Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

How will you make more money.......


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-17-2012, 02:48 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default How will you make more money.......

i know we all want more work and more equipment to grow our businesses and always work on new way's to advertise and reach out to the masses.

but what if you have the same amount of work this year as last and you don't have much success in gaining new accounts?

what can you do to make more money off the same amount of work last year?

do you need better equipment?
do you need better help? or less help?

i know everyone's main objective is plan (A) which is gain more clients but we always need a plan (B) and (C) and so on as well as we all know getting the work is only part of the equation.

i know you all probably think about it everyday and probably beat yourself up a little to. but i am curious as to what others have trolling through their minds in the course of the day as well as determine if i am the only one that drives themselves crazy thinking of the different scenario's.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 01-17-2012, 08:53 PM
ringahding1's Avatar
ringahding1 ringahding1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 316
Rep Power: 6
ringahding1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
@dpld

What things did you do during the past season that tells your customers you plan on working for them again next year?


Have you kept in touch with them during the off-season?


So with that I will begin.

1. Same # of customers**Upsell! Sell current customers other services you provide. This may be a simple core aeration and that's it for the rest of the summer, til Fall. If you can do this with let's say>> 20 customers**-ADD that up!

2. Online presence/marketing**Website.Business Listing. Article writing on your niche (write about your industry). My businesses are found OFF my truck, flyers & Website...no phonebook..no paper ads..our production had come so fast the past two years, I was giving jobs away....GIVING JOBS AWAY...

Roll your eyes all you want...you can ask someone on this very forum about that! Hansen's Lawn Care ...CALL EM, he's been a good friend almost one year now, and guess what? We met off CRAIGSLIST. The great thing is, we're both family men, so we hit it off somewhat quickly.

O.k. moving on
**Offering discounts to current customers, if they purchase some other service you provide, like Shrub Trimming, maybe 10% off 2 mowing's. Just think outside the box, even when you THINK that sounds stupid.

I thought I could never hold a Face Book drawing and it actually be successful, but I did and 3 lucky winners got ONE FREE service! Do you wanna talk about the word-of-mouth? Shoot I actually picked up a paying customer who just so happened to be walking by, while I was honoring one of the winners. KARMA..

The worst thing you can say to yourself is I CAN'T ! You Can!

What's been Trolling through my head

Early sign-up for current customers**To keep the $$$ rolling in, since we've had just ONE plowable snowfall this season. I was thinking of offering current customers the option to sign on early and lock in to last years rates. Haven't quite got it altogether, but that's what has been trolling through my head.

Well I hope this can give you some ideas, I know we all want the WINNING formula, but "D" lemme tell ya, it's called HARD WORK and it's evident you're ready to work hard....so just know you can!

Man I came from absolutely nothing, I ain't no Donald Trump, but I contribute to society now...
__________________
08 F250 Ext Cab/04 Chevy 3500
05 F350/04 F350 Diesel/12 Ram 4500 Dump
4 -60 Toro Zmaster/Lesco 48
3 -8'2" Boss V-Plows
1- Hiniker 9'6" V-Plow
20' Enclosed trailer
18' Skid & 16' Open Trailer
2012 - S185 Bobcat


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-18-2012, 08:31 AM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

that was funny and good as well as full of emotion, i like it.

i myself am pretty set right now, i have all my contracts out.
my equipment is ready to roll and all i need to do is work for the most part.

being i do commercial i have been working on some even larger sites that are maintained by different management companies then the one's i work with and i got to meet the reps and have a sit down with them and i will be sending out their bids this week.

these sites are like the missing piece of the puzzle for me as far as my route goes and will fill in the gaps nicely.

i must say it's the 5th year in a row that i have hand delivered my bids in person and i get a compliment of how timely i am as well as the detail in my contracts.
there really is not to much to upsell because all my contracts are all inclusive.

but man, if i can get these new sites i think i would call it a good off season effort and i would be happy as a clam.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you make money at this? Steve General Business Discussions 2 02-26-2007 05:33 PM
How Much Money Can I Make? mowboy General Business Discussions 0 01-27-2006 05:13 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Engine question
Blue Star Lawn Care
03-30-2015 09:47 PM
Yesterday 11:21 PM
by Blue Star Lawn Care
3 65
First big mower decision?
SGL1
03-28-2015 08:58 AM
Yesterday 11:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 235
Commercial Jobs
CurbAppeal1
03-25-2015 04:22 PM
Yesterday 11:16 PM
by CurbAppeal1
11 317
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 11:07 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 4,140
Trailer flooring...
Pattersonllc
Yesterday 02:40 PM
Yesterday 10:34 PM
by SGL1
4 59
Staff at school give me...
LawnCareMan280
Yesterday 09:00 PM
Yesterday 09:00 PM
by LawnCareMan280
0 38
Flag or no flag
Matther777
03-24-2015 02:41 PM
Yesterday 08:05 PM
by shadrach
11 390
New to the site
tl757
Yesterday 07:30 PM
Yesterday 07:30 PM
by tl757
0 18
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
Yesterday 07:10 PM
by shadrach
9 284
How do you get...
ESREVER
03-25-2015 01:30 PM
Yesterday 06:30 PM
by lxarth
10 277
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
Yesterday 02:57 PM
Yesterday 02:57 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 40
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
1 66
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
Yesterday 02:00 PM
by Steve
6 158
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
Yesterday 01:50 PM
by Steve
3 104
Tree Service
Yard Elements
09-10-2011 08:19 PM
Yesterday 01:39 PM
by Steve
25 8,627
Hydro oil
googus
03-30-2015 06:45 AM
Yesterday 05:42 AM
by mac83
3 81
35,000 Eddm
greenscaper123
03-18-2015 12:51 PM
03-30-2015 10:51 PM
by SC93
22 639
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 07:15 PM
03-30-2015 07:39 PM
by SGL1
30 2,479
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
03-30-2015 07:36 PM
by SGL1
16 617
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
03-30-2015 07:08 PM
by Dan Tanner
7 445
Bid for large home...
lxarth
03-22-2015 11:06 AM
03-30-2015 07:03 PM
by avetslawncare
11 437
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
03-30-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
4 455
Trepidation about...
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 07:46 PM
03-30-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
3 219
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
03-30-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
16 3,516
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
03-29-2015 01:18 PM
by jrs.landscaping
5 168
Weed and Feed
robkattankate
03-19-2015 09:00 PM
03-29-2015 08:42 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 646
Mower vs lot size advice
jcurr33
03-25-2015 09:29 PM
03-28-2015 08:37 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 226
hoa bid need help
bigdaveha12
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
03-27-2015 11:17 PM
by lxarth
6 299
introducing myself
chris2500hd
03-24-2015 11:16 AM
03-27-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 269
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
by Girlfriend
0 891
Is this tree beyond help?
SGL1
03-22-2015 05:35 PM
03-25-2015 08:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,310
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 03:21 PM
03-25-2015 07:54 PM
by Trupro
33 1,645
The New Wave!!!! Read...
Jamesw86
03-22-2015 08:33 PM
03-25-2015 02:50 PM
by Steve
10 359
grass in the gas tank
robkattankate
03-23-2015 04:37 PM
03-25-2015 02:36 PM
by Steve
5 244
Helping others
hansenslawncare
09-15-2011 08:50 PM
03-25-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
11 2,712
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
03-25-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
7 595
Michelin x tweel.
apmAkron
03-23-2015 04:22 PM
03-24-2015 12:40 PM
by Steve
3 158
spike aerator???
Bradcook21
03-21-2015 01:55 PM
03-24-2015 10:32 AM
by acrajchel
4 262
Hello from Maryland
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 12:44 PM
03-23-2015 07:33 PM
by michellemarvin
2 177
hello from south GA.
CCandALawnCare
03-23-2015 03:46 AM
03-23-2015 07:06 PM
by CCandALawnCare
2 153
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
03-23-2015 06:14 PM
by jethro
1,218 380,646
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 11:30 AM
03-23-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
9 900
Should i take on this...
christw
03-17-2013 01:23 PM
03-22-2015 09:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 7,633
mower stalls when...
boog
03-19-2015 08:20 AM
03-21-2015 08:13 PM
by Wolf4dk
7 302
Hello Emily Reyes from...
Webster14829
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
03-20-2015 03:36 PM
by Steve
2 207
Finally going to give it...
jcurr33
03-12-2015 08:09 PM
03-20-2015 03:31 PM
by Steve
10 599
Weed id?
SGL1
03-17-2015 08:20 PM
03-20-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
6 314
Mobile small engine...
luckylogger
03-15-2015 02:05 PM
03-20-2015 06:17 AM
by jrs.landscaping
15 537
Brad Cook 21
SC93
03-16-2015 10:40 PM
03-19-2015 09:04 PM
by Bradcook21
4 541
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 01:30 AM
03-18-2015 02:55 PM
by Steve
15 1,378
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:23 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:23 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy