Hello from Oklahoma. I'm just starting out with my lawn care business this year. Fortunately, I still have a full time job in an unrelated field, so I don't have to depend on my lawn care income to pay the bills, though I would love for the lawn care business to eventually become my full time job. So far, I've gotten a few clients through spring clean-up jobs. Everyone has been super happy with my work which has resulted in a couple of referrals. However, the problem I seem to be encountering is that everyone would like to use me for lawn care service, but so far no one wants to commit to weekly or bi-monthly service. They all just want to call me when they think their lawn needs mowing, like every few weeks. Seriously? During the growing season here, most lawns need to be cut at least every two weeks if not every week. Does this just go with the territory when you are first starting out? I figure that through the infrequent nature of cuts, I would need ridiculous amount of clients to ever make any significant money. I've been kind of afraid to pressure people to sign up for weekly or bi-monthly service because I don't want to lose a client being that I have so few. Kind of curious if anyone else has encountered this?
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