As you may or may not know I am starting up as my only job this year. Previous to this I was doing a few gardens along side my job.
At the moment I have put flyers out, ad's in shop windows, Facebook and Gumtree, so I have that covered pretty well. I have 6 customers for regular work so far, everyone starts somewhere!
My issue is that a little over a year ago I had a breakdown and it has changed me as a person ( I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm just painting the picture), now I seem to worry about everything, this time it is am I going to be able to earn enough to make a living from my gardening business. It seems like everytime I see an advert on Facebook there's gardening on there for cheap prices and it's making me doubt that I'm making the right move, even though I know I do a good job, how many gardeners can an area need?
I worked in a private school on the grounds for a few years and loved it, it was a job that I looked forward to going to work every day, so that's why I decided that it is the job I'd like to do now. I'm doing an online RHS course at the moment to improve knowledge too.
So my question is, how do these people that advertise on social media affect business with their low rates and what would you suggest I did in addition to the above to get more customers?
Thanks for taking the time to read my moan!