If you have a strong body, there may be no shorter path to making some serious cash in your free time than starting a junk hauling business.

First, get a business license. Do an Internet search for “how to get a business license in (your state).” Every state offers online licensing, usually for about $50. Bring the license with you on every job.

Next, advertise on Craigslist. Check the pricing of your competitors. Price yourself slightly below them. If you want to double your calls, put a photo of yourself in your ad–people want to see and trust the companies they hire. Be sure to write an ad that includes all the terms your customers will be searching for, such as: junk hauling, junk removal, landfill, furniture, recycling, yard debris, move out, etc.  https://blaackbeard.com/blogs/f/why-you-should-have-blaackbeard-junk-removal-keep-milwaukee-clean

You will get calls. When you answer them, be sure to ask important questions about the quantity of the junk, the location of the junk (could be in a 3rd floor attic!), the type of junk, and the customer’s location. Then quote a rate that would be worth it for you. On average, count on a landfill fee of about $55 and gas of about $10.

Finally, do the job. If you don’t have a truck, rent one from U-Haul or Home Depot for $20. Show up on time or 5 minutes early. Load up your truck. Leave flyers with the neighbors. There will be items that can be resold on Craigslist. Drop those off at home, clean them up, and list them on Craigslist. Take the remaining items to the dump.

It’s a relatively simple service that people pay cash for, and usually pay generously. You don’t even have to take on every job. If it sounds too big for you, pass on it. If it involves dangerous chemicals, pass on it. There’s enough small, easy jobs on Craigslist to make some really needed extra cash each week.

 

By yanam49

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