I wanted to share my knowledge with others interested in becoming a private investigator as well as with others already in the industry. I believe it is very important to continue educating yourself in the industry as things are always changing.
So about 4 years ago the insurance fraud investigation industry took a big hit especially with the company I was working for. This big hit was a wake up call to me. At the time I was too complacent in my job. I was ok with $20.00 an hour and some mileage pay. If you have worked in the private investigation industry you know their are times when you have more work then you can handle, or barely any at all. So $20.00 an hour isn’t that great when you only work a handful of hours a week. I had an associates degree in Criminal Justice at the time but it wasn’t enough to compete in the job market. After talking with some coworkers I decided to pursue my Bachelors degree in Business Management. I have completed my last class as of June 4, 2012. I am happy to be done.
In 2010 I began my own Private Investigation agency, Fortified Investigative Services and decided to put all the things I had learned over the past 9 years in to action. I started working cases part time under my agency license to supplement my income while developing the infrastructure. This year (2012) and going forward, I plan to share my marketing success and failures as I continue to develop my business. Additionally I would like to help other determine if this is the right job for them and help them along the way if they decide it is the right path.
I am hoping this will help motivate others in the industry that want their own Private Investigation Agency, and help others already developing their business.
If you are struggling with something in your business hopefully you will be able to find the answer on this website at some point. Blogs will be written on advice, surveillance techniques, tips, and what ever else comes to mind.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.