Q. How big are the boards?
A. A “standard” board with 3 ads is 24” wide and 30” tall. A “standard” board with 6 ads is 24” wide and 36” tall. We can build any size up to and including 36”x36”.
Q. How big are the ads?
A. They will vary just a little depending on the size of the board and number of ads, but we try to keep them approximately 8” wide and 5” tall. The easiest way I’ve found to explain the ad size to someone is simply tell them “if it were in a magazine, it would be a half-page”.
Q. Do I always have to sell 6 ads.
A. No, but that should be the target. We will publish boards with any number of ads (up to 10). Just 1 or 2 ads are profitable and everything else is more profit, so keep that in mind when you’re trying to complete a project.
Q. What is the average time to sell out a project?
A. 3-4 days is average. 2-3 is optimal. I suggest never taking over 5 working days. Take what you have at the end of the week and move on. The fastest I’ve ever done 1 is 2.5 hours! It’s a great story. Ask me about it sometime.
Q. When you publish more or fewer ads, do the ads become bigger or smaller?
A. No. (Not usually anyway.) Instead of making the ads smaller, we adjust the layout.
Q. What if the restaurant needs a board of a specific size? For example to fit into an existing frame.
A. In that case we would usually accommodate the restaurant unless the requested size is too big. The largest we can print & ship is 36”x36”.
Q. Can you do more than 1 restaurant at a time?
A. YES! In fact, I encourage you to do 2 at a time and just treat it as 1 project. (Buy 1 get 2nd for half-price).
Q. Do you ever call on “chain” restaurants?
A. We have a few boards in some very popular chains, but we suggest that dealing with “mom & pops” is easier and more profitable in the long run.
Q. Is this an independent rep/1099 positions?
A. NO. Neither are you an employee. You are a distributor. As such, you don’t work for us, we work for you. You collect the advertiser’s money in your name and pay us when you get ready to publish the board. Just think of us as a “full-service” vendor.