As a field inspector, you can work as little or as much as you’d like. Naturally the more you work, the more money you can make. You’d really like to get a lot of field inspection jobs. How can you get all the field inspection jobs you can handle? Here’s how:
1. Do really great work
This sounds obvious, but is what holds some field inspectors back. Do really great work. Take clear, bright photos. Fill out forms completely. Meet your deadlines. If at all possible, get inspections done considerably before the deadline. If you can consistently supply really great work, inspection companies will notice and keep throwing work your way. Keep the inspection companies happy, and you’ll be happy with the big profits coming your way.
2. Sign up with a lot of field inspection companies
The more you sign up for, the more jobs you can potentially get. Don’t feel you have to only sign up with one or a few companies. Sign up for as many as you’d like. There are a lot of inspection companies out there that are eager for good inspectors. That could be you.
3. Offer several zip codes
The more zip codes you can work in, the more work you’ll get. A zip code a few miles away might be full of field inspection jobs that can pay great money. Be careful, though. Don’t take on more than you can handle. Only select zip codes that you think you can reach easily and complete the jobs within the required deadline.
4. Check your email often
You probably never thought you’d need an excuse to check your email more often than you already do, but here’s one: the more you check it, the more work you could get. You want to be the first to respond to a job offer. Also, keep your cell phone turned on and on you at all times. Ideally, you’ll have a cell phone with email capabilities, so you can frequently check your email while you’re out doing jobs.
5. Do FEMA inspections
A natural disaster can mean a lot of work for field inspectors. FEMA sends in inspectors to assess property damages. So that’s why you might want to consider becoming a trained FEMA inspector. Two companies contract with FEMA to provide field inspectors: PaRR Inspections and PB Disaster Services. Both are listed in Drive By Profits.
Try any, or all, of these five suggestions, and you could see a lot of work coming your way. Remember to consistently do good work, list several zip codes you can work in, sign up with a lot of field inspection companies, check your email and cell phone often, and consider becoming a trained FEMA inspector. Soon you could have all the inspector jobs you can handle. To learn more, read Drive By Profits.