Whether you are looking for a side hustle to make extra money, or are looking to create a full time business to grow, there are a number of ways to go about this. There is a barrier to entry to certain businesses that is hard for many people to overcome and can be less competitive as a result.
What that means is that when a job is physically demanding, you may be able to corner the market and make a good profit. Instead of trying to create a startup and be the next Tesla, think in simpler terms.
In this article, I will go over several businesses you can start up yourself that may be physically demanding, but can make you a lot of money.
1 – Junk and debris removal
People accumulate stuff over the years. Way too much stuff. And then the day comes when they need to move, or have a relative who has passed away and the house needs to be cleared out.
Most of the stuff there is junk and has no value. How do people get rid of it? They hire a guy with a dump truck to come and haul it away.
This is a great way to start a business. All you need is the dump truck and a bit of marketing to get the word out. Don’t worry if you don’t already have the truck as you can take on dump truck financing to get yourself exactly the one you need.
2 – Tree stump removal
Another job that is not very glorious but can be very lucrative is tree stump removal. There is an opening here as many arborists don’t deal with removing stumps. They can take care of your trees, but if they take one down, you are on your own when it comes to the stump.
For about $10,000 you can start your own company to take on the task of removing these unsightly stumps. You’ll need a truck and a stump grinder to be able to get started. There are a few other tools you need to get the job done, but if you buy used equipment you can save a bundle.
3 – Window washing
Though it isn’t nearly as physical a job as the last two on the list, washing windows is not something many people want to do for a living. Which makes it an ideal business for you to start.
It can be started very cheaply and give you a very steady income. With a small SUV you can transport all your equipment needed to do the job. And to start you won’t need to hire any employees as you can do the work yourself.
Just do some door knocking downtown and offer to wash the windows of all the businesses there. Give them an introductory rate to allow you to gain their trust and then you can grow from there.
With some local marketing techniques, you can get the word out and grow a business from the ground up.