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 idea, executing an innovative design, and supporting your team are all stages when working in a landscaping business.
But, do you ever wonder what landscapers do in the winter when your customers put off their typically frequent lawn care needs until the after the upcoming cold season passes?
You could call up your entire client list, or get them to refer you to someone who might need your services. Most likely, you will end up needing to find a side hustle to keep you going through those difficult winter months, but only one side gig is the most beneficial.
Whether it’s string lights, or quick cash from junk hauling, you have options this season! Read on and you will never have to ask ‘what do lawn care companies do in the winter?’
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Getting 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.
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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.
Big Lights and Holiday Hours
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!
Dashing Through Jobs in the Snow
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.
Your dedicated client list will hopefully care about you enough to find you some snow related jobs while you wait for the bright sun to come back out, like getting rid of that snow around their home, or perhaps spending many hours 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.
Exploring the Junk Removal Business
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.
Often these items are bulky and tough for them to get rid of on your own, so they will pay the fee for you to take their aged items away safely. Anything from furniture to mattresses to TVs and more, customers will be thankful that you can do the heavy lifting they don’t have time for.
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You have probably heard about the benefits of the junk removal business, as it’s become very lucrative, but 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.
Becoming a Driver for LoadUp
LoadUp is a junk removal company which has created the largest network of independent contractors because we believe in supporting local economies and jobs. With us, you’ll be able to work when and wherever you want. With our easy to use driver app, 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 at the end of every week, 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.
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. You might even want to look into our easy dumpster rentals when the weather gets warm!
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