People are going to wince and moan at this, but, go to Craigslist and type in foreclosure, then after applying to those put in property preservation. Apply to the ones who pay " 2 weeks per line item".
I'm new to this as well (at least as far as working with my own company) and got picked up by a regional company after 2 weeks of looking. There were so happy with my quality of work they paid me every few days for the first week.
Yes, I get paid crap compared to you old timers, but being new means starting at the bottom and making a name for yourself. It's all kind of perspective as well. I may make crap compared to others, but, from my point of view I make 3 times as much as I did driving a forklift in a warehouse and I have no Boss ordering me around either.
Make a list of what jobs you know how to do and what equipment you own /posses. You can find what's needed in those adds on craigslist.
Heres the thing.
Sure you MIGHT be "making" 3 times the hourly rate as before.
But after you take off all of your operating expenses like fuel, tires, maintenance, insurance, licenses etc etc................... even 3 times as much as before is not nearly enough.
And we haven't addressed major repairs, equipment replacement costs, payroll expenses etc.
If a newbie doesn't understand these numbers he'll soon be a newbie broke too.
Working for beer money will never grow a business.
Secondly, sure you are new and gotta make a name for yourself. Except that in P&P there is no room for advancement to that next level you seem to hope for.
The price lists pedaled are the same for the guy that doesn't know which end of his lawn mower is the starting side as they are for the guy with 30 years experience.
And yes you still have a boss that orders you around. Its just different.