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Hi everyone my name is Daniel owner and operator or Dan's Green Thumb Lawn Care in Austin, Texas. I have been in business since April of this year. I just recently made this my full time occupation quitting my construction job a couple weeks back. Right now I have around 15 customers and growing. Well I hope business is going good for everyone!
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Welcome to our forum!

What made you take the jump from part time to full time? What kinds of things have you been doing to promote your business?
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Well my decision was due to my inability to keep up with my lawns because I was getting sent out of town alot with construction. As far as the advertising I put ads in craigslist and finally ordered some magnets for my truck.
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That is fantastic! I'd love to see how the magnets come out. Take pics!

With your construction background, do you promote that you can perform household repairs?
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Well the construction I was doing was laying foundations and a crew is needed to do this. I am trying to get a job where I can put some sidewalk in.
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I am trying to get a job where I can put some sidewalk in.
That's a great idea! What about other things like patios, stairs, pavers? Hardscapes!
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I don't know much about hardscapes. Patios would be great work I never put much thought into that idea.
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You have a lot of marketable skills. We see on here time and time again, when you ask your customers if there is anything else they need help with around the house, the customers usually have a list!

Also we have found if you see problems with their property or their house and you point them out and show how you can resolve them, you will make more money per customer.

This is fantastic because you spent less time trying to market yourself to gain other customers and spend more time focusing on the ones you have to make more money per stop.

Does this help?
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Sure does help. Thanks for the advice.
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Keep us posted on what you find as you interact with your customers. I bet they want you to perform more services.
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