I picked up a new contract today... actually about 30 new ones, let me explain. There is a trailer park about 25 minutes from me (actually quite a nice one). The trailer park itself has been cutting the grass themselves for the residents since it has been new and just recently sent out a letter to everyone saying that this would be their last season doing it and each trailer owner would have to fend for themselves. A friend told me about it and I got intouch with the association and expresses an intrest in getting the job. They said that they would help me get the jobs but that I would have to deal with each individual customer myself and not do it through them.. I said ok, deal. They sent out a letter to everyone in the trailer park and told them that I would be intrested in cutting/trimming every lot once a week for $15 each house. The letter told each person who was intrested to give me a call. Well.. out of 50 trailers, I got a call so far from 28 that want me to start next season. I am expecting more to call. How would you all go about billing these people? I am not trying to sound like a jerk but is once a month not enough? These people are used to paying nothing and if I charge them once a month then they are going to have another $60 to pay each month. I am a little worried about getting paid by them. Maybe a deposit up front? I know everyone is wondering how much I am going to make and if it's worth it.. put it this way, each yard will take my crew about 5 mins top.. so I should be able to be done with the whole thing between 2-3 hours and make approx. $450.