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What Does a Teenage Snow Shoveler do?

As a snow shoveler, you will spend your time shoveling snow off of people’s driveways and pathways. When doing this, you’ll shovel the snow and salt where you shoveled afterwards. This will make sure that their paths are safe for usage, and they cannot demand a refund for their driveway still having ice patches that you cannot get off. A snow shoveler can get started by creating your own company. Either way, you will make sure that people’s driveways are safe to walk on and safe to drive on. You will spend a lot of time doing manual labor as a snow shoveler, so it’s helpful to be flexible and athletic.

How Much Does a Teenage Snow Shoveler Get Paid?

As a snow shoveler just starting, you can expect to earn between $10-$15 per hour, or you can just charge a flat rate for each house. The biggest issue with becoming a snow shoveler is that you will have a hard time finding a job. This is mostly because people shovel their driveways themselves, and there isn’t always snow on the ground. So, you have the choice of working as your own company or getting hired. Both have their own pros and cons. Working at a company is more stable, but it is hard to find a job as one. If you start your own company, you have more flexibility with your earnings and working hours, but you will be responsible for finding your own customers.

How Can I Get Started as a Teenage Snow Shoveler?

  1. We recommend that you create your own snow shoveling company where you have more flexibility with your working hours, but the downside is that you will have to find customers yourself. That’s okay though, it’s definitely still possible. All you need to do is get a few customers who pay you to shovel when it snows, and ask them to refer your services to others.
  2. As a snow shoveler, you are going to need some equipment to get your job done. At the very least, you need to have a snow shovel, but if you want to increase the efficiency of your business, you can spend more and get a snow plow, salt, ice scraper, or snow blower. You can find everything you’ll need by clicking here.
  3. When first starting out, it’s best to speak with your neighbors and parents of your friends. If that isn’t enough people, you can try to find jobs on Craigslist, but make sure you speak to your parents first. You should also put up posters around your neighborhood and tell people to sign up for your snow shoveling service. Your service will shovel their snow every time there is large snowfall, and attach your email to the poster. Once it starts snowing, go around asking people if they need your service.
  4. Congrats, you’re officially a teenage snow shoveler. It might seem harsh at times and miserable in the cold weather shoveling snow, but in the end, you will make a decent wage and you’ll officially run your own business. This will bring you very valuable experience in the future and is something to add to your resume.

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Helpful Resources

  • Snow Removal Tools:  This is where you can find tools to help you make your snow shoveling business more efficient.

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