December 25, 2016

Micro Fix and Flip?

OPTION # 1

That’s right! How about the XBox 360 for example? You can buy a “course” online for under $100 which will teach you how to repair the popular game box. You can buy them “Dead” for peanuts – just run ads that say you have cash and you’ll come get it! You determine what a good one is worth by checking out “Completed Items” on eBay – flip it, and get the flipping habit. It beats working for someone, every time! What’s the future? You can easily make game box flipping and repair your career! Look at all the different game boxes on the market – is gaming going away? “Probably not”, ya think? THIS is a great business idea! It’s a fantastic job, where you are the boss.

What other job can you do where you’re the Boss?

OPTION # 2

What would you give for a late model piece of expensive home exercise equipment? Would you pay $600 for a $5,000 exer-cycle or treadmill? If it has a minor problem, you might pay less. In good shape on eBay it may bring $1400 to $1600. How’s that for a flip? You can also become an expert at repairing home exercise equipment – the demand is real, and huge. This business idea can make a solid career for the next 20 years if you want it!

Let’s go back to electronics – tiny electronics.

OPTION # 3

You can buy broken iPhones, iPods, and iPads all day long because they break! Unlike a “lemon car” that breaks all the time, people still LOVE their Apple devices – and that’s why there is a flip market with these. Broken, a 3G might be worth $60. Fixed? $200. What does it cost to fix it? Well, there’s about 7 things that go wrong, but most of the time it’s broken glass. Your cost for the digitizer, glass and the gasket is under $15. If you belong to a “parts buyer’s club” your cost is about $6. Just learn the repair, and start buying broken Apple devices, repair them and flip them! Now, please realize, learning to repair these does not involve learning about electronics – no meters are involved, really! In fact, you can learn all the iPhone and iPod repair secrets you’ll need for under $100. The future expansion of this business idea is stunning! Make your job today.

Last?

OPTION # 4

Going back to “Big” we have spas. You know, bubbling hot water and thrusting jets set in a fiberglass tub? New, they are easily $3,000 to $7,000. Five to seven years later, in the backyard of a home in foreclosure? Try $0 to $400! What are they worth on eBay? Check it out, but cleaned up, and flipped? They can typically bring $1,500 and more. This is a great, simple, and very profitable business idea. What could be a better job than this?

Are we flipping crazy? Maybe we all should

Concrete cleaning can be a lucrative business to start. Here are some tips which will help you do it right.

First and foremost there is one thing you need to understand when you are cleaning concrete and that is that concrete cannot always be restored to its virgin state after it has been stained. You can always get stains lighter or bleached but completely removing it is very difficult. So when talking to a customer explain this to them otherwise they will be asking for a job that just can’t be done unless the entire concrete slab is ripped up and re-poured. Now with that in mind let’s talk about equipment that is needed for this type of work. Remember safety is always important when working with a pressure washer. Some times there are chemicals involved in cleaning some stains. Thus, you should always use some type of eye protection. Also, when you are using chemicals you need to wear jeans to protect your legs.

Chemicals made for concrete are very strong and should not be toyed with. Would a person rather work with dry feet or wet? It is recommended that you get rubber waders or some type of rubber boot. They will keep your feet from getting wet and keep them from getting burned by the 250 degree water. Orange cones are also important to have for this job. These help make people visually aware that you are there if you are in a high traffic area or where there are a lot of contract workers at say a newly constructed house that needs the concrete cleaned. This makes everyone around you safe and you are helping prevent accidents. Of course you are going to need a Hydro-Twister for this job. You can technically do the job with a wand but it will take a lot more time and water, not to mention you can cause streaking if you are not using even strokes across the slab of concrete. Most of the new car wash trucks come with them now but if you don’t have one and or you need a second unit and go to buy one be sure to get the larger of the two. There my be only a 5 inch difference in surface coverage but it is well worth it when you are trying to save time without cutting corners.

Remember this business is all about time relevant to money. You want to be making at least a $1 a minute when doing concrete work at a minimum and aim for $100 to $200 per hour. If you are not achieving this income level then you work too slowly or you did not bid correctly on the accounts you are taking. You need to have a work order form. This form should have an area for time it took to do the job, how many people were on the job, gas to get to the site and mileage to get to the site. If …