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Old 04-27-2014, 11:02 PM
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Hello from Northern California

Just wanted to check in and see if there is anyone in the area on this site.
I currently am based out of Solano county and have a website called
www.thirtydollarlawncare.com .
I own 6 mowers
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:13 PM
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Welcome, but hope you get a lesson real quick if you do all your work for $30.

There have been many that tried that, but the first time your work truck breaks down, when gas prices soar to $5 a gallon, hope your pricing structure survives that.

I haven't been in business surviving and thriving because I will advertise any lawn for $30... A lot of people who have pulled that stunt, well they're no longer around.

Be honest with yourself, would you want to make a 100 per hour or 100 every half hour......don't make money with a fixed rate unless you pic and choose.

Anyways, good luck and may you learn quickly. There's a reason you don't post your price per cut or monthly charge.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:21 PM
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Thanks for the Advice.

I've been doing this awhile now and I definitely pick and choose who gets a cut for thirty bucks. Also, being in the Bay Area there is a bunch of competition. Look on CL , guys out here mow lawns for 17$! I'm looked at as the high priced option a lot of times honestly. Lots of cheap labor around these parts.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:37 AM
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Welcome!
We have some work in Fairfield and Vacaville. What city are you located in?
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:24 AM
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In both of those cities.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:59 PM
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In both of those cities.
Their is a lot of work in those cities, especially with all those new communities being built.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:03 PM
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Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas.

Have you planned ahead and secured thirtyfivedollarlawncare.com and fortydollarlawncare.com and fortyfivedollarlawncare.com and fiftydollarlawncare.com, etc. for when your thirtydollarlawncare.com address becomes obsolete?
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:00 PM
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@AW-No, I haven't secured those domain names yet. Was thinking about changing domain names when this one becomes obsolete.
@SRT8_Yes there is alot of work in these two communities. You've seen how small the lawns are for the new homes, that's why I can offer 30$ service.
You must work out this way too, that's good I'm glad there are some other people around this area that I can talk to now!
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:07 PM
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@AW-No, I haven't secured those domain names yet. Was thinking about changing domain names when this one becomes obsolete.
@SRT8_Yes there is alot of work in these two communities. You've seen how small the lawns are for the new homes, that's why I can offer 30$ service.
You must work out this way too, that's good I'm glad there are some other people around this area that I can talk to now!
I know a lot of the members here on LS think a $30 lawn is crazy, but these are postage stamp sized lawns. you can knock out 5 lawns in an hour if they are all on the same street. Plus they are all new communities so trees are also smaller and that makes for a lot less leaves to have to clean up.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:38 PM
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@SRT8-I'm glad that you understand where I'm coming with on the pricing of these lots, its not like we're in Walnut Creek or San Ramon where people have 1/2 acre lots and million dollar homes. I'm doing enough to keep my roof over my head, pay my bills on time , buy a few toys here and there and keep my buddy working part time-That's good enough for me.
Do you work for yourself or for a national company?
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