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Start a Credit Repair Business for 2020 and Beyond

Start a Credit Repair Business for 2020 and Beyond

2019 has been a year of change if nothing else. Stricter government regulations on the credit repair industry have kept our company busy making sure it and our Independent Agents are compliant in every way. In addition, we have been continually enhancing our product offering to our clients to include non-credit related products and services to help people save money. So, it was time, perhaps a bit earlier than I anticipated, to release a brand-new credit repair business overview video entitled, Start a Credit Repair Business for 2020 and Beyond.

Major Change in the Industry

Since 2012 when I first started my own credit repair business, I see a major change. It is far more difficult to start a credit repair business on your own now than ever before. It’s not just the government regulations. Although that is an issue. Even if, as a credit repair business owner, you learn the laws and try to abide by them, you may still get contacted by your state and be asked to make changes to your marketing or other practices.

But it’s also the competition. As in other industries, the larger players dominate advertising on and offline. They can afford to charge lower fees and beat the smaller companies that way as well. So, even if you figure out how to get your business up and running, you need to compete with much larger companies for the clients.

Work with Us and Stay Ahead of the Competition

That is why working with us is a great way to go. Collectively we are a major player. Our attorneys stay on top of all state regulations. And, we have done something no other company has done in this industry. We have other services that we give our clients at no extra charge. And, we charge less than any of the major players out there. Therefore, by working with us you stay ahead of the competition.

Start a Credit Repair Business for 2020 and Beyond, my new video, is going to share all the details. It’s 30 minutes long. So, get in a place where you won’t get distracted and take good notes. I love videos because they share 100% of the correct information 100% of the time. And they never forget to tell you something. But once you watch the video, you’ll then be able to book a phone appointment with me. We can get into any questions you may have. And, I’ll share with you my 7 plus years of experience in the industry. You can then make an informed decision if this is the right fit for you. I look forward to talking with you.



Start a Credit Repair Business Today

We’re coming up on our 7 year anniversary of starting our credit repair business. In those 7 years I have spoken to over 2,600 people that have called me with a desire to start a credit repair business themselves. Each one of them struggling with the regulations and red tape of getting their credit repair business started. I’ve told each of them the same thing. You can start a credit repair business today by doing it the same way I did.

Some of those people followed my advice. Others continued to do research only to discover that surety bonds, pulling credit, merchant services and other road blocks were too much to overcome. They eventually realized that, even if they could wade though and overcome these hurdles, that it takes too much time to operate the business alone. And hiring staff just wasn’t practical based on the profit margins in the credit repair industry. So, they quit trying. They gave up on the idea entirely.

Grow a Credit Repair Business as Large as You Desire

I received a call yesterday from a man in Georgia who had started a credit repair business a year ago using software from Credit Repair Cloud. He went through all the training. He started marketing his business and got clients. To an outsider it would seem like he was doing well. Except that because he had to do all the work of analyzing credit reports, drafting dispute letters, and generally delivering the service to his clients, he could not grow his business any further. He stopped that business and was calling me because he realized that with our business model, he could scale his business as large as he desired.

What It Takes to Start a Credit Repair Business

There are 2 major issues to overcome to start a credit repair business. The first is all the state and federal regulations. And, then finding a way to pull credit for clients. Then finding a merchant services company to work with you to allow you to take credit and debit card payments.

The 2nd major issue is then finding the time and having the expertise to do marketing, sales, and service delivery without a staff. Or, affording to hire a staff to do some of the work for you on the profit margins generated in the credit repair business.

Problems Solved

With our business model none of those are issues at all. Our company delivers all the services to your clients. They pull credit, draft dispute letters, send out the letters and provide customer service to the client 12 hours a day Monday through Friday. They also take payment from the client via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or debit card.

And, because our company is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and you represent our company, you are not subject to the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA) laws. You do not need to purchase a surety bond or register in any state. And, you can do business in all 50 states. Your market expands to the entire U.S..

Your focus then becomes marketing and sales only. If you are good at marketing and sales you not only can do very well, but you can scale your business to any level you desire. In fact, you can bring on Agents all over the country that will generate revenue and income for you. The company actually pays you a bonus to do so.

We Train You Every Step of the Way

You’ll have training on how to go out and generate business. We show you how to generate referrals. Then we’ll share with you the most effective way to sell to a customer prospect. And, if you do bring on other Agents, we’ll train them as well.

And here’s the icing on the cake. Because it’s all built and has been since 2004, you can start a credit repair business today. We can have you into our online training program immediately. This program doesn’t teach you have to draft dispute letters. We have a large expert staff that does that for you. We’re going to train you on building a credit repair business that is affordable ($288 to start), sustainable (you have help building it), profitable (you keep what you make because your business expenses are very low), and scalable (build it as large as you desire).

Get the Details of Our Business Model

For further information and to learn all the details visit Credit Repair Business Opportunity. There you will find a 21-minute video. You’ll get 90% of your questions answered. Then you’ll want to book a phone appointment with me. You’ll see a tab that will bring up my appointment calendar. Just pick a day and time that works for you. We’ll get on the phone and see if our business model is a good fit for you.

When you’re ready we’ll get you set up with websites, your online training, our private Facebook Group, and our weekly live training. Are you ready to start a credit repair business today? If so, visit Credit Repair Business Opportunity. Talk to you soon.

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How to Run a
Credit Repair Business –
Business Networking

This is the 3rd in a series of blogs discussing how to run a successful credit repair business. We started with marketing because it’s so important and what everyone seems to want to know about. “How can I generate leads for my credit repair business”? We’ve already covered 2 very important topics, Warm Market and Generating Referrals from Professionals in Credit Related Industries. You can read those blog posts and see the associated videos at ERA Credit Services Credit Repair Blog.

This blog is about Business Networking. Many of the same tips will apply to meeting and developing relationships with real estate agents, mortgage brokers, and others that need clients with a good credit score.

It’s All About Exposure

It’s imperative to expose what you do to as many people as possible. And you want to be time efficient. So, how can you accelerate the process? You want talk to a lot of people that know a lot of people and have influence. Typically, business owners and people in sales that work for large companies know a lot of people, have influence, and are good talkers. So, go find these people and make sure that they know what you do. Where can you go and find a lot of business owners in one place and meet a lot of them in a short period of time? In business networking groups you’ll meet a lot of people in one place that need to know what you do.

In the last blog about getting referrals from people in credit related industries, I suggested going to board of realtor meetings. I also recommended attending meetings with the following organizations to meet more people in real estate and related professions.

NAREB- The National Association of Real Estate Brokers

NAHREP- The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

AREAA- The Asian Real Estate Association of America

Visit their websites to see if they have a chapter in your area.

The World of Business Networking

Go to Business networking meetings. Business networking is crucial when getting your business started. I believe that in learning how to run a successful credit repair business, it’s one of the most important things you can do. There is a whole new world of networking out there that is waiting for you to discover it. Now, there always has been business networking. When my Dad owned a business in our hometown, he was a member of the Rotary Club. I remember going to a Rotary Club meeting with him and what I recall is all men gathering around and talking about what guys talk about. But they also developed a bond and realized that supporting and getting support from other business owners was very important.

When I started my working career in the 1980’s I joined a LeTip networking group. Like a lot of national or even international networking groups, it was more formal, and members were expected to show up each week and bring leads for their fellow members. Looking back, it was a bit too formal for me. I prefer a more relaxed atmosphere.

Business Networking is for Every Business Owner

Today business networking is much more open to everyone and there are a ton of different types of groups out there. When I started my credit repair business in 2012, I went to a lot of group meetings and settled into the ones I enjoyed the most. I suggest you do the same thing. Go to many. Ask people that you know if they know of any business networking groups you could go to. They typically will if they are a business owner. Go with them or go on your own. There’s nothing like walking into a room full of strangers and being asked by a lot of people what it is that you do. You’ll get good at your response very quickly.

A website you should visit to look for groups to attend is www.meetup.com. There is likely to be dozens, if not hundreds of groups you can choose from. I would choose something fairly close to home and that meets at a time that is convenient for you. If it’s far and you’re pushed for time you may find it easy to make excuses not to go.

Tips for Networking

Here’s some advice for you before you attend your 1st meeting. Part of learning how to run a successful credit repair business is learning how business should be done. Practice what you’ll tell people about what you do. Some people call it an elevator pitch. And, you’ll need to have different versions of it. You’ll need a one-minute version for when it’s your turn to stand up and tell the group what you do. You’ll need a 30 second version for quickly sharing with someone when you’re socializing after the formal part of the meeting or if there is no formal part of the meeting.

When you do get to stand up and share your business you must do what I’m about to tell you. Tell them who it is that’s your typical customer. And, tell them who it is that your looking to partner with. In your case that’s going to be real estate agents, mortgage brokers, etc. You have to tell people why you’re there. Don’t think they’ll figure it out on their own.

Your One Minute Speech

Here’s an example of a one-minute speech at a networking event. Make sure you’re wearing a big smile so people realize how happy you are to be there. Smiles can hide nervousness too!

“Good evening everyone! My name is Dale Guiducci and my company is ERA Credit Services. We specialize in helping people improve their credit score and other areas of their finances. We are a nationwide company with an A+ BBB rating and my concentration is right here in the Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater area. We also work with real estate agents, mortgage brokers, bankers and solar companies to help their clients that get turned down due to credit score, become qualified buyers. So, I’m here to ask that if you know anyone in these professions, that you let them know about me so I can set up a time to talk with them about helping them close more transactions and make more money in 2019. It’s great to be here and I look forward to meeting you all individually. Dale Guiducci, ERA Credit Services.”

That’s it. Write out something like that for yourself. Practice, practice, practice. Your preparation and knowing this cold will help you overcome any nervousness. I know I get nervous sometimes still. But I know it so well I can get it anyway and no one even notices.

If It Scares You That’s Another Reason to Do It

If you would rather run out into traffic than stand up and speak for a minute I totally understand. I was that person. Well, not really. I’d rather not put my life in danger, and neither would you. But if it makes you nervous here’s 2 things to keep in mind. You need to get passed it. Your nervousness is holding you back. Not just from speaking. It’s a self-confidence issue. The only way I found to get passed it, is to do it. Over and over again. To learn how to run a successful credit repair business you should learn how to be comfortable speaking in front of people. Once you do get passed it you’ll feel like a million bucks and your confidence will take a giant step forward.

And, keep this in mind. Most of the people there get nervous too. It’s not like you’re the only one. If your nervousness shows, so what? You can even tell people it’s your first time and that your nervous. They’ll support you. Not be critical of you.

The Importance or Not of Business Cards

You’ll also need business cards. Now, I rarely have business cards with me. It doesn’t phase me when someone asks me for a card and I don’t have one. I apologize for not having any and get their card. Never forget this. You’re not there to hand out cards. You’re there to collect other people’s cards! You want to be in control of being able to call them on the phone and rekindle the conversation you started with them at the meeting. But when you’re new at this and probably nervous to begin with, you don’t need the added pressure of feeling like you’re unprepared without business cards.

Here’s another tip. Never hand out your card unless you are asked for a card. Don’t be that person that runs around handing out their cards. Trust me. It’s the fastest way to turn off everyone in the room.

Keep the Conversation About Them

When you’re speaking to someone keep the conversation about them and their business. You might think, “Well wait a minute Dale. Aren’t I there to let people know what I do”? Yes, you are. But before you do that you want to get people to like and trust you first. Then when you do tell them what you do, they’ll be more accepting and interested. And, there’s no better way to get someone to like you than letting them talk about themselves. You’ll have ample opportunity to introduce your business. They’ll typically ask you. If they don’t, you’ll get creative and find ways to weave it into the conversation. This is a huge tip!

A bonus to going to business networking meetings is that they typically have a member that’s in real estate, one in mortgage, and one in banking. These are key contacts for you. You’ll most often get their attention when you have your one minute to stand up and explain what you do.

Follow Up with People

When you do meet people that you feel can drive business your way, follow up with them. Don’t expect they’ll send business your way right away unless you get to know them better. Set up a time to drop by their office. Or, meet them for lunch or coffee. Now that you’ve met them the ice has been broken. They’ll be very open to meeting with you individually.

As I mentioned, visit many groups. You’re not going to “feel it” with every group. Some are going to be more stuffy than others. Others will be more fun. Some will be more open to new members. That’s just the way it is. If you go to your first meeting and don’t have the best experience, don’t let that deter you from going to others. Over time you’ll get comfortable with the people in the group. They might even become your friends.

My last tip for how to run a successful credit repair business is a big one as well. Always keep in the back of your mind why you’re there. You’re there to get business. Yes, you want to be sociable. But learn to identify people that are in networking groups because they need a social outlet. They can waste your time. Identify those that are friendly enough but are there to do business just like you are.

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How to Operate a
Credit Repair Business
Getting Referrals

In the last post and YouTube video about how to operate a credit repair business, I discussed the first phase of marketing. It’s where everyone should start and that is their warm market. You can read that post and watch the video at https://eracreditservices.com/2019/05/how-to-run-a-successful-credit-repair-business/

In this post we’re going to go into the 2nd marketing phase of how to operate a credit repair business. This phase is critically important as well because it will potentially bring you the most and best leads for credit repair customers.  There are several industries that rely on customers to have a minimum credit score in order to qualify for financing. Because many consumers don’t have this minimum credit score it creates a win-win-win that you should take advantage of.

Who Has a Problem That You Can Solve?

In 2012 when I started my credit repair business in San Diego, I was determined to learn how to operate a credit repair business quickly. I did a lot of research. One bit of info I wanted to find out was how many real estate agents there were in the county. I Googled it and found that there were 18,000 licensed real estate agents in San Diego County. 18,000!! So, I developed a plan of action to expose what I do to a lot of them in hopes that some of them would start referring people to me.

First, I had to determine if indeed they had a problem with prospects that couldn’t qualify for a mortgage loan. I quickly found out that almost every single one of them did. For some it happened occasionally. For others it happened many times a week. But I can’t recall more then a few that told me they never had an issue with prospective buyers that didn’t qualify.  This became the proverbial, “shooting of fish in a barrel”.

You Must Go Where They Are

It’s fairly easy to have conversations with real estate agents once you put yourself in a position to have the conversation. You need to get in the habit of asking people that you know, if they know someone in the real estate business. Tell them why you’re asking and that you can help their friend or acquaintance close more business because you help their prospects get a higher credit score. By the way, you just informed your friend of what you do in the event their credit score is hurting. That’s a potential bonus!

You also need to go where real estate agents and brokers are. I started to attend networking meetings. This is a topic I will cover in the next post in detail. In just about every business networking meeting group there is a real estate agent, a mortgage broker and a banker. All of which fit into the category of needing what I/you do.

Here are 3 organizations that I highly recommend. Don’t be intimidated because they are based on ethnicity. I am a white guy and can’t speak any language other than English. And, I felt very comfortable in all 3. In fact, my wife and I were invited and attended their Christmas parties.

NAREB- The National Association of Real Estate Brokers

NAHREP- The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

AREAA- The Asian Real Estate Association of America

Visit their websites and see if they have a chapter in your community.

You’ll be the Most Popular Person in the Room

I also went to board of realtor’s meetings that would allow outsiders to visit. Many such organizations have a program for affiliates. Those that provide services that realtors need such as home inspection, mortgage loans, home staging, and yes, credit repair companies. That great thing about networking meetings and other type meetings where real agent agents go is that I almost never encountered another credit repair representative or company. I was the only one. And as I like to say, I was the most popular person in the room. Why? Because every single one of them had a problem only I could solve.

Here is a side note about attending meetings and meeting people that could be interested in what you do. And, I’ll cover this in detail in the next post about business networking. You’ve got to know your stuff, yes. But I found it best to simply determine if they had a problem with folks that don’t qualify, get their card, and call them at another time. I wasn’t there to get their referrals. I was there to meet them, get their info so I could contact them later, and spend this time meeting more people. That way I didn’t appear too anxious or “salesy”. And, I could simply concentrate on getting to know them, which is a key to getting people to like you.

Keep the Conversation About Them

When meeting people in real estate or any “credit-related” field here are some good tips. Keep the conversation about them and their business. Ask good questions about the market, interest rates, and more. You don’t have to be a real estate expert, but you should have the ability to hang in a conversation with someone in real estate. Then when you have developed a bit of rapport you want to get to the question that has made me a lot money. Come to know this question like the back of your hand and use it often.

The All Important Money Making Question

“Let me ask you (Agents first name). Does it happen that someone wants to buy a home, but you find out they don’t qualify due to their credit score? Does that ever happen”? You can ask this question in any way that’s comfortable for you. But your whole reason for meeting this real estate pro is to ask it.

Based on what I’ve already told you, you already know the answer to this question. The answer is “yes”. It happens once in a while. It happens every day. Or somewhere in between. But it happens. They just told you they are losing money. They are losing time, energy, and investment into their marketing efforts, which is money. And they have no solution usually.

What Makes You Different?

Referring people to a credit repair company may have crossed their mind but they haven’t run into one. Or, maybe they referred people to a credit repair company, but that company didn’t do a good job or keep them informed. This is where you must be on your game. What differentiates your company or you from anyone else in the industry? I wouldn’t get into it right at this meeting where you just met the real estate agent. Again, I would get their info and set up a time to call them, meet them for coffee, or meet them at their office (which is the best opportunity). But at some point, you need to impress them. What do you do that no one else does?

Our company has several of what I call “differentiators”. What makes us different? What makes us better than any other company? You should to be able to verbalize your differentiators quickly, and with confidence. And, they should be very impressive. Part of discovering how to operate a credit repair business is realizing that you don’t want to be a “me too” in the credit repair industry.

Teach People How to Give You a Referral

Let’s say you do your job and impress the real estate agent. And, they tell you they’ll refer people to you. Success, right? Not quite yet. You have more work to do. You must school them on how to give you a referral. And, you should explore other opportunities they can bring you. Let me explain both.

Typically, a real estate agent will ask you for business cards or brochures to give to their credit challenged customers. In their mind this is how they give you a referral. That is not a referral. That is a suggestion. A referral is when the real estate agent edifies you by telling their prospect about you and how she/he teams up with you in these situations to help people like them. Then they ask their credit challenged prospect if it would be ok to give you their information so you could call them. That’s a referral.

Leverage Your New Referral Source

But you’re still not done. Now that your relationship is solidified and you’ll be helping her/his prospects with sub-620 credit scores, it’s time to explore other possibilities. For example, do they work in an office that has other real estate agents in the same boat? Who would she/he suggest you talk to? Does her/his office allow vendors to come in and talk to the agents about what they do? Yes, well who should you speak to about getting on the calendar? Does she/he have a mortgage broker or two they work with? They always do. So, would it be ok with them if you reached out to their colleagues in the mortgage business? You could take this one contact and leverage it into many. Then continue leveraging with your new contacts until you have a steady stream of referral business coming to you. And here’s the best part. It’s all free except perhaps the cup of coffee you bought them.

In learning how to operate a credit repair business, networking with people in credit-related industries is a must. It typically brings you motivated client prospects that are emotionally invested in buying that something that they were just turned down for and couldn’t buy. And, they will typically have no problem paying your fee.

The Solar and Auto Industry

I already talked about real estate, mortgage and banking. But another industry is solar. The credit score needed to finance a solar installation is higher than the credit score needed to buy the home. Many people don’t qualify and it’s a huge amount of lost revenue for the solar company. My suggestion is that you seek out people in this industry. You won’t typically find them at a network meeting, however. So, you’ll have to ask people if they know someone in solar sales or management.

Many would say that the automobile industry is also a place to seek referrals. I disagree because people in the auto business are very often hard to talk to and very impatient to see results. They live from month to month. How many “units” can they sell this month. They don’t really care about the sales they can make in 4 months. But if you want to give it a try, go for it. I believe that with the number of people in the real estate and mortgage business out there, and the commission they make on a home sale, that’s the best place to focus your efforts.

For more information about how to run a successful credit repair business subscribe to our YouTube channel.

For information on our turnkey business model and credit repair business training visit Credit Repair Business Opportunity.

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Getting Referrals" />
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How to Run a Successful
Credit Repair Business – Warm Market

For years I’ve been blogging about “How to Start a Credit Repair Business.” I’ve discussed all aspects of getting a credit repair business set up, from federal and state laws to websites. If you are still researching that phase, then look through my Credit Repair Blog and YouTube channel for that sort of information. However, it’s time to start sharing aspects of how to run a successful credit repair business once it’s started.

These blog posts and YouTube videos will break down best practices to get a credit repair business off to a good start. As well, I’ll discuss communication tools, internet and phone apps, software, marketing techniques and much more. If you follow and read these blog posts, and/or watch the corresponding videos, you’ll learn exactly how I’ve developed a very successful credit repair business. In addition, you’ll discover how I do it from a home office and earn six figures a year doing so.

I’m going to address marketing first for 2 reasons. First, that’s what most people are concerned with and want to know about. Second, as I cover what I have done to market my business I’ll discuss the tools and technology I use to do so. So, let’s start where you should start, your warm market.

Start with Your Warm Market

I know. I get it. You most likely tensed up or even grunted when you read that last sentence. It seems that most people don’t want to let the people that they know, know they just started a new business. That’s just not logical. Further, it shows signs of insecurity about oneself or a lack of confidence in the business they’re starting.  Here’s the reality. If you don’t feel that the people closet to you, or even acquaintances, should know about your new credit repair business, the you shouldn’t start it.

On the other hand, if you’re excited about letting everyone know you’re available to help people improve their credit situation you already have a leg up on the competition. Now we just need to figure out the best way to do it. Do you do an email blast? Should you text everyone? Should you call key people? Let’s explore some possibilities.

The key is your attitude and how you’re thinking about it. You are starting a new business. And you want to learn how to run a successful credit repair business. Think of it as any new business. What if you were starting a new tax business? How about if you just got your real estate license? Or you were opening a new boutique. What if you bought a Sports Clips franchise? What would you do then? How would you get the word out to everyone that you know about your new business?

If I Did It All Over Again

Here’s something I would do if I were doing it all over again. In fact, this is something you could do a couple of times a year. Host a gathering at your home or a local restaurant. Get some finger foods and serve beverages. Wine and beer if you’re so inclined. If you’re not opposed to alcohol, I think it’s a good idea for the simple reason that a drink or two loosens people up.

Have flyers and brochures available and invite people from all aspects of your life. Some family members that are supportive and don’t think you’ve lost it because you’re not working for someone else. Call anyone you know in real estate, the mortgage business or banking. Invite other entrepreneurs you know in any business. Make it a good opportunity for people to get to know other people. Prepare to speak to the crowd that gathers for 5 minutes max about your new business and let the party flow.

If you’re more of a business or formal mindset you could host a presentation of your new business. You could do a PowerPoint presentation of your services and educate people on the importance of good credit. And you can close with how they can help you grow your business which is referrals. If they need help with their credit, they’ll tell you. Trust me. You don’t need to ask.

Just Get the Word Out

If you don’t want to go through the effort to do something like hosting a gathering, then you still need to contact people that you know. In our business we have developed phone apps for that purpose. All your contacts are automatically transferred to the app. Then you can send a contact a message letting them know about your business. If they express any interest in learning more, you can send them a link to a 2-minute teaser video.

By the way I would NOT do an email blast. That’s very impersonal, very old school, and most importantly ineffective.

Another bit of advice that might seem like common sense is do not approach people that you know as credit repair candidates. Again, if they need help let them approach you after they know about your business. Approach them by asking them to help you get the word out about your business. The people that you know, know a ton of people. You can expand your sphere of influence very rapidly by engaging your contacts.

If you embrace the idea of contacting your warm market this can not only get your business off to a great start, but it can keep you busy for a long time. And, for the most part, it’s free (except the appetizers and drinks part).

Incorporate the Efforts of Others to Run Your Credit Repair Business

Another unique aspect to our business model is that you can bring on others that also want to start a new business. Why not join you in the credit repair business? You could be full time while they just want to earn a little side hustle money. Or visa versa. Either way you earn a percentage of what they produce. By getting the word out to people that you know you could expand your business immediately. You’ll have people referring people to you. And, you might have some people that join you in the business and have a huge incentive to duplicate your efforts. That means they’ll be telling a lot of people about it too!

For more information about how to run a successful credit repair business subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
Credit Repair Business Owners

The credit repair business is a great home based business option. You can help a lot of people and it can be very lucrative.

However, the business failure rate is extremely high if you don’t have the right business model or operate your business in the right way.

Learn the habits that successful credit repair business owners have in common and avoid the mistakes many make.

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Credit Repair Business Owners

Credit Repair is a great choice as a part-time or full-time business. You help people improve their lives while having the opportunity to change your own. However, there is much to learn about starting and running a credit repair business. In the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Credit Repair Business Owners I give you 7 key elements from my experience as a highly successful credit repair business owner. I believe this is the most honest and candid information about the credit repair business that you will find. I hope you find it valuable as you do your research into this dynamic and potentially lucrative industry.

The Ultimate Goal – Interdependence

The late Stephen Covey published ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ in 1989. It has now sold over 25 million copies in 40 languages around the world. He outlines 7 specific habits that we should develop to move us through stages from Dependence to Independence and finally to Interdependence.

Interdependence, the ultimate goal is “the paradigm under which we cooperate to achieve something that cannot be achieved independently.” Read this sentence again. It is a theme discussed in different ways by nearly every author of business building and personal development information from Napoleon Hill to John Maxwell. Robert Kiyosaki maintains that in order to reach financial independence we must develop systems and networks. By developing systems and networks we become ‘interdependent’ and thus can rely on others to help us produce far more than we can on our own.

To test this theory, try and think of just one highly successful individual that did it all on their own. My first inclination is to think of professional athletes. They surely were alone in achieving their success, weren’t they? In sports you perform as an individual even if part of a team. Yet in virtually every Hall of Fame speech the athlete runs out of time giving thanks and credit to dozens of people that impacted their career. And without whom they wouldn’t be standing at that podium on that day.

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Credit Repair Business Owners

The 7 habits listed below are separate concepts and each will help you build your credit repair business. But combined they will help you go from Independence to the ultimate goal of Interdependence. They will help you achieve much of what Covey, Hill, Kiyosaki and many others have been trying to teach us for decades.

In ‘The 7 Habits’ Covey lists the 1st habit as ‘Be Proactive’. I’m going to assume you are already being proactive because you are taking the time to read this. You want to discover the missing keys to your success in credit repair. Therefore, I’m going to take his 2nd habit, ‘Begin with the End in Mind’ and make it our 1st habit.

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What You Need to
Start a Credit Repair Business

For several years I have been blogging and producing videos about how to, and what you need to start a credit repair business. If done correctly the credit repair business can be an incredibly lucrative and rewarding home-based business. However, it’s all about the business model. If someone chooses the wrong business model it can be a failure before it gets off the ground.

The reason I am qualified to share this information is that I started my own credit repair business in 2012. Today that business produces nearly $1 million in annual revenue and provides me a very comfortable 6 figure income. I have worked from home the entire time and control my schedule. My wife and I travel whenever we like. I can decide to work while traveling or have someone on the team work my business for me and shut down completely.

The revenue, income and time freedom I enjoy are all a result of the business model we chose. I cannot stress this enough. You can choose to go it alone and start a credit repair business all on your own. I contend that if you choose this type of business model you will never generate the revenue, income and time freedom you perhaps desire.

What Are You Trying to Accomplish?

I believe that in order to start a successful credit repair business you must look at what you want that business to accomplish for you before you start it. You must also think about what you need to start a credit repair business. What are all the components of a credit repair business? Then decide how you’re going to implement them.

The chart below is a list of items you must consider before you begin any work on starting your business. As you will see there is a lot to think about. You can easily compare starting a credit repair business on your own versus joining our company as an independent credit repair agency owner.

Please note that an independent agency is a business that you own. You can sell that business or will it to your heirs just like starting your own business by yourself. However, as you can see, the advantages are many.

If you want to explore more about owning an independent credit repair agency I give you the process of doing that below the chart.

Considerations

Start Your Own Business

Own an Independent Agency

Surety Bond if Required by Your State

Cost can range between 1% to 15% of the bond amount depending on many factors including credit score. Click here to learn more about surety bond amounts by state and costs

No Surety Bond Required as you will represent a 501(c)3 non-profit credit repair company which is exempt from CROA

Business Territory

Can only do business in the state for which you have a surety bond or are registered

Can do business in all 50 states and U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, etc.)

Software to Generate Dispute Letters

Cost and benefits will vary. Training is required to operate the software. Click here for several credit repair software choices

No software is required as you will have a dedicated staff that generates dispute letters for your clients

Website for Marketing

Build it yourself or pay someone to do it for you. Costs will vary depending on size of site and technology incorporated

2 websites are provided for you (Customers & Business Development) at no cost. You can brand yourself or a company name. Websites can be set for 6 languages.
Website for Customers
Website for Business Development

Online Marketing Tools for Lead Generation

Must develop yourself or purchase

Individually branded sales funnels and phone apps provided at $20/month with the potential of getting it free

Merchant Services (the ability to take credit & debit cards)

It is very difficult to find a merchant services company that will work with a credit repair company especially when new and not established

Provided by the company at no charge

Pulling Credit for Clients

It is very difficult to find a credit report broker willing to work with a credit repair company. Most small credit repair companies ask the client to pull their own credit

Provided by the company at no charge

Marketing Materials (Brochures, Flyer, Folders, Business Cards) compliant with Federal Trade Commission & state law

Create yourself or pay someone to generate FTC and state compliant marketing materials

Provided by the company at a nominal fee

Capital Required to Get Business Started

Estimated to be between $2,500 and $10,000

$288

Time Required to Get Business Started

Could be weeks or months depending on owners commitments to a job or other business

Be in business today

Credit Repair Training

Online or seminar courses. Costs will vary

Training on the credit repair process and federal laws, and the probability of item removal provided at no cost

Business Training

There doesn’t appear to be any specific training available on how to build a successful business

Online video training, live weekly training through the internet, and one on one coaching provided at no cost

Online Client Progress Reporting

There doesn’t appear to be any specific software available to give clients online access to their credit repair progress

Provided to the client and the independent Agency at no cost

Client Services Provided

Typically only removal of derogatory items limiting the increase in clients credit score (Payment History 35% of score)

10 services in addition to credit repair provided to increase, monitor and protect 100%  of clients credit score at no extra charge
Click for details

Customer Support

Provided by business owner or staff must be hired. This can be a challenge if business owner is committed to a job or other business, or working with new clients

Provided by company at no charge 9 am to 9 pm Monday – Friday Eastern time in English & Spanish

Referral Reporting

Keeping referral sources, such as real estate & mortgage professionals, up to date on the progress of the clients they refer to you can be a challenge. There doesn’t appear to be any specific software available for this

Referral sources receive an online portal linking them to progress reports of the clients they refer to you

Business Growth Potential

Limited based on the owner doing all the credit repair admin work, marketing, sales, and all other aspects of the business. If staff is hired it reduces profits generated from clients

Unlimited for 2 reasons. The company and staff provide all work and materials except marketing & sales. And Agencies, at no cost to them, can bring on an unlimited number of independent Agents to expand the business throughout the country. As the number of Agents grow so does the revenue & profit from the business

Experience Required

Because all knowledge of credit repair and building a business must be acquired at a cost, it is beneficial that the owner have as much previous experience as possible

No previous credit repair or business experience is necessary. Of course, if the Agent has previous experience in either it will help their business grow faster

If You Want To Learn More About Joining Us
as an Owner of an Independent Credit Repair Agency
Watch This Video for Details

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How to Build a Credit Repair Business

How to Build a Credit Repair Business

You Can’t Create Momentum When You Have to Create Everything

You’ve heard the saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know”? I resign myself to this many times when I’m talking to people that call me for information on how to build a credit repair business.

The first stage of someone learning about starting a credit repair business almost always begins with changing a preconceived mindset that they have to build it all themselves. Because what they don’t yet realize initially is the enormous amount of time, energy and money it will take to build it from scratch.

Even if they do learn how to build a credit repair business all on their own what they don’t often think about is how they’ll compete against other companies with experience, technology and track record. And, what about the state and federal laws they have to navigate through? These laws cost more money and limit the amount of revenue and profit they can earn.

Let’s say they get through all of this and build a credit repair business on their own. Great! Now, how are they going to find the time to get clients, not just a few but hundreds of clients, and deliver the service to those clients?

There’s another saying, “If you want it done right, do it yourself”. That saying is what unsuccessful people abide by. Successful people use the efforts of others that know more than they do about how to do something. That’s how they get more done and build large, successful businesses.

Build a Credit Repair Business for Less Than $300

What if there were a way to build a credit repair business for less than $300 total start up costs? It includes training on exactly what to do to get a steady stream of clients, staff to provide the service delivery to the clients, technology to keep them and their clients informed, and access to all the marketing materials they’ll need.

And, what if someone could build it small, or build it all over the country by incorporating the efforts of other Independent Agents? And, learn directly how to build a credit repair business from a top producer in the credit repair industry. Not just someone that teaches, but someone that is currently running a successful credit repair business.

This opportunity exists. It takes an open mind to understand a different type of business model and it takes training and hard work. But if someone is willing to learn and work hard they can be where they want to be in a far shorter time.

Visit https://eracreditservices.com/credit-repair-business-opportunity/
to watch a video that will explain all the details on how to build a credit repair business for less than $300.

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This post was originally published in September, 2016. It has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

How to Build a Credit Repair Business
Start a Credit Repair Agency TODAY!

Start a Credit Repair Agency TODAY!

When you come up with the idea to start a credit repair business it seems pretty simple. But after doing some research you realize that there’s a lot to it. And, it’s going to take more time and money than you originally anticipated. Even just the basics can be hurdles to jump over. But I’m hear to give you good news. You can start a credit repair agency and do it today!

To Do List for Starting a Credit Repair Business

Federal and State Laws have to be researched and overcome. Can you afford to not accept upfront fees? And, can you afford the surety bond if one is required by your state.

You’ll need to find a way to pull credit for your clients or are you going to have to ask your clients to pull their own? Or, maybe they sign up for a credit report service and give you their username and password. That’s not ideal.

Then you become aware that it’s next to impossible to find a merchant services company to work with someone in the credit repair business. So, how are you going to be able to process credit and debit cards?

Of course, you have to choose the best credit repair software to use. Or, at least pick one that isn’t going to cost a fortune.

Maybe you know how to build a website, maybe not. But that has to be tackled for sure.

In order to start a credit repair agency you have to have credit repair training

Oh, and marketing materials like business cards, brochures and flyers. Too bad you couldn’t have a high quality video.

And all that’s just for starters. You haven’t yet figured out who’s going to do the marketing, the sales, and deliver the credit repair service. Oh wait, that’s all on you!

What If There Were a Way to Start a Credit Repair Agency TODAY?

Well, there is! Our company has been in business since 2004 and offers an opportunity for you to own your own credit repair business as an independent Agency. It’s very similar to a State Farm Insurance Agency. You would market to and sell to customers and the parent company delivers the services.

  • All federal and state laws have been satisfied so you can not only do business in your state but ALL 50 STATES!
  • The company pulls credit for your clients.
  • All credit and debit card transactions are processed by the company.
  • You’ll have an expert staff that analyzes credit reports and drafts the dispute letters.
  • You do not need any software or even need to learn how to write a dispute letter.
  • The company gives you a customized website.
  • Professional, compliant marketing materials are available including professional marketing videos for you to use.
  • And, because they deliver the credit repair service you can simply concentrate on marketing and sales to help even more customers.
  • You’ll have an excellent online training platform so you don’t have to leave your home or office to learn the basics. And, you can do the training anytime you want.
  • Would you like to learn this business from someone that is a multiple award winner and has brought in over $ 4 million in revenue? You will. You’ll have one on one coaching and get weekly LIVE training from me, Dale Guiducci. I will teach you EXACTLY how credit repair works and make you an expert for your clients.

But It Gets Even Better Than That

You’ll be able offer far more than just credit repair to your clients. Don’t get me wrong. Credit repair is a great service. It increases consumer credit scores. In fact, we’re very good at it and have been since 2004. We’re (NACSO) National Association of Credit Services Organizations certified and our credit repair division has an A+ Better Business Bureau rating.

But credit repair only works on Payment History which makes up just 35% of a credit score. What about the other 65%? You’ll have other services to provide to your clients at no extra charge that will affect 100% of their credit score.

You Could Be in the Credit Repair Business Today!

Become an independent Agent with us today. Everything mentioned here is provided to you immediately. You could be out talking to customers and enrolling them today!!

A Credit Repair Agency is a Great Way to Start a Part Time Credit Repair Business

If you have to initially get started with a credit repair business part time this is perfect! The company provides you with everything you need so you can do this with 10 hours a week or more. How would you be able to start a credit repair business on 10 hours a week on your own?

But Here’s the Best Part

If you’ve done the research you know that to start a credit repair business could cost you $10,000 and far more. So, if I told you that it would cost just $5,000 to start your own Agency you’d probably be thrilled.

Relax Because You Can Start a Credit Repair Agency for Less Than $300!

But you have to do something before you jump in.

You have to watch the 30 minute video below to learn the details on our credit repair services, the cost to the customer, your compensation, our business development opportunity, our credit repair business training and how to get started. Once you’ve done that then you’re ready to book a phone appointment with me to get your questions answered and start your Agency if you’re ready.

So, go ahead and watch this video. Then book that phone appointment.

You’ll be speaking directly to me, Dale Guiducci. Here’s a little about me…

I decided to start a credit repair agency in June of 2012. Since then I have become one of the most successful Agents in the country. I have won every major award and contest the company has. But more importantly I’ve helped others become successful in their own Agency which is what I want to do for you.

Now Book That Appointment!


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Credit Repair Business – The Reality

It’s a Great Business But…

The changes in the American economy over the last 2 decades have created a huge market of consumers in need of help with their credit report and increasing their credit score. As a result, many people have decided to look into starting a credit repair business.

But just like any other business there are challenges. If you have never attempted starting a credit repair business before there is a lot of information to gather and knowledge necessary to do it the right way. The credit repair industry, like many others, has a high percentage of people that start the business and quit within the first year. Why is that? And how do you avoid being one of those people? This article will cover the points you need to consider.

Laws and Licensing

There are no licenses you need to have to be in the credit repair business. However, you do have a few laws you must consider. And, these laws may be different in each state. The Credit Restoration Organizations Act (CROA), a federal law, states that a for profit company cannot charge fees before performing credit repair work for a consumer. Although many have come up with creative ways to deal with this law it will affect cash flow for a new business owner. However, attorneys, banks, credit unions and 501(c)3 non-profit companies may charge upfront fees. They are exempt from CROA.

In addition, certain states require surety bonds up to $100,000. Bonds will run you between $1,000 and $10,000 every 2 years depending on the surety amount and your credit score. Yes, credit score affects just about everything.

Fees for Service

In addition to deciding how you are going to charge for your credit repair services (if you cannot charge upfront how are you going to charge?) you must also decide how much to charge. Gone are the days when you can charge $1,500 to $5,000 for credit repair services. There are established, reputable companies that charge $90 to $125/month for a very effective service. You’ll have to compete with that when starting a credit repair business.

Initial Investment of Starting a Credit Repair Business

There are typically two ways to go with starting a credit repair business. The first is to purchase all the necessary components such as software, a web site, legal documents, training, etc. separately. We’ve estimated this cost to be about $10,000 in the first year although these items can be purchased on a monthly basis. The other way to go is to purchase a franchise. The investment in a credit repair franchise is between $19,000 and $25,000. Don’t be discouraged if you do not have $10,000. We will give you a third alternative below that has a start up cost of less than $300.00.

Technology

Consumers today expect that a company will have technology in place to allow them to stay in touch and keep track of what’s happening with the progress of their credit repair process. You must provide your customers with the ability to check the status of their account online to be competitive in this industry. Doing this as solopreneur may be an expensive and daunting task.

Skill Sets

If you’re doing it alone in this business you have to be good at three things, marketing, sales and administration. You have to be a good marketer. Selling your credit repair service to friends and family may get you started but you must position yourself as a credit repair expert in your area. You have to get the word out in the community by developing relations with other business professionals that may have clients that need your service. You must have an online presence as well. Not just a website but the ability to drive traffic to your web site. You need to have leads coming to you every day.

Then you have to be great at sales especially when you’re new because you have no track record or credibility to fall back on. You have to sell against local and national companies that your prospective customer is going to contact as well. Even if your company has the same credentials and advantages as other companies how good are you at selling and closing sales?

Lastly, you have to be good at credit repair. Can you pull credit reports (credit report brokers don’t want to supply credit repair companies) and analyze those reports. Do you know how to advise the client as to the probability of removing all types of items (foreclosures, liens, charge offs, medical bills, repossessions, late payments and more). You then have to know the correct dispute codes and reasons that a credit bureau will open a dispute about these items. Then you have to track this information and be prepared to challenge each item multiple times for a client. This is no easy set of tasks.

Time

You have to have time to do all that is stated above when starting a credit repair business. Credit repair business owners can’t find time to develop new customers because they are doing the credit repair work for their existing customers. Or, they can’t find the time to service the customer because they are trying to develop new customers.

The Solution

Everything stated above comes from experience. It seems daunting, and if done on your own it is. However, we have developed a system for new credit repair business owners that addresses and overcomes everything we have discussed here.

All the state laws and requirements are met. You can do business in ALL 50 states right away.

There is a low initial investment of less than $300.00.

This system provides the latest technology for you to offer customers.

There is an online training platform and one-on-one credit repair business coaching.

You utilize a staff to do the credit repair admin work. This allows you the time to market and sell to customers.

In addition, you’ll provide the best, fastest, and most effective credit repair service in the industry.

But the best component to this solution is that you can develop other people that want to build a credit repair business. They are part of your business and you earn income from their production.

It is without question the best opportunity for anyone that desires to start a credit repair business.

For more information watch a Detailed Video & Book an Appointment to speak with us

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

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Credit Repair Business – The Reality