Running out of Clients?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by danslawncare, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    To you ever worry about running out of possible clients? I feel like I am constantly dropping people for things like no pay, perfectionests, wanting hard, expensive work for bottom dollar, ect. My attitude is if i can't make money why am i doing this....but when will the well of new clients run out? :confused:
     
  2. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,251

    Never, at least here in FL. 1000's of people move here daily and get houses they cannot afford and work so much they dont have time to maintain the yards.
    It is beautiful!!!!
    I have ZERO PITA customers, and this is my 2nd year full time. Granted the first year, I took what I could get and worked like a slave and dealt with alot of BS. But with the YP ad this year, the quality of customer skyrocketed and all the PITA's got dropped.

    Just depends on your market as to when you will run out of customers.
     
  3. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    Right, but what about us that have been in business for years. Additionally, where I live there is a lot of competition. ;)
     
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    And it depends on where you live as well.
    You are running out of customers.... cuz you are dropping them... cuz they want their yards done to perfection,and they want you do do hard work for bottom dollar.
    That is not a smart way to get a good reputation built up and in this biz reputation is everything.
    Your not getting any calls cuz word round has it that you are not willing to do what the customer wants and you are not willing to work hard enough to please them.
    When you are starting off in this biz
    YOU DO NOT DROP CUSTOMERS :blob3: :blob4:
    I don't care what anybody says!!,E
    Even if your just breaking even at least you are out there working to gain experience and learning how to deal with people and paying your dues and getting noticed and contacting potential customers for future jobs. No-pay is different
    So that's why your running out of customers you are not willing to pay your dues and work your A...rse off for low pay at the beggining.And that trend will continue for you unless you change your attitude and work habits.
     
  5. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,413

    I PROB. DROPPED ABOUT 15 OR SO THIS YEAR NEW ACCOUNTS THAT PAY GOOD FOR A WHILE THEN YOU GET THAT DREADED "HEY LET ME PAY YOU NEXT WEEK MAN" THEN YOU MOW FOR 2 WEEKS AND THEY DISSAPEAR. MAN THAT BURNS ME.I DONT DO NOTHIN LIKE THAT ANYMORE I DONT TRUST ANYBODY.IF YOU AINT GOT IT TODAY THEN I AINT MOWIN TODAY. :realmad:
     
  6. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
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    As long as you advertise the well of new clients should never run out.
     
  7. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
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    so you feel there is an infinite supply of clients?
     
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    Hi danslawncare,

    You have to make money for your business to survive. If you are not making money with certain customers, it is understandable why you drop them. Have you thought of more services you could offer that take more specialized skills and bring you a higher profit? Such services could separate you from your competition and make your company more profitable.

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