Every home owner in the US has one pressing need every week: they have to mow their lawn. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a website where you could order lawn mowing online for any address, the price would be reasonable (about $20), and the work would be guaranteed without any excuses? If they missed a part of the lawn, they would just come back and fix it. No contracts or hidden fees or pushy sales tactics - they just mow the lawn. Oh, and what if you list the house for sale and move? They could send you photos so you can see the lawn was mowed. That would be fantastic...
LawnMowingOnline.com is unlike any other lawn mowing service. We go around the country offering lawn mowing jobs to anyone with a mower, a computer, and a digital camera. When you place an order, we send the order to the mowers that are closest to your address. Whoever wants the job accepts it, mows the lawn, sends us photos, and we pay them.
There's a little programming behind everything but for the most part that's it, a very simple concept; however it took digital cameras and smartphones (thank you iPhone and Android) with 24/7 instant email access reaching mainstream consumers before an idea like this could work.
The best part is we're putting Americans back to work. Since anyone can register we're giving jobs to those who really need it. If they had worked for a regular lawn care company they might receive $8 or $9 an hour, but here they receive double that per yard. Furthermore, mowers are given the opportunity to mow when it's convenient for them, so they can have an interview or resume a full-time job at any time. (Or continue mowing - it's completely open!)
But we're not taking jobs away from the professionals! Quite the contrary: many professional lawn care companies use us to fill the gaps. Why would a lawn care company accept $19 a lawn instead of their usual $40+? Simple: their employees are hourly so they have to pay them regardless, so what can they do when they've run out of work for the week? Send them home? Fire someone? Instead, the companies use us to provide them with a few extra jobs a week so they can keep paying their employees. Which means many of our customers have their lawns mowed by professional lawn care companies but pay $19 instead of $40/week and signed contracts. It's a win-win for everyone!
Lawn mowing is just the tip of the iceberg; our ultimate goal is like an ebay for services, where customers can post jobs they need done, and contractors can ask questions and bid on the jobs. The customers choose the contractor based on reviews left by previous customers and the contractor's bid.
An "ebay for services" website has been needed for a long time. The largest services website is Craigslist but they don't provide reviews. Anyone can claim they can do anything and show up and waste your time - or worse, do a bad job. With LawnMowingOnline, you'll be able to see previous reviews, talk with the contractor before commiting, and if they don't do a good job... you'll be refunded!
But even after adding bidding for services, the lawn mowing will remain because it provides contractors a way to join and build up positive reviews.
And even if you don't have a lawn, chances are you know someone that does. Wouldn't you want to make their life a little easier?