A few wks ago, he phoned and asked me if I could help him earn some money. He said he had been selling cars until they closed down and that he knew a "little" about the internet.
So....I told him to come on over. I found that he had a Digital Camera and enjoyed taking pictures. So....I decided to show him how to make some "quick Bux" with his camera.
Here's what I told him;
Almost EVERY restaurant spends lots of money on their INTERIORS... however....no one SEES their interiors until they're INSIDE the restaurant. So...I came up with a way to "Show Interiors to people OUTSIDE the restaurants....by making a Video which could be seen on their website and other Video sites.
When I started this biz....a couple of years ago, I asked a restaurant owner I knew, if I could "take a few pictures" of his place and make a Video at NO obligation. He agreed, so I snapped some shots....went home and used PhotoStory3 to make a Video....then burned it to a DVD. I then remembered that Wally World had a Portable DVD Player (Phillips - $80)
So...armed with my Sample DVD and the Portable DVD Player...I went into a restaurant....plopped the Player down on a table and showed the owner my Sample DVD. Then told him I'd like to make up a similar DVD for HIS restaurant....that he could put on his website, etc....at NO obligation.
He said, "Go Ahead!" I then snapped about 10 shots, went home & made a Video with PS3....burned it to a DVD and went back to show him.
He LOVED IT! I then told him I usually charge $495 for the DVD and to upload it to 27 Video Sites (Tube-Mogul)....however...I'd only charge him $360...if he decided....NOW!
He agreed and wrote me a check for $360. I then proceeded to make a bunch of videos for other restaurants and OTHER types of businesses.
I took my friend to a restaurant that had recently opened....went in.... showed the owner my Sample DVD....asked if I could take some shots and told him I'd make up a Video for him....at NO Obligation.
He said, "Go Ahead! Let's see what you come up with!"
Whammo...Bammo....took some shots...went home and made a Video with PS3....burned it to a DVD...went back and plopped the Player down on the end of the bar where he was sitting...let it run and BANGO, BONGO...he LOVED IT.
So...I loaned my guy my Portable DVD Player...showed him how to make the Videos with PS3 (or Movie-Maker) and burn them...and....let him go On His Own.
So...he "bombed" the first couple of times BUT....started to get "the hand of it" so that now...anytime he wants...he "Barges Into" a restaurant (or other biz)(I was surprised how many different types of businesses he sold. He just finished coming from a Plumber...and last week he did a Roofer)
So....I thought I'd share this with you folks as an example of what can be done...starting with little money.