Waaay baack in 2007 I noticed at least 100 homes a month were being sold in my area. When I was in WalMart one day I noticed a folder holding 5, Sheet Sized, "FRIDGE MAGNETS"! I bought a package and went home to "experiment" in my "Idea Cave". (Similar to a "Man Cave" but more organized)
I noticed these Magnetic Sheets could be printed on an ordinary Inkjet. I thought, "Hey! Why don't I put a Calendar on these along with other info of HIGH INTEREST to....HOME BUYERS!
So....I did some more experimenting and "Idea Banging" and came up with my "WELCOME MAGNET!" (see photo)
This is an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet with;
1) Important Phone Numbers at top
2) A "12 month" Calendar (starting with month sent)
3) A "Category Index" of Businesses and Services with "Graphical Icons" representing each category
I then made a Stupendous "Welcome Envelope" to impress the Home Buyers and get them to OPEN!
Then...after an exhausting search for a "trustworthy" name source I find one with a "PLUS". The names were "30 days old and....ACCURATE!" WOW! This meant that each month my "Welcome Package" would arrive when home buyers NEEDED IT!
So....I made up a "Presentation" and proceeded to quickly get 28 sponsors to agree to pay me $100 a month!
In fact....for the 1st 3 mos (07, 08 & 09) I had TWO mailings going ($5,600 monthly)
The sponsors LOVED this - they could reach their BEST PROSPECTS soon after moving in (in fact, many had not yet moved in when my Welcome Package arrived)....
The Home Buyers LOVED this - they had Important Numbers, a Calendar and business and service people.......close at hand (ON their Fridge)
Each package cost me about $3 and I receive $28 Gross...for a Net Net of $25 per package.
I'm going to be re-igniting this because home sales are picking up in my area.
This is a "simple" program....I use MS Publisher for my graphics and a good InkJet to print the 100 Magnet Sheets each month. Pretty good income for 1 day a month. I have the "system" down pat and this time I'll be setting it up in other towns.
I'm not selling anything here so I won't be giving out many (if any) more details. However....this is a REALLY SIMPLE program to start up and I thought I'd toss it up here as something that's quite lucrative and MUCH-NEEDED in any community.
And....this is "face-to-face" program which means personal contact with sponsors.
Thanks for reading,