A lawn mowing business is a great opportunity that anyone can start without the hassles and significant costs associated with other businesses. Approached correctly, it’s an opportunity that could either bring in a little extra every month, or even be a springboard to bigger and better things in the future. In this article, I’ll give you 5 reasons why I believe that you should start a lawn mowing business rather than any other business that you may have considered.
- Low Costs – High Profits
Lawn Mowing Businesses are typically high profit/low expense. You just have to buy some mowers or even some push reel mowers, and then you can start it. We’re usually looking at profit margins in excess of 95% due to the fact that you’re effectively exchange your time and your energy for money – rather than buying and selling goods. Many traditional businesses are extremely happy if they hit a 20% profit margin as they have significant costs in the form of staff salaries, buildings, vehicles and stock. None of this is necessary for mowing lawns, so the majority of the income that you earn is pure profit.
- It’s Not Rocket Science
You like me, have probably sat down at some point to draw up a list of what you’re good at that you could use to make money. Then, like me, you probably realized that few of your skills were marketable! The great thing about lawn mowing is that you can learn the basics in just half an hour. Sure, as you gain experience, you’ll start to learn the finer points that will add to the professionalism of your work, but to start with, you just need to know how to cut grass!
- Minimal Customers for Regular Revenue
One of the cold hard facts of business is that it costs significantly more to find a new customer than it does to sell to an existing customer. However, when traditional business sell goods to consumers, they’re often forced into a constant struggle of finding new customers. With a lawn mowing business, you have the advantage of word of mouth recommendations throughout your area as well as offering a service that people need on a regular basis. Put simply, as long as you do a good job at a fair price, you’re more likely to have a waiting list than to be struggling to find new customers. And if you have a waiting list, you could always consider taking on an assistant on a part-time basis…!
- It’s Not Just A Summer Job
If you look at this opportunity as simply mowing lawns, then you’re not only missing a trick – you’re also losing money during the months where the grass doesn’t need cutting. Think about it: people aren’t hiring you to mow their lawn – they’re hiring you to make the lawn look as good as possible! With this in mind, you need to offer your services as a “lawn care specialist” or “lawn care consultant”, which immediately broadens your scope. Not only are you cutting the grass, but in winter you could be shoveling snow, or in spring you could be aerating the grass or even raking leaves in fall. You get the idea?
- You Get To Work On Your Tan
Who doesn’t want to spend time working outdoors and get a great tan in the process? This appeals to most of us – espcially if we can get paid for doing it! There’s the added benefit that a physical job like lawn care is great exercise and is a great way to stay in shape. In other words, mow lawns and you’ll get muscles and a great tan! Why would anyone not want this??? I personally believe that mowing lawns is a fabulous way for a teenager to make money. You can make a lot of cash, and have a lot of fun running the business.
Look, a lawn mowing business doesn’t have to be just something that a teenager runs for a few neihbors in order to make a little extra pocket money. It can be a healthy business in its own right. If you’re feeling financial pressures yourself right now and could use some extra income, then maybe a lawn mowing business is for you, just buy some lawn mowers and start it.