I made $450 In Two Days Using QR Codes!

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Hi there, There is some cool offline tactic that I want to share with you guys.

The other day I realized that many bussiness are using QR Codes (that square with freaky dots like an atari graphic) in their sings, in the product boxes and so on (the one you can capture with your cellphone to retrieve some data).

So I decided to make a little test to see what happens... I went to this page QR Code Generator: QR Stuff Free Online QR Code Creator And Encoder For T-Shirts, Business Cards & Stickers and put my affiliate link to a money making clickbank product to convert it as QR Code.

I copy/paste into a word doc and add a big headline like "NEED $$??" (but in spanish of course), printed and went out to look for a good place to put the ad.

I choose a supermarket board near to my house to place it and went home.

Two days later I checked the clickbank account and I had 300 hops and 15 sales netting me $450 in commissions... not bad for a sheet of printed paper eh?

This can be easily scaled placing ads in crowded places like bus stops, stadiums... the possibilities are endless.

Also you can use this for clickbank products, cpa offers, your own products, and "everythingthatyourimaginationcanthinkof"

You guys give it a try and hopefully it will work for you too, how about an extra $1000 for this 'xmas?

Cheers
#$450 #codes #days #made #qr codes
  • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
    Are you saying that from ONE flyer at ONE supermarket you received 300 clicks??

    Is that what you are trying to say?

    Flyers can and do work - no doubt about that.

    But 300 clicks from a single flyer????

    I find that VERY hard to believe.
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    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      I have the same question as legit incomes and also, the CB offer you sent people too, was that page mobile optimized at all?

      Cheers

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    • Profile picture of the author Russel Mogul
      Originally Posted by LegitIncomes View Post

      Are you saying that from ONE flyer at ONE supermarket you received 300 clicks??

      Is that what you are trying to say?

      Flyers can and do work - no doubt about that.

      But 300 clicks from a single flyer????

      I find that VERY hard to believe.
      Who cares? he could be in a very tech savvy part of town. So maybe a supermarket that gets a high volume of traffic from colleges and young professionals. You should probably try and take out a newspaper ad and seeing how well your ROI is? make sure to track if you use multiple media
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      • Profile picture of the author Landro
        Originally Posted by Russel Mogul View Post

        Who cares? he could be in a very tech savvy part of town. So maybe a supermarket that gets a high volume of traffic from colleges and young professionals. You should probably try and take out a newspaper ad and seeing how well your ROI is? make sure to track if you use multiple media
        There is a another thread on this forum that was posted recently discussing how most college students these days don't have a clue what a QR code is or how to use one.

        I am skeptical like some folks here about one flyer but reckon it's possible especially in densely populated areas.
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    • Profile picture of the author neodarth
      Originally Posted by LegitIncomes View Post

      Are you saying that from ONE flyer at ONE supermarket you received 300 clicks??

      Is that what you are trying to say?

      Flyers can and do work - no doubt about that.

      But 300 clicks from a single flyer????

      I find that VERY hard to believe.
      The place where I put the ad is a board where people usually put classified ads, the supermarket is in a very crowded place,there are universities and big company buildings around, the potential viewers to an ad there is about 10k people a day, the use on QR codes in Chile is widely used on college students and young professionals.

      I make sure that the landing page was mobile friendly and of course I tested the ad with my own smartphone before jump in.

      About the CR 300 hops with 20K potential viewers (in two days) is like 0.015% and 15 sales with 300 hops is like 0.05% so... is kind of low

      I think, and please correct me if I'm wrong, that the hops in clickbank means in this case that 300 people successfully scanned the QR code.

      The hops and sales dropped because today is not a labor day, and I hope that tomorrow will rise again.

      I know that the place has to be important and time plays a big role too, this time of the year people are in a buying rush and need money.

      I also know that it could be a lucky strike and it would be hard to replicate with the same success but hey a couple of sales with QR code ads is better than none at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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      Originally Posted by LegitIncomes View Post

      Are you saying that from ONE flyer at ONE supermarket you received 300 clicks??

      Is that what you are trying to say?

      Flyers can and do work - no doubt about that.

      But 300 clicks from a single flyer????

      I find that VERY hard to believe.
      So do I, considering the fact you can't click on a flyer. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author dollar cashflow
    how can this be done in places like third world countries like Nigeria where Clickbank is not allowed
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    • Profile picture of the author grandstar
      Originally Posted by dollar cashflow View Post

      how can this be done in places like third world countries like Nigeria where Clickbank is not allowed
      i'm from nigeria. use graphcard address to register and also to collect your cheques
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  • Profile picture of the author AceOfShirts
    Great. Maybe I'll get a rush of QR Code shirt orders.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrOfferz
    QR codes are pretty prevalent these days and using them in my other business, I know people's interest is sparked anytime they see something they can scan on their phone. I could definitely see it happening at a high traffic store. Congrats.
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  • Smart. Very nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
    I almost wish this had been a poll (yes, I should search and see if there is one out there - or start one) because I suddenly have the urgent desire to know if anyone actually scans QR codes when they see them. I never do. Not ever even been tempted enough by any offer to do so. I have lunch at Applebees several times a week and they have a thing sitting right on the table with a QR code with some offer or other on it and I have not once actually scanned it although I certainly have plenty of time to do so while waiting for food or the check.

    Despite my personal experience with them, I've also never seen anyone reading the bulletin board at my local grocery but there are always ads on them so I assume they gather some interest. Maybe boards at some stores do better than others? In the coffee shop at a Starbucks where people might dawdle a bit more than at the grocery store? Or was this at a store where the average age of the customers is more in the 20's and 30's? Trying to envision how this could work.
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    • Profile picture of the author onSubie
      Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post

      I almost wish this had been a poll (yes, I should search and see if there is one out there - or start one) because I suddenly have the urgent desire to know if anyone actually scans QR codes when they see them.
      Funny you should ask... archrival.com just did one less than two weeks ago with 500 college students.

      The gist of the article is that the majority of college students don't know much about QR codes, don't scan QR codes and are unlikely to scan QR codes in the future.


      One of the barriers was knowing how to use them. Some students didn't know you needed special software to scan them. Some thought you took a photo with the phone's camera.


      How that reflects reality or if QR codes are more effective in some markets (likely), I don't know. The OP is in Spain so Europeans may be more used to seeing or inclined to use QR codes.



      From the article:


      We used our network of brand agents to conduct a simple survey of over 500 students on 24 college campuses across the country.

      Students were shown a picture of a QR code and then asked questions like: Can you identify what this is? Do you know how to use it? How likely are you to engage with these in the future?


      Here are just a few of our findings:
      • 81% of students owned a smartphone
      • 80% of students had previously seen a QR code
      • 21% of students successfully scanned our QR code example.
      • 75% of students said they are “Not Likely” to scan a QR code in the future.
      QR Codes Go to College | Archrival - Youth Marketing

      Note that only 21% successfully scanned the sample QR code. Leaving 79% who couldn't get it to work. I wonder if that is the 75% who are "not likely to scan a QR code in the future". That may only be a reflection of the sample group. If the QR code used in the test worked for 80% of the students and showed them something cool, you might see 75% would look for QR codes and scan them in the future.

      Mahlon
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      • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
        Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

        Note that only 21% successfully scanned the sample QR code. Leaving 79% who couldn't get it to work. I wonder if that is the 75% who are "not likely to scan a QR code in the future". That may only be a reflection of the sample group. If the QR code used in the test worked for 80% of the students and showed them something cool, you might see 75% would look for QR codes and scan them in the future.

        Mahlon
        Mahlon - Great article, thanks! Neat job they did on the data presentation graphics, too.

        There are some really good points in the comments section, too. I can see where folks would scan out of curiosity but then be turned off if they didn't have a positive experience. If they develop (or have already developed) the reputation of being purely for advertising and there's nothing of real value on the other end (as perceived by the person doing the scan), how many would come back and try it again?

        Interesting about popular culture being driven by college age students. I can see where that's the case.

        Just asked my 17 year old if he scans QR codes. He had no idea what I was talking about. This kid LIVES on his iPhone and if that phone can do something, he's the first to know about it. I had to describe the code to him and then he knew what I meant but he didn't know what it was called. Once he knew what I was talking about, he said he did know how to do it and had done it once at a Taco Bell because they were advertising free music. The song was something strange, he didn't like it and so has never felt they were worth following again.

        Now for a study of what college students WOULD like to see on the other end of a QR code...

        (Off to see if I can figure out how to actually scan a QR code myself.)
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        • Profile picture of the author onSubie
          Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post

          If they develop (or have already developed) the reputation of being purely for advertising and there's nothing of real value on the other end (as perceived by the person doing the scan), how many would come back and try it again?
          That's a good point, and in marketing they are primarily used that way.

          QR (Quick Response) codes were invented by Toyota but Toyota didn't patent the technology. I think they used them for inventory management as an improvement over bar codes.

          Most advertising I see using them offers an incentive to scan.

          As your son said he scanned because there was an offer of free music.

          I have seen huge ads on the floors of airports (presumably targeting people texting with their head down LOL) offering a free coffee at a chain located in the terminal if you scan the (huge) QR code.

          The OP had a short and enticing incentive to see what was behind the QR code: Want $$$?

          Mahlon
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          • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
            Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

            I have seen huge ads on the floors of airports (presumably targeting people texting with their head down LOL) offering a free coffee at a chain located in the terminal if you scan the (huge) QR code.
            Ah! When I was traveling a great deal and living in airports, that might have caught my attention. I could see that working from a business perspective, too. Scan for a free coffee - all bedraggled, road-weary business travelers would go for that. Then the business gets the customers and upsells them on the baked goods. Makes sense.

            Plus - advertising to a passing market like airport travelers has to be an on-going challenge. If you don't do something to reach out to more travelers, you only get to tap into those who pass directly in front of your shop.

            Same as....You could be satisfied with the traffic your site gets now OR you could reach out to new markets.

            I can appreciate the approach and I think your next comment is the key.

            Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

            The OP had a short and enticing incentive to see what was behind the QR code: Want $$$?
            Intriguing, somewhat targeted, piques curiosity. Put the right offer with the right audience, and all that. Now, if we could only train more people on how to scan QR codes...

            Besides the legality of the posting, I would think that success would also be dependent on matching offers with the interests of those who view any particular board.
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            • Profile picture of the author jrpt
              Imagine if you post in 50 stores...you'll be a millionaire before 2013.

              Call me a skeptic but if its true it might be the best case of offline PR I've ever heard of so congrats.

              I know if I put a sign up saying "Need $$$??" and it directed them to PAY $30 on clickbank I wouldn't get a single sale but maybe its different in Chile.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexander K
    Very cool idea!

    CB seems to actually give you the codes too. So could work well with them. Just pick a product that says it's site is optimized for mobile.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashysda1
    Originally Posted by neodarth View Post

    Hi there, There is some cool offline tactic that I want to share with you guys.

    The other day I realized that many bussiness are using QR Codes (that square with freaky dots like an atari graphic) in their sings, in the product boxes and so on (the one you can capture with your cellphone to retrieve some data).

    So I decided to make a little test to see what happens... I went to this page QR Code Generator: QR Stuff Free Online QR Code Creator And Encoder For T-Shirts, Business Cards & Stickers and put my affiliate link to a money making clickbank product to convert it as QR Code.

    I copy/paste into a word doc and add a big headline like "NEED $$??" (but in spanish of course), printed and went out to look for a good place to put the ad.

    I choose a supermarket board near to my house to place it and went home.

    Two days later I checked the clickbank account and I had 300 hops and 15 sales netting me $450 in commissions... not bad for a sheet of printed paper eh?

    This can be easily scaled placing ads in crowded places like bus stops, stadiums... the possibilities are endless.

    Also you can use this for clickbank products, cpa offers, your own products, and "everythingthatyourimaginationcanthinkof"

    You guys give it a try and hopefully it will work for you too, how about an extra $1000 for this 'xmas?

    Cheers
    Your the man dude, thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    I've posted up flyers all over the place in my town linking to a presell page for a Clickbank product. I get sales everyday. I have little tear off tabs that people can take with the url on it. I'm liking the QR code idea though. Will be adding it for sure! Would be nice to get more people checking it out right at the store instead of putting the strips in their pocket and forgetting about them.

    Believe me... people use QR codes. I've helped a few local business out now using QR codes. You just have to help people understand what they do and they will spread the word.
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    Wow...The idea of flyer is still good!!!By the way $450 in your country is alot!!!!!Chilean~
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    That's cool! Out-of-the-box thinking.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Imagine if you ran the qr code in a newspaper in a major city?

    Flyers are just one distribution model.

    If the technique works with one distribution model, why wouldn't it work with other distribution channels?



    Originally Posted by UMS View Post

    What sized town do you live in and what type of areas were you targeting?
    Yeah, what he said...
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Vraibel
    I've always thought about ways to incorporate qr codes or sms into an online marketing campaign because of the potential that they have but haven't gotten around to it.

    If you really made $450 from one flyer, you better have ran home and printed up 1,000 more of those.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Laundry mats are a good place probably to hang those flyers. Most people washing their clothes are bored to tears and walking around looking for something to do or read.
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  • Profile picture of the author kennykjtan
    hey, I tried that and I don't get any clicks at all. I posted all over the places. Bus stops, malls, laundry, Mc D but not a single click!!!!!!!!!!! I'm running into bad luck I guess!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by kennykjtan View Post

      hey, I tried that and I don't get any clicks at all. I posted all over the places. Bus stops, malls, laundry, Mc D but not a single click!!!!!!!!!!! I'm running into bad luck I guess!!!
      No matter what, it needs to be the right offer in front of the right audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kom
    That Mean All Advertising still work...

    Thank for share


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  • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
    CNN picked up the survey article today: Why QR codes aren't catching on - CNN.com

    I find the comments fascinating. One person mentioned that QR codes are more widely accepted in other countries than they are in the US. I have no idea if that's the case or not but might explain why those of us in the US would be a bit skeptical of the OP's results.

    Backing into the numbers, people would have to:
    1. See the flyer
    2. Have a Smart Phone (isn't going to be 100%)
    3. Know how to use the QR app (which, based on that survey, might be a very low %)
    Several thousand people would have had to see the flyer to get those kinds of results based on the info in that survey anyway. Placement would be critical (flashing back to my Marketing 101 class years ago...).
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  • Profile picture of the author Guru_Marketing
    Originally Posted by neodarth View Post

    Hi there, There is some cool offline tactic that I want to share with you guys.

    The other day I realized that many bussiness are using QR Codes (that square with freaky dots like an atari graphic) in their sings, in the product boxes and so on (the one you can capture with your cellphone to retrieve some data).

    So I decided to make a little test to see what happens... I went to this page QR Code Generator: QR Stuff Free Online QR Code Creator And Encoder For T-Shirts, Business Cards & Stickers and put my affiliate link to a money making clickbank product to convert it as QR Code.

    I copy/paste into a word doc and add a big headline like "NEED $$??" (but in spanish of course), printed and went out to look for a good place to put the ad.

    I choose a supermarket board near to my house to place it and went home.

    Two days later I checked the clickbank account and I had 300 hops and 15 sales netting me $450 in commissions... not bad for a sheet of printed paper eh?

    This can be easily scaled placing ads in crowded places like bus stops, stadiums... the possibilities are endless.

    Also you can use this for clickbank products, cpa offers, your own products, and "everythingthatyourimaginationcanthinkof"

    You guys give it a try and hopefully it will work for you too, how about an extra $1000 for this 'xmas?

    Cheers
    That's an interesting and creative approach. I think it depends on the location where you are putting the ad. In your case, it was the supermarket. This is where potential buyers can convert. If you add an ad for something that's NOT related to that audience (or people who are likely to see the ad) - it wouldn't work.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    I can see this working out in many ways. You can take this tactic to a college where almost every student is on the smart phone hype. You can take "MOBILE OPTIMIZED" cpa offers and place flyers up for things like dating, submit offers. You can even sign up for a text message service and set up mobile optimized LP and start taking leads for your offers. I can see this going in so many ways. Handouts, leaflets the whole 9.

    This is a good post and the Spanish tip was cool as I live in a city where there's a ton of Hispanic shopping areas not match that with Spanish Cpa offer or something?

    Cheers!
    Bryan
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve L
      Originally Posted by blillard View Post

      I can see this working out in many ways. You can take this tactic to a college where almost every student is on the smart phone hype. You can take "MOBILE OPTIMIZED" cpa offers and place flyers up for things like dating, submit offers. You can even sign up for a text message service and set up mobile optimized LP and start taking leads for your offers. I can see this going in so many ways. Handouts, leaflets the whole 9.

      This is a good post and the Spanish tip was cool as I live in a city where there's a ton of Hispanic shopping areas not match that with Spanish Cpa offer or something?

      Cheers!
      Bryan
      i actually tried this recently. i tested out a couple different CPA offers that I thought would be of interest to the college community. I received about 5 scans in 2 days. then nothing more. this was asu campus btw.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
        Originally Posted by Steve Longoria View Post

        i actually tried this recently. i tested out a couple different CPA offers that I thought would be of interest to the college community. I received about 5 scans in 2 days. then nothing more. this was asu campus btw.
        If I remember correctly, ASU was one of the campuses included in the study, too.

        I've been quizzing people around me all day about QR codes and most didn't know what I meant until I described them and even then no one had actually scanned one. Was thinking I'd scan my first one today when hubby and I had lunch at the ol' Applebees but the one I've seen there every day for over a month was now....gone!
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      • Profile picture of the author Russel Mogul
        Originally Posted by Steve Longoria View Post

        i actually tried this recently. i tested out a couple different CPA offers that I thought would be of interest to the college community. I received about 5 scans in 2 days. then nothing more. this was asu campus btw.
        hmmm very insightful
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      • Profile picture of the author goindeep
        I also find it very hard to believe that the OP got 300 clicks and 15 sales from this method.

        However If i was going to do it i'd probably give a very short sharp punchy 3 step guide on how to scan them and where to get the app from if they dont already have it:

        Turn You Overweight Un-healthy Dog Into a Beaming Ball of Healthy Energy with or Natural Home Made Dog Food Recipes

        Step 1 - Pull out your phone

        Step 2 - Scan this QR code below

        Step 3 - Enjoy !

        if you do not have a qr code reader type this into the search bar of your phones internet: wwwgetqrreaderhere.com
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        • Profile picture of the author neodarth
          Originally Posted by Andrei Rotariu View Post

          I also find it very hard to believe that the OP got 300 clicks and 15 sales from this method.

          However If i was going to do it i'd probably give a very short sharp punchy 3 step guide on how to scan them and where to get the app from if they dont already have it:

          Turn You Overweight Un-healthy Dog Into a Beaming Ball of Healthy Energy with or Natural Home Made Dog Food Recipes

          Step 1 - Pull out your phone

          Step 2 - Scan this QR code below

          Step 3 - Enjoy !

          if you do not have a qr code reader type this into the search bar of your phones internet: wwwgetqrreaderhere.com
          I understand the skepticism I'm still can't believe myself how things turn out so well, I didn't understand anything about QR codes before, I didn't get the WSO either. It was a long shot and turns out well.

          As for the 3 steps it would probably work better... probably not... to me it's like when you explain a joke lose its fun right? those who get it will laugh those who doesn't will not is that simple... that's why I keep it as simple as it could be, those who recognize a QR code and are curious enough will scan it, those who don't well... what can you do?

          I'm well aware that this is not a long term strategy and that I can't put all my chips on this er... I can't even dare to call it method nor a system... let's call it as it is an ad placement... but it will not harm to keep it between my traffic arsenal from time to time.

          Maybe simplifying but instructing the watcher could be something like...

          BROKE??
          SCAN THIS!


          or for a dating site...

          LONELY??
          SCAN THIS!


          with some big arrows pointing to the QR code (now that I think of it... it will look funny on a T-shirt )

          Lastly my intention was never to brag about or made up some hype up storie (I'm not trying to sell anything and no... there is no WSO coming) just to share something that worked for me. If you want to copy me and try it, by all means be my guest if you think is BS still there is free speech and I respect that.
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve L
          Originally Posted by Andrei Rotariu View Post

          I also find it very hard to believe that the OP got 300 clicks and 15 sales from this method.

          However If i was going to do it i'd probably give a very short sharp punchy 3 step guide on how to scan them and where to get the app from if they dont already have it:

          Turn You Overweight Un-healthy Dog Into a Beaming Ball of Healthy Energy with or Natural Home Made Dog Food Recipes

          Step 1 - Pull out your phone

          Step 2 - Scan this QR code below

          Step 3 - Enjoy !

          if you do not have a qr code reader type this into the search bar of your phones internet: wwwgetqrreaderhere.com
          Good idea, I did this partially. I had the call to action to "Scan this QR code!" and I told them where to go to get a reader if they didn't have one.
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      • Profile picture of the author blillard
        Nothing is going to succeed the first time around. That's why you always hear people talking about testing and optimizing. The same apply to offline as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author barickiza
    Good and creative idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author damasgate
    wow, this is why I love visiting this forum. Ideas like this
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  • Profile picture of the author tebor79
    The local news here in Houston has 10 or more seconds of a QR code on the TV screen where they say scan it to follow the local weather.

    The local free newspapers have dozens of QR codes in the ads.

    Most people I know are fully aware of what QR codes are and how they work.

    I could see this method working if used correctly.
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    that's a great return on just one flyer.

    I was in london at St Pancras station the other day, they have a christmas tree made out of lego, and on each side a christmas decoration in the form of a QR code hanging off the tree...

    While that station gets a silly amount of footfall it makes me wonder how many people actually scanned & how well it converted...

    As evidenced by the OP, there is quite a lot of potential for QR codes, despite how a lot of people aren't using them yet .. if people keep seeing them all over the place they will eventually (well hopefully)
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    • Profile picture of the author SpiralX
      Interesting concept - and I can totally understand the skepticism. But it was good to hear from another warrior who also has success with fliers. I've never posted fliers, but would consider it. I have heard a few times that they can be good with CPA. I think integrating a QR is a good option. Just put the web address + a QR.
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by SpiralX View Post

        Interesting concept - and I can totally understand the skepticism. But it was good to hear from another warrior who also has success with fliers. I've never posted fliers, but would consider it. I have heard a few times that they can be good with CPA. I think integrating a QR is a good option. Just put the web address + a QR.

        I have heard the same.

        It is always a matter of the right offer in front of the right audience.

        What is one thing that everyone with a smart phone might be interested in getting?

        Ringtones maybe?

        Set your QR Code with a CPA link to a free ringtones offer.

        I bet that would rock.
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    wow this is a brilliant idea. Too bad that im not living Usa or Uk that QR codes are used most. Congrats for your great idea keep going to other supermarkets
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by zk46 View Post

      wow this is a brilliant idea. Too bad that im not living Usa or Uk that QR codes are used most. Congrats for your great idea keep going to other supermarkets

      I don't know where you are located, but smart phone usage is higher -- as a percentage of the local population -- in countries other than the United States and Canada.
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
    About 6 months ago this was a WSO, if flopped as it didn't work.

    Or at least someone chose the exact same words on the flier, QR code idea etc. That WSO died a grizzly death because in spite of everyone putting up fliers and hiring people on fiverr to do it, nobody made any sales. I had the fliers put up in the UK, Ireland and several states in the US.

    It's one of those ideas that sounds like it works but actually doesn't. Many people have already tested it and you are flogging a dead horse. Maybe the stars aligned for the OP but all the people I know that used that exact flier had zero success.

    QR codes are generally used when you first buy a smartphone and want to try out the feature. Maybe the odd person gets a craving for taking pictures of square barcodes but it isn't something everyone is in to. The fact you need to explain what they are to the average Joe, should be all the evidence you need.

    Heck, some people in the US speak French, so lets put a flier up in French in tiny print instead. That way we can limit ourselves to only French speakers with really good eyesight. Lets go one better, lets limited it to only smartphone users who have the app installed, have an interest in the niche...and are bored enough to start scanning random QR codes.

    You can have success with URLs on pull off paper tags or even a phone number if you have your flier in the right place, if you are lucky. Why limit your target market to just those few QR fans, though?

    Sorry if this comes off as negative but I fell for this rubbish the first time, as did others. We wasted lots of time and money on it before catching on the dude selling the WSO hadn't got a clue what he was talking about. At that stage people got refunds, but what's the point when you have spent $50 on outsourcing the distribution of daft fliers.

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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Colin Palfrey View Post

      About 6 months ago this was a WSO, if flopped as it didn't work.

      Or at least someone chose the exact same words on the flier, QR code idea etc. That WSO died a grizzly death because in spite of everyone putting up fliers and hiring people on fiverr to do it, nobody made any sales. I had the fliers put up in the UK, Ireland and several states in the US.

      It's one of those ideas that sounds like it works but actually doesn't. Many people have already tested it and you are flogging a dead horse. Maybe the stars aligned for the OP but all the people I know that used that exact flier had zero success.

      Colin: Sorry to hear about the failure of that WSO and its flyer, but perhaps the problem was the flyer and the offer, rather than the method.

      Here is the states, qr codes are barely catching on with the populace, except when you are talking about college kids, and they still use them.

      Regardless, the idea is only as effective as the advertisement on the flyer and its call to action.

      If someone promised me that I could get a discount on toilet paper, I would not scan the qr code. But if the offer was a buy-one-get-one-free for dinner, I might be more inclined to scan the code.

      If I could scan a code and get a point-of-sale 10% discount, I might do it.

      One more problem I have with your story is that you hired Fiverr people to distribute your flyers? Seriously? How do you know that they took the money and actually did the job they promised to do for you? And if they did the job, where did they put the flyers?
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      Originally Posted by Colin Palfrey View Post

      About 6 months ago this was a WSO, if flopped as it didn't work.

      Or at least someone chose the exact same words on the flier, QR code idea etc. That WSO died a grizzly death because in spite of everyone putting up fliers and hiring people on fiverr to do it, nobody made any sales. I had the fliers put up in the UK, Ireland and several states in the US.

      It's one of those ideas that sounds like it works but actually doesn't. Many people have already tested it and you are flogging a dead horse. Maybe the stars aligned for the OP but all the people I know that used that exact flier had zero success.

      QR codes are generally used when you first buy a smartphone and want to try out the feature. Maybe the odd person gets a craving for taking pictures of square barcodes but it isn't something everyone is in to. The fact you need to explain what they are to the average Joe, should be all the evidence you need.

      Heck, some people in the US speak French, so lets put a flier up in French in tiny print instead. That way we can limit ourselves to only French speakers with really good eyesight. Lets go one better, lets limited it to only smartphone users who have the app installed, have an interest in the niche...and are bored enough to start scanning random QR codes.

      You can have success with URLs on pull off paper tags or even a phone number if you have your flier in the right place, if you are lucky. Why limit your target market to just those few QR fans, though?

      Sorry if this comes off as negative but I fell for this rubbish the first time, as did others. We wasted lots of time and money on it before catching on the dude selling the WSO hadn't got a clue what he was talking about. At that stage people got refunds, but what's the point when you have spent $50 on outsourcing the distribution of daft fliers.

      Regards,
      Colin Palfrey

      yeah not sure i agree with this i know businesses that are using them and getting sign ups from magazine ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
    Just to clarify my post above, my flier had exactly the same as the OPs flier, "Need $$$?" and the QR code.

    It went to a mobile friendly CPA offer teaching internet marketing that I'd already tested for conversions.

    The fliers hung in Cambridge and London (UK), were put up by my brother. The ones in Cork and Dublin (Ireland), by myself. For the US ones I hired 10 people to print and hang them, using Fiverr.

    As an idea it seemed brilliant so I ran with it. It doesn't work. Sorry to pop the bubble and maybe you will only really see this after you have tried it for yourself (it seems brilliant), but it doesn't work.

    Have fun anyway Reality checks are rarely popular.

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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Colin Palfrey View Post

      As an idea it seemed brilliant so I ran with it. It doesn't work. Sorry to pop the bubble and maybe you will only really see this after you have tried it for yourself (it seems brilliant), but it doesn't work.

      Have fun anyway Reality checks are rarely popular.

      Regards,
      Colin Palfrey

      As an idea, QR Codes are just another advertising tool distributed through another advertising channel.

      Flyers are one of the poorest advertising channels one can employ, regardless of whether it has pull-tabs or QR Codes on it.

      When questioning whether QR Codes work, it is a lot like asking if including a URL in your radio advertising works.

      I certainly don't believe that flyers are the best way to distribute any advertising.

      But once we get past the low conversion rates on flyers, then we must look at the QR Codes on their own, regardless of the advertising channel.

      Do QR Codes work?

      It depends on the offer and where you place it in your advertising.

      Consider this...

      If we buy radio ads or TV ads and they don't work for us, do we say that "radio doesn't work" or "TV doesn't work"?

      Nope...

      Instead we say "the ad did not work."

      Why should we view QR Codes differently?

      Because so many people see the messenger to be the problem, rather than the message?

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      • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        As an idea, QR Codes are just another advertising tool distributed through another advertising channel.

        Flyers are one of the poorest advertising channels one can employ, regardless of whether it has pull-tabs or QR Codes on it.

        When questioning whether QR Codes work, it is a lot like asking if including a URL in your radio advertising works.

        I certainly don't believe that flyers are the best way to distribute any advertising.

        But once we get past the low conversion rates on flyers, then we must look at the QR Codes on their own, regardless of the advertising channel.

        Do QR Codes work?

        It depends on the offer and where you place it in your advertising.

        Consider this...

        If we buy radio ads or TV ads and they don't work for us, do we say that "radio doesn't work" or "TV doesn't work"?

        Nope...

        Instead we say "the ad did not work."

        Why should we view QR Codes differently?

        Because so many people see the messenger to be the problem, rather than the message?

        On the radio at least your listeners know what you are on about. With QR codes most people just see a little hieroglyphic. Chuck in the p*ss poos flier technique as your method of presenting people with this unknown hieroglyphic, and you may as well give up. Ithink the only way you could make it worse is to hunt around for a CPA offer written entirely in Sumerian.

        I've fallen for this snake oil before. It sounds great, so of course people will market it to local business, meaning there is a huge amount of fictional positive press out there promoting it. Try it for yourself. Don't invest any money in it, but give it a go if you think it could work.

        I'm content anyway. I wasn't letting anyone get away with telling you all to waste time on something I have tested, without at least adding a warning. You've been warned now though, so knock yourselves out.

        Regards,
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        P.S. There is no "What I can sell V what he can sell" I had the same text on the same flier but with mass distribution. Nobody scans them.
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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by Colin Palfrey View Post

          On the radio at least your listeners know what you are on about. With QR codes most people just see a little hieroglyphic. Chuck in the p*ss poos flier technique as your method of presenting people with this unknown hieroglyphic, and you may as well give up. Ithink the only way you could make it worse is to hunt around for a CPA offer written entirely in Sumerian.

          I've fallen for this snake oil before. It sounds great, so of course people will market it to local business, meaning there is a huge amount of fictional positive press out there promoting it. Try it for yourself. Don't invest any money in it, but give it a go if you think it could work.

          I'm content anyway. I wasn't letting anyone get away with telling you all to waste time on something I have tested, without at least adding a warning. You've been warned now though, so knock yourselves out.

          Regards,
          Colin Palfrey
          P.S. There is no "What I can sell V what he can sell" I had the same text on the same flier but with mass distribution. Nobody scans them.

          LOL

          So you honestly believe that if you failed, everyone will fail... :rolleyes:

          All I can say is that I am incredulous!!! :p

          Yeah, I will let you know when I have the results back on my campaign... And I will tell you now that I will not be using flyers to distribute them.

          With your answer, you leave me thinking the flyer simply said, "Need Money?", with a QR Code on it...

          If I am reading that right, then no wonder the flyer failed. LOL
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          • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            LOL

            So you honestly believe that if you failed, everyone will fail... :rolleyes:

            All I can say is that I am incredulous!!! :p

            Yeah, I will let you know when I have the results back on my campaign... And I will tell you now that I will not be using flyers to distribute them.

            With your answer, you leave me thinking the flyer simply said, "Need Money?", with a QR Code on it...

            If I am reading that right, then no wonder the flyer failed. LOL
            By all means try it, but don't start throwing money at the idea until you've tested it. I only invested $50, some ink and paper into the idea. I think I went overkill on the concept as it had sounded so good.

            The flier did say exactly that (mine had the big red arrows pointing at the QR code too)

            Supposedly it had the best conversion rate, though I only got a few scans. I strongly suspected the idea had never been tested so the 'tested' flier wasn't tested anywhere but in the dude's head.

            Anyway, I do think you should test the idea. I'm just saying don't start investing hundreds into outsourcing it, until you have proven local test results. If you get them, run with it.

            I'll even tell you the other ideas I had for expanding the idea, had it worked. I was going to contact the companies that hang up band posters (see the contact info on the flier boxes in pubs), and hire some billboards. The price of a month on a city center A3 sized billboard, here, is 80 Euro.

            Here's another one, just a little evil. Buy a few hundred white t-shirts and get your message printed on them, then donate them to the homeless shelter. On the front you could have, "Scan a tramp," and on the back you have the QR code and the words, "Earn today!"

            Regards,
            Colin Palfrey
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      Originally Posted by Colin Palfrey View Post

      Just to clarify my post above, my flier had exactly the same as the OPs flier, "Need $$$?" and the QR code.
      Different cultures respond to different types of advertising. I've seen TV ads that run in Japan and wondered "why would anyone buy this based on this ad?", but in Japan the ad works.

      "Need $$$?" may not be sophisticated enough for your audience. In some cultures, just a picture of a product or a simple one-liner may be all that's needed to pique interest, where in a country like the US, where we are bombarded by "clever" ads all day, it may take something a little more intriguing to get people's attention.

      Just my thoughts...

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    • Profile picture of the author drdeeweb
      Originally Posted by Colin Palfrey View Post

      Just to clarify my post above, my flier had exactly the same as the OPs flier, "Need $$$?" and the QR code.

      It went to a mobile friendly CPA offer teaching internet marketing that I'd already tested for conversions.

      The fliers hung in Cambridge and London (UK), were put up by my brother. The ones in Cork and Dublin (Ireland), by myself. For the US ones I hired 10 people to print and hang them, using Fiverr.

      As an idea it seemed brilliant so I ran with it. It doesn't work. Sorry to pop the bubble and maybe you will only really see this after you have tried it for yourself (it seems brilliant), but it doesn't work.

      Have fun anyway Reality checks are rarely popular.

      Regards,
      Colin Palfrey
      Maria Gudelis shared some interesting statistics the other day including :

      The latest mobile studies in the US actually show that most QR code users are typically males, that earn over $100K. And if I remember correctly they were over 30.

      That goes along with the fact that the college crowd is not the demographic in the US at this time for QR codes. So actually the best target for QR codes are probably high ticket items.

      Not likely to have high ticket offers on a flier on a supermarket bulletin board in the US. So consider how you could target affluent males with QR codes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    I finally had to replace my phone about a month ago. I got a Samsung Android Ultra Something. It does everything but wash my car. One of the things the phone store lady put on it was a QR code app. Now I can't stop clicking on the things. One thing I have found. If the site is mobile optimized and well done I stay a lot longer than if its not. People are chasing off a lot of potential customers by having a site that's difficult to see or use.

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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Thomas Wilkinson View Post

      When you hear someone telling you what YOU can't do, they are usually talking about what THEY can't do.

      You sig is so very appropriate for this thread.
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      • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        You sig is so very appropriate for this thread.
        One of the most difficult things I had to overcome early in my life was to gain the courage to live the life I wanted to live as opposed to the life everyone else told me I ought to live.

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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by Thomas Wilkinson View Post

          One of the most difficult things I had to overcome early in my life was to gain the courage to live the life I wanted to live as opposed to the life everyone else told me I ought to live.

          Thomas

          We are kindred spirits my friend.
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    Thanks, I will try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    First of all congrats and thanks for sharing But...

    (I'm not demeaning the OP claims or dismissing his claims of success; he might very well have gotten those $450 but just thought I'd voice my 2 cents)

    Here's a Problem I see:
    1) How many people are going to buy something with their phone on the go (right now payments on phones with credit cards are still time consuming..paypal is little easier but you still got to type etc.)
    2) How many people are going to waste time reading a sales page on their cellphones
    3) If they don't buy it on their cellphone that means you don't get the commission

    Rarely would someone read a sales page that is everal thousand pages long on their cellphones and then buy, entering payment info, to get the product.

    Here's my suggestions:
    I'm glad it worked for you but what I might suggest for other people who want to try it out is to use a CPA offer with some short form submit eg:
    - email offers (I know they say it's hard to make money with these but as you see time and time again with different WSOs...it WORKS!)
    It works on flyers distribution and on sizzle cards...Now incoporate a QR code that people can use immediately and your conversions should go up especially when you place the offer like Free $100 Sam's Club gift card in the near proximity of the store.

    Just my take on it. It might have worked for you but I think it might be difficult to replicate the same results with another click bank offer because as mentioned it would be hard to read a sales page and buy on the spot when you got something to do (eg shopping) and you got to have them buy on their phone to earn the commission
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by humbledmarket View Post

      First of all congrats and thanks for sharing But...it might just be a one off success if you did do it because it is quite a couple potential points of issue.

      Here's a Problem I see:
      1) How many people are going to buy something with their phone on the go (right now payments on phones with credit cards are still time consuming..paypal is little easier but you still got to type etc.)
      2) How many people are going to waste time reading a sales page on their cellphones
      3) If they don't buy it on their cellphone that means you don't get the commission

      Rarely would someone read a sales page that is everal thousand pages long on their cellphones and then buy, entering payment info, to get the product.

      Here's my suggestions:
      I'm glad it worked for you but what I might suggest for other people who want to try it out is to use a CPA offer with some short form submit eg:
      - email offers (I know they say it's hard to make money with these but as you see time and time again with different WSOs...it WORKS!)
      It works on flyers distribution and on sizzle cards...Now incoporate a QR code that people can use immediately and your conversions should go up especially when you place the offer like Free $100 Sam's Club gift card in the near proximity of the store.

      Just my take on it. It might have worked for you but I think it might be difficult to replicate the same results with another click bank offer because as mentioned it would be hard to read a sales page and buy on the spot when you got something to do (eg shopping) and you got to have them buy on their phone to earn the commission

      Good points, one and all.

      Also some very good suggestions for hitting the right market with the right offer.

      Yours is one of the best posts in this thread.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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    • Profile picture of the author neodarth
      Originally Posted by humbledmarket View Post

      First of all congrats and thanks for sharing But...

      (I'm not demeaning the OP claims or dismissing his claims of success; he might very well have gotten those $450 but just thought I'd voice my 2 cents)

      Here's a Problem I see:
      1) How many people are going to buy something with their phone on the go (right now payments on phones with credit cards are still time consuming..paypal is little easier but you still got to type etc.)
      2) How many people are going to waste time reading a sales page on their cellphones
      3) If they don't buy it on their cellphone that means you don't get the commission

      Rarely would someone read a sales page that is everal thousand pages long on their cellphones and then buy, entering payment info, to get the product.

      Here's my suggestions:
      I'm glad it worked for you but what I might suggest for other people who want to try it out is to use a CPA offer with some short form submit eg:
      - email offers (I know they say it's hard to make money with these but as you see time and time again with different WSOs...it WORKS!)
      It works on flyers distribution and on sizzle cards...Now incoporate a QR code that people can use immediately and your conversions should go up especially when you place the offer like Free $100 Sam's Club gift card in the near proximity of the store.

      Just my take on it. It might have worked for you but I think it might be difficult to replicate the same results with another click bank offer because as mentioned it would be hard to read a sales page and buy on the spot when you got something to do (eg shopping) and you got to have them buy on their phone to earn the commission
      Really fair points, now that I'm thinking I wonder how many sales has slipped trhough my hands from those people who save the adress and watch later on their computers... perhaps if I use a direct linking url...

      Anyway just to give you guys a quick update, today 21 people has scan the QR code but no sales, hope next week gets better.

      Also I'm going to put some local business ads with a little more description.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    Well, I know from speaking with the owner of my fitness club that he put a flyer up on the front door of the club with a QR code that led to his online store (where he sells towels, t-shirts, weightlifting gloves, water bottles, etc with the club logo on it), and he claims he is making some great money from it.

    The conversation came about one afternoon when I was walking out and struck up a conversation with him. He had noticed that I always come in around 10am-12pm and so he asked if I was working. When I told him what I do, he started talking about his online retail shop, and the business he was getting from that sign.

    He didn't discuss figures, and I didn't ask, but he seemed quite happy with what he was making form it. I'm wondering if there was someone who turned him onto it for a fee.

    Think of what a great offline business that could be! Setting business owebers up with a retail shop and QR campaign! You could make some great money doing that. Charge a one time fee, or better yet, monthly fee to maintain the whole thing (or take a cut of the sales).

    Anyway, not to get sidetracked, but I feel this methos WILL work if, and only if, you market the right products to the right people. It makes sense to marklet the products he was marketing to his customers, since people that belong to a fitness club will be interested in those items.
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    Something terrible in my head now, I think its an Idea.

    Thanks guys,
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  • Profile picture of the author sqcd
    Very quick and great idea indeed. Here's another one: place a QR Code you can schedule and update on a sandwich board in a mall (ask the mall director/sales manager for permission - small fee) and then "rent out" time to shops to advertise on the QR Code for say $10 for 2 hrs. Price go up/down depending on time of day. Shops then bid for time and provide you with their promo messages/links etc. All you have to do is to add each update in advance and watch the cash flow in. You need a Code with a QR Code scheduling tool.
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    Nice tip, it's great when you use some online marketing techniques in the real world
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