Now that winter is here, you are probably asking yourself how you are going to make money during December, January, and February.
Making money with your lawn care business during the winter months is a challenge. If you follow a few strategies, it’s relatively easy to make money.
First, it’s good strategy to have a several basic services to offer your clients. We have always found that our clients want their yard “spruced up” one last time before Christmas. This has always kept us busy for most of December. In fact, quite often we have to turn down requests for our lawn care business services on Christmas Eve. I even remember one year having a customer offer triple pay for us to service their yard on Christmas morning.
The primary thing to remember is to build a strong client base and develop a profitable pricing strategy (AND STICK TO IT). Don’t let yourself be under cut by customers wanting the cheapest lawn care company in town. If you do good work and if you are able demonstrate strong business principles, you will be able to command a higher price and make more money year-round with your lawn care business.
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If you have yet to start your lawn care business, there is still plenty of time to form your business, buy equipment, and acquire customers. However, you need to get started soon because the sooner you start, the more money you will make this year. Residential lawn care clients are looking for lawn care companies that will do a good job at an affordable price. Larger scale clients are looking for lawn care companies with skills and equipment to mow wide areas and maintain their landscaping. If you start right now, advertise correctly, and price your services correctly, you should quickly be able to build a large client base.
The lawn care business training package is packed full of useful information and insider tips to help you start your business right and make great money. Mowing yards is not rocket science. However, if you start right, buy the right equipment, and price your services properly, you will make way more money than just trying to start out on your own without knowing a thing about running a lawn care business.
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As autumn approaches, many lawn care business owners shift attention away from grass cutting to focus on other lawn care related activities. In addtion to overseeding, fertilizing, and fall landscape planting, leaf raking is a prime money making activity.
Lawn care business owners who want to make money raking leaves this season need to recognize the amount of work it takes to properly perform a leaf raking job so they can carefully estimate their time and expense before giving a lawn care customer a quote on raking their leaves. Incorrect pricing for leaf cleanup is a problem for new lawn care business owners because they often underestimate the length of time necessary to perform leaf cleanup on an average sized lawn.
It is easy to be deceived by a small lawn with a few trees. A $45 lawn that takes 30 minutes to mow might take 2 hours to rake. However, if it is your first time raking leaves in that lawn you might not realize the work involved cleaning leaves of out landscaping beds and from corners of the house, under the deck, and around other obstructions in the yard.
So, if you are operating a lawn care company this year and want to make money raking leaves, re-evaluate pricing of your leaf raking services and carefully consider your estimates before you quote a low price.
It is difficult to believe that another lawn care mowing season is just around the corner. As winter grows old and spring approaches, many landowners, apartment building maintenance companies, banks, industrial complexes, government agencies, etc will begin letting out bids for lawn care and landscaping services.
If you are new to the lawn care industry (or even if you’re not new) bidding on large lawn care contracts is a scary proposition. There are MANY questions any lawn care company will need to ask about the contract. Too many lawn care companies GUESS at their prices and often they lose money by bidding too low.
Approaching a lawn care contract from a standpoint of well informed knowledge and proper calculations is the only way to assure yourself you are giving a proper price for the lawn care work and, if your bid is accepted, you will be able to successfully complete the contract and be profitable through the course of the lawn care work.
If you own a lawn care company or are thinking of starting a lawn care business, the Start A Lawn Care Business training package is packed with information and business tools to help you learn how to calculate prices and submit bids on lawn care contracts. The training package (including estimating software) is on sale right now for less than $50 and will be a great help to your lawn care business.
Make Money With a Lawn Care Business
Lawn Care Business Owners are often faced with the problem of making money during the winter months. As lawn grasses enter dormancy during the cold months, steady income has a tendency to thin until warmer weather spurs spring greening.
Although “steady” income might subside, potential income remains as high as ever during December.
In fact, lawn care companies that aggressively market their off-season services often find themselves making more money in December than they make during some of the warmer grass cutting months. Though leaf raking and gutter cleaning are standard late season lawn care money makers, December is RIPE with other non-traditional jobs that lawn care companies are primed for.
We are seeing ever increasing numbers of customers willing to pay to have their outdoor Christmas decorations professionally installed. Lawn care companies with the ability to hang lights & wreaths, install outdoor spot lights, right Christmas trees, and then remove all these decorations after the holidays are finding themselves with tremendous potential income during December.
Christmas decoration installation is not the only off-season money making job that lawn care businesses can perform to make additional income during the winter months. The “Start A Lawn Care Business” guidebook and computer estimating software details many other lawn care jobs that a lawn care company can offer their customers.
To learn more about how to make money during the winter months, visit the website below and consider purchasing their low-priced lawn care business guidebook.
As a lawn care business owner, always help your customers (and potential customers) understand why they NEED your services. We came across a leaf raking situation where a business owner desperately needed leaf raking services to avoid costly damage to his store front.
Leaves from his trees fell onto his grounds and onto the roadway. A heavy rain washed his leaves onto a storm drain grate. As the leaves clogged the grate water flooded onto his property potentially flooding his store front.
As a preventative measure, the store owner should have hired a leaf raking company to collect leaves throughout the autumn season. Since he did not maintain his leaves he risked an emergency situation where the leaves needed to be collected from his property immediately.
As you drive around your town looking for lawn care customers. Take opportunities to point out problems to potential customers. Homeowners and business owners are very aware of the need to fend off problems before they begin and if you take a few minutes to help them understand their NEED for your lawn care services, you will attract more customers and quickly build your lawn care business customer list.
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As we move into the end of summer and the autumn months begin, leaf raking will push grass mowing aside as the leading money maker for many lawn care businesses.
While leaf raking can make you a tremendous amount of money during September, October, and November, you need to know how to properly price your leaf raking jobs. Under-estimating is a common problem with new lawn care companies. Under-estimation costs you money. It’s smart to learn proper leaf raking estimation techniques.
Size of the lawn to be raked:
It should go without saying that the size of the lawn to be raked is of primary importance. Given similar working conditions, a smaller yard will take less time to rake than a large sprawling estate. Know the size of the lawn and estimate your price projection based on a “per square foot” cost calculation.
Depth of the leaves to be raked:
The volume of leaves often overwhelm new lawn care business owners. A small yard with deep leaves can take hours to properly clean. If you don’t properly calculate the depth of the leaves you can find yourself losing money as you are knee deep in a yard full of fallen leaves.
Moisture content of the leaves in a yard:
Wet leaves are MUCH harder to clear than dry leaves. Dry leaves can be blown with a backpack leaf blower or “wind-rowed” with a lawn mower. Wet leaves, on the other hand, must be raked and gathered almost entirely by hand. A lawn full of wet compacted leaves can easily take twice as long to clean as a yard full of dry leaves.
If you want to make money this year raking leaves, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the “Start A Lawn Care Business” training course. Within the content of the program there is a GREAT guide to making money raking leaves. This includes a pricing guide as well as a “what to look out for” guide of the common problems associated with raking customers leaves.
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Are you interested in starting a new lawn care business but you are afraid that it is too late in the season to begin?
Late summer is actually a VERY GOOD time to get started with a lawn care business. There are many reasons for starting right now. School kids that have been doing lawns all summer about getting ready to head back to school. Once back in school, many of them will drop their customers. Since there are still a few months left in the grass cutting season, you can easily pick up those “dropped” customers and start making money right away.
Another reason for starting a lawn care business right now is because leaf raking season is right around the corner. Once the leaves turn color and start falling, there will be no end to the number of people who will want their leaves blown and raked up. Starting your business right now means you will be in PRIME POSITION to have a full client list in a very quickly.
To start your business properly, we suggest you look at the LAWN CARE BUSINESS training course. It is jam-packed with information and business tools to help you start and grow a successful lawn care business. The training course also includes a series of VERY HELPFUL estimating calculators that will help you determine prices for lawn care jobs.
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April and May have passed us by and June is here making the grass grow like crazy. Do you have your lawn care business successfully off the ground and do you already have more customers than you can handle? Or, are you struggling to get your business running smoothly? Mid-season is a fine time to evaluate where you are headed with your business.
June presents many fine opportunities for lawn care companies looking to expand their businesses and make great money for the rest of the summer.
There are two prime customer groups to target during June and July:
1) The D-I-Yers (Do It Yourselfers) who are so sick and tired of mowing their own grass that they are ready to hire someone for the rest of the season. These DIYers started out the season with great intentions. They were going to mow their grass every week, weed their flowerbeds on schedule, and prune their shrubs when shaping was needed. Unfortunately (for them) their work schedules have been more hectic than normal and their lawn mowers quit working the second week of May. Additionally, they are just now realizing how difficult (and hot) lawn care work can be.
2) The “My Other Guy Quit” Customers whose previous lawn care companies have quit unexpectedly leaving them with tall grassy lawns. Unfortunately, many people start lawn care businesses in early March and quit by early June because they cannot handle the heat or the work load. Desperate for dependable lawn and landscaping companies, these customers are often willing to pay a little more money to lawn care business owners who pride themselves on professional and dependable service.
The main point here is that if you are thinking about starting a lawn care business or if you have already started your lawn care business and you are not making as much money as you think you should be making, there is ample opportunity to get new customers and build a fresh customer list of people who are willing to pay good money for dependable and professional lawn care services.
To learn great methods of starting and building a successful lawn care business, visit the “Start A Lawn Care Business” website. There is GREAT business training course available to teach you how to begin your business and attract the right kind of customers who are willing to pay good money for your lawn care services. There is also lawn care estimating software available to help you learn how much money to charge for your lawn care work.
The winter months have completely slipped away now that April 2011 is here. The clouds are finally thinning and we are getting more sunny days than cloudy rainy days.
If you have noticed this change in the weather, homeowners and business owners with lawns have noticed it too. In fact, they have probably noticed it so much that they are already looking to hire someone to maintain their grass and landscaping for the upcoming summer season.
If you have ever thought about starting a lawn care business (or if you already own a lawn care business and want to earn more money this year) then right now is a perfect time of the year to ramp up your advertising and start attracting new lawn care customers.
People are very willing to spend good money right now hiring you to perform general spring-cleanup lawn maintenance jobs. Picking up fallen sticks, cutting high grass, fertilizing & aerating, and basic flower bed maintenance are just a few of the lawn care jobs you can expect to be in high demand this year.
Do you have a difficult time determining how much money to charge your customers? This is a common problem. You don’t want to lose the work so you lower your price on a lawn care cleanup estimate. The customer readily accepts your quote and before long you realize you underbid the job and you are working all day for not much money. If you had only known a better way to estimate, you could have made much more money and the customer still would have been happy.
If you are having troubles with your lawn care estimating, we invite you to look at the website below. It offers a comprehensive lawn care business training package that will teach you how to start (and operate) a successful lawn care and landscaping business. In addition to a huge selection of lawn care business manuals and a lawn care business training toolkit, it also offers a very handy series of Lawn Care Estimating software that will greatly help you learn how to give estimates and make more money.
The entire lawn care business package is sold for $45 (probably less than you will make on one lawn) and is shipped directly to your door.