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Old 01-04-2015, 08:19 PM   #16
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I used to know a guy who made pretty good money putting up mailbox posts and signs for realtors. The signs that hang from crossbar posts were where he made his real income. He was not living the high life, but he did OK.
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Thanks, everyone. I'll probably hold off on the idea for now. I thought it might be fun (and that's mainly why I would do it), but it may end up becoming more of a headache than anything.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:30 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by oh'mike View Post
I'll see about the pictures later---another business idea---the 'Mail Box' guy---

Look around and see the number of sad looking mail box posts----
a trailer--
a stock of posts (made by you and painted or stained)
Mail boxes?
post hole digger /shovel
concrete and a bucket of water

My guess---if you install on the weekends---the neighbors will hire you on the spot and keep you on that street all day.
To anyone thinking of this, check for permitting issues for working in a road right-of-way. Not many municipalities do this for their own roads, but some do. In Illinois, I think IDOT is allowed to beat you with an iron rod for being in a state ROW without the proper permits and correct shade of reflective vest; it's not a pretty fine.
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It's a noble cause for sure! But why not you try and work with getting friends interested in your storage sheds and see what the take up rate is going to be like? You might just want to see what demand for your products is before you start commercially producing..
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