I wrote on another thread a while back about being depressed over my lack of accounts in my first "full time" year. I spent money on a pennysaver ad, put out almost 600 flyers, and did telephone pole advertising. 4 accounts from all that as of the first of this week. I already had an account before I started advertising from a guy I used to work with. When I told him I was going into lawn care he told me I could mow his lawn and he would pay me $25. I told him OK sight unseen (he said it took him 45 minutes with a 21" so I figured 30 with the 36") The bad part was that it is all the way across town,and not in my intended target area. But it was my first account so I took it. When I went to mow it the first time today I was interupted by the old lady across the street. Seems she is not too thrilled with her current LCO, and asked for a bid on mowing and installing a small stone wall. I got the wall job, and the lawn may follow. Then another old guy from down the street pulls up in a pick-up and asks me to bid his lawn. It was smaller than my friends so I bid it at $25 also. Then he said he had another house with a small lawn a few blocks away and I got that job too for $15. (volume discount) and I will do some cleanup for him tomorrow also. I left there and went to mow the $15 lawn and a guy pulls up with a rental/ soon to be for sale house across the street. He needs it mowed too. $17 a week. Doubled my accounts in one day and anticipate getting an apartment complex that I am bidding on also. Things are starting to look GREEN!!!!!!