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Old 01-12-2002, 02:49 PM
BISHOP BISHOP is offline
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What Do You Guys Do For Cash In The Winter

This is my first winter without work. I am busy throughout the
main season but need an income to pay the bills in the winter. I live in Ohio & I don't want to get into snowplowing (heard its alot of hassle for the money)

Anyone have any side business or ways to bring money in during winter?

Thanks in advanced for the responses.


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Old 01-12-2002, 03:00 PM
kris kris is offline
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We do snow removal but the way the winters have been going, it hasn't been a great money maker.
We are going to look into selling firewood after my interest was sparked here reading a post. We may also look into some kind of manufacturing ( perhaps wooden planter boxs ) for inside shop work. We are fortunate to have a great retail spot.
What we are after is being able to keep people employed for the winter ... Even a break even venture would do.
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Old 01-12-2002, 03:34 PM
thelawnguy thelawnguy is offline
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Re: What Do You Guys Do For Cash In The Winter

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Originally posted by BISHOP
I don't want to get into snowplowing (heard its alot of hassle for the money)
I do snow, yes it can be a hassle if you let it, but I worked one day last month, three so far this month, and have no cash flow problems.

Guess you gotta decide what its worth to you...
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Old 01-12-2002, 04:12 PM
John Allin John Allin is offline
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Yeah... snow is a hassle.
But.... we just buck up and muddle thru....
Whattayathink ??????
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Old 01-12-2002, 04:41 PM
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Sooner or later I'll have to get into snowplowing but for the next few years I'll be finishing up my business degree too and winter is when I really focus on college. If I plow It will cut into my classes and I'll never finish school.

Any other side jobs other than plowing?


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Old 01-12-2002, 05:42 PM
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You can plow and finish school, just pace yourself. I did it.
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Old 01-12-2002, 07:29 PM
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Why not learn how to structure pricing to earn enough in 9-10 months and not worry about winter.
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Old 01-12-2002, 08:28 PM
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I am with KBFoxjr I bought a plow tuck for this winter and have had almost no work to do and had spent much of my winter money on the truck. In the Future I will Budget things so that I am set for winter weather it snows or not. The snow is just too unreliable.
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Old 01-12-2002, 08:28 PM
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Like Harold, I make sure all my income and revenue needs are covered in our 9.5 month season and there is enough cash in the bank to pay all bills during the winter. Thats the only way to cover a seasonal business.

Greetings from Fredrick MD, teaching COMPASS here and off to Memphis tomorrow.
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Old 01-12-2002, 08:53 PM
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First of all we stretch the season out as late as possible, then start in the spring as early as possible. Second, we plow- and the money is worth the hassle, at least in New Hampshire. We also do simple demolition jobs for a commercial contractor friend. Also, we fix broken equipment, prune, clean gutters, plan for next year, and sleep. We keep our eyes open for opportunities, and when there are none we deal with our own stuff.
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