Moving

Income $ 60,000       $100,000

The range of income for the first year will be around $60,000. The key to achieving a higher income range is to hire others to do the work for you, while spending the majority of your time locating new clients and preparing estimates.

Description

Moving families locally to their new homes can be a very lucrative job. Typically new homeowners don’t have the time to pack up their belongings and move them to their new home. Depending upon the area in which you are located, you might want to specialize in moving clients to new homes as that are where you’ll find the most clients who can afford to hire you.

Clients

Your clients will consist of new and existing homeowners, apartment dwellers, and even small business owners who are moving to a new location. You will also find college students to be a good resource.

Marketing Plan

Most jobs can usually be acquired by placing an ad in the paper, and by leaving your cards at local grocery stores and especially with Realtors.  Door knockers are an excellent way to canvas a neighborhood. Create an ad special with a time-based action required.

Power Partners

Your Power Partners will consist of residential Realtors, handymen, general contractors, and landscapers as well as anyone working in the home improvement business. They’ll know when families are planning to move and will be able to alert you.

The conversations with these Power Partners should indicate your willingness to include them as you become aware of clients who need their services. It is important you meet with these Power Partners in person the first time, and then keep in touch with them weekly by email or by phone.

Requirements

You will need proper tools such as dollies, moving blankets and a truck or trailer in which to haul them. You will also need to be bonded.

Resources:

Here are a number of resources I have come across:

http://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/LifeEvents/startingBusiness/

http://www.movinghints.com/

Personality Type: Expressive, Amiable

Total Start Up Costs:            Less than $25,000

(includes business cards, tools, a phone, and a truck)

 

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