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Needing Help!!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rcooper260, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. rcooper260

    rcooper260 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I recently moved back to Charleston SC from Atlanta, and CAN NOT find a job. I decided that if no one wants to hire me, I will hire myself. I have experience in landscape, home remodeling, laying sod, cutting, trimming, and pruning, and am in school for horticulture. I decided to hand out flyers and business cards about 300 so far, placed ads on 3 local websites, and put a ad in the newspapers classifieds and wouldn't you know I haven't gotten ONE single call. All I want is one job so I can show my quality work off, and start some word of mouth. Any suggestions on what I should do? Or what you did?
  2. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    When I first started out my partner at the time thought we could do that so we did, and it didn't work I waited months so I thought I would put an add in the phone book (1/4 page) and then the week it came out I got 2-3 calls a day, so now I do two local phonebooks and they still work. Don't waste your money on small add they in my experiance don't work. Also try signing up servicemagic.com they are a lead generating service you could start geting calls in a few days it cost about 15 per lead. Hope this helps
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  3. golfnpreacher

    golfnpreacher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    Load your stuff up and about 5 pm, start going door to door in the neighborhood of your choosing. You might have an "Introductory Price of...." or say something like ... if you commit to 4 weekly services the 5th is free. Continue in that neighborhood every week. Each day hopefully you can say... I cut the "so and so's" lawn down the street and I thought you might like to take advantage of my introductory offer...

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