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Old 05-10-2014, 02:29 PM
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But, he will do your brakes and get you satelite tv too. I'm digging the ala carte menu. I wonder if he scrubs grout?
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:51 PM
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Yep he's tolling. It just hit me. He said making $40. - $45.00 a lawn. How many lawns does that mean you have to do a day to make $45.00 with a push mower if you charge $5.00 per lawn. Even if your truck / mower / trimmer, everything ran off electric you would have to do 9 lawns a day at $5.00 to profit $45.00, which I'm sure you couldn't do with an electric mower by yourself. Even if you some how could do 9 lawns a day with an electric mower by the miracle of god, then you would not be able to do free lance work online because you would be working from sun-up to sun-down. But let's get real, how much is it costing you in fuel for each lawn? How much in oil / mix for the two strokes? How much for trimmer line? How much in gas to get to the lawn? So what are you profiting $2.50 tops per lawn. That isn't just a disgrace to the business, but that's a disgrace to your own self, kind of like disrespecting your own self saying that your work is only worth $2.50.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:14 PM
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So far I moved a DishNetwork satellite dish and re-installed and hooked up a mirror image for them so they get tV in all their rooms. I have weed wacked, trimmed shrubs, laid mulch. Installed a peep-hole in a door, cleaned out gutters, power washed a pole barn, replaced brakes on a car, did some shopping for an old lady and delivered a motorized wheel chair to her sister.

That was just the past few days. I talk to people. I listen to them and help them achieve things they need done for a small fee. These people now have my ph# and can call me when they find things that need to be done.

It all starts with a $5 lawn cut

Hi Mrs Smith, I just mowed your lawn for five dollars. I also noticed your Windows need cleaning, tire pressure on your SUV is low and your strainer is full of dishes. I can do these additional services for $15.......

Is there anything you CAN'T do?
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:09 PM
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Not a typo, I provide a lawn mowing service for $5. Been staying busy and putting a few bucks in my pocket while saving people a ton of money. Win.win for everyone.
Are you a legal business? Pay taxes? Insurance?
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:41 PM
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:51 PM
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Always entertaining. Just went through this entire thread and I'm LMAO.

"dollar menu"<<<< Priceless!!!
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:53 PM
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Hi Mrs Smith, I just mowed your lawn for five dollars. I also noticed your Windows need cleaning, tire pressure on your SUV is low and your strainer is full of dishes. I can do these additional services for $15.......


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Old 05-10-2014, 11:58 PM
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How are the additional services billed? Do you invoice them or are they under the table? Having multiple businesses and not paying taxes on one of them is a good way to get the IRS at your door for all of them.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:35 AM
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Thread title needs changed.

There isn't one (serious) post in this thread that has anything to do with what the OP asked. LOL
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:47 AM
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