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Old 01-19-2010, 01:26 PM
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Thanks for the input guys, this site has been and continues to be a big help for me. The area that I'm targeting is Milton/Quincy/Boston MA, I was thinking of having the add say something like, "First 25 spring contracts get lawn cut for $35 a week guaranteed" The lawns in this area go any were from $35-$75 a week, but most are right around $45-
I definitely agree that I shouldn't mention prices, but I am in a tough spot right now with this economy, I'm a local 4 heavy equipment operator and I've been ridding the pine (laid-off) for a year and a half my unemployment is gonzo. I need to make something happen! I'm sick of relying on other people for work! Some times it takes something like this to happen to give you the motivation you need to go out on your own. I should have done this 3 years ago.
Thanks again guys, and sorry for rambling on...hahaha
On my postcards that I am passing out I put "weekly lawn maintenance starting at $27" cause some lawns are bigger and cost more but yet that line usually will peek most people's interested cause the average lawn by goes for $30-$40 a week.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:21 PM
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Hi guy's, I'm starting a lawn maintenance company this spring, I've been part time for three years, got laid off from my regular job and feel it's now or never for this... I only have 8 acct. and desperately need more, I was thinking of advertising $35 a lawn, I figure working harder is better than not working at all.... What do you animals think?

Thanks for your help fellas....
Animals? I suppose there are a few party animals on here.
At any rate, make sure you get into the biz because you like to do it and do a good job of it. Don't do this out of desperation only....it will only lead to problems down the road.
I would not put a fixed rate on lawns for mowing, unless the lawns you are targeting are very uniform in size. You really need to speak eyeball to eyeball with prospects to earn their trust and biz.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:29 PM
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Dont mow lawns for 25 bucks it isnt worth it. $40 minimum. Its the going rate. No one mows lawns for 25 bucks around here. Smarten up kevin.
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