how many potential customers i have.....

    I am really struggling on how to word the leaflet so it sounds that the service already exsits (when it doesnt) and say something like we are seeing if their is enough people who are interested in the area and then roll the service out in that area?

    Some information on how to work this would be so awesome!

    Thanks
    :)
     
  2. imprint

    imprint Junior Member Premium Member

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    If I was in your position, I would consider not mentioning that bit until they get to your website to sign up.

    On your leaflet you have limited real estate to use, unlike on your website where you can create pages upon pages. Use your leaflet to catch their attention enough to drive them to your website (not to give them reason not to visit by saying it's none existent), where you can collect their information and place a little note on your website that the service will be offered if enough people sign up, reference Groupon on how they do deals or think how Simple.com does their sign up via Invitation, but on your site say "Let me know when this service is available to me!".

    tl;dr; Don't give them a reason not to visit your site by including that in your limited real estate leaflet, wait and leave a brief note on the website when they signup.
     
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  3. utterlyadrift25

    utterlyadrift25 Junior Member

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    Good advice imprint.

    You could also use a standard "Service coming soon - % Discount to first x people that sign-up" type slogan?
     
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  4. cloudy

    cloudy Registered Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys i think im going to do that! Just say something like like sign up when this service is abavlible :)
    Hopefully it will be a success!
    Any other ideas of how i could word it on the site would be awesome!

    Thanks
     
  5. thejuanderpul

    thejuanderpul Registered Member

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    i second the motion
     
  6. HostStage

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    On a side note, this is the kind of idea which needs to be pushed hard to make a success from. Think as long as you can on your project and don't give up at first failure.
     
  7. Tunenchi

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    don't...i think with bussiness the customers gotta feel secured and believe in in the services provided. so act like you have being doing that for quite sometime and you are pretty good at service provision. considering the fact that you know what you are doing with the services, al right mate, all the best.
     
  8. cloudy

    cloudy Registered Member

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    Some customers are harder to convince then other so would you say the best way to go about this would be to say that i have operated in other areas locally and am now rolling out the service within different areas? hmmmmmm e.g their area what they are in now... just to try and give them some background that i have done it before... the only problem is that if i did do it before i would have all the right fondations in place rather then waiting for different suppliers to contact me.... Just writing my ideas down on here! :)