Winter Jobs

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Penpro, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Penpro

    Penpro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Leaves are a no brainer for fall and begining of winter. What are some other jobs that can be done for a newbie with very little equiptment?
     
  2. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    Use search tool & keywords, "winter work", "winter jobs" ,etc. plenty of fresh threads on this topic. Good luck. I'll paste a good one below

    Oct/Nov

    - Fall Aerating
    - Fall Lawn Fertilizing/Winterizing
    - Gutter Cleaning
    - - Winterize Lawn mowers for people that cut their own lawn (winterize fuel system, sharpen balde, clean air filter, clean spark plug, change oil, clean deck).

    Nov/Dec
    - Florist delivery & sell XMAS TREES
    -

    Jan/Feb
    -
    - Tree Removal (downed branches from winter storms, requires chain saw)

    March
    - Spring Cleanups
    - Spring Aerating
    - Power Raking
    - Window Cleaning
    - Power washing


    Just offer a list of services that you think people will bite on:
    - Personal Assistant (run errands)
    - Car Detailing (you pick it up and drop it off)
    - Fence Repairs
    - Junk removal (runs to the dump)
    - Paint House numbers on curbs
    - Install peep holes in doors
    - Distribute flyers for other companies
    - If your good with the computer try offering logo designs or web page design.


    There are tons of ways to keep yourself busy in the off months.
    or you can try working for someone else during the slow times.
    - Part time job at home depot
     
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Holiday Lighting?
     
  4. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Delivery jobs aren't bad to keep some money coming in while you pursue other "lawn" related work. I've done the flower delivery thing. The nice part is during our off-season you have 2 huge flower holidays, X-mas and Valentine's. If you try to get a retail job you'll discover that Jan/Feb are the 2 slowest months for retail as well, you probably won't get many hours as the new guy.

    With flower delivery you also get to meet a lot of nice-looking women, makes the day go by better, IMO.
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    man, I wish that I lived down south and not have to worry about this snow cr@p
     
  6. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

    daytrading............................................................................
     
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    *note to self* get into daytrading
     
  8. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

    Heres a tip...........

    I usually only hold 5- 6 co's shares at a time.
    3-4 legit and 2 speculative. One of my specs went up 20%+ today alone.
    It could easily go do down that much friday but comes with the territory.

    Apple shares I bought last thursday at $55.00 ended the day today at $64.05. They were up a few cents on top of this in aftermarket. These will hit $75.00 by next friday and possibly $100+ by early Jan.

    The key is to check after market/pre-market trading and overseas markets as they are a good indication "IMO" of what will follow.

    Futures are my favorite but I wont go into details.
    Dont say I didnt warn you. Buy some Apple shares. [aapl]
     

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