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Make Money with Virtual Business Cards

I know that a lot of people by now have heard about mobile marketing if you are anywhere in the online business world, but have you heard about virtual business cards.

Virtual business cards are a great and interesting way to collect leads for your business.  It is so different and cutting edge that it really catches people’s attention.

Just imagine if you were at a business conference and people ask you for your business card.  All you would have to do is ask them if they have a cell phone, which everyone does.  Then you tell them to text the word “businesscard” to 77257 (this is not a real text short code – example only) and they will get your business card virtually.

Not only will the person be impressed that you don’t have to carry business cards, they will want to know how they can do the same!  Even better, you now have them on your mobile text list so that you can contact them via text messaging over and over again.

Any business professional will want to know how you set this up, and that’s when you tell them that you are in the business of creating mobile business cards for businesses and give them your rates.

A common amount to charge for this service is about $197 per month for up to 2,000 people on a text message list, and a one-time setup fee of $297.  Most people that I know that provide this service for businesses like restaurants and such will include 1 text message blast per week as a part of the monthly package plus about $20 for each additional unscheduled text blast.

When it comes to choosing a company that provides the SMS service, be sure not to use one that delivers the texts via SMTP.  The reason is that all of the major mobile phone carriers block these types of providers because the messages utilize an email platform to deliver the messages.  With email come spam and many other problems that the major carriers don’t want to deal with.

The best thing about this money maker is that you should be able to find companies that will only charge you less than a hundred dollars to provide this service per client and you then pocket the rest!  Not too shabby of a business model is it?


Monday, October 3rd, 2011 Mobile Marketing Comments Off
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