We all know college can be tough. And when I say “tough,” I don’t mean the deadlines and paperwork alone—I also mean the stress and the finances. But college is also an excellent time to go beyond school and start a business of your own. Believe it or not, offering pool services is one of the best ways to make extra cash when you’re in college. Here’s how you can do that:
Step 1: Know the Business
Read Pool cleaning 101. Learn the basics. Know what pool cleaning is about. It’s not just about removing debris from the pool, brushing the floors, and scrubbing the dirt away from walls. But it’s also about knowing pool chemicals and knowing how to maintain a pool’s filtration system. If you have the budget, you could purchase an efficient robotic pool cleaner that you can use for service. These cleaners are so easy to use and maintain because they have their own filter bags. You’ll only have to wait a few hours for it to finish. You can even do your assignments while it cleans! Easy money!
Step 2: Purchase the Right Equipment
After reading everything you have to know about pool cleaning, it’s now time to buy the right gears. I suggest you opt for automatic pool cleaners because they aren’t stressful to use. They could be expensive, so be sure you’re prepared to invest in a good one. You could, however, start with manual cleaning if you really have no cash to purchase an automatic pool cleaner yet. Just upgrade your equipment gradually as your business prospers.
Step 2: Advertise
Marketing your business is crucial. You should know who your target audience is. For a pool business, it’s best to target those people are too busy to clean their pools or those who want to save up money by hiring a person instead of purchasing their own robotic cleaner. You could also target those who are just plain lazy! After knowing your audience, advertise using the appropriate media. You could print out flyers and give them away to your friends who know people who own pools. You could also set up your blog or put up a Facebook page or Twitter account. Nowadays, almost everyone’s turning to the internet to find the information they need. You should be able to provide that info to get more customers. Pool maintenance could also be a seasonal business depending on the climate of the area you are living in. Be sure to promote your pool cleaning business properly so you could easily find clients.
And that’s it! Just follow these three easy steps, and you can make money with your cleaner!