If you want to make money, start your own business. Sure – it may not be an exact quote, but it’s probably something you’ve heard many times after you’ve said something about not having enough money. Technically, you can start a lucrative business out of pretty much everything – take pet rocks, for example. One strange-sounding business that you may have never considered is the roll away dumpster industry.
It might not seem like it at first glance – but opening your own dumpster rental business can rake in a substantial amount of cash with a pretty limited amount of actual effort on your part. That’s not to say that you can just simply get a few dumpsters and, bam! You’ve got your own business. With enough effort though, it’s very possible so read on and we’ll give you a brief explanation on roll-away services, why you can make money doing it , and what requirements you’ll need to get started.
What Exactly Is A Roll-Away Dumpster Service?
Basically, what you’d be doing is providing dumpsters of differing sizes for people to rent. You can either choose between offering your services to commercial, residential, or industrial customers or you can rent dumpsters to all of these potential customers. Once you rent the dumpster out to the client, you would deliver it to the specified location and then retrieve it once the rental period is up. Although you aren’t required to do so, you can actually dispose of the contents inside of the dumpster on behalf of the clients if you choose to do so.
Basically, you’d be helping your customers avoid the necessity of buying a dumpster they don’t have any prolonged use for. You make money from the rental fees and your clients don’t have to spend money on something that’s not going to be of much use to them in the long run.
What Makes This Business So Lucrative?
The thing that makes roll-away dumpster services such a lucrative business is that it’s not very difficult to find people in need of your business. As stated before, residential, industrial, and commercial customers may need a way to get rid of large amounts of unwanted, broken, used, or potentially dangerous materials. Your target audience can range from people doing home renovations, demolition sites, or a business that needs to get rid of leftover boxes after stocking.
What Do I Need to Break Into the Business?
Luckily, a business degree is not one of the requirements needed, but CDL training is. One of the requirements for this particular job is a roll-off truck, so you’re going to need a CDL or a Commercial Driver’s License. Although the requirements to earn one are different from state to state you will likely need to complete some combination of education and training needed to get your CDL.
You’ll also need good organizational skills and customer service skills to make and keep schedules as well as draw in and retain customers. Being detail-oriented is a key requirement too, as you’re going to need to know about the different kinds of dangerous and hazardous materials that you might have to get rid of. Attention to detail can also be helpful in staying organized, too.
Knowing how to network is also important as knowing how to make connections that can allow you to reach out and connect to potential customers can be a critical part of your success. Perhaps the most important skill though, is knowing how to market yourself. If you can’t put your services out there, then you can’t really attract people to your business. You can hire someone to do your marketing for you if you want, but if you’re able to do it yourself, you can save a significant amount of money.
Roll-away dumpsters can be a great way to increase your passive income or to supplement what you’re already earning from your current job. If there’s anyone else in the crowd that wants to add any suggestions or tips on how to make it in this particular market, say so in the comments below. And with that, folks, we’ll be seeing you around real soon!