If you work in the field of lawn care, you know that there are many layers to what you do. Like figuring out what the customer likes, planning out an innovative design, and supporting your team are all stages in a landscaping business.
The winter months pose challenges for landscaping businesses, leaving many wondering how to maintain a steady income when outdoor projects slow down.
In this blog post, we’ll explore solutions to boost your landscaping business during the off-season, including using LoadUp’s app for access to local jobs.
Whether it’s string lights, or quick cash from junk hauling, there are plenty of winter jobs for landscapers! Discover how services like junk removal, item assembly and disassembly, donation drop-offs, and recycling can redefine winter income for landscapers.
How Landscapers Find Winter Season Jobs:
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1. Job Referrals from Existing Customers
The business of lawn care often requires a lot of skill when it comes to talking to customers. They’ll want to be sold on your idea for their home and assured that you will do whatever it takes to make their dream a reality, and once your connection is secure, they stick with you.
After building this strong relationship over time, you will have a chance of getting some work during the colder months because they will take you up on new services that you can provide.
A great thing you can do to show customers that you care about their business is to offer different services when the winter rolls around so they don’t forget about your company. These services may vary, but most of them take a lot of time like putting up holiday lights.
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2. Holiday Light Hanging Services
Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, and Kwanzaa are all big, exciting holidays which are celebrated during the winter and they each have one major factor in common: A whole lot of LIGHTS! 💡
Holiday lights are a huge deal during the holidays and so stringing up lights all over the roof, windows, and lawn of a house can take a long time with little reward. Usually, you will walk away with just enough to cover the cost of you and all your employee’s time for being there.
While it is definitely an option to make side money, this will require dedication and you will still run out of houses that are looking to have someone hang their lights up pretty quickly.
💰 The payout of being in the cold weather long enough to put up tons of lights often isn’t worth it. But, what if winter income for landscapers was easy? Look into working with LoadUp today!
3. Snow Shoveling and Odd Jobs
Did you know that every snowflake has a unique pattern? ❄️ While snowflakes aren’t identical, heaping piles of snow covering your customer’s driveway are the exact same: hard to shovel.
⛷️Dashing Through Jobs in the Snow. On rare occasions, your client list will may find you some snow removal jobs while you wait for the sun to come back, like getting rid of snow around their home, or perhaps cleaning out their ice ridden gutters in the cold.
Either way, these jobs are difficult and run the risk of health complications by being in the freezing temperatures all day while you deal with the snow and ice that the season brings.
4. Diversifying Your Landscaping Business
Landscapers face a common dilemma during winter—how to stay productive when outdoor projects are limited. LoadUp’s app provides an answer by offering diverse opportunities that align with the skills of landscaping professionals. Beyond traditional services, landscapers can engage in year-round activities like junk removal, keeping teams active and revenue flowing.
LoadUp is a junk removal company which has created the largest network of independent contractors because we believe in supporting local economies and jobs. LoadUp’s app opens up new avenues for winter income by connecting landscapers with a variety of in-demand services. Let’s delve into the key areas where your business can thrive during the off-season:
Junk Removal Services: Landscapers can capitalize on the demand for decluttering during winter, providing an essential service that keeps revenue flowing steadily.
Item Assembly and Disassembly: As indoor projects increase in winter, offering furniture assembly and disassembly services becomes a lucrative option for landscapers.
Donation Pickup & Drop-Offs: Landscapers can play a vital role in community service by facilitating donation drop-offs, fostering goodwill and contributing to a positive public image.
Recycling Services: Going green beyond shrubbery is a trend that landscapers can embrace by providing recycling services in the off-season and contributing to sustainability efforts.
The business of removing junk is simple if you already have the equipment, like a landscaping truck, to make hauling straight forward. No matter how low the temperature drops, people will still need to have their old and worn-out junk items taken from in and around their homes.
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You might be hesitant to try it out since starting another business is a lot of work.
The good news is that you have another option if you are looking to get into the junk removal game. An option that gives you free marketing, lets you work on your own time, and leaves haggling on a price out of the mix. You might find that it’s actually a lot easier than you think.
Why LoadUp’s App Is Your Winter Business Ally:
LoadUp’s user-friendly app ensures a seamless experience for landscapers looking to diversify their services. Here’s why it’s a game-changer:
You can accept any job that is convenient for your own schedule and not have to worry about anything else.
Most junk removal companies turn their employees into salesman by having them only offer on-site estimates where they must talk their client into the price they want for their hard work. As you can imagine, haggling with a customer usually follows which can take up a bit of time.
LoadUp doesn’t waste your time ever, they have upfront pricing so that they can streamline your payment and you can move onto the next job as quick as you’d like. You’ll also get paid weekly, so there’s no waiting when you need to pay your bills or employees.
While LoadUp does ask that there are at least two Loaders on each job, for your safety, you can pick who your other Loader is and simply have them apply as well. You’ll get to choose who you work with so you are not working with a stranger, which is definitely a major plus.
Receive instant notifications about local jobs that match your skills, allowing you to stay active and plan efficiently.
The best part is that there’s no strings attached, so when the landscaping season picks back up, you can get right back into lawn care without having to worry about any commitments.
Winter doesn’t have to mean a dip in income for your landscaping business. By leveraging LoadUp’s app and diversifying your services, you can turn the off-season into a period of growth and profitability. Stay active, meet the demands of the season, and secure a reliable income stream that extends beyond traditional landscaping projects.
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