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Old 01-15-2013, 05:46 PM
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It sounds like you have a good game plan going. Write your goals down and follow them. PLEASE make sure they are realistic! If not, you'll get frustrated and stop....I'm sure you already know that though. Since you already know your 99.99999999999% unlikely to make 80K your first year, your already way ahead of the game.


If your starting out, don't get too picky with customers. My advice is take what you can get, then your 2nd year lose the ones you didn't like and pick/chose from there. You'll find quite a few people actually don't give a crap about their lawn....as long as it gets cut. Or at least for me thats the case. Just remember, your the rookie and your competing against guys like DPLD who've been around many years. Get your feet wet first. I think you mentioned something about mulching and bagging? Maybe I misunderstood it, but mulch as much as you can. Around me we have to pay to dump yard waste....it can get costly.

Side jobs are the key to cash. Always allot yourself time to do other jobs...mulching, sod, even small landscape design. Aeration is a great fall service to bring in a lot of extra.


Good luck and stick with your plan!
Thanks buddy, been following your posts also, your input along with many others is incredibly valuable, I appreciate it.
Yes you never know how valuable a notebook of blank paper and a pen can be. This has been a huge part of my organization process. Writing down my first year goals is the very first items written on their own then I continued on the following pages writing collected information from various sources to support those goals in the order they need to happen in.
The information contained on this site, in books, and many other places tells many many stories that I can understand and feel. These stories have tales between the words that keeps me grounded. $80,000 is a long ways away...lol
Eventually I want to appeal to and gain only those customers that want the care put back into Lawn care. They will have at least $150.00 per month in their budgets for lawncare, depending on the lawn sizes, and I will respond with quality focused work. I have a shoe in to access many of the super high earners in our community but I want to gain the experience first. What I intend to provide and what results may be very different to begin with and I expect that to be based on past experience. When I gain the business from my ideal customers, I want them and I to know they are getting a good deal. Value is one of the key points to my business.
Researching ideas for clippings disposal but I understand mulching is beneficial to the lawn growth and so selling that to the customer should not be hard In the end the customer gets what they want as long as they pay for it.
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