- May 9, 2016
I'm by no means against labor intensive business. I used to run a labor intensive business a couple years ago. I thought it was great, and it was awesome experience and taught me a lot. I also made really good money relative to my age at the time.Okay I see what you’re saying. But one thing I don’t quite understand is this. It’s like web development. Is there really a need for it? Not really. You can go on fiverr and find a kid in a Pakistan to build the best website you’ve ever seen for $5. Yet why are people able to thrive on this forum doing web design companies?
I think something like pressure washing or the labor intensive jobs are what’s in big demand. No millennial wants to grow up to be a pressure washer or contractor. They all want to be the next twitch and YouTube star or do something online to make money.
Low barrier to entry can be overcome with exceptional excellence. I'm not saying that just because there's a low barrier means it's impossible.
Yeah a few web design guys make good money, what about the thousands of others who are struggling just to get by?
The big point I'm trying to make, is value.
If I see a lot of people doing pressure washing, instead of pressure washing I'd try to find a way to sell to the people doing it. Or I'd try to find a way to make it easier for them to pressure wash. Maybe some new piece of equipment or better designs? Whatever problem I could find, I'd try to solve that instead of just copying what thousands of people are already doing. Copying the masses doesn't solve any problem or create value IMO, it's nothing more than a easy copy that people can start.
Pressure washing just doesn't provide real value IMO. Yes, you can still create a successful business with it if you have exceptional excellence.
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