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Subject: Re: debt consolidations

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Why would anyone want to put a menu online?
During a late session in the studio, the crew wanted something to eat. We'd tried several places in 
the neighborhood, but were not exactly overwhelmed with the selections available. Being 
Internet-savvy, we tried to look up a few places online but found only opinionated reviews of a few 
restaurants and bistros. We then searched for the keyword 'menus', but only found a few sparse 
selections of restaurants hundreds and thousands of miles away. This information did us no good at 
all. We needed a place that had menus from restaurants in our town - or any town - and offered us 
quick search capabilities for whatever we were hungry for... 

Thus was born We did some research and found out that not only was there a need within 
the Internet community, but the restaurants themselves were more than willing to get online through 
our program. And once people found out how the service practically sells itself, they were quick to 
sign on with us and make some extra money. 

Here's how it works:
Joe's Restaurant contracts with a representative of to put their menu online after 
listening to a brilliant sales pitch.  

Joe provides his menu, some facts and figures about his place and a photo or two and fills out a 
detailed questionnaire about his restaurant.  

Joe is billed $25 a month, payable in quarterly installments, or $250 a year (that's two months 
free!) for the service.  

Joe's menu and photos, etc. are input in his choice of formats (five currently available and more 
on the way) or he can design his own for an additional fee.  

Joe's restaurant is input into our database with all his search criteria - restaurant type, price 
range, amenities, city, state, etc.  Cooperative links between Joe's city's web pages and 
are established. This enables cross-over traffic from anyone looking on Joe's hometown community 
pages OR someone comes across on their community page and finds Joe's Restaurant.  

Joe's restaurant page is registered with all the major search engines. Now Joe can be found by 
anyone using a search engine looking specifically for Joe.  Joe's restaurant receives a promotional 
packet that contains sample press releases and instructions on how to advertise his new web page. 
(Joe can, for an additional fee, register his name and have a domain name like  Joe enjoys the benefits of having a 24-hour-a-day, full color presence on 
the Internet. He can put it on his business card, any mailings he may do, anything he wishes. 
What's In It For Me?
Everybody wants to make some extra money, but making it has never been easy. Multi-level marketing 
programs, long-distance schemes, cosmetic and beauty products, insurance - there are any number of 
get-rich-quick scams and come-ons. doesn't offer a get-rich-quick scheme. What we do offer is a simple, easy-to-sell service 
that will generate a nice part-time income and requires absolutely no investment on your part. 
None. Zero. Nada. All materials are available to you online and we'll send you a sales kit composed 
of these materials and a few extras that will help you generate money right away. And you don't 
have to send any money for postage and handling either - we're so sure you'll profit from this 
service that we're paying the shipping. And, finally, we're so confident of our service that we 
make the first sale easy for you - you can give it away! Details follow later in the page.
How Much Money Can I Make?
This is the good part. Virtually every extra-income program gives you a one-time commission on your 
sales. Those few that offer monthly incentives are cheap, low-percentage programs. Here's the 
For every sale you make you receive 20% of the total sale. Not the net, not after expenses, but the 
You are the sole proprietor of your business. There is no franchise fee, no licensing agreement, no 
required percentage or guarantees to us. You are in control. 
You receive a percentage of any additional amenities a client may purchase such as email address, 
additional web pages, virtual domain, etc. 
The payment procedure is as follows: 
-- You close a deal with a restaurant.  
-- You send us their account info and check for quarterly or yearly service.
-- You receive a check from for 20% of the sale within one to two weeks, allowing for 
U.S. Mail delivery.
-- If your client is billed on a quarterly basis, you must collect and mail the payment to us 
within 10 days of the due date. If a client payment has not been received 10 days after the due 
date, his page is pulled until payment is received. As an independent agent, you are responsible 
for all billing and collections of your clients. 
Do The Math: If you average 1 sale a week of a 1-year contract with a restaurant, you make $50 a 
week, or (at avg. of 50 weeks a year) $2500 a year. Sell 4 restaurants a week and make $10,000 a 
year. Re-sign all of those restaurants next year and make another $10,000. This is a cumulative 
business and renewals are virtually guaranteed. Volume discount pricing makes it easy for you to 
sell packages to chain restaurants and multi-location restaurants. 
Why Would A Restaurant Want This Service?
Restaurants thrive and flourish primarily because of the quality of their food, the excellence of 
their service, and the effectiveness of their advertising. We can't help with the first two, but we 
offer an enormous opportunity for advertising. Here's some facts: 
Traditional advertising methods are of the "shotgun" approach - blast an ad at a large number of 
people and hope it hits a few targets.  

If a restaurant wanted to run a half-page ad in a large metro paper that showed their menu and 
several photos in color, it would cost between $5,000 to $15,000. This is for a one-time insertion 
that people may or may not read, depending on the section it's ad resides.  

If a restaurant runs an ad in an alternative or "give-away" type newspaper in a one-eight page 
black-and-white ad, it will cost between $275 to $450 for a one-time insertion. Again, people may 
or may not find this ad.  

If a restaurant handwrites or word processes it's menu, runs off a thousand copies at Kinko's and 
pays a neighborhood kid to stick them under windshield wipers at 3 cents a car ($30 for the kid) it 
could cost between $60 and $90. And once again, you're blasting away at your potential customers - 
some people may read this and use it, but most will toss it away or curse the restaurant for 
littering their car and neighborhood.  

Or a restaurant could spend $25 a month for a large full-color web page (available 24-hours a day, 
365 days a year) that features their menu, photographs of their restaurant and amenities, a map and 
directions from anywhere in the U.S. and optional email and reservation services. And this 
magnificent web page is seen only by qualified customers. 

It's a no-brainer. There are millions of people using the Internet and more coming on every day. A 
restaurant's web page gives them a competitive edge with tourists and conventions that use the 
Internet to plan their trip. It's the smart, economical way to supplement any advertising plan.
O.K., It Sounds Like Something I'd Want To Try. Now What? 
Email us at with your address, phone number and any other contact information. 
We'll send you the sales kit that contains printouts of the following pages: 
 - FAQ  
 - How To Sell Online Menus  
 - Menu Layouts  
 - A La Carte Web Page Additions  
 - Pricing Guide For Restaurants  
 - Contract for Restaurants  
 - Color Leave-Behinds  
 - Letterhead and Business Cards

And to help you get started, you can GIVE AWAY your first restaurant. There's your lead-in for your 
first sales call: "We just signed up Joe's restaurant - can we sign up you, also?" 

NOTE: There is a limit of one restaurant given away per reseller. You may NOT charge for a 
complimentary restaurant package. The restaurant who receives the free menu will receive a letter 
of thanks and welcome from and will acknowledge their complimentary status. The 
complimentary menu service is ONLY GOOD FOR SIX MONTHS, at which time a restaurant will subscribe 
or cancel.

Thanks for looking us up!