What are the Next Steps in the Professional Credentialing Process?
-- Complete your Business Plan
-- Submit your proforma or use the example comparable for your profession
-- Select your niches and specialty areas
-- Apply for licensing and association memberships
-- Choose a site for your office / lab / shop / classroom, etc.
-- Purchase tools, software, systems, supplies and inventory where applicable
-- Execute your marketing plan including collateral, websites, yellow pages, etc.
-- Publish journal articles, blogs and other technical, professional, vocational and trade articles highlighting your expertise
-- Certify your own grads through our professional grad referral certification program (email us for details)
-- Fill out your referral zip code and professional network forms with your professional, contact and marketing information, including specialties
-- Subscribe to an online or PC based accounting program (we recommend Quickbooks)
-- Contract for a server hosting service (we recommend NSI)
-- Register at your specialty's major trade wholesalers
-- Visit wallet degree for your ID's, jackets, badges and other professional tools
-- What office, professional, vocational and trade EQUIPMENT is in your plan?
-- What ACCESSORIES will you sell or teach with you need to order now?
-- Videotape yourself demonstrating a "how to" tip, and publish it on You Tube, with a link to your site and email
-- Answer questions on wiki, wiki answers and other blogs, with links to your services and sites
-- Trade backlinks with other professionals and providers you respect and who respect you.
-- Do a monthly newsletter for subscribers and customers and post articles from in on your blog every week
-- Do an equipment, tool, or book review on Amazon and refer to your background with your email in your profile
-- Offer custom designed products, articles, how to cds or books, etc. and market them via Amazon, your own ecommerce site, or at your physical office, shop, lab, range or store
-- Send mailings to your top potential students and customers with your contact info, business card, brochure, website, etc.
-- File for bidding status on the US Government procurement sites including locations near you. Contact local buyers and customers via email
-- Advertise your new business in the local classifieds, with a link to pictures of your work on your own website
-- Once you begin buying wholesale, offer your products on Amazon, ebay, Craig's List, etc. and let buyers know about your services. If you're in a profession that doesn't create products (such as recruiter or counselor) make your product information about your professional "how to" tips, and include on your website, blog, newsletter, etc.
-- Consider ANIMATING examples on your website of your services, products or work, and use clips from that on YouTube for helpful links back to your services
Examples: click HERE for just a few important steps from the web marketing syllabus.
FACTS, in addition to the powerful referral networks below:
1. The leading online school in the world costs an average of $50,000, yet only 29% of enrollees graduate and are certified! How do you define a CRIME?? (Source: Fox News)
2. PSU certifies 100% of our students. If you fail, we work with you until you pass!
3. NO other online school includes all texts, tools, after graduation support, etc. We've had the highest rating of any "correspondence" school since 1971, and the highest rating of any online trade school since 1989.
4. Your PSU Credentials are accepted at MORE PLACES than any other online school OR any accredited brick and mortar school!
Comprehensive PSU Entrepreneur Career Business Certification List (Active Referral Networks)
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