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Steve
10-02-2008, 04:15 PM
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GopherHaul 28 - Landscaping and Lawn Care Marketing Business Forum Show.

My latest book The landscaping and lawn care business plan startup guide is now available. You can order it along with my other lawn care business books here.

http://gopherforum.com/showthread.php?p=41293&posted=1#post41293

Lawn care business owners are always looking for a way to keep their name and phone number in front of potential customers. Here is an idea to make sure you stick around. Why not get some magnets. But not just any old magnet, how about one that pays for itself and could even make you a profit.
Here is what you can do.
Get a list of local important numbers in the area.
Town numbers like the mayor, police, library, water and sewer dept. You can find most of these on your towns websites.
Then list other numbers like local pizzerias, sub shops, and others.
Maybe get a local electrician, plumber, carpenter, roofer etc. They could potentially help you buy some of these magnets and hand them out themselves as well, to help offset the costs.
Then have a section for lawn care and list only your phone number.
Stick these on doors in your area and be sure that your number will stick around for quite some time.
You could also have different discounts for services through out the year.


One of our forum members' Rob had such an easy time selling them. Why? Because he knew most of the people he was presenting the idea too and they trusted him.

http://gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=7522
http://lawnchat.com/?p=224

This is a great lesson in how the more people you know, the more you can sell. So if you are looking for a wild way to get media attention, why not consider this idea. Run for president!

http://lawnchat.com/?p=239

http://gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=7548


If you put up lawn signs along the road and they are for your lawn care business, they will get pulled by your local township. But what if you were running for president? Your lawn signs would stay up and the local media would want to know all about what you are doing.
Wouldn’t this be a great way to get noticed in your area?
Is it crazy? Yes it is. Crazy enough to get you attention.
Why not do this.
Register a domain bobforpresident.com
Have that domain forwarded to a subfolder of your lawn care business
This will then allow you to get the people visiting your political website to then be forwarded to your business website where you would have a separate page for your political campaign.
Create political signs with your picture on it.
Create some kind of platform you are running for.
The more quasi-serious you keep it, the better the chance it will get picked up by your local media.
Ask people to write you in on the ballot.
Create door hangers and flyers for this. Hand them out.
Meet people in your area.
When the election is over, everyone will still be talking about you.
Create a video of you talking about your platform and upload it to youtube.
Get all your friends involved.
Have them put signs on their car doors and trunks.
Your political party could be the grass roots party.


Which leads me to another marketing idea. How about these new free does lawn care make you crazy postcards?

http://lawnchat.com/?p=236

http://gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=7559


I also put together a new free lawn care business irrigation winterization postcard design

http://lawnchat.com/?p=246

As well as a new fall leaf clean up postcard design
http://lawnchat.com/?p=233



If our show or forum has helped you, or if you have any business questions, please let us know and send an email or make a post about your experience! I hope all these ideas have helped you expand and grow your business and mind. So until the next time, always remember to Dream it, Build it, Gopher it!

If you are in need of free lawn care 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.