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Advertising myself when I have limited availability?
Old 07-29-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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Whenever I look up advice for subs, I always see how important it is to advertise yourself to the teachers and leave business cards and whatnot. Im wondering what the best strategy would be for advertising myself if Im only available 2 days a week. I dont want to tell people to call me and then have them be disappointed when i tell them i cant actually sub for them that day.

I was thinking I could put my availability on my business card. However, that would change every few months when my school schedule changes.

How do you guys go about it?


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I find that the best way to advertise myself is to do a great job and exceed expectations. Word of mouth travels faster than any business card. If your district uses an automated calling system, just block out the days you are unavailable. Makes it easy for schools to know your availability.
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I wouldn't Bother
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Unless you work for a very small district, you should have no issues getting work for just 2 days a week. If I were you I would not bother with cards; I would just make sure all my info (phone #) was correct in the system and wait on calls. If/when teachers inquire about your availability, you could simply say something like, This month I am available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. or whatever.
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I wouldn't bother with the business cards. Subs have left cards and flyers in our staff mailboxes, and I know that most go directly into the recycling bin. Just make sure all your info is correct, and that you are a good sub! The reputation you build will get you jobs.
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^ I agree
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Since you have a limited availability that is going to be changing on a monthly basis I wouldn't bother with sub cards. I used to leave them behind but haven't (or very rarely) used them the last couple of years. You could always leave your name, number, and subbing information in a note to the teacher (assuming you write a note at the end of the day).


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