The Power of Outdoor Advertising

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English: Broadway show billboards at the corner of 7th Avenue and West 47th Street in Times Square in New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Outdoor Billboard Advertising works for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It reaches out to millions of motorist across America selling service and products for thousands of products and businesses every day. Many of us rely on outdoor advertising to find services and places of business along America’s highways.The outdoor adverting business in America is over 100 years old and since it’s early beginning it has increased in advertising sales and revenue ever since. It has been the center of focus by marketers ever since they discovered its effectiveness with passing motorist on the highways and byways of America, As the years past the advertisers became more and more creative and motorist began to rely more on the roadside billboard to tell them where to go and what to buy.

I painted and built highway billboards from the early 60’s to the late 80’s across America I got to see first had how effective outdoor advertising is. One of the companies I work for became a national chain it name was Stuckey’s. I have seen on many different occasions when one of their exit billboards or a primary billboard go down from a storm, the inside store sales would drop several hundred dollars even thousands of dollars a day immediately.

If the billboards was not painted regularly and maintained sales would slowly drop to nothing. When the billboards were freshly painted sales would immediately pop up!

My company was treated like the US Calvary when we came in to saved the day.

Can you imagine if painted billboard would increase sales that much… How much would a bright digital billboard would have done?

Have no doubt billboards are a very powerful media. The Digital billboards are todays answer to advertisers everywhere. One digital can replace 6 to 8 conventional billboards on one location. An advertiser no longer has to settle for one static ad he can have many different ads all in the same day. McDonald’s can advertise every product on the menu if they wish. Ford can sell every model of car or truck on the lot. Digital billboards are not just for large companies they allow small businesses to advertise as well. Mom and Dad’s restaurant down the road can now afford outdoor advertising.

I once told a billboard buyer I wanted to be able to sell advertising to everyone in the neighborhood including the guy under the bridge” I pointed to guy holding an “I Will Work for Food” sign. Well I didn’t sell the guy under the bridge but I did sell the billboard to the guy I was talking to, he got the point.

Today 46 plus years after I began, I still own a company that consults, builds, sells and buys billboard across America. From the bright lights of Times Square in New York City to bright light of Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. I spend a lot of time consulting and telling others how to build their own “Digital Cash Flow Machines” that is the nicknamed I gave my own line of digitals billboards.

The point is billboards this is a very lucrative business and a win, win for everyone from the property owner to the billboard owner and the advertiser. You don’t have to be a large company to get in on a very lucrative business capable of producing a 100% return on investment in 1 to 3 years. To do that you do have know what you are doing. I would suggest you hire a professional billboard consultant first, you’re going to need more than a text book to make this one happen.

BILLBOARD CASH FLOW MACHINES

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It is time to get back in the game, there is still at least one business out there that is still making money and that is outdoor billboard advertising. Outdoor advertising is an annual  multibillion billion dollar business. Money markets, stocks and bonds, real estate you are just treading water and in many cases you are losing ground against inflation. I am sorry to say they don’t cut it in today’s economy.  You need to consider adding an alternative investment to your portfolio consider outdoor billboards it can improve your ROI (return on investment) dollars.

Did you know “Digital Billboards” in a great location can produce 6 to 10 times the revenue of a standard static billboard in the same location? Have you ever had a ROI on an investment on a $400,000.00 to $600,000.00 Investment produced $48,000.00 to $80,000.00 per month? Can your bank do that? Stocks and Bonds? Do the math and then contact me, I want to find and build you a  “Digital Cash Flow Machine”.


“A few years ago I was one of those people who said digital would never work. You have to prove something to me first, I am from “Old School when it comes to Outdoor Advertising”. Over the past few years I have watched outdoor digital technology improve each year, as it improved it caught the ad agencies and advertisers. I watched the images change to sharper and more colorful images. It was finally a Wall Street firm who convince me this was the future of outdoor advertising when they offered me a partnership in a national digital billboard network. The demands today for digital billboard advertising space is incredible, they actually do make great returns on investments! The secrete is placing your digital billboard in the right location and that is when you need to direction of an experienced Billboard Consultant.” 

 


Like any normal investment this it is about bottom line, return on investment. These digital billboards really work like they said, they worked so well I coined the phrase and name for them “Cash Flow Machines” because that is what they are.  The returns on investment are incredible and vary from location to location. My company can help you find the right billboard location,  this is one of the many services my company offers. We can can help you find and develop the billboard location that is right for you. We are a turnkey billboard development company and we are there every step of the way from the beginning stages of development to the finish product. We will also show you how to set up and jump start your new outdoor billboard advertising business.

Check out my website then contact me if you have questions on how to get started.
For more information e-mail me Tom Gunter at TopGunUSA@aol.com and check out my web site for Billboard Brokers of America at. http://www.billboardbroker.com

 

Starting Your Own Internet Business? Are You Ready?

Internets = srs.biz. Parody motivator.

Internets = srs.biz. Parody motivator. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What happens when you find out how to set up your own successful Internet business and develop your own Internet marketing plan?

I am going to help you answer that question but first let me qualify myself.

My name is Thomas Gunter a 46 year plus veteran of the outdoor adverting industry and owner of Billboard Brokers of America, LLC.

I have my own Internet marketing plan and website, I am easy to find on the Internet you can look me up on Google by simply placing the words Billboard Broker in the search window.Withthat said let’s move on.

No I am not an Internet Guru I and I am not trying to sell you anything. I am a business  man that found a better way to make money which I would like to share with you. A way you can also reach out to thousand of people around the world from your website. If I can do this, so can you.

Get ready to increase your new-found Internet revenues to a place where there are no limits! The Internet! Cyber space! Here you can go as far as your intelligence and imagination can possibly take you. There are no speed limits so you can take your time or go just as fast as you would like to. It is a great place to build a new business.

The goal of this information is to help you get started building your very own Internet business by having the right mindset.  Once you have all this in place by all means it time for you to get started!

Setting up an Internet website can be quite lucrative and exciting once you know how it is done.

Listed below are a few of my step by step details to help you get started.

Step 1 – Do your research.  Read all the information you can find and seek the information that suits you and your marketing plan best. Study web sites that are successful,their designs continent and marketing techniques. Find techniques and foot prints that will help you to plan and design your own. Set your goals high and become your own  success story.

Step 2 – Educate yourself. To develop a productive web business necessitates the proper knowledge, this is what separates the winners from the losers in all business.  Be sure you learn from someone who has already been successful on the web, listen to what they have to say and then and then decide for yourself what is right for you.

Step 3 – Once you have a money-making system invest in your new-found business and yourself

To create your online enterprise you need to set up a robust money-making process that will be making you a great cash income.  Once you have that technique down you should think about outsourcing techniques of repetitive tasks and focus on increasing the speed of that method so you can grow.

Step 4 – Develop a master approach for yourself to definitely what you are going to do and stay with it. Being self-employed requires a lot of self-discipline. This is where the mindset part comes in.

Your Internet business will most likely not succeed if you fail to process your goals along with a plan to execute it.  In making your new web business lucrative you will have to develop a master plan and provide ample focus and attention to it until it works. Perseverance is one of the main keys to success in any business.

To setup your worldwide web business you’ll want to set up essential methods that you will have to adhere to in order to succeed. Most likely that is going to require long hours and a lot of dedication especially in the beginning.

If you are planning to start a home based internet business you will need to utilize the enormous power of leveraging to develop your own web business.  It is very important you save yourself from on-line misconceptions.

Obtaining the desire needed to start-up a home Internet business and having the opportunity to actually do this is two different situations.  There are some concerns you should think about before leaving your present job and starting an online business.

Be true to yourself before you begin. Ask yourself a few questions before you make a decision.  One of the first questions to ask yourself, are you ready to start a home web business?  Self-confidence will play a large part in the success of your new business.  You will need to believe that your home based business will be successful.

What do others think about your self-employment decision?  Sometimes one can be over-confident about their ability.  Are you ready for self-employment?  You need to be very honest with yourself about this.  Consider how you work at your current job?  Are you one to finish your task at hand regardless of the situation?  Do you work just as well at work when your supervisors are not around? Are you willing to work longer hours to achieve you new goals? Are you good at goal setting?

These are some of the many questions you need to ask yourself.  Have you ever considered instructional classes or workshops about starting up and managing your own business?  For individuals who have not run their own business before they may want to consider doing this before they start.  You’ll learn about the good, the bad and the ugly part of having your very own small business. It is not for everyone.

Are you ready for the real test?  If so it is time to get started. You should make sure that you have some type of back up income to help keep you afloat while you seek out your new venture.

Be ready for long hours that often generate no immediate income?  Working long hours is normal when you are working for yourself.  Sometimes you work these long hours with very little or no pay especially in the beginning.

In closing I cannot express how important it is to do your research and educate yourself before you begin.  Make sure this is something you will enjoy.  If you can start out part-time, do it  before you give up your day job. Don’t quit your day job until you are sure you are ready.  And remember to always have a backup plan.

Good luck on your new venture!

Thomas Gunter

For more information: e-mail topgunusa@aol.com

or visit my site at www.billboardbroker.com

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What Millionaire Business People Have in Common

What Millionaire Business People Have in Common: FROM TOM GUNTER’S BILLBOARDS 101 -“THINK AND GROW RICH” Forbes magazine recently reported that there were 691 billionaires in the world….

7 SIGNS OF AN ENTREPRENUER

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How do you know if you have what it takes to start a business? There’s really no way to know for sure. But I do find things in common among the emotional and family fabric of people ready to consider an entrepreneurial venture.Do you have the right personality type to successfully run your own business? It takes an entrepreneurial fire in you to make a business, not everyone has it.

How do you know if you have what it takes to start a business? There’s really no way to know for sure. But I do find things in common among the emotional and family fabric of people ready to consider an entrepreneurial venture.

You don’t have to fit all seven of these categories to be a good candidate for entrepreneurship. But it probably wouldn’t hurt. In general, the more you have in common with these characteristics, the closer you probably are to being ready to try going out on your own.

1. You come from a line of people who couldn’t work for someone else. I don’t mean that in a negative way. People who are successful at establishing their own business tend to have had parents who worked for themselves. It’s usually easier to get a job with a company than to start your own business; people who strike out on their own often have the direct example of a parent to look to.

2. You’re a lousy employee. No need to sugar-coat this one. People who start their own businesses tend to have been fired from or quit more than one job. I’m not saying you were laid off for lack of work or moved from one job to a better-paying one. You were asked to leave, or you quit before they could fire you. Think of it as the marketplace telling you that the only person who can effectively motivate and manage you is yourself.

3. You see more than one definition of “job security.” I am truly envious of the few people I know who have stayed with one employer for 25 or 30 years. They look very secure. But how many people do you know who are able to stay with one company for that long? In a rapidly changing economy, job security can be frighteningly fleeting.

4. You’ve gone as far as you can go, or you’re not going anywhere at all. Sometimes the motivation to start a new venture comes from having reached the top of the pile where you are, looking around, and saying “What’s next?” Early success can be wonderful, but early retirement can sometimes drive energetic and motivated people totally crazy.

5. You’ve done the market research already. Don’t even talk to me about your great business idea if you haven’t put the time into figuring out if there’s a market for your product or service. As the people behind any number of failed Internet ventures will tell you, “cool” doesn’t necessarily translate into “profitable.” Don’t bother building it if you haven’t figured out whether there’s a good chance the customers will come.

6. You’ve got the support of your family. Starting a business is stressful under the best of circumstances. Trying to do it without the support of your spouse or other significant family members or friends would probably be unbearable.

7. You know you cannot do it alone. You might excel at promoting a business. Maybe you love running the financial end of the enterprise. You could be someone who starts a business because you have unique creative or technical know-how to create a product. Any of the above is possible, but it’s unlikely that you are going to excel at all of these tasks or at all of the tasks involved in running any business. Forget all that doing it alone stuff. You are going to need some help sometime.

The willingness to get that help, having employees, partners or consultants for those areas in which you are not an expert is one indicator of likely future success. No successful entrepreneur has ever succeeded alone, the person who is most capable of enlisting the support of others is the most likely to succeed.

What Millionaire Business People Have In Common

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Forbes magazine recently reported that there were 691 billionaires in the world. 1400people across the world turn into millionaires every day. Want to become one of them? Of course you do. Everyone wants the freedom to do business in the way they choose. There is so much power in running your own business – and having a business that runs itself, which for many people is the ultimate goal.Making money is not the only goal of becoming an internet millionaire – it’s about freedom. Many people across the world are gifted with experiencing this freedom every day. How can you become one of these people? What kind of life, and business, do you want to run? Would you like to be able to check your email from your private plane? These are the kinds of goals many people have in mind when they begin to forge ahead with their business ideas. But the truth is that the rich and the successful – the millionaires off and online – have about nine characteristics in common, not that different from a lot of people we all know. Most of them exhibit some or all of these. The truth is that we all have the potential for greatness – if we can train ourselves to keep this in mind as we go about our business day.1. They don’t blame. Successful businesspeople don’t blame others. Instead of making excuses for bad outcomes, or reassigning responsibility to others, they take time to learn from their own mistakes.

2. They are decisive. Millionaire-types have a vision. They take quick, decisive action aligned with that vision. They’re action oriented, always pushing forward toward their goals.

3. They trust their intuition. If something seems like it’s not quite right, they trust that instinct. If an opportunity excites them and sounds like a great idea, they go for it.

4. They are singly focused on their CORE business. Successful entrepreneurs may be inspired by ideas, but they always remain true to their vision. They focus on opportunities that are aligned with their business’s purpose. If you sell retail products on eBay, don’t try real estate investing the next day. They don’t lose focus. They may sell their products on eBay, write articles, focus on joint ventures, and go to marketing seminars, but all of their efforts, and FOCUS, help them move toward their main goals.

5. They are marketing focused. Millionaires, including such giants as Bill Gates, understand the importance of building on their core business. They hire people with specialties in marketing. They work hard at building their email lists, gaining exposure, and are constantly looking for ways to reaching a wider audience. If you want to build a decent income, you sell products and services. If you want to be insanely rich, then you create and control markets. The key to your business, and creating phenomenal success, is marketing.

6. They understand the importance of continuing education. Successful businesspeople are always learning and drawing from other people’s experiences. They listen to how other people have achieved their success, especially if these people have expertise in another industry. They are constantly learning about new approaches and strategies, and thinking about how they can apply it to their own business.

7. They are not afraid of making mistakes. Any big company online will tell you that they’ve had their share of downfalls, even such giants as eBay or Craig’s List. Mistakes are building blocks for success – by making mistakes, you learn what works, and what doesn’t. You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going. We all make mistakes, and one of the most powerful things you can do is glean feedback from them. Feedback is a great way to learn from your customers and colleagues. You need to look at feedback and take it with a grain of salt – it helps you learn and grow. See your mistakes as learning lessons.

8. They model their business for success. Internet millionaires model other people, strategies, and systems. They constantly look for models of success in everyday life and think about how to incorporate these lessons into their own strategy. They even look at their competition for answers. Whatever niche you’re in, subscribe to some industry newsletters, buy their products, and learn HOW they create success.

9. They build a team to rely on. No matter what stage you are in with your business, you’ve got to realize that you simply cannot do it all. You can’t be an expert in everything. You want to create a great team of people. How can you find them? Go to seminars and workshops. Hone your networking skills. You’ll often find that like minded people that are out there constantly learning and attending, seminars and workshops. Getting rich is a team sport. You have to have people that are cheering you on, encouraging your success.

These are some inherent characteristics of business millionaires. Can you apply them to your business and your life, too? Of course you can. If you can keep these principles in mind, you’ve got the millionaire mindset. No, you aren’t going to get there overnight. Making a million dollars takes some time. You can’t make a million dollars if you haven’t made your first hundred. So focus on the first hundred, first thousand, and first hundred thousand. Thinking this way goes a long way toward your goals – finding success, gaining riches, and living the kind of life you want to live.