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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-16-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Billy Goat
"You're in the jungle baby..." lyrics from a Guns...

"You're in the jungle baby..." lyrics from a Guns N' Roses song "Welcome to the jungle". I love these properties. You can make big bucks if you estimate correctly. Where I live that is a $500...
Forum: General Talk 07-15-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Billy Goat
I'm only in my 3rd year in the lawn service. So...

I'm only in my 3rd year in the lawn service. So far for me I noticed calls for new potential customers goes down during the mid to end of summer. I would guess most are locked in with current...
Forum: General Talk 06-13-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By Billy Goat
In 2013, I ended up with 55% total profit for the...

In 2013, I ended up with 55% total profit for the year. I hope to do even better in 2014. If you estimate well and plan your route with the least amount of travel time between accounts, you should...
Forum: General Talk 06-10-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By Billy Goat
I personally like the residential side of the...

I personally like the residential side of the lawn business. Mainly due to I like to work alone. I only bid on jobs that I can do myself. That way I can work at my pace and get all the profit. My...
Forum: General Talk 06-08-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Billy Goat
I don't like to lose a customer either if they...

I don't like to lose a customer either if they were considered a good customer. I remember the first customer I lost. I mowed their lawn for one season and they never called me back the next...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-20-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Billy Goat
Get a few mow and goes under your belt by placing...

Get a few mow and goes under your belt by placing an ad on craigslist. Keep it simple starting out, when you do an estimate just figure how long it you take you to complete the job for one person...
Forum: General Talk 05-18-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Billy Goat
Very strange... I have a potential customer with...

Very strange... I have a potential customer with 2 properties to service. He asked if I can provide proof of insurance. Now I can say its rare for a customer to ask if I'm insured.
Forum: General Talk 05-17-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Billy Goat
I do alot of estimates for residential for the...

I do alot of estimates for residential for the past 2 years and no one has never asked me to prove that I'm insured. I'm not sure if its a good selling point or not or if a customer really even...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-06-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Billy Goat
Large leaf removal jobs this time of year is the...

Large leaf removal jobs this time of year is the worst. Way too time consuming when the grass is growing like crazy. This is the time of year to get as many new customers you can handle to ride the...
Forum: General Talk 05-06-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Billy Goat
Steve that is a great idea for marketing. I will...

Steve that is a great idea for marketing. I will work on it and post what I come up with to get some feedback before I market it.
Forum: General Talk 05-05-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Billy Goat
Customer pays the price

Sometimes you don't always get what you pay for. Showed up to a new customer's house to mow and trim the yard. Surprise!!! The lawn was already mowed. Thinking WTF!!! I figured I would knock on...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-28-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Billy Goat
I'm no expert in small engine repair but, I try...

I'm no expert in small engine repair but, I try to fix my own equipment if all possible to save money if I have the time. With engine issues, I do a few simple checks before digging deeper. 90% of...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-28-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Billy Goat
I feel the same way, I mainly operate a mow and...

I feel the same way, I mainly operate a mow and go type of operation. That's the main reason I try to stick with at least $100 per yard with no more than 5 yards of mulch total per property. Like...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-27-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Billy Goat
For 9 yards, $675 would be the lowest I would go...

For 9 yards, $675 would be the lowest I would go if I had no other work lined up. I would shoot more for the $100 per yard range on average. More demand higher the price. My best so far this...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-27-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Billy Goat
$100 per yard installed is a good average to...

$100 per yard installed is a good average to start with.
Forum: General Talk 04-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Billy Goat
I feel your pain, I work a 40 hour full time job...

I feel your pain, I work a 40 hour full time job plus mow lawns 30-40 hours a week. Yes, I work 7 days a week all summer long and only take off the when it rains. I also take off on the major...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-16-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Billy Goat
Thanks for the reply. I will need to do some...

Thanks for the reply. I will need to do some calling around.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-16-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Billy Goat
Doesn't really matter if the company uses spray...

Doesn't really matter if the company uses spray fertilizer or granular. I have see both done in my area.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-16-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Billy Goat
Craigslist has a ton of ads that offer...

Craigslist has a ton of ads that offer fertilization treatments from local companies. I'm looking more for a company that does it all, fertilization plus able to apply other treatments for lawn...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Billy Goat
Nationwide lawn care services

I do not offer or have a license to apply any chemicals. I'm no green thumb when it comes to the lawn's health. I'm the guy who just wants to mow the nice straight lines every week. I was...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-08-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By Billy Goat
Just be careful estimating a 1600 sq foot mulch...

Just be careful estimating a 1600 sq foot mulch job if you new at estimating. You could under bid and make low profit for all your hard work. The bottom line can be sticker shock for new customers...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-31-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Billy Goat
You are looking at around $500 per year for a...

You are looking at around $500 per year for a average 1M liability coverage.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-18-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By Billy Goat
In your case the best thing to do is get a PayPal...

In your case the best thing to do is get a PayPal account for those who prefer to pay by credit/debit card. Simply invoice them via email and they can pay with their card. Your customers do not...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-18-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Billy Goat
I try to get paid in-advance as much as possible....

I try to get paid in-advance as much as possible. PayPal and other types of online payment services work very well if your customers have access to the internet. Old school customers prefer to pay...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-17-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Billy Goat
A good average would be $100 per yard installed. ...

A good average would be $100 per yard installed. Adjust your price on ratio of how many accounts you get. Example if you got 8 to 10 accounts out of 10 then your price of $100 per yard is too low...
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