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thefed
04-04-2007, 11:52 PM
I am just wondering if the results we are experiencing are typical....


I'm running the business (advertising,books,equipment)aspects of a new lawn care company.

We've been able to sign up 25 weekly customers (mow/edge/trim)....average cut $30. Also about $12k in misc work (cleanups/mulch etc). We've done this on a budget of $700....and put out our first ad 23 days ago. We have another $700 worth of ads over the next 2 months coming out. We've given about 50 estimates.

Seems to be quite a start.... Ive never run a business where leads came so easily. I know we are pricing competitively but not lowballing. And the calls just keep coming in 5 or 6 a day....

AAXteriors
04-05-2007, 12:22 AM
how are you advertizing?

topsites
04-05-2007, 01:01 AM
I had around 22, I think, maybe 24 or 25, don't remember but in that range.

Raven386
04-05-2007, 01:06 AM
i cannot keep up with the phone calls this year. i put out about 50 flyers the other day. but everyone has been getting my info from the website. only 1 person said they saw my flyer, the rest just did searches online.

RedWingsDet
04-05-2007, 01:07 AM
I had 50 my first year cutting. 1 customer got me atleast 30 more customers.

thefed
04-05-2007, 08:44 AM
We used post cards passed out by hand, website, and newspapers

LwnmwrMan22
04-05-2007, 11:52 AM
I had 50 my first year cutting. 1 customer got me atleast 30 more customers.

You DID buy that 1 customer dinner, right??? :)

zz4guy
04-05-2007, 02:25 PM
i cannot keep up with the phone calls this year. i put out about 50 flyers the other day. but everyone has been getting my info from the website. only 1 person said they saw my flyer, the rest just did searches online.

Where and how did they find your website using a search?

Raven386
04-05-2007, 10:58 PM
guess so. i got it listed in yahoo local, yellow pages, it comes up in google i think. all for free.

LawnGuy73
04-06-2007, 09:21 AM
21 accounts my first year.

Mowman16
04-06-2007, 10:39 AM
12 I think, you are off to a good start there...all the best:waving:

cks dad
04-06-2007, 02:48 PM
Raven how does that yahoo site work?

Raven386
04-07-2007, 12:22 AM
what Yahoo site? Yahoo Local?

Raven386
04-07-2007, 12:22 AM
or the Yahoo SiteBuilder?