Week or two ago I was putting some print ads throughout the city. As I was experimenting this offline promotion campaign I noticed an internet cafe and stopped by.
I suggested them to rent some indie games through my company. The salesman couldn’t make the deal, but I got the manager’s contact infor and took a note on their fees (3-4 euros per hour) so that I could use the numbers to calculate a good deal for all (me, the game developers and the cafe). I’m preparing a formal offer and will inform you how it goes.
Again, here’s a lesson for you to use: perhaps there are Internet cafees near your home. Maybe you could offer them your game for a rental fee or as one time payment. I’ve said many, many times in the past: you cannot lose by trying. If you make a deal, then great – you’ve just expanded your business. On the other hand if you don’t make a sale, then great too: you’ve found a way that doesn’t work and can try a different approach, other companies or simply something else.
Now go on, think what you could offer for those cafees. Search for their contact info, contact the manager and tell them how they could benefit.
P.S. In case you missed, there’s other ways to expand your business available too.