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what do sell to gay people?

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  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    I know this area not too far from where I live where there are a lot of gay/lesbian people.
    I know gay people love spending money.
    does anyone here have any experience with them? what/how can I sell to them?
     
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    skinny jeans
     
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    Well if you live in close just take a "stroll" down there and see what they are selling, see what the shops are doing and how they are marketing their products.
     
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    What makes you think that gay people by anything different than 'straight' people?
     
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    enlargment product, con doms, books, bibble just my 2 cents :D
     
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    My brother is gay and he spends most of his money on clothes, alcohol and random trinkets. All of his friends spend their money similarly. Really not much different from the average straight person.
     
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    Years of bad parenting and ignorance
     
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    My thoughts exactly. The topic makes it sound like you're dealing with another species, and not just people who only differ in one tiny aspect — their sex lives/preferences.
    There are certain stereotypes, perhaps some minor behavior/preference traits, but you wouldn't want your market research to be based on that.

    It's like asking "What to sell to black people?", and expecting some "meaningful" suggestions (... a Kanye West album, gold chains, crowbar?).
     
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    I don´t even know what to say...
     
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    "I know gay people love spending money"

    Are you... for real?
     
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    hi guys
    sorry my question wasn't clear. I am not trying to sell a merchandise. I am trying to sell services, and services in the neighborhood of web design, logo design, and seo.
    I am just wondering how to target the gay community, because they don't mind spending money.
    I was thinking maybe I could print some flyers, and get a gay friendly domain name (like gay-dude.com) and hand out these flyers. and of course, when I meet them, I act gay so they like me.
    other creative ideas are welcome.
     
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    Sounds not far from capital hill
     
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    I live in the Bay Area of California and if you know there are a lot of gays in S.F. and surrounding area. Not to stereotype anyone, but you are right that gays usually have money mainly because they have expendable income since they don't usually have kids. I have thought about cornering this market too, but I just don't have time to devote to it. If your plan is to sell design services, be aware that there are already a lot of designers since gays like artistic fields, even web design. Aside from trying to break into the market, it might be offensive if you name your site gay-dude.com. You can always make up a gay friendly term that is not so bad like lamda or lavender web development. Then you will have an obvious gay connotation to your company name but it wil still have a professional ring to it. You could carve out your nice catering to gay owned businesses which you can find by word of mouth or by being involved in gay business associations which probably exist. You may also want to say that you donate a portion of your earnings to a gay interest or cause, i.e. to an org that supports gay marriage. You shouldnt have to act gay either, just be yourself and show that you want to do business with that community. Overall, like everyone else says here, just approach the market like you would any other and put a slight gay friendly spin on it while still being professional.
     
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    You can sell them a cleaning holes service.
     
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    If I was you i would ditch the flyers, some people havnt eased into modern society of accepting gays, and you will probably get leveled out if you gave a hot head straight dude a flyer of your gay services.

    Get a billboard in a prominent location where gay people would be loose with there money make sure you involve the colours of the rainbow and a picture of yourself with photo shopped abs and a bow tie holding a laptop with a link to your site and I think you will have no problems making a killing.
     
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    offtopic but any gay BHW'ers ? May be you should ask them @ OP .