All day long you hear all the stories one after another about how the shows Operation Repo is fake or Lizard Lick Towing is scripted and they are fake and that if any of this was done in real life it would mean jail time. You also have the repossession companies saying this is a mockery to the industry and it created problems for real repossession companies. All that might be true, but when you really think about…
Who wouldn’t start a show to make money for their business?
Let’s say you had a car repo business like Lizard Lick Towing which I am pretty sure is a real business that really does repo’s and you got an offer from a TV producer from a channel like TruTV or Discovery wouldn’t you jump on the deal? I mean even if they offered you little money, from the Facebook likes alone you would make substantially more then what your car repo company currently makes. If you take a look at the Lizard Lick Towing website you immediately see how much they expanded due to the show. They now sell T shirts, accessories, and even have a small store selling stuff. Then if you look further down, you will they have a Facebook account for each of the people working on the show, if you click on those you see that they have close to a million Facebook likes on each of them and more on the show Facebook itself. So you tell me, even with all the crying out there about how the show isn’t real. Look where it took a small repossession and towing company.
Not only the extra money from the show, store and Facebook. What about all the free publicity Lizard Lick Towing gets. I am sure banks that needs a repo in that area will give them a call first unless they are tied up with a national forwarder as many are today. [Read more…] about Supplementing your Business with a TV Show