Some people find themselves out of work through no fault of their own. Companies downsize, merge, lay off workers, or go bankrupt.
For whatever reason you find yourself unemployed, you don’t have to stay that way for long. Not as long as people have lawns that need cared for.
You may be saying, “But everyone mows their own yard. No one really needs someone to mow it.”
This is where you’re wrong. There are a lot of people who hate to mow their yard, or unable to due to illness, age, or absence, and would love to pay someone to mow it, if they could just find the right person.
The right person means someone who will do a good job with their yard, for a fair price.
If you’re in need of a job, or already have a job but need a second one due to unexpected circumstances, like a baby on the way, a death in the family, urgent home repairs, or some other financial emergency, consider starting a lawn care service.
The first thing you’ll need is a lawnmower. And not just any lawnmower. Not if you plan to care for multiple yards. A single mower will wear out quickly and need replaced, which will defeat the purpose of that second job in the first place.
Start out with one great riding mower, and one good push mower for trimming, plus a weed eater.
You can browse your local lawn and garden centers like Walmart, Tractor Supply, or Home Depot, but another way to choose your perfect mower is to visit a review site like Lawn Mower Lane, where you’ll get to read the opinions and views of customers who have actually used the mowers.
Buying a lawn mower for your own yard is one thing. You can get by with the bare minimum, unless you have a huge or complicated yard. But to buy one for business purposes is another. You’ll need one that does just about everything—with all the features. You want one with zero-turn, a bag to avoid raking, and a wide blade path. These features aren’t necessary for a single yard, perhaps, but if you want to keep your new lawn customers happy, you need to give them the best.
Lawn care can be a lucrative business. No longer is it the territory of teenagers or low-skilled workers. If carried out correctly, you can earn just as much taking care of yards as you could with your regular job. If done well, you could expand, and even hire a few people to work for you.