Interested in getting into the fun and exciting world of plumbing? We don’t blame you. Service professions can be one of the most rewarding careers on the market..and the most lucrative.
What do they say? The most recession-proof jobs are morticians, tax accountants and the folks who come to the rescue when your basement is flooded. Plumbing is a $105 billion market that continues to increase year over year.
In short, there will always be the need for plumbing services no matter if you live in the deserts of Phoenix or the suburbs of Cleveland.
So what do you need to do to get your business up and running? We’ve got you covered.
Creating a business plan can seem like a big..and boring…undertaking to get things off the ground, but it’s vital to making your business a success.
A business plan can be as simple or complex as you’d like but make sure it covers the following:
As with all things in adult life, you need to get a license. It’s super illegal to run a plumbing company without one, so make this the first thing you do on your journey to building that plumbing empire.
To help you get started, here’s a quick breakdown of how to become a licensed plumber:
You’ll need some essential plumbing tools and equipment to get started. Don’t worry about buying the most expensive thing off the menu though. This can be salmon, not lobster. Look for deals on used tools or look into renting the bigger equipment you might need for speciality jobs.
Outside of the basics, don’t forget items like a sturdy pair of shoes and several uniforms to keep up a professional appearance for each job.
In this day and age, you have to have a digital presence. As with your name though, you don’t need to go full Steve Jobs. Just a simple WordPress site works great.
Be sure to include customer reviews and links to your social media accounts. Oh yeah, create social media accounts. Facebook and Instagram are a must. So is Yelp. Onward!
Getting that plumbing business set up can seem daunting. One way you can take the edge off is by investing in a solid piece of technology such as field management software,
Field management software keeps all your day-to-day tasks in one easy-to-access place. No more fishing for papers in the glove box of your truck. Just grab your phone and go.
Keeping all of your daily tasks in one app will ensure that you never miss a beat. And it will earn you the respect and admiration of your customers — who are sure to recommend you to their friends.
Becoming a plumber can be a rewarding and fun experience. Once the bones of your organization are set up, you’ll be able to expand and grow your business over time.
Don’t wait to become the Master Plumber of your dreams. Get started today!