Costs to Join the Network

The initial licensing fee to join the DWD Network ranges between $9,000 and $15,000 for a 3-year licensing agreement; the cost depends upon the size of the county, which are as follows:

Small county – population less than 250,000
Medium county—population between 250,000 and 2 million
Large county—population over 2 million

Providers can expect their initial investment for starting their DWD business to range from approximately $7,500 to $25,000 if you want to finance a portion of your licensing fee and go slowly on furnishing your office, plus you probably already have a computer, etc. We work with you to help keep your startup costs as low as possible and the table below is just an approximation of what it takes to start your business. In addition, you will start seeing clients within the first couple of months of opening your DWD business and that revenue can offset some of your costs.

 

Low

Med

High

Initial Licensing Fee* $9,000 $15,000 $25,000
Cell Phone $250 $500 $750
Computer $500 $1,000 $2,000
Supplies $1,000 $1,500 $2,000
Office Rent (1st mos. and deposit) $500 $1,000 $1,500
Office Furniture $2,000 $3,000 $4,000
Business License Use $100 $300 $500
Software $500 $1,000 $2,000
Miscellaneous $500 $1,000 $2,000

Totals:

$14,750

$24,600

$40,000

*Initial Licensing Fee may be financed at 18% interest with a 30-35% deposit.

You can expect to earn average annual revenues ranging between $20,000 and $200,000 depending on the amount of time and resources you are willing to commit to grow your DWD business.  Most providers who join, definitely recoup their initial investment during the first year, and then revenues start increasing.   Annual earnings of $150,000 and above have been the average for at least 8% of DWD providers.

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