HDVR – Hot Dog Vendor Radio Episode 32
I'm sorry but you are going to have to suffer through some real tips and solutions to caller questions before we get down to the business of debunking the the latest hype that one internet marketing guru is offering. The genesis of this non-sense started back in January and I voiced my opinion then in this article. If you haven't read it, please do. Spoiler alert, this article has been updated recently with links to some of those quoted fans of this great program. You will find that it's not so great.
Music to my ears
Fellow vendor Rich shared a great idea on how you can bring some ambient music to your cart. We all love music and Rich has a great way of bringing it to the cart.
Bill asks about his used cart steam table, it's only 4″ deep and he ask about making it a 6″ table and wants the pros and cons.
Another vendor asks about approaching difficult property owners who may not be open to the idea of a hot dog vendor in front of their store. Little did I know, but it was perfect timing; a marketing guru would on the same day release his…
I know you probably don't remember him. He use to host every show with us. LOL He did make it on last night towards the end and shared some great tips on pricing your hot dogs. Be sure to listen for that helpful info.
Magic – Secret Customer Gettin' Button!
Oh yea, you heard me right. You don't even have to wait till late at night to catch this pitch, it's available now. Prime time, so to speak. I play Steve Schiable's latest greatest announcement about his magic, secret button. A button to bring you “raving fans”, “right from your home” all you have to do is click this magic button and “it will make people hungry.”
This is not a joke, a button, NO, a magic button that makes customers flock to you! (those are exact quotes above) Who doesn't want this? I certainly do and I can't wait to get mine.
And if you order right now, you can get a free website too. Apparently this magic button only works on websites so that's why we are going to give you the magic button and the website absolutely free!
What's the catch!
Well I don't know, my guess is it has something to do with the website packages available for sale, domain hosting etc… But if you want to help protect others from getting side tracked and wasting time doing things that are doable easier, free'r and with less headaches, sign up and let me know what the catch is. All you have to do sign up here and then let me know and I will publish the results and your experience.
First 3 people to share their find get…
an entry into the Great Hot Dog Cart Giveaway this December!
The bottom line:
After you listen to the above play link and still want a fantastic way to promote your business and a method that requires no magic, I will have today, online for your viewing pleasure; A video tutorial on how to get started on Facebook and Twitter with a business page for both and for free! I guarantee this too: IT WILL WORK BETTER THAN ANY MAGIC BUTTONS!
You can build the most amazing site and place magic buttons all over it and still have nothing!
- You still have to get people to your site
- You still must advertise to let others know
- You still have to convince them to sign up for your magic button service
And after all this: You will be firmly in place using one of the most antiquated ways to get customers information fast and in a non-pushy way. If you are a customer and want to know where you favorite vendor is set up and what his specials are; would you want to get an email or would you rather get a simple tweet from Twitter or a Facebook update?
We had 4 winners this week. 3 people won an entry into the hot dog cart giveaway for this December and 1 person won a free set of chip clips. If you would like to join in on the fun and giveaways, follow the blog for instructions given each week on how to enter. It's painless and fun!
This weeks Challenge:
Do you have a Twitter account? If so, tweet to your followers about @BensCarts and let's build up the audience. One lucky new Twitter follower for @BensCarts will receive an entry into the great hot dog cart giveaway.
Don't have Twitter: Go over to our Facebook page and post up a picture or three of your cart, your special hot dog or of you holding up my course book: hot dogs saved my life 5 people will be selected and announced on next weeks HDVR show.