Mowing and landscaping are good business ideas when you want to make some extra money. Of course, there are a few things to take into account.
Our economy is not good. But, there are people who still do not enjoy the chores of spring and summer. If you are going to mow, it is essential to have a good running mower. You will need to make accommodations for the upkeep and gas and oil prices.
You will need to find work by either placing fliers around town or going door to door and speak with people. Mind you though, people truly do not like having their privacy bothered. So, it is probably better to put fliers on store fronts around town. You can make some colorful fliers with your capabilities and phone number. Do not quote prices until you have seen the job and have it in writing.
Your landscaping talents do not need to be extensive. When it comes to mowing, many people will hire professional ground keepers. But, you may be asked to remove or plant rosebushes, or trees. In this case, always remember to have everything in a contract so, that no misunderstandings occur. You do not want to do work for which you will not receive payment.
Remember to keep your blades sharpened. It is imperative to keep your tools in perfect working order. Always clean your mower, and any other tools as soon as you get home. Keep the oil chamber filled and the gas in an approved container. If you use a trailer to haul your equipment, take care of it, too.
Do not stretch yourself thin. Try to keep all jobs in a certain area on the same day. Keep a list of the times you are required to be at your destinations. If you are running late because of some misfortune, call your customers to let them know. If you notice anything askew on the grounds, report them immediately to your customer.