Giving Away Million Dollar Ideas #1
We have vehicle emissions testing requirements here in Maricopa county. They run a variety of tests, but unless I’m seriously mistaken, OBDII vehicles (1996-up) simply get an OBD readiness/code check and fuel filler cap test.
The test is about $20. You take time out of your schedule to drive to a testing facility, sit in line, then get out of your vehicle and stand in a little phone booth-type thing while they connect a computer to the OBD port under the dash and hook your gas cap up to a vacuum pump.
Five minutes later, your wallet is $20 lighter and you drive away with a printout showing you passed and the DMV knows this. There’s a reference number on the page just in case.
But what if you could pay someone $35 to come to your home or office and run those tests in 15 minutes? Results get sent to the DMV over the air, you get the printout reference, and can renew your tags online in 30 minutes or less.
If your car fails, you get a print out with the codes, easy to understand explanations of what each means, maybe a short bullet list of DIY things to check, and instructions how to reset your ECU and drive cycle the vehicle so you don’t have to pay a shop (though we have partnered with several local shops you can trust to do honest work at honest prices if that’s not your thing).
Would you be interested in this service? I know I would.
If you served two customers per hour, you’d be grossing $70/hr. 40 hours a week at that rate, you could take a solid month off every year and still make $134k before taxes.
Now imagine your significant other does this too.
Now imagine you add a $50, same-day or after-hours service option to the mix.
Now imagine you develop the hardware package that puts everything you need to start this franchise business into a weatherized Pelican case, available for $5,000 and can sell it to 200 people.
Giving Away Million Dollar Ideas, here. If you do this and it works out, I’d appreciate a tip. 😉