Originally Posted by Brucelawns
If you are getting 30 calls a day for 3 months. That comes out to 900 calls a month. That would equal 2700 calls for those three months. I have been in this business for 15 years. Owing my business and working for a 40 employee landscaping company. The 40 employee company doesn't even get that amount of calls. Not even close. So, you are telling me you get 2700 calls in 3 months as a solo operation? I know the internet is full of BS artist and I'm calling you out. Plus, when I hit your website it was deleted or not paid. It looks like you know what you are doing.
You see a ton of people say they want to stay solo because the majority of lawn mower guys are solo. They can't offer anything else because of their lack of education, they don't want too learn, fear of success, etc.
I would suggest you stay solo because that's what you want to do. Nothing wrong with that but don't lie. Veteran guys can see right through you.
Believe what you want and I don't want a website anymore because I get too much business. It sounds like someone is a little jealous. Its actually a PITA to get so many calls because while I'm trying to cut grass I'm getting calls constantly. My email is blown up along with my voicemail and its very overwhelming. Now after June it slows down. Maybe I need to be schooling you on marketing. I passed out a TON of fliers (with the estimate on the flier) which helped get calls, craigslist helps some, and word of mouth is really what got the calls coming in.
As far as being scared of success I would say I do pretty good. I make WAY more than working at mcdonalds flipping burgers and have more than enough to support my family. What else can I ask for?
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