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Work is coming in left and right

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tiedeman, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I can't believe the number of phone calls for estimates I have received in the past 2 weeks. I am going out doing at least 2 to 3 estimates a day. I am landing about 60% of the work too.

    What is funny is that the number of people that complain about the price, tell me they will call me back tomorrow after they talk with it over with their husband/wife (which usually means they are going to say no) and when they do call back they want me to do addition work as well.

    I am loving it!
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    That's because they've saved sooo much money on lawncare this year!:D

    Good for you!
  3. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    Congrats tiedeman! Hope it keeps coming like that for you.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    ya, from not mowing lawns due to the drought
  5. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Posts: 1,063

    Tiedeman, what do you do for advertising? I assume the Yellow Pages since they are calling you like crazy. Or are these people that know of your service from the past or flyers maybe?

    Glad to hear it's raining down business for ya man!

  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    most people for lawn renovation type projects are through the yellow pages, while the other is word of mouth.

    Word of mouth is still the best type of advertisement
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    thats awsome.... word of mouth is awsome. worked for me, all the time people call and say so and so reccomended me to you.

    i spent 500$ in the begining of the year on C&G news paper, and i didnt even get one call. it went to over 15k homes!!!
  8. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    congrats on all the business, thats how it been for me this year too and all from word of mouth and other LCOs recommendations
  9. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    word of mouth is the best, actually I'm dropping my yellow pages add this fall.
  10. greeneakers04

    greeneakers04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    NC Scaper...have you had any luck with our Yellow Pages here in WS? I have been thinking about it, but it doesn't seem to be worth the money. Nor does the newspaper. I look through the YP's and there must be 75 LCO's advertising in there.

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