Set in Ink

One of my side gigs is promoting concerts. I’ve been doing in on and off since I was a kid. I play gigs too. Honestly, if you want to play gigs and have anyone show up you need to have some degree of understanding promotion.

I joined my first band when I was 13. This dirty longhaired kid walked up to me while I was at the roller rink and asked me if I wanted to be in a band. I had long hair. I told him I only played clarinet. He told me that meant I was the keyboard player. I had a tiny monophonic kids keyboard at home so I said yes. From then on, it was something right out of Beavis and Butthead. We even looked the parts. To this day I wonder what my life would have looked like it I had leaned against the Ms. Pac Man machine instead of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one.

Things have changed a lot over the years when it comes to putting on concerts. It used to be that you got a ton of posters printed and you put them up everywhere. That still happens to some degree but a lot of it happens online. I’m old school though. There’s just something about a physical flyer that a Facebook invite just doesn’t match.

I had to search far and wide to find an online retailer who could deliver as quickly and cheaply as I needed to turn a profit. My allay came from a strange corner. I knew Vistaprint as the “Free Business Card” people. I must have had 20 different cards back in the day, all courtesy of VistaPrint.

I never would have guessed it but it turns out that Vistaprint is HUUUUUUUGE! They can create and fulfill orders incredibly fast and efficiently. I have learned to watch for the deals I want and then to order all at once. They always have deep discounts on one product or another,

As a bonus, they give you store credit for every new customer you refer and they give the person you’ve referred a discount as well.

I have a concert coming up and I could sure use some more handbills. Why don’t you follow this link and check it out: http://reward.vistaprint.com/go.axd?ref=40T53B

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I'm on a quest to quit my job to travel the world playing music and putting on events. To finance the shenanegans I'm on the quest for passive income. Follow me on that journey with random emails on an inconsistent basis.