I just turned in my 11th assignment for ProGen. This one was definitely not my favorite task. It had to do with contracts and rates. If you do genealogy as a business, you really need a contract and this month we had to write our own.
Do you know what I learned? I have no business writing contracts. I'm a little surprised this was a task at all because I think contract writin' should be left to the legal professionals. However, I have a zillion questions as to why things are different in the genealogy world so this one just has to get in line.
The second portion of the task had to do with setting rates and studying one's local market. This was an eye opener for me. The Houston-area market was not as packed and saturated as I thought it was.
I am glad I had to do this assignment because I learned a lot. I am also glad it's over.
Can't wait to see what's next.