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Refering Business To Other LOC's.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KDLAWN, Sep 30, 2003.


    KDLAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    I have a question... Have any of you ever thought about when you have work that you don't have time for and refer it to another LOC.... to charge the LOC a referal fee for Business you sent him... he would just add the referal fee to his price so that he is getting his money and you get some kick back for giving him some business.... referal fee wouldn't be but maybe 5 or 10 dollars more but evertime he preforms a job for that person you get money off of it... EX: you would get 5 dollars everytime he mows their grass...

    just a thought.... let me know what you think... if you need clarity in what I am saying please just ask..
  2. Blue Ribbon Turf

    Blue Ribbon Turf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Why not you pay customers for referals? If the customer signs a contract with you why not 5% of contract?
  3. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Pay the coustomer for what? If they dont sign up for a full service, then why should you pay them?:confused:
  4. Boycea

    Boycea LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 451

    I give work to other LCOs when I can't handle it and dont think twice about it and dont charge a thing. In the end when i'm slow they end up giving me work, or when they cant handle a few customers they pass them on to me. It all balances out in the end.
  5. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    I offered a paid referral program this year. Didnt work out so well. I offered $50.00. I got a few. I also offer $20.00 to my employees. The account must be a mowing account and not a temporary deal.
  6. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 360

    How about subbing the work out?
  7. maple city

    maple city LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 305

    I have referred work to other LCO's. If it's potentially a good account that I can't handle, I'll refer it to one of the LCO's that I like. If it's a pita job for a cheapo, I'll refer it to one of the LCO's I don't like.
  8. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    ???? Maybe they have/or will return the favor a time or two. :p :p
  9. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    I have referred alot of business to local lco's.. One of them is a member on this site. I never ask for a "finder's fee", but I will never decline if they offer one. Just make sure that you give work to people who are reliable and you can trust to do a good job. No one likes to be associated with "low-life" companies because it also reflects badly on you.
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    We do it all the time. It's all part of our networking program.

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