We all do, and what’s more millions of people each year are prepared to pay for them. We pay to have our cars serviced or repaired, we pay to have our gardens done, our houses redecorated or extended, kitchens fitted, we pay others for child care, we pay for cleaning services etc. For every problem there is a skills solution. It maybe that we do not have the skills ourselves or we do not have the time or inclination to do the job ourselves. Case in point Myself, I am a skilled tradesman who has completely renovated 2 three bed roomed houses and 2 flats. I gutted these properties and replaced all fixtures and fittings, but there is one job I will not do. That is to paint doors, door frames and skirting boards. To me it’s like watching paint dry, actually come to think of it, it is watching paint dry.
For these tasks I employ my friend Mario who is a top professional decorator to solve this problem for me. I am more than happy to pay him for his services. Is there a skill that you have that you could market? No? Really? You may be amazed at the following true story. I worked a few years ago with a lady who moved house; she had to do extensive work on the property which included the use of lots of skilled trade’s people. After the work was completed she was continually asked for the phone number of her trade’s people by friends and relatives to do work on their own properties. That was the genesis of her idea, the eureka moment. She soon realised the most precious asset we have each day is our time, we simply do not have the time to do all these important things, and if we do have the time we may lack the skills.
If someone could do these important jobs for us would we be prepared to pay for it? So she setup a company to do just that. I am glad to say she was a success for she had tapped into a market that we can all make use of from time to time check it out at http://www.timesprecious.net. All this from one little spark of an idea. Look at the range of services on offer from dropping off or picking up laundry, office moves, corporate events etc. all great time wasters in our lives, get that time back by paying someone else to do it for you.
We don’t have to be master builders or financial experts (are there any left, have there ever been any?) to have marketable skills? We all have something we can offer that someone is prepared to pay for; it’s only a question of finding out what it is.
Give it a thought.