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Sitting On A Gold Mine?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Dynastic, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Dynastic

    Dynastic Registered Member

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    Alright guys and gals... I have been researching and implementing methods of IM for about 1 1/2 year now. And I must say...

    Having no budget really makes marketing a bitch :/

    It really is a big wall that tends to hit me eventually no matter what I try. I'm not saying I haven't made any money yet...because that's not true xD

    On to the topic...

    I go to the University at Buffalo right now.

    I have 30000 students... a VERY broad range of ethnicity (i'm Caucasian and I am a minority on our buses and classrooms) enrolled with me. Highly highly international.

    I have thousands of bulletins that I pass everyday to class, that these 30000 other kids pass too....and I know I'm not the only broke kid around.


    Sad thing is... I'm not too bright when it comes to Offline Marketing.

    1. Use flyers
    2. cpa?/freelunchroom?

    CPA- I don't want to scam my fellow students... why do that if I make them perhaps a recurring profit/monthly flyer posted or something.

    I have only about 100 liquid dollars atm :bawling:

    Can a few of you throw me any ideas or past successes? I'd like to go on vacation for spring break.

    You will be rewarded a thanks at the very least!

    Thanks in advance,
    -dynastic
     
  2. theleadsource

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    First of all... you must be freezing your ass off.

    Get a CPA offer to make easy money online or some such thing.

    Make a flyer with tabs for your website/CPA offer that the other students can tear off and bring back to their dorm room or the Student Center.

    The flyer should be bright in color to stand out and you'll have to check them often so that when all the tabs are torn off, you can replace the flyer with a new one.
     
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    Why do you equate CPA with scam? There are thousands of people who actually would
    like to try the offers and continue to convert to paying customers if you target the right
    market.
    CPA scammers are the ones who are f*&cking up the industry for the rest of us. Why?
    Because they are too lame to create a successfull campain.
     
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  4. Dynastic

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    I hate Buffalo winters. Lol and thank you for the idea
     
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    theleadsource BANNED BANNED

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    I'll think of you tomorrow when I play golf in the afternoon in the Tampa area.

    It's supposed to hit 72 degrees.
     
  6. Dynastic

    Dynastic Registered Member

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    Wow, I guess you're right. That's my bad... and your correct; every method I have seen with cpa is get-cash-quick and kind of scammy. I'll check the 7 networks I'm in and look for a good ad. I remember coming across an ad for some supplement that intended to enhance cognitivity, alertness, focus, etc.

    Slap a little "legal adderall imitation" flyer around... but that would have to be off campus... for that seems to abuse my right to post flyers up in the first place.

    Thank you for clearing that up,
    dynastic
     
  7. Dynastic

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    Oh i'll be in such a good mood, waking up bright and early in my cold dorm to get out of my covers, change, and walk 20 minutes to accounting, marketing, economics and advanced writing in polar weather.

    To top it off.... my english professor is the only one I understand this semester. No offense to Mrs. Xu, Mr. Ahmed and Dr. Subrymanian xD

    It's all just more motivation to get out of here!
     
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    Hint: Here's the trick to getting views on campus. Don't put your flyer alongside the thousands of others. Honestly, have you ever seen someone stop and browse the flyers? People are on their way to class, to their dorms... wherever. They have a task in mind, and that task isn't to stop and stare at flyers, regardless of how broke they may be.

    The trick is to place the flyers in locations where people have no choice but to look at them. The secret is bathroom stalls. Tape them up in stalls in highly-traffic bathrooms. Be sure to position them so that they're immediately obvious when someone sits down to take a crap. Honestly, do you have something better to do than read the flyer in front of you when you're taking a crap? You can even use some long copy here... Tell a bit of a story about you, poor college student, and how you now rake in the dough. It'll be more likely to stick in their minds. But know your audience and don't make outrageous claims. Make sure to have the tear-off pieces at the bottom, so they can remind themselves later.

    Go crazy... Bathrooms near classrooms, in the dorms. Dorms might be a better shot, if people are just gonna be heading back to their rooms after taking a dump, the offer will be fresh on their minds. Of course, this assumes you have access to all the dorms.

    Worried about alienating your female viewers? Fret not. Access these late at night, 4 to 5 am. It shouldn't be difficult to avoid company.

    Good luck... A 10% kickback would be appreciated. :D
     
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  9. Dynastic

    Dynastic Registered Member

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    Nicely put! That is very true. I wonder how much success I can have with this... hmmmm .... I'll be taking this into consideration, Thanks
     
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    Well, you could print 4 ads per sheet of paper and cut them all up and spread them in the bigger lecture halls such as Knox 20 or maybe over in the NSC.

    I know lots of kids look at the ads in the bigger lecture halls due to boredom and could maybe even visit your site during class. Just figure out a good way for people to sign up and make the cash.

    Oh yea, and UB isn't as big as you thought it was, was it?
     
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  11. Dynastic

    Dynastic Registered Member

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    If you talking about my personal view... then yes your correct; UB really doesn't seem as big as it is. Very easy to get used to.

    If your being literal... then yea it is that big. Here

    Undergraduate students 19,022 Graduate and professional students 9,170 Total 28,192 (September 2007, Office of Institutional Analysis)


    From here


    I'm guessing you go to UB also... have you ever tried monetizing the bulletins and lecture halls? It seems like if you really find the golden idea you can make money.

    -dynastic
     
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    There are limits to where you can post flyers. If you are going to start taping them to bathroom doors yu are going to upset officials within the university so make sure your website doesnt link back to you.
     
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    Aahahahhaha, or you could just ask a female friend?

    I'm going to check out this method. Any chance of a link to the 'focus' drug someone mentioned above?
     
  14. Dynastic

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    I can't find the dietary supplement free trial ad anymore. That was probably almost a year ago when I saw it.

    I'll let you know if I come across it.

    What I'm thinking about using is something else that I have recently found.

    Azoogle Ad #9539
    http://x.azjmp.com/3cclM
     
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    Complete agreement with the BATHROOM STALL method. Regardless of the item, here is what always caught my eye (and things I used) while at UCSB....which is considerably different than where you are:

    1. Bathroom stalls and sticker! It may be considered vandalizm, but I was never called on it. When someone needs to take a shit, they look straight ahead...put a sticker right in their face. It will stay for quite some time.

    2. Find all the major lecture halls and stick up flyers on the door with pull tab. Make a few different flyers, different designs and colors and put them near each other. Don't bother with the flyer boards, just break the rules. Enough people will pull the tabs before the school removes them

    3. Facebook group! I made 3k in 2 weeks with a facebook group targeting my school, all legit and everyone loved it too. It has to do with a party that I was going to put on and budgeted the entire party out for ticket prices, made cool looking tickets, and sold them in person but advertised on facebook with viral marketing - but the party has to be dope. This one involved limos, a boat, kegs, a club, bottle service and $60 tickets. It was a bitch but talk about my senior year project. I dropped half on my cc and paid it off with ticket sales before I ever got hit with interest. Never invested a cent.

    4. The GYM! Not sure how yours is set up but the gym is a money place for so much...money...

    All and all, college campuses are the shit and best place to earn money. Just keep yourself low key (unless your going with the party idea). Kids have parents money, student loans, low paying jobs, and whatever else they get and want to spend it. Fact
     
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  16. Dynastic

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    Yea the bathroom idea is great and I don't think they'd last long enough to even be a pest to janitors/get noticed by the faculty. Thanks for the input.

    As far as the party idea goes. Something I will definitely keep in mind when I move to an apartment next semester.

    Thanks
    -dynastic
     
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    Dorm room living still?





    So, you have half of this year and 3 more after?!



    Dude, if that is true DO EVERYTHING I DID NOT! There is so much opportunity to set yourself up in college for life. Its not about going to class as much as it is about testing the market.

    Whats your major? You already have a good mind for coming to a place like this.
     
  18. Dynastic

    Dynastic Registered Member

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    Actually I have this semester and then two years.

    Then two more for my masters, but I'm currently a sophomore.

    And my major is marketing... so yea I started early :). With all of the ideas and suggestions I have been receiving... ill be sure to let you know everything that I accomplish.

    Thank for the comment,
    -dynastic
     
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    Dynastic Registered Member

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    Isn't that the truth. :p ... I guess some aren't so bad..