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Can a commoditized business lead to a truly CENTS Fastlane business?

Razzle

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Ok guys, looking to quit my job asap. I bought this course on how to start a home painting business from a guy who actually has a million dollar home painting business. I know guru alert .But he actually shows you how he built his. While it does violate the commandment of entry it is exaclty what I need to take the first step in quitting my job while I focus on a need based Fastlane business. Just looking to use it as a stepping stone to at least get the ball rolling. I'm 50 so I gotta get going. In other words is it better than doing nothing? I think so.
 

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Yeh , reread the book. If you can fulfill all the the CENTS criteria thats a good sign but you can definitely do well without hitting every key
 

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I would start with your experience? Your 50 so you have to have some. What can you leverage that other people can't, boom, you've got Entry checked off.
 

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Ok guys, looking to quit my job asap.
Sounds like you'll be swapping one job for another, one with physical labor. As someone near your age, it isn't a path I'd take. I can't imagine my first steps toward financial independence involving a being on a ladder 8 hours a day doing back-breaking work.

Has your guru given you a foolproof plan on how to be systematized right out of the gate?

So you're not working 6 days a week on a ladder?
 
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Razzle

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Sounds like you'll be swapping one job for another, one with physical labor. As someone near your age, it isn't a path I'd take. I can't imagine my first steps toward financial independence involving a being on a ladder 8 hours a day doing back-breaking work.

Has your guru given you a foolproof plan on how to be systematized right out of the gate?

So you're not working 6 days a week on a ladder?
Thanks MJ, but no I won't be on a ladder. In fact in the course he is adamant about not painting. The first video he says" If your painting, STOP PAINTING!'' He wants us to focus on sales and marketing.He has a systemized process that he used to build his bble to brinusiness. His process is very detailed in sales,marketing,estimating, pricing ,how to hire subs, and what your numbers need to be before you bring on a salesperson or a production person etc..
Once you are able to bring on some help he wants it to be, at most, a part time business.

I read Unscripted and Millionaire Fastlane. After reading those books I never came away with idea to start painting houses at 50! Ha! I'm dumb but I'm not stupid. I'd have bigger problems than just being scripted at 50.
So what do you think?
Thanks Again for the books and the reply.

Razzle


So what do you think?
 
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Razzle

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Thanks MJ, but no I won't be on a ladder. In fact in the course he is adamant about not painting. The first video he says" If your painting, STOP PAINTING!'' He wants us to focus on sales and marketing.He has a systemized process that he used to build his bble to brinusiness. His process is very detailed in sales,marketing,estimating, pricing ,how to hire subs, and what your numbers need to be before you bring on a salesperson or a production person etc..
Once you are able to bring on some help he wants it to be, at most, a part time business.

I read Unscripted and Millionaire Fastlane. After reading those books I never came away with idea to start painting houses at 50! Ha! I'm dumb but I'm not stupid. I'd have bigger problems than just being scripted at 50.
So what do you think?
Thanks Again for the books and the reply.

Razzle


So what do you think?
I would start with your experience? Your 50 so you have to have some. What can you leverage that other people can't, boom, you've got Entry checked off.
Thanks Spreng, I already have some ideas in my field but the painting deal could be a quicker scripted exit while I move forward on that. Thanks again. Everything helps at this point.
 

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Well if you're actually going to be building a painting company and not doing the painting yourself, can start in one area and expand it to many, I think it'd be fastlane and fit the unit expansion model.
 

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The guy who started 1-800-GOT-JUNK started a franchised painting company as well. Be creative and there's no reason you can't scale a service business.

 

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