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Get Paid to Work for the Wealthy

As a butler, you will have a distinguished and honorable career serving wealthy individuals and families.

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Like famous butlers of film and literature, you will have a sophisticated career that offers many rewards. Professional butlers typically earn $50,000 to $100,000 or more per year, plus health insurance, room and board, and use of a luxury car. 

A career as a butler offers you variety, challenge, and the opportunity to use many skills. Butlers (sometimes known as a household managers) are respected as the head of the household staff. As a butler at a family estate, you will be responsible for ensuring everything runs smoothly. 

You may live in (at your employer's home), or live out. While most butlers work in private homes, some are employed by luxury hotels and corporations. Others work independently as consultants to wealthy families or corporations (e.g. advising on staff performance at restaurants, hotels and cruise ships).

If becoming a butler sounds like the career of your dreams, Butlers & Household Managers, 21st Century Professionals is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in this rewarding career. 

The author of this guide has helped many successful butlers develop their skills and get hired. Author Steven M. Ferry worked in personal service in England and was trained as a traditional British butler before working as a butler in the United States. An expert in household management who is recognized worldwide, Professor Ferry is Chairman of the International Institute of Modern Butlers.

In this e-book he shares insider tips and expert advice on how you can break into a new and rewarding career as a butler or household manager. With the information in this guide, and the opportunity to practice, you will be prepared to carry out the duties of a professional butler. This guide also offers invaluable information for anyone who wants to employ a butler.

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The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to become a butler, including: 

How to Be a Butler or Household Manager

This part of the guide gives specific instructions for carrying out each part of the job. Specific responsibilities will vary depending on whether your employer has other staff such as personal assistants to handle some of these matters.

  • Managing Household Staff
    • How to find good staff (including how to write a job description)
    • Supervising the housekeeper and cleaning (includes advice on cleaning various materials including furniture, floors, ceramics, gold, and books) 
    • Running an efficient kitchen
    • Supervising contractors, suppliers, and services (such as home renovations, landscaping,  and catering)
    • Hiring temporary staff
    • Disciplining and dismissing staff
  • Taking Care of the Household
    • Ensuring safety and security in the house
    • What to keep records of
    • Making an inventory
    • Purchasing supplies and arranging for delivery
    • Keeping household accounts
  • Reception and Looking After Guests
    • Answering the door
    • Answering the telephone
    • Preparing for overnight guests
    • Maintaining a visitor's book
  • Orchestrating Fine Eating Experiences
    • Types of meal service
    • Meals to remember (breakfast, luncheon, English afternoon tea, dinner)
    • Organizing a formal dinner or banquet (including planning the event, seating arrangements, table settings, and supervising wait staff)
    • How to serve as a toastmaster
    • Organizing other social events (dinner at a restaurant, champagne receptions, large outdoor parties, etc.)

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  • Providing Valet Services
    • Duties to be performed in the morning
    • Preparing clothing for the following day
    • Packing a suitcase
    • Purchasing clothing
    • Closet organizing
    • Care of clothes after they have been worn
  • Other Skills Butlers Need to Know
    • Taking care of silver (cleaning, storage, and purchase)
    • Offering and lighting cigars
    • Maintaining the bar and wine cellar
    • Flower arrangement
    • Driving and caring for luxury cars
    • Organizing a household move
Career Advice for the Beginning Butler
  • Tools of the trade you will need to do the job
  • The hiring process (includes a sample resume)
  • Dos and don'ts for job interviews
  • Where to start once you arrive on duty
PLUS you will discover
  • A good butler's basic attributes
  • How to handle difficult situations butlers may encounter
  • Advice on personal etiquette and professionalism
  • How to serve as a bodyguard
  • The role of a personal assistant
  • A guide for employers on how to manage and compensate a butler
  • And more!
Sample Forms and Checklist

This guide offers many sample forms and checklists you can use as a butler. These samples could take years to develop without this guide. They include:

  • Essentials
    • Checklist of actions for assuming a new position
    • Sample list of information to keep in a Butler's Book or Household Manager's Book
    • Checklist of tools of the trade (items that butlers need to do their job)
  • Household and Travel
    • Checklists on seasonal arrival and departure from a house
    • Sample form for names and phone numbers of suppliers and services
    • Sample form for ordering and taking delivery of merchandise
    • Sample format for bills paid ledger
    • Sample phone memo
    • Guest room checklist
    • Checklist for moving house
    • Checklist for hiring limousine service
    • Equipment checklist for caring for a wardrobe
    • Sample form for clothing sizes
    • Checklist for packing a suitcase
    • Checklist for booking travel and traveling with the employer
  • Meals and Events
    • Checklist for the morning tea or coffee tray
    • Breakfast buffet checklist
    • Checklist of items needed for a full English afternoon tea
    • Checklist for preparing for a less formal lunch or dinner
    • Sample form for menu details (including key ingredients and points of interest)
    • Checklists for organizing a formal dinner party (including staff and material needed)
    • Sample list of items needed to stock a bar for 100 guests
    • Checklists for planning a large function including:
      • Booking a hotel
      • Hiring a caterer
      • Hiring casual agency staff
      • Uniforms and linens
      • Valet service
      • Printing
      • Hiring a marquee
      • Hiring a security firm
      • Engaging entertainment
      • Other services
    • Checklist for a champagne reception
    • Checklist for a theater-supper party
    • Checklist for a B-B-Q and list of items needed
    • Checklist for an outdoor event such as a picnic
    • Checklist for booking a restaurant for dinner
    • Checklist for preparing for Christmas
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. People pay thousands of dollars for butler training programs. Butlers & Household Managers, 21st Century Professionals contains some of the best career advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.

You have this valuable insider information delivered directly to your computer within minutes. Having the guide on your computer allows you to print as many copies of the forms and checklists as you want whenever you want.

This book has sold for up to $70 U.S. plus shipping and is used as the text for the author's $2,000 butler training certification program. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Thursday, July 24, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $19.97. You can earn back the price of the guide your first day on the job. But of course this guide can help you get hired as a butler or household manager much more quickly.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become a butler or household manager.

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"I have read and enjoyed this book and can heartily recommend it, both as an introduction to household management and as a super reference guide to refer back to again and again. Employers and employees alike need this book!" 
 - Clive McGonigal
The Butler Bureau, UK

"This book has a great deal of information for those seeking to employ a household manager. By drawing on his own training as a traditional British butler, Ferry discusses everything from proper butler etiquette to special tools of his trade." 
 - Tampa Bay Magazine, Florida, USA

"Thank you so much for writing such an informative and easy-to-understand book. As Ms. Pamela Spruce at the Australian Butler Training School kept on informing us, the appendices and lists of things to do are extremely detailed. They will be of great use in a property manager position. Thank you for putting together such a great book." 
 - Phillip Manfredi
Australia

"This book is written by a real butler for those involved in or interested in private service today. Steven Ferry conveys intimate knowledge of the skills and mindset needed to give great service. 
   The result of his efforts confirms his objective to impart to the employee the 'basics of butling and running a household successfully'; and to the employer, advice on 'everything you need to know about what your butler or household manager could and should be doing and how to manage him or her.' 
   Mixing the history of butlers with detailed instructions on everything from serving, to packing, to afternoon tea and much more in compact prose, is interesting and not stuffy. His advice for specific situations like dealing with unexpected overnight guests in the boss' bedroom was amusing and not far fetched." 
 - Mr. Werner Leutert Vice Chairman and Membership Secretary, International Guild of Professional Butlers

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