Lawn Mowing. . . SideHustle
Updated: Jun 18
Mowing lawns is one of those simple menial tasks that needs to be done but most people would rather pay someone else to do the job. This is a popular #sidehustle, as it only requires a lawn mower and water for hydration.
Get started early in the season by posting a few fliers around your neighborhood promoting $40 per lawn (depending on the size). Imagine you only mowed one lawn a day per week... that's $200 with weekends off! Word spreads fast so don't be surprised when your phone starts ringing off the hook with #newbusiness. Wanna scale up this #sidehustle? Offer the 'Neighbor-Network' Special = a free mow for 3 referals that buy. Then hire another entrepreneur to handle your overflow #newbusiness which pays $20 on the first mow and $30 on every mow thereafter. So, with just 2 mows per day from repeat accounts he didn't solicit, Overflow-Entrepreneur grosses $300 week with the weekends off and you make $100 from OE's labor. Now, imagine you have 4 OE's x2 mows per day = $400 wk for you. Ok... let's bump up each OE's work load to 4 mows per day = $600 wk per OE and $800 wk for you. You handle all the advertizing to keep your OE's busy with work they don't have to solicit by promoting the 'Neighbor-Network'-Special, you'll generate steady work for everyone. Split your crew up in teams of 2-3 and offer contests with bonus rewards.
Display a unique gimmick or sponsor a cause, such as: outfitting your crew with giant sunglasses and florescent t-shirts to draw attention. Print your clever slogan or the cause you're supporting on the back. People love to promote young people with work ethics and a business who are willing to get their hands dirty for a cause.