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Steve
06-24-2006, 01:30 AM
Have you ever thought about collecting all the questions your customers, neighbors or friends ask you about lawn care and create a newspaper article to help answer questions? It would be great promotion for you and your company as well.

Jeff from http://greenerview.com has done just that. You could too!

Here is an example of what his article looks like. Maybe it will give you ideas.

Wind blows seeds of discontent from maple tree (http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=293091&Category=8) - Q: My neighbor has a maple tree that showered my yard with seeds. I now have hundreds, or even thousands, of maple trees sprouting up everywhere, from the gutters to the lawn and flower beds. What can I do to stop them?

A: Well, since it is your neighbor’s tree, I don’t think you can cut it down. This is a common problem with maples, elms, cottonwoods and other trees that have seeds that are easily carried by the wind......

justin_time
04-18-2008, 12:13 AM
Not really but I had a to write a newspaper article for one of my assignements back in grade 12 in high school (about 6 yrs ago)... and I was browsing on my computer and this is what I found

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d192/justinpitre/lawnbusinessnewsarticle.jpg

Steve
04-18-2008, 07:08 AM
That is awesome Justin!

Can you tell us what kind of response you received from it?

Was your article the only one from your class that was published?

How did you dome up with the article concept and the title?

justin_time
04-18-2008, 10:53 AM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ April 18 2008,7:08)]Can you tell us what kind of response you received from it?

Was your article the only one from your class that was published?

How did you dome up with the article concept and the title?
I don't remember what kind of response I got since it wasn't a big article.. it was published in the local paper

For some reason, I did so good on that article I decided to submit it to the newspaper and that's what with they came up with.

Steve
04-18-2008, 04:17 PM
What class was this for, was it a business class?

Also when you submitted it to the paper, did you do anything special or simply send it in?

justin_time
04-18-2008, 04:32 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ April 18 2008,4:17)]What class was this for, was it a business class?

Also when you submitted it to the paper, did you do anything special or simply send it in?
English class - Grade 12 assignement

I just submitted that to the paper, since I the person taking care of the paper is one of my customer haha

Steve
04-18-2008, 04:37 PM
Justin that is great! You were able to utilize a business connection you had and you got your article published! That's awesome!

Have you thought about writing another article?

Also, are you going to add this article to your website under a news section?