I am still making slow but steady progress improving various sites such as this one, for the marketing of my dvd duplication and cd duplication processes right here in Auckland, New Zealand.
I guess duplication can be known as other names, dvd copying, dvd reproduction or dvd pressing and dvd printing, not to mention the dvd packaging with inserts, sleeves, slicks, there are a lot of names to cover so that when you have clients searching for a particular service such as auckland dvd duplication then you’re able to make yourself visible and findable to them.
Cd and DVD duplication along with the printing and auckland postering we do will stay steady to some extent over the years, and I will not have to do much work. I’m just looking for one or 2 business ideas that I don’t have to make a huge commitment to to make work enough so that with something else to keep me earning for the next 15 or 20 years, so I’m good for cash.
There are business ideas I am looking for that cover particular strengths – we want the high margin service. We want the upsell. We want to be able to put in a system that new people and less experienced people can work, get these ideas going. I want to be able to earn a lot of money in a short time. I can entertain, and I can finance various ideas so we use those strengths to our best advantage.
NEW BUSINESS IDEAS
I am committed to doing my pirate show and I am also getting committed to the idea of eden park. Being able to do something there at the games, but also being able to shift that operation elsewhere, and double down with the pirate thing and some kind of food truck that also sells DVD’s etc. could it all be used to promote, or be promoted by dvd duplication?
The idea of a food stall is that it is not hard or challenging work, and I can get out there and entertain to bring value to a product everybody wants any way – food!
You’re aiming to get 100 people to spend $10 on some food and a drink. I even reckon you could serve coffee in the garden, sell 50 of those at least, And set up the usual fare in your mobile stall, ill get out there hustling as a pirate, I reckon you could take $800. Staff, $100, coffee, food etc, $200. Make $500.
Then when there’s not a game, you go somewhere and set up with the pirate and fairy, do an hour, try to sell $500, drive somewhere, do another $500. Staff $100, Coffee, Food, $200, gas $50. So I go out and make $600 in 4 hours. But what I’d really be doing, is negotiating to bring my truck wherever I perform. So I get our fee for $250 to come and perform, while quietly the truck takes in $500. I should come out with $500 out of that.
So I am getting talent prepped up for video and I am thinking about the long term possibilities in kids entertainment, when I put everything in place. Once we have a picture of how we want hings to look, then I guess we can start putting together a path to get there.
My plan is to do an average of 1 show and one birthday every week which with youtube and merch, would put me solidly pulling in $500 – maybe not next year, but 2015! I’m really getting my heart set on making this happen. I think I know that I probably wouldn’t catch up on the gap but if I can do 20 shows and 20 parties next year, and 2 x 30 in 2015, I’d be well placed to go to 2 x 40 in 2016.
So at the moment for talent we have Shannon, Claire, Rose, and possibly Katharine and Alice. Once we have 5 locked in, I say we leave it there for now.
What do we plan to do with the fairy thing?
Well, a lot of girls want to be fairies or what not. We channel them into youtube and doing lots of practice type stuff, improv, finding out what different girls can do, in fact we could start developing different shows and storylines with girls, and then just start condensing as necessary.
It’s like this, you start off doing skits then you get a story going, characters, and then you start nutting out how to create a story to string the funny bits together.
At this point I need to be advertising, and I need to be roping fairies into promo ideas. Then, we’re doing 1 or 2 parties a weekend, but we’ve got our fairy to take over padding out the show.
I can expand the fairy wing, but I would have to school my girls on the fairy game and have them play hardball, knowing it’s not the end game for me. I want to see where I can book, and start pushing for better gigs. But at some point, we must have a show to present.
30 minutes, for $500. 2 fairies. They get $60 each a show. They do their own party, they get $100, they do one with me, they get $40. They do a 3 hour prmo appearance, they get $50. $200 for 3 hours work? I would of course get $380, $50, $140 and $200 if I do one of each, $770. Let’s minus expenses and call it $700. Let’s scratch the street and say we’re doing 1 show and 2 birthdays OR a street appearance and I’m getting $500. Looks good, especially as I say if I’m bringing in another $50 on youtube.
If the girls are losing enthusiasm for being a fairy, I have a series of open ended skits – god, modelling, key girl – as well as the standard music video production and promo video production ideas, I guess, we gauge how much we can get out of them before we pay, and then decide what we’re prepared to pay for.
So the facts are there will be very little money, and that’s where we’ll lose these girls, if they don’t love working with me, they’ll soon realise there’s no money. We have to wait for that one in ten who just loves to do it any way and start collecting those ones. I’m such a collector.
Okay you make it $400 a show as long as you get 2 shows a day. you do 3 days, then play a DJ gig, then do a hall show then a DJ gig, then a hall show!
How does a hall show play? Well $10 a head and you haope for $1000, plus $500 in merch and snacks. Hall hire is $300. So let’s say $700 door and $300 merch. $700 profit. 6 x $400 = $2400 2 x $200 = $400 2 x $700 = $1400
But yknow. 10 shows. But yknow. A months worth of work.
But yknow as I say, most weeks I will be angling to do a stall once and a show once, and pull $500 out of those. I might still do a party but I want $200.
Or maybe I could incorporate the whole thing, do a party and a stall, Make $250 at the party, $400 at the stall, $80 for staff, $120 for gas and food, make $450, I’m happy. So it’s either
a school show $400
a birthday and stall combo $450
an eden park stall $500
or a fair/street market type situation with pirate matty $500
Any two of those. And I’m still making $1000 p/week doing posters, auckland dvd duplication and such. Dvd printing.
We can take the food cart on the road. I mean after the performance we could say 100 kids get an ice cream and a DVD for $5. Costs me $100. Make another $400 just like that. Could take no less than half an hour to give the kids their treat though. And your petrol costs would be an extra $100. Sell it for $800 as a package a 40 minute show with 3 performers plus a snack and dvd for every kid? $650 if I can get another school close by?
So any way, great to brainstorm a lot of ideas to do with my kids shows, a food stall or food truck and of course keeping the auckland dvd dplication and cd duplication going as always as kurb here.