WE’RE THE MAKERS BEHIND THE MAGIC

We can help put more profit in your pocket and ultimately help you create the lifestyle and freedom you’ve always wanted. We’ve done it, and so can you!

WHO ARE ANDY + ANGELA SMITH?

Hey, we’re Andy and Angela Smith, the heart and soul behind Lifestyle Tradie. You might also know us as the brains behind our book, “Start Up, Scale Up, Sell Up.” Our journey began with our own trade business, Dr. DRiP Plumbing, a gig we poured over 20 years of sweat and tears into. Back in 2009, we took a hard left turn and started mentoring other trade business owners, sharing the nitty-gritty of our own ups and downs using a proven step-by-step formula. Believe us, we’ve been through the wringer, learning the tough lessons of business the hard way. But we’ve been there, done that, now got the tools (secret sauce) to prove it.  

Picture this: Dr. DRiP Plumbing was on fire, business booming. Andy was riding high, maybe too high. With a crew of 17 tradies and a fleet of eight vehicles, we thought we’d cracked it. But hey, managing a growing trade business? It can be a shit show. We know it, and you know it. Endless chaos, the constant ringing of the phone, and a bank account that seemed more like a dry well. 

Now, let’s set the record straight. Everyone thinks that all tradies are absolutely killing it and rolling in money. But here’s the real deal – about 90% of trade business owners we chat with are in a real pickle. Post the Dr. DRiP turnaround, our mission has been clear: guide all tradies – plumbers, electricians, builders, landscapers, painters, glaziers, tilers, plus many more – through the maze of running a business and turn it into a well-oiled machine.  

Lifestyle Tradie isn’t just some club; it’s an award-winning tradie business coaching educational hub where business owners can get their hands on strategies and tactics that actually work. And the best bit? These are not just theories; they’re tried and tested in the trenches

So, what’s our secret sauce? Honestly, nothing out of the ordinary. We’re just like you, but we made a choice to put our lifestyle first, systemising our business until it was a well-oiled machine.  

Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it’s all possible. 

HOW CAN LIFESTYLE TRADIE HELP?

Think back to why you became a trade business owner in the first place. Is it working out the way you thought it would? Most tradies have a goal to be their own boss one day. Here’s the thing: TAFE only taught you the rules and regulations. Your first boss only taught you how to swing a hammer. You’ve never been taught how to become a business owner, a great leader or an entrepreneur. But that’s what you are!

It’s the best business people who are successful, not the best tradies. That’s why we started Lifestyle Tradie. When we hit a pothole in our own trade business, there was no one to turn to with trade-specific expertise. If someone hasn’t walked the walk, how can they talk the talk? We’ve been in the trenches, almost lost it all and it almost broke our marriage.

Lifestyle Tradie is about getting your business model right, first and foremost. You’ll learn how through self-paced online learning (because we know most tradies can’t sit still for too long!), member-only events and ongoing support from us and our like-minded trade business community. You won’t be doing this alone. We’ve all got your back. You just need to get started. 

Our members tell us they love Lifestyle Tradie for the following reasons: 

DONE FOR YOU

We’ve done all the trial-and-error. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. All you have to do is implement and you’ll get immediate results. There’s no guesswork. How good is that!

GET OFF THE TOOLS

Your back packing it in? Your knees aching? Get off the tools and let your trade business operate profitably without you. Yes, it’s totally possible. Andy got off the tools, you can too.

HAPPY PLACE

Debt collecting and lack of cash flow wearing you down? Go back to your happy place in business with all the right systems and structures in place. Imagine life without the crazy chaos.

GET A LIFE

Yes, really. One of the big wins for Lifestyle Tradie members is being able to take a holiday. You know, a real holiday without constant phone calls! What would this mean to you?

MEMBERSHIP

WANT TO START UP, SCALE UP OR SELL UP?

Lifestyle Tradie is an award-winning educational service and community for trade business owners who want to make more profit and fast-track financial freedom. Since 2009, co-founders Andy and Angela Smith have been changing the lives of Lifestyle Tradie members and their families.

Lifestyle Tradie membership is designed for trade business owners across all trade industries that want to start up, scale up or sell up. Whatever stage of the business journey you’re on, our trade-specific membership is about getting your business model right.

What happens when you build a house on a weak foundation? It doesn’t take long for cracks to appear, which causes ongoing problems with the integrity of the structure. The sooner you identify potential problems, the easier — and less expensive — it is to fix them. The situation is the same in business.

Without a strong foundation, your trade business will always struggle.

As a Lifestyle Tradie member, you’ll work on mastering your business model. This is your foundation and the most important part of your business. The Lifestyle Tradie business model features four core business principles — Platform, Profit, Marketing and People.

If you learn and apply these principles, you will win back time, money and control.

Are you in a survival mode?
Want more time and freedom?
Impatient to make more profit?

LIFESTYLE TRADIE
MEMBERSHIP
IS PERFECT FOR YOU!

BOOK A FREE STRATEGY SESSION WITH ANDY

See if you qualify for a FREE strategy session where we give you tailored advice and provide you with clarity and direction to smash out what you need to do right now to help you create the lifestyle and freedom you deserve.

BOOK A FREE STRATEGY SESSION WITH ANDY

See if you qualify for a FREE strategy session where we give you tailored advice and provide you with clarity and direction to smash out what you need to do right now to help you create the lifestyle and freedom you deserve.