Friday, February 8, 2013

Project of the Day: Business Cards

Yesterday I was scolded by my business mentor who explained to me that one of the reasons I'm not getting any business is because I don't advertise and I don't have any business cards.

So today I am rectifying that situation. This is a very strange thing for me. Business cards don't really fit into my worldview.

On the other side of the coin, I've got a brief job for tomorrow cutting down some tree limbs for this lady I know. It's about a half hour of work and $40 for the job. She's on a budget (like everyone else) and the "professional" tree trimmers she called wouldn't do it for less than $150. It's a very small job and no risk. I don't see why they wouldn't pick it up, but it makes me wonder if there's enough small jobs out there to feed a family indefinitely. $40 is not a lot of money but it's like 3 days worth of groceries for us. 3 days of food in return for a half hour to an hour's worth of work is extremely sustainable.


ladyhawthorne said...

I have the same problem here, the bigger guys won't do it for a reasonable amount and there are only a couple of 'handymen' who will take on odd jobs, but they stay pretty busy in this suburban area.

Gorges Smythe said...

I used business cards when I had the Christmas trees and sawmill. When you first get them, the temptation is to give them to anyone who'll take one. Gradually, you learn not to waste them on folks who'll never make use of the information. You'll soon learn to tell the difference.