5 Reasons to Quit Your Bar Manager Job to Become a Bar Auditor

December 13, 2017

|Dave Allred

For those of you unaware of my journey, I’m not going to bore you with the details at this time, but just know that years ago I was extremely unhappy with my job as a bar manager. My wife and kids were gone at school and work during the day and I was working nights. I never saw them.

As a result, I spent a long time looking for something different, and after many attempts at new positions and business start-ups, it was actually my wife who found two companies who were training people via their franchise offer to start their own business as bar inventory auditors.

The only problem was you had to spend $50,000 to buy into the franchise, which I didn’t have, so I spent two years figuring it out on my own.

The point is, if you are in a similar situation in which you like your job but you see no end in site and you’d like a better career, I’m going to give you 5 reasons why you might want to consider making a change in your career and become a bar inventory auditor, which will in turn, change your life.

If any of this strikes a chord in you and you’re interested in seeing what this business is all about, you can download The Bar Auditor’s Handbook here for FREE. 

This is the Underground Playbook For Earning $150/hr. as a Bar Inventory Auditor.

Now let’s get into why this might be the change you’ve been looking for:


1. YOU WORK FOR YOURSELF. Not sure if that scares you or excites you, but I’m hoping it’s the latter because there is nothing more motivating than getting up every morning knowing that the decisions you make and the hours you work all go towards YOUR business and your dreams and not someone else’s.

2. YOU MAKE YOUR OWN HOURS. In other words, “Flexibility”. As a bar auditor you can arrange to come in and count the beer, wine and liquor inventory early in the morning (which is what I did) or late at night. You can work all weekdays and have weekends off (also what I did so I could spend time with the fam) or you can work weekends. In addition you can build this part-time as a side gig to make some extra cash while keeping your current job, or go all-in and make it your full-time job. The options and possibilities you have as a bar auditor are as wide-open and varied as the ingredients that goes into vodka.

3. YOU CAN USE YOUR CURRENT EXPERIENCE TO GROW QUICKLY. The main problem with our profession in the bar/restaurant industry is that we aren’t really trained for anything else, so to start down another path career-wise means starting at the bottom of the pay-chain and slowly working your way up. As a manager, you already have (or should have) some basic concepts on how to run a bar and the dire importance of tracking inventory. All you have to do now is learn the nitty-gritty details of the business plan and within a few weeks you’re off to the races with your new career.

4. YOU ACTUALLY HELP BAR OWNERS SUCCEED. Not sure if you’re into that whole “Helping others feels good”concept or not, but regardless, the result is the same, which is that when you have a bar auditing business, you actually help bar owners make more money and help their business thrive for years to come, and whether that makes you feel good or not, you’ll definitely feel important, with a purpose you may be lacking right now.

5. THE MONEY. Let’s stop screwing around. 1 – 4 are important reasons for becoming a bar auditor, but when it comes down to it, SHOW ME THE MONEY! Whether you want more money so you can buy clothes and a new car and live in a nicer place, or so you can have the freedom to do whatever you want, money is the strongest motivator of all, and I have fantastic news for you: Bar auditors make great money. How great? Let’s compare:

The average bar manager in America working 40 hours per week earns $21 per hour, or $45,000 per year. If they want more money, they end up working 50 – 60 hours per week.

The average bar auditor works 25 – 30 hours per week and earns $100 – $150 per hour, depending on how much you charge and how efficient you are with your time.

So I’ll ask you this question: would you rather spend the next 20 years trying to get promoted in your management position so you can eventually go from $21 per hour to $25 – $30 per hour, or would you rather learn a new trade in your same field of expertise earning $125 per hour within just a few weeks?

Thanks for stopping by. Again, click here if you’d like a FREE copy of The Bar Auditor’s Handbook.

Cheers, until next time,


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