Useful Tips For Those Looking To Start Their Own Junk Hauling Business
If you’ve got a pickup truck or a van, then consider getting paid for junk removal pick up, as a proper business. Yeah, it’s not the most glamorous job out there, but it’s nothing complicated, and it’s pretty much constantly in-demand. There’s always someone, somewhere, who needs their junk taken away.
If making a bit of extra cash for the simple task of taking people’s junk away sounds appealing, then consider these tips.
The market’s a battleground
Competition with businesses can be fierce. Okay, maybe for junk removal pick up it’s not as bad as something like streaming services or whatever, but there’s still going to be competition, like any healthy market. That means, before you try to stake your claim, you’ll find it prudent to do some research; know who’s operating in your area, and how much territory they cover. That way, you’ll know who your competition is.
Once you know your competition, then you can figure out how much to charge people. How so? You look at the competition; figure out what their prices are, and make adjustments, to ensure maximum profit while being attractive to customers.
Have a plan
Now that you’ve got pricing, figure out the costs. Make sure to take everything into account; overhead, gas, food, marketing, government fees, etc. Remember that some refuse simply can’t be reused or sold, and that means they’re off to the landfill. That has fees attached too.
You’ll also want to consider your work schedule, and what kind of junk you’ll be handling; residential or commercial. Of course, there’s also all the heavy lifting that’s part of the job. That’ll be the deciding factor whether or not you’ll be offering curbside pickup or not.
Of course. Businesses live and die by their marketing. If you’re just starting, then keep it light. A simple ad on Craigslist, with a picture of your truck so you immediately inform potential customers that you’re legitimate. That’s important. Also make sure you put in contact details; customers won’t wait long before dismissing an option. Eventually, you’ll want to set up a website.
Oh, you and your vehicle must look respectable. Remember, you’re representing your brand. Make sure you look and act professional.