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First Customer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by student101, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. student101

    student101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Well I am proud to say I took the leap and passed out flyer's this weekend and after passing out only 300 I secured my first yearly account and a spring cleaning to boot, it was quit gratifying I must say. more to pass out next weekend
  2. Hermanator

    Hermanator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    Do you have a sample to show of your flyer......and what method did you use to leave it with the customer.....ie hang it on the door, tape it on, etc.

    That is a pretty good response rate so far........what is your price that you advertised for that client and approx. size of the yard....just curious to see what is working for others.....Thanks
  3. Infinite

    Infinite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    It's always gratifying getting your first customer for the year!!! You may get a few more responses from the flyers you handed out. Did you put any coupons on the flyers you handed out? Also what types of neighborhoods did you target?
  4. student101

    student101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I will attach a flyer as soon as possible but to answer questions, rolled them up and used a rubber band to attach to the front door and also did alot of one on one talking to perspective customers it was Saturday and alot of people were outside. we put a Fifty dollar incentive if they signed a yearly contract, we targeted neighborhoods that looked to have disposable income. newer homes and developments, no prices quoted on flyer just free estimates. i don't think i will be able to post an attachment i have been on this site for quit some time but i do not post often just sit back and read, think you need 15 post to put up an attachment.
  5. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Hi student101,

    Great job!
  6. student101

    student101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    The flyer requested

    Attached Files:

  7. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    nice flyer, might want to change "Leaf Racking" for your next batch though.

    it is always nice to get a new customer, or a new one time job, it is that rewarding feeling of working for yourself, and not working for someone else.

    Good luck this year
  8. student101

    student101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Twins why remove leaf raking. here in Texas there is very little call and it could easily be handled with a blower. Thanks all for the good wishes & good luck and prosperity to you.
  9. Mowman29

    Mowman29 LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Messages: 106

    The spelling is wrong "leaf Racking" should say "leaf raking"
  10. student101

    student101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    DOOOHHHH that sucks thanks for the heads up you know I went over that flyer probably twenty times and did not catch that.

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