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					Locksmith	
  Lockout	
  Services:	
  How	
  to	
  Start	
  Your	
  Own	
  Part-­Time	
  Business	
  
	
  

Looking	
  to	
  earn	
  some	
  extra	
  cash	
  in	
  your	
  spare	
  time?	
  

	
  

In	
  most	
  cases,	
  locksmith	
  lockout	
  services	
  are	
  generally	
  ignored	
  unless	
  badly	
  needed.	
  Since	
  
lockouts	
  are	
  often	
  considered	
  as	
  an	
  emergency,	
  you	
  can	
  make	
  a	
  great	
  deal	
  of	
  money	
  in	
  your	
  
spare	
  time	
  for	
  every	
  call	
  you	
  make.	
  According	
  to	
  payscale.com,	
  full	
  time	
  locksmiths	
  made	
  an	
  
average	
  of	
  £20,000	
  in	
  2011.	
  Running	
  your	
  own	
  part-­‐time	
  Locksmith	
  Lockout	
  Services	
  can	
  easily	
  
add	
  £600	
  or	
  more	
  to	
  your	
  monthly	
  income.	
  Looking	
  to	
  earn	
  some	
  extra	
  cash	
  in	
  your	
  spare	
  time?	
  
Here’s	
  how	
  to	
  start	
  your	
  own	
  part-­‐time	
  lockout	
  locksmith	
  business:	
  

	
  

Steps	
  

       1. Get	
  certified	
  as	
  a	
  locksmith.	
  You	
  may	
  enroll	
  in	
  online	
  locksmith	
  courses	
  or	
  through	
  
          distance	
  learning	
  programs.	
  Online	
  locksmith	
  training	
  schools	
  offer	
  accredited	
  career	
  
          diplomas	
  while	
  Distance	
  learning	
  relies	
  on	
  printed	
  instruction	
  manuals	
  and	
  often	
  
          incorporates	
  digital	
  media	
  such	
  as	
  CD’s	
  and	
  DVD’s.	
  Most	
  programs	
  take	
  less	
  than	
  1	
  year	
  
          to	
  complete	
  full	
  time.	
  

	
  

       2. Concentrate	
  on	
  fixing	
  your	
  credit	
  and	
  any	
  criminal	
  history	
  while	
  training	
  as	
  a	
  locksmith.	
  
          Locksmith	
  Carshalton,	
  for	
  example,	
  takes	
  high	
  regard	
  on	
  the	
  credibility	
  of	
  their	
  
          locksmiths.	
  If	
  you	
  start	
  something	
  with	
  a	
  clean	
  slate,	
  then	
  nothing	
  bad	
  from	
  your	
  past	
  is	
  
          taken	
  into	
  account.	
  Background	
  checks	
  are	
  usually	
  done	
  when	
  getting	
  licensed	
  and	
  
          bonded	
  as	
  a	
  locksmith.	
  Locksmith	
  Earls	
  Court	
  based	
  locksmiths	
  are	
  all	
  insured	
  and	
  
          bonded.	
  Since	
  there	
  are	
  some	
  aspects	
  of	
  your	
  history	
  that	
  can’t	
  be	
  fixed,	
  do	
  what	
  you	
  
          can	
  do	
  best	
  to	
  clean	
  it	
  up.	
  

	
  

       3. Comply	
  with	
  all	
  the	
  necessary	
  requirements	
  of	
  your	
  district.	
  Most	
  of	
  the	
  time,	
  a	
  
          locksmith	
  should	
  register	
  with	
  the	
  district	
  where	
  he’ll	
  do	
  business.	
  The	
  appropriate	
  
          agency	
  will	
  run	
  a	
  check	
  on	
  your	
  background.	
  Other	
  areas	
  may	
  require	
  more	
  extensive	
  
          procedures.	
  
	
  

       4. Get	
  insured	
  and	
  bonded	
  through	
  the	
  insurance	
  company	
  of	
  your	
  choice.	
  If	
  you	
  already	
  
          have	
  auto,	
  life	
  or	
  homeowners	
  insurance,	
  inquire	
  with	
  the	
  company	
  that	
  carries	
  those.	
  
          Most	
  companies	
  offer	
  a	
  multi	
  policy	
  discount.	
  

	
  

       5. Advertise	
  your	
  business	
  on	
  the	
  yellow	
  pages	
  of	
  your	
  local	
  phone	
  directory.	
  Locksmith	
  
          Lockout	
  Services	
  are	
  some	
  of	
  few	
  industries	
  where	
  yellow	
  pages	
  presence	
  still	
  matters.	
  

	
  

       6. Get	
  in	
  touch	
  with	
  local	
  towing	
  companies	
  to	
  market	
  your	
  services.	
  Many	
  large	
  
          companies	
  would	
  rather	
  split	
  a	
  fee	
  with	
  a	
  subcontractor	
  than	
  commit	
  one	
  of	
  their	
  trucks	
  
          on	
  a	
  booked	
  night.	
  

	
  

       7. Get	
  in	
  touch	
  with	
  local	
  car	
  dealers	
  and	
  any	
  other	
  companies	
  that	
  offer	
  roadside	
  
          assistance.	
  Most	
  of	
  the	
  time,	
  these	
  companies	
  refer	
  customers	
  to	
  local	
  vendors	
  from	
  a	
  
          list.	
  Do	
  what’s	
  appropriate	
  in	
  order	
  to	
  get	
  on	
  the	
  list.	
  

	
  

Tips	
  &	
  Warnings	
  

In	
  general,	
  you	
  will	
  also	
  need	
  to	
  take	
  care	
  of	
  the	
  generic	
  steps	
  of	
  starting	
  and	
  running	
  a	
  
business,	
  such	
  as	
  getting	
  local	
  licenses,	
  filling	
  out	
  forms	
  for	
  corporate	
  status,	
  obtaining	
  the	
  
necessary	
  equipment	
  and	
  setting	
  up	
  a	
  website.	
  

	
  

Unless	
  you	
  plan	
  to	
  hire	
  a	
  team,	
  be	
  ready	
  to	
  answer	
  your	
  phone	
  24	
  hours	
  a	
  day,	
  seven	
  days	
  a	
  
week.	
  Lockouts	
  don’t	
  always	
  occur	
  at	
  conventional,	
  business-­‐day	
  hours.	
  Be	
  willing	
  to	
  take	
  calls.	
  

	
  

For	
  More	
  Information	
  CLICK	
  HERE	
  

				
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Description: In most cases, locksmith lockout services are generally ignored unless badly needed. Since lockouts are often considered as an emergency, you can make a great deal of money in your spare time for every call you make. According to payscale.com, full time locksmiths made an average of �20,000 in 2011.