The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

Contractors vs Average Joes: Which would you hire?

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.

Contractors vs Average Joes

  • Contractor (Car Detailers)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Average Joe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Both

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0

DeeBui

PARKED
Jun 20, 2017
1
0
3
31
Australia
Hi everyone,

So I am in the process of building my on-demand platform that connects consumers with car wash professionals i.e. bringing the car wash directly to the consumer. Just so you know, I plan to offer car wash services only, as opposed to the car detailing side (which requires a greater deal of skill to perform). I'd prefer to keep it simple, aimed towards your regular 9-5 employee who values their time and would simply want 'just a wash', inside-outside wash etc. So the skillset required doesnt need a 'professional car detailing background', but rather simply anyone who can wash a car.

Should I be selecting professional detailers (contractors) or just your average joe who can wash the car or both? I just about to create my landing page to measure expressions of interest and deciding who I should be aiming my campaign towards, in terms of recruiting cleaners - the PRO's or the Average Joes

Contractors:
Pros: equipped, insured, skilled and have product knowledge,
cons: harder to recruit and upscale in comparison to finding average joes who'd like to join as a cleaner, difficult to brand (if they have their own detailing business with their own uniform and branded van etc) it may be hard to get them to wear our uniform, also may be difficult to promote my business over theirs (even though we'd offer a better pay rate than their existing detailing business along with other benefits).

Average joe:
Pros: easier to scale with increasing demand since 'car detailing background' is not fully relevant but preferential, easier to brand them with our uniform, they'd be more reliant on our platform and would be within their best interest to represent us favourably.
Cons: not equipped, uninsured, not as skillful as a professional detailer.
With these given cons though, start up costs to get them started is very low and same applies to insurance (very cheap) + the job is not exactly difficult, so training is fairly easy to provide.

Happy to hear all sides, negative criticism more than welcome!

Thank you!
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Thanks for clearing that up. What do you recommend for those who are still in the process of...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
I thought I would post up the first video from the newest 2021 program content... Just a...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Kill Bigger Incubator
I have not offered one of these in a while, but it looks like I have time to take on an...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
Hi Lex, I looked at several options including Kajabi and settled on the Divi theme on Wordpress...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Grow Your Business With a Book (An Unorthodox Marketing Strategy That Built One of the Largest...
Are you looking for a new, lesser-known but potentially very lucrative source of leads to your...
  • Sticky
FEATURED! Introducing... WEALTH EXPO$ED, A Short Story By MJ DeMarco
The story is BASED UPON a true story. The details aren't entirely accurate or from a distinct...



Forum Sponsor

Grow an online business:
- Start immediately!
- Master business skills!
- 100+ Fastlane students enrolled!
Review & Details >

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom