The Easiest $3900 I Ever Made


Imagine making $3,500 in a single day, but finding the work to be incredibly boring. Would you be upset? Most of you would likely say no! That’s exactly what happened with a recent driveway sealing job we did, and we’re here to share the experience, tips, and tricks with you.

The Lucrative Yet Boring Job

Driveway sealing might not be the most glamorous job, but it’s certainly profitable. The project in question involved sealing an exposed aggregate driveway, which is always high-ticket and very profitable. The work isn't hard or difficult, but it is repetitive and can seem dull.

For those who are unfamiliar, sealing driveways involves applying an acrylic sealer to protect the surface. In this job, we were called back to a house we had sealed three years ago, showcasing the semi-recurring nature of this service. Clients who invest in this kind of maintenance often need it redone every 2-3 years, providing a predictable revenue stream.

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Cleaning: The driveway needs to be thoroughly cleaned, which can take a couple of hours. This step is crucial for the sealer to adhere properly.
  2. Sealing: After cleaning, the sealing process begins. This usually takes another 2-3 hours. The sealer needs to be picked up, which involves a bit of travel time.
  3. Application: Using a roller and a stick, the sealer is applied. It’s a straightforward but repetitive task.

Overall, this job, from cleaning to sealing, takes about 5-6 hours. For this particular project, the charge was between $3,500 and $3,800, with a take-home of around $3,000 after expenses.

Maximizing Profit

A key tip for maximizing profit is to upcharge for the sealant, not just the labor. Buying sealant from a manufacturer rather than a retail store can significantly reduce costs. Always ensure you mark up the price of the sealant to increase your earnings.

Upselling the Service

One effective way to double your income from such jobs is by upselling the sealing service after initially cleaning the driveway. High-ticket customers want to protect their investment, making them more likely to opt for additional services.

The Potential for Growth

If you’re stuck in a 9-to-5 job that you dislike, consider starting a pressure washing business. It’s a field where you can work part-time and gradually replace your current income, potentially changing the direction of your life. We’ve trained thousands of individuals worldwide, leading them to success. For instance, Ben, who did the sealing job in the video, makes $200,000 to $300,000 a year working part-time on high-ticket jobs.

Pro Tips

  • Dry Surface: Always ensure the aggregate is dry before sealing. Sealing a wet surface can result in a milky, unattractive finish.
  • Recurring Revenue: Target clients who will need regular maintenance every few years.


Driveway sealing might not be the most exciting job, but it’s incredibly lucrative. With the right techniques and a focus on high-ticket clients, you can make substantial income from seemingly mundane tasks. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our SESW Softwash 101 class. Start your journey to financial independence and job satisfaction today!

If you're ready to start making money with driveway sealing and other pressure washing services, check out our SESW Softwash 101 class. It's the first step toward building a profitable and flexible business.

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