Originally Posted by Leonidas
After dropping the kids off at Taekwondo this morning I saw a sign at an intersection advertising a new service:
Pest Waste Removal Service - Call xxx-xxx-xxxx
Yes, you can. There's a guy around here who'd done it for quite some time...I've even considered hiring him. He charges soemthing like $5/week...he comes by in a truck,big rubber boots on. He scoops your poop, takes it away and that's it. He even sanitized his boots and tools when he arrives and leaves as to avoid spreading dog viruses.
As an entrepreneur, I've considered starting somethign similar...but I really wouldn't want to be a hands on owner.
I figure at $5 each yard, you must have enough yards ina small enough area to make it worth while (gas, travel, etc).
I figure I'd need at least 20 in the same small town/area to make it worth it. It probably takes about 5 minutes from arrival to leaving x 20 houses plus 5 minutes travel for each. So maybe 10 minutes each x 20 homes =4 hours. Take out gas $10 and maybe you'd clear $90 for a 1/2 day of work? thats $20/hr
Imagine if you had 100 houses....that's 2.5 days of work and I'd clear about 400 bucks. Not too bad.....
Just not my cup of tea.