Making Money

As I travel from convention to convention, I’ve noticed that some recyclers are making money and some are not.  For a self-assessment, which are you?  The recyclers making money are doing some things others may not. “Money-making” recyclers keep a closer eye on expenses backed up by good, record keeping. Better yet, they’re street smart. Some recyclers have added profit centers to bring in some extra money. Others use eBay the right way or by selling stuff they retrieve from vehicles.

If you want to make more money, come learn at the convention being held by your local associations. For example, the attendees that went to the last URG (United Recyclers Group) convention heard from some people that are making extra money. I heard them too. I’m referring to guys like Bill Stevens, Mike Kunkel, Mike James, JC Cahill, Jim Counts, Ryan Falco, Rob Rainwater, and so many more, were teaching us how to make more money in recycling. They weren’t just talking about ways to make money. They’re doing it!  Others they heard from were Richard Flint and yours truly. There’s another learning opportunity coming soon.

In November between the 1st and the 4th in downtown Dallas, Texas is the 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition. There are over 20 educational sessions facilitated by industry experts and over 100 exhibitors with practical ways to help you make more money.

For many Americans, opportunity is knocking on the front door of their home while they’re in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers. Stop looking for clovers and attend this upcoming convention.   If you want to know about new issues that are facing this industry today and how to handle them, then you need to be there. I don’t care if you are going because of the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Race at the Texas Motor Speedway…just be there.  Our market place is changing, and there are lots of tough issues that need to be addressed.

Last month, I told recyclers about NABD. That group is a Buy Here, Pay Here, TOTAL SCHOOL which is held in Orlando, Florida on October 23rd – 25th at the Rosen Center. If you want to make lots of money, like some of other recyclers are, call me at 770-301-4122. I’ll be happy to give you more information and get you the cheapest ticket to the training.

School is NEVER OUT for the Pro.  If you want to make more, learn more.  URG, ARA, along with state associations, and now NABD are teaching you how to make more money.  That’s a fact!  The recyclers who go to conventions, take plenty of notes, listen intently, and network with other successful recyclers are the ones that come back to their yards and implement successful programs that they learned at certain conventions.

Be smart!  Hope to see you in Orlando, October 23rd – 25th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown, Dallas for ARA’s 74th Annual Convention. Don’t miss this next opportunity to learn more from your peers.

Come hear me speak too! That’s right. Since I haven’t spoken there for 5 years, I have lots of helpful information and strategies to share with you.  Or come by the booth because I am the good looking, old man in the doctor coat!  Zig Ziglar who was a well-known author and seminar leader said it best.  He believed folks should continuously educate themselves so they could do better for themselves. I miss him!

“You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to positive, life-changing content, and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.”

— Zig Ziglar

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D. J. Harrington is an author, journalist, seminar leader, international trainer, and marketing consultant. He works primarily with customer service personnel, and his clients include such world-class companies as General Motors, DuPont, Caterpillar, and Damon Corporation. He may be reached at 800-352-5252. E-mail: 52 weeks a year, we are as close as your telephone.