Do you need more money to make ends meet? You could get a part-time job or start a side hustle business. A job doesn't require a startup investment but often doesn't end up paying well. A side gig could pay off big time but requires investment capital and sweat equity to make it grow. What's right for you? Do you have the determination and self-motivation to make a side hustle work? I started a business as a side hustle in 1981 and grew it into a successful full-time enterprise that I still operate today. I provide a simple litter removal service on foot using inexpensive hand tools outside commercial properties. But it's not for everyone. What's your take? BrianSweeping


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@Brian Winch I read about your business a while back and was so intrigued by the fact that you built a business just from picking up garbage! I am super excited that you have joined the community here and look forward to learning more from your experience!

I have bought and resold stuff as a part time side hustle for some time now. Over the past few years my job has been doing digital marketing for a small promotional products company, I soon plan to start providing digital marketing to other businesses as a side hustle with hopes of making that full time!

I am interested to know... How do you go about getting clients? Do you contact them directly and offer your services or do you use different forms of marketing to them?

This trash pick service works best in cities with many commercial properties. It would not work in a rural setting. While many large department stores or big box stores are closing down, they tend to be located in large shopping malls or town centers. There are far more small to medium size properties that are better candidates for the service.

Schools and universities typically do trash pick in-house. There are far more small to medium size retail plazas, office buildings and industrial properties to service.

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