Income $75,000 $150,000
The range of income for the first year will depend upon how busy you want to be. The typical fee is based upon hourly charges. The range is between $35-75 for typical installations. Of course there will be overtime for late hours as well as rush charges.
Most appliance stores do not include installation services. You could offer delivery to the stores and charge for delivery services. You will need to know how to install gas water heaters, stoves and dryers, as well as electric appliances.
Your clients will consist of upscale homeowners and businesses. You will obtain most of your clients from the appliance stores directly. You might also get referrals from people in the construction industry.
You will be marketing yourself to appliance stores, businesses and homeowners. You might also place ads in local rag sheets, such as the Penny Savers and neighborhood classified listings. It would be helpful to develop multiple relationships with construction companies who specialize in remodeling projects.
Your Power Partners will consist of to any business owners else who sell to homeowners and can provide you with personal introductions to their contacts. They will consist of general contractors, cabinetmakers, painters, handymen, tile and carpet installers. The conversations with these Power Partners should indicate your willingness to include them as you become aware of clients who need their services. It is important you meet with these Power Partners in person the first time, and then keep in touch with them weekly by email or by phone.
You will most likely need a truck large enough to be able to haul several appliances simultaneously. You’ll also need the typical construction tools. Most importantly you will need to obtain your contractor’s license, so you will be covered by liability insurance.
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Personality Type: Expressive, Amiable
Total Start Up Costs: Less than $2,000(includes business cards, tools, phone and advertising)