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Course to become an unlicensed contractor

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sat, Jan 19, 2013 @ 08:27 AM

A contractor asked is there a course on how to become an unlicensed contractor. Currently I don't have one but I thought it might be interesting to explore.

We do have a business course for remodelers and home improvement contractors who are licensed but we will discuss that another day.

What about the guy/gal with no license who minds under construction resized 600wants to start a construction business? Where do they go to school?

I was thinking...What should we use for a course title?.....What topics should we teach?

Gus and Gals, Readers, I think I need your are some topics that come to mind.. please add topics that you think I missed....we want to make sure that unlicensed contractors get a complete education...


Possible Topics

  • How to convince homeowners to hire you and pay you cash?
  • How to win work from homeowners without workers compensation and general liability insurance.
  • Learn how to do home improvement or remodeling work without a permit.
  • How to start a construction business without a license.
  • Learn how to avoid paying taxes doing remodeling and home improvement work for homeowners.
  • Learn how to attract and employ carpenters and tradespeople without paying payroll taxes, workers compensation and general liability.
  • Learn how to use phrases like "fully insured" to convince homeowners you are when you are not.
  • Learn how to never be responsible for a fixed price; use cost plus or time and materials.
  • How to avoid the costs of EPA, RRP, OSHA and other regulations while doing home improvement and remodeling work.
  • How to convince the homeowner to get the building permit on their job.
  • Learn how to do remodeling work without ever being seen by regulators: no signage techniques that keep you hidden.
  • Learn how to look legal without being legal.
  • Learn how to use low ball non-committal pricing techniques to get the contract and set up profitable change orders.
  • How to convince homeowners they are getting ripped off when they hire legal contractors or get a building permit....
  • How to find undocumented workers to work for you for cash.
  • Learn how to convince a homeowner to hire you without writing a contract.
  • How to win projects with a one page vague proposal/contract form.

This is all I could come up with guys and gals.

Any ideas? What topics am I missing?

Tags: unlicensed contractors