Your Power Partners will be those who supply your clients with services on a regular basis. They will consist of Printers, Publishers Photographers, Graphic Artists, Web Site Designers, as well as Speaker’s Bureaus and Service Organizations.
The conversations with these Power Partners should indicate your willingness to include them as you become aware of companies that need their services. It is important you meet with these Power Partners in person the first time, and then keep in touch with them weekly through email or phone conversations.
You will need to have excellent writing, typing, organization, project management skills, a computer to capture your work and to create a database, a tracking system and invoices. It is highly recommended that you have a professionally designed website. An outgoing personality is extremely important. You will also need to have reliable transportation.
You could also expand your endeavors to the point of locating clients and managing other typists, and then negotiating either finder’s fees for projects or a percentage of the project fees. This would give you unlimited income and eliminate the need for you to do the work yourself.
Personality Type: Analytical, Amiable, Driver
Total Start Up Costs: Less than $500(includes business cards, website and phone)