Ive been working in Gardening/Landscape Gardening/ maintenance for 8 years. Currently I’m a self employed gardener who is starting to offer small scale landscaping services including paving, decking and fencing. I’ve worked on very very small scale versions of these things with friends and experienced people and worked in gardens where these things are being built in front of me and talked to the people building them. I’ve been spending hours watching videos, speaking to experienced landscapers; I’m right now in Australia for a year working for a landscaping business which has taught me tons.
What I’d like to know is other than watching videos, listening to podcasts, reading books and talking to experienced people. How do people go about learning new skills similar to what they’re already doing without doing a course and having to spend ££ all the fees and take time off?
How do people go about offering a new service that they are not 100% on but will not get any further without actually doing said service. My thoughts are to offer the service for a reduced fee and only taking on small simple jobs.