Take a look at this simple business model, and please CRITIQUE it, ADD to it, shoot it down, build it up, hit the THANKS button - and let's make some serious CASH!
This business model is inspired by Quentin and his http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-...or-2011-a.html thread. I've added what I feel is a really great step (option #2) to it that becomes the main meat.
It is designed around going FACE TO FACE, dropping in on merchants/businesses, (sounds nasty up to now but read on!), and offering FREE QR Codes with 2 upsell options.
Here are the 3 choices:
1- a good sized QR Code sticker for their window plus a smaller one for their cash register. It features a subtle ad for my services. At first I thought of charging $20, but I think it's better to now offer it for free. Reason explained in part #3.
2- same as option #1, plus a mobile web PAGE on MY .mobi site. Great for smaller companies that don't need mobile sites that bad but are still interested. The QR Code leads to the web page - which includes their logo, phone number, address, link to their "desktop" site if they have one, Google Map, and at the bottom ads for my services and links to my site.
$97 + $37/m for hosting and one change* a month or $57/m for one change a week.
3- same as option #1 plus a mobile SITE. $397 + $37/m for hosting and one change* a month or $57/m for one change a week. Price is for a fairly standard 5 pages sites. Special requests are handled as they come - and I will surely suggest VIDEOS if they don't have one. Extra possible $ right here.
*The changes might include coupons, deals, events, etc., and have to be sent by Wednesday 11h59 PM. All changes will be done on Thursday or Friday. No slaving to urgent demands except for a high fee. I want to build freedom, not a J.O.B.
That would be the model for general type businesses (retail, etc.).
Consider this both a model in itself... and the way to get in the door of more qualified prospects to offer more services.
For real estate agents and businesses that live off people calling them, add SMS services, autoresponders, videos, and a lot more to that list. Buy mostly, keep the choices limited to 3, and add other options AFTER a close or a previous choice was made.
My main goal will always be to convert some of the qualified clients into full blown consulting customers.
Feel free to comment this, and see part #2 for the fun part, the MONEY