Matt C.
Monday, December 11, 2006 4:43:57 PM
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Originally posted by rsdoran
$10 for a week in any paper that has exposure in the field (or area) you need is awesome, if more than a week it is MORE THAN YOU CAN EXPECT. If I wanted to run a YARD SALE AD here for the weekend it is $27, use that as a guide.

Show Owners, Game, and FOOD, do not hesistate, provide your route and post your ads for what you need...lol, do I get a commission?



Actually, it's an even better deal, $10 for a MONTH, not a week [:)]

Commission, hmmm.. you just may LOL.. Thanks for the support everyone.
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cme
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Tuesday, December 12, 2006 6:27:56 AM
Everybody says that $10.00 is great but I notice everybody trys to go around it and I notice that the ad count has come to slow down a lot
Skywheelrider
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 1:12:44 PM
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Originally posted by cme

Everybody says that $10.00 is great but I notice everybody trys to go around it and I notice that the ad count has come to slow down a lot

So you don't like it....WE GET IT. Give it a rest now!
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -- Mark Twain
showpeople
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 1:22:43 PM
The problem with charging is what we are doing now. Why rent a classified when there are MANY was to let people know that you need, want or sell on other sites, forums or message boards.
Carnies are even using Craigs List!

It is now well established that the web is free for all, except us site owners. People now expect everything to be free just as in the early days of television...there was never a charge for your local channels.

Back in 1996 (ow, that hurts to say that), in the old days of the internet I charged for certain areas of my website at showmen.com and then later carnivalbiz.com. Probably made $100 a month for a couple of years...but it was slowly coming to an end.

It is a pretty simple proposition. If you have a very successful site, you can attract advertisers that want to target your specific topic. It is working for many and working well. The big gain comes when you are so successful that someone wants to buy your site...that is when the big bucks come.
Of course, I will be watching Matts experiment eagerly but I have some doubts...I hope to be proven wrong!

BTW. Ritchie mentioned in several of the above posts also frequents my site. No big deal. He leaves an ad. I review it and post it. One ad at a time. Ya gotta be fair to everybody thats in the business.
That said, I know pompous carnies like me are annoying, but what the hell.....once in a while a gem of wisdom comes out of our mouth or keyboard.
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john777
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Monday, December 18, 2006 11:03:22 AM
i think its a great idea ,that may stop some of the kooks posting all those dum adds
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Originally posted by BSA Mike

Congrats on the classifieds earning its 1st 10 bucks


scott, "inflate pimp" you should buy this badboy

http://www.carnivalwareh...5&sub=151&id=185 


with it and all for it
john 777

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alibiguyny
Monday, December 18, 2006 11:08:16 AM
maybe matt could only charge for all other ads . besides the help wanted section. alot of ride guys joint guys and food guys dont have away to use a c/c .......i plan on buying a big ad the first of spring. for 2 years almost all of my help has come from mats. and for that i owe him a steak dinner.......thanks mattc
i dont smell em i just tell em......
cme
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Monday, December 18, 2006 11:46:24 AM
jay

you are a big spender I can only afford a small ad
Skywheelrider
Monday, December 18, 2006 1:36:59 PM
Lol, I just got an email from that dork, R*****. Went directly into the trash. [^]
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cme
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Monday, December 18, 2006 2:12:44 PM
he doesnt give up
Pinetar
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Monday, December 18, 2006 5:57:33 PM
I would support Matt's classifieds with some long green.

He certainly has helped all who view here.

Long live MCW!
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cme
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Monday, December 18, 2006 6:18:54 PM
we all support mcw but I think you will see alot more ads when the season begins
Matt C.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 5:50:14 PM
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Originally posted by cme

we all support mcw but I think you will see alot more ads when the season begins



You are right... not too many people hire in December (Christmas) when your season starts in April lol.. [:)]

Things are going very well so far and I have been pleased with the results. I think things will only escalate from here!
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