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How to Barter For Goods and Services 101

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

You can possess one of the easiest and fastest ways to create wealth that I know.

Does this sound good to you?

Then hold on, it actually gets better.

Because not only can you use this loophole to “stack the deck” in your favor and wipe out the
burden of high prices on your business forever, but…

You Can Also Use This Secret In Your Personal Life, Too.

As you’ll see…whatever you want…whatever you need…whatever you must have for you, your family
and your loved ones…you can get for 20 cents on the dollar.

There’s restaurants, home improvement services, entertainment items, personal health and fitness,
and even…high-ticket medical procedures your insurance won’t cover.

You can even find “specialized” doctors – like dermatologists, therapists, chiropractors and naturopathic doctors on trade.

And instead of spending your life savings on these services…

You Get Them For A Fraction Of The Retail Price.

And get this:

You can even buy or lease cars on trade.

In some cases…

You Can Even Buy Real-estate and Land

I know this may sound like “fantasy land”.

But I assure you this is real. That it works. And, even more importantly – that you can do the same thing!

Barter is a worldwide, multi-billion dollar industry where literally every kind of business you can think of – in almost every industrialized country in the world – does business in a large network called a “barter exchange”. These exchanges are huge buying clubs, where all the different member businesses are automatically inclined to buy from one another.

And here’s what’s interesting:

These businesses do not buy and sell from each other with regular “government circulated” money.

Instead, they use “trade credits” – which are actual currency, just like a U.S. dollar bill is currency – but it can only be spent within the barter club.

The list of things on trade is endless and its’ beyond the scope of this report to list everything. Virtually anything bought and sold on the open market – from “A to Z” – is on trade.

And when you use this special loophole, you get it all cheap. Dirt-cheap. So cheap you’ll wonder why you’ve been buying things any other way.

Is Good Customer Service a Given?

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

This article is written from the perspective of a small business IT services provider, but good customer service is certainly not industry specific.

By definition (from Wikipedia) – Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during, and after a purchase. That definition shouldn’t require an adjective should it? Unfortunately, for too many service providers it isn’t a given that the service provided is “good.”

The interesting thing is we’ve all been on the receiving end of poor customer service at some point. It doesn’t take much effort to identify service that could only be identified as lacking right? Why then, does that not translate into doing it better ourselves?

I believe the answer is that we either never knew or have forgotten the golden rule. There are numerous articles that detail the 8 or 10 simple rules for good customer service. What if it was even simpler? What if there is only 1 rule you need to know. One rule that would govern everything you say and do in the course of providing service to your customers?

What if “treat others the way you want to be treated” really worked?

News flash – IT DOES!

Let’s break it down.

Before the sale – do I want to be pushed into purchasing something that benefits the seller more than the buyer? Do I want to pay more than necessary for an item? Do I like high pressure? Do I enjoy being misled?

During the sale – do I like it when people don’t show up when they say they will? Do surprises that cost me more just make my day? Should it be an anomaly when things actually work?

After the sale – is the disappearing provider trick one of my favorites? Should I have to pay twice for something that didn’t work the first time?

I realize these are all negative examples but really, do we need a list of the correct way to treat others? In the small business realm, often the customer has a single point of contact with your company. If that point of contact is you, then ultimately the product you’re selling is you. You’ve heard the phrase – the buck stops here? A customer’s entire experience with your company starts and stops with you. If that statement brings shame or regret, please refer back to the golden rule. It’s not too late to make “good” customer service a given.

What about those customers who haven’t read the golden rule? It’s inevitable that we come across those at some point. My practice has been to view everything in terms of relationship. Some relationships are great with very little effort. Some take a lot of work, and some are just not meant to be. I have turned away work when I became convinced that it wasn’t going to end well. Let’s face it. Some people are just not going to be happy. In that scenario, you have still treated them the way you want to be treated. You have their best interest in mind, and they typically are grateful for your honesty. If not, perhaps the best thing is for them to be referred to your competition.

One of the things I enjoy hearing is “you’re the first person we’ve had that actually knows what they’re doing.” While that statement is good for my business, it’s a bad sign for the state of the service industry. This article is written in hopes of helping other small business owners change that.