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The Vegas Method

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by vegasvillan, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    Well this is my first method I have posted and I have not implemented this yet but I am more than 100% sure this could work..

    The other day I was at the club and there people there with cameras who take your picture for a couple bucks and they put it on there web site and give you card with the url on it and they take a crazy amount of pics and make bank.

    As im sitting here looking at this go on an idea popped into my head. My biz partner and I do photography as a side hobby and have real nice cameras (its a good way to hit on girls who want to be models lol). So we said what if we were to walk up and down the strip and take pics but instead of charging we do it for free and if the people want there pics they fill out a quick simple offer!

    I can also get into any club and in a few hours I think we can take over 1000 pics and just pay some college student $30 to upload them to the site.

    We just registered the domain and are getting cards made. I know its not the most tehnical but I can guarentee you its the most fun. I will be making money hanging out at the club and getting drunk on the strip taking pics of stupid toursit. I mean when someone is on vacation or at the club with there friends who doesnt want there pic taken.

    Like I said I have not put this into action yet but I think I can make it work. Maybe some of you can put your own twist on it. :)

    Let me know what you think
     
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  2. Hierarchy

    Hierarchy Regular Member

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    They do this at car shows with hot chicks.... ;) It works I am sure... Another way you can make bank is go to trade shows and do the same things for companies trying to push different products... Car shows are the best though i have to say...
     
  3. spite42o

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    hmmm ive seen this method before when i goto clubs out here in portland, but i never see them asking for money... i dont doubt it'd work, infact, im almost positive it would...

    and you get all the hot beezys to pose and shit, then use them for ewhoring ;) lolol great idea vegas
     
  4. Rendias

    Rendias Registered Member

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    Ways to monetize:

    Whitehat
    1. Using CPA, direct them to online printing CPA offer, very likely they will sign-up for free prints.
    2. Using PPV, normally people would be curious about other people's photos, so each photo should have an individual page with tons of ads. As they browse, you clocked more views.
    3. Offline business, you can promote your photo taking services or be their full day photo taking assistance to rich tourist (useful for singles or couples because they can't take their self portrait).

    Blackhat
    1. Collect database, let them register before they can view or post comments on the photos. The registrant database can be sold back to the clubs you took the photo.
    2. Offline business, work with some clubs for referral fees. After you take photo for tourist, offer them a more happening venue. If they are keen, bring them to the next club and you earn the referral.
    3. Since you have free access to clubs, you can sell tourist a tour to the various clubs which require them to pose as your camera assistance.
     
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  5. crysis1

    crysis1 Junior Member

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    LOL like the idea I live in vegas also so u will be my competition. I have a friend that goes to unlv for photography and needs some experience so I could pay her pretty cheap.

    Joint venture maybe.
     
  6. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    Thanks for all the input guys
    @rendias thanks alot great info
    @halo117 Lets do it :)

    I wasnt even paying attention....this should go in making money :p
     
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    Hoops4me Junior Member

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    It is an interesting concept! My main question is why the people would follow through and go to the site and get the pics. I am unsure of there motivation to do so. A thought that pops into my head is going to football games (high school/children and taking action shot of the kids. It would require a better camera and the number of people reached would be smaller, but the parents would be more motivated to go to the site.
     
  8. ukescuba

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    when i used to do marketing for this club here in town, i got the club to do something similar and got one of those portable printers, and sold the images for like $7 a shot, and had a guy go around the club doing this, i used to get a couple of the hot bar tenders to pose as well with the guys the drunk guys would hand over cash all night for these pics...

    used to pay the photographer with beer! lol and the girls just liked flirting and would get tips...

    made good $$$ plus everyone had a good time doing it! :)
     
  9. kel1989

    kel1989 Newbie

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    This is really great but I have to put a twist cause everybody got a phone which can take pictures.
     
  10. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    This is the site Im going to mimic....Im going to do it big

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    www.spyonvegas.com
    Everyone who gets a pic taken will want to download it...people here are camera whores who want to put new pics on there mysapce...As for the tourist it would be a free souvenir
     
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    I pm'ed you
     
  12. Bret Knight

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    Sweet idea!
     
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  13. rube77

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    yeah, this works. A few years back, I flew to orlando and met a buddy of mine working down there for a ew weeks, hit the casino on the way back to tampa and met up with some "easy breezies" I went to school with living there. We went to Ebohre City and there was a group running around doing this. They followed us all over the place, leave it to some good ol' boys from KY to bring down the house...lol. They had a site call... tampabay2nite.com I think. You can check this out for some good pointers. All I really remember was they kept a hot chick with them to draw in the boys and they told us they made some real bank doing this. They posted the pics for free to view, can't remeber if they downloaded for free or not, been a few years now. But, they gave you a business card, plain of course because I am sure they hand out a few hundred dollars worth a night on there work day. But, they got major traffic to the site and I think I remeber there being alot of links and stuff on the site...\

    Hope that helps with some insight.
     
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    I love this idea -- I wish I could add more to these ideas outside of the idea of using various venues where tourists are plentiful
     
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    google napkin nights they are the big company that does this around the US. They rent a couple hot chicks to take pics with guys at bars, hand out the cards, then on the site to get the pictures they place ads for the bars like 300.00 a ad per bar.
     
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    I love this idea!

    Last year I went clubbing with a friend, it was a great night and I don't remember a lot. The next day I put my hand in my pocket and found a keyring. I was totally surprised as I could not remember where it had come from. When I looked closer it had a picture of me totally blotto with my arm around my mate. Neither of us know where it came from but I bet we paid for it!

    Good luck.
     
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    Wow! If you live near a big city like Denver or Boston.....Where the night life is decent, the possibilities would be endless. You could get bars to to pay for add space on your site (this equals good money) and in return you throw up a few small posters at each bar (free advertisement for you) and it also shows the "potential" customers that it is not a fly by night operation. Once at the site have different offers embeded throghout the site...this has good potential!!
     
  18. proscale

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    Gotta say the logic is near perfect, I personally cannot do this, but do appreciate a good out of box method when I see one.

    I would definately suggest, scaling it fast and hitting it hard. After one successful run and descent conversion, hire some people to hit many clubs simultanously.

    This smells like BANK
     
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    youd have to have some sort of organization. maybe have a different buisness card every night with a code or something on it. then when they get on the site they enter their code and it brings them to all the pictures of that date. maybe write something on the card such as "1am to 2am" and then they can go there and it will be really easy for them to find their pictures
     
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    To be honest it will more than likely work out great. I saw someone doing this on TV when I was at uni about 4 years ago and they were living off the money, not massive amounts but were making enough money to cover expenses and make a bit of money to live off. Don't know what happened with them though. Good luck with it