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ideas for lawn mowing jobs

Updated on March 1, 2012

Lawn mowing business tips

Lawn mowing jobs

ideas for lawn mowing jobs

If you are looking to make extra money by mowing lawns, here are some ideas that you may consider. Before you begin mowing, it is a good idea to find out how much money other people are charging to mow lawns. You want to charge a similar amount but preferably a little less. If the average rate is $35 per lawn, you should start at $30 and see how business goes.

The easiest lawn to mow is an empty lot. In most cases the owner of the lot does not want the lot mowed weekly. If you simply mow it once a month so it doesn't get out of hand, he is happy. The easiest way to find one of these lots is simply by looking around and seeing if there are any empty lots that look like they need mowing and have a "For Sale" sign on them. Contact the person listed on the "For Sale" sign and see if they would like to have their lot mowed. Let them know that you will mow it regularly and as often as they would like. Weekly, twice a month, monthly or whatever they like. If you are mowing this lot once a month and pick up 3 other lots, you will be making the same money as if you were mowing one lot every week. You also have something to fall back on if one or two of the lots sales, you will still have 2-3 lots left and can look for a replacement lot.

The next easiest lawn to mow is an abandoned or foreclosed house. If you can make a contact with a realtor or a banker, that would be a huge advantage. They can tell you when a house has been foreclosed on or has been abandoned. This can be some good job opportunities for you. Even though the houses will sell, you could be getting a steady stream of work. The key is to be reliable and relatively inexpensive. It is worth the extra money to whoever is trying to sell the house to keep the yard mowed.

Another idea is to find an empty house with a "For Sale" sign in the yard and contact the realtor. Since the house is empty, the owner is probably buying or renting a house in another city. They are probably strapped for money so you should charge less money. They will probably be glad to have someone mow the lawn in order to get the house sold quickly.

The standard lawn mowing idea is to mow senior citizens lawns. You can contact your parents, grand parents and people from your church or local churches. If you work or are in school you can also spread the word there. The more people know that you are a reliable lawn mower, the better chance you have to get business. It is also important to keep your price reasonable. Most senior citizens have to watch their money because they are on a limited income.

I hope these ideas will help you find some lawns to mow and help you make some extra money.


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      Brock grim 8 years ago

      thanks for the help,if you have any more tips,please email me

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      Art West 8 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for the comment.