There are two things you need to do in order to begin your career as a bounty hunter and start making an income. The first is to find a mentor. In addition to having the necessary training, a mentor is necessary to find out how a true Bounty Hunter operates. A mentor can allow you to work in a helper capacity so you can see the job before you actually start out on your own. Sometimes your mentor can become your partner. The mentor will help you with marketing your skills and showing you how he skip traces or talks to key people in order to find the criminals.
Literally, a mentor can be the key to your success as a bounty hunter.
It’s best to find a mentor that has been successful at the trade. Just because someone tells you they are a Bounty Hunter, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are good at it. Make sure you have a conversation with them to help you determine if they have the right temperament for being your mentor. If they are not going to help you by giving positive experiences, then it’s best to choose someone else. They will help you out by giving you the opportunity to experience areas of the business. Commit five hours or more to shadowing a successful Bounty Hunter.
Now as you probably well know being a bounty hunter is a very physical job, and you’ve got to stay in shape to be able to do your job well. Let’s talk about fitness and physical training for bounty hunters.
Get the License
As a licensed Bounty Hunter, you can find criminals wanted by local, state, and federal authorities. When you bring these criminals back to justice, your reward can be $50,000 or more.
Now don’t get me wrong, when you first get started, you’ll probably be looking at rewards from $500 - $5,000 at best. However, as I said, the more you build your reputation and market yourself, the more money you’ll make.
Another perk is you’ll be making your own hours, and deciding when/if you want to work! Are you currently able to do that at your real job? If so, count yourself lucky. Not only is the pay as a bounty hunter attractive, but so is the schedule. You can also work from home or your own office earning money that helps bring criminals back to pay for what they did.
That in its self is as rewarding as the money for most bounty hunters. Their true passion is bringing the bad guys in, and the money and fame is just icing on the cake.
When you find a mentor and get a license, you will be able to start your career. These two things are vital. The one because of the legalities involved in each state and the other because it will help you in a way no one and nothing else can. Consider the mentor your networking and the license your degree.