Would this be wort the money lost

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by justanotherkid, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. justanotherkid

    justanotherkid LawnSite Member
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    if one of my costumers gets 5 people to sign up for seasonal contracts then they get 50 % off
     
  2. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 979

    giving up too much try a free cut
     
  3. justanotherkid

    justanotherkid LawnSite Member
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    Well yeah but i mean gettin 5 people to sign up for seasonal contracts wouldnt be exactly an easy thing to do

    another idea i was thinking of would be maybe for every referal they get $25 and the person they get to sign up gets 10% OFF

    I donno im just trying to look for a way to get more customers and this would get your customers out there advertising for you
     
  4. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 979

    you be suprised what they would do for a free cut and make it once who they refer get five cuts
     
  5. jdmcat

    jdmcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 439

    i would offer the money for each referral that signs up and stays with you for at least a month, that way you're not losing money. if you offer $25 off just for a referral, you'll get a bunch of people who don't really want your services. I let a vacuum salesman give me a demo just so my sister could get $100 off hers. I didn't want the vacuum and i didn't buy one, same difference.
     
  6. justanotherkid

    justanotherkid LawnSite Member
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    I dont understand this
     
  7. justanotherkid

    justanotherkid LawnSite Member
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    The referals are only for seasonal contracts
     
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Watch out guys.....

    your on the edge of a pyramid.
     
  9. takeittothelimit

    takeittothelimit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    My thought is if you are doing a good job, and your client is telling you so, ask them for referals and continue to ask. If they are truly impressed with you, they'll be happy to give you referals, for free!
     
  10. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    No. They should want to refer you simply by doing a good job. If you have a good relationship with your customers just ask for the referrals. Unless you mark up the referrals by 10% a cut :D but then I would just keep the extra 10% for myself and just thank them for the referral.
     

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