You have spent years toiling in your backyard because it is what you love doing. Those accumulated skills could end up making you money. It is time for you to reap the benefits, and here are a few ways:


1. Vlogging

YouTube is one of the most well-known video-sharing platforms on the web. If you are the type of person who is good at giving presentations, then this platform may be perfect for you. Many gardeners earn income by posting educational videos. To get started, all you need is the bare minimum: motivation, knowledge, and a smartphone. Your income will be determined by the number of views you receive, so keep your videos interesting and informative, and be sure to read up on YouTube’s policies.

2. Blogging

Blogging can be a great alternative to vlogging if you are not comfortable being in the spotlight. You can earn an income by writing articles. You can monetize blogs with affiliate programs, such as AdSense, and ad space rentals. Blogger and WordPress are two free platforms that you can use if you don’t want to go through the hassle of creating a website.

3. Small Engine Repair

Repairing and maintaining yard equipment can be another steady stream of income, especially if you are experienced. Tools need to be sharpened, equipment needs to be winterized, and the list goes on. Many homeowners end up buying new equipment because they feel like that is their best option. Wait times at repair shops can be weeks, simply because the skill is in such high demand. General labor rates start at $50/hour, or a flat minimum charge of your choosing.

There are many online resources available if you want to learn more. Practice on your own equipment first, then start by offering basic maintenance services to individuals you know. Never work on an expensive piece of equipment unless you are fully confident that you will be able to put it back together.

4. Gigs Worker

Yard work gigs can easily become a full-time job once you have built up a clientele. Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are two great outlets to browse. They both offer a section for those seeking and advertising yard services. To avoid any legal issues, be careful not to take on any jobs that require you to be licensed.

5. Consultant

Like ourselves, plants wither away if they are not taken care of properly. If you know how to help people diagnose certain issues with their plants, you can charge for your time. There are people out there who are willing to pay for your knowledge, so never sell yourself short. This last one may require getting certified, but it is well worth the investment.


Starting one of the above careers is very realistic. It’s simply a matter of figuring out what skills you have to offer and then promoting your services.