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Old 03-10-2005, 11:55 PM
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I am sort of a rookie at lawn maintenance and want to do this for a living.
I know that I need to charge competitve rates for my service to make a living at this but I feel since I am younger that I wont be able to get new customers by charging what an established company does. I am I right or am I just thinking too much into it?
Go for it for sure I am 18 and going to be starting up this season. I see where you are coming from but I have no worries. My plan is just to look and act professional as well as being straightforward when dealing with customers.
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Old 03-12-2005, 02:59 PM
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Amen. Your age doesn't matter, your work does. Be honest with your customers, and pay extra attention to all of the details, and you'll stand out above the rest. A lot of people start out young, myself included.
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:57 AM
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You should stick to your prices, but to be perfectly honest, some potential clients WILL be a little skeptical as to whether you're up to the task. Especially if they're getting multiple quotes. They will assume that you have less experience, which may or may not be true. Once you get their business everything should be alright.
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