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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by zjf, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. TheBetterDoorhanger

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  2. Vanderhoff Landscaping

    Vanderhoff Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Craigslist can land you some new customers too. Just need to weed out the cheapos and whackos! Best advertisement is word of mouth though. Over half of my work this year was word of mouth. The best form of advertising as anyone will tell you.
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  3. PabsMaster

    PabsMaster LawnSite Member
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    All the above ideas are great... I go around personally and talk to people. I also started doing $35 yards for around $20-$25. Cheap yes, but it proves you provided excellent lawn care. I went from 5 in the first year, to 10 in the second... This year I landed almost 45. It's tough to get established, but if you keep at you will get there. I have only been doing it for 4 years, but I have learned one phrase that you should always keep in mind:

    "UNDER PROMISE AND OVER DELIVER"

    Good luck!
     
  4. zjf

    zjf LawnSite Member
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    thanks guys you all have good points. maybe im not cut out to do this. Maybe my pricing is to high i dont know. I have a website in the works. the yearly contract would pretty much be set up to cater to each property. and I would definitely keep my rail road gig on midnight. WHat to do what to do?!?!?
     
  5. Vanderhoff Landscaping

    Vanderhoff Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    As someone who used to work for a railroad I'm wondering how you even find time to do landscaping at all.
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  6. zjf

    zjf LawnSite Member
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    which rail road did you or do you work for? Im trying not to do any more over time with them. 40 a week is fine with me. I feel like im battling the forces of stupidity everyday! if I give them 40 I get to keep my retirement and have a steady pay every week.
     
  7. Vanderhoff Landscaping

    Vanderhoff Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I used to work for the New York Susquehanna & Western Railway Corporation. I used to switch in the yard and take road trains to and from Ridgefield Park, NJ (Home terminal) to Binghamton, NY. When they used to Run double stack container trains from our mainline through Conrails Southern Tier line. The 12 hour thing sucked and "deadhead" if our time expired sucked as well. Although it was free $$. I was always back out in 10 hours if we went over 12 and in 8 if we worked 11 hrs and 59 mins.
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