💸 Get paid to take out the trash
step-by-step guide to making hundreds a month
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Happy Hump Day! Let’s jump in:
🗑 Taking out the trash
😂 Meme of the day
MOVE. THAT. CAN.
I was going for "move. that. bus!" from Extreme Makeover. What a throwback.
With today's side hustle, we're aiming to solve an easy but annoying task - taking out the garbage cans and bring them back in.
It isn’t that big of a hassle but if you could pay someone $1 to do it every week for you, would you do it?
I'm betting at least a few of you said yes and that's all you need for today's side hustle: moving people's trash cans on garbage day - for only $1.
"$1 Faares? Ain't nobody got time for that!"
Okay, hear me out.. the best way to get people to say yes to this is to make them a no-brainer proposition they can’t refuse. $1 a week sounds like a pretty no-brainer to me.
You'll have customers saying "$1 to never put out or bring in my garbage cans again? Where do I sign?"
How big can this side hustle get? I think you could get 30-50 people to say yes and depending on where you live, make anywhere between $120-$400 a month.
This side hustle is a numbers game. There's not much price increase you can make.. maybe $2 ($1 for each garbage can). You need to sell as many people as you can.
But once you get a customer, you'll most likely have them for a long time. Garbage day always comes so you'll consistently have money coming in and once your customers don't have to worry about pulling out those big and clunky cans anymore, they're never gonna want to go back!
Alright, enough talk let's get into it!
Here’s your two-step guide:
1. Get customers
If you have an older community nearby, this is the perfect neighborhood to ask because you'd be solving a real problem they have. Plus, older folks are likely to have the money to spend on this service.
You could go door-to-door and ask or you can go the flyer route.
Your flyer will have fewer conversions because it’s harder to say no face-to-face so if you have the courage, get out there and secure those clients… and learn how to sell - an invaluable skill 💪
You could pitch it like this:
"Hi! I live in the neighborhood and was wondering if you'd be interested in having me pull your garbage cans to the curb and placing them back every garbage day?"
They'll most likely ask how much and when you say only $1, see how shocked their faces are. Try to get as many homes as you can in a row, it'll make it much easier and quicker to do multiple homes.
Test your pricing. If you're in more of an upscale community, try $2 and pitch it as $1 per can. See what happens. There's only one way to find out!
Obviously, you’ll only be able to do this with garbage cans that aren’t in people's garages. Unless you can convince people to give you their garage codes and if you're able to do that, you need to pursue a job in sales.
2. Move. those. cans!
Alright, you've acquired your customers! Now every garbage day, you'll move your client's cans out either late afternoon the day before or early morning before work and put them back in the afternoon.
Each house might take 30 seconds and you make $1 off each one. Do it 50 times and that's $50 a week in recurring revenue totaling $2,600 a year.
And if you're able to get $2 in the wealthier towns, $5,200 a year. Not too shabby for a quick and easy side hustle!
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