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Offer free advice on your web site. Rather than "giving away" advice, you are establishing yourself as an expert who has even more to offer.
A resume writing service is not type of business that has many repeat customers. (Actually, a repeat customer in this business is kind of a bad thing.) Don't expect a lot of repeat customers, but do make it easy for your customers to refer their job-seeking friends and family members. Your business depends on word of mouth.
Training, Skills or Experience Needed:
A professional writing service is driven more by results and marketing than a particular college degree. Becoming certified by Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW) or National Resume Writers Association (NRWA) can help establish your credentials.
Educate yourself by studying resumes of current and past job seekers. Search web; they're easy to find. Look for examples of good, bad, and just plain ugly. This will be some of biggest help in preparing you to produce resumes from scratch.
There are many books and online tutorials dedicated to what authors consider to be best advice for writing a resume. Read them all, connect dots, and you will come away with a realistic understanding of what employers seek in a resume.
Helpful Books or Trade Publications:How to Start a Home-Based Resume BusinessStart Your Own Resume Writing BusinessResume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer
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