How to Get new accounts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TheKingNJ, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    Hey i'm just starting my business and i was wondering what is the most effective way to get accounts?
     
  2. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    Flyers work well here. once you get a reputation then word of mouth will kick in.
     
  3. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    Also you might think about getting a website to use for advertising. You can post the web address on anything and evrything you put your name on. then people will have the option to check you out first.

    I did a check on web address and www.thekinglandscaping.com is still available. I checked www.kinglandscaping.com and it is taken. Even if you are not ready for the internet. You might buy the name. they cost under $10 a year. I just bought 2 names for $5.95 each.
     
  4. BigEd

    BigEd LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 299

    Yeah I agree flyers are great,so are door hangers. Local paper adds. Get your name in front of people as much as possible. Yellow pages work good here,long as you can handle the work.

    P.S Guys theres only one real KING! LawnKing! Just playing!LOL
     
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Door to door. Spent 2 hours driving around and knocking on doors of houses that had a ton of leafs in their yard. Turned into about 6 cleanups, and possibly full accounts for the summer. About 400 bucks+ worth of work just for a little driving around.

    Would you be more likely to buy something in person? Or from a salesman over ther phone, you get my point.

    I sold popcorn when I was in scouts door to door. top seller in texas. In a few years I sold $22,000.00 IN THAT CRAP. door-to-door is the way.
     
  6. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

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  7. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073


    Where do you go to buy website names?
     
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Use google and do a search for "domain host"...you will find what you are looking for. After you buy a name, you still have to pay for them to host your site. I personally used www.doteasy.com for this. I think the hosting is free, if you buy the name through them. I am not sure what I paid, but I have the name for around 10 years or so....same with hosting.
     
  9. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  10. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    I go door-to-door but dont' knock. i just leave my flyer. there aren't that many people around that want to be bothered at their home about lawncare. the ones that are interested will call you. just don't put them on mailboxes.
     

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