Here’s how to start your lawn care side hustle this summer.
Starting a side hustle can be a little intimidating at first. There are several factors involved such as getting up the energy after your 40-hour work week, investing in the equipment you need, figuring out how to market your side gig and last but not least, getting the job done and making your customers happy. Ready to get started? Great. You’ll have extra cash in your pocket and a lawn care empire side hustle in no time.
Step #1: Get plenty of sleep
According to sleepassociation.org, “Sleep deprivation is defined as not obtaining adequate total sleep. When someone is in a chronic sleep-restricted state they’ll notice excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, clumsiness, and weight gain or weight loss. In addition, being sleep-deprived affects cognitive function” and 37% of 20-39-year-olds report it affects them. Let’s face it – If you’re working a full-time job, then you know firsthand that some days you come home, take off your shoes and order dinner in because you don’t have enough energy to cook, never mind mow a lawn full of grass. Try to carve out time throughout the work week to head to bed early to prepare for weekend duties and side hustling. Believe it or not, getting on an early sleep schedule might be just the thing you didn’t know you needed.
Step #2: Save money and get ready to invest
If you don’t already have a zero turn, weed eater, bush trimmer, chainsaw or any other pieces of equipment that will come in handy on your lawn care journey, then get ready to set aside some cash to invest. On the other hand, if you already own your own stockpile of functioning lawn care appliances, then you’re in luck! You can get started almost immediately, but first – read step #3.
Step #3: Marketing yourself… and your side hustle
It all starts with you. Your friends, family and future customers will want to know who you are and why you’re so different from all of the other lawn care champions out there. Think about what makes you unique and niche in the marketplace. For example, if a customer were to come to you and ask, “Why should I pick your mowing service?” then your answer should be something that sets you far apart from the rest so that you’re more memorable and more people will hear about you and call. Facebook is a great tool for marketing a side hustle. Places in the social community such as Facebook yard sale sites and specific group pages are a great avenue to start spreading the word.
Step #4 Go get em’ tiger
By the time you put step #4 in motion, you should be well rested, invested with new (or used) lawn equipment and tools and ready to use your niche skill while putting your marketing efforts in motion. Now, all there’s left to do is schedule your customers for service, show up on time ALWAYS and ask them for a raving review when you’re done making them happy. Be sure when becoming a side hustlin’ marketing guru to start your own business page on Facebook so that your new fans can leave you honest reviews for others to spread the word. Remember this formula: The more positive word of mouth about your company = more paydays for you.
Ready to get started? Break a leg you savvy lawn professional you! And If you’re looking to a side hustle to help get back on track financially and wish to consolidate bills, credit cards, manage debt and you find yourself needing a little help, a LendingPoint loan may be a great option. Apply Today.
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