The vernacular of my teens is rubbing off. I sit writing yet another article while in the background I can hear J-E , J-P or is it J-Z?
Although old enough to know better, the beats and rhythm stir my juices. I’m a 40 something year old who’s been raising kids my entire adult life. Some are direct offspring and others we inherited by way of bad karma or some sort of elaborate plan to make me go bald. Don’t let my age fool you, I’m a cowboy hat wearing, rap song listening, liberal hot dog answer man and I love life!
The song is now Blurred Lines and my fingers want to hit the keys to the rhythm and motion of the naked women dancing around the popular Robin Thicke, but I digress.
Halloween – It’s Here To Help You
Anyway. Hey, Hey, Hey… have you even thought about this halloween season? Why the hell not? Millions of ‘Mericans will be out honoring Lucifer with Satanic Corn Mazes, Haunted Houses, Pumk’n patches and out buying their favorite costumes from the fly by night, come and go, in and out, hit ‘m hard temporary Halloween Costume shops.
I know ’bout right now you are wondering how the heck this is going to help you. (??) Well, I was talking to what’s his teeth last year and about his success during this season.
What Did Bob Say?
He donned a double cross necklace and sprinkled a little garlic salt in his hair ( you know to avoid the demonic possessions) and headed out to speak to the local venue managers.
I’ll call him Bob since that is his name. He visited the local retailer of Halloween pumpkins, a rented tent covered a several large stacks of Halloween pumpkins in a vacant lot in his town. They had banners and bandit signs advertising their least expensive pumpkins, about the size of your fist.
PUMPKINS ONLY $3.00
Of course you couldn’t see the $3 buck pumpkins, they were in the back. What you could see is the enormous 84 pie pumpkins. The roadside ads worked and people would slam on brakes to stop and pick up a good decorative pumpkin or Jack O Lantern type.
How I Introduce Myself
I’m not 100% on his introduction, but here’s what I would say;
” Well howdy Mr. Son of Satan, my name is Ben, I’m a local caterer and have a fantastic idea that will help you gather more customers. Best of all, it won’t cost you a dime. What do you think about me bringing my nostalgic hot dog cart down here during your busier times and serving your customers?
We are licensed and insured and are popular at many local events. Our prices are fair and our menu is to die for.”
Of course you can come up with your own wording and after all, the point of this article is to share some ideas on how you can take advantage of this fun season while making some big cash.
So let’s do this…
The corn mazes, pumpkin patches etc… will all be opening now. They will enjoy droves of hungry customers who will leave unimpressed that the local event didn’t have anything to eat or snack on and will head out to a McDonalds or the local Krystal burger shop.
Can you imagine what they would do if you were there, slinging your hot tubes of beef? Bob can and many other vendors know exactly the opportunities Halloween provides. It’s the time you can escape the consistency of your regular location and make some extra mooolah.
Find One Near You
Get out there, take the day off and go pitch your dogs and get a venue or two to work this Halloween season. Some haunted houses are so busy they do it by reservation and pre selling tickets. Some corn mazes see over 1000 people a day. You need to be there, I need you to be there and your bank account demands you be there.
I found some in your area! Click Here for a list.
Make the commitment today. Grab a local paper or Google search your area for local events and venues and then go in person and talk to them. Tell them that you can only come one day a week for now and then if you see sales go through the roof, tell them that you have worked out a way to come more.
Take advantage of the next 30 days! Make more money.
- Offer hats, glow bands or other fake blood and capitalize on the moment
- Rename your menu to fit the event – e.g. Bloody Dog
- Color your hot dog water
- Offer slices of pumpkin pie or goblin and ghostly cookies
- Print off a special pumpkin pie recipe on the back of your limited edition Halloween business cards (never miss an opportunity to spread the word)
- Get dry ice and activate it under your cart for a awesome smoky effect
- Dress up or at least some crazy face make up
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