A man who claims to earn £180,000 a year says people don’t think he has a good job and no one wants to do it, despite the plethora of job opportunities.
Electrician Jordan Farley, first qualified in 2007 before setting up his own business in 2016.
Wanting to earn more money to ensure the family could live comfortably, the father founded Artisan Electrics.
Jordan, from Cambridgeshire, even went to great lengths to create a YouTube account to promote the company and share a look at life as an electrician.
A successful takeoff, the company has raised more than £720,000 by 2021.
However, after wages and equipment are spent, the profit is just £180,000.
On his YouTube channel, Jordan said: “We spent a lot of money on staff, trucks, tools and equipment.
“So even though we made £720,000, which seems huge, in reality we only made £180,000 in net profit.
“We spent £185,000 on materials, we spent over £150,000 on salaries, over £68,000 on subcontractors and over £56,000 on freelancers.
“We’ve spent over half a million pounds just to keep the business running.”
Jordan tells his 204k subscribers that the full amount of profit doesn’t go into his pocket.
“Those are not the walls of my bank account,” he said.
“I pay myself a minimum wage to survive and live comfortably.
“All the rest is reinvested back into the business because now I feel basically responsible for the livelihoods of 13 people.
“So I’m trying to build a small war fund so that if there’s a couple of months where things get really bad, we can still pay everybody.
“It’s up to me. Believe me, I didn’t wash it off but I can live comfortably thanks to this amazing business we’ve built.
“My goal has never been to become rich. My goal is simply to be financially free, to build a business that can help me and my family do what we want to do.
“And we’re about to get there so I’m really grateful for that.”
It comes after electrician and project manager Danny Webb, 42, said workers were not “regarded” in society.
The father-of-one uses his Instagram page to act as an “electrician influencer” and tries to “make the profession attractive”.
A self-employed electrician and project manager, Danny says he earns up to £150,000 a year – although this is before tax.