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.

Where my customers @?


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #21  
Old 09-12-2012, 04:53 PM
Columbianalawns Columbianalawns is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 3
Columbianalawns is on a distinguished road
Default

Im trying to stay as local as possible, the business card idea seems like it would be a good one but I dont think it won't get "name recognition" with my business.
Honestly I really dont care how I get customers I just need them, Im striving for a minimum of 30 bi weekly accounts. I have gotten a few calls from my google adwords ads but nowhere near what I thought I would get especially when I get a load of clicks and no calls. Proly the landing page but im working on changing that. Come to think of it, I dont think they are running right now anyway.
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


  #22  
Old 09-12-2012, 04:58 PM
Columbianalawns Columbianalawns is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 3
Columbianalawns is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
By the way, when someone does call I get info obviously and let them know itll be a minimum of 30 and .50 a mile. And I sometimes offer 45 for full maintenance but not many people go for it but hey, I make more out of them when they decide they need the shrubs trimmed and weeds pulled.

@ Steve, My marketing plan is almost non existent right now other than adwords,
I really want to do postcards and eddm them but i'm to ocd about the way they look. So I end up never doing it.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-12-2012, 06:28 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

If someone quoted me a "price per mile" on top of a mowing quote, I'd hang up and call someone else.

Just sayin'
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-12-2012, 08:11 PM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
If someone quoted me a "price per mile" on top of a mowing quote, I'd hang up and call someone else.

Just sayin'
I agree 100%.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Columbianalawns Columbianalawns is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 3
Columbianalawns is on a distinguished road
Default

point taken.. I wont be doing that anymore, good looking out..
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 09-13-2012, 12:09 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Columbianalawns View Post
point taken.. I wont be doing that anymore, good looking out..
Go ahead and add it to the price just dont tell the customer. If they say your high just say I'm coming from _________. I already spend 20 minutes driving before I show up and I still have to get back.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-13-2012, 05:12 PM
aduttonater aduttonater is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 91
Rep Power: 5
aduttonater is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
When you say that, do you ever find customers get fixated on that number and if you price a job higher, they tend to balk and complain?
Nobody really ever fixates on the price. Since it is a minimum, they already know how much they will potentially have to shell out. In my ads I put a ballpark range of a minimum $125-$350. So if I'm slightly higher then the minimum people don't balk. I also forgot to mention that these are for average family homes with standard front and backyards. Properties that have over an acre of weeds or additional trimming or any service will need to be estimated. The price will most likely be higher then $350. If I quote $750 for it they may say ok, in which I can work and profit, or if they say no then I don't have to do all that crazy work. Hope this answers your question.
__________________
It takes at least two steps to be 3 steps ahead!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-13-2012, 06:30 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 6
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by aduttonater View Post
. If I quote $750 for it they may say ok, in which I can work and profit, or if they say no then I don't have to do all that crazy work. Hope this answers your question.
I find that if I quote 'high' I dont get the job that I didn't want to do, However sometimes I do, so I just go down to Home depot grab a couple of Mexicans and put then to work. They get the job done I pay them 50 each for the day, and make good money-and still dont do the work, WIN WIN
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
Some Customers... doug1980 General Talk 11 06-17-2009 10:35 AM
Converting Seasonal Customers to Annual Customers Greenmind Starting a lawn care business. 4 03-07-2008 01:28 AM
How NOT to get customers Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 11-28-2007 01:09 AM
Customers gene gls Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 03-20-2006 07:22 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Starting a legit...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
03-04-2015 08:19 PM
Today 12:25 AM
by CurbAppeal1
8 137
Front page google...
CurbAppeal1
03-04-2015 06:04 PM
Today 12:20 AM
by CurbAppeal1
6 89
Distant measuring wheel
CurbAppeal1
Yesterday 01:34 PM
Today 12:17 AM
by CurbAppeal1
4 52
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 08:57 PM
Yesterday 07:11 PM
by Chilehead
9 871
Small dovetail truck...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-04-2015 07:47 PM
Yesterday 07:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 78
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
Yesterday 07:07 PM
by SGL1
22 625
Ground Guys
Pattersonllc
03-04-2015 07:49 PM
Yesterday 04:37 PM
by avetslawncare
4 103
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 04:21 PM
Yesterday 03:47 PM
by Trupro
20 423
Employee Training...
Trupro
Yesterday 10:46 AM
Yesterday 03:41 PM
by Trupro
2 38
How do YOU charge your...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
03-02-2015 09:28 PM
Yesterday 03:33 PM
by Steve
4 146
Doug With Blades Of...
BladesofSteel
03-03-2015 08:40 PM
Yesterday 02:38 PM
by Steve
3 80
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
Yesterday 01:57 PM
by jhinton
12 5,293
Looking for royalty free...
Trupro
Yesterday 10:50 AM
Yesterday 01:48 PM
by Trupro
3 54
New Website
brian'slawncare
03-01-2015 06:35 PM
Yesterday 10:48 AM
by Trupro
9 203
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
03-04-2015 07:33 PM
by CurbAppeal1
25 7,788
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
03-04-2015 06:47 PM
by BladesofSteel
14 2,022
hoa bid
Bradcook21
03-04-2015 07:12 AM
03-04-2015 04:49 PM
by Steve
2 97
Incentives for potential...
rmccutchan
02-02-2015 12:09 AM
03-04-2015 04:06 PM
by Steve
13 911
Kawasaki Control Assembly
rsanchez1203
03-03-2015 04:21 PM
03-04-2015 04:04 PM
by Steve
10 183
All NEW BRASS Black Rain...
BlackRain75
03-03-2015 10:07 PM
03-04-2015 02:33 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 65
Moss in grass in the...
tk4454
05-17-2013 12:19 AM
03-04-2015 09:08 AM
by Moki
4 1,618
Jesse with Curb Appeal...
CurbAppeal1
03-03-2015 01:44 PM
03-03-2015 06:48 PM
by CurbAppeal1
12 165
New guy from Columbia, SC
holymoly
03-03-2015 05:27 PM
03-03-2015 06:10 PM
by Steve
1 59
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
03-02-2015 10:59 AM
03-03-2015 06:08 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 129
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
03-03-2015 05:56 PM
by Steve
45 1,562
What's include in a bid?
ppl
03-02-2015 01:19 PM
03-03-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
9 232
New Lawn Care Business
S&Z Lawncare
03-02-2015 04:13 PM
03-03-2015 05:39 PM
by Steve
3 138
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
02-27-2015 01:07 PM
03-03-2015 05:23 PM
by joshlawncare
7 187
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
03-03-2015 02:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,065
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
03-03-2015 01:26 PM
by jrs.landscaping
30 699
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
03-03-2015 10:38 AM
by brian'slawncare
9 835
pros and cons on...
Wolf4dk
03-02-2015 12:26 AM
03-02-2015 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 162
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
03-02-2015 08:32 PM
by Bradcook21
7 314
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
03-02-2015 04:57 PM
by Steve
5 392
Hi from the beautiful...
nwgirl
02-07-2015 06:01 AM
03-02-2015 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 684
Online Estimator
acrajchel
03-01-2015 05:58 PM
03-02-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
3 150
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
03-02-2015 11:05 AM
by nwgirl
4 621
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
03-02-2015 10:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
16 707
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
03-01-2015 01:46 PM
by Chilehead
8 658
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
02-27-2015 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,911
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,827
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 569
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 175
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 170
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 199
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,858
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 307
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 288
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,932
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 744
» Popular Tags
2wd 4wd apartment complex bark blades blowout bob villa collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration edging employee problems facebook first truck flyers free advertising gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring how to hydraulic landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing more customers business mr dave new business new mower ordinance past due patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization sell the vision seo shreaded small engine repair sq ft sulky tractor auger trailer mate pro trimmer rack truck new used landscape walk behind web design website won't return wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 AM.

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