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Forum: General Talk 05-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By xandrew245x
I didn't get asked why they should hire me, but I...

I didn't get asked why they should hire me, but I did bid on a place the other week, I was the first to answer her call and the first to show up, the property was steep at one spot with a drop off at...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 05-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
Thumbtack is free as far as I know. I actually...

Thumbtack is free as far as I know. I actually just got my first possible job from it, a small sod installation. Should be fairly easy.

I talked to the company today that I got my lettering from,...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 05-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
Thumbtack is similar to angies list. You create a...

Thumbtack is similar to angies list. You create a business profile, and depending on what a person is looking for, your information may or may not show up. They can post reviews, you can have...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 05-13-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
I have actually had thumbtack from when I...

I have actually had thumbtack from when I started, and have it linked to my website. I have gotten a few requests for work, and have actually only ever gotten one reply, and that was this year. It is...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 05-12-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
Make sure the surface is clean and make sure you...

Make sure the surface is clean and make sure you are very careful when peeling the backing off and laying the lettering, if you get a wrinkle before it is completely applied, you can fix it, but once...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 05-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
Thanks! It took about an hour, I did mess up on...

Thanks! It took about an hour, I did mess up on my first attempt, which I am in the processes of getting new sent to me for the guarantee, the passenger side went a lot smoother, except when I was...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 05-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
<a...

<a href="http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/xandrew245x/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140508_194348.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By xandrew245x
I feel that if I have those 4 driveways my plow...

I feel that if I have those 4 driveways my plow would pay for its self pretty quick, then of course I would advertise for plowing, and if we have a winter like last year, I will get a lot of calls.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 05-05-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
I'm installing them myself, if they get messed up...

I'm installing them myself, if they get messed up on installation, the company will actually send you brand new ones at no cost to you, that is how easy they are to install.
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-05-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By xandrew245x
The other properties have pretty tiny driveways...

The other properties have pretty tiny driveways and could be done with a snowblower, but the one I mow at is pretty long and wide, it would take quite a long time with a blower. I had planned on...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-04-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,295
Posted By xandrew245x
Dark I just wanted you to know ooma isn't...

Dark I just wanted you to know ooma isn't actually free, you have to pay monthly tax for the service, I had it and it was around $15 a month for tax. So nope, not free.
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-04-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By xandrew245x
If I do plowing I may have to hire someone to...

If I do plowing I may have to hire someone to help me out, I work a full time job, so depending on the snowstorm I may not be able to go out and do it.
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-04-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By xandrew245x
Adding snow plowing

I recently picked up a group home for mowing, the same guy owns about 3 other homes in the area. They want me to submit a quote for snow plowing this year for all 4 properties. Problem is, I don't...
Forum: General Talk 05-03-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By xandrew245x
for just about the same price as that new...

for just about the same price as that new timecutter you could have bought a used commercial mower.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 05-02-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
I just got back from that place for its first...

I just got back from that place for its first mow, took me all but 3 hours to complete it, had to mow it the whole way up and then go back over. It came out pretty nice considering how it looked...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-30-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
I actually designed and priced some vinyl...

I actually designed and priced some vinyl lettering for my truck, its within my reach, so I am going to order it tonight or tomorrow. I am going to also put a sign on my trailer gate.

I landed the...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-30-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,545
Posted By xandrew245x
There was a couple people that walked by and I'm...

There was a couple people that walked by and I'm sure saw my signs, one couple told the homeowner how good it looked. No calls or anything from it though.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-29-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,545
Posted By xandrew245x
It took me about 8 hours to do the job and I even...

It took me about 8 hours to do the job and I even weeded some and cleaned up some branches that they had cut down.

While I was there I had my lawn signs sitting by my truck and I wore a company...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-29-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
I was trying to whittle them down and focus more...

I was trying to whittle them down and focus more on the most effective forms.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,036
Posted By xandrew245x
Marketing ideas

I have come up with a couple ideas for marketing and advertising.

I was thinking about all of these, I want to see what you guys think.

Flyers door to door
Lettering for my truck
Direct...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-28-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,545
Posted By xandrew245x
I estimated that it would actually take a little...

I estimated that it would actually take a little longer than it actually did, so I was close on time estimation.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-28-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,855
Posted By xandrew245x
Well last year I was actual just about to...

Well last year I was actual just about to purchase a used commercial mower before everything happened, well I still had that money saved and I have been keeping my eyes open and found this one, I...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-28-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,545
Posted By xandrew245x
The only reason I really wanted to get hired for...

The only reason I really wanted to get hired for this one is because it was in a target neighborhood and she was a referral, so I did give her a bit of a break with price. However, 9 yards of mulch...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-27-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,855
Posted By xandrew245x
I mowed my grandmothers place today and it left...

I mowed my grandmothers place today and it left some of the nicest stripes I have ever seen, I am so happy with this purchase.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,855
Posted By xandrew245x
Best part is I picked it up for only $3900 :D My...

Best part is I picked it up for only $3900 :D My patience and saving for this has finally paid off!

Now to just get the clients rolling in so I can make money!
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