referal business

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikesjumpingin, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. mikesjumpingin

    mikesjumpingin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    I got a good response from door hangers...

    Under normal conditions, how many referrals might I expect once I start cutting?

    (not to rely on this but I'm curious, I don't want to spend more on advertising than I need too).



  2. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    referrels is all up to you an the quality of work an the service that you provide . i can tell ya this its a great system!!
  3. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    In my experience, it takes quite a long time before you begin to get good, regular referrals. For the first several years I really wanted referrals like crazy. But I almost never got any. It wasn't until just 2 or 3 years ago that we finally got established enough and had enough clients to begin to get regular referrals. Now, it's a pretty good percentage of the leads we get. But it took some time to develop a name for ourselves and to have worked for hundreds of people, before that finally happened. If you are just starting out, I'd say, don't count on getting any referrals. Count on getting all of your business from other kinds of advertising. Then, if you get a referral, just consider it a bonus.

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