By learn the buisness I mean exactly that. I read that there are very specific photograph requirements that someone who thinks the job is just "cut grass and pick up some trash" may not be aware of. Ive read that there are little things that if you dont do they wont pay. These little details and nuances are what Im looking for. I really think there is more to it than just "cut grass and pick up some trash" but I could be wrong that may be all you really do.
Why am I looking to work cheap (or even volunteer)? is as a tradeoff for that knowledge and also because I want to find out if this business is as bad as the majority posts on this site say it is.
I know how to run a business and where to get the work I just need to learn the details of this particular one.
Im not sure Im someones competition but with all the talk of $15 to $25 grass cuts Im not sure what your afraid of. Arent you worth more than that? Why dont you get paid what your worth?
I just offered my services and where I am so if someone out of my area can use a hand (and isnt scared Im going to steal their $15 grass cuts). Im ready to work.
That is what Im looking for. So no need to guess.
LOL. I look forward to reading your "I'm getting out of this business" post in about 6 months.
Let me break down you post a little.
Photo requirements? I can't help you there because I don't work for anyone that has ridiculous made up requirements. I'm sure whatever middleman you sign up for will make those very clear upfront so no need to tag along with someone else to learn about them, especially since every middleman will have their own separate photo requirements that will result in you not getting paid. At least you already know that these companies are going to steal from you! That's a start!
You want to work for free as a trade off for knowledge? Got it! Like I guessed in my first post. You want to tag along so you can take advantage of someone elses blood, sweat and tears instead of building a business off of your own hard work.
You know how to run a business and get work, just not this one? Got it!
I can tell you that working for the right clients is the one thing that will make or break you in this business. Almost every one of my post talks about NOT working for middlemen but how to go direct. But of course you are just some newbie who hasn't bothered to spend a few days reading this board. If you did, you would know a little about me and know I'm not butthurt about you or scared that you will steal my $15 lawns!!!
You ask if I'm afraid of you? If I'm worth more then $15 a lawn? Why I don't get paid what I'm worth?
I can tell you again, I'm not afraid of you taking my work!
I have never in my life cut a lawn for less then $75
I get paid WAYYYYYYY more then I'm worth, if anything I OVERCHARGE for my services!
The problem is just like any business, most who start will FAIL. In this business I would say it's a higher % then most businesses.
The problem with YOU, is you want to find that small % who have SUCCEEDED in running a SUCCESSFUL business to let you tag along so you can avoid all of the pitfalls and mistakes.
No one is afraid of you, it's just when you work hard for something you don't exactly want to give away all your secrets for some cheap labor!
That's whats wrong with this whole damn country!
I bet you have a "Feel the Bern" bumper sticker on you car don't you???
You want someone else to do the hard work and you DESERVE to have a piece of the action. We are STINGY because we wont share our success with you!