If, like many people, you are considering starting your own business and becoming self-employed, you may want to retrain as a plumber before you start and then open your own plumbing business. There are many great reasons to choose this career, and here are just a few of them.
There are a handful of professionals who are always in demand. Doctors, nurses, veterinarians, and undertakers, for example. You can also add plumbers to that list. For many people, the water systems inside their houses are completely unfathomable, and when they go wrong – as they must from time to time – they will need an expert (you) to come and fix them. A good plumber should always be able to find customers.
Due to the fact that plumbing is a licensed, regulated trade, everyone who is qualified has the opportunity to move up to master level if they want to. Imagine the referrals and phone calls you would get if you ran your own plumbing business and you were a master plumber. Your profits would increase.
A varied day
Although as an entrepreneur you will have to do your paperwork and administrative tasks, for a lot of time, you will be on the road, in the fresh air, meeting new people. You might install boards from JustWedi in someone’s shower in the morning and fixing a leaky faucet in the afternoon. You may work in a house, apartment, even in industrial areas. No two days will be the same, and you’ll also have a great work-life balance if you work for yourself. You can plan your day out to fit in with your other commitments, and you’ll feel much more relaxed and happier for it.
Benefits to you
Training as a plumber has many benefits, but those that help your own body and mind are some of the best. Since it is an active job, you will stay fit and healthy physically. It also requires a lot of brain power to solve puzzles when it comes to how water is piped or why something is leaking when it shouldn’t be. Having an active mind is also beneficial. Not only that, but a different kind of advantage is that you will never have to pay for a plumber again; you can do all the work yourself in your own home and save yourself a lot of money.
Not all jobs come with a built-in job satisfaction, but plumbing does. When you walk away from a finished job, and your client has clean running water that is safe to drink, or they can have a great shower, or their boiler is working again, you can pat yourself on the back and feel good about yourself. It makes it so much easier to get up for work the next day knowing you’ll make people happy, and you can sleep at night with a smile on your face.