How to make extra cash during the winter months

The winter months can be brutal. Aside from the hot cocoa and Christmas cheer, you can probably expect some intense, prolonged weather in many parts of the country. Whether you’re a contractor that does work outside or inside homes, work tends to slow down during these months because of the holiday season. It’s important to find ways to make some extra cash during this slower season. Here are some tips on how to use the equipment you already own to keep the cash flowing this winter. 


Holiday decorations

Trying to outdo your neighbor’s holiday decorations is an American tradition that brightens up neighborhoods across the country. You have the tools and equipment to really bring the Christmas cheer by offering holiday decorating services to your community. You have the power to help homeowners really turn up the yuletide spirit this year and snag some extra cash. Jobs like this can range from $218 to $649


Delivering firewood

We all love to sit around a roaring fire in our homes or around a fire pit in our backyards. People need firewood, but often they don’t have the equipment to cut their own or transport their own firewood. That’s where you come in! You more than likely have the equipment and vehicles to move around large amounts of firewood for your neighbors. 


Snow removal

When tough weather conditions sweep through an area, there is a need for people to shovel driveways and sidewalks. Connect your community with a trusted way to keep their property safe after a storm. Get your customers to sign seasonal contractors rather than one-time agreements. If you’re a Hearth member, you can create a custom contract that can be signed digitally by your customers. If you have Hearth Pay set up, you can automatically send a payment request as part of the contracting process. 


Connecting with existing customers or rehashing

There is plenty to do indoors during the winter months. Connect with customers from the past year to see if there’s anything in their homes they need help with. Winter is a great time for homeowners to take care of those projects they put off all year. 


Get the word out 

Advertise your new services on your social media pages via a short selfie video, print our flyers, add a page to your website, or create a sign for your work truck to let people know about your holiday services. 

Some of these holiday decoration jobs can really add up. Remember to offer financing for jobs over $1,000 in case your customers don’t want to fork over thousands of dollars right away. Hearth can help you connect your customers with monthly payment options for their projects. Yes, even holiday decoration projects.

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