starting up

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ELITE1LAWN, May 15, 2007.

  1. ELITE1LAWN

    ELITE1LAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    this is my first year in the biz and i am doing ok was just wondering how many clients some of you guys had your first year and how you got the word out about your biz
     
  2. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    10 without really trying. flyers.
     
  3. CJMLS

    CJMLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Flyers work great. But what works even better is word of mouth. Once you have been established for a couple years, referrals will be your main source of new clients. Good luck cjm
     
  4. CJMLS

    CJMLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    to add to that, you should have no problem getting at least 10 clients with flyers if your aggressive about it
     
  5. ELITE1LAWN

    ELITE1LAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    where do you guys hang flyers or do you just put them in neighborhoods stores or do you put them on peoples doors
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    22, word of mouth and I think I passed out 2 or 4 thousand flyers, don't recall.
    Don't even ask, lots of lowballing but I really didn't mean to :laugh:
     
  7. Pioneer01

    Pioneer01 LawnSite Member
    from Denver
    Posts: 31


    Ain't that the truth. I was looking at some of my prices from last year and after looking at this years costs like fuel, insurance, taxes, etc...I would need to mow about 250 lawns a week. Granted the residental lawns I targeted are small (4000 square feet and smaller) it just wasn't worth it.
     

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