Mowing lawns is one of the easiest classic hustles of all time. If you live in an area where summers are sunny but are also rainy throughout the season, you can find it even easier to have homeowners bring in outside help to get yard work done. The grass just keeps growing and growing!!
This is when nature is on your side. The best strategy is to slowly build your clients up from a few who accept regular cuts.
A simple agreement and proper negotiations will prosper, since even when you no longer want to continue this gig, you will have an entire business on your hands. just 20 properties per month can be handled in 2-3 days out of the month. If those are $50 dollars each that's $1000 bucks in 3 days. It's not that difficult to build but once it is you definitely don't want to just give it away.
A group of customers who are subscribed to your services will need someone to maintain the properties the same way you already have. Take advantage and SELL YOUR CUSTOMERS, each and every one is a valuable asset to anyone who is interested in this type of business.
1-Someone starting a landscaping business
2-Someone expanding current business
3-Anyone with a lawn mower.
A lawn that's worth $50 to cut down from ONE customer that accepts monthly cuts is worth $600 a year! This can be Monthly Weekly or Bi-weekly some will even ask for bi-monthly trimmings for their properties.Quick prices that can vary from one location to the next but is common.
- Thirty minutes mowing a small yard is an easy $20 bucks anywhere in the USA.
- A medium size lawn that may take 2.5 hours to organize in a professional manner would bring an easy $40-$70.
- A large full day consuming property can haul up a nice $150-$250 all depending on the major details of the land of course and your negotiation skills too.
Depending on your equipment you may spend $10-$20 on supplies and material to get one job done.
Gas, Oil, water, garbage bags, etc.. These are usually costs that roll over to the next few jobs so you can even them out amongst several days.
The most expensive tools like weed whackers or lawn mowers can be rented until you can buy your own. This site has Loanable property in your area where you can also rent out your stuff for money. It's a great place to start.
rentnotbuy and neighborgoods
are a couple other ones that may help you out.
Craigslist as always is full of ads with people selling household goods like tools and gardening stuff. If you are patient and browse thoroughly you will be sure to find some good deals for your supplies to any gig to make money.
Some major department stores also rent out machinery for common tasks. Home depot and Lowes are great help with this in my area.