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What do you do in the winter for extra work?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by martyman, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I've been plowing now for around 7 or 8 years. I tried a few years doing commercial, but I really like doing my 50 residential. I can't do salting because of insurance reasons and getting commercial jobs around here is next to impossible anyway's. I've tried temp agencies and did work some warehouse stuff over the years, but they get annoyed that I have to quit when snow is coming...I really need something to generate some extra income, but I just can't seem to find anything that I can do every year. Any suggestions would be great.
  2. ace911emt

    ace911emt Member
    Messages: 83

    sell real estate...no one buys in the snow...
  3. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I sell on Ebay since 1999,and watch my kids when it's not snowing...
  4. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I've heard, but don't get mad that e-bay is a scam...people post stuff and then they have there buddy bid to jack up the price. I wouldn't mind selling stuff if It was a "Buy now" item.
  5. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Tree work, if its snowing then we arent cutting...Rob
  6. J HIsch

    J HIsch Member
    Messages: 66

    Sell christams trees
    repair mail boxes
    outdoor holiday lighting

    make crafts and sell at craft shows (clocks, mail boxes, signs)
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Some guys do interior painting. Cheap to get into and most jobs are just a couple of days. I am talking just a room or 2 not the whole house. You have to be pretty good though. Just a thought. I try to get that never ending honey do list. I figure 5 or 6 more winters and it might be done. :cry:
  8. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Just about anything for extra money.