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Need a Job? Think Product Marketing





Today, I am doing another simultaneous post on DivorcedDadFrugalDad.com and SelfRelianceWorkshop.com, since this topic is likely of interest to the readers of both sites.

If you need a job-- think basic product marketing. What do I mean?

Think:


 

  • Packaging
  • Branding
  • Features and benefits
  • Value proposition
  • Promotion
  • Pricing




How are you packaged? In a job search, you image says quite a bit-- first impressions do matter. Dress appropriately and professionally-- people notice.

How are you branded? Will you be the costly luxury item or the useful addition that makes an impact? Do you fit the ideal the employer wants? Brand yourself as the solution to their problems.
 
What are your features and benefits? What do you offer and what can you do? Your features may be education and experience, but what probably matters most is what you can actually do and deliver.

What is your value proposition? Can you describe what they get for their investment of money in you? How much can you make or save for them and what will it cost them to buy those results?

How will you promote yourself? Resume, cover letter, advertisements?

How will you price yourself? Too low is no good, too high is no good either. Research or ask around about the going rates for your skills.


You need to sell yourself to get a job . . . do what marketers and advertisers do!

Good luck!

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Said It Before, and I will Say It Again . . .





Today, I am doing another simultaneous post on DivorcedDadFrugalDad.com and SelfRelianceWorkshop.com, since this topic is likely of interest to the readers of both sites.

Said it before, and I'll say it again . . . Think less, but better quality . . .


 

  • Less food and drink, but better food and drink (Make the steak or lobster at home)
  • Less clothing, but better quality clothing (It usually lasts longer and wears better)
  • Less stuff, but better, more useful stuff




Remember, take care of your things and they will last longer and cost you less in the long run. 

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DDFD believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing

Have You Switched to Cash Yet?





Today, I am doing another simultaneous post on DivorcedDadFrugalDad.com and SelfRelianceWorkshop.com, since this topic is likely of interest to the readers of both sites.

I try to pay for everything in cash. Why? Because then I know I can afford it and I get some level of privacy in my purchases.


 

  • How many times have you ran up a credit card bill and come to regret it?
  • Ever get disturbed when asked for your phone number when making purchases?
  • Have you enjoyed the pleasure of really owning outright something you just purchased?
  • Like discounts?




Time to switch back to cash people . . . 

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Should You Cut an Expense Even Though You Can Afford it?





Today, I am doing another simultaneous post on DivorcedDadFrugalDad.com and SelfRelianceWorkshop.com, since this topic is likely of interest to the readers of both sites.

That depends . . . Do you really use it or need it?  I would probably lean toward the cutting of the expense.

If you aren't using it often enough or you can replace it with a cheaper alternative-- get rid of it.

Maybe it should come down to is it a need or a nice-to-have?

Let's use an example: Home landline telephone

A home landline is relatively inexpensive, but many people are dropping them. Why? Because they use their cellphones as a home phone. Another approach is a MagicJack or other VOIP device that costs next to nothing a month.

While being able to afford gives you a choice . . . you would probably do better to have the extra cash or use the money earmarked for the expense in question on something else that might really need or use.

So I guess my answer to the above question is probably. 

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Use the TV or the Radio as Background Entertainment . . .





Today, I am doing a simultaneous post on DivorcedDadFrugalDad.com and SelfRelianceWorkshop.com, since this topic is likely of interest to the readers of both sites.

While you may know that I multi-task, many people often ask me if I watch TV-- my answer is yes and no.

There are times I will focus on a show or movie, but most times it is background to my multi-tasking. What do I do? Here are some recent activities:


 

  • Work on the computer
  • Read a book
  • Tie flies or make fishing leaders
  • Think and make notes
  • Iron my shirts
  • Polish my shoes
  • Repair buttons
  • Read the mail
  • Pay bills




The list goes on, but you get the idea . . . I don't just sit mindless in front of the idiot box.

Make use of your time and use the TV or radio as the multi-tasking tool that it is!

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DDFD believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing

Use Your Leverage in Negotiations





Just a quick thought today . . .

When negotiating always remember to use all your leverage.


 

  • Remind the other party of the long-term relationship
  • Point out that you have other options available
  • Monetize the relationship in terms of a year's worth of money they get from you




Do it in a nice way of course. Good luck!

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DDFD believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.

Prices Are Going Up . . . Again





I see it everywhere I go . . . prices are going up yet again. It is time to:


 

  • Make even more careful purchase decisions
  • Avoid waste of any kind
  • Take care of what you have
  • Stretch things and make them last
  • Find better and cheaper alternatives




While we can't necessarily control the market, we can control how and when we use it. Get frugal and be more self reliant. 

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Love the Moment . . .





Just a simple thought today . . . love the moment.

Step back and learn to:


 

  • Appreciate
  • Enjoy
  • Respect




Count your blessings and realize things are good, will get better, and bad moments won't last forever.

Love the moment!

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Personal Finance: Under Extending





Most people over extend themselves . . . why not try under extending?

I know many people who have too many financial commitments and are constantly stressing over them. They carry too big a mortgage, car, etc. and one setback and the pain begins.

Why not spend less then you can afford on everything? It would provide expected and unexpected benefits:



  • Easier monthly nut to meet
  • Less stress in your life
  • More personal freedom
  • Higher degree of flexibility
  • Power in transaction negotiation
  • Ability to capitalize on really good deals



All that said, many folks like the excitement of meeting financial pressures of their own doing. 

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Are You Driving Around on Bald, Baloney Skin Tires?





Do your tires have tread? Or are you driving on baloney skins? Tires are super important, yet I look when getting out of my car in parking lots, many cars with little or no tread left on their tires.

This is dangerous not only to you but others as well. A few hundred dollars spent on tires is usually less than several hundred dollars spent on auto insurance deductibles. I don't know about you, but I am a frugal guy . . . I chose the tires over the deductible.

With the wet weather coming again in a few months, it is time to check your tire treads. You can spend three bucks on a tire tread measuring tool or pull out a penny and hope that Lincoln's head disappears when it is inserted into the gullies of your tire's treads.

Get those tires replaced quickly!

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