With 16 years experience as an LCO we have given bids by physically going to the job site and then we decided 3 years ago to start giving instant quotes right on out website. The website version has been the most effective method of gaining new customers. We base out bids on the sq footage of the yard and ask a few questions like do you have a fence or pool, etc and are able to charge accordingly. We have been able to give more bids and gain more customers this way without spending much time and fuel bidding. We have recently launched a program that will help your company to use the same method. Check it out at AccuLawnSystems.com.