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Re: Here are some ideas...

Posted By: Don Alm (66-178-144-62.dialup.rsbgor57.rio.com)
Date: Monday, 26 November 2007, at 10:08 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Here are some ideas... (Kathy)

Since my first (and only) "JOB" when I was right out of college and didn't know better....I have NEVER (after that 1st job)...RELIED on someone else to "pay me a commission" or "money for my time".

I've relied upon MYSELF.

So...with that in mind....what I tried to do, when reading your post was...."put myself in YOUR shoes". What would I do, based on what you've said, to "earn a living"?

You said you were "educated" which tells me you can "think on your feet" and can "assert" yourself with some semblance of intelligence.

So...I remember a few years ago...a neighbor with 2 children whose young husband was killed in an accident. She did not want to "get a job" away from home where she'd have to leave her kids in a day care facility.

So...I suggested she think about doing something at home like "typing" for a secretarial service. Which she started to do BUT...this didn't pay enough to let her keep up with mortgage payments, etc.

So...I heard about someone who had started an "Appointment Reminder" business from her home. I checked into it and found out how and what she was doing and what and how she was charging for her "home service".

I put together a "plan" on how this young widow could get this service going. And worked with her for a few weeks to "help her get going" and "getting accounts" like, Doctors, Dentists, Chiropractors and even Auto Repair businesses that had people making "Appointments".

And...whenever you have "people making appointments" you also have, "people missing appointments".

So...I helped her get her first few accounts and it was "downhill" after that.

I think nowadays, she has 3 or 4 people working FOR HER...with dozens of clients paying her a NICE weekly income.

As I recall, she started out by charging $20 a day...$100 a week...to "make followup calls" to remind people of their upcoming appointments.

We "celebrated" when she got her 10th client. This meant she was making $200 a day...just for using her existing home telephone.

Nowadays she uses some kind of "Automatic Phone Calling" system that makes the calls for her.

This is a "service" you could start from home and the only "investment" would be a home phone...which you probably already have.

So...check it out.

Don Alm

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  • Steve m
    Kathy (c-24-63-163-218.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) -- Sunday, 25 November 2007, at 6:19 p.m.
    • Here are some ideas...
      Steve MacLellan (blk-138-41-211.eastlink.ca) -- Monday, 26 November 2007, at 7:03 a.m.
      • Re: Here are some ideas...
        Kathy (c-24-63-163-218.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) -- Monday, 26 November 2007, at 7:18 a.m.
        • Re: Here are some ideas...
          Don Alm (66-178-144-62.dialup.rsbgor57.rio.com) -- Monday, 26 November 2007, at 10:08 p.m.

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