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In winter, I'll usually go days without sleep
Are you going to be doing anything differently this winter with your services?
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Are you going to be doing anything differently this winter with your services?
No. If I have nothing to complain about then my life would be pointless.

I'm an insomniac, so I don't mind working 12-15 hour shifts in the winter, it's perfect!

Right now we are marketing with coupons, placing them in door jams. The only difference this year, is that marketing will not stop, we'll do some every day for a few hours at a time.

If we bump into a homeowner, we just say:

"We have a promotion going on for walkway snow clearing this winter. With 20% off, the price comes to XXXX before taxes, with tax it only comes to XXXX for the complete season. Thanks. Bye."

It's exhausting and often depressing to do marketing, but it's my favorite thing to do.

From experience, I understand the response rate is low, so for every 1000 homes I hit, I'll maybe receive 1 call.. lol, but I feel great considering its decent exercise - and beer tastes so much better at the end of the day!
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