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well I worked in a factory fo 17 years and got sick from all the paint fumes doctor took me out so im sitting making no money.I worked for two lawn care companys for about 4 seasons. I decided to start my own I started with a push mower and a battery weed eater (my moms) made about 500 fliers and started to go door to door. I had 4 cust my first week and I could only cut 1 a day because of the weed eater. made another 500 fliers and passed them out. when I had like 10 customers I bought a used 48" scag walk behind 850.00 and a 33" mower 400.00 and a weed eater cheap one 70.00 and then a blower 130.00 every day a new customer I have passed out over 2000 fliers if Im not cutting grass I pass out fliers for 8 to 10 hours. I am very dedicated to this and I have plans to have a nice size company.I work 7 days a week. It is very hard work has you know but I just keep moving.Next season I hope to have some apartment complexes ( I will ) Thats about it just hard work and dedication thanks MacTrina lawn care
nothing fancy just card stock paper black and white no color I have changed what it says a couple of times I think my prices are in the middle . 25.00 min. for a basic yard I have about 8 that are 30.00 1 is 35.00 the church is 70.00 and the other is 45.00 my wife told me I passed out 5000 fliers so I would think that I would have more customers
honestly yes it sounds like you are off to a good start for just flyers...
As I mentioned before I read most people said the flyers were very low on responses was why I wondered why yours were working better. I have seen most members post that they see around a 1% response for flyers/doorhangers so it sounds like your right near that %, you have just put out alot of flyers in a short time.
Are you getting your customers on any sort of an agreement/contract?
no not this season but I will next season I lost 4 customers already one lady her husband doesnt like to pay so he is making his son who is about 8 cut the grass.another guy said he was moving and he did not need me to cut then 2 weeks later he calls wants me to cut and he is still there and cut it his self 1 guy just wont pay me im tired of calling him so im not going to cut his lawn its already high.so im learning some lessons