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Unread 14th January 2011, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default How to make money with QR Codes

You've probably seen these little black and white "stamps", called QR (quick response) Codes and I bet you've been hearing some buzz about how cool they are and why you should 'get on board' and start using them.

The truth is they are pretty cool, and yes you can make money using them but NOT perhaps in the way you initially thought

Let's start by clearing up a few things:

(1) Creating a QR Code is free. Don't fall for offers from companies that tell you that you need their 'special service' to create one. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I create my QR Codes using two free services:

(a) goqr.me -- create QR Codes online and

(b) bit.ly -- yup, bit.ly the URL shortener. Most don't realize they actually give you a QR Code of the shortened URL for tracking purposes ... it's awesome and that's how I came to discover this little known fact.

Anyway, onward and upward ...

QR Codes can be created (currently) with 4 types of data encoded:

(1) a website URL

(2) a phone number

(3) an SMS message

(4) a vCard (this one's very cool.)

Hint: To get the best results on older cell phones, keep the URL below 300 chars to get a less complex QR Code. Use an URL shortener like bit.ly if necessary.

Let's talk about each type of creation and how you can use it to help make money for you (or your client's) business.

Embedding a website URL:

First off, no-one said you had to embed an obvious or public URL. How neat is it to offer a link to a part of your site that they can only get to with the QR Code

That's great for creating special offers, generating that sense of "special" we all want and quite frankly it's just cool at the moment.

*FACTOID* In the last 12 months the use of QR Codes has exploded. Do a google search and see for yourself. It's early days yet and the whole MOBILE MARKETING thing is just getting going. You'll see.

Anyway, embedding a phone number is easy (kinda boring if you ask me - but hey) and when scanned by a smart phone it will usually dial right away.

No more fat fingering those fiddly keyboards and missing the moment. Point scan and they're dialling. Again, the number in the QR Code should be a trackable number so you can evaluate use of the QR Code, but it's not mandatory (just good marketing).

Embedding an SMS code was what got me into QR Codes in the first place. I was consulting with a client create about creating an integrated SMS campaign and I wanted to step it up a bit, that's when I found QR Codes.

The cool thing about using a QR Code is that you can use it to BUILD A MOBILE MARKETING LIST.

Here's the scenario: person sees your QR Code and scans it with their smart phone. The phone automatically texts the embedded number and the message and presto! the person is now added to your mobile marketing list.

Did you know reports indicate that the open rate for SMS marketing messages is something like 60 or 70%. Do you get anything like that with your email open rates ... I didn't think so.

So anyway, you can use q QR Code to build a list. And if you're using an autoresponder enabled SMS system you can have the autoresponder handle sending scheduled text messages to your new subscriber.

And when you think that e-commerce and mobile payments are become more and more common, you can imagine the possibilities.

Did I mention that there's very little competition out there right now?

Finally you can embed a vCard (business card) into a QR Code. That one blew me away when I saw it. In fact I'm in the process of getting some new business cards printed with nothing but a QR Code on them

Sure, not everyone will 'get it' (I am also using regular cards too) but those who do see the QR Code and scan it ... well, they'll be on my new mobile list, or sent to a special offer page on my website or they'll auto-dial a pre-recorded message where I "welcome them and make them an offer they can't refuse" etc.

Exciting isn't it?

Of course, I'm only scratching the surface here. If you integrate using a QR Code with your other classical and internet marketing the effects can be mind-blowingly powerful.

So how can you best use a QR Code? How can you get them out there?

*TIP* Do you advertise on free classified sites that offer to share your message but they won't let you include an active hyper-link unless you pay them. But they will let you upload 1 or 2 "free" pictures to help sell what ever you're selling.... I've begun uploading QR Codes instead of pictures :rolleyes:

Putting a QR Code on a t-shirt is kinda obvious, but works well from what I hear. Bill boards and poster work too. You don't need to be close to a QR Code to scan it. The QR Code could be across the street on the side of a building and as long as you can get a clear shot with your camera phone, you're good.

And before I forget ... you can embed QR Codes into all the "other" types of traditional web advertising you see. Consider including it in your banner advert, your skyscraper advert and just about anywhere you can host an image advert.

The use of 2d barcodes is not new, they're just beginning to gain main-stream attention and now's the time to begin using them in your promotional and marketing efforts.

Happy to keep the dialogue going if you comment below ... enjoy your day, and why not share your most creative money-making ideas about how you use (or would use) QR Codes in the comments below.

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Default Re: How to make money with QR Codes

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QR Codes can be created (currently) with 4 types of data encoded:

(1) a website URL

(2) a phone number

(3) an SMS message

(4) a vCard (this one's very cool.)
Actually there are a lot more things that you can create QR codes for:

- Calendar Event
- Contact Information
- Email Address
- Geo Location
- Phone Number
- SMS
- Text
- URL

and currently one of the most popular and advanced free online QR code generators is found at:

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Interesting, but no I don't have a WSO for making money with QR Codes. I simply woke up this morning, was reviewing my email and saw something that made me want to share some content about this topic with the folks on this forum.

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Actually there are a lot more things that you can create QR codes for:

- Calendar Event
- Contact Information
- Email Address
- Geo Location
- Phone Number
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- Text
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Absolutely! I should have been more specific - those are the 4 things that the generator GoQR.me will currently create for free. Naturally you can get creative and pretty much link to anything. Thanks for the feedback.

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Another great way to make money is to track those QR Codes for your customers and then charge them a fee for doing it.

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Another great way to make money is to track those QR Codes for your customers and then charge them a fee for doing it.

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True, but as the market gets more sophisticated many will realize that this can be done for free and stop buying into it. I guess there will always be some businesses that will pay, but I'm dubious as to the long term. Just thinking out loud ... this whole thing is so new it's anyones game at the moment.

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Default Re: How to make money with QR Codes

You know when Google is getting onboard something that it is bound to take off:
QR Code - Google Favorite Places

They recently sent out something like 40,000 free stickers to business owners in the US that had a QR code on the sticker which leads people to the Google Places listing for that business. The idea is the business puts the sticker up in their front window and people can then scan the code and read more about the business - reviews, opening hours, coupons, etc.

They also did this because many Google places listings that are currently showing in Google have still not been claimed and verified by the actual business. By sending out these stickers they are hoping to have the listings in Google Places become a lot more accurate.

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There are people who will pay for the convenience even if they can do it themselves.

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True, but as the market gets more sophisticated many will realize that this can be done for free and stop buying into it. I guess there will always be some businesses that will pay, but I'm dubious as to the long term. Just thinking out loud ... this whole thing is so new it's anyones game at the moment.

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There are people who will pay for the convenience even if they can do it themselves.
So true ... so true. In fact it is one of the EASIER ways to make money :rolleyes:

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WARNING I did not read anything...and I forgot how I came to this thread...well whatever I came to this thread and seen the users QR code....since I have educated myself on these as a marketer...we need to enure that out clients do

Whatever the bottom line is I scanned in your user QR code and to me your website was not mobile ready

I have the best smartphone in the world IMO ----- Sprint HTC EVO
LOL -- correct, that one isn't. Still working on that Like I say in the post -- I woke up, saw something that made me want to share about QR Codes and so I wrote the post. I needed a QR Code to show, so I grabbed one for my site as an example (I simply snagged the image from Bit.Ly)

Either way, thanks for participating.

PS. I am an Applie iPhone fan. I hear good things about the EVO

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Have a way different idea.

Let's think beyond the obvious here. Let's consider that a mobile revolution is about to take place.

Smart brands like Starbucks are coming out with a line of products that don't sell coffee.

You see, instead of a loyalty program that scans barcodes, why aren't you just selling the consumer 50 songs for $5 via promotional product with a QR Code on it in the cashier aisle as a grab item?

You make profit on the product after production, and when people buy it, they can get linked to an external mobile promotion- they could enter to win a contest or daily prizes!

And that might be the incentive needed to get people to buy the 50 songs!

Once your customer's in your loop of marketing promotions, it'll be tough for them to forget all the value you've created for them!

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I think QR Codes are really cool and I have tried to encourage a few local businesses to implement them into their marketing strategies.

The problem I am currently faced with is that QR Codes are really not that big in Australia and secondly if I ask people about them... they say oh yer heard about them, but they have no idea how to read one.

So for me - its educating people to download an app to your smartphone and showing people what these codes do and how they can implement them into their marketing strategy.

Would really enjoy seeing how others are implementing them and the results they are getting.

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The problem I am currently faced with is that QR Codes are really not that big in Australia and secondly if I ask people about them... they say oh yer heard about them, but they have no idea how to read one.
Being from Australia I know this to be very true - most people have never even heard of them before. But they will catch on soon enough. Once Google does what they did in the US and start sending out the free QR code stickers to businesses it will spread fairly fast I imagine.

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QR Codes are great for local businesses to implement them into their marketing strategies, and I feel once they catch on every business will find ways to implement even more.

I have been doing offline marketing for local business for about 24 months and in my area of Atlanta businesses are loving them.

just like cell phones business are going to love them

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I wonder what would happen if we used a qr-code to link directly to a facebook (sales) page. Perhaps you could even use a FBML reveal logic to uncover another qr-code that "took" them somewhere else... Then you'd get a LIKE and a more qualified lead.

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I wonder what would happen if we used a qr-code to link directly to a facebook (sales) page. Perhaps you could even use a FBML reveal logic to uncover another qr-code that "took" them somewhere else... Then you'd get a LIKE and a more qualified lead.

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Thoughts is not so good. The whole point of QR codes is for mobile use. If someone is out on the street and scans a QR code and is taken to a Facebook fan page, that's fine. But you are talking about having another QR code for them to scan on the page. How are they going to scan that code that is showing on the screen of their phone on a webpage??!

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Thoughts is not so good. The whole point of QR codes is for mobile use. If someone is out on the street and scans a QR code and is taken to a Facebook fan page, that's fine. But you are talking about having another QR code for them to scan on the page. How are they going to scan that code that is showing on the screen of their phone on a webpage??!
I've wondered about the "one scan" issues. I suppose in my mind I imagined a scenario that might include scanning to get to the FB Page and at a later stage accessing the other page from their non-mobile device so that they would then be able to scan on to the next part.

This whole "one scan" and the "interaction mode changes" is an issue that I think will limit creativity for a while. I wonder, do you think that people will use their smart phone and their laptop in tandem -- I do. It's like the number of people who watch TV and have their laptop with them and Tweet, surf and do other social things.

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There is no need for multiple scans and that is not what QR codes were designed for. QR codes are used to make obtaining information, whether it be a website url, contact details, etc much easier for those with mobile phones.

If someone scans your QR code and it takes them to your Facebook fan page, what is the need for the second QR code? IMO, there isn't a need. If you want to get people to like your page once they are there then offer them a coupon or something if they become a fan of your page.

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There is no need for multiple scans and that is not what QR codes were designed for. QR codes are used to make obtaining information, whether it be a website url, contact details, etc much easier for those with mobile phones.

If someone scans your QR code and it takes them to your Facebook fan page, what is the need for the second QR code? IMO, there isn't a need. If you want to get people to like your page once they are there then offer them a coupon or something if they become a fan of your page.
I hear what you're saying and don't disagree. I'm trying to find this darned report on my HD that had some interesting stats on the actual ways people were using their phones (specially with scanning). If I find it I'll share the cool parts.

Hopefully back in a moment :rolleyes:

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This would really go over well with the geeks who can now boast that they don't need business cards anymore, as they're literally wearing them on their shirts! lol
Definitely a fun thing to do, however I'm confident if I showed up to Chair a business meeting at our local Chamber of Commerce dressed this way, the 'T-Shirt' look would be frowned upon

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Definitely a fun thing to do, however I'm confident if I showed up to Chair a business meeting at our local Chamber of Commerce dressed this way, the 'T-Shirt' look would be frowned upon
This is true in general, but I think you could get away with this look at least once - when you make a presentation to them about QR codes! You'd make an unforgettable and memorable impression that would be seared into their minds for a long time...lol.

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QR code tshirts bring one word to my mind - tacky. If you want to do this type of thing get business cards printed.

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if they don't have to be too big, have one made into a tie clip

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Thanks so much! I needed a QRcode for some projects.

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I wonder what would happen if we used a qr-code to link directly to a facebook (sales) page. Perhaps you could even use a FBML reveal logic to uncover another qr-code that "took" them somewhere else... Then you'd get a LIKE and a more qualified lead.

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James, I was wondering if you've ever printed these QR codes on flyers as well as business cards? Are they easily scanned when printed on these media? Just wondering about it, as I have several ideas up my sleeve that involve these.

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James, I was wondering if you've ever printed these QR codes on flyers as well as business cards? Are they easily scanned when printed on these media? Just wondering about it, as I have several ideas up my sleeve that involve these.

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Yes I have printed qr codes and placed them in high visibility areas with some text saying things like "Scan here..."

The results are still compiling but it looks like the novelty effect is possibly influencing the data. We will see.

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Yes I have printed qr codes and placed them in high visibility areas with some text saying things like "Scan here..."

The results are still compiling but it looks like the novelty effect is possibly influencing the data. We will see.
For the next year or two, I have no doubt that it'll have a strong novelty effect that'll undeniably increase conversions/response. People will want to show off and demonstrate what these QR codes can do in front of others, and I can see this being a great opportunity to jump on the bandwagon while the trend is so hot right now.

Of course, a lot of this is driven by rapid smartphone penetration in North America, making it a lot more mainstream and accessible than before. Besides iPhones, Android and Blackberry devices, what are some of the other phones that allow you to read these QR codes?

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Being from Australia I know this to be very true - most people have never even heard of them before. But they will catch on soon enough. Once Google does what they did in the US and start sending out the free QR code stickers to businesses it will spread fairly fast I imagine.
I am also from Australia and experienced the same problem, I'm trying to get business to use PURLs (personalised URLs) and even that is difficult, QR codes have so much potential but will be a while before they take off.

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I am also from Australia and experienced the same problem, I'm trying to get business to use PURLs (personalised URLs) and even that is difficult, QR codes have so much potential but will be a while before they take off.
Check out this new report I read today:

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What QR codes? sorry I can't follow.
I think I need to take a class oh!!! sorry take a rest and come back later.
But interesting news oh!!! sorry post. eh!!! I really need some rest.
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You can now add graphics to your QR code at QReaCode.com: Designed QRCode and Mobile Marketing - not my site.

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As a content marketer I'm extremely excited about QR Codes. May be a while before we see much traction here in the US, but I believe it to the be the next generation in content delivery, limited only by us.

I've taken Quentin's idea for self promotion and offered to share it with a local sign shop, they'll do the printing. As far as use in print you want to be sure to generate them in a format and resolution for print. Well, at least I'm a stickler for it.

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Besides iPhones, Android and Blackberry devices, what are some of the other phones that allow you to read these QR codes?

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Symbian OS by Nokia is a major player, having been dethroned only recently by the Android OS a few months ago. And don't forget Windows Mobile Phone 7, running up to 5th place.

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I can print QR code on almost anything flat. Still trying to find the right angle. If you have Ideas... we should talk.

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Great post! You could've brought in $5 a pop in a wso for this post and the comments that followed, that's how to make money with QR codes... LOL
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What QR codes? sorry I can't follow.
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QR Codes are coded tags that can be scanned by a mobile phone with a QR app.
Once the Qr tags are scanned it provides all the details about that product or service involved. Simliar to the cloth tag on the back of your t-shirt with size and company brand BUT with QR codes it consist of the information you provided at goqr.me or any other QR creator.

You will find these on Real Estate signs in your local community and if not then you have a great chance in making some money.

Find more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_Code

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Great post! You could've brought in $5 a pop in a wso for this post and the comments that followed, that's how to make money with QR codes... LOL
Yes, I suppose I could have used this a pre-launch for a WSO, however I really hadn't thought that far ahead when I began the thread. Somedays I just get a bit tired of all the mis-information and "it's easy to make money" promises floating around the web and wanted to add a dose of clarity and sanity to it all.

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Symbian OS by Nokia is a major player, having been dethroned only recently by the Android OS a few months ago. And don't forget Windows Mobile Phone 7, running up to 5th place.
I know the Symbian OS is a non-player in the US market due to Nokia's inability to get their high-end smartphones offered on contract by any of the major carriers here. Microsoft appears to be trying hard to make Windows Mobile Phone 7 a viable alternative to the major players, but that still remains to be seen.

Of course, let's not forget Palm with its WebOS - I'm sure HP will not let it fall by the wayside and squander their $1.2 billion investment.

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Thank you, I appreciate the feedback

Barcode scanning is up 700% in 2010, that's according to a new consumer adoption study from barcode technology provider ScanBuy.

You can read their eye-opening PDF report here: Powered by Google Docs *No opt-in required.

And here's a cool article that makes some compelling arguments about how these new 2d barcodes are impacting business:

Why QR codes are killer app for driving sales and brand loyalty - Mobile Marketer - Advertising

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Thoughts is not so good. The whole point of QR codes is for mobile use. If someone is out on the street and scans a QR code and is taken to a Facebook fan page, that's fine. But you are talking about having another QR code for them to scan on the page. How are they going to scan that code that is showing on the screen of their phone on a webpage??!
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Thank you for this cool info. I'm new but I have learned so much since finding this site thank you everyone. Really amazing...
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Funny what you find in your email, here's a link I was sent today. It's to a report/free webinar about the power and potential of "mobile barcodes" (aka qr codes)

Mobile Barcodes: An Unprecedented Marketing Vehicle!

* Not affiliated, haven't had a chance to look closely but the site seems to have some good info. Let me know ...

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I know the Symbian OS is a non-player in the US market due to Nokia's inability to get their high-end smartphones offered on contract by any of the major carriers here. Microsoft appears to be trying hard to make Windows Mobile Phone 7 a viable alternative to the major players, but that still remains to be seen.

Of course, let's not forget Palm with its WebOS - I'm sure HP will not let it fall by the wayside and squander their $1.2 billion investment.
Just sayin, don't discount these other markets just because they may not be the major players in the US. It so easy, think of offering this service globally, not just in the US. For example Nokia does in fact have a significant presence in the US, although in other countries it is far more popular. And their technology for this "new" mobile technology is also far more advanced and entrenched than any other major smartphone available in the US.

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