View Full Version : Getting Work

06-22-2004, 11:17 AM
Where do you think you can get lawn care work the easiest?

1) Metro Area (500,000 +)
2) Big City (300,000 - 500,000)
3) Medium City (100,000 - 300,000)
4) Small Town (10,000 - 100,000)
5) Retirement area
6) Wealthy area

06-22-2004, 11:50 AM
my choice is .... 4

06-22-2004, 12:42 PM
I live in a number 4. Work is fairly easy to come by. I have a friend who operates in a number 2 and he seems to find work fairly easily as well.

06-22-2004, 12:44 PM
I live in A), and I don't think it's too hard. All a matter of advertising. But my ball game is a little bit different. We're in and out of a yard in 10 minutes with me and my employee and we just got 27 bucks for that kind of yard. Sometimes I wish I was mowing 3 acre lots with a ztr up north where its cool, rather than in-n-out in 10 minutes with (2) 21s.

06-22-2004, 01:01 PM
Target the working class, new homeowners, the elderly, the handicap, and new development areas. They are always looking to have work done.


06-22-2004, 03:48 PM
I live in 3 and its very easy to get more customers.

that said it all depends on the part of the country that you live in. every one here is working their but off to pay for their morgage. the median sale price here just went up to $640,000.

06-22-2004, 06:56 PM
I live in a 4 and we always have work. However, I think anyone who's on the ball, does good work, gets referrals and charges reasonably (not cheap) will always have work. I've been in business 11 years and we've been successful due to those exact qualities. Some here try to outbid us or get the inside scoup on a job. We just quote it and welcome the business. If we get it, great, and if we don't, it wasn't meant to be. I'll never undercut or try to take business away from anyone just to get a job. There's plenty of work for everyone.
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