Becoming A Contractor Changed My Life Forever
I started working as a carpenter when I was young and by
the time I was 25 years old, had my contractor's license. I didn't know
if I was ever going to be a building contractor, but my dad told me to
give it a shot. He said that I would regret not having it, if the right
opportunity ever came along. He was right, but I only realized that
When I worked as a framing carpenter, but there was a limit to how much money I could actually make in one day. If I could build three sets of stairs each day and they paid $65 per set to install, that would only give me $195 for one day's work.
I didn't understand this concept until I actually started hiring people to help me work on my projects. It never seemed like I made very much money off of my employees. There were actually times when my employees cost me more money than I made using them.
I eventually figured it out and it wasn't long, before I was making over $1000 each day as a framing contractor, working for a general contractor. I didn't make this much money every day, but there were a lot of days, that I made a lot of money, but by God I was working harder than anyone I had working for me. I was also putting in 12 to 16 hours each day.
I thought I was going to have to work every single day in construction for the rest of my life, just to pay my bills and save up a few dollars, so that I could put my kids through college and retire comfortably. When I became a contractor, things changed and pretty soon I was able to start taking days off during the week.
I never could envision taking a day off during the week, but once I started to do this, my life seemed to change for the better. By becoming a contractor, I was able to make more money, take more time off and live a higher quality of life than I ever imagined. If you're working in the construction industry and you're reading this article, there's a good chance that you would like to have a higher quality of life, retire early, put your kids through college or make enough money so that you could take one year off and do whatever you please.
I'm not retired I haven't put all of my kids through college yet but my life as a contractor has allowed me to take enough time off, to write a couple of books and build some great websites. In other words, I got to do what I really wanted to do and you can too.
I'm not saying that contracting will affect your life the same as it affected my life, but if you're willing to give it a shot, I wish you the best of luck and more success than any other contractor before you.