Here is a really great idea for someone who wants to start their own business, start a sidewalk and driveway edging business. Edging is where you use gas powered equipment to trim away the excess growth of grass and dirt over the sidewalks and driveway and then remove the debris to leave the yard looking neat and manicured.
People love the way it makes their yard look but no one really offers it as a stand alone service. Lawn care companies will do it as a service to their own customers who request it but no one concentrates on edging as a stand alone service business.
What this means to you is you can start your own service that people really love and have no competition. Edging sidewalks is not time sensitive like a lawn mowing business where you are committed to the business week after week from spring to the fall.
Edging can be done on your schedule, when you have the time. If you are a high school student, college student a teacher or anyone who really wants to find a unique business that is for real and not a scam or get rich quick scheme that is just a con, then edging sidewalks and driveways could be what you are looking for to work for yourself.
It can be done part time or full time, whatever you want. The more you market your business, the more customers you will have.
The equipment is relatively cheap to get started and you can even line up your first customers before you even have the equipment since it is not time sensitive like lawn cutting is. You can line up customers first, get your equipment and get your money back right away.
You will have a unique business that people love and will help you to grow by telling others how much they love how their lawn looks after you edge it. Their neighbors will also take notice and make it easy to add more customers in a short time.
Get started now and have a part time business going this summer and fall.