Call Richard Law at 321-543-2809 … east coast … to discuss a banner design and advertising with SOFI. Advertising is so key to growing your business in 2018.
I have many hours as mission commander in this aircraft flying signal collection missions targeting the Russians and others. The Russian fighter pilots would often get a bit close. We flew some missions where we had U.S. Navy fighter escorts. Peacetime aerial reconnaissance flights always have some risk.
So how would the Navy fighter pilot such as Tom Cruise handle an interaction with a Russian fighter?
Caution. This could result in injury to the victim of the prank.
Trump is in Davos, Switzerland and he is asking foreign business to invest in the US. Lower US corporate taxes are resulting in higher wages in the US. Wages are rising in the US. Trump is killing the mortgage segment … the home of low-fee mortgage inspections and 99.5% of the fraud, greed and corruption in the industry. In the last few days I have been reading lots of emails to the Fannie-Mae and HUD listing all of the complaints and requests for audits on NFN. The mortgage segment is the home of many monsters.
So, keep up your working in the mortgage segment and risk all of your low wages on being paid by a crooked Mortgage Order Mill. The mortgage segment of the industry has destroyed so many lives. The days of large volumes of mortgage inspections are over. Delinquencies and foreclosures are at 15-year lows. The volume has dried up. Mortgage Order Mills are closing. Two federal district court ruling have said that field representatives are employees and not independent contractors. The majority of SOFI members have abandoned the mortgage segment. The commercial field inspectors want you to continue with the mortgage inspections as they do not want the competition.
“If you know your time is worth $25 per hour, then you should never wait in line for 30 minutes to get a $10 gift card. If you know your time is worth $60 per hour, then you should always pay $49 for shipping instead of spending one hour shopping at the store. If you know your time is worth $80 per hour, then you should always buy the direct flight that saves you two hours even if it costs $150 more than the flight with a stopover. Once you know, in dollars and cents, how much an hour of your time is truly worth you can make better decisions on a daily basis.
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You don’t have to waste your time trying to explain field services and what you do. They understand what you do and they can help you.
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Sean advertises at www.fieldinspector.biz with a very impressive and professional banner ad.
To get jobs, you must get the attention of the field service firms. SOFI has set up a watering hole at www.fieldinspector.biz where hiring firms can gather and find you. Let SOFI help you make a great impression and eliminate the competition who have no ideas on how to market their services.
James has a National Field Service Directory and he markets his services to about 100 of the higher quality field service companies. Every few months we help James more by sending out an email blast of his resume. The Directory is $84 and the SOFI email blasts for Directory holders are $19.00. Who do you think is getting the best work in southern California?
Call Richard Law if you want to chat about some ideas for growing your business in 2018. Let SOFI help you with your marketing. Call Richard at (321) 543-2809 … east coast. Make more money in 2018. Avoid the low-fee mortgage inspections. Find more interesting work. Have fun while you are making money. Life is so easy when you are making great decisions. Be sure to network with the shakers and the movers in the field services industry.
Call Richard Law at 321-543-2809 … east coast … if you are looking for a resume with lots of WOW. Don’t waste your time marking with a resume that does not tell your story in an effective way. Your competition is getting the jobs because of your poor resume. Get smart. Spend $50 and wake up your advertising in 2018.
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We have seen a huge increase in sales of SOFI information, marketing and training products in the first 8 days of 2018. Field service inspectors are stepping up their marketing and moving to the higher quality firms that pay the higher fees. Check out all of the great SOFI products at www.sofistore.com. Grow your business in 2018. Call Richard Law at 321-543-2809 … east coast … to chat about field services.
I read a story online when a mortgage field service inspector took a photo of an off-duty police officer’s home. Then the chase began. It was only one police car chasing one mortgage inspector. The 10 other police cars in the photo were added just to get your attention. Sure, it is not illegal to take a photo from the sidewalk. Going in backyards and peeping into doors and windows can get you into a world of trouble in many states. It’s called “peeping” in Virginia.
Everyone has security cameras today. There are a lot of dogs roaming in those private fenced yards. You will be noticed. You will be recorded on video …the video will uploaded to the cloud. Be sure you know the laws on trespass in your state. Below is what California says about entering fenced yards without written permission. You know your vendor manager failed to mention the California law on trespass. Who do you think is going to pay your fine?
602.8. (a) Any person who without the written permission of the landowner, the owner s agent, or the person in lawful possession of the land, willfully enters any lands under cultivation or enclosed by fence, belonging to, or occupied by, another, or who willfully enters upon uncultivated or unenclosed lands where signs forbidding trespass are displayed at intervals not less than three to the mile along all exterior boundaries and at all roads and trails entering the lands, is guilty of a public offense.
You know the temptations that I am facing today. I ask for your strength to stand up under the temptation whenever I encounter it. Please give me the wisdom to walk away when I am tempted and the clarity to see the way out that you will provide. Please help me to clearly see that I will wear out my vehicle with $3 mortgage inspections. Amen.Wisdom is knowing the “real meaning” of words often used in the mortgage segment of the field services industry.
The mortgage segment is the home of $3 mortgage inspections, lots of games where you lose … and 99% of the fraud, greed and corruption in the industry.
The iPhone 10 has a great 12-megapixel camera with zoom features. There are free and low-cost applications at the AppStore that will allow you to add date and time stamps to the photos. There are also free Windows applications that will allow you to batch-reduce photos to a lower file size. When starting out or working part-time, you can probably use your smartphone for field service inspections. Below is an iPhone 7 photo with a date/time stamp. An iPhone with 256 GB of storage will store a lot of HD photos. I also like to shoot 1080 HD videos with a date/time stamp. Videos are great for documenting problems at a property. You can take video and then later clip out some photos.
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The average mortgage inspection pays about $3 and requires about 7 photos … including photos taken from the backyard. You will have to perform about 833 inspections to recover your startup costs for insurance. You may have to wait 30-60 days for that first pay check. You might not get paid.
It seems that today, everyone has a security camera. They are low-cost and the video quality is quite good. The occupants of a home are watching and recording your every move while you are in their yard snooping around with a camera. In Virginia, if you look into a window or door, you could be arrested as a “peeper”. The Virginia sheriff will take your camera as evidence. The deputy will review the house security camera video. The deputy will take some mugshots at the police station and escort you to a cell. You will appear before a judge and have to post a bond. Make sure that you understand the trespass laws in your state. Ignorance of the law is no excuse when being changed for trespass.
The below video was taken at night on a Blink security camera. There are three deer in the video looking at the camera. Expand the screen and look at the two deer at the lower left in the video.
“Jason called and said he was getting
$60 for an inspection for which
we get paid $35. This networking
stuff really pays. We need to
ask for more money.”
Order a National Field Service Directory and get connected with the higher quality firms that pay the higher fees. Included with the Directory is the contact information for SOFI field service representatives. Network with other field service representatives and share information. Information is power. Make more money in 2018.
I found the below email in my in-box this morning. When you perform field inspections, you must make a reasonable profit to survive. Call me if you want to chat about how to price your work. Start with the IRS 53.5-cents mileage allowance used by the IRS. This is your cost to operate your vehicle. It’s best to let your competition accept all of the “no-profit” inspections. They will work 20-hour days … lose money … and soon leave the field services industry.
“I bid adieu to [name deleted] this morning. They are not a bad company to work for overall, but they simply do not want to work with me on distance pay. I am not going to drive 50 miles round trip for a $15 letter drop. If they give you plenty of local jobs, great. In my case 75% of them were 20 or more miles away and at all points of the compass. Their rate sheet reflects little understanding or concern for their reps in rural areas. At one time they would step up to the plate and pay more, but the past few months have been increasingly difficult. It was an amenable parting.”
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Commercial inspections are the sweet spot in the industry.
The average dog walker salary depends on where you live. You should keep in mind that not all dog walker salaries are created equal. For example, according to the job site Indeed, an average dog walker salary in NYC is $45,000. The average dog walker salary in Los Angeles, on the other hand, is $35,000. Some dog walkers in Manhattan are earning close to $100,000 in exclusive neighborhoods.
Watch the video and think about getting a new iPhone 10 or an iPad 12.9 Pro.
This is the time of the year when you want to start thinking about how you’re going to grow your business in 2018. Call Richard Law at 321-543-2809 on the East Coast if you want to talk about ideas for growing your business in 2018.
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If you are getting paid when using a drone … commercial use … you need approval from the FAA. You could get fined $1,100 (or more) for operating your unmanned aerial system (UAS) for business purposes without FAA approval. You can apply for your very own license by passing a multiple-choice test and paying a small fee. No experience is necessary! The FAA will provide a Remote Pilot Certificate after training and testing.
I printed out this email from SOFI. It says we failed
to update our National Field Service Directory listing
and they removed us from the Directory. How did
To update your listing, email or text your name, cell, email and address to firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-449-1041.
You can also fill out a form at www.joinsofi.com.
Watch the video. If you drop a jar of pickles, I assume that you pay for it as you cannot put it back on the shelf.
Robots are going to kill a lot of jobs.
Field service inspections jobs are secure for the immediate future.
When you call a field services firm looking to introduce yourself, you need to make a great impression in the first 2 minutes.
Practice your pitch … make it perfect.
Some more first pitches.
If you have already purchased a National Field Service Directory with the last year, SOFI can help you with your direct marketing. SOFI offers an email blast of your resume to a little over 100 national and regional field service firms that hire field inspectors. These are higher quality firms than pay the higher fees. The price is $19.00. If you do not have a resume, SOFI will blast out a copy of your directory listing. ORDER your email blast online at www.sofistore.com.
Is your current marketing plan working for you? Do you need some help?