I'll admit I'm a little rough around the edges. Any how I said "why don't you get off your butt and start your own business".
He, his wife and others at the BBQ started the "can't cry".
Of course every time I say stuff like that I get called out.
You make it sound easy they said. My reply is, it is easy.
What would you do he asked.
I pointed to the neighbour's house and said. I installed over 3,000 attic fans back in the day, you could do the same.
Next thing he said is you can't make money doing that.
My reply: I made between $120 and $250 a fan. Usually installed 2-3 fans each house. (Revealed my secret selling technique) and mentioned how many houses I did per day.
That got his attention.
He asked what he needed to get started. I made him a list of tools he needed on a napkin. Drew the flyer layout on the other side of the napkin.
Then I explained that he can offer wind turbines, electric fans or solar attic fans all at different price points. Laid it all out for him. Even told him how to do it without having any stock.
That was Saturday morning. He called this afternoon (Monday) thanked me. He made over $1500. I gave him another tip about buying the fans dirt cheap and operating his business out of a self storage facility.
I've made my mark a long time ago.
My message to you young whipper snappers is never say "can't" because you can do anything if you think out of the box.
Forget the online game. Use the internet as a tool to sell something real people want and some cases need. Start now!