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I need to do something to attract a few clients off the bat. There is a higher income housing development pretty close by.

I'm thinking of sending out postcards to the development maybe 3-4 mailings. If I can land at least 1 customer in their, then I can start to build a referral base.

What do you guys think about this?
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Doing one lawn at a reduced rate for a year in that neighborhood may be a way to go. Post cards are expensive and often gives back a poor response.
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Doing one lawn at a reduced rate for a year in that neighborhood may be a way to go. Post cards are expensive and often gives back a poor response.
How do I even go about getting a customer in that neighborhood though?

I was thinking a few mailings of a postcard with deals on them like pay for 4 mowings and get the 5th one free, or something else.
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Drive the neighborhood and look for some of the easiest yards to do. Tell them your wanting to get your foot in the door in their neighborhood and you would be willing to do their yard for X to do so for X period of time.

Make them an offer they can't refuse. Once your in, if your good, folks will take notice.

Also make sure to tell them to keep their price to themselves. You don't want the reputation of being the cheapest guy around.
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Drive the neighborhood and look for some of the easiest yards to do. Tell them your wanting to get your foot in the door in their neighborhood and you would be willing to do their yard for X to do so for X period of time.

Make them an offer they can't refuse. Once your in, if your good, folks will take notice.

Also make sure to tell them to keep their price to themselves. You don't want the reputation of being the cheapest guy around.
Well thats honestly what I want to avoid. I certainly don't like salesmen coming to my door, and here you need permits to go door to door and you have to pay monthly for them.
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Just go start mowing a couple lawns in that neighborhood. Then just send the people a bill.
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Just go start mowing a couple lawns in that neighborhood. Then just send the people a bill.
Hahahahaha...I don't know how well that would go....
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Just go start mowing a couple lawns in that neighborhood. Then just send the people a bill.
TruGreen does it with spraying so I say go for it with mowings. If the homeowner comes out just run him and his mower down.
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TruGreen does it with spraying so I say go for it with mowings. If the homeowner comes out just run him and his mower down.
I can just feel the impending lawsuits coming.
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For $100 I could send a postcard to all of the houses in that development, not a bad price especially if I even got just one client.
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