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Steve
11-19-2007, 05:48 PM
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Previous GopherHaul Episodes (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST&f=1&t=3061&st=&&#entry15164)

- GopherHaul reaches a quarter million views.

- GopherHaul 17 released and can be seen on the forum.
http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi

- If you want a free customized animated banner just jump onto our forum and introduce yourself! http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi

- I added a section on the lawn care business forum called Help me bid this job. Since the last episode we have helped a lawn care business owner land a $6,000 job. Read more about that job http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....;t=6004 (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=35;t=6004)

- Are you looking for a great way to promote your lawn care business this winter? Here is a flyer to promote your lawn care business toy drive for the holidays. Offering to run a toy drive really positions your business as one who cares about your community. It's a great way to show your community that you care as well as gain you some valuable media attention. Make sure you let the local media know you are running a toy drive to collect toys for children in need.

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....1;t=942 (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=942)

- I have two sets of 50 free holiday cards compliments of www.CardsCheaper.com to giveaway. Click here to take part http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....ry28278 (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST&f=26&t=6241&st=0&&#entry28278)

- Check out my newest favorite lawn care truck. It's covered in artificial turf. See it here.
http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....149;r=1 (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=8;t=6149;r=1)

- Our friend Keith posted a great way to gain more winter lawn care business customers and get them lined up for next spring too. Read more about this marketing idea and download the free flyer we made for this advertising concept here. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....t=6144; (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=29;t=6144;)

- We are going to be talking a lot more about our outdoor holiday decoration contest so start taking pictures. We have a bunch of prize to give away, check the forum for more info. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....ry27752 (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST&f=8&t=6159&st=0&&#entry27752)

If you are in need of free marketing material for your lawn care business, please visit our site at http://www.gophersoftware.com. We have hundreds of free lawn care logo, flyer, door hanger and web templates you can download and use for your lawn care business. We also have free lawn care business contracts. Also download our trial version of Gopher Lawn Care Business Software. Gopher will help your lawn care business schedule and invoice more customers in less time, allowing you more time to grow or enjoy your life. If you are on myspace send us a friend request. We are located at http://www.myspace.com/teamgopher.

Also please log onto our lawn care business forum and tell us about your business and if you have any business questions, please ask them.

Always remember to dream it, build it, Gopher It!

StartALawnCareBusiness
11-21-2007, 09:20 AM
Steve:

Just want to compliment you. You are doing top-notch work with your Gopher Haul Lawn Care Business series.

1/4 Million views? That's tremendous.

Keep up the energy and great work:

Keith

Steve
11-21-2007, 09:34 AM
Thanks so much! I keep experimenting with the ad placement. I am still not sure yet what is best. Right now its kinda looking like Bloomberg news LOL

Do you have any suggestions as far as that goes?

StartALawnCareBusiness
11-21-2007, 12:31 PM
Well, that approach made Michael Bloomberg a billionaire.

I don't mind the ad placement. It actually frames the screen nicely with enough room for a graphic of the story you're currently discussing. Keep experimenting though. Maybe you'll hit upon a formula that even Bloomberg will follow.

The only recommendation I can think of right at the moment is to revisit the audio for your ending product send off. It sounds subdued like you lost a channel somewhere.

Keith

Steve
11-21-2007, 12:43 PM
Quote[/b] ]The only recommendation I can think of right at the moment is to revisit the audio for your ending product send off. It sounds subdued like you lost a channel somewhere.

That is a very good point. I don't think this current camera has an external microphone input. That might really help grab the audio better.


When you think of the value of such a show as GopherHaul, what do you find are the most important or interesting topics that should be discussed? What do you think the target audience wants to hear more of or less of?

Steve
11-21-2007, 03:45 PM
WOW all -time record for me. Total views for 1st day of (GopherHaul 17) 5,300 + views.




http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thankyou.gif

quickcleanlawn
11-22-2007, 07:51 AM
the show is great !
I was watching some of the old shows, man its come a long way.
keep up the great work!

Steve
11-22-2007, 08:57 AM
Thank you very much.

I still think it has so much further to go! I can't believe how tough it is to try and fit in all the things going on in 10 minutes max. I cut so much stuff out and I still feel I just don't get enough in.

Do you think it's more important to talk about forum discussions or general business discussions or just other things?

quickcleanlawn
11-24-2007, 09:59 AM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Nov. 22 2007,9:57)]Thank you very much.

I still think it has so much further to go! I can't believe how tough it is to try and fit in all the things going on in 10 minutes max. I cut so much stuff out and I still feel I just don't get enough in.

Do you think it's more important to talk about forum discussions or general business discussions or just other things?
Why is the show only 10 min?
can you make it longer like a 30 min show.
I think it is very important to talk about stuff thats in the forum
because if there are first time viewers that haven't been to the forum it would probably get them here out of curiosity.you can do that for 15 min and take another 15 min to do the gopherhaul of the month and stuff.
have you ever thought of doing interviews with lcos in your area.
that can probably get lots of local attention too.

Steve
11-24-2007, 10:59 AM
Thanks for the ideas! Those are all very good.

Youtube limits the max length of time to 10 minutes. I think there is a way around it with a certain type of account but I haven't looked further into it yet.

What would you like to see covered in interviews with other lcos?

StartALawnCareBusiness
11-24-2007, 02:50 PM
How about a "this month in lawn care" section?

Just a one or two minute section where you tell LCOs what to do during any given month.

"This month in lawn care: think about offering aeration and overseeding to your customers. Make sure seed you purchase has a good mix of rye grass for quick greenup once spring arrives. Check out the forum to learn cost and pricing strategies of this service."


Keith

Steve
11-24-2007, 03:10 PM
Keith this is a great idea!

You could give me some topics to talk about and then I could plug your products ;)

quickcleanlawn
11-24-2007, 07:36 PM
we can have a section here where the forum members can decide what they would like to know about the lco after you give us a short introduction on the episode before.
like, lets say you introduce an lco in episode 18.
between 18 and 19 the forum member can put together a list of interview questions to ask for episode 19.

Steve
11-24-2007, 07:40 PM
Good ideas!

When you meet someone in the industry who you can learn from, what do you feel are your top questions? What intrigues you the most about those doing more of what you want to do?

StartALawnCareBusiness
11-24-2007, 07:58 PM
Quote[/b] ]Keith this is a great idea!

You could give me some topics to talk about


You bet, Steve. Email me the production schedule for GH18 and I will get copy to you a couple days beforehand.

Keith

Steve
11-24-2007, 09:04 PM
I will be putting another one together in about a week.

Does that help?

I am trying to do them once every 2 weeks.