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MoreValue

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Making a lot of progress with my products, but pretty much ran dry. All progress has stopped because I ran out of money. I quit my job to make this much progress in short amount of time. The most feasible option is financing, but I hate pretty much overpaying for the business equipment with high interest. Financing is pretty much a punishment for being poor. Interest for these range from 10-30%. I don't need that much money that it warrants VC though.

So I have decided that I have to go back to slowlane. I don't necessarily want to go back to my current job path because:

1) No Knowledge applicable to my business.
2) Can at times suck my energy to the point that I don't want to do my business anymore.
3) Pay is average ($60k), but can get more if I can go travel option ($80k)

My business venture requires me to stay put so travel job is out of line.

Is there a low barrier slowlane job that I can industries into just to fund my business. I guess as a bonus, it could have knowledge applicable to my venture. Don't want to degrade myself to McDonald's wage though. Note...I don't care about the job at all and only the money to fund the business. Just here now waiting to here back and business is making no progress now....

I just need like $8k.
 
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dkostadinov01

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I'm thinking about serving in a coffee shop at a popular place.

Lots of people tip and even though the pay is low.
 
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reedracer

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A sales job, they're a pain in the butt. Although I must admit you learn a lot, how to approach understand people etc.
I agree. Look at cell phone dealers that aren't company stores or car dealers. most will train you and let you stay or fail to your content.
 

Matt Hunt

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Yep, I think just about every answer is gonna be sales job! But I'd do a 1099 deal, and not be an employee if you can find something decent. That way you still maintain some level of freedom so you can work on your business. I used to do roofing sales (storm damage restoration), and that can be pretty lucrative. $2-$5k or more from one sale, depending on the size of the roof and their commission split.
 

MoreValue

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Lol ok, will start applying to sales. Do you normally choose sales a topic you are an expert on?
 

Process

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Lol ok, will start applying to sales. Do you normally choose sales a topic you are an expert on?

If you seem like a know it all = no
Being interested and common sense = yes

A desire to improve and a willingness to pay the numbers game is a solid place to start.
 

MHP368

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Elbert Dockery

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Ill also say stick with the sales lane. Doing almost any kind of high ticket sales or something you can sell at huge volume. Especially since your looking to still be a business owner. You could always go into being some kind of broker as well lol....those positions are usually well paid. Afterall....thats what most doctors are...Anyway, the obivous choices would be insurance broker(any kind) or real estate broker. Both require you to have a ton of hustle to be successful.....The nice thing about those are that you transition and start your own brokerage with either of them. The next thing that comes to mind is to learn digital marketing(very important nowadays) or to learn to code then get a job in either of those fields. The freedom still exists in both of those fields as well. If you choose to take it independently. Lastly, you could always go and find some kind of job in the oil/gas industry. Almost everyone in that industry makes a decent wage.
 

Adelaide

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I just want to say thanks for posting this. I'm currently applying for Slowlane jobs (and like you, it's concurrent to my Fastlane business).

I'm in Australia, so I don't know anything about your job market. I have a history in sales, which pays well here. It's been FANTASTIC for learning business fundamentals; and bonus, it doesn't mentally drain you, so you can still work on your business before/after work.
 

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Arun Siva

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think high upscale establishments. Country clubs, hotels etc where you meet movers and shakers not just the other 90%ers that are average
 

babyballer

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Enterprise sales job especially in software. Base salary is somewhere between 100 to 250k per annum. Commission can be millions of dollars if you're good. However, most good sales reps are stuck somewhere between 300-500k.
 

Dark Water

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Property & casualty insurance sales can be pretty low barrier. Stay away from health & life insurance imo.

But everyone needs car or home insurance. And the people that already have it are often interested in lowering their annual premium or getting a better policy.

You can look into being a captive agent (aka working for one company like Geico or Liberty Mutual) or be an independent agent where you can offer multiple carriers. I recommend the independent route. Most agencies will pay for your licensing.

Should be looking around $15-20/hr to start with anywhere from $250-$2000 monthly bonuses if you are good. Pretty big space since insurtech is becoming more popular and software like EzLynx and Salesforce are easily used in conjunction with dialers.
 

IceCreamAction

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Property & casualty insurance sales can be pretty low barrier. Stay away from health & life insurance imo.

But everyone needs car or home insurance. And the people that already have it are often interested in lowering their annual premium or getting a better policy.

You can look into being a captive agent (aka working for one company like Geico or Liberty Mutual) or be an independent agent where you can offer multiple carriers. I recommend the independent route. Most agencies will pay for your licensing.

Should be looking around $15-20/hr to start with anywhere from $250-$2000 monthly bonuses if you are good. Pretty big space since insurtech is becoming more popular and software like EzLynx and Salesforce are easily used in conjunction with dialers.
Ditto on independent route but if it seems more tedious just be an agent for a composite company (life and general insurance). Tons of sales training plus relative independence with time. I'm biased though as I'm currently an underwriter in the slow lane-_-"
 

SPENCER C

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Hands down try and be a server/ bartender. You can easily come away with 80-120 in cash every night of like a four hour shift, most restaurants are very flexible with your schedule. You also learn alot about people, what their problems are, how to make them happy. Right now though I'm currently mowing lawns this summer for 17 an hour with my own small operation to pay for my ads and products.
 

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Right now, if you're a skilled worker, you'll be in demand and command a pretty high wage... it looks like for the rest of your life.

Google "shortage of skilled workers" and look at all the articles detailing the crisis where machinists, welders, and other skilled trade workers are in short supply.

For instance, it looks like the electricians' industry is expected to have a labor shortage about 60,000 workers by 2026.


Might be worth developing a skill like that as a fail-safe that you can always fall back on.
 

LittleMissFancy

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Some ideas off the top of my head:

1) Banquet/Events bartender- Not only did I make great money for events that were around 4-6 hour ($150-$200 in tips) shifts but the schedule was great because the company was happy to work around my school schedule. Not only that, I got to meet with and become friendly with many of the community's big business players and was also offered jobs on several occasions,non of which I ever pursued but still cool to make those network connections.

2) Independent Contractor Salesperson-Are there businesses you could contact and pitch to them a deal where you are completely commission based, no base salary, healthcare, etc. and any sale you bring them, you get x percent of. I was chatting with a friend that works at a metal company, he said they were always looking for scrap yards and places that they can buy scrap metal from and I halfway thought "heck, I will do this on a part time basis". Any sale you make for the company, you get a portion of and the company doesn't have to pay a base salary and all the other perks (healthcare, time off, etc.), win/win for everyone involved.
 

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