|Written by Bill Hanks|
Teens can pick up some much needed cash by shoveling snow.¬† Yes it can be hard labor.¬† However, if you have a partner, you can make some pretty good money doing this type of work.¬† This article will explain some ideas on how to set up some jobs before the snow arrives.
Start Early;¬† Line up your jobs now and write them down some place with your partner.¬† Write down phone numbers and addresses.
Purchase a good Shovel;¬† You need the right tool for the job.¬† Steel shovels, although heavier, can handle ice as well as snow.
Clients;¬† Older citizens won't pay as much, but they are guaranteed business.¬† Check with stores with walks in the front.¬† Post Offices, Doctors Clinics, Police Departments, Barbershops, Insurance Companies and any place that needs help.
Business Cards;¬† Print up some business cards and hand them out to your clients.¬† Make sure you have your phone number on it.¬† Let them know though that regular clients come first.¬† This always worked for me.¬† People would pay extra to get to the¬†top of the list.
Texting Communication;¬† If people know how to text you, use it to your advantage.
Be fair with your billing;¬† Older folks, with small areas, charge less.¬† Big stores charge more.
Be on time;¬† Keep an idea on the weather reports, when you communicate.¬† Stores need it done continuously.¬† However, homeowners prefer to wait until the snow stops falling.¬† If you are in school, be sure your clients know this.¬† They will wait, if they know this.¬†
Be Dependable and go the extra mile;¬† Doing a good job, could lead to more jobs from others.¬† Seniors will spread the word and brag about your good work.¬† They always do.
Shoveling snow is a fast and easy way to make some large amounts of cash in a short time.¬† However, you can't be lazy.¬† You have to get after it.¬† I always referred to it as shoveling for cash.¬† Remember to dress for the environment.