Whether you are a veteran or a [newby] home inspections isn’t our only resource for income for example: Owens Corning. I Figured I’d make a thread so people can share how they make extra income with their license - advice, wins, side gigs, hustle, and companies you recommend etc. Times are Tough!
I was on a webinar recently ant it talked about how many Inspectors were picking up random part time to full time jobs in this Covid-19 epidemic, it would just be nice to obtain alike jobs that still utilizes our skills – like insurance inspectors just for example.
I know some Inspection companies are successful enough it hasn’t slowed you down - humble yourselves lol…
A licensed home inspector often has skills related to home construction, maintenance, upgrades, etc.
If you have any such skills, you may be able to find people who need some improvements or repairs done.
Do you have neighbors who need gutters cleaned but don’t have the ladders or ability to do so? Walk over with your ladder and make a quick $100 without “leaving” your neighborhood. See what I did there?
It is against INTERNACHI ethics to call up recent clients and offer to fix stuff on their inspection report, but if times are desperate, do what you have to do. I’m not condoning anything here, just brainstorming with you.
You may have more specialized skills that you can put to use.
My background is in Mechanical Engineering, which has an emphasis on energy movement. So my side-hustle is that I have a small insulation company InsulationBoss.com and I can do most of those jobs in 1/2 day. Those have been great jobs during COVID-19 distancing because there is nobody around the house but me and my helpers and we already have our gloves and masks and full suits. Business as usual for us.
Find something you can offer people of value. I’m sure you will be able to find some options and you will be fine.
My background is welding and have been doing that for almost 20 years. Not inspections related but definitely a good way to make some extra cash. I mostly barter though. If they have extra moose, caribou or fish laying around in the freezer, I’m all about grabbing that instead of money.
Been doing well through COVID with inspections and staying busy. Over the winter it got a bit slow and I found myself doing tile work, installing counter tops, installing insulation, water restoration work, trash haul outs for evictions. If you’re willing to work, it’s out there!
Thank God Termites have been good to me
If you work as an inspector for someone else’s business, you can expect to work around 50 – 60 hours a week. As you can see in the schedule above, the days are long. You have to like the work you are doing to make it through a 13 hour day, every day of the week. Take that into consideration as you choose this career.