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Hello All, I am looking at starting a side biz and a google search brought me here.
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What got you to decide on lawn care versus other kinds of side businesses?
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Hey Steve, well the low start up cost for the most part, I know if I get more than 15 accounts I will start to purchase more equipment, and I am limited at the moment as to the jobs I can take, as I only have a push mower, and non commercial grade equipment at the moment. but I figure over the winter people will need money, and I can pick up some stuff on the cheap, I am handy at fixing small engines as well. I have been looking for a business that I can work for myself and grass always grows.
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That sounds great! What kinds of things have you been doing to promote your business?
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So far just social media sites. I put up a few flyers up in highprofile places and I am making a door hanger that I will go walk a few neighborhoods.
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How did all those marketing experiments work so far?
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Social Media is a powerful tool, or it can be a HUGE time waster. I have generated a little bit of biz. But take twitter, and you would need a phone that you can take pictures with. Take a before and after picture upload it to twitter and say Steve's team is working hard for so and so. I will tweet out dive sites when I am teaching cave diving, and people love it, I dont know how they will respond to lawn care but it cant hurt to try. You can link twitter to facebook too. But it might be enough to have someone call you for an estimate.
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I will tweet out dive sites when I am teaching cave diving, and people love it, I dont know how they will respond to lawn care but it cant hurt to try.
Cave diving? That is so very unique! I would think you could do a lot to mix the two of these together and stand out!

Can you tell us a little about what you do with your teaching? Do you have any pictures of these activities? I'd love to see more and hear more about this!
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