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Old 06-12-2012, 09:53 PM
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First week in the business

Well tomorrow will be my first week in the business and i already have 11 accounts, 3 are bi weekly and one is $125 a cut weekly. I got everyone off of facebook. My website is getting built now and i am super stoked!!!
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:26 PM
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That's very good for this late in the season. With so few accounts you have all the time in the world to chase every lead so that will grow quickly.

After listening to the messages tonight I got 3 more lawns on the table as well. I won't mine at all adding 3 more. Ours are coming from our referral program we reward our clients with a few dollars (I can't post that exact number) off their bill and its a win win.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:29 PM
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What did you do to get the accounts off of facebook?
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:54 AM
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This is the message i sent out on fb= Hey i started a lawn care company so if you or anyone you know needs lawn care please let me know, i need all the help i can get and if you get me an account i will give you $50. Thanks
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:52 PM
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Instead of saying 'I will give you $50', state that you will give them $50 in services. This keeps more money in your pocket, and makes them a potential future customer!
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:24 PM
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Five more today, man do i love facebook.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:07 PM
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facebook?

are these your facebook friends, or are you doing ppc advertising through facebook?

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:39 PM
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Five more today, man do i love facebook.
You may really know if you love it in a year or two.

I had what seemed like some great advertising options in my first few years. And about 1 year afterward, it was evident which were the really good customers, and which were not.

But starting out, it's pretty nice just to fill the schedule as long as everybody pays their bill.

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:57 PM
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I use Facebook too, It's a great networking tool.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:27 AM
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COngrats;;;;

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