Episode 42: Education, Professionalism, and Knowing Your Worth with YouTube Sensation Erik Taylor AKA The Chlorine King
In this episode we interview the Chlorine King himself Erik Taylor. Erik is the owner of Chlorine King Pool Service, the host of the Chlorine King Podcast, and of course the creator of the Chlorine King YouTube channel. Erik has a passion for helping the industry and he is constantly producing content to help both the pool professionals and home owners alike.
It was an honor to have Erik on the podcast, as we have been following his content for several years now and love the fact that his YouTube channel has grown to over 10,000 subscribers! Erik believes in education and has taken many steps in his career to better himself and his business. He is a firm believer in getting educated first so that you as the pool professional have the knowledge to educate the customer. When the customer is educated you as the professional can then provide the right type of service and get paid the correct amount to do so.
We get into a lot of great topics in this episode ranging from licensing, education, and CPO certification to professionalism, determining what to charge on a bid, and paper trails to protect your business. There is a ton of great advice in this episode, if you can take some of it and apply it to your business then it will not only make you better, but the industry as well. We hope you enjoy the episode.
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1:43 Getting to Know Erik Taylor
12:05 Stepdad Was a Solid Foundation
14:30 Getting into the Industry
20:50 Why get Certified
30:00 PSN Top 50 Pool Service Companies
38:40 Starting a Youtube Channel
48:20 Being Professional
59:39 Creating a Paper Trail
1:03:00 Proper Pricing
1:15:50 When to say No
1:19:18 Prioritizing and Knowing your Worth
1:28:35 Taking on Liability
1:36:00 Where to Find Erik