For those of us in the snow belt, winter is upon us just in time for Christmas. Snowfalls create problems that demand solutions. This is an easy one. Get a snow blower and rent out your services to neighbors, the elderly, apartment complexes, shopping areas, and condo associations.
One doesn’t need to buy a snow blower – rent one instead. No big upfront cost and the rental store is likely responsible for maintenance and repair. You will need to buy gas or an oil-gas mixture for 2-cycle engines and maybe a shovel for hard to reach places.
Simple Tips to make this profitable and doable:
– Charge an hourly rate – $20 to $25 is reasonable, depending on the job or
– Bill on a per-job basis – you’ll need to estimate time and charge based on amount of snow
– Write up a contract for your clients defining terms for both parties
– Carry rock salt or sand for melting ice
– Be available when snow comes and be responsive
– Either be within walking distance of your clients or have a reliable vehicle
– Warm clothes, hat, gloves, boots. Have a spare set or two available.
– Be physically able to do this work safely
This is an easy-money job with little stress and always in demand during the winter, at least in the northern states. Be reliable and provide good customer service and you’ll have plenty of work!
By Dion D. Shaw
Dion D. Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs
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