The worst job I ever had was going door to door setting up appointments for home improvement services. The company I worked for fixed and replaced pretty much everything but mainly focused on windows, roofing and siding. One day after a severe hail storm I was walking through a neighborhood and saw door hangers on almost every knob. Seeing that they were advertisements for siding replacement I understood that someone else had beaten me to the gravy. That day I came to respect the fact that timing is everything.
Not everyone knows this, but home improvement companies are used to losing up to 15% of their gross revenue to internet lead services. With this in mind, they believe that paying out a cut of a sales price to a third party is just the cost of doing business. So as an independent lead provider you could make a ton of money on one sale. 5% of a $7000 siding job is nothing to sneeze at and when an entire city is in need of renovations, you can figure out that the money would be flowing. And it’s really nothing for a homeowner to agree to a sale because their insurance company steps up to pay the bill. (Hint: If you’re into expanding this business model you could even work with an insurance claims adjuster.)
Folks, houses are investments and people have to keep them up in order to protect their equity. That said, let’s digest the fact that last year’s global average for natural disasters was around 500 compared with 120 in the early 1980s. So basically, if you become a lead producing weather watcher it’s only a matter of time before your passive income goes into overdrive. You just have to be disciplined to do the following:
1) Find a home improvement company that will work with you.
2) Have a small box full of door hangers made that advertise that you fix windows, siding and roofs. Also be sure to have your own 1-800 number printed on the hangers. This number can be acquired from a company online (they are so cheap).
3) Store the box in your closet and wait for the next major storm in your part of the country.
Don’t think of this business model in a negative way because you are just being a conduit for the insurance companies. Whether you are part of the chain or not, people need to get their houses fixed. And you would actually be stimulating the economy by facilitating the flow of money from the insurance companies to the builders.