Hiya From TN

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by LBOperator, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. LBOperator

    LBOperator LawnSite Member
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    Just wanted to stop in and say hello to everyone. I have been considering mowing yards for some time now. I worked on a large outfit on the side for 2 years and had a good time. 3 years ago I got hurt on the job and I have decided to give it a shot. I will be starting out humbly with a Simplicity 42" mower in excellent shape. All of my other tools are Stihl, and all are new. I am looking to maybe do 10-20 years a week to start out. It will be me and my son and no overhead. When I get the money I plan to buy a Scag walk behind with a sulky, it seems I can get a lot more mower for less cost than a zero turn that way, idk. Any advice is welcome. Oh and I'm not getting into this to get rich, just to live a little and try to be of use to society, but mostly to help buy momma new shoes.
     
  2. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Welcome, I mow mostly in Anderson and Campbell county. If you can "get in good" with a Realtor you can get some good work, but it comes and goes as the houses are sold. There's a lot of new competition around here lately, so good luck.
     
  3. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Also, put a ad on Craigslist (with pictures of your work) it's free. I have three new customers this year from CL.
     
  4. LBOperator

    LBOperator LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. I have an ad on cl, just been there for 2 days though.
     
  5. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't forget to renew you ad when it become inactive.
     
  6. LBOperator

    LBOperator LawnSite Member
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    I have some flyers made up as well, do you guys go door to door and put them in mail boxes or actually knock on the door?
     
  7. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No mail boxes, that's against the law.
     
  8. LBOperator

    LBOperator LawnSite Member
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    Ah heck I didn't know that, guess I will be knocking on doors, and putting some at the CooP and Tractor Supply, lol.
     
  9. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 2,829

    Flyers can be placed in paper boxes.

    What part of Knoxville are you working?

    Welcome!
     
  10. LBOperator

    LBOperator LawnSite Member
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    Corryton, just moved here about 3 months ago. I haven't got any yards yet just getting ready.
     

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