I was reminded of this method when someone here was asking about how to outsource contractors and make money doing that. I used this a long time ago and I know it works well. You will not make a huge bundle of money at it but the time it takes is not much so the ROI on your time and effort is pretty strong. I know it works in the USA and I suspect it would be successful in other countries but I can't honestly speak to that. This time of year, landscapers and lawn maintenance companies are looking to build their client base as they are just really starting up in most areas in the USA. In general, landscapers are working men and are not marketers so this is where you can shine and make a couple of extra dollars for a small amount of work. Costs are minimal although you would need to spend some money but you can almost pull some of this off without spending a dime. You will be generating leads for the landscapers and the first thing you need are landscapers who have a checkbook and is willing to spend for new client leads. Those are not hard to find. Then you need people that need a reliable and professional landscaper; again, not all that hard to find. Marry those together and you have a revenue stream. 1) Throw up a quick WP website with a domain name like LandscaperLeadsYourArea.com or some such thing. Spend a couple of hours making it look pretty and put up a few pages of content with about us, contact us pages and such. Testimonials would be a nice touch as well. You are not looking to rank this site as it is really just window dressing and something to give to the landscaper in the event he wants to see if you are legit. Be sure to use a phone for contact info and your cell is probably the best for that. 2) Get landscapers by calling those in the phone book (yellow pages), Yelp, Merchant Circle, trucks you see on the road or advertise on craigslist. Any place you see that a landscaper is advertising for new clients is fine although the above are where I found them. Let them know that you can get qualified people that want an estimate to manage their landscaping needs or handle their lawn maintenance. Find what areas they are looking to increase their business and if it is reasonably close to you pitch them on the benefits of you getting them leads and them just going out to close the leads. The typical demographic of your lawn maintenance guy is not a prospector but has the ability to close once they have a qualified appointment. Line up 5 or 6 of these guys that you think can close the deal in different areas of your market and find out general times they are available to give estimates to get accounts. 3) Get leads. Leads are not all that hard to find either and you get them to call you on your cell phone so you are not actually doing cold calling. Where and how do you find these prospects? One way is to use bandit signs or snipe signs. These are the 18 X 24 inch signs you see on the side of the road offering anything from "I buy homes" to "Cheap Plumbing" to "Special deal today" and so forth. What you want to do is to buy a hundred or so of these signs, get a fat sharpie and write on the sign (both sides) "Local Man does lawns and your phone number" or some variation of that. I liked to make it looks like I was a guy in the area just trying to make a few extra dollars mowing lawns as people generally trust others that are local and when working on their home like a smaller company. Again, that is just my thinking. Put the signs out on Friday afternoon/early evening in high traffic areas near stop lights, Home Depot/Lowes exit areas, Supermarket exit areas, Walmart, Sams Club, Costo and other big box exit areas. Stay away from neighborhoods or you'll get some nasty calls for sure. Pick your signs up on Sunday afternoon and you can reuse them the next weekend. You'll lose some signs in the process as people will take them and toss them away but that is part of the cost of doing business. When the prospect calls you get some basic info about what size their yard is, what they are looking for, do they have a current service and that cost (get that and you'll have you guy close every deal every time) and then set up a time for you to come out and look at the place to give them an estimate. Be sure to give them a 30 second elevator speech on how good your company is as that is part of the presell. You want your clients (the lawn maintenance guys) to close the deals. Send the lead to the landscaper/lawn maintenance guy and you have done your job. I would typically sell the landscapers on paying up front for leads in blocks of 10 @ $20 - $25 per lead. That was not a hard sell and you can use Paypal for a credit card so you do not even need a merchant account. If you have a guy that balks at the 10 block of leads upfront, tell him you will do a trial for him of only 5 to get him hooked. Once he gets a few of the leads closed he will be buying those blocks of 10 for sure. This is not a huge money maker but not bad for a guy that is looking to make a few extra bucks and this can be expanded to other niches as well. I tried a hot tub guy that was having a sale once and failed miserably so that niche may not be your best bet. I would think that other crafts like plumbers, roofers, window guys, etc would work and that the price per lead would be a little higher for those as well since the revenue is more relative to the time they spend on the job. You can easily make 500 a week with this method and it will not take a huge amount of time to make that money + you will be helping out a lot of guys make money with their businesses and possibly they would be hiring more people thus helping out those that need work. You can also put up ads on craigslist, your local supermarket bulletin board or those little newspapers they toss on the lawn for free (I used to run an ad in them for a computer parts, sales and service store I owned and it only cost us 18.00 a week). I'm sure that you can come up with other cheap/free ways to generate leads for this and I promise you the closing on either end is not hard. Just be available (thus the suggestion to use your cell) and be responsive.