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Unread 10th Feb 2012, 08:16 AM   #901
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Originally Posted by RobReynolds View Post

Those look great!!

I've been following this thread, and I'm very excited to start taking action on this as I just lost my full time job last week.

Gregg, I see that you used Indesign for this layout. I have the software but I'm not very familiar with it. Do you have any info you are willing to share about setting up your layout? Any help will be appreciated - Thanks!
We're working on it Rob! All I can say for now.

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Bob..

Just wondering.. Did you do it more than 2 months? The Facebook page only has comments for 2011.

Everything looks great but my only concern is it seems like it in smaller regions, burning through businesses could be quite fast.
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I did 3, I haven't updated that very well, sorry.

I have another one ready to go but I've been so wrapped up with the responsibilities of the WSO and preparing my remodeling company's campaigns for spring, I haven't been able to spend time maintaining facebook.

You'll never burn through businesses unless you are only doing it in an extremely rural area.

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We're working on it Rob! All I can say for now.
Thanks Bob - for everything!
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Thank you very much for this post. I had no idea about the EDD program and it makes me think of cool ways to use that. Thanks again.
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Looks like someone else has a post up about big postcard co-op advertising
http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-...rect-mail.html
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Originally Posted by bob ross View Post

Thanks for the kind words. I tried a lot of different pricing models and I talked with some experienced salespeople who I thought would help me, but I kept running into dead-ends at first because my prices were too high for local owners to commit to right away and I didn't have all of my objection-handling prepared.

I spent night and day for about a month getting everything to be near-perfect and it's been smooth sailing since. I sold 16 ads in 10 days working maybe 2 hours a day after that, so I know it's possible!

USPS does NOT require a mailing permit. It's kind of hard to explain because there's actually two kinds of programs within that program, and that requires a permit but the one I use doesn't require one at all. It took me a lot of calling and researching to figure it out but it's easy now.

I even had the USPS hotline give me bad information but I eventually figured it all out. the program is so new and rarely used, that you most likely will be the only person in your area to ever have used it. The postmasters will be all confused and I've literally had to tell them what to do, seriously! They love it though because it puts a bunch of business into their local post offices that they don't usually see.

You can buy a permit if you want, which allows you to send over 5k postcards per day but it costs like $400 or something and it's really not necessary AT ALL.





I was kind of nervous at first because I put SOOOO much effort into this and you just cross your fingers that ONE mailing will bring in a ton of results but I'll tell you... once you see what 10,000 super jumbo postcards looks like on your front porch and you knwo that EACH one is going to be put into the hands of a local resident, you'll see how results will be guaranteed.

I know there's results because they've already proven it, I've done two cards and they got double digit responses which is incredible.

Part of my mistake in the beginning stages was that I wasn't "branding" my card, now I have it set up to where it's a well known thing and is expected (and I've never spent a dime on advertising for it). An unbelievably powerful tactic is to PUT YOUR OWN AD on it! free freaking advertising instantly to 10,000 locals. FREE FREE FREE to you! How awesome is that!? Everyone else is paying for it.

Yes most people will throw it in the trash like you said. Maybe 9,000 people will throw it out in the trash right away! But you're not concerned with the 9,000 people who throw it out, you're concerned with the 1000 people that save it and clip the coupons and use them!
Awesome! Awesome! AWESOME information! You will be hard pressed and I can pretty much guarantee you. you won't find another Warrior like this! Well, there is one other but none other...

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Ask businesses to keep the coupons that customers bring in to redeem.

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Originally Posted by bob ross View Post

a business owner can have a large ad on EVERY SINGLE one of those cards and be GUARANTEED that 100% of it's targets will see it and hold it in their hands.
On what do you GUARANTEE each one of these gets delivered... the post office's service???

"GUARANTEE" is a very strong legal word, so how do you PROVE that each one is actually delivered? Do you also purchase delivery confirmation, or does the postal service GUARANTEE to you...and you pass that GUARANTEE on to your customers by telling them, "the postal service GUARANTEES" each card will in fact get delivered.

The USPS lost $3.3 billion dollars last quarter so some folks might not accept any GUARANTEE that they give, and it's not a good idea legally to hang that GUARANTEE on yourself unless you can actually prove it.

That's the downside of using such big words in the sales process...it can cause legal trouble if one is not careful.
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On what do you GUARANTEE each one of these gets delivered... the post office's service???

"GUARANTEE" is a very strong legal word, so how do you PROVE that each one is actually delivered? Do you also purchase delivery confirmation, or does the postal service GUARANTEE to you...and you pass that GUARANTEE on to your customers by telling them, "the postal service GUARANTEES" each card will in fact get delivered.

The USPS lost $3.3 billion dollars last quarter so some folks might not accept any GUARANTEE that they give, and it's not a good idea legally to hang that GUARANTEE on yourself unless you can actually prove it.

That's the downside of using such big words in the sales process...it can cause legal trouble if one is not careful.
I think it would be a good idea if you send each advertisers a delivery confirmation or some type of receipt that shows the postcards were sent. That is what i plan on doing. So i think i will need to ask the post office for 16 different receipts, i wander how that situation will turn out.
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bob ross,

Thanks for sharing!

Postcard marketing is a great way to advertise as most people can't resist looking at them and the cost to produce and mail them is much cheaper than a sales letter and envelope.

All the best,

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Guys seriously, its GUARANTEED because thats how the program works.
If you are uncomfortable saying the word then dont, if you want to show
them receipts then go ahead.

Tell them that we are giving the post office 10000 cards but who knows
they lost $3.3 billion last year so I cant promise they will deliver them.:confused:

Heck Send them a picture of all the boxes when they come in if you want to as well. Send them a picture of you delivering to the post office, if you really want to show them proof make a video of the postman passing the cards out.

This is not something to get hung up on.



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On what do you GUARANTEE each one of these gets delivered... the post office's service???

"GUARANTEE" is a very strong legal word, so how do you PROVE that each one is actually delivered? Do you also purchase delivery confirmation, or does the postal service GUARANTEE to you...and you pass that GUARANTEE on to your customers by telling them, "the postal service GUARANTEES" each card will in fact get delivered.

The USPS lost $3.3 billion dollars last quarter so some folks might not accept any GUARANTEE that they give, and it's not a good idea legally to hang that GUARANTEE on yourself unless you can actually prove it.

That's the downside of using such big words in the sales process...it can cause legal trouble if one is not careful.
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I think it would be a good idea if you send each advertisers a delivery confirmation or some type of receipt that shows the postcards were sent. That is what i plan on doing. So i think i will need to ask the post office for 16 different receipts, i wander how that situation will turn out.
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I think it would be a good idea if you send each advertisers a delivery confirmation or some type of receipt that shows the postcards were sent. That is what i plan on doing. So i think i will need to ask the post office for 16 different receipts, i wander how that situation will turn out.
You could just make scan copies for them and keep the originals for your records.
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Originally Posted by Eddie Spangler View Post

Guys seriously, its GUARANTEED because thats how the program works.
If you are uncomfortable saying the word then dont, if you want to show
them receipts then go ahead.

Tell them that we are giving the post office 10000 cards but who knows
they lost $3.3 billion last year so I cant promise they will deliver them.:confused:

Heck Send them a picture of all the boxes when they come in if you want to as well. Send them a picture of you delivering to the post office, if you really want to show them proof make a video of the postman passing the cards out.

This is not something to get hung up on.
I might just sent them a picture and show the businesses owners the delivery confirmation.
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You could just make scan copies for them and keep the originals for your records.
That sounds like a better idea, i wander why i didn't think of that. That would be a lot easier than asking for 16 different receipts.
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I'm confused. You said it costs $0.88 each postcard in postage. So, postage alone costs 10,000 x $0.88 = $8800. But you're only bringing in 16 x $495 = $7920. And this doesn't even include the cost of printing. What am I missing?
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I'm confused. You said it costs $0.88 each postcard in postage. So, postage alone costs 10,000 x $0.88 = $8800. But you're only bringing in 16 x $495 = $7920. And this doesn't even include the cost of printing. What am I missing?
He uses the Every Door Direct Program, which cost 0.14 per piece.
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He uses the Every Door Direct Program, which cost 0.14 per piece.

Actually, it is 14.5 cents each

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@ scottish

You need to call everyone that you sent an email to and create a sense of urgency and value. Sense that you are getting too caught up in the technology and trying to WOW them with all the qr code,mobile landing page, directory stuff which is cool but UNNECESSARY right now.

Just get in and you can do all that other stuff later. Drop the price if you have to the first time, make sure they know its a one time deal, once they see results getting the full amount wont be a problem next time AND then you may want to add a "fancy" tech benefit to make them feel better about the higher rate.

Get the money, its there and they WANT to give it to you! Do you want to receive it?
I appreciate the reply. However, I wasn't getting 'caught up' - it was simply a USP to differentiate my flier from the 3 or 4 other companies that approached them for the same thing that month. In fact - the one person that mailed me back mentioned that as part of a booklet they are already involved in they get 100k homes for their £500.

Can we avoid sentences like the last one? The Warrior forums are full of the cliché lines and people simply signing up to whore their services. It detracts from the genuine people.
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I bought Bob's WSO. Have previously published a coupon book and did a flyer delivery business. presently in the gold buying business. Think I will use this to promote my business and make some money, as well.

Have just started through the info received this morning, and so far looks like well worth the money for the layout of the business, sources and all.

The rest will be up to me.

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Every one of those businesses has 1, 2 or more people there. They all eat, get their oil changed, have their cars washed, and consume all the services the homeowners in the area use. And best of all, many of them need to advertise.

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Hi Tim,

I figure that when the card ends up in the hands of a local business owner who isn't represented on the card, they might call you to find out how to get on the next issue of the card. I'd include the business addresses for that reason.

Karen

P.S. Another thing that would make it good to include the business addresses, if your advertisers are on the routes the cards are delivered to, they get real life proof that you actually sent the cards as you promised.
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You have them all email in to enter the contest. Said email opts them in to your email list. Then prior to a new run you use an email marketing campaign to fill up a new mailing. Sense of urgency: This mailer filling up fast! Only 3 ads left!

Originally Posted by jrobconsult View Post

I would have the drawing at a public place, that any of the advertisers can be there or send a rep. Will be making a website also to promote this. You can make an entire offline business from this one idea. Thanks again Bob.
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Just got this idea as a way to help your customers get more leads from their ads...

Take the postcard and put "City Name Business Directory" at the top... Of course you'd replace City Name with whatever city your in. At the very bottom put...

Post this somewhere you'll always see it for fast access to your community...

Or something worded way better than that...

My thinking is people will be a lot more apt to keep it especially if you TELL them too. They see at as a valuable asset...

Yeah they could Google it, but my fridge for instance is covered with stuff from local businesses.

Just a thought to help your clients get more leads which always makes YOU more money in the end!

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Hi Gregg,

I've been mulling over the same thing: what exactly to put in the website.

I am thinking right now that I'm going to make it really simple, like a squeeze page, with an optin form to get a free guide to local marketing the "new" way.

I figure people will mostly only find my site after they have one of my cards with the URL on them.

Small business people don't have time to dig around through a site with a whole bunch of products and services listed. I want to sell them on the Jumbo Postcard Saturation Mailing program, so I think I'll only feature that, with a mention of the special offer that all paid advertisers on the Jumbo Postcard get an ad in my online local directory of deals. I think the directory offer will lend itself to upselling them eventually on a mobile site and text message marketing. But, the cards are what I want to start with. They're so "tangible"!!!



Karen

P.S. I think I'm really getting tired of all the digital-only stuff. (I've been at this web development stuff since Jan. of 1997. )
Perhaps I'm crazy, but I see the web site as a place to draw in consumers looking for coupons. Secondly as a place to build a list of thoe who want coupons in their inbox or advance notification of new coupons, as i intend to host the coupons for anyone who wants to download and use. Perhaps I can double or triple the redemption for my clients, and give them more than they expected.
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Perhaps I'm crazy, but I see the web site as a place to draw in consumers looking for coupons. Secondly as a place to build a list of thoe who want coupons in their inbox or advance notification of new coupons, as i intend to host the coupons for anyone who wants to download and use. Perhaps I can double or triple the redemption for my clients, and give them more than they expected.

I'm with you, I think the real value of a website will be to the consumers. that way even if they, for some reason, don't receive the card in the mail, they can still get the coupons online. Also, a website could become somewhat viral, allowing people to get the coupons even if they aren't in the mailing.

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Yeah, Jrob, they definately have the WOW factor...In one of my several daily mind wanderings, I kinda thought about walking into a business with a mailbox and set it down for the owner to open...stuff it with letters, flyers and the billboard...maybe a bit over the top but they would remember it for a while
Gotta love the mailbox idea. I know a few people that would literally do that!!
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Folks, get the WSO Bob has running. While there is a lot of information in this thread, there is more in the WSO. Well worth the few bucks it costs.
I didn't get in until after the premium went up quite a bit, but it's well worth the price I paid. Less than taking the wife out for a chance to make 5k month or more is a bargain.
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Guys I have a problem. I named my company "InFusion" then saw that most of the company names on here are associated with value/savings/discounts.

Do I need my company name to be something like "The Value Titan" or "Captain Coupon" etc?

Or do you think InFusion would work? It looks nice on my website and everything else but if I need to change it I will. This is literally the first thing I did but the last thing I need to get settled before going out.
My opinion is to use something that has a nice ring to it, and works out well for SEO. So I want Coupons and my town in the name.

Building a list of consumers and a second list of merchants who are future, possible advertisors has some good possibilities.
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Originally Posted by Tiduslite8 View Post

The owner said it was $600 a month, and that they were in a contract until June.

He liked that what I offered was on a month to month plan...so no long term contract. He also was able to easily see that his offer would be guaranteed to be seen by the 10,000 homes that the card would be mailed to.

His problem is that he can't afford both advertising with me and Valpak, and he does have the contract with them. Not a big problem. That restaurant is one that I frequent, but isn't the only one in the area.

My first mailing will only have 8 advertisers on it. The back of the card has four 4X5.5" spots. The front side has two 4X5.5" and two 3X4.25" spaces. So far, 2 of the 4X5.5" spots are sold....just have to get the others sold off. Hopefully I'll get them done in the next week or so.
If it was me I would offer to take 1/2 to 2/3 in restaurant credit. They should jump on that with a 30% to 35% food cost. You said it is a restaurant you frequent. Years ago when I did my first coupon book, I direct bartered about 8 of the first month's pages to make it a good sized book with the first issue.
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My opinion is to use something that has a nice ring to it, and works out well for SEO. So I want Coupons and my town in the name.

Building a list of consumers and a second list of merchants who are future, possible advertisors has some good possibilities.
I don't think you need your company name to be the name of the mailer, per se. the company name is who they write the checks to ...you could be super star media company and one of your campaigns is labeled the Greenville Coupon Club.... as far as I'm concerned.

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Been contemplating this move for a while now. Bank account is set up now and I'm getting the wso tonight or Saturday when I can sit down with a glass of spirits, take notes, and hit the streets next week! Exciting. Plus I need the moolah!

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I don't think you need your company name to be the name of the mailer, per se. the company name is who they write the checks to ...you could be super star media company and one of your campaigns is labeled the Greenville Coupon Club.... as far as I'm concerned.
Good point. It is just like any other company that has multiple products. Unless that is the name that you want your business to have, it is not necessary to name it that.

In my hometown we have a radio station that is doing sort of the same thing, except that they are using booklets and charge alot more to be listed in it. They do not name the coupon booklet after the radio station. Actually the radio station is not named after the owners names. They just use one blanket company for all of their products.
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So I figure I'm going to put an end to all the speculating and haters in this forum as I saw a hint of the haters in my other thread and figured I'd just put a quick end to that.

I'm going to take pictures of paychecks I got before coming to this community. And then I'm going to take a picture of the home I just closed on 2 weeks back (my first home mind you) in which I'm currently setting an office up in now. Its not a huge mansion as I don't like big bills. Its a home, I bought it, and I could have never have bought that home had I not found these forums.

Then maybe some of you haters will get a clue. This stuff works. Not only does it work, but it can be worked to do other pretty crazy things as well.

I'm in the city right now so nowhere near home, but later on I'm gonna take some pictures just so you guys see I went from a broke ass cashier, barely able to pay my bills, to a homeowner with a job I absolutely love. I'm not rich, theres still tons of room for success. But this improvement as small as it may be to me now, is really huge no matter how you look at it.

I figure the pictures should help some of you doubters sort some things out in life.
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Hey RedShifted...why bother? What do you care what others think? You and I know it works because we are doing it. Why waste time that can be used for making money to try to convince those that won't believe your picture anyway? Scew em!

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Excellent idea. Have you thought about Franchising it?
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Thanks for sharing this, Never really thought about doing anything of this nature until now.
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Originally Posted by jgsketch View Post

Spent the last two days reading this forum. Bought the WSO yesterday. Finished setting up the DBA, business cards, website, google voice and started on Pitch for my salesperson. I'm running full speed ahead on this one.

My question, has anyone hired a salesperson for this yet? I was wondering what rate to offer. I was considering offering $50 per signup. So that's $800 for the salesman for 16 signups. Does this seem too high, too low? I've never tried hiring a salesperson before. And I have no experience in sales to do this myself. I feel confortable enough re-soliciting after their first purchase though.

$50 seems SUPER low. Selling 16 slots is going to take a good amount of full time work. $800 isn't going to motivate anyone of any serious talent.

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Been contemplating this move for a while now.
Why not take on some investors...and learn on someone else's nickle? :confused:
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Hey guys,

First of all thanks for posting the thread bob, its great.

Now for my method, basically I am going to roll this out in my city in the uk but I have added in a few extras that make this even more irtesistablre they are as follows:

10000 a4 postcards delivered by the royal mail

free listing on my website so customers can print out the coupons

free sms marketing, this will be one short code and will be linked to a mobile website. Each advertisor has the option to make one new offer each week which will be presented as a mobile coupon. 1 message per week will be sent to optins directing them to the mobile site to view all new offers.

2 newspaper advertisements one on the 1st week and one in the 3rd week of the month in 2 different weekly local newspapers. this ad will direct users to the website for printable coupons. thus reaching people who didn't receive the mailer.

total cost for printing, delivery, sms set up and newspaper ads will be around £3000.

i will be placing 18 ads in total on the mailer and charging £450 per ad which gives me £8100, leaving me with £5100 after set up costs are taken away.

I know this will be a little extra work each month but no more than a few hours and hey I will be making £1050 per week for my efforts.

Just 2 of these mailers a month in different areas would be more than enough for me to live on very comefortably given the fact that my last job paid £1300 per month

anyway I have created a nice 3 page promotional letter which I am going to be handing out to local businesses in the coming days.

I will keep you posted.

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Stephen

P.s I got 2 menus through the door today so I guess I already have 2 targets lol
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sounds like a bright idea.
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This is an informative thread. I think this postcard idea will work well selling it alongside other marketing solutions like a SEO squeeze page with analytics and SMS. I would also charge a small fee per lead the solution generates.

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With a card that big, will it even fit in most people's mail box, or the slits in the doors for mail? Won't the postman just fold it and force it in?
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Stranger...the postman will fold/wrap it around all the other junkmail we all get...so it will be on the OUTSIDE of the rest of the mail...where it will be seen...cool right?
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Originally Posted by greggorio28 View Post

"They're heeeeeeere......"



It's been a few weeks since your cards arrived. By now you've surely mailed them. I was wondering if you'd contacted the business owners yet to find out what their response rate has been?
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So I figure I'm going to put an end to all the speculating and haters in this forum as I saw a hint of the haters in my other thread and figured I'd just put a quick end to that.

I'm going to take pictures of paychecks I got before coming to this community. And then I'm going to take a picture of the home I just closed on 2 weeks back (my first home mind you) in which I'm currently setting an office up in now. Its not a huge mansion as I don't like big bills. Its a home, I bought it, and I could have never have bought that home had I not found these forums.

Then maybe some of you haters will get a clue. This stuff works. Not only does it work, but it can be worked to do other pretty crazy things as well.

I'm in the city right now so nowhere near home, but later on I'm gonna take some pictures just so you guys see I went from a broke ass cashier, barely able to pay my bills, to a homeowner with a job I absolutely love. I'm not rich, theres still tons of room for success. But this improvement as small as it may be to me now, is really huge no matter how you look at it.

I figure the pictures should help some of you doubters sort some things out in life.
Congratulations.

You have brought a lot of value to the forum. I appreciate it.

Thanks,
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Originally Posted by Doran Peck View Post

Bob, it is great to see what you have done! Go Man Go!!


For local marketing there is nothing that can hold a candle to saturation mailings...nothing.

Here's to the success of everyone! go and do!
I can certainly understand how you were an inspiration to Bob Ross.
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Originally Posted by Tiduslite8 View Post

It's been a few weeks since your cards arrived. By now you've surely mailed them. I was wondering if you'd contacted the business owners yet to find out what their response rate has been?
Yes, inquiring minds like mine, also want to know.

1) Any specific results
2) Any good comments back from the advertisers
3) Any lessons learned to warn us about.
4) What added values have your clients been asking for.

Thanks in advance for your response.
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For all who already rolled out a postcard campaign, which niches responded the best with customers? I'm guessing that food did. I'm thinking niches like food, car washes/auto spas, liquor stores, and lawn care would be the best to target.

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Originally Posted by Smokin Joe View Post

Well I have been reading through this thread over the last couple of days as I take action to get my own business started. So far I have gotten my EIN and spoke with my bank. I will get the rest of that as well as my business cards and shirts tommorrow. I have spoken with 3 local business were I know the owners and all of them said yes right off. One in particular has spoken with a few of her friends. (That one was ready to spend $500 to send out 1000 regular post cards). I showed her a copy of the mock-up that I printed out and she was amazed.

This will work but you must take action. Thank you Bob.
I agree, without action nothing happens. I bought this and have my blueprint together on the steps to get going, alongside my other businesses, and commitments. I take a few steps each day towards the big picture.

Thanks to Bob and all of you who are contributing to this thread with additional ideas!
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Originally Posted by junioreality View Post

For all who already rolled out a postcard campaign, which niches responded the best with customers? I'm guessing that food did. I'm thinking niches like food, car washes/auto spas, liquor stores, and lawn care would be the best to target.
Alton,

You would be right on all but lawn care, Along with pressure cleaning, that is a tough niche that is hard to generate business for. Substitute oil change place, brake repairs, all the foods like Sushi, BBQ, Pizza, Buffets, Seafood, etc.
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