That may be true for you, who is located in a fringe suburb of the largest metro area (ref: population) in the state (Twin Cities- Minnespolis/St.Paul), but for those an hour outside of these areas, it is a constant battle for work. It’s one thing to compete with inspectors in high population areas, but an entirely different thing when one is forced to compete with the same inspectors from the cities that advertise to cover your local 25K population rural town. Try dealing with literally 27 (known) inspectors in your 25K town and surrounding area! Because of this, I consistantly work outside of my primary service area, frequently 1 to 2 hours away, one way. (Yesterday… 45 minutes West… the day before… 50 minutes East).
This is one reason why I don’t share my *modus operandi *on the MB anymore. Too many unique things that I do have been copied and are no longer unique. Most all are now considered “Top Secret” and only available to paying clients.
My advice to anyone looking to inspect in rural America… Don’t… unless you are 100 miles away from a large metro area. You would be better served moving to said metro area if you wish to succeed with less headaches.