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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Pfunk, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Pfunk

    Pfunk Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hello everyone,

    I have been plowing and salting for a few years now, but this is the first year I actually own my full setup (truck, plow, salter). December has been pretty good, but the last 2 weeks have been almost dead. In fact it's almost 40 degrees out right now and it's raining.

    I was just wondering, what are some good ideas to earn some extra $$ during down time?
     
  2. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Open a car wash?
     
  3. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 850

    Sign everyone up on a seasonal price so you don;t have to worry! then you can sleep, work on trucks, party, sleep
     
  4. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Work on offering lawn mowing during the warm months
     
  5. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    ^^^^^^^^^^ JK.

    How about shovel roofs, or repair roof ice damage?
     
  6. perrysee

    perrysee Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    advertise for hauling with your truck and trailers,also work on summer accounts
     
  7. vlc

    vlc Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    I do handyman type work for my current landscaping and plowing customers. I don't really do it because I need the extra money, though. More to build a better relationship with my customers and to get me out of the house so I don't go insane.
     
  8. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Good time to go touch up those half melted piles that are hanging out all over the lots & taking up valuable real estate. When management sticks it's head out thinking wtf is he doing...that's a good time to stop in & say "hello, how's everything going so far this season". If their seasonal, it's a good way to diffuse any resentment about all that free money their paying you. If they invite you in for coffee, accept it. You have now opened up the door to discuss with them any other services you may have to offer...just don't throw up on them & keep the convo light. If all goes well, you may have just put some insurance on next years contract...and any preexisting resentment should hopefully be gone.
     
  9. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

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