How are most of your clients aqquired?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by nelnet, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. nelnet

    nelnet LawnSite Member
    from GA.
    Posts: 2

    What percentage do yo get from flyers, classified ads, etc?
     
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    some from flyers, then from referals from those customers, word of mouth is the best form of advertising, just got to get a few jobs so they will start talking about you....:)
     
  3. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Word of mouth is # 1
    after that it is from seeing us work
     
  4. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    I agree. Started out with door-hangers. 85% is now from word of mouth. Quality work will get people talking.
     
  5. Adam3669

    Adam3669 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 311

    you can expect about 2% calls from the amount of flyers you hand out. Half of that is what you will probobly end up working for.
     
  6. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 429

    The best way to get customers imo - hustle, word of mouth, and some luck.

    In the last week I called on an apartment complex and did a spring clean-up AND because of the good work will be cutting it this year. The owner had a friend stop in and seen the job progressing and got myself another clean-up and cut this year.

    While I was doing this yard yesterday, a woman drove up and asked if I did lawn work or owned the house .. she's looking for a clean-up and someone to cut her and her mothers prop's this year. Stopped by to look over it today and met her husband who is a contractor and has four houses needing sod and bushes coming up.

    Will give a qoute on that one tomorrow. And might wiggle in on some installing.

    Hustle leads to word of mouth, and a little luck .. purtty good week for me.
     
  7. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Posts: 507

    I Just Send My Girlfreind Out In My Truck Topless, She Comes Back With Signed Contracts In Hand !!! Shhh I Hope She Doesnt See This Lol Jk
     
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Being seen working and word of mouth
     
  9. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,267

    Flyers lead to customers and then their neighbors like the awesome work and use us too. Then their relatives start calling. Its like a green snowball.
     
  10. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    word of mouth is great, it get 40-50 new accounts every year like that. this year my son is going to work with me so I need to pick-up 150 new accounts so I will be passing out 10000 flyer's.
     

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