Uniforms in a Gig Economy: How To Start Selling Uniforms To Restaurants

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Mar 23, 2018 1:20:00 PM


Stereotypes can be unfair. Millennials know the stereotype of the “Lazy Millennial” is far from the truth; and there’s data to prove it. Surveys show that overall about 29% of workers have a second job, but millennials are at a far higher percentage than all other age groups. About 39% of workers aged 18-24 and 44% aged 25-34 reported gigs on the side of their main employment, compared with just 22% of workers aged 45-52. Essentially millennials know what’s up professionally. They know how to take advantage of an increasingly gig-oriented economy. So the question is – Are you taking advantage of the gig economy?


A Second Income Selling Uniforms


Starting a business selling uniforms is a wonderful, accessible option for a side gig. You’ll enjoy the freedom of working from home, being your own boss, and learn entrepreneur skills. Unlike other freelance work where you’d be tied to one very specific task (e.g. driving for Uber), selling uniforms is an exciting way to learn, grow, and earn a second income. To get started, let’s consider a simple market for uniforms – restaurants.


  • Ideal Customers: The food service industry heavily relies of uniforms making restaurants ideal customers. To start your uniform sales business, take a look around your local area for restaurant employees that already wear uniforms. You’ll notice what types of establishments use uniforms and who might be interested in starting a business relationship.
  • Product Knowledge: Restaurant uniforms are a great, non-intimating market to begin with. You’ll want to be knowledgeable about products you’re trying to sell. Consider the broader apparel used in restaurants; from the front of the house to the kitchen, your business could supply uniforms for all types of employees.
  • Professional Stuff: As your own boss, you get to decide a name for your new business, order business cards, make a website landing page, and any other promotions you deem helpful to get the orders flowing. You’ll have way more freedom and independence than typical freelance gigs.
  • Supply and Demand: As a uniform salesman, you’ll be the point of contact for restaurants, meaning you’ll need a uniform supplier for the physical products for sale. Once a business has a name and presence, it’s not difficult to find a supplier and begin a business relationship.


None of these tasks are terribly difficult, but it can be daunting to start your own business, especially if you have a day job and are only interested in a side gig or a second income. SmartBuy|TK helps you skip the beginning process and jump straight to being your own boss. We offer a simple turnkey solution for a great independent side gig. To get started, click here

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