“I built up my lawnmowing run of 17 lawns/customers in 9 weeks, Thanks to Gerry at www.YourLawnAndGarden.com ! This works out to 17 lawn customers times an average of $70 per lawn times an average of 26 cuts/services per year, which is a grand total of $30,940 per annum. Not bad for a second income!”
James Wood, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia.
I’d like to thank you, Gerry, for a piece of wisdom that has saved me from long unproductive hours, and made me thousands of dollars, every week.
” Don’t work for an hourly rate, ask a fixed price for each service ”
” Answer your phone, and quote within 24 hours, don’t be like other lazy contractors ”
Simple, beautiful, highly effective piece of advice.
I know a gardening contractor that has been in the business for years and he is wondering how I made so many thousands each week, since I started a month ago. I told him how, but he was stuck in his employee mindset, charging an hourly rate.
We are business men not employees, and if we truly are in business, why not do it properly from the start. Gerry has been willing to share with other contractors his sage advice, and raise the standard of the industry. I have only applied a handful Gerrys ideas, and made more than contractors who have been in the industry for years.
I can’t wait till I apply Gerry’s other techniques and marketing. The Flyers sound like they will generate good business, but so far I have only used news papers.
This is very exciting for me, having been an employee for so many years. Now I have the confidence to be free and independant, and turn my back on the hourly rate forever.
The Blueprint is not a licence to print money but it is the next best thing, a licence to earn big gobs of money offering extra premium services.
When I get a call now for a quote, I am very keen to get out to the customer, and can’t wait to offer them my varied services.
I won a quote of hundreds of dollars, from a local guy who cut lawns for 25 dollars. He couldn’t offer the number of services I could. Makeover wins hands down, Gerry was right.
Anyway, to cut a huge one short, thanks Gerry for the Blueprint it has been a real help to me so far, and I have only just skimmed the surface.
I’m in WA Gerry and I’m in an area where there is a high disposable income. Many of my clients are in high paying jobs in the mines, and on their week off, they do not want to do much but relax.
I work the gardens of people who have all there own gear, brand new lawn mowers and brush cutters and much more, yet they couldn’t be shagged doing any gardening work at all. Their week off is sacred. The time poor will give you more money, if you give them more time, its crazy.
Matt, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Hi Gerry, I have started quoting makeovers, and it was the best advice I have ever had. I have made thousands quickly and easily, by quoting specifically and quickly. A friend of mine is still working an hourly rate and is struggling, I told him what I do and he was amazed at my wisdom, wink.
He has been in the gardening business for years working a hourly rate, I have started my business a month ago.
Thanks Gerry, I appreciate the makeover advice, I’m already making shed loads a week.
You put 2000 a week as the average figure, but you were under promising their mate weren’t you. I am making a lot more than that on average.
Thanks mate, Matt.
Matt, Perth, WA, Australia
Hi Gerry, It’s Brett, going well with the makeovers, $990, $500, $1,100, $70 every fortnight for a 15 minute gardening job & just quoted for a $8,579.00 and a $3,835.00 Makeovers.
Gerry thanks for your help and motivation. I received your last generated email below and will be going to bunnings today to get the lawn care stuff you spoke of. Really want to offer this as a free service to the 2 big quotes I look like getting.
Your flyer has worked well and I will send you one that I did up for mowing, to test. It works really well and opens the door for me to charge that $20 – $30 more for a mow.
We will have to catch up again soon, I hope you are doing well.
I look forward to your speedy reply.
Brett Elphinstone, Taren Point, NSW, Australia
Hi Gerry, thanks for sending your information.
I am about to start a lawn mowing business in Toowoomba / Warwick Queensland area. I would also like to know more about insurance, weed spraying, how to do own repairs or how to pick a good shop for repairs & services.
Also I was thinking about trying to cut price but after reading info from you I think I will go your way. What would this really do as I would only be taking from myself.
David, Toowoomba/Warwick area, Queensland, Australia
Good info for me. Great work. I have also purchased your other ones. Just a quick question about the quoting templates. Do you have an example of one you could use for the small domestic lawn mowing job? Or is it just cut and paste elements of the others?
Jim, Unknown Location