An Easy $180 A Month from Restaurants

by midasman09 Banned
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Here's a Money-Maker I'd like to share with you folks.

It's getting close to "Tourist" Season and....restaurants are looking forward to a great Summer Tourist Season.

They are HOPING to grab some of that "Tourist Cash"!

One way I created to bring in some of this "Tourist Cash"....was to place a Sign on the Front Counter of Hotels/Motels.......offering "KIDS EAT FREE" cards to parents of Room Guests. (See Photo Below)

The Front Desk Clerks HANDS one of our "Kids Eat Free" cards to every parent that registers.

This Card allow the Holder to take their kids to one of the 6 participating restaurants where their kids can "Eat for Free"! That's right, NO CHARGE!

Here's how it goes;
I get 6 Motels to agree to place my sign on the front desk counter and hand a Card to parents when they check in....as a "Special Gesture" to their guests with kids.

(You think the motels would go for this?)

I then contact 6 restaurants that agree to NOT CHARGE for Kids when a parent presents a "Kids Eat Free" card.

I started out charging restaurants $30/mo per motel (6 Motels x $30 = $180/mo per restaurant)....and have since raised the monthly fee.

So...again, I'm NOT "selling" anything here.....just offering a possibility for YOU to make some "OFFLine Moola....from this info.

Last summer I had 60 restaurants participating in 5 towns.

Enjoy,

Don Alm....Idea Guy
#$180 #easy #month #restaurants
  • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
    Originally Posted by midasman09 View Post

    Here's a Money-Maker I'd like to share with you folks.

    It's getting close to "Tourist" Season and....restaurants are looking forward to a great Summer Tourist Season.

    They are HOPING to grab some of that "Tourist Cash"!

    One way I created to bring in some of this "Tourist Cash"....was to place a Sign on the Front Counter of Hotels/Motels.......offering "KIDS EAT FREE" cards to parents of Room Guests. (See Photo Below)

    The Front Desk Clerks HANDS one of our "Kids Eat Free" cards to every parent that registers.

    This Card allow the Holder to take their kids to one of the 6 participating restaurants where their kids can "Eat for Free"! That's right, NO CHARGE!

    Here's how it goes;
    I get 6 Motels to agree to place my sign on the front desk counter and hand a Card to parents when they check in....as a "Special Gesture" to their guests with kids.

    (You think the motels would go for this?)

    I then contact 6 restaurants that agree to NOT CHARGE for Kids when a parent presents a "Kids Eat Free" card.

    I started out charging restaurants $30/mo per motel (6 Motels x $30 = $180/mo per restaurant)....and have since raised the monthly fee.

    So...again, I'm NOT "selling" anything here.....just offering a possibility for YOU to make some "OFFLine Moola....from this info.

    Last summer I had 60 restaurants participating in 5 towns.

    Enjoy,

    Don Alm....Idea Guy
    Great idea Don! How much are you charging now?

    Thanks, Eva
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetcrabhoney18
    Really nice idea. I'm sure you can scale it up easily. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author hourstoincome
      Great idea. Have you tried this yet? How did things turn out? Thanks for sharing
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      • Profile picture of the author midasman09
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        Great idea. Have you tried this yet? How did things turn out? Thanks for sharing


        Oh yeah!....I just toss this "Stuff" up for the heck of it....mostly...cause I'm BORED!...and need a few minutes break from watching "Star-Trek" 1,2, 3, 4....etc!

        Ya! Just take my "little" posts as "conversations", "Oooohh! Dat sounds like a neat idee....what do yuse guys tink o dis?

        GIMME A BREAK! The more I post here...the more I'm coming to realize... "WHY"!

        I just laid down a "Money-Making" program..... that I AM HELPING....over 100 INdividuals.....who have paid OVER $500 to Learn about and....I get comments like, "Hey Man! Ya tried dis...yet? Howd tings work out fer YA? Tanks fer sharing:!

        HEY! SCOTTIE! BEAM ME UP! NO SIGN O LIFE...HERE!

        Don Alm....on the good ship, "Enterprise 1"....ready to check out another planet
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        • Profile picture of the author FormerWageSlave
          Wow. The guy thanks you for your contribution and you still treat him like crap?



          Originally Posted by midasman09 View Post

          Great idea. Have you tried this yet? How did things turn out? Thanks for sharing


          Oh yeah!....I just toss this "Stuff" up for the heck of it....mostly...cause I'm BORED!...and need a few minutes break from watching "Star-Trek" 1,2, 3, 4....etc!

          Ya! Just take my "little" posts as "conversations", "Oooohh! Dat sounds like a neat idee....what do yuse guys tink o dis?

          GIMME A BREAK! The more I post here...the more I'm coming to realize... "WHY"!

          I just laid down a "Money-Making" program..... that I AM HELPING....over 100 INdividuals.....who have paid OVER $500 to Learn about and....I get comments like, "Hey Man! Ya tried dis...yet? Howd tings work out fer YA? Tanks fer sharing:!

          HEY! SCOTTIE! BEAM ME UP! NO SIGN O LIFE...HERE!

          Don Alm....on the good ship, "Enterprise 1"....ready to check out another planet
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        • Profile picture of the author misterme
          Originally Posted by midasman09 View Post

          Great idea. Have you tried this yet? How did things turn out? Thanks for sharing


          Oh yeah!....I just toss this "Stuff" up for the heck of it....mostly...cause I'm BORED!...and need a few minutes break from watching "Star-Trek" 1,2, 3, 4....etc!

          Ya! Just take my "little" posts as "conversations", "Oooohh! Dat sounds like a neat idee....what do yuse guys tink o dis?

          GIMME A BREAK! The more I post here...the more I'm coming to realize... "WHY"!

          I just laid down a "Money-Making" program..... that I AM HELPING....over 100 INdividuals.....
          I wasn't clear from your first post if you had done it either, and I'm fairly intelligent, because you wrote things in it like, "You think the motels would go for this?" which could be taken to mean you're asking, "do you think my idea will work?" implying that you hadn't done it.
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  • Profile picture of the author flightrisk
    Don your posts are awesome...im not sure whats better the ideas or the energy that you put into the posts...LOL great stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    You're going to have to live without his awesomeness for a while. I have asked him previously to be a bit more civil. It appears he needs time to consider what that means.


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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    This is a very clever strategy. A win-win-win-win situation (you-visitor-motel owner-restaurant owner). I would definitely give this a try if I was in a touristic city but I guess the same principle could be applied for other niches as well.

    My question is: How do you start? By talking to the motels or restaurants?
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    • Profile picture of the author iInvent
      I've contacted a few hotels in my area and they are REALLY reluctant to give out any references to other restaurants since they want people to eat at their OWN restaurant...it's the second top revenue for them. Top one being hotel rooms of course.

      Anyhow, that's the feedback that I got from 2 big hotel chains.

      I guess you could target hotels/motels that don't have a restaurant...
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      "Before you try to satisfy the client, understand and satisfy the person."

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      • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
        Originally Posted by iInvent View Post

        I've contacted a few hotels in my area and they are REALLY reluctant to give out any references to other restaurants since they want people to eat at their OWN restaurant...it's the second top revenue for them. Top one being hotel rooms of course.

        Anyhow, that's the feedback that I got from 2 big hotel chains.

        I guess you could target hotels/motels that don't have a restaurant...
        BINGO!

        That is exactly what Don does and very successfully so. He makes a mockup sample first, shows it to the hotel manager and gets their approval in writing. Then gets them to tell the restaurants that they would recommend so now he has a somewhat of an "in" when approaching the restaurants. Takes some balls but it's doable.

        Guess we won't see him for a while according to Paul, and even if he is let back in, which is prob shortly, who knows what Don himself will do then... Yea, he can be annoying but also very inspiring, like put a fire under you know what. Personally, I love his posts.

        Eva
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        • Profile picture of the author iInvent
          Originally Posted by Vikuna2009+ View Post

          BINGO!

          That is exactly what Don does and very successfully so. He makes a mockup sample first, shows it to the hotel manager and gets their approval in writing. Then gets them to tell the restaurants that they would recommend so now he has a somewhat of an "in" when approaching the restaurants. Takes some balls but it's doable.

          Guess we won't see him for a while according to Paul, and even if he is let back in, which is prob shortly, who knows what Don himself will do then... Yea, he can be annoying but also very inspiring, like put a fire under you know what. Personally, I love his posts.

          Eva
          Yep...the lightbulb went on as I was writing my post lol
          Thanks for chiming in!
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          Thanks for reading!

          Chantal
          "Before you try to satisfy the client, understand and satisfy the person."

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      • Profile picture of the author anwar001
        Originally Posted by iInvent View Post

        I've contacted a few hotels in my area and they are REALLY reluctant to give out any references to other restaurants since they want people to eat at their OWN restaurant...it's the second top revenue for them. Top one being hotel rooms of course.

        Anyhow, that's the feedback that I got from 2 big hotel chains.

        I guess you could target hotels/motels that don't have a restaurant...
        You can add some of your own twists to this strategy. For example - if you live in a tourist city then instead of going for the restaurant-motel combination, you can try the strategy on car rental agency-restaurant combo. For example - convince some cab agencies to hand out cards to their clients offering free meals to their kids. They shouldn't have any hesitation at all. Many tourists would book cabs to visit different places in the city. Instead of cab agencies, you can even hand out cards to many cab drivers to give them to their passengers.

        Think of other services these tourists might need when they are visiting your town and approach those businesses with your offer. It could be shopping places and stores which are flocked by the tourists.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Schwarz
    Wish I would have had this idea a few months ago. Our "snowbird" crowd is leaving in a couple weeks. Should have paid better attention. Thanks for this for next year!
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    • Profile picture of the author hademade
      This sounds like a great idea, but i don't really live in a tourist area. Is the location important for doing something like this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
      Originally Posted by Frank Schwarz View Post

      Wish I would have had this idea a few months ago. Our "snowbird" crowd is leaving in a couple weeks. Should have paid better attention. Thanks for this for next year!
      Why wait for next year? Better to start now. I would go in with the idea that you are in the process of lining up for the next "snow bird" season and that you are willing to give everyone a great discount if they sign up now.

      And, that when your season hits full swing, not only have you already made some money but you also have the experience and lots of contacts. Tell them that when season is in, they have the first right to reserve their guaranteed spot, IF they sign up in "low" season..

      Worth a try...

      Eva
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  • Profile picture of the author NickSway
    Interesting idea. I'll try this one in the near future. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Emma Francina
    Very nice info that i am looking for.Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author BLM
    wow thanks for the share bro!
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  • Profile picture of the author Simoshere
    Originally Posted by midasman09 View Post


    I started out charging restaurants $30/mo per motel (6 Motels x $30 = $180/mo per restaurant)....and have since raised the monthly fee.

    So...again, I'm NOT "selling" anything here.....just offering a possibility for YOU to make some "OFFLine Moola....from this info.

    Last summer I had 60 restaurants participating in 5 towns.

    Enjoy,

    Don Alm....Idea Guy
    Lol, you guys are funny.. It was clear to me that he had done this before..

    But to each his own. My theory is that some people just see the original post, skim through until the end and just assume they know what was said.

    *Shrug*
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  • Profile picture of the author cheyser
    Awesome idea you have there thanks for sharing
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