One of my programs is "Ad Flyers on Pizza Boxes"! I've done this program with 10 Pizzerias over the last 3 yrs.
I make up a 8 1/2 by 11 Flyer on Glossy Stock....the pizzeria has the middle and there's room fo 12 Ads around the edges. These are FREE to the pizza place and I charge $195 to $295 per as space, depending on what kind of town I'm in.
A friend told me he was "at his wits end to come up with a way to make some bux" and....did I have any ideas. So....I knew he had some sales experience selling ads for a local Radio Station....but....Radio Ad Sales are tough to sell (these days)...so....yesterday morning (Thurs) I asked him to meet me at the StarBucks Coffee Shop at 8:30am.
I showed him my "Pizza Box Flyer" progam (This is an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet on glossy stock with 12 FULL Color ads) In Small Towns I sell these ads for $195 ea. Bigger towns for $295.
I told him I'd like to try a small town of 3,200 people about 10 mi South.
He said, "Let's Go!" So....at 9:30am we started making calls, just walking into businesses, looking for the owner....handing him/her my Demo Box and Flyer...telling them how their ad (in Full Color) would be seen, (NO pages to turn) by people who bought pizza.
We took about an hour for lunch and by 2pm...we had sold 12 ads for $195 ea ($2,340)....in a town of 3,200 people.
The cost would be about $300 so....we NETTED $2,000 for the day.
To say my friend was excited would be an under statement. He's ready to go out on his next day off and .....make $2,000 on his own. Granted, yesterday...I made the first 6 sales and he got the last 6....which proved to him....HE could do this! Go into a strange town and walk out with 2 Grand under his belt.
So....thanks for letting me share my success.
Don Alm....Sales Guy