Years ago a guy came to our door asking if we wanted our yard aerated for $40. I then thought to myself that this could be a quick way to make a few bucks on a Saturday.
So a few weekends later I rented an aerator planning to go door to door and do lawns. Never mind the fact that I had aerated exactly zero yards in my life. I rapidly learned that an aerator weighs about as much as a rhinoceros, and is a slight challenge for one scrawny guy to get in and out of a truck. Aerators also have a mind of their own, and the experience is similar to holding on to a bucking bronco while mowing the lawn.
After my day's labor, I had aerated:
* Our yard
* A friend's yard that I did for free
* Some guy who I only charged $30 for because I was desperate
* A senior citizen in the neighborhood that I felt bad for and charged $20
After wasting my entire Saturday, loading and unloading an aerator many times, and being unbelievably sore in muscles I didn't even know I had......I hadn't even earned enough money to pay for the rental of that cursed machine.So for all you ambitious guys looking to make a few bucks, you'll pass up this brilliant idea if you know what's good for you.