The advice in this article is coming from a high school dropout with zero skills and zero coursework who not only landed good job after good job but also ended up being self employed. I will spell it out for you step by step. No it’s not easy, no it’s not going to happen overnight and yes you will have to show up places and do stuff so unmotivated dreamers can click the back button now. Otherwise read ahead as I explain how people with no or few skills can get a job and even make good money.
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This article is how to get rich being a contractor. Anyone can earn a living as a contractor, but only some get rich doing it. Here are my 5 unbreakable rules for getting rich as a contractor.
Anything is possible if you have a lot of money or a lot of crazy friends.
So you have big dreams? You want the money and the stress that come with it? Let me break it down on how you can get promoted at your current job. This is for someone working at a large company.
Construction is a tough gig. Both mentally and physically. Most contractors end up finding balance opposite that of the mainstream.
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What potential problems are looming just out of sight?
1) Lead piping. Corrosion of lead and even copper or other metals is not healthy when consumed through drinking or cooking with water from your sink. I always recommend using a filter directly at your faucet for any water use, especially in older homes. The older your home is the higher the concentration of lead in your drinking water.
2) Air quality. Indoor air quality is often worse than outdoor air quality. Despite many homes having modern air conditioning equipment. The simple solution is to buy a bulk supply of air filters from a discount air filter site such as direct air filter. Replacing the air filter regularly will prolong the life of your A/C system and reduce the unseen debris being pushed into your air.
3) Gaps, cracks and doggy doors. It’s never a pleasant surprise to find small insects or critters in your home. But these critters didn’t appear there by accident. The enter through the homes exterior which is actually very porous for small insects. The best way to keep them out of you house is to stop them at the drywall interior. Seal all gaps and cracks including those around exterior doors and even the door leading from your attic. Larger critter are usually drawn in by pet food through doggy doors.
4) Mold is a serious problem in many homes. It can comes from a variety of issues with the house relating to water damage in the walls or ceiling. If you even see a little bit of mold growing on your interior drywall you have a problem. Mold is similar to icebergs in the sense that if you can see a little bit then you know there is a massive amount just out of sight. Mold can make you sick and will spread until the situation is fixed.
Now within the context of this article I will make a lot of generalizations which aren’t necessarily true for all people. From this article new contractors should learn how to analyze people and experienced contractors can reminisce on their past dealing that went wrong. But it has been my experience that bad customers are often easy to spot if you know how. Most of this will be common sense when you read the article but in our own rush of greed or desperation to sign a contract we often overlook warning signs only to have regrets later on.
Notice these books are books for business success. Let me explain something. You won’t get every job, but it shouldn’t be because you are not the first choice of every customer. You should always be the first choice but its sometimes the second or third choice who gets the job because they are discounting prices.