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Door to Door time!!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by EarthGuard, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. EarthGuard

    EarthGuard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Hey guys,
    Just wondering if you guys do door to door or just hang flyers. Going to do both and have all the permits etc..
    How do you guys greet a person who just opened their door to you. I have a rough idea(hi im....with...., Im in the neighborhood giving free estimates for.....I noticed that your lawn/trees/shrubs need.......etc...)

    Any tips for someone new in the whole sales thing?(starting asap and i can find and buy books on my own thanks, looking to the pro's that know this business)
  2. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,536

    More power to you, I've never had the balls to go beatin down doors. The last time I did that I was selling popcorn for boyscouts.
  3. pbdlandscaping

    pbdlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    haha you sold popcorn too? hahaha
  4. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,536

    I was the topseller:laugh: No, but really
  5. EarthGuard

    EarthGuard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    well, i figure this is one of the few businesses that you can actively go get customers instead of having them come to you. Especially when you can spot problems from the front yard and have the ability to solve their problem.

    I sold beef jerky and candy bars for cub scouts!!!:weightlifter:
  6. Midstate Lawncare

    Midstate Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I ate my way through the beef jerky and candybars for the fat merit badge.
    lol. Door to door is great, it is intense and ultra rewarding. I hate it, but when the day is done.... you can make some serious money!!!! you may go days without a sale, then get twenty in a day.
  7. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    Im starting with 1,500 doorhangers on Saturday morning.
  8. Midstate Lawncare

    Midstate Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    don't start before 10 a.m. you might get some angry people.
  9. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    Dont ever tell anyone that their lawn needs caring for or their trees and shrubs are a mess.This may be true but trust me they dont want "you" to tell them.They very well could feel insulted and you will have no chance.
    I learned real fast when i sold cars to never tell someone their car was junk, no matter what you have to remember its theirs even if it dont suit your standards.
  10. Dugann

    Dugann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    I painted rocks..you know yellow, green, and blue...oh yea red and went door to door and sold them with ny next door neighbor when we was kids hehe. 25 cents etc. we did well was able to buy some ice cream and candy bars etc.

    hehe door to door is great if you have the skill to do so. hangers/flayers are great as well and classified ads work really great. As long as you make enough sales to cover your cost and labor doing so you are golden imo.

    too many damn beers tonight grrr. hehe

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