After doing some research I have decided I may be in the wrong business. Okay, research may be the wrong word…the information came across my desk as part of my daily show preparation. Ready?
$5,000,000,000 will be spent on cellphone ringtones this year. That’s a 5 followed by 9 zeros dollars. As in 5-Billion dollars!
How do I get in this business???
I could work on this after hours. I’d never leave this job, I have way too much fun “working” everyday. I was out in the real world work force for a short while a couple years ago. I didn’t much care for it, not one little bit! But creating ringtones for cellphones? Sounds like a great little playground to me!
I used to have different tones for different people that called me. I put them together myself. It took an evening of work. It cost me nothing. Zero, followed by zero zeros.
When I changed phones a year or two later, the ringtones didn’t transfer to the new phone and I didn’t care. I could recreate them, but ya know what? It really doesn’t matter to me. There are about 2 people I get calls from that I care about. They both had their own ringtone. I discovered that I liked the old fashioned way of not knowing who was calling.
Remember the olden days, when the phone was attached to the wall with a cord? You had to stand, or sit, near the phone to use it. When it rang, you never knew it it could be. A friend calling with a fun idea, a loved one calling with a reminder, or maybe someone calling with an offer for dance lessons. You may find this hard to believe, I used to look forward to those sales calls. I would mess with their minds, it was fun and my family enjoyed the way I would confound the callers by denying I had a phone that needed a new service. Ahhh, the good old days. Now, even if you weren’t on the “Do Not Call” list, all you’d get is robo-calls. They don’t listen, they just talk. No fun.
Back to my point, I think I could make a killing with ringtones. Heck, I’m not greedy….1 percent is all I’d ask of that market . . . . . . .