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A new type of website displays business cards and QR Codes on a local Google map so customers can find businesses easily.

Jul 25th 2011 at 3:04 PM

Finding new ways to use Google maps is an amazing way to build new concepts for websites.

On Long Island, New York (jutting out to the east of New York City), a new website called the Long Island Business Card Finder was launched at

This website displays business cards and QR Codes of local businesses over the exact town where the business is physically located. Potential customers who live in that particular area can search for the myriad of cards in their town or closely surrounding towns and see the businesses available to them withotu them having to drive for miles.

The Google map with business cards appears like this:

A screenshot of the Google Map with Local business cards from Long Island.

Consumers simply click on the business card and see the bubble with a larger version of the card. Then, the consumer can:

  • visit the advertiser's website
  • print their business cards
  • print the advertisers QR Codes

These business cards are for the featured advertisers, but businesses can still add their business card for free, but will not appear on the Google map.

How Does This Website Generate Revenue?

The website generates income by charging the companies who list their business cards on the Google map a monthly fee. Local businesses can still list their business cards for free without paying to be featured, but their business card will not appear on the Google map, causing them to get smaller results.

This Website is available to other geographic areas to set up and make money from local advertisers in their areas.

Although this is on Long Island, New York, entrepreneurs from any other town and city can rent the web software for their local areas from the developer Hot Web Ideas and charge local advertisers to feature their business cards on the Google map. The amount to charge featured businesses is up to the company who rents the software, so the income potential is amazing with this type of website.

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