Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A New Venture

I am starting up a new venture! 

These past few weeks, I have really taken some time to be quite, and figure out a way to create an avenue for my "side hustle." There are so many bloggers out there who inspire me, and show daily that you don't have to be a slave to the desk. You can venture out on your own, work hard, and create your own path. Plus, Dave talks to people every day who are looking to generate extra income, and he is constantly telling them to start their own business on the side. Why work for someone making 10.00 an hour, when you can make $15.00 providing a good or service yourself. 

I put some thought into it, and I kept thinking about the tools in my wheel house, and realized that I have all the tools I need to create a tutoring business on the side. I am good with kids, I taught for years, I am certified, I have my masters, and I am a good teacher. There are, at least 5 schools within a 5 miles radius from my home. 

I have the idea, now I just need to find my students. I was not really sure how to go about finding the students, until one day I realized that I could print my own material. I wanted to create something cute and fun, but still looked great. 

I ended up using a company called Y'all, I am so glad I did. They made the experience so easy. Rather than making business cards, I decided I wanted to make something bigger, something harder for kids to lose when they grabbed it on the way out of school. I was not sure what I wanted to do, so I looked on the site for a while, and then it struck me---postcards. 

I logged onto the site, selected the post card feature, and they had a ton of templates, and I spent hours looking at them all. I ended up creating my own, and was so pleased with how it turned out. Its bright, has big font, and reminds me of a chalk board. 

What do you think?

They turned out AWESOME!! I already have an appointment to give a stack to a principal this week!! 

Like I said earlier, I used, and I could not have been more pleased with the post cards themselves, or the service I received. As someone who works in the customer service industry, this is perhaps the most important component for me. If I receive bad service, I can't let it go, and I remember that experience, for ever. But, on the flip side, when I receive good service, I want to tell EVERYONE I know.

Here's what happened:
I placed my order, and the postcards had my phone number on them. When I checked out, I put my phone number on the order form, but, I entered the number in incorrectly. Someone from called me, to confirm that the phone number on the post card was actually the correct number. They were worried that I entered the wrong number on the card, and they were going to reprint the cards for me, for FREE, if I had! WHAT? Who does that anymore? I was floored, to say the least. I thanked the gentleman on the phone, and as I hung up, I shook my head in disbelief. That kind of service is so rare these days. That is the kind of service that you remember. That is the kind of service that keeps you coming back. I can tell you without a doubt, I will be using again. 

While this is a sponsored post, all experiences are true, and all opinions are 100% my own.


Lena said...

Good luck on your new venture!

Brooke said...

love the look!
awesome service is so worth noting!

Ashten said...

Cute, post cards are a great idea! That level of customer service is unheard of these days!

Denise said...

dang girl - you go!!

I was wondering if you ever missed teaching. I'd hire in an instant (and really could use your services actually - are you available telephonically?)

Holly @ Run With Holly said...

Awesome customer service is always worth celebrating! [I believe this x10, now that I'd lived in Asia...]

And good luck with the new business venture! :)

Amanda S said...

That's great!!! Best of luck and hopefully this blossoms into something really rewarding (and profitable!).