About the course

Professional Genealogy: Diversifying for Income Growth


Discover how to expand your genealogy business and increase your earnings. Suitable for both newcomers and experienced genealogists, this program is all about exploring new income avenues beyond conventional research. This is a two-session workshop (each session is three hours with a mid-session break).  All sessions are recorded.

WHEN: 10 and 17 July, 2024 @ 5pm Eastern US

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This workshop will be recorded and available for viewing for 14 days.

NOTE: Prices are in US dollars.

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If you are looking to expand your genealogy business and increase your earnings, then this is the course for you. Suitable for both emerging and experienced genealogists, this program is all about exploring new income avenues beyond conventional research.

In two interactive sessions, you’ll learn different strategies to enhance your earning potential. From carving out a unique niche to incorporating additional services such as writing, speaking, and teaching into your repertoire, we can help you find all the tools you need to grow a successful genealogy business.

Course Features:

Understanding Your Market: Get to know the different types of genealogy clients, from people to companies, and how to change your services to suit their various needs.

Niche Mastery: Discover the importance of focusing on what you do best and how this can make you stand out in what is a crowded market. Learn how to take advantage of your unique talents and knowledge to advance your genealogy business.

Service Diversification: Look into different ways to add to your services, like writing, speaking, teaching, and mentoring, and how to blend these new services into your current business setup.

Actionable Planning: Develop a personalised plan to implement your diversification strategies, complete with practical steps and timelines to ensure your success.

Hands-on Learning: Participate in practical exercises designed to help you apply new concepts directly to your business. All sessions are recorded and available for 14 days. A comprehensive workbook/syllabus is also included.

This course is ideal for professional genealogists looking to expand their service offerings, increase their marketability, and significantly boost their income. It’s also perfect for hobbyists considering a transition to professional genealogy and seeking a clear, actionable path forward.

Take the first step towards a more profitable genealogy career and join Melissa today!

About the educator

Melissa Barker

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives & Museum. She is affectionately known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. Melissa lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for various genealogy groups and societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She has been a professional genealogist for the past 20 years with expertise in Tennessee records. She has been researching her own family history for the past 34 years.