Some have the advantage of being born with green fingers. Their gardens thrive and over flow with flowers. They have the greenest grass. They are the envy of those who inadvertently destroy all that they plant! If you are sufficient enough to be blessed with green fingers, sometimes it would be a good idea to use it to advantage. Start a commercial endeavor and earn money while you put your talent to lucrative use.
If you need tips on how to go about it, here are some:
• Make a list of all the equipment you will need, right from the tools to other essentials like bags to collect leaves, herbicides for killing weeds, mulch and seeds.
• You can begin by working out of your home or your vehicle. Once you have established yourself you can consider establishing a more permanent place to work out of.
• Establishing yourself can be a bit of a task at the beginning. Market yourself by sending out handbills to the neighborhood, posting advertisements in the local newspaper, tacking up notices at much frequented places like the local supermarket or by word of mouth.
• As in all start up ventures, you will need to work out a budget and have a small capital to begin with. A small bank loan could help, or if you could put aside a certain amount to launch your business it will be to your advantage as you will not have the burden of having to repay anyone.
• Factor in expenses for tool maintenance, upgrading your skills, maybe even getting a certification in your field of work.
• Take into consideration that there might not be much work during the winter months.
• Perhaps you would like to keep your business small and personal. With a regular regular clients, the quality of your work will not suffer and at the end of the day, you will have a very satisfied clientele.
• Be contactable, create a website, keep it updated and give your clients the option of being able to login as members.
• If you would like to specialize in your field, you could opt for either maintenance or manicuring work.
Most importantly, remember that you will be working in the sunlight, so protecting yourself from sunburn and taking the necessary precautions is mandatory. Other irritant factors that you need protection from are insects that bite and sting – anything from mosquitoes, spiders and bees to wasps.