Some hobbies just go better when the weather is warm. Granted depending on what part of the country you call home, you may have more warm months than cold. Still, many people have only just realized that they can make a substantial amount of money doing the things they love to do outside. While it is not secret that grass cutting and lawn mowing have spawned the great commercial landscaping businesses of today, but several other options also exist to earn cash from hobbies or outside activities. Since the majority of outdoor hobbies can be labor intensive, potential entrepreneurs need to carefully evaluate profit margins before embarking on a full out business venture. Here are a few ideas for summer activities or hobbies that can be turned into summer jobs:
Car detailing is nothing new, but actually showing up at a customer’s driveway to give their vehicle a little TLC is a great way to earn some cash. If you enjoy washing cars and getting them to shine like new, this is one area that should be explored. The start up cost is fairly minimal, and the earning potential is very high depending on how fast you can clean.
General Lawn Care
One thing people hate is being tied into contracts. Today, people have contracts for cell phones, contracts for cable TV, contracts for Internet service, nothing but commitments. Many customers just want to hire someone to cut the grass this week or weed that flower bed once or even plant some flowers. Customers today just do not want to be stuck with a monthly bill from that guy with the ten thousand dollar lawn mower. Using your ample skills to fill this niche as freelance yard worker can result in turning your green thumb into some green in your wallet.
Swing Set Assembler
If you are handy with a wrench and screwdriver you can bring some peace into the lives of people who realize too late that “some assembly required” can mean a whole lot of little pieces and parts. Tons of people buy swing sets every summer, and many people would jump at the chance to pay someone to do the assembly work. All it takes is a few basic tools, and you are ready to start building some play centers. If you have access to a truck you can even offer to pick the units up from the stores and deliver them to the houses, which is just another way to earn a few bucks.
Flag Pole Maintenance
If you enjoy working on flag poles, chances are you have a skill that many people take for granted. When people start having problems with flagpoles, they tend to just stop flying flags. However, using your unique skill set and a few tools, getting Old Glory back up into the sky can be a relatively simple process. Again, the start up cost for this type of endeavor is low, and gauging demand is as simple as taking a walk around the neighborhood.
Dog walking is an activity that becomes less appealing for lots of people when the weather turns warm or even hot. If you enjoy taking a stroll on a summer afternoon with a pooch or two in tow, you have the makings of a brilliant business opportunity. As long as you are able to control the dogs you are walking, getting some exercise and earning money along way can make for a beautiful marriage. Many folks will even want to set up a regular schedule to make sure their furry friends get enough exercise.