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Mopar1973Man.com has been on the air for over 15 years now. We've grown quite a bit over the years and upgraded servers to keep things going. I would like to get feedback from all you guys and gals out there on what I can do to improve your experience here on Mopar1973Man.Com. Is there something you would like to see changed? Something that is confusing you? Speak up and I'll try to improve the site more for you. 

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9 hours ago, Stanley said:

Site sponsors $, to add from above ^

 

Problem, I was asking for $350 a year most vendors didn't want to pay it. If I was going to do it I would be looking towards $100 to $200 a month at least. Anyone, willing to man up and chase that? If so what bonuses or perks would the vendor get? 

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Additional advertising for them? 

Big sites I use alot: Genos Garage, CPP Diesel, DAP, LMC Truck, to name a few. Once they understand how much traffic the site gets, the numbers dont lie, they might reconsider becoming a sponsor. Also there could be different levels of sponsorships.... 

A non profit organization I help run, we do the same thing. Different level of sponsors, ex. 500$ a yr silver, gold 1000, platinum 1500+ and we have multiple sponsors, granted its non profit but same concept. There's tons of truck/ diesel related sites out there, possibly a viable option?  

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14 minutes ago, Stanley said:

Additional advertising for them? 

Big sites I use alot: Genos Garage, CPP Diesel, DAP, LMC Truck, to name a few. Once they understand how much traffic the site gets, the numbers dont lie, they might reconsider becoming a sponsor. Also there could be different levels of sponsorships.... 

A non profit organization I help run, we do the same thing. Different level of sponsors, ex. 500$ a yr silver, gold 1000, platinum 1500+ and we have multiple sponsors, granted its non profit but same concept. There's tons of truck/ diesel related sites out there, possibly a viable option?  

 

Are you willing to manage this? Are you willing to invest the time chasing them to pay up? I tried to get Geno's long ago and too much of a battle to beg people to pay $350 a year back then. If someone wants to spend the time on the phone contacting these people and get them to the site would be nice. Then what kind of bonus would the vendor have? We have to set up what perks they get.

 

Heck I call DAP all the time and remind him to just post up sales on the site but doesn't happen...

https://mopar1973man.com/forum/149-diesel-auto-power/

 

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1$ a day for advertising doesn't seem unreasonable. 

365$ a year for basic sponsor x1

730$ a year for premium sponsor x2

1095$ a year for platinum sponsor x3 

As far as perks, idk what all M73M site could offer? Aside from some high traffic advertising. 

I would be willing to try and get some sponsors; the numbers the site gets should be more than enough to entice a business to consider it! Just a few customers sent from here would pay for the sponsor cost... 

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It sounds good in theory, but the truth of it is that you spend money time chasing down vendors to get $$ than it is worth.

 

 

we are not talking about stuff we haven't already tried.   

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5 minutes ago, Me78569 said:

It sounds good in theory, but the truth of it is that you spend money time chasing down vendors to get $$ than it is worth.

 

That was the problem back in the early years. Like RockAuto bailed on us when we started asking for $350 a year. Then having to contact all these and ask if they want to renew most didn't. I would love to see DAP more proactive on the site but it doesn't happen.  Just like Vulcan Performance (Eric) he's a wonderful person to deal with but never has he really bothered to be on the site. ISSPro, South Bend Clutch, Blue Top Steering, etc. How often do you see them? I've tried everything to keep them coming. Even Auto Computer Specialist.

 

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Everyone is too busy to spend time on either end.   We can't expect vendors to spent a large chunk of time.  A business owner is always lacking time.

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Just now, Me78569 said:

Everyone is too busy to spend time on either end.   We can't expect vendors to spent a large chunk of time.  A business owner is always lacking time.

 

Yeap... I know that really good. 

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Well dang... sounds like most options have been tried. 

What about making M73M a "business"

Building stuff specific to our trucks, selling ingenuitive items we come up with, along with selling other products? 

 

Heck I'd take a piece of that business.. I love building stuff. I'd fab up what ever I had the capability of which is always increasing with tooling I'm buying. 

 

If it turned into more of a business than a site it might lend Mike a good profit along with other intenties as myself some good side jobs/projects. Ever been down that route? 

M73M the one stop Cummins shop. Lol.

 

With the vast amount of knowledge here there's no telling what things we could come up with, test, patent, sell $. 

 

Dont hate, just throwing my ideas out....It's a stretched idea, but seems feasible to convert to a business. 

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7 minutes ago, Stanley said:

What about making M73M a "business"

 

Done already filed with the state...

https://mopar1973man.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=9699

 

Like I'm set up for store but who is going to support the products?

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Just for example, your the boss then you have your foreman's etc to help carry out the business/ website side of things. Then someone like me who could make or manufacture items, or invent them lol either as a subcontractor or hired hand. 

I mean if it's something I make I'll know all about it and can help with any questions that arise, if that's what your asking. It would be your business, I'm just helping make the things needed to sell to promote us to grow. Idk if that all makes sense but.... 

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13 minutes ago, Stanley said:

Just for example, your the boss then you have your foreman's etc to help carry out the business/ website side of things

 

Ummm... There isn't anyone else. Just me.

 

I know Nick was a big part of the high idle kits being he built the switches while I contracted for the cables in Caldwell ID. The problem is when I sold Quadzilla I sold 3 units and ended up spending more money to attempt to make the customer happy (wrong head or missing fuel pressure sensor, etc.) Then to end up with the units back to sell as used on eBay. Very frustrating and why I gave up the stress of handling solo was too much. 

 

If there were people to support this and make it happen its a different story. You have to remember I'm on the road 39 to 40 hours per week. I'm not home and can do much for supporting products in the field until I get home. 20190504_140249.jpg

 

Like this week my time is now gone... I've got a 1992 Dodge that needs new injectors.

 

2012 Ram 6.7L to assemble with 5 old injectors and one fresh injector.

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2nd Gen to do an oil change on, fix the exhaust brake, and do the valve lash.

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Sounds like some good side jobs to do if u had more time. 

Need to get a bunch of products or parts to make, set the store up with them and I'll help make them and sell them. 

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