Here’s the sitch: You’re ready to start padding that wallet, and you’ve
finally got a few spare hours here and there, but, well, you and little kids
just don’t get along. Pet sitting sounds great, but there aren’t enough dogs
and cats in your area to make a business worthwhile. Your next best bet? Shooting
for odd jobs—especially with spring on the horizon. Here’s a list of tasks to
get you started.
Power washing decks
Cleaning out pools
Decluttering pantries and refrigerators
Cleaning out closets
Planting vegetable gardens
Washing windows and taking down storm windows
Repairing spring clothing
Deep cleaning and beating carpets
Tidying attics and basements
Cleaning ovens and appliances
Here’s how to get the gig: Spread
the word by posting quick little ads on social media and online community
boards to let people know you’re ready to work. You can go door-to-door in your
neighborhood (or just speak to neighbors you know, if Mom and Dad would be more
comfortable with that). Hang flyers on bulletin boards in your local grocery
store or library. And get out in the yard and get busy! When neighbors walk by
on a nice day, they’ll see you doing major sweat equity and wonder if perhaps
you could help them get set for spring. Tell ‘em you’d be happy to help them
out and wait for the offers.
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN How to get a job, Make more money