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StartALawnCareBusiness
01-23-2008, 11:15 PM
If you haven't thought about it yet, Valentine's Day is coming up.

I know the traditional gifts are Roses and Chocolates for girlfriends and wives.

Lots of guys also buy presents for their Moms. *Instead of buying *$100 worth of flowers that will die within a week, tell your customers to pay you $100 for a flower bed "VALENTINE'S DAY - SPRUCE UP SPECIAL"

For $100 you can drop by the Mom's (certain girlfriends and wives love this too) house, blow leaves out of her flower beds, trim shrubs, pull weeds, and add a bag or two of fresh mulch.

As an added touch, hand her a Valentine's Day card saying the service is compliments of her son....and don't forget your business card.

This is a great service to offer around Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.

If anyone takes advantage of this idea, let me know how it works for you.

Steve, any chance for a flyer design for this advertising idea?

Keith

Steve
01-23-2008, 11:22 PM
Hi Keith,

That is a great idea! Should this include any type of flowers at all? Either in pots or planted? Or is it too early for that?

I did make a flyer a while back about Valentine's day. Maybe it could be altered?

http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/valentines-flyer-preview.gif

Here is the link. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=942;st=20)

landonkade
01-23-2008, 11:33 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 23 2008,11:22)]Hi Keith,

That is a great idea! Should this include any type of flowers at all? Either in pots or planted? Or is it too early for that?

I did make a flyer a while back about Valentine's day. Maybe it could be altered?

http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/valentines-flyer-preview.gif

Here is the link. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=942;st=20)
yeah i need to get that flyer up on my myspace,, but not sure on how to edit it the right way,lol and also a html code

Steve
01-23-2008, 11:47 PM
Do you have a graphic program? You should be able to download it and alter it.

What are you gonna change? I can't wait to see what you do!

FourSeasons
01-23-2008, 11:50 PM
Soon it will be time to start advertising for tax return specials also.LOL

Steve
01-23-2008, 11:59 PM
oh that's good too! What would you suggest for that?

landonkade
01-24-2008, 12:14 AM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 23 2008,11:47)]Do you have a graphic program? You should be able to download it and alter it.

What are you gonna change? I can't wait to see what you do!
all i have for now is paint shop pro 8

FourSeasons
01-24-2008, 12:21 AM
Quote[/b] ]oh that's good too! What would you suggest for that?
I don't know yet. I just thought of it earlier today.
Its to early for spring cleanups still.
Today people don't even wait but a week or two anymore for there return.

ritchiem
01-24-2008, 09:22 AM
It is amazing on the marketing tactics in the States...here in Canada you don't see anything like that. ie, Valentines Day, free pizza with contract, tax return, etc...

landonkade
01-24-2008, 10:54 AM
Quote[/b] (landonkade @ Jan. 23 2008,11:33)][quote=Team Gopher,Jan. 23 2008,11:22]Hi Keith,

That is a great idea! Should this include any type of flowers at all? Either in pots or planted? Or is it too early for that?

I did make a flyer a while back about Valentine's day. Maybe it could be altered?

http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/valentines-flyer-preview.gif

Here is the link. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=942;st=20)
what programs do i have to have to edit the valentines day flyer. I have paint shop pro 8 if that helps.

landonkade
01-24-2008, 12:10 PM
Quote[/b] (landonkade @ Jan. 24 2008,10:54)]Quote[/b] (landonkade @ Jan. 23 2008,11:33)][quote=Team Gopher,Jan. 23 2008,11:22]Hi Keith,

That is a great idea! Should this include any type of flowers at all? Either in pots or planted? Or is it too early for that?

I did make a flyer a while back about Valentine's day. Maybe it could be altered?

http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/valentines-flyer-preview.gif

Here is the link. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=942;st=20)
what programs do i have to have to edit the valentines day flyer. I have paint shop pro 8 if that helps.
steve- can you create a html code for me- and tell me how to do it so i can learn

Steve
01-24-2008, 09:03 PM
Hi Matt,

Good job! Let me know how this works for you!

<table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td>Code Sample </td></tr><tr><td id="CODE">

<img src="http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-29-94644-valentines_day_flyer.gif">

[/QUOTE]

This code should display the image.

landonkade
01-24-2008, 09:16 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 24 2008,9:03)]Hi Matt,

Good job! Let me know how this works for you!

<table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td>Code Sample </td></tr><tr><td id="CODE">

<img src="http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-29-94644-valentines_day_flyer.gif">



This code should display the image.[/QUOTE]
i have already done it and edited it myself


here it is...

http://profile.myspace.com/index.c....8504321 (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=288504321)


i also put some of the landscaping work i did on the profile also. to help get me more calls... showing pics of work... shows your quality
also check you myspace bulletin steve

Steve
01-25-2008, 02:31 AM
I just found it. Nice work! Let me know how it all turns out!

FourSeasons
01-25-2008, 02:43 PM
Thanks Steve for putting this up for us. I edited mine a little.
Here's mine. I'm putting it on craigslist.
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd175/rcalkins98271/Valentinesdayflyerpic.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd175/rcalkins98271/?action=view&current=Valentinesdayflyerpic.jpg)

Steve
01-25-2008, 09:48 PM
Hi Rob,

It looks nice! How will you be using this flyer concept to promote your business?

FourSeasons
01-25-2008, 11:40 PM
Just craigslist I guess. I can't think of any other way to promote it really.
Any ideas?

StartALawnCareBusiness
01-26-2008, 02:41 AM
Hi Rob:

Lots of guys buy their Valentine's day flowers from Grocery stores. I know lots of stores in my area have bulletin boards where they allow customers to pin flyers and business cards. I wonder how many people's attention you can attract.

If you put tear off tags with your company name, a red heart, and your phone number customers can rip them off and call you when they get home.

Do you think that will work?

FourSeasons
01-26-2008, 11:05 AM
I forgot about the bulletin boards at the grocery stores.
Good idea! I'll put some up today.
Thanks Keith

Steve
01-26-2008, 10:12 PM
What about Valentine's day lawn care gift certificate cards that someone can purchase through your site and then you will mail it in a Valentine's day card along with a special message to the person the card is being bought for?

Maybe $50, $75 or $100 increments?

All Aspects Landscaping
01-26-2008, 11:55 PM
i like that you changed it to a percentage off... that $100.00 comment was killing me... good idea... i may combine this with my sales genie program!!! direct mail some areas...

landonkade
01-27-2008, 10:50 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 25 2008,2:31)]I just found it. Nice work! Let me know how it all turns out!
Steve- thanks for another plug,lol... i am trying to do the holiday marketing to be catchy to get customers which is working. They find it funny and catchy.

I just did roll over 400 friends and still growing

i have put some of my work on my myspace page so people can see. Try that as a selling point also, with bulletins and comments along the way

i am almost at 2,000 views

Steve
01-27-2008, 10:53 PM
Matt,

You are welcome!

When you think of 'catchy' marketing. Can you tell us a little about what you mean?

landonkade
01-27-2008, 11:00 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 27 2008,10:53)]Matt,

You are welcome!

When you think of 'catchy' marketing. Can you tell us a little about what you mean?
A tag line is a catchy one or two line phrase associated with a product, campaign or business. a positioning statement and/or unique selling proposition

Steve
01-27-2008, 11:24 PM
You know what else I was thinking that could be a really neat way to market your business for valentines day. Could you buy a bunch of cheap valentines day cards and red envelopes and then inside the card you could say. Why not give your sweetie something she would really appreciate this year. A clean yard and freshly planted flowers. Then have your contact information in it.

What do you think of something like that?