Sorry it took this long to get back to you, but Wendy was not comfortable sharing information in regards to pricing and creating activity programs. But we have a compromise worked out on how to present the results of the project and help those interested in trying it.
The other team members are reviewing what they also want published and it will be out in a few days.
Hello again. Tonight after long talks over warm coffee (one tea, Wendy drinks tea) we discovered that it is very important to stay within our script, which is based on our early conversations to help us with introduction of our-self, fees, and service. Our target group are life experienced and are ready to discover more, so explaining what we are about and why it cost has to be as simple as asking for a glass of tap water. If you ask someone for a glass of tap water the request is understood, there is no misunderstanding or other meaning, we are what we do and the price is geared to a comfort zone, which is bases on a program that starts with being a walking companion and leads to building a social walking lifestyle group, focused on each members health and well being, all at individual billing.
The great surprise was that after four(4) days the group grew with members inviting friends and the explosion of walking conversation topics went in many directions of interest. The most important item we stumbled upon with this project is that the members were comfortable with billing twice per month and not one monthly bill, we also learned that payment dates of the third(3rd) and the twenty seventh(27th) of the month worked best.
Well we are calling it a night and adding a few more pages to the project, next time we will explain the pricing amount and most importantly the hello zone that gets you the customer.
Remember when I talked about people walking as dog walking to earn. Well the project is almost over and we believe it can work in most markets and communities.
To start I don’t want you to think of walking people on a leach, I was expressing that the same affection can be used on people. Getting paid to spend time with someone would surprise you, but it should not, there are many seeking to share their time and life experience with a trusted stranger that will not judge or pretend to care, but be an honest, caring listener.( Think of dating services )
There are still a few more conversations to be had with members that were part of the project and I will post the results soon, and yes they all made money, some more than others, but we are understanding why and refining as we move ahead.
I am discovering a shift in the way some people plan to retire, especially those with adult children still at home. They are moving to a more conventional savings account, less or no investments and requesting more opinions on finance from non-financial service people such as myself.
As a person not trained or schooled in the financial services I find it odd, can anyone explain why they would not seek advice from a financial planner ?
Self-employment starts with an open mind. We have all heard about dog walking, well ever thought of offering a people #walking service. As the global population gets older, and we get busier it helps if the time you need for yourself can be shared with someone willing to #pay for trusted #friendship and great conversation.
There is one project in the test stage at present and I would be happy to exchange ideas.
Great video…But I would like to add my bit. To me this day is best described by what happens to the group “Pussy Riot”. Their goal is to express themselves, and even when we are now in the year of 2014 they cannot be free to be free.
All the stories I can think of is explained in their suffering and that of all women.