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Old 07-26-2009, 01:25 AM
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Mahoney3223 Mahoney3223 is offline
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It takes time first of all. Everyone thinks they can hit it big right away. I got mine from making relationships with people. That is the most important thing. All of these guys that have these huge companies have good relationships with customers. A lot of time the customers are wealthy and own several properties and refer them to their wealthy friends etc
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:01 AM
TheC-Master TheC-Master is offline
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Originally Posted by david shumaker View Post
I get most by referrals now or someone on the block where I am working will ask about my service. I stopped advertising in the paper, etc. because I got tired of wadeing through all the bull. Sometimes I will leave a flyer in the area where I'm working if the lawn is already well kept, but I stopped leaving them at houses where it looks like no lawn work has been done in 5 or 10 years. They usually can't afford a lawn service. You can't be too picky when you first start out, but after awile alot of the business will come to you if you do a decent job.
Ditto on the crap lawns, I try to provide a landscaping service, not just "mow your yard for 35 bucks and go".
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:15 PM
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Customer referrals is my #1. Just last week I picked up almost $700/month worth of work from one of my clients telling her family.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:41 PM
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Go into RNDSIGNS.COM and see hundreds of advertising ideas from lawn and landscape company's from all over the U.S. request a FREE marketing handbook.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by W.L.M. View Post
Truck lettering is the most important get your name and # on there and passer bys that see what a nice job you are doing will either stop and talk with you or call in.
Amen brother!
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