Today, I received a very interesting email from one of our members in
I have also been giving serious consideration about how to get our Associate Program on its feet. For the first time in my life, I have funds to spend but nothing to spend them on. The thought behind the Associate Program is to help members get started in this business without having to invest large amounts of money or have the knowledge necessary to purchase expensive items when they begin. So far, the Club must not be getting this message out very well so we will be spending more time in the future explaining this program to our members.
Here is another thought. If you have buyers for items in the marketplace, I would encourage you to make offers so that, if they are accepted, you will still be able to make the profit that we set out in our rules. Remember, our marketplace will always contain treasures that the collectors are searching for but maybe just haven't seen on our site. Items in our marketplace should be a source for you to use as if they were your own. Don't be afraid to make offers. That is one of the first rules I taught you in my book 31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques and Collectibles. The worst thing that can happen if you make an offer is that it is turned down and guess what, you haven't lost a thing.
My position in the Club should be to motivate you into taking action and after the first of the year that is going to be my focus. However, it is a two way street between the members and your staff so if we don't hear from you it is difficult to know what you need from us. I so appreciate the email this morning because I know someone was thinking about how to make our club better. I am asking you to get involved and help make 2010 the best year ever.