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Old January 7, 2012, 10:37 PM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is offline
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Default Great opportunity! ...and overcoming fear of rejection...

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I have been using this product for the last 3 year with great results in filling minor clear coat scratches on vehicles. I use it in conjunction with my paint touch up business. Now the paint touch up requires quite a bit of training & know how. But the scratch filler product takes about 1 hour to learn how to do it and anyone with a little ambition could buy a bottle of the scratch filler, and go around to auto dealers and do a free demo. Once the auto dealers see what it can do, they will love it. I charge $45 a car to do a scratch treatment & I can do a whole car in less than 15 minutes. You can also do retail work & charge a little more.

The product can be bought at http://www.dvelup.com/color/prodinfo.html I’m not a reseller of their product & I make no money by telling you about it.

I just know times are a little tuff right now & a lot of people are struggling to make ends meet. So I thought I’d share a easy way that I’m making money right now. Hope this helps someone.
Thanks, Jason...

This could of course be combined with other related businesses... You combine it with paint touch-ups, but it could also be combined with headlight cleaning and car detailing, for instance.

I'm amazed at the many opportunities that are around us.

I think what holds a lot of people back is "fear" - especially "fear of rejection" or "fear of ridicule."

One of the ways to get around this is to get some experience "selling" - that's what Gordon advised me to do (and I did it)! Going up to strangers and trying to promote something certainly builds up your courage to do these things - and this courage will help with any business you want to start...

In my case, several years ago I got a job selling discounted comedy tickets for a few months, just for the purpose of building up my face-to-face (and telephone) sales experience! (This job was commission-only, and I sold by going up to people in the street, approaching people at festivals, and also through cold-calling on the phone. Believe it or not, for the phone calls, their "list" was the phone book - after "washing" it with the "do not call" list. You can't get a "colder" list than that.)

Or, another way, is "just do it" - then keep doing it! What's the worst that could happen?

What some people don't realize is that often, a quick rejection can be a kind of "blessing." Why? Because it means you're not wasting time on someone who doesn't want what you offer - and you'll get to the person who does want what you offer much more quickly!

I'd much rather get a quick rejection, compared to someone who listens to me for a long time out of politeness, but actually has no interest in what I'm selling. The first person lets me get on with my job, while the second person (although they are well-intentioned) is in reality making me waste valuable time...

Best wishes,

Dien

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