I've been running The Prospector service for two months now.
Very nicely, thank you!
The biggest problem with The prospector is obtaining feedback from the subscribers. I am essaying with a points-based system - snakes-and-ladders idea.
Everyone starts off with 100 points (think "Monopoly Money"), and loses 5 points if the constraints are too slack, and gains 30 points if they submit feedback that allows me to tweak their constraints to deliver a better fit.
Mike's email says in part "This one's a good hit..." and that comment arrives because Mike has been diligent in tweaking his constraints.
The biggest problem in building my business is setting up face-to-face meetings with prospects or contacts.
So my latest scam^H^H^H^H scheme says:-
P.S. When your account balance reaches 200 points you win a free lunch at The Montreal Deli, did I tell you that? (Dundas street 1/2 mile west of Highway 427).
The theory is that it will be next-to-impossible for most subscribers to fail to reach that goal, in which case whoop-de-do!, they have effectively offered to meet me for lunch!