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Old 02-21-2011, 04:04 PM
slicknick slicknick is offline
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How far out would you drive for 1 account? 2, 3, 4 accounts?

Lets say each account averages $40.00. How far out of your way do you drive for that one extra account? How many accounts must be in that area for you to make the drive?
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:23 PM
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Some time its good to get in new area then pick more in the area. This has worked for me in the past. Still wouldn't travel to far out of work zone.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:29 PM
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I have taken on a single account with hopes of getting more in the area(say 15 miles each way) but if I don't get any more i drop it the next season. My rule is 10 miles(prefer 5) or under for single. 3 small or a larger one totaling $100+for anything over 10 miles out.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:24 PM
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i was thinking for myself starting out 15 miles max. would have to be at least 2 though.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:28 PM
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If there is more potnetial work in this new area bring flyers so you can advertise and market yourself while your out there for a season. If nothing bites you might consider dropping it next season.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:43 PM
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i shot for a 10 mile radius,and hit every subdivision,but if i want/need more work ill go 15 miles but i i pick 1 up at 15 miles i will heavily advertise in that area to make up the time in travel.
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