Step 1: Identify five types of businesses in your local area.
Here's the list I started this with:
Wedding Service businesses
Auto Repair and Towing
Step 2: Go to Wal-Mart or your local office supply store and buy blank DVD's
Step 3: Now, make a video for each TYPE of business.
Just download pics from I-stock photo or any Royalty Free site
Import the pictures into Windows Movie Maker
Add some title overlays and effects
Add Music or voice-over, (you can use the open source Audacity for this, and a mic)
Step 4: Then make a video for your services. With your contact information on it.
Step 5: At the end of each businesses video, cut in your own video.
Step 6: Burn 5-10 copies of each video to DVD's.(put them in cases)
Step 7: Attach a miniature greeting card to the DVD that offers to customize it and upload it to their website for them for only $x.xx (whatever price your comfortable with)
There are a lot of things you can do with this idea. If you have Camtasia, you can make an Animoto video and screen capture it so that you 'cut out' the Animoto logo at the end.
If you know how to use bubbleply, you can offer to build them a site and embed their 'video with clickable links' into it on their site.
They dont' have a site? Well that's an offlind GOLD customer waiting to happen isn't it?
Take this idea, put your own spin and go make offline money. 2009 is YOUR YEAR.
Warmest Holiday Wishes,