How I Made $260 Distributing Flyers

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My best friend Ed owns a computer repair business and sales have been slow
for him for the past month, so I suggested that he create and print out 500
8 x 10 sales flyers and I will help him get them distributed door-to-door
and he did and gave them to me last week.


So, last week I took one of his flyers and went to other businesses in a
5 mile radius of my friends computer business and told them our business
is going to be distributing 500 8 x 10 flyers door-to-door on Thursday and
if they were interested we would include their pre-printed 8 x 10 flyer for
just $40, so to make a long story short I was able to get 9 other businesses
on board.

So, on Wed. I went back to each business to collect payment and flyers and
long story short again I lost 1 business, but 8 business were still on
board and paid me and gave me their flyers.

That's 8 x $40 = $320 minus $60 I paid my 13 year old son to distribute the
flyers door-to-door, which left me a profit of $260.

What my son did was he stapled all the flyers together and then he just left
them on porches or rolled them up and stuck them in door knobs or stair railings.

I know this isn't a huge profit business idea, but the goal here was to get
my friend some cheap advertsing and also to pay it forward and help some
other local businesses get some low cost advertising and the reason it worked
so well was because it was only costing each business around $60 each with the
cost of printing and distribution.

I hope this idea helps sparks a money making idea for someone.

To your success,

Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author Niks24
    Martin Good Idea,

    But I think these ideas are stuck to certain level only.

    another way I can suggest as Your friend has a computer repair shop you can generate some leads regarding website development out of it as many of them doing and then you can outsource it.It may be also a kind of idea to make some good cash.
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  • Profile picture of the author RD Phoenix
    Nice share Martin, simple but thinking outside the box
    Could use that strategy to get your own flyers paid for anyone your stuck for cash.
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    • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
      I'm going to build off this idea and add in my own flyers, so I'm getting free advertsing for my service and products.

      All the best,

      Martin

      Originally Posted by RD Phoenix View Post

      Nice share Martin, simple but thinking outside the box
      Could use that strategy to get your own flyers paid for anyone your stuck for cash.
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      • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
        Originally Posted by Portlandrocks View Post

        I wish my dad had paid me 60 bucks to distribute flyers when I was 13! think of the sales machine I would be today!

        great job thanks for the share.
        Yea, this would have been a gold mine when I was a kid. I delivered the Chicago Daily News back in the 70s, 6 days per week and made a whopping $20 per month. I could have knocked out 500 houses in a day or two and goofed off the rest of the month.
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      • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
        LOL, well I know my son and he is lazy, but likes money and I knew if I paid him really well he would do a good job and actually deliver the flyers the way I wanted him to and I told him I was going to check his work before I paid him, so he knew he had to do it right inorder to get the $60

        All the best,

        Martin


        Originally Posted by Portlandrocks View Post

        I wish my dad had paid me 60 bucks to distribute flyers when I was 13! think of the sales machine I would be today!

        great job thanks for the share.
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