Hot Summer Business Ideas

Summer’s officially here, and so is the opportunity to make some serious, quick cash!

If you are a student, teacher or graduate looking to earn some extra dosh to spend your summer holiday in style then now is the time to start turning a profit. Stuck on ideas? Let Spaces and Places fuel your entrepreneurial fire with 5 ways you can be your own boss this summer

1.House Sitting

It’s likely that the majority of people on your street will be going away for some amount of time this summer, even if it’s just on a short weekend break. Take the stress and worry out of home security by offering to keep an eye on their house while they’re away. Propose that you’ll pick up mail, feed the fish or earn more by offering a full housesitting service.

2.Garden Maintenance

For people with lawns and big gardens, garden maintenance can be a real pain over the summer, and full-time, professional gardeners can be expensive and often require you to set up a regular contract.

Put flyers up in your local area or ask your neighbours if they would like a hand while they are on holiday. It’s hard work but you could see a real return!

Once you’ve got your equipment don’t let it build up in your shed or garage – store lawnmowers, trimmer, leaf blowers and garden tools in a handy storage unit you start getting regular business.

3.Pet Services

Dog walking, cat sitting and pet grooming can all be very profitable, especially during the summer when families are away.

4.Car wash service

With more airborne dust around during the summer, cars can become dirty very quickly. Why not offer your services and earn a decent income by offering a full car wash service to those in your local area. If you do a good job people may end up using you all year round!

5.eBay Pro

For most people, eBay is a great way to flog old clothes, DVDs and books they are never going to read. Invest in a professional eBay shop, however, and you could be looking at a great little earner.

Take some time to research what’s selling and invest in some stock. Is storage a problem? Spaces and Places is a popular choice for professional eBay sellers who rely on us for affordable, convenient storage space while they take care of securing the sales!

We have storage facilities in three convenient locations – at Nuneaton, Winsford and Manchester, so whether you are looking for personal self-storage space or to maximise your business space options we can help.  You’ll find our costs are clearly set out, no hidden surprises, no nasty shocks!

Give us a call today to find out more.