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Painting Addresses on Curbs - Good Idea?

    • 107 posts
    July 22, 2010 6:07 AM EDT

    I don't think it is viable. First of all, I doubt you can get 10 deals a day. More importantly, you need to make sure it is cramped within the 2 hours to make the time efficient. It's highly unlikely that scenario will happen.

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    June 8, 2007 11:08 AM EDT
    very old idea - might make money

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    • 45 posts
    June 7, 2007 9:58 PM EDT
    Hey Timbo,
     
    Being a home owner I`m not sure if I`d want it, especially if it resembled graffiti.
     
    I have seen some very nice lit house numbers that sit just above your lawn. Most I`ve seen come in a rectangular weatherproof housing. You can get them in different illuminated colors and they look very nice at night.
     
    Maybe you can look into products like that? Learn some basic electrician skills and wire them up. You can charge retail for the parts and a nice service fee. I would buy that.
     
    Eventually you can work up a catalog of similar products and have more to offer.
     
    Chris

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    • 38 posts
    June 14, 2007 7:59 AM EDT

    I have seen a few non-profits offer something similar around here. I am sure it will raise money, but the real question is how much? Might be more apporpriate as a side gig or fundraiser than a full time business.

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    March 22, 2013 12:02 AM EDT

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    • 5 posts
    June 7, 2007 9:47 PM EDT

    Going door to door offering to paint their address on their curb for them.

    Not very glamorous.  Very menial actually.  But I do believe there is money to be found in it.  Charge $10 a pop and only if you line up 10 to do a day, that`s $100 gross for maybe an hour or two of work.

    Just an idea I`m considering here.  What`s everyone think of it?  I know that I would have to check with the city to make sure that no permits or anything like that are required, any other legal stuff I`d have to consider?

    Anyone think it`s a dumb idea?  I`m currently working as a pizza delivery man, which explains where the idea came from.  Believe me, if everyone had their address painted on the curb the world would be just a little bit better.  I deliver pizzas, think how much more serious it is for paramedics who have trouble finding the right house.  I don`t know, I think it`d work, but I`d like to hear peoples feedback, suggestions, criticisms.  I`d probably just simply promote it by going door to door or with doorhangers.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    • 621 posts
    June 9, 2007 10:53 AM EDT
    I don`t know if they are making money, but I have seen fliers on my house door here in San Jose, CA. Some here is doing it.

    Good luck.

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    • 1 posts
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