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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Trading Services With Customers?

General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-29-2009, 10:59 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Talking Trading Services With Customers?

Many of my customers are business owners themselves. The thought of trading my services for their services has crossed my mind a few times.

1 customer owns a jewelry store, he designs & creates everything he sells.
(big house, pays very late, PITA)

1 customer installs hardwood floors.
(Average house, pays early and tips)

3 customers are real estate agents.
(Average houses, they all SUCK at paying, PITA)

2 Customers are Pharmacists
(Big houses, pays early, PITA)

1 Customer is a Doctor
(Big house, pays early)

1 is a Taxi Driver
(average house, pays late-never, PITA)

1 is an electrician
(Average house, pays early)

1 of them works for a phone company (nothing great I guess)
(Average house, pays early, PITA)

1 of them works for a company, by marketing it's product.
(Big house, pays early)

1 is a teacher
(Average house, pays early)

and the list goes on.

Several customers are retired, or work from home... Many of them drive me crazy with curiosity!!!

Have you ever tried searching your customers up on the internet? Maybe their services might be worth trading yours for?

When I worked with my father (not stepfather) he owned a lawn service, & he spoke to the mayor of a city & was given tons of properties to maintain.

Maybe there is a possibility to contact someone of a higher power, in order to get work? I'm not sure how my dad went about it.

It's a shame he stopped his business, I remember when he started he owned 2 toro mowers, which he'd put in the back of his small hatchback car. it actually got the job done well. Those were good days!

Then he went into house cleaning, & he landed a job taking care of some commercial building & he made a living off of it. Then he went into real estate & now sells homes, it's what he's doing now.

He started off by making furniture, then becoming a security guard, and doing all sorts of wild things. He even worked in mines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish I knew everything he did, I'd love to sit down & ask him everything he attempted & his opinions & suggestions & if anything went wrong? HMM!


Oh & guess who's getting an amber ring with BREEZE engraved into it? LOL

I had too....
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

Old 07-30-2009, 12:17 AM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 9
Little's is on a distinguished road

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I trade with a local coffee shop, tiny little place, I just blow off the small lot, and pull a couple weeds, i get $60 per month in coffee, etc.

I do work for a cosmetic surgeon who does laser hair removal (my wifes friends are totally jealous, and shes almost done with all her appointments).

Another is a retired pediatrician, which works out perfect, cause I have 3 kids!

Just did some work for a graphic artist who created some flyers, new logo etc.

In times like this, trading for work is the way to go.
Northern California
Reply With Quote


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
Different Services Andrew's Lawn Care General Talk 5 06-12-2008 09:52 PM
Converting Seasonal Customers to Annual Customers Greenmind Starting a lawn care business. 4 03-07-2008 01:28 AM
New Services tiedeman Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 3 02-20-2007 09:28 PM
services gman General Business Discussions 1 12-05-2006 05:39 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
Yesterday 07:58 AM
Yesterday 07:58 AM
by Just for Cuts
0 98
02-17-2015 05:25 PM
11-25-2015 05:13 PM
by Chilehead
5 1,029
ATV Plowing and Services...
11-24-2015 07:55 PM
11-25-2015 03:37 PM
3 165
Hi, new member looking...
11-24-2015 06:03 PM
11-25-2015 12:41 PM
by Steve
1 124
Help a Brother Out -...
01-23-2012 05:19 PM
11-23-2015 05:25 PM
by Steve
90 31,749
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 08:34 AM
11-17-2015 11:43 AM
by Steve
20 1,924
First house clean up,...
11-04-2015 06:28 PM
11-14-2015 06:12 AM
by Brian3137
12 1,001
Leaf removal
11-09-2015 01:17 PM
11-13-2015 08:13 PM
by Bradcook21
8 922
Any feedback on Toro...
Ian Lovejoy
11-12-2015 08:46 AM
11-12-2015 02:59 PM
by Steve
1 510
Don't pick up those...
11-11-2015 08:04 AM
11-12-2015 12:06 AM
by Steve
1 724
buying existing company
11-11-2015 10:51 AM
11-11-2015 06:49 PM
by Steve
1 694
Snow Plowing /...
11-06-2015 06:28 AM
11-11-2015 09:15 AM
by kslawn
8 956
Has anyone created an...
11-11-2015 07:52 AM
11-11-2015 07:52 AM
by mark123
0 641
Buying a business
11-01-2015 12:50 PM
11-10-2015 06:54 PM
by Steve
15 2,206
Rocky Newbe
11-06-2015 06:09 AM
11-09-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
3 791
Say Hello !!!
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-09-2015 06:01 PM
by Steve
1,239 423,829
Scored 2 Freebies Tonight
08-07-2009 04:14 AM
11-09-2015 05:52 PM
by Steve
16 6,279
Customers dodging the...
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
11-08-2015 05:36 PM
by Chilehead
4 801
Starting a mowing...
10-23-2015 06:55 PM
11-05-2015 12:47 AM
by Steve
9 4,182
Property Pricing
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
11-04-2015 06:35 PM
by Brian3137
6 2,062
What am I looking at...
09-14-2015 04:51 PM
11-02-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
31 5,578
starting organic...
10-04-2015 01:22 PM
11-02-2015 05:46 PM
by Steve
4 4,165
Mister Joe in...
Mister Joe
10-30-2015 08:40 PM
11-02-2015 05:43 PM
by Steve
6 1,964
Three Year In -...
Ian Lovejoy
10-26-2015 11:21 AM
11-02-2015 05:41 PM
by Steve
9 4,094
Mowing golf course
10-31-2015 07:11 PM
11-02-2015 05:03 PM
by SC93
10 2,062
Just landed a nice...
10-29-2015 02:56 PM
10-30-2015 09:39 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
4 2,037
Credit Cards - What's in...
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
10-30-2015 09:20 PM
by Steve
13 6,768
Hello From Michigans U.P.
09-28-2015 04:48 AM
10-29-2015 11:11 PM
by Steve
6 4,155
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 AM.

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 AM.

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