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ringahding1
03-06-2010, 04:56 PM
What do you think of our website?

Steve
03-07-2010, 12:05 PM
Very nice website. Your video took quite a while to load up. You might do better with a video page and have it load when the customer clicks the play button.

ringahding1
03-08-2010, 09:43 AM
Very nice website. Your video took quite a while to load up. You might do better with a video page and have it load when the customer clicks the play button.

Thanx Steve..the change has been made..I love your website great information... ringahding

ringahding1
03-15-2010, 07:53 PM
Today I changed the 1st page w/a YouTube style video....any thoughts?

Steve
03-16-2010, 06:32 PM
I like that better.

You should also consider making it about 30 seconds and have you in the video welcoming the customer and letting them know about all the great services you offer.

That could really help you sell more because people would get to know you before they even met you in person.

ringahding1
03-17-2010, 08:20 AM
I trimmed the video by 3 minutes....added some content from 1 of your web temps., and made some other changes via linking...resized every page..took out grass backgrounds....any suggestions? Seriously I can take it...LOL

Steve
03-17-2010, 05:48 PM
Ideally, I think no one will watch a video that is a commercial for more than 30 seconds or so.

ringahding1
03-20-2010, 09:15 AM
I think you are right Steve....I just added a "YOUTUBE" link as an option

brian'slawncare
03-20-2010, 11:49 AM
hey steve,
can you check out my lawn care site too?

heres the link

brianslawncare.web.officelive.com

MikeO
03-20-2010, 01:12 PM
like the video. You have a nice set up with your equipment.

Steve
03-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Brian,

Here is my only thought. Why not get a domain from like godaddy.com? It's cheap and you would have something simple that works for you.

Why not brianslawncare.com or something like that. People need something they can easily remember and type into their computer.

What you have right now brianslawncare.web.officelive.com is kinda long and its going to be hard for people to remember it.

ringahding1
04-03-2010, 03:20 PM
Thanx Steve for your insight it really has been paying off...Spring has been good thus far, I actually thin we will be mowing by April 15th, that's when we usually start Clean Ups..LOL

Steve
04-04-2010, 04:57 AM
Keep us posted on how everything goes!

brian'slawncare
04-06-2010, 04:07 PM
thanks, Steve

I tried that but it cost like 12/month and I'm just a kid and I started a lawn care business around my neighborhood and I'm not bringing in that much so thats kinda high for me. I was wondering what you thought about my website now, I made some changes to the about us tab. Any Suggestions for my website in general?
Any Suggestions about my buisness over all?

Steve
04-07-2010, 04:04 AM
Brian it looks great and you seem to be very advanced with all of this.

What are you going to be doing now to further promote your business?

brian'slawncare
04-08-2010, 12:53 PM
actually I just got inside from passing out flyers in my neighborhood. what I do is i look on google maps and see who has tire marks in their lawn from lawn mowers and I target those people. I gave out like 50 or so and while I was out I found some other lots that I could send them to. I keep all of this information in a microsoft excel spreadsheet so its right there

Always open to suggestions about stuff to change.
-Brian
****Brian's Lawn Care

Steve
04-09-2010, 05:00 AM
What type of method do you use when handing out your flyers? When you handed out those 50 flyers, how many people did you get a chance to talk with? Do you feel that is important or not?

brian'slawncare
04-10-2010, 08:54 PM
well I actually dont talk to them when I hand them out, what I do is just drop them in their mailbox and it has my contact information and website and stuff so they contact me if they are interested. But, for the people that live like across the street or next door, I will personally talk to them about this so that I am more likely to get that job. I actuall just got an email yesterday from a lady who wants me to mow her lawn and do a mini landscaping proj. in her backyard (the proj. should get me like $200 :))) ....o...I was wondering if you had anything that was sort of like a terms and agreement paper for customers to sign (I am taking bits and pieces from other sites and modifying hem but its taking forever)
>I was also wondering if you had a catchy but meaningful slogan for my buisness?? I never really had one<<

I attached my flyer!
whoops i forgot im on my moms laptop...ill upload it of my home computer when I get a chance.......:D

Any suggestions?

Brian's Lawn Care
http://brianslawncare.web.officelive.com/default.aspx

Steve
04-11-2010, 08:29 AM
I'd love to see the flyers.

Check out the contract section here http://gopherforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

There should be something in there you could use.

brian'slawncare
04-12-2010, 02:52 PM
here is a copy of the flyers...what I do is I write their adress where it says "priced for"
and then hand write in the price

uhhh.....it wont let me upload it because i saved it as pptx and thats not valid supposedly...so see what you can do

Steve
04-13-2010, 09:00 AM
Can you save it as a doc file?

brian'slawncare
04-13-2010, 04:29 PM
i dont think so...but ill try to see what I can do

I also have a question...I was wondering if you had any pre-made like terms of service agreements?

Steve
04-14-2010, 08:31 AM
Sure! Look in the contract section and there are many examples.

http://www.gopherforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

brian'slawncare
04-14-2010, 03:00 PM
ok...thanks...I was wondering if you could tell me how much you would charge for this are

its the commons of my neighborhood
heres the link

http://www.addresses.com/map.php?qa=1685+Island+Cove&qc=Loveland+&qs=Oh&qz=45140&NewMapFlag=1&LV=3&MS=M&ReportType=101

that link will take you to my house
>click birds eye
>drag over to paxton Lake drive
>follow the straight line of paxton lake drive
>go past waverlyhill lane and through paxton lake cove
>its the grass boardering the road
>from about acroos from carpenter road, all the wat down to paxton guinea road
>it also has the entrance to the noeghborhood and the pool


>>>>I can oultine and upoad that pic if you need more help..just lemme know about how much you would charge

Thanks:):):):):):D:p:cool:;):D:D:):):):):):):):):) :):)

Steve
04-15-2010, 06:48 AM
I can oultine and upoad that pic if you need more help.

That might work better :)

How much area is it? How long do you think it would take you to care for?

brian'slawncare
04-16-2010, 03:21 PM
hmm....well i think it would take like 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours because I use a 33 inch mulching deck because im only a teen so i dont have huge equipment but ill send you an outlined pic as soon as I can



ps...i really appreciate all you time your willing to take to reply(im not being sarcastic either, im totally serious!)

Steve
04-17-2010, 07:27 AM
When you look at how much you are charging per lawn per hour could you take that amount and scale it up to 4.5 hours?

That could give you a ballpark for how much to charge.

ringahding1
04-18-2010, 11:20 AM
Brian just keep mowing and soon you will be in a zero-turn

ringahding1
11-05-2011, 04:24 PM
Any thoughts about the re-design of our Website? :)

Steve
11-07-2011, 03:07 AM
For those that hadn't seen your previous site, can you tell us a little about what you changed on it?

ringahding1
11-07-2011, 06:49 AM
Basically here is it what it looked like

<img src="http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad197/ringahding/Websites/RingLawnCareScreenshot.jpg" border="0" alt=""height="450"width="500"/></a>

Steve
11-08-2011, 12:30 PM
I like the lighter colors of the new design's background but all in all, they both look good.

What made you decide to change it around the way you did? Were there parts of your old site you just didn't like?

ringahding1
11-08-2011, 05:56 PM
I like the lighter colors of the new design's background but all in all, they both look good.

What made you decide to change it around the way you did? Were there parts of your old site you just didn't like?

I honestly don't know what came over me except I know I look @ it everyday & of course I've seen millions of designs, just thought a change was due I suppose. Looks to me a little more professional and engaging. Well that's what I was shooting for anyway.

Steve
11-09-2011, 01:33 PM
Yea it does and changing it every so often keeps it looking fresh.

ringahding1
11-23-2011, 06:08 PM
The more I read, the more I know we all must be willing to adapt to the ever changing times. Some of us have heard or been told after purchasing a computer (let's say for an example), that 5 minutes later there is a better and more powerful one that was just put on the shelf. The internet is no different, new codes are being formulated, designs are becoming more rich, etc. So I say keep it simple & do the things you need to do to get your business found...as FREE as possible.

Steve
11-24-2011, 09:04 AM
Those are very good points and I guess we all should take some time during the year, maybe especially during the slower time, to make sure our website is up to par with competitors.