Today I want to talk about online newsletters and how these can bring in even more business for you. This is a very cost-effective way to market and will not eat up all of your time.
___ The decision. It may be best to look at six or more homes before writing an offer. Does this home have what you need? How does it compare to others you have seen? What is the appraised value, or at least the value indicated by the tax assessor. Why is the seller selling? Have there been other offers, and what happened with them (ask the agent)?
On the non-preschool days, my mornings are a mixture of being with my son and taking phone calls. Sometimes he goes with me to the office supply store or the office renovation services. One day a week I meet with a mommy friend and her son at the local fast-food ball pit. The boys get some time together and I get a little non-work adult talk. I have never been able to hook up with another SAHD in my area, so I have connected with a few mommies in the neighborhood. The kids are the common ground and we have built some very strong relationships. Once again, I feel very fortunate. After lunch and the ball pit, it is off for that wonderful nap again. Beginning with the nap the rest of the day’s routine is the same.
The goal of exercising is to increase your level of physical fitness. It should be fun and interesting and should not be a chore or a burden. Many people who end up quitting their home exercise routine do so because it turned into an activity that they dreaded and no longer looked forward to their workouts.
Networking can be difficult for the WAHD. I found that my son in a stroller was a real door opener. Receptionists are happy when I walk in, are enamored with the idea that I say at home, and allow me to march in to see the person I want to see, even though they might have filtered me out had I not had a “cute baby” with me. One time while standing in line at a local convenience store I struck up a casual conversation, I said I was a SAHD and had my own company. That always leads to the inevitable… “Your own company! What do you do?” What a great time to yank out a business card. And they even asked for it. Being a WAHD is still a new concept for many, it is a great topic to work into conversations. You never know where those conversations may lead!
___ Closing the purchase. Get inspections done as soon as you can after the offer is accepted. Watch the deadlines for any other contingencies in the offer. Make sure you have a written loan commitment from a lender. Set a closing date. Buy insurance for the house. Get a copy of the closing statement before closing. Have a cashiers check ready for the closing.
The best long distance relationship gift is to send yourself over to your partner’s location. Of course this does not mean that you mail yourself literally but it just suggests that you pay your partner a surprise pay a visit to. You can even plan before had areas that you can go take a look at. This might be quite tricky if they are working in another city so in purchase for this to work you have to know their itinerary well to avoid being an inconvenience or being disappointed.
But first, do your homework and get the answers to all your questions about starting a greeting card business. What you discover could very possibly start you on a very rewarding new career.