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LawnCareMan280
12-27-2012, 08:49 PM
Hi guys well I have been working on my website for 2 weeks now and would like some reviews so here is the link to it http://http://vandenbroeklawnservice.webs.com/


Please type your review or suggestions. THANKS!



Travis

LawnCareMan280
12-27-2012, 08:50 PM
sorry the website isn't working and I did log out so sorry

Mayor of Mow Town
12-28-2012, 01:14 AM
Hey Travis

I think I could see your website at this URL - http://vandenbroeklawnservice.webs.com/

Is that the right one, or is it still broken?

Cheers
Susie

LawnCareMan280
12-28-2012, 11:27 AM
Hey Travis

I think I could see your website at this URL - http://vandenbroeklawnservice.webs.com/

Is that the right one, or is it still broken?

Cheers
Susie

Ya it works now

bruces
12-28-2012, 11:59 AM
since you asked ,your spelling is pretty bad so fix that ,telling people what you dont do should probably be near the bottom ,lying about 6 years experience isnt cool as pretty sure at 6 years old you were not mowing lawns yourself let alone using a whippersmacker ,and finally,doing ANY lawn for $5.00 makes you a low baller thats destined to fail before you even get started .Its very sad that you have been here for a few months ,yet still havent figured out that working for $5.00 hurts each and everyone of us .I suggest you get a job pumping gas or at mcdonalds or a coffee shop as you will never make a penny in this business after you turn your equipment into useless worn out junk .

Your welcome !
Bruce.

Steve
12-28-2012, 12:15 PM
Travis, your animated gif got messed up. It's not animating. I am thinking you need to try it again and right click on it and then make sure you save it as a gif.

LawnCareMan280
12-28-2012, 12:17 PM
[QUOTE=bruces;119999]since you asked ,your spelling is pretty bad so fix that ,telling people what you dont do should probably be near the bottom ,lying about 6 years experience isnt cool as pretty sure at 6 years old you were not mowing lawns yourself let alone using a whippersmacker ,and finally,doing ANY lawn for $5.00 makes you a low baller thats destined to fail before you even get started .Its very sad that you have been here for a few months ,yet still havent figured out that working for $5.00 hurts each and everyone of us .I suggest you get a job pumping gas or at mcdonalds or a coffee shop as you will never make a penny in this business after you turn your equipment into useless worn out junk .

Your welcome ! I meant 12 years of experience I was having a bad day doing that so leave me alone B*(&$ GOT IT!

LawnBoy0311
12-28-2012, 12:37 PM
Your a small guppy in a pond full of big fish. I suggest you move on with another business suitable for your age.

SECTLANDSCAPING
12-28-2012, 12:43 PM
So experience starts from the day you were born? cool, I have to update my website for 30 years then. I might add a slogan like "Before I could crawl, I was cutting grass three feet tall".

bruces
12-28-2012, 12:52 PM
I have said this before ,I think we are being punked by this clown ,as there is no way anybody can mess up this badly on everything and not be doing it on purpose .He has been caught in so many "untruths " its not even funny anymore .I am done with his bs .

willshome
12-28-2012, 07:06 PM
Stop acting like your older than you are!!! Your a kid sell it
http://vandenbroeklawnservice.webs.com/photos/My-lawn-Care-snow-removal-Landscaping-pics/HPIM2595.JPG

tmull27216
12-28-2012, 08:24 PM
I just joined this site and havent explored many post however one I see a lot is Travis's post .

Travis you asked for an opinion on your web site

-I think its great that you have a web site . ( I dont have one ... YET)

-I think you should check your spelling ( cant beileive Im saying that )

-Your prices are to low . Think about it.
Most people pay $5 for gas for thier mower.
Other guys ,who are trying to support thier kids ,
can not even phathom cutting a lawn for so little.
If your prices where more I think you may get more
lawns to cut as people would think your serious

- About your experience.
When you show up at someones house to do an estimate the first thing they will notice is your age .
I think people will have more respect for you if you let them know you are young and very ambitious

LawnCareMan280
12-28-2012, 08:51 PM
since You Asked ,your Spelling Is Pretty Bad So Fix That ,telling People What You Dont Do Should Probably Be Near The Bottom ,lying About 6 Years Experience Isnt Cool As Pretty Sure At 6 Years Old You Were Not Mowing Lawns Yourself Let Alone Using A Whippersmacker ,and Finally,doing Any Lawn For $5.00 Makes You A Low Baller Thats Destined To Fail Before You Even Get Started .its Very Sad That You Have Been Here For A Few Months ,yet Still Havent Figured Out That Working For $5.00 Hurts Each And Everyone Of Us .i Suggest You Get A Job Pumping Gas Or At Mcdonalds Or A Coffee Shop As You Will Never Make A Penny In This Business After You Turn Your Equipment Into Useless Worn Out Junk .

Your Welcome !
Bruce. Leave Me Alone Go To He@$ I Am Sick Of Your Bull Sh$% I Had Enough I Had A Very Bad Day And I Am Autistic So Every Time You Make Up Sh$# It Gets Me Po

dpld
12-28-2012, 09:24 PM
you been working on that for two weeks? WOW, i guess school did not help you much.

you never tell people in your ad what you wont do or to hire someone else.

i take it you are either trying to punk us as suggested earlier or you are like 12 years old which by itself you have no business marketing yourself for hire.
at that age you would be a insurance and liability nightmare and anyone who hires someone under age 18 for landscape work is a fool.

most states have minimum working ages and require working papers as well as have age restrictions on certain trades, my state does.
the days of hiring the kid down the street are coming to a end due to these laws as well as there has been some instances where a minor got hurt and the home owners insurance would not pay because the laws state that you can not hire a minor.
what happens when little jimmy from down the street sues your a$$.

bruces
12-28-2012, 09:53 PM
Leave Me Alone Go To He@$ I Am Sick Of Your Bull Sh$% I Had Enough I Had A Very Bad Day And I Am Autistic So Every Time You Make Up Sh$# It Gets Me Po

Can you please tell us what I made up ? Also ,when you ask for suggestions and opinions ,why would you be offended when they are offered and genuine ?I stand by my earlier post ,and I am certain I am not the only one who feels I spoke the truth and gave you proper advice .

Cashin H&P
12-29-2012, 09:29 AM
Your welcome ! I meant 12 years of experience I was having a bad day doing that so leave me alone B*(&$ GOT IT![/QUOTE]

whoa there little buddy dont go around cussing at people. You are just making your self look like a joke.

If I were a customer I would look at your website and laugh. You are the laughing-stock of the forum community.

The Cleaning Doctor
12-29-2012, 02:05 PM
So how do you read the domain name?

Webs or We BS?

There is also something known as truth in advertising, look it up.

You are not of age where you can enter into a contract with someone else. You are 12 and you still have a lot of growing and learning to do. Take this time to learn how to properly run a business. Based on your pricing, you have a lot to learn.

Lastly wTF does Autisim have to do with anything? Sounds like more of an excuse than anything else. Throw down that crutch and learn to walk without it. If you have autism you will always have it but it doesn not mean that you can not overcome it, you just have to work harder than most.

Cashin H&P
12-29-2012, 02:30 PM
Travis,

No one here is trying to be a jerk to you. We have all tried to help you and have given you advice when you asked for it. However every time we do try to help you and you donr like the answer and you get very confrontational. This I think we could all put up with.

Its the fact you've lied some many times about your age, your company, and countless other things. The part that bothers me the most is that on your website your stating you have 12 years of experiance. If you just turned 12, how is that possible? Im 19 and I only have 5 years of experiance. This is the reason we do not take you seriously. I hope your parents see what you have been posting on here because in all honesty it could get them in trouble as well. If someone hires you, and you break something or worse kill some one, its on them since your under 18.

You need to take all of what we are telling you and put it to use if you want to be successful in this industry.

I highly doubt you will take any of this seriously but It needed to be said.

Grass Doctor
12-29-2012, 05:01 PM
u are a cute kid, if landscapes is that u want to do, keep doing it kid, just be real with ur customers.
there is nothing more appreciated in small business, than honesty.

CHEESE2009
12-29-2012, 09:36 PM
When I was 12 years old, I knew nothing at all compared to what kids know today.

I have to say that I am impressed with what you are doing, and I can see that you are learning the ropes pretty fast, being only 12/13 years old.

Everyone here starts out the same, we all make mistakes; only few people will admit to their mistakes or present their flaws to thousands of people on a forum. The fact that you are presenting a situation like this one, means you are helping out quite a lot of people, in the exact same situation, who are too nervous about writing on a forum to seek help.

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I personally go out of my way to write about every aspect of my troubles. I may come off as a downer, but I am in fact creating a pool of solutions that people will later be able to find. No thread here is pointless.

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As for your website, I am looking at it now and will do my best to assist you on making it better.

HOME PAGE EDIT

Vanden Broek Lawn Service
Thatch Removal
Weekly Lawn Mowing
Lawn Sweeping
Storm Pick-up (branches, example, example)
Leaf Mulching
Snow Removal

Our services are limited to the area of ___________ .

MAP_IMAGE

For more information, please call xxx.xxx.xxxx .

LawnCareMan280
12-31-2012, 12:21 PM
Scott,

I remaded it so you should see it nowhttp://http://vandenbroeklawnservice.webs.com/

Enjoy!

Travis

Steve
12-31-2012, 12:36 PM
"are lawn care banner"

Should be "our lawn care banner".

Check some of the alignment of the words on the first page but all in all it is looking good!

turf&tree
01-01-2013, 07:29 AM
It's no wonder no one in the forum world takes this site seriously!

LawnBoy0311
01-01-2013, 10:20 AM
It's no wonder no one in the forum world takes this site seriously!

Exactly true. Everyone here gets pissed off about lowballers. Yet we're helping one? Lawncareman = Weekendwarrior.

SECTLANDSCAPING
01-01-2013, 12:51 PM
Exactly true. Everyone here gets pissed off about lowballers. Yet we're helping one? Lawncareman = Weekendwarrior.

Its weekendwarriors partner, I mean son.

LawnCareMan280
01-01-2013, 02:01 PM
Its weekendwarriors partner, I mean son.

WeekendWarrior is not my father because how can he be my father when I never met him?

CHEESE2009
01-02-2013, 06:10 AM
I have a 12 year old neighbor who cuts his own grass, and a few other neighbors. He does fantastic work.

He was eventually replaced by an actual company, and this company had destroyed the clients lawn. :p

I think the client is too embarrassed to fire them, but we'll see what happens this Spring.

In a nutshell,
age has nothing to do with quality.

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I am proud of the kid, and I wouldn't mind for him to have a handful of clients for himself, even in my area.

1. No transportation (limited lawns)
2. Limited funds (no way, or reason to expand, yet)
3. Different goals. (we want houses, they want video games)

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When I was twelve, I would spend thousands of dollars on candy, pizza, and arcades.. I still do the same today because I never grew up.
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Granted, a 12 year old can do excellent work; if I were that threatened by a 12 year old mowing lawns, I would have to quit for being in the deep end of insecurity and insanity.

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Your spelling and website can be fixed! As for your age, I couldn't care less. Make some cash, it's not going to kill anyone.

ringahding1
01-02-2013, 08:46 AM
WeekendWarrior is not my father because how can he be my father when I never met him?

Hey I am not your father either, but let me give you some fatherly advice...Naw just playing son! lol

Seriously brotha, you are going to do BIG things, so do not let the HATERZ get to you. In other words(this is a quote from waaay back in my day)"Never let them see you sweat"



Yes your estimating & website needs work, so take this down time & learn about them. I am almost certain you are a YouTube viewer**->>>so Google all the services you intend to provide and learn about them.



Then find articles written about them. So when Spring shines her shiny face, you will be ready to put this into action!



Keep your LIP>>>ZIPPED(no offense)Jusssayin there are people with years & years of experience on this forum that you can learn from to get a better understanding of the Green Industry and perfect your skillllly skilz...bam!



Someone told me years ago to "Suit Up | Show Up | Shut Up", in other words there are other people who have something to say that I can learn from.

Finally my man, I have 5 kids(yup...IK, right?). My youngest will turn 18 in July and my oldest 22(works side by side with me). You have the same drive and determination as they did at your age, theirs was for basketball.

Think about it man, by the time your my age(another 30 years) you will be much much closer to retiring than I am right now. SO DO NOT QUIT! Because you actually have the "IT" factor! ! !

So keep learning, ask questions, but under no circumstances disrespect anybody on the internet**>>EVER, because that information will stay long after we all pass away. Dueces

Mowin4Dollas
01-02-2013, 10:15 AM
Keep it up buddy! Keep learning and refining your skills. Always learn something new. I started around your age mowing one yard and borrowing their equipment. Now I own a trailer, Snapper Pro ZTR, commercial weedeater, commercial blower, and many other "toys"! Do a great job and get ahead of the curve!

Grass Doctor
01-02-2013, 02:38 PM
this is what i thought about lawncare man = weeakendwarrior so if this is the reality what freaking shame if not kid take the best off all this old farts, i am 31 years i have learned that u do better when u see positive thinks, in others, every single person no matter what have something positive about them self, so why to look at negativity when there is good thing that happens every day, i come to this site to take the best of every member and , to read the monthly, letter that Steve makes from all our post wish is very good.

if u are a kid and want to be lawnman,landscaper go to school, stody agronomy, landscape architec, read and learn how to fertilize about the grass around ur area, how to prevent weeds, grow grass there is many that we landscaper know some when to schools some dint but if i was you and i was interest in the green industry try to learn the and get as many degrees u can this will open doors that u can not imagine and the wisdom that comes with the practice

BelleCityLawn1
02-12-2013, 02:30 PM
I started my business at the age of 17. Everything was legal with my LLC and all paperwork. Even a business checking account. I paid for everything from my commercial 36 inch Bobcat walk behind mower, trailer, snow blowers, dodge dakota 4x4, and all my other pieces of equipment. I started mowing my own lawn by the time I was 11. I picked up a few for friends till I turned 17 and made everything legal and started advertising. I am now 18 and my business is growing like crazy and I should have my 2500 plow truck in a few months for next winter. If the kid wants to work let him work. People made fun of me for trying to do this when i was younger. I would definitely have someone check over your website for a second opinion but starting a lawn care business can be very fun.

stevef1201
02-12-2013, 03:24 PM
So experience starts from the day you were born? cool, I have to update my website for 30 years then. I might add a slogan like "Before I could crawl, I was cutting grass three feet tall".

does that mean I should claim 55 years?:D