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arthur712
09-05-2009, 08:06 PM
I thought this need it own thread!!! What an Amazing Adverting Idea!!!

Props to Floridabaoy!



I have a meeting with my daughters school principal to volunteer my services to maintain the grass and landscaping in front of the school offices, and parking areas( high visibility to teachers and parents), going to ask if i may place a company sign in that area. May be a little cheesy to volunteer and advertise at the same time, but business is business.

arthur712
09-05-2009, 08:13 PM
When I seen this from Floridaboy, I just said WOW!

You guys could do so many things like this.

Model Homes for large communities, offer free service for just the Model Center and they will give you free advertising for the community.

Floridaboy, Please let us know how it works out for you!

Thanks!!

Steve
09-05-2009, 09:21 PM
Oh yeah no doubt that was a great idea. I am looking forwards to hearing about it.

Model Homes for large communities, offer free service for just the Model Center and they will give you free advertising for the community.

Another great idea.

You gotta figure if you spend hours, or even days handing out flyers at times and there are no return calls, you are indeed spending time doing it.

You could potentially spend less time, say maintaining a model home, and get more bang for the buck from it.

You never know until you try.

majoe7
09-05-2009, 11:42 PM
Model Homes for large communities, offer free service for just the Model Center and they will give you free advertising for the community.

I like this idea also. You could take it one step further and ask if you can set up a small business display inside the model home, advertising what services you offer. You could also ask the developing company manager if it was okay to place a nice and neat yard sign in the yard for more visibility, if not maybe by the entrance to the model home. Your sign could read "Model Home maintained by Joe Smoe Lawn and Landscape Company". I think just a simple sign with the Company Name and Phone Number will do.

One problem you might run into is that most developments that are starting out or on there way might already have a Landscape Co. that bided on the plants/trees/scrubs/flowers and mulch. They might also be the ones that are maintaining the grounds. You need to ask, you never know. Great idea and maybe free advertising.

John

arthur712
09-05-2009, 11:57 PM
I like this idea also. You could take it one step further and ask if you can set up a small business display inside the model home, advertising what services you offer. You could also ask the developing company manager if it was okay to place a nice and neat yard sign in the yard for more visibility, if not maybe by the entrance to the model home. Your sign could read "Model Home maintained by Joe Smoe Lawn and Landscape Company". I think just a simple sign with the Company Name and Phone Number will do.

One problem you might run into is that most developments that are starting out or on there way might already have a Landscape Co. that bided on the plants/trees/scrubs/flowers and mulch. They might also be the ones that are maintaining the grounds. You need to ask, you never know. Great idea and maybe free advertising.

John


John, I have been selling New Homes for a builder for 7 years now, and with all the cut backs, we are always looking for new ways to save money.

The only big issue I see is you can get to big to fast. The builder will want you to do all spec homes and would most likely give you the job over the other Landscapers. You would not do it all for free, but when it is time for the next bid. You would low ball. with a contract allowing you to have yard signs, small displays in the Model Center.

The landscaper that does our models does a crappy job!
I have been complaining allot the last couple of months.
I would love to see a new landscaping company doing our models.

majoe7
09-06-2009, 12:53 PM
I would love to see a new landscaping company doing our models.

Artie, maybe it is time you get your feet wet in the Lawn Care Business. You could maintain the Model Homes and any foreclosure homes in the development. Charge the developer a fee for the model homes to maintain them and then get more money when you close the deal. Same with the foreclosures, you could be paid at the closing to maintain these homes. You are always looking for more ideas and money, I think its time to join us in the Lawn Care. Become one of us. LOL

John

arthur712
09-06-2009, 03:16 PM
Artie, maybe it is time you get your feet wet in the Lawn Care Business. You could maintain the Model Homes and any foreclosure homes in the development. Charge the developer a fee for the model homes to maintain them and then get more money when you close the deal. Same with the foreclosures, you could be paid at the closing to maintain these homes. You are always looking for more ideas and money, I think its time to join us in the Lawn Care. Become one of us. LOL

John

HaHa My wife does the landscaping at our house!

I am only good at talking to people. HAHAHA

CHEESE2009
09-07-2009, 04:22 PM
Join the dark side Artie!!!

You know you want to!

Imagine how busy you will be? LOL

We'll all pitch in for a coffee maker! :p

arthur712
09-07-2009, 10:32 PM
Join the dark side Artie!!!

You know you want to!

Imagine how busy you will be? LOL

We'll all pitch in for a coffee maker! :p

I could get the business, But I can not do the business! Too Hard for me!!

rockwalllawnservice
06-24-2011, 11:40 AM
One thing you could do is mow the yard of someone who does SEO/Website services. Mow their yard, which for the lawn crew that does my yard only takes about 15 minutes per week and then receive $300-$500 a month of services from them for free.

They can help you reach a lot more customers who would never open the phone book and "google" it to find local lawn service.

I'm doing it and there are other guys out there that will too. Let me know if you have any questions and I can share with you how to find them.

LawnMoore
06-27-2011, 12:59 AM
How can i find some types of these ppl in which you speak of?

Thanks

rockwalllawnservice
06-28-2011, 10:24 AM
How can i find some types of these ppl in which you speak of?

Thanks

LawnMoore,

One way to find a local seo person is to do a google search in your area. Here are a few search phrase you might try if you were in Tacoma, WA.

tacoma washington seo
tacoma washington local marketing
tacoma washington website marketing

If you lived in Tacoma, WA you might get a bunch of sites that pop up. You want to look for someone whose site indicates they are from the area and the give them a call. Have them take a look at your site and have an idea of what keywords you would like to rank for. A good person will take the keywords you want, research them and then let you know if they can do it or not. If they aren't super difficult to rank for then they should be willing to exchange mowing service for SEO.

Let me know if you have additional questions.

Also, you don't have to have someone local, you can get someone who knows SEO to do it for you, you just have to find someone who is honest and won't over charge.

Jeremy

Hedgemaster
06-28-2011, 07:20 PM
I have a customer I'm bartering with. First cut = 2 full color, 2 sided, 18x24 lawn signs.

Second cut to be applied toward purchase of t-shirts...


I don't really see anyone giving hundreds of dollars worth of marketing help for a simple lawn cut though. Great if you can get it.

rockwalllawnservice
06-29-2011, 07:35 AM
It's not 1 cut for hundreds of dollars of marketing. SEO is something that is done monthly and year round. The yard is being mowed all season and will continued to be mowed next season as long as the SEO services are continued.

Steve
06-30-2011, 12:26 PM
How can i find some types of these ppl in which you speak of?

I wonder if say you wanted signs or shirts made, to create a list of sign or shirt companies in town and send them a letter to see if they would barter with you. Either for you to mow at their home or at their business?

You could do this with other companies in the area too potentially.

Hedgemaster
06-30-2011, 07:43 PM
I wonder if say you wanted signs or shirts made, to create a list of sign or shirt companies in town and send them a letter to see if they would barter with you. Either for you to mow at their home or at their business?

You could do this with other companies in the area too potentially.



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