Great seeing you bacj @discrat! Is it possible that you hold off on your blog for awhile...for a kind of self-centered reason, I have to refresh mine before the competition does theirs! lol Just kidding
I also encourage new and old members to reread this thread, you can learn a lot!
Hi Kathleen -- point taken, but I wouldn't worry too much...especially when what you sell them should turn out to be financially beneficial.
You (or anyone) can also do something that's more passive. For example, I gained referrals in college, not just from talking to students but from posting fliers in busy, designated locations. Make it appealing and add a contact email so you can quickly/effectively answer questions. Especially in college (or high school), kids are always looking for ways to make extra $!