Colors of scarlet and gold envelop the leaves and the dense warm air of summer is replaced with a crisp breeze. Fall is here and with the cooler weather comes new ideas for making extra cash. Let’s break a few down.
Photography: Showcase Fall’s beauty and make some extra money at the same time by photographing it. Postcards, t-shirts, and mugs can be emblazoned with your images and cherished forever by campers. With each sale, you’ll also build your database of customer home addresses to send them their mugs which can be used for promotional materials and marketing.
Bonus: Charge a little more for your time and picture + use a service such as Vista Print to order the keepsakes.
Disposable Cameras: This 90s favorite is starting to make a comeback, and keeping up with current trends is a great way to line your pockets. Millennials tend to love the “old-school” things, so take advantage of this opportunity while helping your campers create lasting memories. There’s nothing quite like holding a real photo in your hands.
Lights & More: Days also start getting shorter in the Fall. Don't let your campers get stuck in the dark. Having headlamps, flashlights and lanterns available will make everyone's camping experience brighter.
Pumpkin Carving Materials: Although not a typical camping activity, having pumpkins for sale and the tools to carve them is a great way to make some extra cash. Throw in a pumpkin carving contest each weekend and you are sure to have a turnout. Use some of the money for a cash prize to boost the interest in the event as well!
Fall is here and winter is creeping up! There’s no better time to prepare for the future than… right now. Winter isn't everyone's favorite season but it is the “most wonderful time of the year” and a great time to make some money.
Ornaments and Decorations: Not only are you making some extra cash, but you’re spreading cheer at the same time! Whether you customize them with writing on the back for each family or sell DIY kits it’s not too hard to sell these timely gifts.
Firewood Snacks: If your campground is in a part of the country that gets cold, you probably already have firewood available. For most campers, however, it's all about what's roasting over the bonfire. Having marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars is a perfect way to make a little dough and make your campground just that much sweeter.
Warm Clothes: Sometimes campers underestimate how cold it really gets at night. Capitalize on poor planning and keep campers warm by selling thick socks, gloves, hats, and pocket warmers.
Depending on how cold it is where you are, having activities planned throughout the winter can help attract more campers during the season. Family-style cookouts, live music, and movie nights are a great way to entertain your campers, but make sure you have a big fire burning.