#1 No Free Stuff Here: At Angie's List, Members Pay .12-03-2010, 07:52 PM
Amazing story at how Angie's list was started:
Q. You did this all yourself?
A. I worked by myself the first year and signed up a thousand members in Columbus that year. In the beginning, I went door-to-door selling the membership.
Q. You literally knocked on people's doors?
A. Yes. I was a pretty reserved, quiet person, so that was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I remember one of the first houses I went to, her name was Patty. She was so excited that she bought two memberships, one for herself and one for her son. Then she asked me: How many memberships do you have now? I said, 'Well, that makes three!' (Laughs.) She then hurried to get a list of contractors she had used and friends she insisted I call. To this day I thank Patty for taking a leap of faith.
12-07-2010, 03:12 AM
I think this is an amazing story about how hard work paid off.
Plus it's a great service.
"Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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