All a person has to do is walk around their neighborhood or a drive around town to see that there are plenty of opportunities to make money. Everything from overgrown lawns to peeling paint on a house or commercial building, to the need for a babysitter is an opportunity disguised as someone else’s problem. The more problems a person can solve for others, the more money they can earn. Following are several ideas that people can use to make a good living. Some of them will require tools, equipment, and a bit of experience. Other things don’t require much and the
skills needed can be learned along the way.
Lawn Care and Gardening
Anyone with a lawn mower, Weed trimmer, rake, and a little bit of common sense and experience can start a lawn care business Sure, there are plenty of professional lawn care companies out there. But, not everyone has the means or the desire to hire them. In fact, many people prefer to hire an individual they know, like a neighbor, relative, or the kid down the street. Mowers make anywhere from $50 to $200 tomowa lawn depending on the size of the job. Most times, the mowing and trimming won’t take much more than a couple of hours. Other services like raking leaves, pulling Weeds, planting flower beds and gardens can be added for additional fees.
Car Washing and Detailing
This is a great service to offer and it doesn’t take much to get started. All that a person really needsis some rinning water, hoses, soap, rags, a bucket, and some window
cleaner. There are two ways to go about this. Either set up a static location that’s visible from the road so people stop in, or offer mobile services that take the service to the customer. The average car wash costs anywhere from $10 to $40. Detailing services can bring that price up to $100 or more, depending on the size of the vehicle and the scope of the work. A person who washes and details semi-trucks or other large vehicles can easily ask double those rates and get plenty of business at trick stops or local trucking companies.
Babysitting and Elder Sitting
Another tried-and-true way to make consistent money is by offering babysitting or elder sitting services. Most times, the job is performed in the client’s home. It’s more comfortable for the children or older person and there is less liability for the sitter. More importantly, it’s a convenience for people who work full-time jobs who also want to make sure their loved one’s are well cared for. It’s common for sitters to earn around $10 an hour in a smaller town and $20 or more per hour in larger cities. It’s important to note that this is a per-child charge in most cases. Of course, housekeeping, cooking, laundry, and other tasks can be added to the rate for an even better payout.
Pet parents are a passionate bunch and spare no expense to make sure their pets are happy, healthy, and comfortable.
They also have to go to work, fulfill their other obligations, and sometimes, they have to leave home for a while. That means they either have to leave their furbaby alone, or hire someone else to look after them. This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves being around dogs, cats, and other pets. Pet sitting/daycare starts around $15 an hour for regular stays with additional fees for nights, weekends, and holidays.