See, now he has 7 million.
Originally Posted by Raymond Ramirez
You made mostly valid points here but I will stick right to my guns of Brokering but only because of one thing and that is speaking for myself in that I can and do make it work. That fact is whomever you outsource to will require some babysitting. I can think of 3 Brokers right off the top of my head that are making more now than they were when they ran Printshops for several reasons.
Originally Posted by email@example.com
A good Broker knows the game and the process. They already have the established relationships with clients and who they outsource to. In the case of the OP, he has a tough road to tow. The best case scenario for a Newbie in the business is they have very close relations with someone who owns a shop and wants to see the person grow his list of Clients and keep his cylinders turning. And the other would be his college Roommate or buddies have jobs where they can help with getting the work to their buddy. Otherwise good luck.
People who are not in the Industry have the perception that you can just "create" a file in Photoshop, send it to their favorite Printer, and the shop has a huge RUN button sitting right in the middle of their production floor that just magically craps the job out in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee.
A Broker has 2 angles. A contact to get an opportunity to bid on work or they have good timing and found a potential Client who is sick of their current Printer because either the Salesperson thinks since he sold one job his work is done their or their current Printer is either getting sloppy or Greedy. But that is just how I see it.