Just starting out pictures!

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by talktosch, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. talktosch

    talktosch LawnSite Member
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    It's a stock photo. Since I haven't started yet, I took as stock photo.
     
  2. talktosch

    talktosch LawnSite Member
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    It's 2012. Not 1990. I think having a company comes before having a product. I know so.

    Prior to 2014:
    I will have a mobile app to share info about us and to order services in my local area. Pay extra for rush services - 1 or 2 day respondent.

    A website to do the same.

    A whole social media back log.

    A year worth of blogging on industry / cutting grass.

    That way when I launch in 2014 - I can start mowing with 5 or so clients. Which is all I want to start out with. And mostly those 5 will be free for the first time if they guest blog or refer, retweet or share facebook post.
     
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Better back up the truck here. unless these 5 accounts are big dollar,your going to spend more money in one day then what your going to make in a month.
     
  4. talktosch

    talktosch LawnSite Member
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    my full time job won't change at all - this is really just a big year 2014 challenge. I'm not spending any money - I do all the web work myself. I'm spending time, but not money.

    I am spending money on equipment. Have a truck, have a trailer.
     
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Still money being spent,so is your time . Truck and trailer are not free either.
     
  6. talktosch

    talktosch LawnSite Member
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    Yeah, but I was stating I already have them. I always have had a truck - different trucks - but always have had one. And I have acquired the trailer.

    The only investment:

    equipment - which is not cheap.
    time - which is limited. :( I work a LOT. I work on developing and designing for the web.
     
  7. USAProLawnCare

    USAProLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Tiger Stripes!! Where are you located?
     
  8. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    With that in mind, any reason you're using a template and not creating something from scratch so as to not have all of the extraneous code and unused functions?
     
  9. Kkane97

    Kkane97 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I guess this didnt post before...

    A lot of the high rollers that are on here started humble mowing a few yards. I am sure a lot of them would tell you that the website and all this prep is unneeded. Just start with a few maybe 5 to get your feet wet. Then in say 2014 try and go big. Not bashing just IMO
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  10. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    I just circled back through this thread and re-read this. Re: your "I know so" comment, while taking a "minimum viable" approach works for many types of businesses, a local service business isn't exactly one of those that springs to mind. Out of curiosity, did you end up on lawnsite via reddit.com?
     

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