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Message 1 of 7: Kathey Bailey on 22/11/2013
As anyone who knows me will know, I am a great one for keeping records: records of how many courses I've run, how many people were on them, what I wore (in case I run further courses with the same people!), where the lead came from, and how much money I made.

And I'm pleased to report that I have now made 45,000 (after costs and expenses) from my leads from my 5.5 years of membership with TrainerBase. These are from 11 organisations and a
combination of 1) some contacting me direct after seeing my profile on the site (including my latest customer) and 2) some becoming customers after I've responded to an opportunity that they've posted.

Now I'm sure that there are many people out there who have had similar or better results than me. But it's not meant to be a competition - just a way of me saying that the system does work if you work at it - update your profile, be an active member, watch for opportunities and see what happens. Good Luck (and thank you TrainerBase!)

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Message 2 of 7: Heather Girling on 23/11/2013
Congratulations Kathey. I agree with you that when you invest in your profile the return on investment is great. I can't give such precise figures, however, the ROI I have had from my TrainerBase profile must be on average over 200% a year. Like you, the contracts have come from a variety of sources for example; some introductions from members I know like you (thank you), I am still delivering workshops from a direct contact made a number of years ago and applying for tenders on the site has been very lucrative.
As Ed would say onwards and upwards TrainerBase.

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Message 3 of 7: Peter Mayes on 23/11/2013
Hi all

Well done to those members who have earned so much from the site. Granted TB is a very visible market place but it is down to the members themselves presenting a positive profile that results in the awarding of contracts.

I have heard that a recent opportunity is likely to result in four members getting a good amount of work throughout 2014.

Also I was forwarded details of a couple of other opportunities and direct approaches recently; asking me to comment/advise. I have to say I am hugely encouraged by the calibre of the particular purchasers and their protocols and offerings. I can see a couple of these projects providing a huge amount of work for a number of members.

I look forward to hearing other success stories; perhaps I should capture and post some video testimonials from members; anyone up for this??

Peter
AKA Ed
Founder and Editor of TrainerBase
Helping business and other organisations find trainers.

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Message 4 of 7: Heather Girling on 23/11/2013
oohps, menat 2000% plus

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Message 5 of 7: Sarah Barnard on 04/12/2013
Hi Kathey!
10 out of 10 for writing down what you have worn every training day!
I have another solution to the problem: I created a uniform for myself that I feel good in: Black jeans, black polo jumper, black high heels, string of pearls, pearly bracelet, hair in a ballerina bun, bright red lipstick. And that every day. Every body knows me like that. Variety is indeed the spice of life, therefore I have 5 sets of exactly the same, once comes directly out of Top Shop, one Zara, one from H&M, the other scraped together out of my wardrobe and for good measure a set straight out of the Karen Millen store.
So there, my life is simple.
I might have to rethink after reading your inspiring thread.
Good luck! Sarah


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Message 6 of 7: Peter Mayes on 04/12/2013
Sarah

Thanks for your contribution to the thread and sharing an interesting solution to a challenge that I know some other trainers have expressed to me.

Suitable attire is an aspect of providing a service that balances: respect for the client and comfort (physical and emotional) for the trainer.

Trainers are to be commended if they get this right especially where respecting client culture might suggest different attire. I know of members commenting that they wear different 'styles' for different sector clients.

Being a learning and development practitioner is so much more than turning up and delivering training:)

Peter
AKA Ed
Founder and Editor of TrainerBase
Helping business and other organisations find trainers.

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Message 7 of 7: Kathey Bailey on 08/12/2013
Sarah, I loved your post (and have a wonderful image of you!). Thank you for sharing it.
Kathey

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