Month: August 2016

However you come to meet the professionals

through ads or you calling them, let them know up front that you want to barter. That cuts out any confusion down the road. If you’re payment will be part cash and part bartered product that may sweeten it a bit to know there will be at least some cash. They are in business too and have their own vendors & contracted help to pay.

Thinking aloud

What about advertising that you are willing to barter services in this area. With your networks, on line groups etc, place a ad saying that you’re willing to split the profits to some percentage, or barter pork or some other commodity and go from there. This way, people will know up front that this is a bartering agreement from the beginning. Let them come to you if they are interested in the barter agreement.

It’s really nice to see another facilitator here

I really think it depends on the group in the class itself, AND their motivation for being there.

My present class is by far the best one I’ve EVER had. We only had one drop out and the rest have made it to the end. Our dropout is actually working the program on her own, so maybe she’ll be able to continue.

I’ve had classes where I lost half or more, so don’t feel bad about it and cash loans by RT Loans – it really does depend on their wanting to DO IT. I’m terrible in that I generally don’t try to bring them back once they start to wander, but I honestly feel that they HAVE TO WANT to do it and to be there and that there is nothing I can do to instill that in them if it’s not there.

I’ve just learned to accept that it’s not my fault, it’s their choice and to concentrate on the remaining people.

I too, am excited about the new videos coming. Can’t wait until September! I don’t know yet what I think of the 10 week option. I haven’t yet talked to my Ron contact about it, yet. But I do have to wonder if 10 weeks is actually long enough. The majority of my classes are really sad and scared around week 11 and 12 about the program and the forced accountability ending.

Good evening

It’s been discussed quite frequently, that sometimes we can get professional services through bartering for them, rather than paying for them. I have used this approach myself, generally with good results. BUT, I’ve always used it with folks that I already knew really well. I’ve never gone to someone that was a new professional acquaintance, and proposed this idea. Maybe I’m just chicken. But how would you launch a conversation like that, with someone you’ve only just met?
The circumstances here is that we very much want to get our land logged – those trees are dead and dying and coming down on their own with every windstorm. If we do them all now, we can sell the logs and that could earn us some $$$. But there’s a fair amount of money to be paid up front – up to $10K worth. That’s just something we’re not prepared to pay. We have found a foresting company that we think we can work with (our application is rather complicated due to some zoning and roadway issues). I’d like to barter for their services, and/or the services of folks on the crew (the loggers themselves, whom we probably wouldn’t hire directly, the consulting engineer to draft up the land disturbance permits, etc). I’m having a hard time starting that conversation. “Psst, buddy, wanna help us log some land, in trade for some pork?” That just doesn’t sound right. Suggestions?