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62. Carpet Cleaning Business

You can start one of the smallest carpet cleaning businesses, and grow it into one the biggest carpet cleaning businesses nationwide! There is no limit to what you could do; working for yourself, and having others clean the carpets for you, after you first do it yourself. There are several types of carpet cleaning systems out there, you can use. Portable and mounted are the most typical types of carpet cleaners. Also, hot and cold, steam cleaning.
You can start with a small janitorial size, carpet-cleaning machine, that you can load, right into your truck, van, or even car, and start cleaning carpets right away. If you want to learn some carpet cleaning basics, before you go it alone, you could easily get a job with a carpet cleaning company, and work there for a couple of weeks, cleaning carpets, and learning some trade secrets you can put into your own business later.
You should have nice signs on your vehicle, to let people know how to get ahold of you for more business. When your at a job for a couple of hours, your auto will be outside advertising for you, since the neighbors will know your customers carpet, and their neighbors carpet, is being cleaned, they just might call you, since they have already seen you once before in the neighborhood.
You can target apartment complexes, condominium projects, mobile home parks, and more. By putting up fliers in all the laundry rooms, since they usually have a lot of people come and go and have time to read the bulletin boards while they are there. Lots of people expect to get their rental deposit money back from landlords, and want to turn their place in as clean as they got it, and usually need to clean the carpets too. Other people don’t even want to clean before they move out, or they could of even of been evicted, or just moved out in the middle of the night. That is where you target the apartment managers, for your repeat business. Send them a flier saying you clean carpet, and you will give them a discount if they give you them on a regular basis.
Later you can get bigger, more powerful machines, that you only need to bring the hose inside. Later, as you grown your business, you can train others to clean the carpets, and you can spend more of your time advertising for more carpet-cleaning customers and make your business even bigger.

63. Shopping Cart Collecting Service

You can start your own business, and work for yourself, and set your own hours in this business. As your own business owner, collecting grocery carts, from all over town, and returning them to the stores that, usually, have their name on the handlebars, or somewhere else on the shopping cart. Grocery stores, supermarkets, department stores, home improvement stores, and other, spend lots of money buying grocery carts, and they hate to lose them. It’s cheaper for the store, to give you money for each cart you return, rather than having to purchase new ones, to replace the lost or stolen ones. Also, stores have to have the shopping carts, so that customers will buy more items, and put it in the cart, so stores have to have the carts available for customers.
Some customers like to take the shopping carts home with them, and then just leave it on the corner, or in a parking lot, or alley somewhere, and will never return it back to the proper store. That is where you come in, with your grocery cart collecting service. You can drive around, and pick up those unsightly shopping carts that are just tossed around, and left just about everywhere, and return them to the store for a price, for each one you bring back.
You can negotiate with the many stores in your area, for prices you can get from them, for collecting, and returning their shopping carts back to them. You would need a truck, or a trailer, to put the shopping carts on, as you drive around and collect more of them. How many times have you driven around town, and seen empty shopping carts just parked on the corner? You can make a good living contracting to pick up abandoned shopping carts with the many stores that use them.

64. Concrete Cutting

You can start your own business, and be your own boss, as a concrete cutter. Concrete is usually cut, by big powerful hand held cutting machines, with diamond tip cutting saw blades, that are portable, and you can carry in a trailer or back of a pick up truck.
Lots of homeowners and construction people need concrete cut with a straight line, and don’t usually have their own concrete cutting machine to do the job. Someone remodeling their driveway may want to cut a section out with a straight line, that is where you can come in, and offer them your concrete cutting services. You can look for new concrete cutting machines on the internet, and you can also look for used machine in heavy equipment catalogs and magazines, or also online. You can rent a machine from equipment rental stores, but it would be cheaper to buy your own, as soon as you can afford to.
You can contact people in the construction business, like cement workers, concrete pavers, bobcat and dump truck owners, etc..., and let them know you are in the concrete cutting business. You can offer them a commission for any jobs they send your way. Make sure you have nice signs on your vehicle so customers can call you when they see you out cutting concrete on a job. You can market and grow your business so that you have someone else running the concrete cutting machine, while you’re getting more jobs. Later you can add services like concrete coring and drilling.

65. Handyman Service

You can start your own handyman service business and work for yourself, and work when and where you want to work. if you’re an average, or above average “do it yourself” type of person, when it comes to working on homes. If you have the basic knowledge of understanding how plumbing, electricity, construction, landscaping, roofing and general homes repairs are supposed to be done, then you can start your own handyman service business. If you’re the “Do It Yourself” type individual, you might like being in business being a handyman.
Even if you don’t know the basics about simple home repairs, like changing a toilet, water heater, sink, or faucet. Or, just replacing a bad sprinkler head, or underground water line break, or a home that is in need of a paint job, or just an old front porch, that needs to be fixed back up to new.
You can learn lots of things quickly, if you go to any home improvement store, bookstore, or local library and read some of their “how to books”. You can find so many things on how to fix stuff around the house. Most fix it yourself type jobs, are standard procedure, when it comes to fixing them with directions from a book. Each job will be a little bit different, and you surely don’t want the customer to see you reading a book, that would be embarrassing!
For example: If you replace a broken water heater in one house, you can do another house just about the same. It will be pretty much the same, but not exactly the same, but after you do it once, you should have a knack for it. If you have the basic knowledge, for understanding how a water heater works, and where the water lines should be hooked up to, and if it’s either, gas or electric, and you can hook the water heater up with no problems, I’m sure you can do almost any hot water heater replacement job.
As a handyman, you don’t need to be an expert in everything. For example: you might know how to change a light fixture, and run new outlets to a new place you want to be able to plug in electricity, but you might want to leave the more complicated stuff, like circuit breakers and other dangerous jobs, to the electrician experts. As long as you are honest with all homeowners, when they show you something that needs to be fixed, you can be honest and let them know if you can do it, or if you can’t. You are a handyman, which means you can tackle most all, regular jobs, which need to be done. You don’t have to be an expert in everything, and rebuild them a new house from scratch either, to succeed.
Lot’s of homeowners are just to busy, or don’t know how to do basic home repairs themselves. Most people call someone to come and fix something when it breaks, and they just want it fixed. So they can get back to their lives. You can offer your services to many customers. You can make up a flier, and put it in places where people 55 and over usually live and socialize, they are good candidates for home repairs, and handyman service. You should be fair in your pricing, do not take advantage of older people. When you find a complex, like a mobile home park for example, that requires everyone to be 55 or over to liver there. In California, there are all kinds of places you have to be 55 or older to liver there, mobile home parks, and more.
If you start working in one of those types of places where mostly senior citizens are, and do a good job for them, at a competitive price, you can get a lot of jobs and make everyone happy. Most of these senior citizens have already retired, and they are home most of the day. They take walks thru their neighborhoods, and when they see a truck working on something, they usually stop and notice it, because they are not in a hurry any more, and they have the time to talk and chat. If your around, they will walk over up to you usually and say hi, and talk to you. Later, they will ask you to fix something for them, since they have seen you around already and have spoken to you also already. So be really good with older folks, and you could turn your handyman business into a nice living. You should also have nice signs on your vehicle to get extra jobs. You can advertise in small newspapers, and make up some fliers and put them all over neighborhoods.
To get business quickly, you can make up your flier, put it inside small clear sandwich baggies, include a few stones or pebble for weight, and include your flyer. You can drive around the neighborhoods you would like to work in, and slowly drive around and toss each flyer into all the driveways as you drive around slowly. You will get calls quickly for work, when you do this system.

66. Crime Scene & Accident Clean-Up Service

Yes, you can make a business out of cleaning up after crime scenes. You can be your own boss, and work for yourself, offering to clean up accident and crime scenes. Someone has to clean up after an accident or horrific scene; it might as well be you. Of course, you would want to charge accordingly for this type of service, since not everyone can handle it. If you have no problem removing blood, and scrubbing, and cleaning, until things are spotless again, this might be just the niche business you might want to explore.
Unfortunately, crime, murder, accidents, and more terrible things happen all the time in our city and towns, all over the world. When a family has a terrible accident, the last thing they want to do, is clean up where someone they love, might of met a bad demise or was hurt really bad. They last thing they need to face, is cleaning up all the mess. If you have the right tact and personality, and you have the desire to start your own crime scene & accident clean up service business, you should succeed. You should make up a flier and let everyone know this is your new business. You could contact, and pass your flier out to, local and state police agencies, coroner’s office, funeral homes, hospitals, private investigators, estate attorneys, and others.
Let everyone know you a professional, you should try to wear a uniform or professional shirt when you attend to these types of clean up jobs. You will be dealing with high profile professionals, and situations. You want to do a good job, because the people at a crime scene can usually get you more work also. You could use any type of vehicle for this service, but a van would be the best vehicle to have. You would only need basic cleaning materials you can get from any janitorial supply business to start out with.

67. Property Inspections

You can start your own property inspection service business and make really good money doing this service business. A property inspector, is usually called upon, when a buyer and seller, are selling a home. There is usually is a property inspection on each house, before it is bought or sold. Usually, a neutral party who does, who does not have any interest in the house, or the buyers or sellers, his job is to just inspect and give his report on the house.
The property inspector, just needs some basic tools like a ladder, flashlight, screw drivers, and small items like that you can carry in a car or truck. You should also take some real estate classes, as there are plenty of places to learn about property inspections. The best way to get your customers is thru real estate agents and their brokers. There are so many real estate agents in any given town, and the realtor’s change personnel all the time, so you have just as good a chance, at getting jobs as the next guy.
You would want to contact, as many real estate agents as you can, and let them know the price you charge for your property inspection service. It’s a good idea to check around, and see what others are charging for property inspections around your area, so you can charge according also. The buyer usually pays for the property inspection, but they usually pay the realtor, who in turns pays the property inspector, so knowing some real estate agents, can get you multiple houses to inspect.
Make sure you have nice signs on your automobile, so you can get extra business that way also. You can drive around to houses that have real estate signs, saying, the property is for sale. When it has a for sale sign in the front yard still, that usually means it has not sold yet, and you can be the one to do a home inspection for the new owners. When a potential buyer comes up, it will need to be inspected by someone, it might as well be you. You should leave about 5 or 10 business cards at each house, as you would do better and get more calls, as many real estate agents visit a single house each day, showing potential customers all their listings.
So leave more than 1 business card at each home for sale, so potential clients and customers can take one, to remember you. Real estate agents know other real estate agents; so networking with them will bring you plenty of business in the future.

68. High Pressure washing

You can start your own business offering high pressure washing to stores, businesses, and homes, and be your own boss, and work for yourself. Stores and restaurants are good candidates you, because they need to keep their storefronts clean, and on a regular basis, as they can’t afford to have their storefronts looking dirty for customers.
You would need usually a pick up truck, or a trailer you can tow, to keep everything on, that you will need. You would need a high-pressure washer, and storage tanks to take your own water with you. Some jobs will not have water available, and you need to bring your own to clean with. If you prefer steam, that is up to you, but, you can charge more money if you use steam, and if you have a high-pressure steam washer.
Some high-pressure washing jobs, require you to reclaim your dirty water, so it does not run down the storm drains. It would be best to check with all local laws before start your high pressure washing business. Most pressure washing jobs are done when the business is usually closed, which means early morning hours, or in the middle of the night, or on the weekends. There is also, lots of work, high pressure washing the sides of homes before they are painted. You can also clean heavy equipment right out in the field.
You could make up a flier, and contact painters in your area. When they need a high pressure-washing job done on a home, you could offer them a commission for all jobs they send your way. You should have nice signs on your vehicle, saying you do high pressure washing, so customers can get a hold of you, and give you more jobs.

69. Pool Cleaning

You can start your own pool route cleaning business, and make money, and have fun in the sun, at the same time! What college kid, or grown up, doesn’t dream of being at the pool with lots of pretty girls around in bikinis! With this business, you can mix business with pleasure, and really enjoy your job!
You should be able to clean, and maintain swimming pool filter systems. You should know how to vacuum a pool out, and take water samples, and know what chemicals to add, to keep it at it’s peek swimming level. Pool filter systems are not that complicated if you stick to your basic home swimming pool designs. You can learn to clean the filters and back wash the system, to make it run clean again.
Check with local pool supply outlets in your area, ask them any questions you want answered. First, ask them if they are in the pool cleaning business also, if they say yes, maybe you should look for another pool supplier. When you find one that only sells swimming pool items, let them know you are beginning to clean swimming pools, and you would like to buy supplies from them, for your route you are starting. You might have some questions later on, and they would be the best source for correct information. A good dealer, will gladly try to help you along, after all, you’re buying from him, the products you need, for each home you work on. If not, move along, until you find somebody your comfortable with.
There are lots of homes with swimming pools. If they are not maintained and kept clean with maintenance, they get extremely dirty, and it won’t take you long to build up your own route of swimming pools to clean, and then later you can teach others how to work for you, and grow the business, or sell it as a route in the newspaper for a profit!

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