How many clients did you sign up in your first year?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thefed, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    I am just wondering if the results we are experiencing are typical....


    I'm running the business (advertising,books,equipment)aspects of a new lawn care company.

    We've been able to sign up 25 weekly customers (mow/edge/trim)....average cut $30. Also about $12k in misc work (cleanups/mulch etc). We've done this on a budget of $700....and put out our first ad 23 days ago. We have another $700 worth of ads over the next 2 months coming out. We've given about 50 estimates.

    Seems to be quite a start.... Ive never run a business where leads came so easily. I know we are pricing competitively but not lowballing. And the calls just keep coming in 5 or 6 a day....
     
  2. AAXteriors

    AAXteriors LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    how are you advertizing?
     
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I had around 22, I think, maybe 24 or 25, don't remember but in that range.
     
  4. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    i cannot keep up with the phone calls this year. i put out about 50 flyers the other day. but everyone has been getting my info from the website. only 1 person said they saw my flyer, the rest just did searches online.
     
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    I had 50 my first year cutting. 1 customer got me atleast 30 more customers.
     
  6. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    We used post cards passed out by hand, website, and newspapers
     
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    You DID buy that 1 customer dinner, right??? :)
     
  8. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 901

    Where and how did they find your website using a search?
     
  9. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    guess so. i got it listed in yahoo local, yellow pages, it comes up in google i think. all for free.
     
  10. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    21 accounts my first year.
     

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