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Starting a Credit Repair Service? What to Consider

Starting a Credit Repair Service? What to Consider

We’ve discussed before in a previous blog post, Start a Credit Repair Business for Under $300, that typically there are two options when starting a credit repair service. The first is to purchase a credit repair franchise. The other is to piece it all together and buy all the necessary components to begin your business in the credit repair industry.

Of course, that previous blog post goes on to share how you can become an Independent Agent with our company and have the best of both worlds. You can own your own credit repair business but not have to start from scratch. Everything is provided for you for under $300.

Important Questions to Ask Yourself

There is another important decision to make, however. Actually it’s a question you have to ask yourself. The answer to this question will dictate what direction is the best for you to follow. The question is, “why are you getting into this business?” This is a simple question with a complex and very valuable answer. Typically people get into credit repair for one of two main reasons, or both. They want to help people, and/or they want to make money.

If you want to do either or both you must then ask yourself how many people do you want to help? And, how much money do you want to make? If the answer to either of those questions is a lot, or a significant amount then here is the stark reality of this business. You can’t help a lot of people nor make a lot of money on your own and by yourself.

Time and Money

In order to help a lot of people in the credit repair business you have to have the time and skills to market and sell your service, and do the administrative work on the back end once you get the clients. The time to do both is almost always under estimated by people that have no experience in this industry.

On top of that you have to charge a reasonable fee. The days of charging $1,000 or more for credit restoration are over. There are too many companies out there doing it for far less. But if you compete for business charging a similar small fee you won’t have enough revenue coming in to make it work.

What’s the Answer – A Third Option

There is an answer when starting a credit repair service. Have a network of people running their own credit repair business and get paid a percentage on what they do. They can find customers that you can’t. They can develop relationships in their business community that you can’t.

Our staff does all the credit repair work. Did you catch that? Our staff handles all the admin work so you have time to get more customers! You don’t have to pull and analyze credit reports, and draft dispute letters. By the way, trying to find a company that will supply you with credit reports is next to impossible in the credit repair industry.

While running your own local business you can also build a large operation on a regional and even national scale. This is a concept that any successful company utilizes. Your income then is not just dependent on your own efforts. It’s now derived from the efforts of many others.

Starting a Credit Repair Service – Training

When starting a credit repair service there has to be training available, right? Not only for you, but your network of others building their business. Where will you find credit repair customers? How can you find other people that want to start a credit repair business? How do you talk to these people?

Our company has put together a great training platform. First, we offer an online training program that is flexible. You can go as fast or as slow as your schedule allows. Then you’ll be coached by me, Dale Guiducci. I have developed a credit repair business producing over $1 million in revenue annually. I will teach you the day to day, “in the trenches”, what it takes to be successful in this industry. In addition I do a live training once a week that you can watch as it’s filmed or on replay.

Something Else to Consider

Another factor to consider when starting a credit repair service. What are the laws in your state regarding credit repair? Do you have to register with your state and purchase a bond? By becoming an Independent Agent with our company you don’t need to worry about any of this because we have taken care of all state requirements. You can do business in all 50 states.

If you consider everything you should before entering the credit repair industry you’ll see that our business model is brilliant. It offers you everything you need to build a small or very large credit repair business. You do not have to invest a fortune. You do not have to deal with all the regulations and laws governing the industry. And, you’ll have time to develop a steady stream of customers. You can be in business today.

Watch a Detailed Video and Book a Phone Appointment to Talk With Me

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This post was originally published in February of 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

A Home Based Financial Services Business

Is it possible to build a home based financial services business and make the same income, if not more, than at a traditional job? Yes it’s possible. And, it’s wonderful. I can say that because we’ve done it and can show you how.

Your commute is as long as the distance from your bedroom to your home office. You can take breaks and days off when “you” want. And, you don’t have to work with people that someone else hires. You choose who you want to spend time with. home based financial services business

A Home Based Financial Services Business

Our home based financial services business is Financial Education Services (FES). This is the business my wife and I chose to launch and build alongside of our accounting business. Because of the growth of this new business we shut down our accounting business after two years. The reason we chose FES is due to the track record of the company and the nature and pricing of the services they offer.

We were not going to refer our valued clients, associates and friends to a company that was less than solid. FES has been in business since 2004. FES has an A BBB rating.  They have served well over 250,000 clients, and are accredited by the National Association of Credit Services Organizationss (NACSO). The company has maintained the same principal leaders since the beginning, and the company is debt free.

Services Offered by Financial Education Services

Financial Education Services offers services that restore and protect people’s credit, their identity, their family, and their financial future. In these tough economic times nearly everyone is in need of these services. They offer a low cost, effective credit repair program. In addition identity theft protection, a will and trust program, and other services that help people pay off debt faster and improve their credit score. FES has something that everyone needs.

The Business Model

FES is a direct sales company. In the field we are Independent Agents. It’s very similar to the relationship between a State farm Insurance agent and State Farm. We market and sell the FES services while FES and it’s partners deliver the services to our clients. FES also provides the entire technology infrastructure and customer support. The biggest advantage this business model offers is the ability to add Agents into your business. Much like an insurance or real estate broker, we can bring on Agents to increase our business. And, we can add those Agents anywhere in the country. So, it’s possible to build a nationwide FES business from your home office as we have done.

Residual Income

As you grow an FES business you develop recurring revenue and residual income. Again, comparing this to the insurance industry, we get paid every month that a client stays on service. We not only get the revenue from these past clients but we also get new revenue generated by our Agents every month.

What We Most Enjoy About Working with FES

Dale & Shirley Guiducci
Dale & Shirley Guiducci

 

The one aspect of what we do as an FES Agent that I really enjoy is developing relationships with other professionals. People in the mortgage business, real estate agents, bankruptcy attorneys, bankers, and auto dealers. People in these professions all have clients that need to restore their credit. Real estate and mortgage professionals, as well as auto dealers, particularly want to work with us. They have prospective clients that once FES successfully removes derogatory items from their credit report become ready, willing and now able buyers.

We also work from our home office. We enjoy freedom and flexibility with our work schedule which is so rewarding. It doesn’t mean we didn’t work hard building our business. It simply allows us to work when we want and how much we want. Just being in control versus being controlled provides a major sense of satisfaction.

FES is a long term home based financial services business opportunity whose services will be wanted and needed many years from now. There are Agents with FES making a nice part-time income all the way up to those that are making 5 figures a week. So, it has the same huge income potential like many direct sales companies if someone is willing to go to work and build it. We are one of those people and would love to share more.

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This post was originally published in November 2012 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Part Time Credit Repair Business

Part Time Credit Repair Business

Looking for a Second Income?

You may be one of the more than 35% of Americans today that have, or are looking for, a second income. Starting a part time credit repair business is a great way to generate that second income.

Nearly one third of the country has a 601 or below credit score. That means they cannot qualify for a conventional home loan or get a good interest rate on a car loan or credit card. They need a solution. You can be that solution for them.

Start for Less Than $300

But you can’t spend a lot of time or money starting your part time credit repair business because it’s, well, part time with part time income.  You need a business that’s set up and ready to go with customer support, websites, marketing materials and videos, and everything else you need. You most likely don’t want to spend the $1,000 to $10,000 to purchase a surety bond that might be required by your state either.  And, wouldn’t it be great to start today for less than $300?

Start a Part Time Credit Repair Business Today

We have a turnkey credit repair business all set up for you. You just plug in and go. Do you know people with challenged credit scores? Start talking with them and show them a credit repair solution that is unmatched by any other company.

Do You Need a Boost in Your Credit Score?

When you start your part time credit repair business for less than $300 with us you get all the services we offer. And, you can get them free of charge after you get just 5 customers.  If you watched the video above you already know we do far more than just credit repair. You get the same Protection Plan that you’ll be providing your customers. You’ll experience the products. You’ll see the value in each service. And, you’ll be able to better explain these services to your customers. All free!

Do You Know 10 People?

If you know just 10 people or can talk to 10 people then chances are 3 of them need help with their credit. After enrolling 3 customers in the Protection Plan you’ve paid for your business! After enrolling 5 people your services are entirely free. The rest is pure profit.

$500 to $1,000 a Month

Statistics tell us that the majority of people with a 2nd income or looking for one want to earn around $500 a month extra. If you can get just 5 new customers a month you’ll earn $500 a month from those sales. Plus you’ll be building additional residual income that will keep coming in month after month from your previous sales.

Watch the Video Above and Then Book a Phone Appointment to Learn More

ERA Credit Services and/or it’s partners, Agents or affiliates make no guarantees to the level of financial success our Independent Credit Repair Agents can achieve. Earning substantial income with this opportunity requires hard work, leadership and dedication and some Agents may make no money at all. All income you receive with will depend upon your individual effort and ability. To see our full income disclosure visit Income Disclosure

Start a Credit Repair Business for Under $300

If you’re looking to start a credit repair business you may have come to the conclusion that you basically have two options.

Option 1- Piece together the business by paying separately for software, a website, contracts, training and other essential components by buying kits, CD’s and manuals.

Option 2- Purchase a credit repair franchise that presumably has everything you need to get started.

We actually are going to provide you a third option for a credit repair business opportunity below that we believe you’ll find head and shoulders above the first two.

A Challenge to Overcome to Start a Credit Repair Business

Neither of the first two options overcomes a major challenge in the credit repair business. You need to have the time to not only find clients but also perform the credit repair service for these clients. Finding clients is a full time job by itself. Doing the work of credit repair is another full time job. So, to work with either of the first two options there will be a limit to the amount of credit repair business you can generate. Or, you have to hire staff to generate the business or provide the credit repair service, whichever part you do not want to do or are least skilled to do.

If you have done any homework on the topic you probably did an internet search for the following terms as we did:

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and terms very similar. What you found are the types of opportunities mentioned above. Companies that provide pieces of the business, and others that offer a credit repair franchise.

What You’ll Need to Start a Credit Repair Business from Scratch

Before you can decide on a company to work with that offers pieces of the credit repair business you need to understand all the pieces you’ll need. Here is a partial list of what you would need to start a credit repair business.

A Web Site– and text for that web site such as frequently asked questions, a marketing video explaining your service, a contact form, an option for a client to sign up for your credit repair service online, and more.

Marketing Materials– brochures, flyers, videos, business cards, logo

Credit Repair Contracts for your state or other states if you want to do business outside your state

Credit Repair Software to assist in the credit repair process, sales tracking, and accounting

A Staffed Phone Line for customer support

An Automated Process for updating clients on the their credit repair progress

Training on Credit Repair Law such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Credit Repair Organizations Act, sales training, and business training that can be done online and in person.

We found no companies other than the third option which we’ll reveal below that provides all these pieces. To put it all together, costs will range upward from $1,000 to start a credit repair business. But that does not include many of the missing parts of your business. You can estimate the true start up costs yourself but our figure is conservatively at $10,000 over the first year.

Credit Repair Franchise

There is the credit repair franchise or licensee option. We found a few although there may be more.

CreditCRM

According to Franchise Gator,  CreditCRM has a start up of $15,000.

Credit Dispute Pro

Franchise Clique lists Credit Dispute Pro at a start up of $9,500.

Credit Repair USA

There is also a company called Credit Repair USA which is not a franchise. They consider you a licensee. According to a video on their website as of the update of this post they’ve been bringing on licensees since 2015 and have about 200 such licensees. Franchise Gator lists their fees at between $199/mo to $1499/mo.

Challenges with a Credit Repair Franchise

Let’s assume each of these franchisors or licensors provides you with everything listed above. And let’s ignore for the fact for a moment that many credit repair franchisors have gone out of business. That, of course, leaves their franchisees with no benefit to the money they spent on the franchise. You still have to consider that franchisors typically limit your territory.

And what really are you paying thousands of dollars for? None of these companies have a household name. If you buy a Subway sandwich franchise you’re getting a recognized name and national TV exposure. But none of these companies will accomplish that for you.  And, are they going to satisfy the requirements in your state or do you have to do that?

The Best Solution to Starting a Credit Repair Business

Option 3- So, what if you could find a company that provided everything you needed to get started in your credit repair business? And, you got everything from Day One.

Website- you have a personalized web site built for you. It’s complete with frequently asked questions, marketing videos explaining your service, a contact form, an option for a client to sign up for your credit repair service online, and much more.

Online Marketing- if you want to use social media and other aspects of the internet for marketing you’ll have landing pages and a contact management system. If you want to do build a credit repair business online, you’re ready to start posting and placing ads.

Marketing Materials– you’ll have immediate access to professional brochures, flyers, folders, videos, and business cards. These materials are compliant with all state and federal regulations, and laws.

Credit Repair Contracts- you’ll have digital contracts right on your website for all 50 states. And that’s how you’ll enroll your clients, right online.

Credit Repair Software- we have the most sophisticated credit repair software in the industry. However, you won’t have to learn it because you’ll have staff provided to you. These highly training credit repair personnel will pull credit reports, analyze those reports, draft dispute letters and get them processed. All that information will be uploaded to your online portal for your review.

Customer Support- again you’ll have a dedicated team to handle all your client calls, answer questions and update you if needed.

Automated Client Reporting- each of your credit repair clients with have an online portal and secure login. Any information or updates on their account will be uploaded for their convenience.

Training- immediately available to you will be our online training system. You can not only start your training right away but you can do it on your schedule. You’ll also be included in our weekly live training that you can access from your home or office.

Highlights of our Company

We offer credit repair at one of the most competitive rates in the industry.

And, we provide clients with a satisfaction guarantee.

We’ve been in the credit repair business since 2004, have an A+ rating and are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and our credit repair division is accredited by the National Association of Credit Services Organizations.

We do not limit your geographical limitations. You can do business in any and all 50 states.

You can find and develop other individuals who wanted to also be in the credit repair business, and get paid on their business.

You can offer other services such as a Will and Trust, LifeLock, a service to help your clients pay off their bills faster, a service that showed them how to increase their credit score beyond just fixing their credit, and more.

We provide you the benefit of up to $100,000 in life insurance.

And, you could get started immediately for less than $300.

Well, if you’re serious about getting into the credit repair business this is not a hard decision.

ERA Credit Services can provide you with the opportunity to be in the credit repair business, get everything listed above, and do it for less than $300 out of pocket start up costs. You can literally start today and begin earning money by the end of the day. On top of everything listed above we have the best compensation plan in the industry.

If it sounds too good to be true, it’s not. We have simply found a way to provide a better opportunity. Don’t you owe it to yourself to find out more?

Watch This Video to Learn
How to Start a Credit Repair Business for Less Than $300

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This post was originally published in June of 2013 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

ERA Credit Services and/or it’s partners, Agents or affiliates make no guarantees to the level of financial success our Independent Credit Repair Agents can achieve. Earning substantial income with this opportunity requires hard work, leadership and dedication and some Agents may make no money at all. All income you receive with will depend upon your individual effort and ability. To see our full income disclosure visit Income Disclosure
ERA Credit Services is an Independent Agency representing a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not directly provide credit repair services or accept funds from clients for credit repair services.
Start a Credit Repair Business for Under $300
Credit Repair Franchise

Credit Repair Franchise

One of the ways to get into the credit repair industry is to purchase a credit repair franchise. By buying a franchise it gets you marketing and selling much quicker. You don’t have to wade through the legal and technology minutia on your own. Your business should be pretty much ready to go.

What we offer is not specifically a credit repair franchise. But it’s much like a credit repair franchise without the restrictions. We call it an Agency. The infrastructure of technology, service delivery, marketing materials (including websites, videos, landing pages), and client tracking is all provided.

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Our credit repair agency offers everything a franchise does with 5 major advantages

Other Services – Credit repair is a much needed service without question. But you must understand two facts about credit repair. One, it’s not the only thing that can be done for someone to increase their credit score. Two, if credit repair is all that you sell, your clients go into it with the idea of getting out as quickly as possible. Your residual income isn’t “sticky”. You’re just replacing clients instead of adding to them. We provide other services to help the client with their credit as well as their whole financial picture. We also have services that people want long term. Your retention of clients therefore is much higher. And, we provide all these services for the same price as other companies charge for credit repair alone.

Training from Successful Agency Owners – Training is a cornerstone of our Agency program. But the key is that you get trained by highly successful Agency owners. These are entrepreneurs that generate revenues in excess of $1 million a year in the business that you want to learn. How brilliant is that?

Unlimited Territory (US) – Not only are you not restricted to a city or county as credit repair franchise owner. With our Agency you can do business in any U.S. state or territory. All the bonding and legalities have been satisfied. This is HUGE even if you’re thinking that there’s enough business in your local market. Which there is. But once you understand this industry you’ll be thankful for the ability to do business anywhere.

Grow Your Business Exponentially (or Not) – You have the choice to introduce this business opportunity to others. When you do so you earn bonuses and overrides on those Agencies. Would you like to expand your business to other metro markets and states? You can! But you don’t have to. If you simply want to sell the services yourself and not expand, that’s ok too. It’s your choice.

Low Start Up Cost – The least expensive start up costs for a credit repair franchise that we could find is $9,500. However, you can get started with everything you get with a franchise and all the other advantages for just $288.00!

If this business model sounds appealing visit our site and watch a couple of videos that will give you details.

Visit Credit Repair Business Opportunity

After watching the videos you can schedule a phone appointment to speak with Dale or Shirley Guiducci, two of the top people in the credit repair industry. They will discuss your goals, answer questions, and give you their insight of many successful years in the business.