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

Why are there no “guru” courses on carpet cleaning?

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

papi016

Bronze Contributor
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Jun 16, 2017
146
240
166
24
Marlin, Tx
There seems to be an endless supply of courses about:
  • Starting an Amazon FBA business
  • Ecommerce
  • Real Estate Wholesaling
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • SEO
  • Copywriting
  • Facebook Ads
  • Drop-shipping
  • Forex
  • Consulting
Where are the offline “ugly” business courses at?
 

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

broswoodwork

Intermediate User of the Flying Guillotine
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Oct 16, 2015
897
2,709
656
I run an ugly business. I just modified MJ's book with mental images of myself middle-lane driving in a box truck instead of a fastlane in a lambo.
 

Late Bloomer

Gold Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Apr 17, 2018
950
1,330
362
There are, for example you can search for the Joe Polish carpet cleaning course. I didn't post the link because the top search result is his really hard-sell sales letter, which I felt might be inappropriate to paste here.

Edited: Thanks MJ for pointing out carpet cleaning threads (no pun intended) right here, with great advice shared for free!
 
Last edited:

MJ DeMarco

Administrator
Staff member
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jul 23, 2007
30,215
108,925
3,751
Fountain Hills, AZ

minivanman

Platinum Contributor
Speedway Pass
Mar 16, 2017
1,643
4,178
999
50
DFW
I added carpet cleaning on to my house cleaning business back in the day. I did the 1st house and quickly turned it over to my worker because it was not something I wanted to do again. lol I actually did do more because I wanted to learn the business but not with a wand, I bought a RotoVac which made the job much easier.... but I still let him do most of it it. lol At one time I had 2 techs cleaning carpet along with my girls cleaning houses. It is a money maker but you can't really learn it in 1 weekend. I guess you can learn HOW to do the actual cleaning but not how to get stains out. If you're going to do carpets for businesses (We rarely did. We only did residential.), you should learn to strip & wax for commercial jobs.

In the Waco area you might be in an area that still has a lot of carpet so you might do well. My brother used to live in Marlin in the 70's. A very successful company in Waco is the Dwyer Group. Now do not buy a franchise from them but they have basically come up from nothing and now they are the parent company for like 7-8 franchises. So, you can be successful in carpet cleaning, you will just need to put in the work and get out of the field quick! That's the secret.
 

broswoodwork

Intermediate User of the Flying Guillotine
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Oct 16, 2015
897
2,709
656
@IceCreamKid actually provided a great thread here on the carpet cleaning business...

And even better...

It is GOLD.

And even better X 2...

IT IS FREE and probably better than any GURU course.

GOLD! - Making Money For Dummies (And In a Crowded Market)

Enjoy!
I was looking for that one all day yesterday! I read it about a year ago and forgot to bookmark it.

Here's some other ugly real world business threads that I've found very applicable to my boring business: (maybe they'll be helpful to op)

NOTABLE! - [Progress] Growing a Cleaning Business

GOLD! - How I earned money (hustle arbitrage) to start a real business.

Appliance Flipping
 

broswoodwork

Intermediate User of the Flying Guillotine
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Oct 16, 2015
897
2,709
656

Late Bloomer

Gold Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Apr 17, 2018
950
1,330
362
sh*t! That's a new one too... See? This is why need to stop disappearing for years at a time.
This forum's like Dr. Who's TARDIS, even if you've been down the hallway before, some new rooms have magically appeared since you were last there... some of them filled with unexpected wonders, some with scary monsters inside! Make sure sonic screwdriver's in hand, and go explore!
 

JAJT

Ha Ha! Business
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Aug 7, 2012
2,778
14,975
2,806
Ontario, Canada
Rohan Gilkes is basically the leading guru in the local business space.

He's taken the idea fastlane by starting up companies that make the harder aspects of local businesses easier (like appointment scheduling software, high converting web templates, app tools, etc...).

Honestly the local business angle is one of the more interesting things I've seen in entrepreneurship trends in the last few years. And honestly, it's well needed and about time.
 

BrooklynHustle

Gold Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Apr 3, 2014
736
1,495
441
36
DMV
There seems to be an endless supply of courses about:
  • Starting an Amazon FBA business
  • Ecommerce
  • Real Estate Wholesaling
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • SEO
  • Copywriting
  • Facebook Ads
  • Drop-shipping
  • Forex
  • Consulting
Where are the offline “ugly” business courses at?
Rohan Gilkes specializes in this stuff.

Check him out at overthinkacademy.com or just Google his name for a bunch of free content.
 

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

Mattie

Platinum Contributor
Speedway Pass
May 28, 2014
3,017
4,038
1,036
Netherlands

Andy Black

Figuring it out as I go along!
Staff member
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
May 20, 2014
10,170
42,058
4,306
Ireland
There seems to be an endless supply of courses about:
  • Starting an Amazon FBA business
  • Ecommerce
  • Real Estate Wholesaling
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • SEO
  • Copywriting
  • Facebook Ads
  • Drop-shipping
  • Forex
  • Consulting
Where are the offline “ugly” business courses at?

There's an endless supply of guru courses on becoming a Facebook Ads agency for local service businesses.

I've got a big (and free!) local lead gen thread in my signature. Here's the link:
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox's Web Design Guide: Earn $100K this year (Yes, 2020!) and Go Fastlane
I just purchased. Feeling nervous and excited! Congrats and I just saw your intro post in the...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE How To Create A 100K-1M+ Sales Funnel
While this is a marketplace post marking the re-launch of my popular course “5-Steps to Create a...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE KAK’s “Kill Bigger” Incubation Program- With DAILY personal attention.
Received, and I replied ;) Hope you will take out more protegesss soon ;)
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
This is your May reminder that you can do this. I'll keep it short. These are the May promos...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Grow Your Business With a Book (An Unorthodox Marketing Strategy That Built One of the Largest...
Thanks! This is a cool idea, actually. I would like to use your experience as I heard that these...
  • Sticky
FEATURED! Introducing... WEALTH EXPO$ED, A Short Story By MJ DeMarco
would this be available in paper version? I know it's short, but most of my family is...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Here is where you eliminate uncertainty from the future! I wanted to post this image as I...


Visit A Forum Sponsor
sponsor

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
AdBlock Detected - Please Disable

Yes, ads can be annoying. But please...

...to support the Unscripted/Fastlane mission (and to respect the immense amount of time needed to manage this forum) please DISABLE your ad-block. Thank you.

I've Disabled AdBlock