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Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 02-18-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,051
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Phishing Scam

I did get my first lead from craigslist, and have had some success selling and buying things from there, but what I shared in this thread was obviously a phishing scam.

A phishing scam is an...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 02-17-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,051
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Phishing scam from craigslist

Look at this phishing scam I just got from c-list...

Respondent to my listing on craigslist:

I m looking for a reliable and honest person to help in taking care of my orchard..I will soon be moving...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-16-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,893
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
True, Steve. Gotta get some revenue first though....

True, Steve. Gotta get some revenue first though. I think I can handle a lot about 2/3 of an acre pretty well with what I got, although I'll come home very sweaty, sore, and covered with weed guts...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-15-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,893
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Not a bad idea, $75 for the first hour and $50...

Not a bad idea, $75 for the first hour and $50 thereafter...I can't wait to see the place, and will post a pic for sure. Years ago, I did a property that was about 2/3 of an acre, with pretty steep...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-15-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,893
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
My Second Bid

Looks like this Chamber of Commerce stuff might be working out for me! A lady there said she'd like me to give her an estimate on how much I would charge to knock down overgrown weeds.

She estimates...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 02-15-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,820
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
I like the bright colors, and the creative...

I like the bright colors, and the creative anglular positioning of the business card in the middle. I also like the nice big house in the picture, which I think communicates classiness. My only...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-14-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,343
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Ya, I've been looking into getting a utility...

Ya, I've been looking into getting a utility trailer like that. I'll have to install a trailer assembly on my truck, about $225 or so, then I've been shopping around on craigslist. Thing is, my funds...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,343
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
I cleared all this brush out on Saturday. A...

I cleared all this brush out on Saturday. A learning experience, indeed.
7:45-8:15am: pick up U-Haul rental truck, travel to customer site. 30 min.
8:15-9:45: Clear up small missed weeds, load brush...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-13-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,123
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Thanks, I've put one in the library where I plan...

Thanks, I've put one in the library where I plan to do business, and one in the Chamber of Commerce. We've got raind lately, but when it clears up, I'll be going door-to-door with business cards.
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-13-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,643
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Well, I didn't make it to the Hawaiian shirt...

Well, I didn't make it to the Hawaiian shirt mixer because of traffic, but there happened to be another one closer by, which I attended. I exchanged a few cards, got some compliments on my...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-09-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,643
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Chamber of Commerce

My new business cards arrived! Now I'm armed and ready to market! Have any of you tried the Chamber of Commerce? I dropped in a few weeks ago to ask what they might do to help me promote my business,...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-08-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,123
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Flyer revision

Ok, I revamped my flyer with my new colors, logo, and contact info. What do you think?

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/RascalTom/WeedTerminatorFlyer3.jpg
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-08-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,695
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
LOL Nice! Cool! I mean COLD!

LOL Nice! Cool! I mean COLD!
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 02-08-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,857
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Will, Yes, they passed a resolution at the...

Will, Yes, they passed a resolution at the meeting last night to add the cost of the weed abatement to the property owner's property tax as a lien. I looked up the rates the county charges. For what...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-08-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,954
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Pandorum? The movie where everybody was put into...

Pandorum? The movie where everybody was put into cryogenic stasis, and woke up 900 years later to find others had evolved? Dude.
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 02-08-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,857
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Thanks Steve! The revised cards are still on...

Thanks Steve! The revised cards are still on order, and I look forward to getting them out there to my targeted properties.

This evening, I gave a couple of the cards I do have to the local Fire...
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 02-08-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,852
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Hi, I like your green theme and vibrant...

Hi,
I like your green theme and vibrant pictures. They bring to mind healthiness and liveliness. I also like the variety of different links you've included on there, and you're reasoning about why...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-08-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,343
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Those figures are about right, only I'll be...

Those figures are about right, only I'll be renting a U-Haul for $30+, which I will definitely figure into upcoming bids. It will be a 17' box truck, and I'll just use a pitchfork to load the four...
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 02-07-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,857
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
backside

and here's the back...

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/RascalTom/WTbusinesscardback.jpg
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 02-07-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,857
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
revision/work in progress

A revision of my business card, email address, and website. I ordered a batch of these so I can get started. Better?

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/RascalTom/WTbusinesscardordered.jpg
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-07-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,343
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
first bid

I didn't measure the property, but I think it's about a 50'-60' by maybe 25' plot. I was a little bold, thinking I could get the cutting done in a couple hours, and today, actually got it done in...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-03-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,343
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
bidding gauge

Thanks a ton, guys. This is exactly why I'm on this forum. Seeing as this is my first bid, and I'll have no dump fees for one load next Saturday because it's a local dump to me in Milpitas, I decided...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-03-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,266
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Thanks Sect, The silhouette idea was Steve's, and...

Thanks Sect,
The silhouette idea was Steve's, and getting that perspective on the lettering was a pain! LOL I had to look up how to do it, spent all day!
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-03-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,266
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
Thanks Steve

I can see what you mean, Steve. My intention is to use this logo together on magnetic signs/flyers/ future business cards with Weed Terminator clearly printed, which hopefully will make it easy to...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-03-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,343
Posted By WeedTerminatorTom
My First Bid

I got a chance to bid on a brush-clearing job! I think I bid very cheap at $100, especially since my customer wants both cutting and clearing of the brush, but I'm going to consider this first job...
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