Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SLIG--Professional Paths and Income in Genealogy

The Professional Paths and Income in Genealogy course will be taught by Kory Meyerink, AG, MLS, FUGA along with: Natalie Cottrill; Leland K. Meitzler; Craig Scott, CG; Elissa Scalise Powell, CG; Paula Stuart-Warren, CG; and George Ott.

You've made the decision: a career in the growing field of genealogy research! Maybe you've had a few clients actually pay you to do research, but is that what you want to do for a living? There are many ways to generate a living wage in the broad field of genealogy. This course will explore the five dimensions of genealogical careers and outline the important principles that will insure your success. Over time, your career may well include aspects of all five dimensions. Current professionals will learn greater efficiencies and ways to make more money doing what they love.

Prerequisites for this course: Students should have intermediate to advanced genealogical skills and be anticipating or already involved in a genealogical career.

  • Yes You Can! Making a Living in Genealogy
  • Personal Preparation: Education, Training & Credentials
  • Selling Yourself: Building a Resume, Networking, Volunteering
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Establishing Your Rates: Insuring a Profit
  • Making a Profit: The Finances of Small Businesses
  • Billable Time Management: Maximizing Your Income
  • Task Management: Projects, Operations and Support: Getting It All Done
  • On-site Research: Success and Profit on the Road
  • Excellent Reports: Efficient Reporting & Documentation Methods
  • Vendor and Client Relations: Managing Expectations
  • The Speaker's Circuit
  • Teaching Opportunities: Full or Part Time
  • Genealogical Librarianship
  • Employment in Archives & Historical Societies
  • Writing for Pay
  • Publishing: Pitfalls & Promises
  • Bookselling for Profit
  • Corporate Opportunities
  • A Foot in the Door & Climbing the Ladder: Growing and Succeeding as an Employee
This course still has a couple of openings. Go to to register.

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