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LoneWolf21

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Hello all. I have been hesitating to post. Mostly due to being busy. I wanted to make a progress thread for myself for accountability sake. Being very introvert it's not my style to talk about myself.

What progress have I made?
Not a whole lot to be honest. Tinkered with the dropshipping. Realized I'm more of a "quality product" kind of guy.
Got roped into that t-shirt hustle for a minute. Knew it was a fad and I'm no designer.
Did two years of running my own framing crew. (Building Houses) it's scalable in the sense I can hire and reduce labor force as needed. But I need deeper pockets to take on private work. (Pays way better than residential framing)
But on the brighter side of things.I have been building a social media presence for two years. Inspired by @Vigilante.
I've actually had many people contact me to find contractors and general help with projects. I might have the ability to connect customer to business for profit. I do bring a lot of value in the sense that I know my trade very well after 16 year's in the business. Still ironing out details. It's in the idea phase but I will update if I gets traction.
Anyway that's it for now. Thanks for having me guys. Off to the hospita as I'm a new dad for the second time. Over and out!
Sheldon.
 

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Whoa! Just casually drops at the end of the post that he's become a dad for the second time!

CONGRATS!

Hope everyone is fit and healthy.
 

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Hello all. I have been hesitating to post. Mostly due to being busy. I wanted to make a progress thread for myself for accountability sake. Being very introvert it's not my style to talk about myself.

What progress have I made?
Not a whole lot to be honest. Tinkered with the dropshipping. Realized I'm more of a "quality product" kind of guy.
Got roped into that t-shirt hustle for a minute. Knew it was a fad and I'm no designer.
Did two years of running my own framing crew. (Building Houses) it's scalable in the sense I can hire and reduce labor force as needed. But I need deeper pockets to take on private work. (Pays way better than residential framing)
But on the brighter side of things.I have been building a social media presence for two years. Inspired by @Vigilante.
I've actually had many people contact me to find contractors and general help with projects. I might have the ability to connect customer to business for profit. I do bring a lot of value in the sense that I know my trade very well after 16 year's in the business. Still ironing out details. It's in the idea phase but I will update if I gets traction.
Anyway that's it for now. Thanks for having me guys. Off to the hospita as I'm a new dad for the second time. Over and out!
Sheldon.
Best wishes for a safe delivery of the new kid. That is what life is all about, those moments.
 

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Congrats! Happy fatherhood!
 

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Congrats on becoming a dad (for the 2nd time), Sheldon!
 
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LoneWolf21

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Hello all. Wasn't sure where to ask this question so I'm asking it here.
Does anyone know where condo corps find there contractors?
I own a home in one. And have been watching them insulate attics and doing siding and shingling this spring.
Soo many safety infractions on a daily basis. Messes left for days it drives me batty to watch.
Than it struck me. I have so much value to add here. Minimal material costs type work. Easy hustle with the rite approach. Work for months. Potential for profit to bank roll bigger ideas/pay people who can code to do some important dirty work for me ;)
 
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How’s everyone? I’m still a carpenter. on someone else’s payroll for now. Wanted to share a small revelation I had. When I was 10 my step father found a skateboard and brought it home to me. From that moment until the age of 25 I was a “skater” Had a major surgery after a big slam. Retired and handed all my gear to this chunky poor kid who struck a chord with me that summer. Fast forward to age 33. My 5 yr old watches an old video of dad. Proceeds to hound me for two weeks about skateboarding with me. I cracked and bought us both new set ups. Couple days ago I see one of M.J.’s instagram posts, As usual I spend the next 20 mins pondering ideas when it hit me. That’s my market! And I potentially have the next generation skater as a son. I think I’m going to focus locally where my contacts and potential value are the strongest. And dabble in Amazon. I’ve already researched suppliers and have quotes. I have a few graphics in mind, Brand name. Today is a rain day so I will be crunching numbers and figuring out which suppliers do custom graphics. The most cost effective ones just sell blanks...

Until further notice.
 

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Quick update/question
My niche: skateboarding, to get quality boards I need at least 2k for any manufacturers in North America to take me seriously. I found a supplier who is most likely shipping from China. $220 worth of products is there moq. Shipping is roughly the same cost. No graphics no promise of quality. I will be ordering a single board at full price to test quality. I guess my question is is it worth branding yourself with a potentially less than par product? Should I hold out until I can fork out 2k for a large order? One supplier is literally a 5 hour drive from me. I could pick up my own products and know the quality because I have ridden the boards myself back in my hay days.
 
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It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here. It’s been a tough one. Wife/ex and life widdled me down to nothing. Got extremely depressed for a few months. Missed to much work. Had my truck repossessed 4 days ago. She decided I was completely useless 12 hours after. Now at the age of 34 I’m living with my mother with my two kids, no vehicle and $1100 in my pocket. All I’ve wanted was to earn a good life. Learn to hustle and yes provide value to others and my family. Spent 8 years catering and distracted to her mental illness. And raising two young gentlemen 6 & 2.
I seen the forums email this morning and remembered my dreams again. It was a touch of relief in this hard time.
Truck payment is gone, If I find the strength to stay away from her. Her mortgage/condo fees are no longer my concern. Everything Minus food and diapers is bankable for a short while. Huh starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
 

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It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here. It’s been a tough one. Wife/ex and life widdled me down to nothing. Got extremely depressed for a few months. Missed to much work. Had my truck repossessed 4 days ago. She decided I was completely useless 12 hours after. Now at the age of 34 I’m living with my mother with my two kids, no vehicle and $1100 in my pocket. All I’ve wanted was to earn a good life. Learn to hustle and yes provide value to others and my family. Spent 8 years catering and distracted to her mental illness. And raising two young gentlemen 6 & 2.
I seen the forums email this morning and remembered my dreams again. It was a touch of relief in this hard time.
Truck payment is gone, If I find the strength to stay away from her. Her mortgage/condo fees are no longer my concern. Everything Minus food and diapers is bankable for a short while. Huh starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Kids are a blessing. Glad you’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
 

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