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Old 01-04-2007, 10:43 PM
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What are you guys doing now with your time off since hardly any snow has fallen this year? I know that Colorado has been hammered, but what about the rest of you. What are you doing to bring in income and not get bored?
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:25 PM
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sounds good
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not really, it is getting boring. I dont have much to do, I havent started to advertise yet, do you think it is worth it now?
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:39 PM
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It could be good to hit really good potential customers.

But as a way for direct mail campaign, I think that it's too early
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I have thought of an idea... have you ever seen people have their address painted on their curb in front of their house? I am going to see what I can find out about doing that. I remember a few years ago we got something from a company about this, said it helped the fire dept, or other emergency people to find your house, etc... anyone ever looked into that?
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You know, I can't remember who it was that got started doing it.

But it was an entrepreneur from my business book readings who got his business started that way.

Why not come up with a price and offer it to neighbors? Maybe put some marketing material together to point out how it is helpful for the fd or ambulances to find their house in times of emergency. I think it's a great idea.

Keep me posted on how it goes.
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I did a little research and found this article. Maybe it will be helpful to you.

Painting Address Numbers on Curbs for Extra Cash
- by Ted Ballinger

So you want to earn some extra cash?! You don't need to pay for anything but paint, stencils, and gas (or bus fare).

I'm going to tell some of the secrets I know about the curb painting business.

1. FIRST GET A CITY PERMIT! Don't Break The Law!

2. Find a area that needs the addresses repainted.

3. Go to the first door and tell them you are in the neighborhood repainting the addresses on the curb.

4. If the person is interested they will ask how much. You say the cost is ONLY 10.00 (or higher) and we wire brush the surface to remove all old paint, and dirt. Then we mask off a white background with 4" black numbers. Also, let them know that you do have a permit on file with city.

5. If they say no, don't take the first NO! Tell them that they are good to have if there is a emergency, and that theirs has worn off. Most people will say ok, and then you can get started right away.

6. Put your white background on, and while its drying go to house across the street, and say the same thing but now point to the one your doing across the street, most people will get it if they see someone else is getting theirs done.

I do from 10 to twenty addresses a day when I do work using this method. If you would like a curb painting kit with stencil's, and more instructions on what you need to make money curb painting email ted@CurbPainting.com with (Curb Stencil's) in subject line for more info.

Good luck out there.




Here was another interesting site talking about this.
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Also amazingly enough some cities require you to get a permit to do this! Can you imagine!

http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/departm....it.aspx
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do you think it would be worth it to pay for a kit to get started? this site has great looking examples, and marketing packet for homeowners...

http://www.questcom.com/
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