Want to make an impact with someone? Send them a gift! You don’t need intimate knowledge of what they like, or a lot of money- just an idea and a few dollars.

We’ve done this plenty of times in the past, utilizing sites like FancyHands to assist with assembling / delivering the “gift”. Coming up with the idea and implementing it takes less than 5 minutes in most cases.

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Jason Miller from LinkedIn had a birthday on July 15th. We surprised him by having an assistant at FancyHands sing happy birthday and mention that he’s the king of Rock and Roll (since Jason also does photography for Rock ‘n Roll Cocktail).

It took a 30 second email to kick it off:

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Jason was delighted to receive the call- it was a first for him:

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Don’t limit this to friends- show clients/associates that you’re thinking of them, or reach out to potential leads with a nice gesture. You’ll strengthen relationships and be known as an overall compassionate person- and isn’t that worth $5?

Of course, there’s only so much you can get for $5, and on your own. While FancyHands can gather the giftee’s personal information, and online gigs supply the cut-out stickers- you still require those who know your goals in-depth to assemble and execute.

This is why we have our UNTERN program assist with more involved jobs, such as our custom dollar bills:

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These fledgling content marketers can use the above methods to divide and conquer advanced tasks that require research, assembly, and/or large volume, and hone their skills while doing it.

We’ve applied this tactic to many “personalized gift / client love” projects making fun Facebook apps- like for our friend Heather Dopson, who’s an action hero at social media strategy:

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What ways would you utilize these low-cost methods to make someone’s day?