Originally Posted By: rpaul
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General Contractor. Let me explain Good! One that is honest and also know building in detailed. Basically you have to find someone who can teach you something. Every time you are around someone who thinks they know something they are doing ask questions. WHY? What? How? Get some School knowledge and also basic foundational knowledge.
Along the way, meet someone who knows about marketing! Ask a lot of questions about Marketing. This is just as important as knowing about building and doing inspections. Guess what? Not all you learn in the classes will work in the field.
Third thing you will need to learn is how to document everything but don’t exaggerate. Then you have to learn how to be a person who can do a good presentation and be thorough. So when the client walks away that person is well informed. Then you will avoid most cases of a chance of a law suit and having happy customers.
Now all that sounds like 25 years worth of learning! Guess what this is a whole life time of learning. And as someone mentioned in past post, this has to be a team effort between you and your wife. Your wife is just as much of a part of this as you are. You can build it together.
Get involve and learn what your state requires of you and definitely work in the lines of the law. Then 1/4th of the challenges are over but this is along road. You did the test and know your base so build on that. One thing you can do is also go to www.Certainteed.com
they have some free classes too.
if you have a Desire then set some goals and work toward them. Don’t quit your driving job until you are making more money doing this. There are other ways to learn too. I did it and built my business up working for someone else until I was comfortable. It can be done. Your only limitation is your imagination!