This was my first year mowing for myself and I got a late start this year. Most of the customers I have I got by passing out flyers. On average I get 1 customer for every 200 flyers I pass out (I think most people already had someone mowing for them). I got some by going door to door, a few from a news paper add, and a couple off of referrals. my yellow pages add will not be out until november. Now I started on my own in June of this year. All in all I have about 25 weekly customers and about 30 customers that just call when they want it mowed. I am hoping to get rid of them because they are a pain in the tail, just have them until I get more regular customers. I really worked my butt off getting the customers I got, although I am very thank full for them, next year I would at least like to have a full schedule. Almost all of the lawns I have are very small and I can do them in about 20-30 minutes or less and have been extremely lucky to have close routes most days. Can anyone give me some good ideas on growing a little faster? Is it better to have a lot of small yards that take 10-20 minutes but are so small they should only be about 15 dollars but your getting 25 or 30 (condos) because of your minimum charge verses large lawns. As of right now I only work 4 hours Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I am off on Tuesday and have an orchard I mow on Friday; it takes me about 2 hours including drive time. On all of my off time I am still passing out flyers but hardly getting any call. I have hit several areas 5 or 6 times with business cards hoping they will remember my company name next year. I do everything from tree removal to pressure washing, small land scapping to mowing along with just about everything else that could be asked. i honestly believe i have spent enough money on flyers, bussiness cards, and gas passing them out to equal or get close to, my income for the year.... not to mention all the walking.