Discount for referals

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Clear-Cut, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Clear-Cut

    Clear-Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 481

    i was thinking of giving my current customers each one or two "referal" cards and tell them that they get 10% their one month total for every person they get to sign up for the year

    what do you think? with the 10% the customer will probably only be saving about $ im basically paying $15 to make about $625 tops depending on when the person signs up

    is this a yay or a nay?
  2. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    I never give a direct discount like that i just keep them in mind when they ask for a job.... or will give them a random cut for free
  3. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    $15 to make about $610 (gotta take off the $15), definitely worth it in my book as long as there is a minimum number of cuts setup on the new account so that your not just getting one cut out of them and basically making $10 on it because you ditched $15 in order to get it.
  5. Pennings Gardens

    Pennings Gardens LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I would let them know they get the dicount or free cut for every new customer, after 2 months and the new customer is in good standing (you don't want to give anybody a discount for giving you a customer that doesn't pay his bills).
    I do the same thing for my snow plow business and it works just ok, not great...

  6. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    The way that we do it is that both the new customer and current customer have to bee in good standing. After the referral has had 4 cuts and has paid, and if the referring customers is paid up, then they will recieve a discount or free cut.
  7. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    I give one free cut for a customer that signs on for the is worth it....
  8. Clear-Cut

    Clear-Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 481

    thanks for the link

    btw i like your new logo alot better than the other one with the tree...good job!
  9. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    Thank you! :waving:

    My best friend did that with a few recommendations from me.

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