TURN A PROFIT
and his family
BY BRIDEY ORTH
Photo Credit: Randy Chapman, Chapman Photography
TURN A PROFITLife is good for
Aaron Schmitz, of Orlando, Florida.
He’s his own boss, he works only 20 hours per
week (mostly from home), he’s able to be
home during the day with his baby daughter
while his wife goes back to school, and he's got over
700 employees making money for him around the
clock every day of the week.
It’s no wonder people constantly ask Aaron how
they can have that kind of life.
He sums it up in one simple word: vending.
That’s right, Aaron owns and operates a vending
machine business with over 700 machines on his route.
The vending machines act as his “employees”, working
24/7 to make him money.
Aaron also pays someone to service his route,
performing routine maintenance and restocking the
machines with candy.
“I’ve always liked the idea of having people work
for me,” says Aaron, whose previous careers include
working construction and selling real estate. “I like the
freedom this vending business gives me.”
Before starting his home-based business, Aaron
researched a number of companies that sell vending
machines. The company he chose was U-Turn Vending.
“I really liked their machines,” he notes. “They
have the best on the market, especially ‘The
Terminator.’ It’s a two-level, eight-select machine that
spins around. It really stands out if it’s next to other
machines and people are drawn to it because it offers
Aaron also chose U-Turn because they offered
much more than vending machines. They gave him
support and advice on starting his vending business.
“They don’t just sell you machines and then
that’s the last you hear from them,” he explains. “They
really want you to be successful, so they have a support
center that works with you to make sure you get all of
your questions answered.”
One of the biggest questions U-Turn gets is,
“How do I find locations for my machines?”