Jan 3, 2023
Imagine being a private investigator as a side hustle!
As owner of Pink Lady Investigations, Lisa Phillips has worked on infidelity and child custody cases, background checks, landlord and tenant disputes, and criminal defense cases.
She’s built a solid reputation with attorneys as an ace process server because of her ability to get the job done.
In today’s episode, you’ll gain valuable insights into the world of private investigation.
You'll hear about what a day in the life of a PI is like, how much you can expect to earn, the differences in fees between investigative work and process serving, how to become a PI, and what makes for the best investigators. Plus, Lisa shares a creative and low-cost strategy she used to get her company's name on local TV, which could be useful for your side hustle too!
What You’ll Hear:
02:19 Why Lisa ended up becoming a private investigator
03:30 Getting the attention of a local TV station
05:25 Local PI’s object to Lisa’s entry into the market
06:55 An alternative path to becoming a PI
09:10 Some webinar attendees became trainees
10:00 Dressing to get the job done
11:25 Some databases PI use can’t be accessed by public
13:11 Be aware of the footprint you’re leaving online
14:22 A day in the life of a PI
15:50 The “fake princess” investigation
17:24 Requirements to become a PI
19:26 Here’s who makes the best PI’s
21:40 Examples of typical clients
23:20 The final eviction (process) serve
24:43 What you can expect to earn as a PI
25:30 Flat rate for process serves, hourly for investigative
25:50 Lisa’s rate is $95 and she pays contractors $40-$50/hour
27:00 Networking is huge in this industry
28:50 No, I won’t give you your old sweetheart’s contact info
30:48 Lisa’s best tip to take action
31:44 Tell me I can’t do something? Challenge accepted
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