Panhandling with Ad
The winner of my auction offering ad space on my sign was fnaprime. He won the right to advertise his website www.gotbadcredit.net. Now, I'll admit I wasn't too stoked about this kind of site winning. I was hoping for some cool small business, a record store or something, or maybe a really cool website. But I gotta tell you since visiting this guy's site I smell better, I run faster, and I have sex with greater frequency and enthusiasm! My credit still sucks but he paid me 70 bucks to put his ad on my sign, so I'd say he can improve your financial situation. Just ask him to give you $70.00. It worked for me.
I went out with his sign today. People were very confused and didn't know if I wanted their money or if I wanted them to sell herbal life or look at model homes or what. fnaprime made the sign very wordy, against my advice, but hey the customer is always right, yes? To be fair I'll reprint the text here:
"Got Bad Credit?"
Now you can laugh at bad credit.
Learn how to Borrow up to $20,000 on signature!
He specifically requested the "Click Here" be on the sign with the yellow highlighting. The dollar bill on the sign, that was his idea too.
The folks coming off the freeway may have been confused, but they knew one thing, I was not a happy panhandler today. I felt like looking miserable. I thought it might help. I made $72.35 cents. $70 from the auction, and $2.35 standing out there with the sign. One of the worst panhandling days I've had as far as income on the offramp and the best day regarding income over all. Of course it was a bad day on the ramp. Who wants to give me a dollar when they can see I've got dollars enought to go taping them on signs.
See the orginal auction here.
I went home, changed and went back in a suit and tie. Look for those photos and the story Wednesday or somewhere there abouts.