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  • Hi From Pa

    Hi,

    My Name Is Jason. This Is My First Season In The Business. I Didn't Plan On Starting This Business It Just Happened. I Was Asked To Take Care Of Some Properties For A Real Estate Agent. Next Thinkg I Know I Was Taking Care Of 14 Lawns. I Think That Is Good. I Reseeded 2 Lawns And Installed A Sprinkler System.

    I Started Off With A Push Mower, Weed Wacker, And A Blower. I Just Bought A Dump Truck And An Older Front Cut 48" Riding Mower. This Cut My Time In Half. I'm Really Enjoying The Job.



    Being New To The Business, I Don't Know What To Charge And Was Told That I'm Charging To Little For Some Of My Work. I'm Hoping That This Will Help Me Make More Of A Profit And Learn Some Tech To Make My Work Better And More Professional.

    So Thanks For Having Me. I Look Forward Learning From You Guys.

    Thanks,

    Jason

  • #2
    Welcome.

    I'm in Pittsburgh. What part of thee state are you mowing?

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    • #3
      I'm From The Other Side Of The State In The Scranton/wilkes-barre Area.

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      • #4
        Hi,

        My Name Is Jason. This Is My First Season In The Business. I Didn't Plan On Starting This Business It Just Happened. I Was Asked To Take Care Of Some Properties For A Real Estate Agent. Next Thinkg I Know I Was Taking Care Of 14 Lawns. I Think That Is Good. I Reseeded 2 Lawns And Installed A Sprinkler System.

        I Started Off With A Push Mower, Weed Wacker, And A Blower. I Just Bought A Dump Truck And An Older Front Cut 48" Riding Mower. This Cut My Time In Half. I'm Really Enjoying The Job.



        Being New To The Business, I Don't Know What To Charge And Was Told That I'm Charging To Little For Some Of My Work. I'm Hoping That This Will Help Me Make More Of A Profit And Learn Some Tech To Make My Work Better And More Professional.

        So Thanks For Having Me. I Look Forward Learning From You Guys.

        Thanks,

        Jason
        What do you charge? I'm in oklahoma and a lawn I can do In under 15 min I charge 35 that's just to do the basic

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        • #5
          Hi Jason,

          Welcome to our forum!

          Have you checked out the lawn care calculators? THey should be able to help you out.
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          • #6
            The properties of for the real estate is set fee. but for my new clients, I charge for a job that takes me 30 min. doing just basics $30 and $35 for the same service but I bag the clippings. I think thats good.

            This is my first year doing this gig. I didn't plan on starting the business, but I keep getting new clients by word of mouth. I have a full time job on to of this also. I hope things keep going in the right direction and I can be my own boss.

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            • #7
              Do you have some kind of plan to bridge the gap between doing this part time and then taking it to full time?
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              • #8
                I don't have a formal plan yet. That is why I joined this group to get some ideas. I need to learn how to marketing myself, the legal end of things(contracts, licenses needed, what type of insurance), and how to price myself.

                I believe I have enough equipment, its just getting myself out there more.

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                • #9
                  If you start with the basics, get lawn care business cards and hand them out, you should find yourself growing at a steady pace.

                  Keep us posted on how it all goes.
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