Private Investigator Advice Podcast

In this podcast, I discuss what some companies are doing now to get investigators to go from being a subcontractor to an employee. They just don't do it in a way that I agree with.

Below are links to products from PI Advice


"NEW" Workers Comp Guide/Template bundle- https://gum.co/ZECWv

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

PI Health Page -https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/investigator-health/

P.I. Resource Page-https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/resources/

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 10:29am PDT

The original article can be found at - https://wp.me/p25cZL-1yP

I finished this podcast and realized that all I really focused on was what men would wear for the most part. Please, female investigators please add what you wear for investigative assignments in the comments for the youtube video or article.

"NEW" Workers Comp Guide/Template bundle- https://gum.co/ZECWv

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

PI Health Page -

https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/investigator-health/

 

P.I. Resource Page-

https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/resources/

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 1:57pm PDT

For the original article - https://wp.me/p25cZL-1sp

I do a lot of reviews. I always try to review devices that private investigators can use in one way or another. It may be for the office or it may be obvious like a spy camera.

Either way as time passes it is always good to reflect on those items and tell you if I still use them or not.

 
"NEW" Workers Comp Guide/Template bundle- https://gum.co/ZECWv

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

PI Health Page -

https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/investigator-health/

 

P.I. Resource Page-

https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/resources/

 

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:40am PDT

Whether the consciously think about it or unconsciously, these are questions people ask themselves before purchasing from you.

Have a great day and see you on the next one!

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 11:36pm PDT

The original article can be found here- https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/night-surveillance-struggle-real/

 

In this podcast, I discuss some night surveillance struggles as well as provide a few tips that may help with night surveillance. This is also the 100th podcast episode.

For giveaway information go here- https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/giveaway/

 

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Thank you all for being there through the first 100 podcasts!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT

The original article can be found here- https://wp.me/p25cZL-1kh

In this podcast I discuss how I was able to live on an employee salary for many years. Things have changed over the years and I discuss how private investigators are currently living off an employee salary.


"NEW" Workers Comp Guide/Template bundle- https://gum.co/ZECWv

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

PI Health Page -https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/investigator-health/

P.I. Resource Page-https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/resources/

Start an investigation company - https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/45-how-to-start-a-private-investigation-company/

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 8:21am PDT

The original article can be found here - https://wp.me/p25cZL-1k8

This topic stemmed from a question regarding physical or phone pretexting. I sort of changed the direction of the question which was a better question to consider.

In this private investigator podcast I discuss being a student as a private investigator and how to be one throughout your career and life.

"NEW" Workers Comp Guide/Template bundle- https://gum.co/ZECWv

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

PI Health Page -https://www.privateinvestigatoradvice...

P.I. Resource Page- https://www.privateinvestigatoradvice...

 

Direct download: Podcast_98_audio_to_send.mp3
Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 8:50pm PDT

The original article can be found here - https://wp.me/p25cZL-1wI

In this private investigator podcast I discuss being a student as a private investigator and how to be one throughout your career and life.

PI Health Page (mentioned in podcast)-

https://www.privateinvestigatoradvice...

P.I. Resource Page- https://www.privateinvestigatoradvice...

Jim Rhon - https://www.jimrohn.com/

"NEW" Workers Comp Guide/Template bundle- https://gum.co/ZECWv

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 9:59pm PDT

There is more to evaluating a surveillance investigator then just video percentage.

The original article can be found here - https://wp.me/p25cZL-1h6 

Here is the link to the P.I. Health Page - https://wp.me/P25cZL-1wc

"NEW" Workers Comp Guide/Template bundle- https://gum.co/ZECWv

Sponsor Website Link- http://firstdefendertacticalgear.com/

Badge unboxing - https://youtu.be/2IRqCoOozmA

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 11:25pm PDT

There is more to evaluating a surveillance investigator then just video percentage. The original article can be found here - https://wp.me/p25cZL-1h6

This is just part one and part two will be linked in here as soon as it is completed.

Here is the link to the P.I. Health Page - https://wp.me/P25cZL-1wc

"NEW" Workers Comp Guide/Template bundle- https://gum.co/ZECWv

Sponsor Website Link- http://firstdefendertacticalgear.com/ Badge

unboxing - https://youtu.be/2IRqCoOozmA

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 7:28am PDT

The article can be found here- https://wp.me/p25cZL-1vU

This is the story I have held onto for a very long time. Waiting for the right time to share it. And after I spoke with a private investigator that had his plates ran by someone he was following, I thought it was a good time.


"NEW" Workers Comp Guide/Template bundle- https://gum.co/ZECWv

Sponsor Website Link- http://firstdefendertacticalgear.com/

Badge unboxing - https://youtu.be/2IRqCoOozmA

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 11:53am PDT

The article can be found here - https://wp.me/p25cZL-1gt NEW!!!!

The Workers Compensation Guide/Template Bundle - https://gum.co/ZECWv

In this podcast I discuss an overview of what a claims investigator's responsibilities would be while working for an investigation company. I share a few stories and share some of the good and bad things about this version of the industry.

Sponsor Website Link- http://firstdefendertacticalgear.com/

Badge unboxing - https://youtu.be/2IRqCoOozmA

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

Thank you so much for watching and supporting the show.

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 9:19am PDT

In this podcast I discuss what a good video percentage would be for a surveillance investigator. The original article can be found here - https://wp.me/p25cZL-1fV


Sponsor Website Link- http://firstdefendertacticalgear.com/

Badge unboxing - https://youtu.be/2IRqCoOozmA

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

 

Thank you so much for watching and supporting the show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm PDT

The original article can be found at -https://wp.me/p25cZL-1bU

In this podcast, I discuss what ghosting is and 4 actual stories of ghosting. Oh yeah, ghosting is a major sin for a private investigator.

Advertiser Website Link- http://firstdefendertacticalgear.com/

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Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

 


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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 6:43pm PDT

I have worked as a claims investigator and have investigated many home and business break-ins. This is what I learned from those investigations.

Here is the original article- https://wp.me/p25cZL-1aV

Equipment Discussed in this Video

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am PDT

Do private investigators lie? If they do, what are they lying about? That is what I discuss in this podcast.

Here is the original article- https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/private-investigators-lie-147/

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

 


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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 8:47am PDT

Do private investigators lie? If they do, what are they lying about? That is what I discuss in this podcast.

Here is the original article- https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/private-investigators-lie-147/

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

 


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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 10:53pm PDT

The questions you ask an interviewer are just as important as the questions the interviewer asks you. The questions I share in the podcast help you get a better understanding of the type of company you may potentially be working for.

Here is the original article - https://wp.me/p25cZL-1a6

 

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

 

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

 

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

 

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 9:33pm PDT

In this podcast, I discuss the pros and cons of taking dogs along on surveillance assignments.

The original article can be found here- https://wp.me/p25cZL-19C

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

fostering in Seattle area - https://www.doggoneseattle.org/adoptable-dogs/

 

Have a great day

Andrew

 

Direct download: PI_Podcast_87_audio_only.mp3
Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 3:44pm PDT

Of course, this is a podcast so you can not see a resume but if you want to go to the page where I shared it, it can be found through this link -

https://wp.me/p25cZL-1rd

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

 

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

 

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

 


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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 12:38am PDT

In this episode, I share a question and answer I provided to a reader of the PI Advice website.  

The original article- https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/how-much-does-a-private-investigator-deal-with-people-if-only-doing-surveillance-138/

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 10:52am PDT

In this episode, I discuss the idea of one percent infinity which is explained in the podcast.  

Below are the links to things discussed in the podcast.  

This podcast is based off an article which can be found here - https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/one-percent-infinity-for-private-investigators-137/

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

1st Video Made on P.I. Advice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCDBbUfIfzw

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

Food Blogger Pro - https://www.foodbloggerpro.com/

 

Thanks for listening.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast!

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 9:32pm PDT

In this episode, I discuss a scary and funny (at least to me) surveillance story from well over a decade ago.

The article can be found here- https://wp.me/p25cZL-1pS

I am an Amazon affiliate and will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you should you purchase this through my Amazon links.

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 10:34pm PDT

This podcast is based off an article written on the private investigator advice website which can be found here- https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/are-all-cases-fraudulent-that-are-worked-by-a-insurance-investigator-135/

This podcast explores the whether all insurance claims that are investigated are related to concerns of fraud.

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Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT

This podcast is based off an article written on the private investigator advice website which can be found here- https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/too-old-to-become-a-private-investigator/

In this podcast I explorer whether someone might be too old to become a private investigator and some laws that protect older individual seeking employment.

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Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

EEOC - https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/coverage.cfm

Embrace Possibility- http://www.embracepossibility.com/blog/why-old-people-have-a-hard-time-learning-new-things/

Thanks for listening

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 7:15pm PDT

The Nextdoor App is relatively new but the app but it is affecting surveillance investigators.

This original article can be found at - https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/nextdoor-app-review/

For the investigator template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

Android App Nextdoor - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextdoor&hl=en

iTunes App Nextdoor - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nextdoor/id640360962?mt=8

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 10:18am PDT

This podcast is based off an article previously written on the private investigator advice website.  It answers questions surrounding skip tracing.

The original article can be found here- https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/what-is-skip-tracing-122/

For the template bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Surveillance template only - https://gum.co/aVZg

Retainer agreement only- https://gum.co/DAOpC

Audible free trial - https://www.audibletrial.com/pia

Thanks for listening.  

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 1:16am PDT

In this episode I discuss the 4 primary cameras/video cameras I use as a Private Investigator.

Brought to you by:

Audible- Get your free audiobook with a 30 day free trial to Audible. Visit this link to start your trial (I am an affiliate)  http://www.audibletrial.com/PIA

Private Investigator Advice released a new Retainer Agreement for private investigators.  Every private investigator needs one.  

Here is the link - https://gum.co/DAOpC

Or the Bundle - https://gum.co/PSwpu

Here are the podcast links (Affiliate) 

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Canon HF R800 (newest model) - http://amzn.to/2B8lcy3

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:33am PDT

This podcast episode was brought to you by PI Advice.  Get your surveillance report template, example template, and video walkthrough - Here is the link -  https://gum.co/aVZg

Get your free Audio Book From Audible by signing up for the 30-day free trial.  Keep the book even if you decide not to stay with Audible. 

 http://www.audibletrial.com/PIA

In this podcast, I discuss why some private investigators are more expensive than others.

This was originally for future customers but there is a lot of good stuff for private investigators as well.

Thanks for listening,

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 10:39pm PDT

This episode was brought to you by P.I. Advice.  P.I. Advice has created another template for private investigators.

The Surveillance Report Template (W/Example Report and Video Walkthrough- https://gum.co/aVZg

This episode discusses why I think Veterans make good private investigators and I talk a little bit about my experiences with fellow soldiers while in the Army.

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 12:20am PDT

This podcast started quite a long time ago and I wanted briefly cover some topics regarding what private investigator do and the purpose of a private investigator.

This podcast was brought to you by Audible.  Sign up today and get a free 30 day trial and a free book just for signing up.

 http://www.audibletrial.com/PIA

https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/what-is-the-definition-of-a-private-investigator-what-does-a-private-investigator-do-119/

Thanks for listening!

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 8:57am PDT

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this podcast.   The original article can be found at https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/how-to-become-a-private-investigator-when-no-one-will-give-you-a-chance-116/

The advertisers from this podcast are-

PI Direct Link - http://pidirectlink.com/

Audible- http://www.audibletrial.com/PIA

This article was also mentioned-

https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/17-7-ways-build-experience-and-land-a-private-investigator-job/

Thanks again and I will see you again soon with another podcast.

Andrew

 


 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

This episode was brought to you by Audible.  Get your free 30-day trial and one free book by visiting www.AudibleTrial.com/PIA .  By visiting that link they will know you heard about it through this podcast.

The book I recommend you get during your trial period is Lie Spotting - Proven Techniques to Detect Deception by Pamela Meyer.

I am just about finished with the book and I think it is pretty good.

Have an idea for an article or podcast?  Email me at PIADVICEHQ@gmail.com and let me know your idea or question.

Hope you enjoy this podcast.  The recording is a little off but not too bad.

Andrew

 

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 11:38pm PDT

In this video, I recap an article regarding what to expect when going to court for a workers compensation case as a private investigator. That article can be found by going here ----

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 1:30am PDT

 

This episode is brought to you by Audible.  For your free audio book click this affiliate link.   http://www.audibletrial.com/PIA

One of the things I always recommend is to join a Private Investigator Association when starting your P.I. business.  Though I think my position is starting to change a little on this, let me first explain why I am addressing this topic.

I received this message from an investigator on Facebook that has recently started his own company.

Hey Andrew I wanted to get your thoughts on the usefulness of joining PI associations. i.e. USAPI or a state association. A majority of the ones I find don't seem to update information on their sites. I just started my company recently and was wondering if it benefits me to join these. Either for more networking options, or for the client wow factor of being a member of these associations.

First I want to say congrats on starting your own company.  This is a big step into something bigger than just being an employee (and there is nothing wrong with being an employee).  It could be life changing financially for you.  It takes courage to make that leap and you should be proud of that.

In regards to joining a Private Investigator Association, I will say there are a few benefits to joining and I will provide examples from the association I have been involved in over the past 3 or 4 years.

Why I Joined A Private Investigator Association

I joined WALI, the Washington Association of Legal Investigators with the hopes of being able to ask questions of seasoned business owners in my state and to add some credibility to my company.  WALI at the time had a large number of members and had an investigator named Linda Montgomery who I respected a great deal as an officer in the association. I paid my $100 and was added to the members book which listed all the investigators in the association, their contact numbers and what they specialized in.  They also linked to my website on the WALI website.

At that time members were active on the email list providing tips and asking questions frequently.  If an investigator didn’t want to work a potential case they would pass it on to an investigator that was interested in taking the file.  On the few occasions that I reached out with questions to the WALI list I received very educated answers.

WALI had conferences two times a year. I went to a conference that first year and spent something like $145 to attend.  I made sure I spoke with other investigators as I wanted to get my monies worth.  I got to see the speakers that were most interesting to me and got a chance to learn about something I didn’t know a great deal about.

As time went on the email list became less helpful.  Investigators that would typically provide friendly advice to other investigator stopped providing that advice because investigators started complaining they were getting too many emails (which was crap).  The conference speakers also didn’t seem to be teaching anything that I was interested nor teaching anything that I didn’t already know.

Each year the email list became a little less useful and the conferences didn’t seem to be worth paying $150 for.

Over the past year the only value I have felt from my association is the back link that I received from their website to my website.  This year I have not spent the $100 to renew my membership because I haven’t felt any value from the association. I wasn’t quite sure where my $100 going to other than a book with other investigator’s names in my state and a discount for the yearly conferences. No one ever asked about my association with WALI nor were they ever impressed by it.

Let me say that this is my personal experience with a private investigator association.  I did meet a couple of members that I feel as though I could email and ask questions to at any time and I probably could have networked with many more but it is just something I didn’t have the time for and never got around to doing.

What Are the Potential Benefits of Joining a Private Investigation Association?

1.) A listing to your company on their website

This will likely not provide you any additional work as your name is one of many on a website.

2.) A potential back link to your website from an authoritative website

This may actually provide some value and help your website move up the rankings.

3.) Networking possibilities

If you participate in the email list or private forums you may find other investigators you will begin to know and trust.  This is something you will have to be actively pursuing.  I found people I trusted in my area to give cases to when I couldn’t work the case or didn’t want to work them.  By giving cases away I built a connection with those investigators that I would call and ask questions about things I didn’t know specifically for my state.  And that has been very helpful.

I personally believe there is a better chance networking in a state association with people in your state. You will see these people during conferences and it will be easier to building relationships.

If you’re worried about making connections across the country or finding vendor work you will find that type of work in Yahoo Groups for private investigators.

4.) Having the association push/lobby for local and nationwide laws that benefit you

Not all associations participate in this.  Some will be more active than others.

5.) Having investigators share local tips and tricks for your state

Hopefully there are individuals in the association you join that will pass along this information as it is always helpful to know about changes where or how information is located or when laws change in your state.

6.) Being able to say you are associated with a P.I. Association

This really doesn’t mean anything in my opinion.  No one has ever hired me because I had a WALI logo on my website.

7.) Possible discounts to other programs (associations will vary with this)

My association didn’t have it but maybe yours will.  I noticed some associations have partnered with car rental companies.

8.) The occasional case referral possibility

Many times investigators don’t like or don’t feel comfortable with certain types of cases and they will refer the case to other investigators with more experience in a specific field.  This provides investigators in the association to pick up some extra work.

My final thoughts

Not all associations are created equal.  Some provide more value than others.  I could have been more active in my association and got more out of it but over the past year it has provided less and less value and I didn’t know what the heck my $100 dollars was actually funding.

If you're interested in a state association I would recommend visiting one of their meetings to see if it is something you would be interested in.  I went to a new member meeting when I first joined WALI and the veterans sat around and answered questions for new business owners which I thought was very valuable.  There were even people that came to the meeting to see if WALI was worth joining.  I would sit in on a meeting to see if you get any value from it.

You can also just join for one year and see if you get any value from it during that year.  If you don’t get any value than don’t renew your membership.

A private investigation association can be valuable if the right people are running it and if they have the members best interests at heart.  If they don’t have your best interest in mind you don’t need to be apart of it.

I hope this helps you have a better understanding of what to expect if you join a Private Investigator Association.  If readers recommend or don't recommend joining associations be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section.

Thanks for the question,

Andrew

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 1:05am PDT

In this podcast I discuss an article I wrote answering questions for a new investigator who was struggling as a surveillance investigator in her first couple weeks.

This podcast was brought to you by Audible. Get you free book when signing up through http://www.audibletrial.com/PIA.

The original article can be found here: 11 Time Tested Tips For Private Investigators.

 

Thanks again for listening. 

 

Andrew

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 9:19pm PDT

Andrew from PIADVICE.net discusses weapons used by private investigators.  Andrew catches the audience up on what has been happening with the blog, podcast and videos and shares what is expected in the future.

Be sure to subscribe to something as there is a lot more to come for 2016.

Thanks for listening,

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 2:01am PDT

In this episode I discuss the topic of experience as it relates to private investigators. Years of experience of years being licensed as an investigator doesn't always carry weight.  

I share an example of a conversation I had with another private investigator and share my thoughts on the topic.

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 2:42am PDT

In this podcast I discuss an article that was written by BBC.com in reference to a private investigator who claims they are using drones for surveillance. 

 

I share my thoughts on the issue, go on some small rants but aside from that I think you will find some good information.

 

Any links to RC devices are affiliate links and I will receive compensation if you purchase anything though those links at no additional cost to you.

 

BBC Article Link: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150318-i-use-a-drone-to-spy-on-people

 

Seattle Article: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/seattle-grounds-police-drone-program/

 

Gerry Oginski Video (I enjoy this guys videos): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP2JLeIq63o

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:44am PDT

Well for my first interview I brought my daughter on to have a discussion about my career and her thoughts on my job.  She has quite an opinion on what I do for a living. 

If you new to the podcast be sure to subscribe and check out the Private Investigator Advice webstie at WWW.PIADVICE.NET.

Ask questions on facebook or the website. Or leave an itunes review (and I will give ya a shout out).

 

Thanks for listening.

 

Enjoy

 

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 11:47pm PDT

In this episode I answer a question received on a voice mail from the website from Laslo in Australia.  He asks how to enhance his business and how to enhance his customers (get more of them).  This is another quick one where I get right to the question.

 

If you have a question you want answered be sure to email me at piadvicehq@gmail.com or go to the website and leave a voice message through speakpipe. 

 

Thank you for listening!

 

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 10:27pm PDT

In this episode I answer a question emailed from a police officer that is considering leaving his job to become a private investigator. He has a few quesitons within his question that I answer.

If you have a question that you want answered and you don't mind it being answered on the podcast, email me or send me a voice message on the website.  PIADVICE.NET

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm PDT

Working as a vendor and can be a new experience for an investigatr that is accustom to working for a company as an employee or someone who works on retainers. In this episode I discuss things you should expeact when working as a vendor.

 

 

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

The travel that an investigator has to do in this industry is an under rated topic especially in the insurance investigation industry.  

Its a worth will topic for both soon to be investigators and existing investigator.  The tips I provide will assist you in dealing with it during your career.

Be safe out there.

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 1:25am PDT

Well I just couldn't wait to post a podcast so I could share some tech stuff with ya.  In this episode  I discuss portable batteries, whether traffic cameras record, an insurance app (And a recent story being pulled over), locating a federal prisoner, and reverse searching phone numbers (for cell phones).  

I also discuss a real example using the Google Translate app.

Take care and GO SEAHAWKS!  Hopefully a second Super Bowl Win!

 

 

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:24am PDT

After a long break in the podcast I am again back in the saddle.  In this episode I discuss life after high school and whether pursing a private investigaiton career is the right direction to go.  

Thanks for listening

 

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 2:18pm PDT

In this episode I discuss a minor vehicle accident I was involved in though I was driving and I get into this thing called a side hustle.  If you don't know what a side hustle is you will certainly know what it is by the end of the show.

I also discuss some ideas for future shows.

Enjoy

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 2:29am PDT

In this episode I catch you up on where I have been and what I have been up to.    I also answer some recently submitted questions.  Be gentle, I am a bit rusty on the mic.

Talk to you soon,

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

I spoke with a recruiter from ICS Merrill about recruiting and where they are looking for qualified candidates.  I share some of the conversation and some of the changs in the industry.

I disucss job expectations and even the stuff I struggle with.

I share a couple of letters written to me over the past couple months that I thought were worth sharing.

I explain how to find current job openings at ICS Merrill.  It's not as easy to navigate as one would think.

Enjoy the episode!

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 2:23am PDT

In this episode I discuss a conversation with a recruiter that took place about 2 months ago.  I meant to write a huge blog and have a podcast about it right after however I just got side tracked.

In this podcast I share some of the things he shared of what he was looking for when hiring investigators.  I got on a bit of a rant in regards to a few things as well.  Consider it a bonus.

I hope you gain some additional insight and it helps you in some way towards your career decision on becoming a private investigator.

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 2:58pm PDT

In this episode I cover the importance of having a blog on your P.I. website and cover a vareity of tips for a successful P.I. business blog.   Thanks for listening!

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 2:56pm PDT

In this episode we discuss some very cool technology in the news.

  • Amazing Age Progression Technology
  • Google Street View Timeline
  • Video Camera in Your Rear View Mirror?
  • 2 Video Cameras with Embedded Data Code

Hope you enjoy the episode!

Andrew

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:18am PDT

In this episode of the private investigator advice podcast I discuss the topic of naming your business.  There are several things to consider when naming your busienss and I dig into the topic.  I share my story and offer some tips for when you name you start your business.

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 11:26pm PDT

In this episode of the Tech Tuesday for the Private Investigator Advice Podcast I share three translate apps that will be useful for private investigators in the field.  Particularly when pretexting (at least that is what I would use it for the most).  Enjoy the epsidoes and thanks for listening.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:03am PDT

In this episode 51st episode of the Private Investigator Advice Podcast- Tech Tuesday I discuss the following topics:

Pocket Printer - A printer that is about size of your fist.  It's very cool

FBI Facial Recognition Database (something to worry about?)

Free PDF Software You Might Want in the P.I. Tool Box

If you have any news or tips you would like shared be sure to email me at the PIADVICEHQ@gmail.com

Thanks for listening

Andrew

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:21pm PDT

Thank you for listening to the 50th episode of the Private Investigator Advice Podcast.  There were only a few things I wanted to share on this podcast that I thought were very cool and I added one tech news article as well.  Below are the topics shared.

  • Google Translate
  • Sprint Wants to Pay You to Switch Carriers
  • Free Accident Sketch Software

Thanks for listening!

Andrew

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:46am PDT

Special thanks to Ray for sharing a news topic and Floyd for pointing out a blog that was discussing the P.I. Advice blog.  Below are the topics that are discussed in the P.I. News episode.

  • Private Investigator Believes Foul Play was Involved in the Mysterious Death of a Man in Texas
  • Private Investigator Sues Nevada
  • FBI Won't Conduct Background Checks for Pot Businesses in Washington State
  • Colorado Blogger Dislikes P.I. Advice Opinion

Thanks for listening

Andrew

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Category:News -- posted at: 1:47am PDT

Lots of technology in the news this week and much of it is over my head or more then I can wrap my head around.  I hope you enjoy this 48th episode of the Private Investigator Advice Podcast.

  • The topics covered in this episode are the following:
  • Yahoo Indoor Maps
  • T-Mobile removing discounts
  • Streaming memories from the brain
  • Faster WiFi now possible
  • Microscopic Lens
  • Backup cameras mandatory soon
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Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:25pm PDT

In this mini episode of Tech Tuesday I share three very interesting news stories.  I am pretty excited about two of them and I hope you are as well.  Below are the three topics covered in the news:

  • Texting app allows you to text without cell coverage
  • Google amps up security with more encrpytion to protect emails
  • Google is messing with Google Voice.  How much are they messing with it is the question?

Enjoy the episode and be sure to contact me with anything tech you think is worthy of mentioning on the podcast.  

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:15am PDT

I thought I had podcasted about this topic but apparently not.  A listener asked what I had in my vehicle and asked that I do a podcast about it.  In this episode I share what I carry in my car that has allowed me to be successful during my years of surveillance.  I hope you enjoy this 46th episode.  Getting pretty close to #50!

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:59am PDT

In this episode of the Tech Tuesday for the Private Investigator Advice Podcast I share a few articles that surfaced this week that investigators should be aware of. Below are the topics that are covered.

  • Auto Traffic Light Recognition
  • Phone Meta Data and the Secrets Reveals
  • Google Drive - Drives Down Prices for Cloud Storage

Hope you enjoy the episode.  Make sure to share any news worthy articles to PIADVICEHQ@gmail.com

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:27am PDT

Well I have managed to use Tech Tuesday as a reason to discuss Facebook and Private Investigation business.  I go on a bit of a rant in regards to engaging on Facebook and website comments (but it is a good rant.  I dare say educational).  

Enjoy 

Andrew

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:36am PDT

In this 43rd episode of the P.I. Advice Podcast for Tech Tuesday I share some very cool and practical equipment that is on the market and equipment that appears will be on the market in the very near future.  

The Topics covered in this episode include

  • Micro SD Cards
  • Blue Tooth Ear Warmers
  • Boeings Black Self Destructing Phone for Spys
  • Project Tango

Thanks for Listening.

 

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:29am PDT

In this episode I share some Wordress Plugins worthy of adding to your private investigation website.  This is assuming you are using a Wordpress format of your website. In this episode I discuss the following plugins:

  • Powerpress
  • Wordpress SEO by Yoast
  • Facebook Like Box (Jetpack)
  • All in One SEO
  • Zopim
  • Speakpipe

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the episode.

Andrew

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:56pm PDT

There were many interesting stories over the past week or so.  In fact there were more stories than I could even address or share in the podcast.  With that being said here is a round up of interesting stories and blogs worth checking out.

  • Mass Surveillance of All Car Trips via DHS.
  • Private Investigator Blog Hightlight
  • Constitutionality of NSA warrantless surveillance challenged by terrorism suspect
  • GPS helps unravel Plant City Police Chief's Affair

Have news that needs to make the podcast?  Email the show at PIAdviceHQ@gmail.com

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:05pm PDT

This week for Tech Tuesday I share the following news:

  • A key that can be photographed can be copied
  • A Gadget USed to Scan the Leaning Tower of Pisa is Helping Police Fight Crime
  • Sprint Tries to Aquire T-Mobile after Warding off the acquisition 2 years ago.

Thanks for listening.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:57am PDT

In this episode of the Private Investigator Advice Podcast we cover some trending news that has been reported over the past month. In this episode the following news is discussed:

  • Minnesota protects felons by not requiring them to share their record with employers.
  • Octomom faces a 5 year sentence for welfare fraud
  • Revised Private Investigator licensing bill sets license categories based on experience
  • How we use low-tech investigative tools in a high tech world
  • How Private Investigators can help protect a brand's intellectual property.

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Category:News -- posted at: 4:22pm PDT

Tech news Tuesday is back on track discussing some truely spy like equipment being talked about on the interwebs.  

Wearable Gills that filters sea water?

Google Glasses being used by the police.

Augmented reality using contact lenses?  Technology that is being tested by the military.

Thanks for listening.  Be sure to submit any news you feel is worth talking about with private investigators.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:03am PDT

Questions have been coming in consistantly and I thought it was a good time to share questions that have been asked of me over the past couple of months.  In this podcast I answer a question about dealing with an aggressive nosey neighbor.

I answer questions about internships, what to wear during interviews, and what to put on your resume.

A listener asked whether his car would be appropriate as a surveillance vehicle.  I give him some advice on his vehicle.

A listener asked about quality covert cameras and supplies.  I get a bit into the topic and what I would suggest.

Thanks for listening. Thank you for all your support.  

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 10:25pm PDT

Google glass has been making the news a few times over the past few weeks.  Is there a future for Google Glass?  In this episode I also discuss the future of guest blogging. What is it?  Should you do it or stay away from it?  And I also discuss what I believe to be the ultimate smart watch and a future spy watch (in my opinion).  Enjoy the episode, and be safe out there.  

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:33pm PDT

Imagine beging able to see images in the reflection of eyes within photos.  Something out of a high tech movie or James Bond film.  I discuss how researchers are doing that now.  

I also discuss the AT&T and Verizon's new cell plans that really chap my hide.

Finally I discuss the Pebble smart watch.  Where it is now and where it could/needs to be.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:59pm PDT

Tech News Tuesday has begun.  This is a small show where I can discuss gadgets and technology in general that may relate to private investigators now or in the future.  If you have some tech news that you think should be shared on this show be sure to email piadvicehq@gmail.com.  If the news fits I will add it to the show.

Andrew

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:21pm PDT

It this podcast I go into some of the basic information that you may want to consider adding to your report (if you aren't already doing it).  Our reports can leave a lasting impression on our clients (good and bad).  This topic was a listener request.  Enjoy!

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 2:53pm PDT

Why beer is good for private investigators is just one of the interesting articles I found for this weeks news worth listening and reading about. Hope you enjoy this 32nd episode of the private investigator advice podcast.

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 7:40pm PDT

In this episode of the private investigator advice podcast I share blogs and news articles that are worth hearing and reading about.  If you have a private investigator related story worth sharing contact me at PIADVICEHQ@gmail.com

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 12:46pm PDT

Private Investigators have been discussing what a fair starting salary is for hiring private investigators.  Many answers were provided in the forums and I thought I would chime in with my thoughts on the topic.  

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 12:32am PDT

I wouldn't usually use this statement of being lucky rather then good but the story I share is just that.  In this podcast I answer two listener questions and share a story.  Hope you enjoy it.

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 3:07pm PDT

In this episode of the private investigator advice podcast I discuss two emails I recieved from listeners this week.  One email involved starting a private investigation career and letting go a a successful career and the second email is a pretty scary story about an incident that happened to a private investigator.  It's one of those stories that no thinks will happen.  It will forever change the way you conduct surveillance.  Enjoy.  By the way, this podcast has been going strong for a year.  Thank you for all your support!

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 10:20pm PDT

In this episode I discuss some recent news in the industry, discuss private investigator websites, domain name choices and discuss a little bit of a recent review video I put together for a Sony camera I recently purchased.  Hope you enjoy this episode.  Thanks for listening.

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 2:30pm PDT

In this episode of the Private Investigator Advice Podcast I share a surveillance story where I had to obtain video of an individual working in a bar.  I never would have imagined that I would have obtained the amount of video that I did nor would have found out some extra information.  Plenty of tips at the end of the podcast.  This is part one of conducting surveillance in a bar.  Hope to put out another one soon on this topic.

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 12:10pm PDT

Finally I am able to start recording after a short break from the Podcast.  In this episdoe I cover the following topics

  • Whats been going on?
  • Mobile Hot Spots
  • Email Newsletter
  • Recent Milestones
  • Why my Business isn't growing.

Hope you enjoy the podcast.

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 1:41pm PDT

In this episode I share an uncomfortable conversation and situation with law enforcement.  More importantly I discuss some tips with getting work in the insurance investigation industry.  More specifically I tell you were and how to find it.

Hope you enjoy this episode.


Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 11:06am PDT

In this quick and dirty podcast I use the free time I have on Father's day to rock the mic with my new sound board which makes producing the podcast a bit easier. I answer a fun question about pretexting, why I like and dislike it.  I share an uncomfortable conversation.  And finally I discuss losing people and getting burned.  More specifically I get into my stats on it.

All this and more.

Thanks for listening and be sure to give an iTunes Review if you get a chance.

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 5:30pm PDT

Many questions came in over the past few weeks.  In this episode I discuss books, G4S, what I consider being sucessful and websites.  The cherry on top of this episode is the uncomfortable conversation I share.  Thanks for listening!  Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 11:39pm PDT

Thats right, there is a little bit of everything in Podcast #21. In this episode I discuss a back and forth discussing I had with a reader. I share an uncomfortable conversation when a pretext goes wrong, and I get into the responsiblity an investigator has when locating someone for a client.

All this and more!

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 1:52am PDT

In this 20th episode of the private investigator advice podcast I discuss my actual cost of starting my business, how not to act as a P.I. and I weigh in on other various topics including a couple of uncomfortable conversations.

Enjoy!

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 11:45pm PDT

After a stressful past few weeks I get a break to get back on the mic and chat it up about a few things.  In this episode I discuss The Big Climb, Uncomfortable Conversations, the Burner and Hushed apps, Tax day, and a game I played during surveillance to help me get better earlier in my career.

Thanks for listening

Andrew

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:08pm PDT

In this shorter than usual podcast I scratch the surface on social influence and social proof and how it will help in your marketing efforts.  I also discuss an app I use that helps me keep track of my website positions.  Plenty of other good stuff that is discussed as well.  Thanks for listening and don't forget to give me a rating on iTunes.

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 6:38pm PDT

This is one of two stories that will be written in the private investigator advice blog.  There are always lessons to learn from each surveillance.  I share a few of those lessons in this episode.

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT

In this episode I recorded live and I discuss a variety of topics including preparing for interviews, business practices that I need to work on and surveillance vehicles.  This episode was also videotaped and will be available on Youtube and on the Private Investigator Advice website.

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 2:02pm PDT

In this episode I discuss a conversation I had with a listener in the P.I. Advice chat room.  Per a listeners request I discuss some of the podcasts I am subscribed to.  And finally I discuss the business resources and equipment I use for my new/small business that allows me to keep my over head low.  What podcasts are you listening to?

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 3:40am PDT

In this episode of the P.I. Advice Podcast we talk about some pretexing, answer a video camera question and get into some equipment that future investigators should have when applying for investigative agencies.  Enjoy!

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 1:12am PDT

I recorded this post Super Bowl because I wanted to address a specific topic that I read about recently in a Yahoo forum before I forgot.  As for the Super Bowl, my team didn't win but it was fun to watch.

Aside from the main topic, I get into a question that was asked and a comment that was sent to me on Super Bowl day. I also briefly talk about some iPhone apps that can be useful to private investigators in a variety of ways.

As a reminder if you have anything you want talked about make sure to let me know via Facebook or by the contact page.

Thanks for listening,

Andrew

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 8:03am PDT

In this episode I talk about a variety of topics with the most important topic in this episode being the art of dealing with neighbors.  Thanks for watching and supporting the show.

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Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 9:02am PDT

In this episode I get into a variety of topics.  Some topics deserve more time that I hopefully will get into in the future.  P.I. Companys podcasting, easy marketing and competitive analysis are just a few of the things covered in the extremely awesome podcast.  

If there is anything you want to know more about don't hesitate to ask and I will do my best to answer.

Direct download: Podcast_11_Final.mp3
Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

In this awesome episdoe I discuss how to move up withing a private investigation company.  It's not an easy thing to do sometimes but you can do several things during your career to put yourself in good position for a promotion.  Enjoy it.  I enjoyed making it.

Andrew

Direct download: Podcast_10_final.mp3
Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 10:42pm PDT

Christmas and New Years have passed and I am back recording.  In this episode we discuss the anticipated slow work load, podcasting networks, a new spy cam I got in the mail, a recent fraud case and P.I. Terminology.  Knowning words associated to the industry will help you get your foot in the door.  

Enjoy the episdoe!

Andrew

Direct download: Podcast_9_Final.mp3
Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 12:07pm PDT

In this episode of the P.I. Advice Podcast I discuss surveillance tips for the holiday season.  I also answer some questions from listeners regarding the private a private investigation business.

Direct download: Podcast_8_final.mp3
Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 3:44pm PDT

I am back after a month and in this episode I catch you up on some of the things I have been up to.  I also get a chance to answer some questions I have recieved over the past couple of months.  Thanks for listening.

Direct download: PI_podcast_7_questions_answered_final_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33am PDT

In this episode we discuss ways to build experience to help you gain a private investigator job.  In addition I talk about an iPhone app that is going to help me become more healty.  And finally I discuss a hobby that I have participated in for nearly about 17 years.

Direct download: Podcast_6_final_for_libsyn.mp3
Category:Business and Career -- posted at: 7:44pm PDT