What’s up guys, this is Jonny from MoonChimps Media. I want to tell a quick story.
The first job I ever had, I was 13, and I got a job going door to door selling chocolate bars.
I heard about the job from some other kids at school. One kid said he was making whatever, twenty bucks a night. Right after school, he would walk to the 7-11. This sketchy van, or was it a van? There was a van, and a couple other cars. Point is, you get picked up with all these other kids. Grade seven, grade eight, grade nine kids. All of them are under 18. The drivers would drop them off and give them maps. They would highlight areas they were about to do, areas they had just done. It was all color-coded. They would drop off all these kids. These cute little kids, and we’d go door to door.
Each kid would get either the left side or the right side of the street. You’d do the whole block, and you’d do the next block. You just follow the map and keep going. When you got to the end, you’d call your driver and they’d pick you up. Our driver was Mary-Anne. What the fuck did she have – she had a white Chevy – I think it was a Monte Carlo.
We made like twenty bucks, twenty five bucks, thirty bucks a night. The guy who ran it, his name was Big Eddie. He was this big fat Italian guy., who died at 37 years old. That’s when the whole thing fell apart.
He had this business going for a couple years, and then he died of pills. Apparently he was popping a lot of pills. But yeah, he died at 37, Big Eddie. I cut out his obituary from the local newspaper, I kept it, I still have it. It’s all curly and yellow now, but yeah, he’s been dead a long time.
So, the thing he was doing, he was with a certain charity. I don’t want to say the charity’s name, as far as I know there was never like an investigation, I never saw anything. I’ve googled the name, the real charity pops up, but nothing about the fraud he was doing. It wasn’t fraud – I dunno. I never saw his books. It could’ve been legit in hindsight.
But basically, the chocolate bars sold for three dollars. And people would buy them, right. So Eddie would get a dollar, the charity would get a dollar, and then we would get a dollar. So we got 33 percent of everything we sold, right. But that also gave us leeway, because we could start doing two-for-five deals. That way you sell two chocolate bars, still make the same amount of money, but get rid of more, and there were sales bonuses and stuff. So you wanted to just get rid of your chocolate bars.
And you had to carry to fuckin’ carry the things, you had a little lunch pail full of them. It was better to sell them to lose the weight.
It was a very basic sales lesson for me, because the more doors you knocked on, the more sales you would make. But sometimes you would go thirty minutes, forty minutes, a whole hour without a sale. And it’s like fuck, I made zero dollars the past hour. This fucking sucks. Especially at 13, you want to play video games, go play basketball and shit.
But no, you’re fuckin’ walking around asking strangers about chocolate bars. And it’s like, if I was actually making some sales, making some money, this would be worth my time. But I may as well have been jerking off for the past hour, I would’ve made the same amount of money.
But I learned that the more doors you knock on, the more money you’ll make per day. Not necessarily per hour, but per day.
So, Tyler and I have been working on apps and games. Tyler’s doing all the fucking work to be honest, I’m not doing anything, which is why I’m doing stupid shit like this promotion right now. I’m trying to promote this app, but I don’t know how to fuckin’ promote an app. I’ve never promoted an app before.
Really the only sales experience I have is fuckin’ going door to door, and uh, what else did I do? I did some sales over the phone, but even that was service-to-sales. People would call in and say “Why is my bill so high?”
I would solve their problem, befriend them, and then I would say, “Hey, how about making your bill even higher by buying these additional services?”
And even that I only did for a month. So I don’t have any fuckin’ sales experience.
But today, I was like: “Fuck it, you know what, maybe we could promote the app…”
This is the app I’m promoting by the way, Mike’s Escape, a free Android game, you can see it by clicking here.
Or if you’re showing your friends, it looks like this if you’re searching for it:
Obviously our podcast fucking sucks, nobody listens to it. But, maybe we can get on some other people’s podcats, and then that would help. I mean, Joe Rogan’s got a massive podcast. Just gotta build up these platforms, you know. By having high quality content ideally.
So I went on Youtube, and just typed in “podcast”. Then I was playing with the filter. So uploaded this week, uploaded this hour, view count, rating, shit like that. Trying to find podcasts with the lowest views, because if you think about it, the people with the lowest views will have the least amount going on. If I say, “Hey, I’m looking to get on the podcast to promote this app.” They’ll say, “Sure, we got nothing better going on.”
And if someone out there wants to promote their app, website, whatever, feel free to come on the MoonChimps Podcast anytime. We’ll have you on for 6 hours if you want. Come on. We’ll be happy to have you.
So yeah, I emailed a few of those people, and you know, knocked on their door so to speak.
When I was doing door-to-door sales as a kid, a lot of people wouldn’t even open their door. They wouldn’t open their door for a couple reasons:
1) Well, they weren’t home. Sometimes you knock on somebody’s door and they’re not even home. That’s easily 20% of all houses.
2) If they are home, they can think, “Well, I don’t know this fuckin’ kid – I’m not gonna open the door.” So, some of these people I’m emailing might get the email, and just say “Fuck this guy.”
But yeah, I’m just gonna keep sending out emails. Contacting people on youtube, seeing if we can get on some people’s podcasts. ‘Cause this is shameless self promotion. I’m just gonna keep knocking on doors and see where it gets me.
Have fun out there,