Dr. De Mars blog on having achieved success in business, sports and academics without ever actually having grown up. Also includes random thoughts on judo, parenting,mixed martial arts, winning & whatever I feel like rambling on about today. Collect cash: If you are hosting a silent auction for a school or organization with a large number of members, rather than asking for item donations, ask for a small cash donation so that you can shop for the baskets yourself. $1, $5, or $10 may be easier for a busy parent to dish out than shopping for a specific item. When I have used this method, I was able to shop on Amazon and create several consistent baskets while keeping the costs affordable.
The most common way to do this is charge everyone $1 to join in… They can sit it out if they choose but most usually have a go.. If you have 100 people at your event you can raise an extra $300 doing this. The most common game is a simple Heads or Tails but here a few more ideas. I have used all these at big and small events and they are lots of fun.
If you decide to buy your questions from a trivia company it is still important to make sure they suit your audience. Try to include some local stuff too about your club, school or sport. Add some cross generational stuff to – don’t leave out the older or younger players.
Warning: I just noted that The Economist covers politics and economics, so if those topics aren’t your interest, this magazine might become a bit of a bore. However, if you would love nothing more than to curl up by a fire and read how the new Venezuelan president differs in policy from the old president, than this magazine is for you!
If there is a low supply and a high demand, you can charge more money. If there is a high supply and very little demand, you can’t charge as much money—you might even need to sell something else. Your business choice should reflect this. A low rate helps beat out competition, but it could mean that you are working for too little as well. A price that is too high will deter customers. Compare your ideal rates to those of businesses and other service providers in your area. It should be slightly lower than the competition. This way, customers will see that they have the opportunity to get the service or product and save money!
Before I made a commitment to the company, I tested the products and activity workbooks on my four year old to see if liked them. Not only did he like them…he loves them! That made my decision easier. It’s not a get rich quick, you have to put in some work. But as an educator, former tutoring company owner, and a mom, I really wanted a quality product to sell with a small monetary investment. An important thing about Fundanoodle is the support from the company’s owner and the other Fundanoodle ambassadors. I’ve have never witnessed a more kind and supportive group of ladies that want everyone to succeed.