Author Topic: How do you know if your idea has "legs"?  (Read 478 times)

JanetJackson

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 127
  • Location: United States
How do you know if your idea has "legs"?
« on: October 02, 2017, 08:56:46 AM »
Hey Y'all!
As of right now, I slave away at a day job and have a robust side-hustle pet-sitting that I love!  I also make soap and balms to sell on Etsy, and do some occasional house-sitting on the side.  I have about a million other small business ideas in my little notebook too, but I have enjoyed having a "day job" to rely on.
Long story short, I have a lot of side hustles going on, but recently (about 8mo ago) I have taken over bidding out projects for work (at day job).  I have found this process to be very natural for me, almost enjoyable, and very useful to my company.

Is this something that someone could have a full or part time doing?  Bidding out all types (remodeling, electrical, printing, machinery rentals, etc) of projects for companies? 
Is this a job?
What would this be called?


I ask because at some point I'd like to leave my day job, and this could be a useful venture for me at that point.

Any insight or help, or ideas welcome.

Thanks!

lexde

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 537
  • Age: 27
Re: How do you know if your idea has "legs"?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 09:25:36 AM »
This sounds like a general contractor position if it was limited to construction. I guess you could also maybe call it consulting-type work?

JanetJackson

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 127
  • Location: United States
Re: How do you know if your idea has "legs"?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 10:14:28 AM »
This sounds like a general contractor position if it was limited to construction. I guess you could also maybe call it consulting-type work?

Thanks for the input.  I do landscaping bids for property that we own, I help with bidding out print projects for our advertising team, I bid out cleaning services to our remote offices, I bid out remodeling both for business and for residential properties that we own, etc. etc.  It's odd, but it's been a growing necessity at my work... and I have certainly noticed how much they need it and assumed others might too (as in, I could go off on my own and do this for other businesses or individuals)...  I guess I see the NEED, I just don't know what the heck it... IS, for lack of a better way to express myself. :)