You can be in business for yourself and be your own boss, if you start your own trench business service and work for yourself. Trenching is basically like digging a long hole, maybe 10 inches wide and 2 feet deep, for 100 yards. It would be a great job, to complete it with a shovel.
A trenching machine is like a large chainsaw, a trenching machine digs the soil to a certain depth and a certain width. Most notably, trenches would be needed for the construction of footings, irrigation lines, cable lines, pipes, underground utilities, water lines, gas lines, pool lines, and more.
Some homeowners do it themselves, and like to install their own sprinkler systems. But, when they learn that they have to put the lines underground, it would take forever to use a shovel and do it by hand. It would be an almost impossible task, so it has to be settled. That’s where you come in and make money with your trenching service. You can offer trenches by foot or by work. You can network with other landscapers, stump grinders, tree cutters, gardeners, tractor service operators, bobcat operators, dump truck drivers, nursery shops, and more.
You should have a sign on your vehicle that says the name of your business and how they can locate you for work. Some trenching machines can be placed in the back of a truck or towed on a trailer. You can also rent a trenching machine from a local equipment rental dealer, until you can get your own.