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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri May 26, 2006 12:42 pm

$20-$25 should do it and if you have customers who want more than just a single cut and/or more than just a mowed lawn, give discounts as needed. Build a reputation. As far as a flyer goes, keep it simple. If you live in a location where you get snow, offer snow removal too. Get organized. Get a spreadsheet put together to keep things in order. You don't want to miss a lawn or forget to charge.
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Postby chadlincoln » Fri May 26, 2006 1:09 pm

Do it by the size of the yard. I'd expect to make $25-30 an hour on a riding mower. You can cut a lot of grass with a riding mower.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri May 26, 2006 1:43 pm

chadlincoln wrote:Do it by the size of the yard. I'd expect to make $25-30 an hour on a riding mower. You can cut a lot of grass with a riding mower.


But you would also need a regular mower for tight places. Don't forget that.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri May 26, 2006 1:47 pm

acsguitar wrote:Try using craiglist.org to advertise


like old people go to Craigslist
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri May 26, 2006 1:48 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Try using craiglist.org to advertise


like old people go to Craigslist


Only old people get their lawns cut?? Not sure what it costs to advertise there but every little bit helps, especially if you're just starting out.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri May 26, 2006 2:10 pm

Kid on my street charges $15 per and he does a really nice job. Front, back and edges with a good wippersnipper.
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Postby RyanK » Fri May 26, 2006 9:10 pm

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thats my flyer I usedthis year. I have a pretty good rep around the neighborhood because ive been doing it for so long.

But short and sweet does the job
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri May 26, 2006 10:14 pm

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thats my flyer I usedthis year. I have a pretty good rep around the neighborhood because ive been doing it for so long.

But short and sweet does the job


Works for me. You don't need an area code?? Here, you need to use it even if you are calling another number in your own house. :-t
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Postby Madison » Fri May 26, 2006 11:59 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
RyanK wrote:Image


thats my flyer I usedthis year. I have a pretty good rep around the neighborhood because ive been doing it for so long.

But short and sweet does the job


Works for me. You don't need an area code?? Here, you need to use it even if you are calling another number in your own house. :-t


Same here. A bit of a pain, but when there are 3 different area codes in a city (Fort Worth has two, Dallas has three), I can see why dialing the area code is required.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Sat May 27, 2006 12:42 am

I'd beware of doing any sort of 'monthly rate' deal. If you get the wrong sort of weather, you'll be mowing every week for the $40!
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