Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Busy Mums 2

Hello, we are still on the Busy Mum Series.

A lot of busy women do not have time to go to the market. They leave the house by 6am, get home by 7/8pm everyday. On weekends, they have a long list of other things they have to do. This is obviously a problem to them, but to you it is a wonderful opportunity.

You can start a convenient shopping service.

This is how it works:

Women send you their market list. This can be done either by a sending a mail or phone call or a text, or by going to their houses/offices or they may even send their drivers to you. It can be in any way that seems convenient for you and your customer.

You go to the market, buy the foodstuff or goods at market prices, clean them according to your customer's specifications, package it neatly and label it, and then deliver, or your customer's driver can come and pick it from your house. It depends on the terms you agree upon.

To charge, I recommend that you charge them a certain percentage of the total amount of their goods as a service fee. You can also charge a fee for delivery for for your cleaning services. In any case, please make it realistic.

If this does not look like a big deal to you, here is your chance.

You have to pay attention to detail, and make customer service your primary concern, and also remember that:

This is not Rocket Science


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Busy Mums 1

Some days ago, I was just thinking of how busy people's lives can get, and it struck me that busy people are a target market.

I am starting this series with target market: Busy Women. The All Time Jugglers.

Before I proceed, I will like to beg your indulgence if you are a very traditional person, and your expectations of women is for them to remain in the home front solely, or perform their home duties the same way your mum did them. Please I really do not want to debate with anybody. We do not have to agree. Thank you.

Now on to business.

Fact: A lot of married women today leave their houses by 5.00AM and get home probably by 7/8 P.M completely famished and they still have to enter the kitchen to prepare meals for their families. Some women travel a lot, and stay out of town for weeks, and they still have to make sure there is food for their families in the kitchen. They cook lots of pots of food and store them in plastic containers in the refrigerator.

We all know women like this. Guess the service you can render them.

If you said "Cook", you are right.

You will be surprised at the number of women who will order pots of soup or stew, because they just don't have the time to do it themselves. They have supportive husbands, and even if their husbands are not supportive, he doesn't have to know.

So if cooking is your passion, please do not say no to yourself.

Start out with family and friends, ask them to refer you. You'll be surprised.

Before you know it,you'll be catering for events, birthday parties, office functions, or even making lunch packs for people in organizations.

Let me talk a little more about these office lunch packs.

A lot of people don't always have the time to make one, they get tired of eating at eateries everyday, sometimes there's an issue of cutting cost. Some people get fed up with their office canteen. Imagine eating the same thing everyday. So if you go to an office and market your lunch packs, they taste good, and there is every appearance that you are neat, you will be surprised.

Do not say I didn't tell you.

This is not Rocket Science.