Portugese bricklayers now on £50,000 a year

There is such a shortage of skilled bricklayers in the UK right now that Portugese brickies are being paid up to £1,000 a week.

According to a survey by Manpower Employment, the shortage of skilled workers in the UK means that one in three large construction companies are having to turn down many of the jobs they are being asked to bid on. Apparently it’s not just bricklayers (who by the way, normally earn around £500 a week). Apparently, there is also a shortage of plumbers, electricians, HGV drivers and engineers right now. that;s because everyone thinks they can get rich sitting in front of a computer screen (see this weeks Newsletter for my take on this and how you can make more money).

What has this got to do with you?

Well, I am always saying that you don’t need to invent an anti-gravity device to make money. You also don’t need to be a bricklayer yourself either – running an agency supplying these trades is the classic “middleman” scenario satisfying a very hungry audience. I sat around a table with eleven other people last week and one of them, an electrician, was telling me he was having trouble finding work. Amazing! I have no doubt that people who are great electricians are not always the best at marketing their skills and finding work. You can see where I’m going with this.

In the search for your next business opportunity, don’t overlook the opportunities that exist in supplying basic skills that we all need every day in order to keep our hectic lives on track. Find a hungry audience – satisfy that market better than the competition – bank the profits.


  • At £100 to double-you’re not really competing with large scale seasoned professionals.

    Once you go down the doubling numbers you begin to compete in effect with institutions and or Goverment policy etc(as that kind of continual doubling becomes an Intrest to the other 7 billion people and stated Goverment)

    As a result-after a handful of these ‘doubling’ moves…the ability and time and competing positions from other investors and said governments etc just make the ability a compounded hardness.

    Hopefully as we become more sophisticated we can enjoy these posts but realise they are like any other headline….attention seeking!

    • I’m afraid that none of that is even remotely true, Gerry. Remember, DYWTAM was written by not one, but two, multi-millionaires using these very techniques. I suspect that you’ve been ripped off in the past by the many “get rich quick schemes” that are out there. That’s a real shame. Having done all of the fourteen levels myself, (and I watch others do the same every week), I feel highly qualified to disagree with every single one of your comments. If you’re not rich now then you have to change your thinking if you want to make serious money. Here’s the thing; “If you keep doing what you’ve always done – you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got”. Stop and think about that for a minute. I don’t know if you live in a two million pound house but if you don’t, here you are telling someone who does that this won’t work. Really? The DYWTAM Programme is a genuine no-nonsense guide on how to become a millionaire – and absolutely anyone can do it.

  • Barry, is it only 10 issues of Double your way to a Million? A friend of mine who is interested wants to know, thanks.

  • hi barry i am interested in your horse racing course and your recommendation of using isiris,i understand kevin booth has resigned from isiris do you still recommend we use this company still thank you,and also i notice on your websitethat it is still dated 2017 .

    • Good question. I have not used the Isiris service recently. I had a brilliant 11 year run but eventually I got closed down by all the bookmakers. I guess that’s a real sign of success but it was fun to do and I actually miss it. I did not know that Kevin had actually retired but I understand that the results this year have been extremely good. Maybe regular readers who still use Isiris can update me on that one and let me know how they are doing.

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