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Old 15th January 2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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well i come up with ideas all the time. many seem that they will work great. i currently run a small not very busey painting service. just a way to make some extra cash. but for the past 8 months or so, i have been working on a business. its an advertising business. i will be placing door knob bags on door knobs within the county by me. its not a new ideal of course but i am providing it at such a great price. i just started a web page its only in the begaining. i have another person who will be salesman for me. we will be going to the business. i would like to get peoples advice on this and some other things i could offere maybe. also how to market it. the site so far is at ... doorknobad.com
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Old 18th January 2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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Vince,

Checked out your site, those are some great prices! My question is how are you going to make any money designing, printing, and hanging 1300 ads on doorknobs for $97?

I think you have a good idea, I am just curious if it is profitable at those prices.

On a side note. You may want to invest in a better graphics program to make your tables and stuff on your website, as they are very fuzzy. Image is very important when you are selling advertising.

Good luck!

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Old 24th January 2007, 01:34 PM   #3
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that sounds like a good idea, but the price is way too cheap. i used to be a meter reader for the water company, i used to read 250-300 houses a day if they were far apart, and 400-450 if they were close together including town houses. its a real good idea but you might want to up your prices a good bit to make it worth it. just my thoughts, richie

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Old 24th January 2007, 02:56 PM   #4
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On a side note. You may want to invest in a better graphics program to make your tables and stuff on your website, as they are very fuzzy. Image is very important when you are selling advertising.
Colemg01, I agree.

Is it your graphics program, or too low a resolution. Do the images look better at a higher dpi?

On the pricing page, as are you are using a table-based design, why not make the pricing a regular table, rather than a gif. It would look nicer and be easier to change.

You need to have better titles. "Home" for the home page, etc you need identity and titles are important in seo. Put in your company name on each page, and succinctly what your company does, and for each page, what that page is about.

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I agree about the prices. Seems like making any money would be difficult. Anyway, good luck, I like the concept.

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Old 25th January 2007, 05:54 PM   #6
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I think i will have to work with the prices more. the thing is a company does it now in the area for 10 cents a house. so i want to provide it at a cheaper price. the house in the area are closer to sidewalk and closer together. We came up with about 1.5 a min. here. im not sure what to realy do. lol i talk to many people who love it though. at least i can put my ad in there for my painting business i guess.

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I think i will have to work with the prices more. the thing is a company does it now in the area for 10 cents a house. so i want to provide it at a cheaper price. the house in the area are closer to sidewalk and closer together. We came up with about 1.5 a min. here. im not sure what to realy do. lol i talk to many people who love it though. at least i can put my ad in there for my painting business i guess.

perhaps the answer is to make your service better then the other one somehow, and not neccesarily cheaper

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Old 27th January 2007, 02:44 PM   #8
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You shouldn't be the cheapest guy in town. Come up with some benefits your company has over the other company and sell at or above there price.

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Old 28th January 2007, 02:44 PM   #9
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thank you all very much. take it back to the drawing board. perhaps look into other things as well.

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