Private Investigator Advice Podcast
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Andrew from Private Investigator Advice at PrivateInvestigatorAdviceHQ.com provides advice on becoming a private investigator, how to be a better private investigator and tips on starting your own private investigation business.
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PIA 071 : 8 Insightful Reasons to Join a Private Investigator Association and Why I no Longer Belong to one
This episode is brought to you by Audible. For your free audio book click this affiliate link. http://www.audibletrial.com/PIA One of the things I always recommend is to join a Private Investigator Association when starting your P.I. business. Though I think my position is starting to change a little on this, let me first explain why I am addressing this topic. I received this message from an investigator on Facebook that has recently started his own company. Hey Andrew I wanted to get your thoughts on the usefulness of joining PI associations. i.e. USAPI or a state association. A majority of the ones I find don't seem to update information on their sites. I just started my company recently and was wondering if it benefits me to join these. Either for more networking options, or for the client wow factor of being a member of these associations. First I want to say congrats on starting your own company. This is a big step into something bigger than just being an employee (and there is nothing wrong with being an employee). It could be life changing financially for you. It takes courage to make that leap and you should be proud of that. In regards to joining a Private Investigator Association, I will say there are a few benefits to joining and I will provide examples from the association I have been involved in over the past 3 or 4 years. Why I Joined A Private Investigator Association I joined WALI, the Washington Association of Legal Investigators with the hopes of being able to ask questions of seasoned business owners in my state and to add some credibility to my company. WALI at the time had a large number of members and had an investigator named Linda Montgomery who I respected a great deal as an officer in the association. I paid my $100 and was added to the members book which listed all the investigators in the association, their contact numbers and what they specialized in. They also linked to my website on the WALI website. At that time members were active on the email list providing tips and asking questions frequently. If an investigator didn’t want to work a potential case they would