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Quote[/b] ]Thanks I will try to come up with something. I showed someone the contract for there ideas and the first thing they said is I wouldn't sign that. Do you think it is to involved to scare someone away. This person said that I should tell them I will do it for cash and then agree on a price then go get the fertilizer that day and put it down then collect the money. What do you guys think about this.
As you are just starting out, yes I would keep it as simple as possible. Tell them what you will perform, do it and get payment. Keep it simple. Then as you grow scale up. If you find yourself getting burned too much, then maybe you will want to use a contract. But when you are talking lower sums of money and you are still learning, it's better to not scare away the customer.
If you were jumping into large landscape projects that included you laying out thousands of dollars for materials, then that would be another story as far as the contract goes.
So I do agree with your friend, the easier it is for everyone right now, the better the chances are it will succeed.
Let us know how this goes.