$ecr8ts, tricks, strategy, advice tips(making more $ by working smart not hard)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Perfect touch landscapes, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Kutz Lawns

    Kutz Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    "One trick I use when putting together a proposal using my Quickbooks program or posting on Lawnsite is to click on the spell check button before I complete the document."

    Welcome to the LS forums Perfect Touch!

    Once you've been here enough you'll learn all the basics for posting on this site or you'll get blasted for it by the grammar police or the dredded punctuation police!

    It is definitely one of my pet peeves to use and spell correct English language but I do realize that everyone is different too, so I let it slide but I just have a real hard time reading these forums sometimes, so I just read it twice & sometimes three times just to actually get it, you'll catch on!

    You'll also catch onto what not to ask too!

    God forbid, don't ever ask about sharpening your blades or how often either, you'll get a hundred & one different opinions on how to do it and how sharp they should be and what tools to use. Just stay away from that one OK!

    How high do I mow? Here's another one to stay away from!

    Have you ever heard of the disease forumitis before? It's the over compulsion to have an answer for every single question that is asked on a forum and we have quite a few members here that have it real, real, real bad! :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

    All kidding aside, Welcome!
     
  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would dare to say most on this site can do that - but at what cost!!??
     
  3. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    XLS - I run 2 machines at that rate - maybe around 35 hours / machine / week - give or take of course!
     
  4. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    perfect after seeing your pic i can send a guy out there and do the same thing for 35.00 hour with a 65.00 minimum and ill be good what is your outlook .( quality is no better then anyones )
     
  5. Perfect touch landscapes

    Perfect touch landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    More of our work. Everything i am showing was done by me.

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  6. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    well i feel alot of people on here dont want the help they ask for i have 20 business locations in the state and its all from our formulas and ill be glad to answer questions if asked .
     
  7. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    perfect not downing your work but what is to say someone else couldnt have done it the same way for you a lower price to pay an employee is the best method lol
     
  8. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    hey the 2nd pic up with the 10 bushes what did it cost to trim the bushes ?
     
  9. Perfect touch landscapes

    Perfect touch landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    perfect after seeing your pic i can send a guy out there and do the same thing for 35.00 hour with a 65.00 minimum and ill be good what is your outlook .( quality is no better then anyones )

    you think i am showing you my best jobs after 9 years Istill dont have time to take pictures from every job , what you see is jobs in last 3 month taken with my cell phone. If you say you can do the same with one of your guys I find it hard to believe , pick any picture and give me name of shrubber, propper care, what time of the year what fertilizer you you and then I will send you before picture when I got an account. See i dont just mow, 30% landscaping 40% mow and 30% mowing and other little stuff. I bet if you AND i would go head to head mowing solo with same equipment and same account I an not doubting for a sec I would be upthere. how many account have you ever done by your self, perfect cut, trim , edge, blow, bag in 8 hour day( honestly)
     
  10. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    and the first pic??? is this a regualar customer
     

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