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Hello, all! Long story short. I'm a tree climber, tree worker, rope and saddle type of guy. Yet, at 31 years old, my back is dead, it's shot, and I'm tired of the physical stress.

I have a background of business, running tree and landscape businesses, also I'm knowledgeable with computers, programs, social media, marketing, from experience of marketing my own business.

But my back shot at 31, l4, l5 damage, sciatica nerve damage, I'm tired and ready to find something from home that I can do to make income.

My house is paid off, other than the $307.00 a month in property taxes and insurance. I do have a $500.00 payment on a Dumptrailer that I invested in for trees.

I need some ideas. Am I just pipe dreaming? Or is there a possibility one could make a living posting small business ads on social media, facebook, and Craigslist now days for those small business owners that don't have time to do so?

If so, how much would you charge per ad? Any advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    One very real possibility for you:

    https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html

    Before you blow off the idea - READ through it. This is a plan that works - it is ALL laid out for you by someone who did it and it is still a business his family is involved in. It can be scaled up or down.

    If you don't want to - or can't - sell your $500/month dumptrailer - is it possible to rent it out to another landscaping/tree business?

    Personally, I don't think 'posting small ads' has much promise for income potential though I could be wrong about that. A.I. is taking over much of that business today and you need to think bigger. Also, with back issues...work that keeps you sitting in one place for hours may not be the best idea.
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    • Great to hear from someone already with great feedback. I truly appreciate your thoughtful response and time.

      The idea of renting the dump trailer is a real possibility. I've also thought about other ways I could use it to make money. Such as picking up items all across the city. Or cleaning out complete garages.

      Living in the Texas Triangle, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and being that I like to travel, I've even thought about the possibility of serious scaling a business using the Dump Trailer. Marketing Haul Off or Item Pick ups in various cities. And it would even allow me to travel city to city.


      Reading through this eBay thing, I've also thought of going this route and I actually know people do very similar to this. Honestly, flipping is a fun job in my opinion. And I'm going to do more digging and following into this post and see where it leads for sure.

      As far as the posting ads thing, sure it may not really be scaleable. But it's also something that you could do 100% Remote or while traveling. As far as sitting in one place for hours, I'm not worried about and I still manage to frequent the gym daily and get plenty of stretching via chin ups and deadhangs lol. I use these a lot to decompress my spinal area. But lifting tree trunks in excess of 200 lbs for a foreseeable future is not going to work. So the question remains, despite not being as scale able, would it be possible to find clients, to reap the benefits of 100% remote and a very stress less environment? The AI, I see being a challenge, but the AI could actually work in your favor, using it to write the ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    It depends, too, on what income you expect to earn. If you want something to keep busy, posting ads might be enough ...though I'm not convinced of that.

    The ebay plan is straight forward and the beauty of that long forum thread is that everything has been tested by someone successful . In fact, I believe savidge4's wife now runs their ebay business with just a couple hours a day.

    Ebay is also a good plan if you have a hobby that could earn money. Years ago, my son and a friend bought old, broken pinball machines....rehabbed, rewired, re-soldered...and sold them for excellent profits on ebay.

    Also, your 'tree' experience might be transferable to 'info products'. Tree pruning/maintenance/planting/diseases/regional gardening, etc. could be kindle books or 'reports' you sell with your own small ads. That might be a better use of 'creating ads' than doing ads for other people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Originally Posted by NeighborhoodArborist View Post

    Hello, all! Long story short. I'm a tree climber, tree worker, rope and saddle type of guy. Yet, at 31 years old, my back is dead, it's shot, and I'm tired of the physical stress.

    I have a background of business, running tree and landscape businesses, also I'm knowledgeable with computers, programs, social media, marketing, from experience of marketing my own business.

    But my back shot at 31, l4, l5 damage, sciatica nerve damage, I'm tired and ready to find something from home that I can do to make income.

    My house is paid off, other than the $307.00 a month in property taxes and insurance. I do have a $500.00 payment on a Dumptrailer that I invested in for trees.

    I need some ideas. Am I just pipe dreaming? Or is there a possibility one could make a living posting small business ads on social media, facebook, and Craigslist now days for those small business owners that don't have time to do so?

    If so, how much would you charge per ad? Any advice?

    I became disabled with a bad back, in my 30s, so I feel your pain.

    You can make money by doing what you stated, but you will have
    to work at that. What you charge for an ad depends on running
    time, word count, and other factors.

    You seem to have enough skills and knowledge to be able to make
    money online, but again, there is work involved.

    There are hundreds of ways to make money online, and once you
    get started it would be advisable to have two or three income
    streams just in case.

    eBay can be a great option, but I wouldn't want to be riding around
    hauling things, you need something soft that does not require
    physical labor.

    About 20 years ago, I operated an eBay dropshipping business, it
    was quite lucrative for me as my average sale was $3,000 but that
    was then.

    This is now and from what I can tell, things have gotten highly
    competitive and saturated as millions of people are dropshipping,
    etc. Back when I was doing that, dropship wasn't even a word we
    used for that business model.

    I am a web developer, and besides that I publish on Amazon, sell
    digital downloads, and use A.I. for various purposes.

    I would advise you to read through this forum, read books, and
    watch tutorial videos. Topics to search for are make money online,
    home business, work from home, side hustles and passive income.
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Just getting some background here.

    What did you do with the tree trimmings? I see these guys shoving smaller branches into a chipper of various sizes. Or they throw them on the truck. Where do you take this stuff?

    Now I am big on INFORMATION products, and converting your stored value of experience and knowledge into cold hard cash. So I have that bias. And think you need to spend a little time documenting your journey, with the possibility of creating information products, and don't forget your BACK TROUBLES journey, which you should also document and share.

    But I am curious as to what happens to all that tree cleanup materials, who uses it and what is that market like? And if you used the dumptrailer, where did you actually dump the stuff? (I ask because I have an idea, but have no knowledge of it at all.)

    Start where you are with what you have and work it out from there.

    Thanks in advance for responding to my curiosity (if you do).

    GordonJ

    Originally Posted by NeighborhoodArborist View Post

    Hello, all! Long story short. I'm a tree climber, tree worker, rope and saddle type of guy. Yet, at 31 ye ars old, my back is dead, it's shot, and I'm tired of the physical stress.

    I have a background of business, running tree and landscape businesses, also I'm knowledgeable with computers, programs, social media, marketing, from experience of marketing my own business.

    But my back shot at 31, l4, l5 damage, sciatica nerve damage, I'm tired and ready to find something from home that I can do to make income.

    My house is paid off, other than the $307.00 a month in property taxes and insurance. I do have a $500.00 payment on a Dumptrailer that I invested in for trees.

    I need some ideas. Am I just pipe dreaming? Or is there a possibility one could make a living posting small business ads on social media, facebook, and Craigslist now days for those small business owners that don't have time to do so?

    If so, how much would you charge per ad? Any advice?
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    • Hey Gordon, so we use a small trailer / chipper combo for trimming. We chip the brush into the trailer (holds 8 yards) in a box on the back that dumps. Then we dump a the brush center where they turn everything to mulch for retail.

      On the big jobs or big tree removals that are 10,000# I take the 14,000# dump trailer and we just chop the brush down with our saws and throw the trunks on top.
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  • Profile picture of the author silveraden
    I think YouTube is your best friend. If you have videos of you doing your previous job, I think they will be popular on YouTube.
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    • Profile picture of the author talfighel
      Originally Posted by silveraden View Post

      I think YouTube is your best friend. If you have videos of you doing your previous job, I think they will be popular on YouTube.
      Youtube is not really the best friend he needs.

      On what he has knowledge about, there are 100's of other people that know what he knows and they are and have created the same content.

      Too much competition there possibly.
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      • Profile picture of the author silveraden
        Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

        Youtube is not really the best friend he needs.

        On what he has knowledge about, there are 100's of other people that know what he knows and they are and have created the same content.

        Too much competition there possibly.
        At least he has an original content. Unlike those reaction videos that turns YT into garbage
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        • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
          Originally Posted by silveraden View Post

          At least he has an original content. Unlike those reaction videos that turns YT into garbage
          Now YT , social media AI videos is getting more and more.
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  • So this may be a change of coarse after doing some brain-storming so bear with me. And I need to make a change from the far beginning. My path doesn't have to be "stay at home". As from previous post, I'm interested in flipping, hauling, etc. both that would involve getting out and about. So let's redefine from the beginning, and say I'm looking to get out of heavy tree work as it's not for me with my l4 and l5 spinal injuries from a gym accident, and the pain from tree work is agonizing on my back.

    With that out of the way, I'm looking hard into the idea of flipping. Too many cars require dealers licenses that I don't want to worry about for the first 1-2 years at least because that's a whole separate commitment. However, I do like bigger and maybe more risky investments. Such as doing a few cars, trailers, and heavy equipment, bobcats, skid steers, trenchers, chippers, zero turns, etc.

    The reason I like this idea is because I've already put it to the test. Years ago, I made $10,000 in a months time from buying 8 Diesel Powered Zero Turns from their old stocks and resisting them on market place and Craigslist.

    I also like this idea, because I live right in the middle of Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. With that said, anything I've ever listed on Marketplace sold within 48 hours. And as mentioned, I can haul any equipment under 26,000 lbs with my Dually / 14k trailer set-up.

    In the meantime, I would like to start hauling junk just to keep steady cash flow while I'm waiting on the items to flip (sell.). This will also allow me to command a higher price for them.

    Now I need ideas on the hauling aspect. Would a lead generation service be worth the additional cost? Or should I stick to the hundreds of facebook groups and contractor groups I'm a member of on facebook?
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    • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
      Why waste time? Why wait? You're worried about too many cars, but how about flipping ONE today? All that time you will use with trying to get jobs hauling, you could use finding stuff to sell.

      Your experience with the Diesels and that 10k in a month should be your guide.

      Start with how much cash you have on hand to invest in everything else.

      So here is the short and sweet version that 98% of all flippers don't get...search for DOLLARS, not for things.

      If you have 1k dollars to start, search all the sites for ANYTHING for sale from 600 to 1000 and see if there is any stored value, something to buy today and flip tomorrow.

      What will you get for a hauling job? And after how much time and expense? What do you have right now you can sell immediately for cash, to use for flipping tomorrow.

      The FACT you have already done bigger items, and larger cash amounts should give you the confidence to start higher up the money ladder. Search all the marketplaces, craigslists in your area for a dollar range, say 750 to 1200 (or whatever you can afford) and see what is available TODAY, right now, which could make you money tomorrow.

      Sure, run some haul ads on these places, but focus on fast turn over and as I say in the report and have over 25 years of proof... CIRCULATION beats storage of your money every day of the week.

      GordonJ

      P.S. That report was first written BEFORE eBay or craigslist existed, and today there are tons of people selling courses on flipping, but this remains the ONLY one that focuses on dollars, not things to sell.


      Originally Posted by NeighborhoodArborist View Post

      So this may be a change of coarse after doing some brain-storming so bear with me. And I need to make a change from the far beginning. My path doesn't have to be "stay at home". As from previous post, I'm interested in flipping, hauling, etc. both that would involve getting out and about. So let's redefine from the beginning, and say I'm looking to get out of heavy tree work as it's not for me with my l4 and l5 spinal injuries from a gym accident, and the pain from tree work is agonizing on my back.

      With that out of the way, I'm looking hard into the idea of flipping. Too many cars require dealers licenses that I don't want to worry about for the first 1-2 years at least because that's a whole separate commitment. However, I do like bigger and maybe more risky investments. Such as doing a few cars, trailers, and heavy equipment, bobcats, skid steers, trenchers, chippers, zero turns, etc.

      The reason I like this idea is because I've already put it to the test. Years ago, I made $10,000 in a months time from buying 8 Diesel Powered Zero Turns from their old stocks and resisting them on market place and Craigslist.

      I also like this idea, because I live right in the middle of Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. With that said, anything I've ever listed on Marketplace sold within 48 hours. And as mentioned, I can haul any equipment under 26,000 lbs with my Dually / 14k trailer set-up.

      In the meantime, I would like to start hauling junk just to keep steady cash flow while I'm waiting on the items to flip (sell.). This will also allow me to command a higher price for them.

      Now I need ideas on the hauling aspect. Would a lead generation service be worth the additional cost? Or should I stick to the hundreds of facebook groups and contractor groups I'm a member of on facebook?
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by NeighborhoodArborist View Post

    Hello, all! Long story short. I'm a tree climber, tree worker, rope and saddle type of guy. Yet, at 31 years old, my back is dead, it's shot, and I'm tired of the physical stress.

    I have a background of business, running tree and landscape businesses, also I'm knowledgeable with computers, programs, social media, marketing, from experience of marketing my own business.

    But my back shot at 31, l4, l5 damage, sciatica nerve damage, I'm tired and ready to find something from home that I can do to make income.

    My house is paid off, other than the $307.00 a month in property taxes and insurance. I do have a $500.00 payment on a Dumptrailer that I invested in for trees.

    I need some ideas. Am I just pipe dreaming? Or is there a possibility one could make a living posting small business ads on social media, facebook, and Craigslist now days for those small business owners that don't have time to do so?

    If so, how much would you charge per ad? Any advice?
    As Kay said an info. product could be a possibility. It seems like you have the 'know how' to OFFER something of value to this particular niche. Which is miles ahead of the typical Warrior who does it backwards and chooses a Niche they know nothing about. So start out by trying a 2 page Hotsheet with step by step vital information on how to make it in the tree/landscape business. Test that and see how it does.

    Then if the results are good expand into a whole e-course or video course on the topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Affiliater1982
    Yes very possible just google facebook ads and follow the instructions to make your ad. Bing and google also have ads services. Not sure about the others as much. You can set your budget accordingly on the platforms yourself but it may affect how competitive you are if you only have a low budget. It depends how competitive (i.e. how highly searched/ relevant) your keywords are and the competition within your chosen sector.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raz
    Let other members give you business ideas. I can only advice what type of marketing you should do no matter what business model you choose. Don't forget to execute content marketing, because nowadays, it is the most effective way of marketing. Remember, content is king. If you want to learn more about content marketing, you can google it. Get well soon.
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