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Old 09-12-2019, 11:34 PM   #41
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dont worry about anything I said, I had not had my second cup of coffee yet this morning...

you will figure it out and find your own way.... asking questions of people is the first sign that you got some brains and are not stubborn or too egotistical to ask for advice ..... that makes you a cut above many I have had to observe who basically ran their businesses into the ground

lots of people in all walks of life would rather struggle and literally work their asses off before just observing what others that are successful do and ask questions....... Afraid of looking the fool by asking, they would rather hack their way through a dense jungle than ask someone for directions to the best path through .........

we used to do all forms of plumbing , but over the years we realized it was basically going to kill us or just grind us down into the dirt.. Now we only do in-home types of work basically because its much easier than keeping a crew of people busy and finding work for everyone to do....

What I do right now is not very challenging, but its damn easy and something that I have found out through my life in plumbing is the green is much more easily spendable when it is not as hard to come by...........if you get what I mean..... .





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Old 09-13-2019, 04:33 AM   #42
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The best niche market I have seen for plumbing IMHO is drain cleaning, jetting and camera work plus the locating utilities . I have 3 camera systems but when we run into doing larger pipe like 12" or bigger I have a guy that has the bigger jetters and the cameras mounted on the remote control stuff that I use. I pay him very well because his equipment is very costly but he has never failed to get things located for me or cleaned when I needed him. I have also used him to locate customers electrical or data lines in large parking lots before we dig, he does pretty well for him self with two vans on the road.
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dont worry about anything I said, I had not had my second cup of coffee yet this morning...

you will figure it out and find your own way.... asking questions of people is the first sign that you got some brains and are not stubborn or too egotistical to ask for advice ..... that makes you a cut above many I have had to observe who basically ran their businesses into the ground

lots of people in all walks of life would rather struggle and literally work their asses off before just observing what others that are successful do and ask questions....... Afraid of looking the fool by asking, they would rather hack their way through a dense jungle than ask someone for directions to the best path through .........

we used to do all forms of plumbing , but over the years we realized it was basically going to kill us or just grind us down into the dirt.. Now we only do in-home types of work basically because its much easier than keeping a crew of people busy and finding work for everyone to do....

What I do right now is not very challenging, but its damn easy and something that I have found out through my life in plumbing is the green is much more easily spendable when it is not as hard to come by...........if you get what I mean..... .





It's not that I necessarily want to do all the hard work and hard challenges. I do however love to challenge myself and to learn new things. I guess currently I am looking to learn about new things because I have not for a long time been given any new challenges at work even though I have several times asked the boss if he could make sure I got to go with on some of those jobs I normally don't see so I can learn more. He never does give me a chance to go learn on the few jobs we get like that

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Service work is a niche here because other companies don't want to do it. They don't care while I excel at it.

I got hired tonight and got paid evening rate because of my shoes.
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Service work is a niche here because other companies don't want to do it. They don't care while I excel at it.

I got hired tonight and got paid evening rate because of my shoes.

theres a niche for you..night time plumbing, so you dont have to take the day off from work to get plumbing done..and you can charge a higher rate for that..I bet if you advertised that you would get a good amount of calls on it..
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theres a niche for you..night time plumbing, so you dont have to take the day off from work to get plumbing done..and you can charge a higher rate for that..I bet if you advertised that you would get a good amount of calls on it..
I do get some evening calls because people see my listing as open while others are closed. It doesn't happen a lot though. But yeah I should try to find a way to advertise it in bold letters. I can start off with a post or on my wepage headline.
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I do get some evening calls because people see my listing as open while others are closed. It doesn't happen a lot though. But yeah I should try to find a way to advertise it in bold letters. I can start off with a post or on my wepage headline.

in the past I did alot of late late night early morning work at restaurants that needed big work done but couldnt close down during business hours, so midnight start and 10am finish while the place was closed for business, the added money for those hours was the best and once word got around I would work those hours other restaurant owners that talked to the guy I was doing the work for called for after hours work...
that was many years ago, now I dont want to work crazy hours as it screws up your regular week with sleep..
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in the past I did alot of late late night early morning work at restaurants that needed big work done but couldnt close down during business hours, so midnight start and 10am finish while the place was closed for business, the added money for those hours was the best and once word got around I would work those hours other restaurant owners that talked to the guy I was doing the work for called for after hours work...
that was many years ago, now I dont want to work crazy hours as it screws up your regular week with sleep..
On commercial it makes a lot of sense, I did some back then. I wonder if I'd get more calls if I advertise it more for service calls. My opening hours are already 7:30 in the morning to 9PM but I never start before 9 or 9:30 depending which part of the city. Most people wait till the next day instead of having me in the evening when they call.
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