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I am a secretary who wishes to start my own business working at home. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has either done the same or has knowledge of it. I would like to find out how to get started, the best tips for getting the word out. I do not have a car, so I also would need to know if anyone has any ideas on customers getting the work to you and delivering it. Thanks.

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    May 6, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I was a secretary many years ago and when I wanted to work at home I started my own clerical business. I came up with a name for my business and printed up business cards. I started by contacting other business like this in my area to see what the going rates were for different work then I priced mine comparably. I would just go in and ask for a price list or if something quick came up I would call them, tell them the work that needed doing and asked them approximately how much would they charge – of course they thought the work was mine. I’m not sure they would have given me a price if they knew I was doing the same work they were doing.

    I purchased Microsoft Office and a Word Perfect Program because I wanted to contact Law Offices that might outsource work to me and they all used Word Perfect. I bought a good computer and since I couldn’t afford a laser printer I got a good ink jet printer that mimicked a laser printer.

    To advertise I went to small neighborhood printers, told them what I was doing and several of them passed their customers on to me and they allowed me to put up a flyer advertising my business. I went to Law Offices, dentist offices, catering halls, day cares, any place that might have a need for temporary typist and because they were in my area getting to them was a breeze – one even dropped stuff off to me in the evening on their way home and picked it back up the next morning. I even put up flyers in supermarkets, pharmacies, schools, any place that would allow me.

    I kept that business for 5 years and although I no longer have the business, one client I developed was the president of a retirement club and I continue to do her yearly mailing list/membership drive down to this day. Keep in touch with past clients with postcards, flyers, etc.

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    Have fun and most of all be accurate.


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    May 7, 2013 at 12:20 am

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    May 7, 2013 at 12:47 am

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    Silvia D
    May 7, 2013 at 12:48 am

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