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justmjc
10-28-2003, 09:34 PM
Let's hear the numbers ladies and gentlemen. All means of advertising included.

bob
10-28-2003, 11:22 PM
Kind of a vague question. Would you rather have one $400 account or ten $25 accounts? Maybe re-word your question to ask dollar amounts instead of lawns.

paponte
10-28-2003, 11:24 PM
Very vague. :cool:

justmjc
10-28-2003, 11:54 PM
Ok, what was the largest number of lawn accounts you've landed in a given season. This means from all the calls and referrals, what was the number of accounts you added to your existing customer base? Be it very large accounts or very small accounts.

I send out 5k flyers, get 100 calls, and land 40 accounts for that season. Along those lines.

Do you add 5 accounts per season or do you add 500 accounts per season? Money aside, what's your largest number?

paponte
10-29-2003, 12:16 AM
Probably between 10-20 accounts per season. We don't advertise besides our trucks and website. Just believe in the old "word of mouth" system. :cool:

crazygator
10-29-2003, 01:01 AM
This year all word of mouth except one, she called from the truck sign.
15 - residential accounts
1 - 45 townhome complex plus this builder owns 64 acres they are going to develop and all will be given to me. WOW!

Does that qualify? :)

justmjc
10-29-2003, 07:27 AM
absolutly, good for you guys on the word of mouth business. Keep em coming.

Wells
10-29-2003, 12:20 PM
15 this season.
6 with flyers and
9 from word of mouth

AztlanLC
10-29-2003, 12:43 PM
over 200 calls, 35% landed
most of them landscaping, but for me doing a 10K job is like adding a small lawn for 6 years. (profit wise) and only have to be there couple of days

Moguy
10-29-2003, 12:50 PM
All 23 I service this year (my first year) were by word of mouth. Friends, family and neighbors. I tried the flyer route but, didnt get much of a response.

YardMeister
10-29-2003, 01:02 PM
My largest account is one contract for 36k per year. The others are all smaller.

YardMeister
10-29-2003, 01:06 PM
Advertising has not helped much. I've done business expo's, on-air adds, sign boards, listing with different mailers, memberships, etc... Best method I've found is "word of mouth", and have finally decided to not use most of the other methods.

Cheesedawg1
10-29-2003, 01:10 PM
I landed about 25 weekly customers out of about 45 calls. Than a couple one time things. This is my first year.

promower
10-29-2003, 01:26 PM
Last year I did this on the side had about 4 accounts. At the end of this year I ended with 40 regular customers. Several from YP, a few from doorknob hangers, and then a few more from word of mouth. Havent gotten much response from my truck signage.

sildoc
10-29-2003, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by Cheesedawg1
I landed about 25 weekly customers out of about 45 calls. Than a couple one time things. This is my first year.

Were these calls to people you know are were they random calls to people in areas that you wanted to work?

Never tried cold calling, probabley cause I hate telemarketers!

walker-talker
10-29-2003, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by sildoc
Were these calls to people you know are were they random calls to people in areas that you wanted to work?

Never tried cold calling, probabley cause I hate telemarketers!

I am not sure, but I think he is talking about calls received.....at least that is the way I took it.

bobbygedd
10-29-2003, 06:35 PM
well, i only land around 8 per year from newspaper adds. maybe 3-5 from flyers. how many calls do i get? a ton. if i kept my prices down to the "going rate", which around here is like $25 for an average residential, i could get alot more work. but im not doin it. u want to expand, quick? lower your prices and figure out how to make it work

lawnman_scott
10-29-2003, 10:20 PM
word of mouth, maybe 1 or 2. Yellow pages about 35. Signs on truck, got 1 about 8 years ago.

ffemt1271
10-30-2003, 12:30 AM
this is my first year. i have 12 accounts.7 by word of mouth, 1 by fkier left on door and 4 by sign on trailer plus a few "when they need it jobs".

PRO PROPERTY CARE
10-30-2003, 09:01 AM
first year
6 residential (small to med. sized)
2 med sized churches
1 small cemetary
1 80 unit townhouse complex
1 conservation area park
some onetime call ins....
some are yearly contracts which include cleanups and snow plowing.....
I have more lined up for next year...

yourlawnguy
10-30-2003, 09:18 AM
57 residentials between March and October this year 75% word of mouth the rest are from my website, local newsletter, and phonebook. Calls come in daily. :cool:

Tbarchaser
10-30-2003, 08:08 PM
Well over 100