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Old 05-03-2011, 08:55 PM
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Help me gain ideas...

Hello everyone. I live in an area (my neightborhood) that is mostly senior citizens (middle class). I am 13, so i cant drive, but i need some ideas to gain some more weekly customers. This area im looking at is mostly small, 2400 square foot lawns that i charge 15-20 dollars a week and do a really nice job (as people have said to me). I advertise this on my flyers. Should i just continue to pass them out? where do i put them so they will see them (since you cant put them in mailboxes) and how do i overall boost my profits. Thanks in advance..
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:40 PM
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:49 PM
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My main consern is that it will turn people away, especially the area i live in and the blue collar, retired people. Most guys charge 20 to 30 a week. should i be to??
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:00 PM
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If you can maintain quality and yet lower prices by even a small percentage it might help you gain customers. Especially considering that you are in an area which is on limited income. $10.00-$12.00 is extremely enticing.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:32 PM
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If you can maintain quality and yet lower prices by even a small percentage it might help you gain customers. Especially considering that you are in an area which is on limited income. $10.00-$12.00 is extremely enticing.
thanks. But do you think ill lose profits
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:02 PM
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Well lets see here, you go from charging $15-20 down to $10-12. Thats a loss of $5-8 per yard. So yes, that's gonna hurt your profits.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:05 PM
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plus, you dont have a vehicle, so your market is limited. You are going to have to be flexible
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:38 PM
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plus, you dont have a vehicle, so your market is limited. You are going to have to be flexible
I have a tractor to mow and tow things around. What do you mean by "be flexible" and what are some effective and practical ways to win old people over??haha
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:52 PM
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Tell them your just a kid in school trying to save some money for college. Act like their grandchild almost...
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:53 PM
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nice. thats what im trying to do and family memebers told me to put that on my flyer but i thought it looked improfessional. I do tell that to them in person thought.
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