If you have a lawnmower and a few basic tools, you can start a little side job mowing other people’s grass and performing basic yard care services. If you have even greater skills, you may add landscaping and gardening to the mix. Print you a few business cards and pass them out.
In a small town, mowing a yard might fetch $50+. In a more upscale area, even a small yard could bring in $200 or more. You just need to know what the market will bear.
To do a little market research, look around your neighborhood and see which neighbors pay to have their grass cut. Ask them how much they pay for the service. They may not tell you, but it never hurts to ask. Get a general idea about how much this type of service is going for in your area. Watch to see what all the competition does for the fee.
Once you have a general idea what the competition charges, drive around your area and
Once you have completed the task, ask the customer how well you did. Learn from any complaints they may have. Leave a few business cards with them.
No matter what business you are in, always have a magnetic sign on your vehicle that has the name of your business and your phone number.
Remember, when you are first starting out to have any checks made payable to you and not to a business name. Federal Law requires you to deposit any checks made payable to a business name into a business checking account owned by the business the check is made out to.
If you can think of other ideas to raise a little extra money on the side, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about it.
Please be advised that all the information in this course is provided to educate, enlighten, and broaden your views in life. The information provided is not a substitute for medical, legal, dietary, financial/accounting, or religious professionals. Always consult a professional before you act on any of the information you find in this course.
Please be sure to consult your attorney, accountant, and/or other professionals with any specific questions. There is no one right answer to any business question that will cover all circumstances.