Recycling, Marketing And Stickers
“Now, what do recycling, marketing and stickers have in common?” I hear you ask? A lot. Just bear with me, it will be revealed :)
Now, I do assume that you have several plastic garbage cans for your recycling purposes. Usually it’s one for paper, one for glass, one for plastic one for the old hubby … sorry :)) naughty me.
Well, anyways, one for the rest of the stuff. So, I don’t know about you but, I keep my recycling bins in the backyard, and well, you guessed, none of them has a sticker on it. Because, I should know where to put what kind of waste. But, I am old (not really but I like to say that I am old cause I love to hear “No, you’re not!” I heard that more and more rarely as time passes :))) So, I tend to forget where is what yada … yada … yada and there are three plastic cans outside with everything in them being mixed up. Plastic, metal cans, glass, hubby (Ops! I did it again ;)) … So, well, being a designer and all, I decided a while ago that I will design my own recycling bin stickers.
Now, opening Photoshop and designing a sticker is one thing, but printing it out is another. Using my ink-jet printer for these purposes was out of the question so I took a look at what’s offered on the net. There are quite a few sites out there offering online sticker printing and on PrintRunner.Com they had a coupon on their site.
But then, I realized that the minimum order to purchase is 250 stickers. Of each. Now, what do I do with 250 stickers? This is when a stroke of genius hit me! (And, if you did not know, The stroke of genius strikes later in life today, it’s scientifically proven) I will market my site with it! And you can market your site, or your business, or idea, or your business idea, well, too! I will just give away the rest of the stickers as a part of my promotion material. No problem there. Many will use it. And if I just add “This sticker is sponsored by graphics-illustrations.com” – voila! There you have it! Permanent promotion. It could even be used for some good old-fashioned guerrilla marketing too ;))
And, well, this is how it goes, I downloaded the sticker .psd template from PrintRunner.Com, designed my stickers and, on the top of it, I share it here as a free download (6 zipped JPG files).
Now, when it comes to PrintRunners.Com once you order the stickers will be delivered withing three days. Well, if I waited for so long to make them, three more days will not make any difference.
Anyways, this is all about this topic. I hope you enjoyed the article and that you will enjoy your downloads. You can just remove the address of my blog from the sticker, put yours and – voila, there goes your attention grabber :)
Have fun guys! Talk soon!