Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Search Forums

» Welcome to the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum
Showing results 1 to 25 of 28
Search took 0.00 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: jimlewis
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-01-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,305
Posted By jimlewis
Well, I wasn't going to say anything.....but now...

Well, I wasn't going to say anything.....but now that you mention it......... :D





.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-31-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,305
Posted By jimlewis
Come on! $140 per man hour??? Really??? That...

Come on! $140 per man hour??? Really??? That seems a little unbelievable to me. But maybe....

Regardless, the second comment flustered me even more. You're still having trouble keeping your head...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-10-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,699
Posted By jimlewis
So you're basically charging $60 per hour? That...

So you're basically charging $60 per hour? That seems a little high, yes. We would never be able to get away with that. And we service the most wealthy areas of our state. But I can't speak to your...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-10-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,033
Posted By jimlewis
Yah, I used to have that happen back in the old...

Yah, I used to have that happen back in the old days of my business. I got sick of people calling super early, on weekends, late at night, etc. So the solution is;

1) You have a separate business...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-10-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,750
Posted By jimlewis
Applying pre-emergent inside a lawn is odd to us...

Applying pre-emergent inside a lawn is odd to us up here in the Northwest. It's almost never done up here. So it's hard to understand the need for it. But I've been on lawn care forums for long...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-10-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,740
Posted By jimlewis
There are several factors that determine whether...

There are several factors that determine whether we pick up or get delivery.

First, delivery is always best. The question is; is it affordable. If you can get it delivered, this obvious saves you a...
Forum: General Talk 02-13-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,734
Posted By jimlewis
I guess I didn't realize this was Chris' company....

I guess I didn't realize this was Chris' company. I didn't mean to be rude or dog someone's business. I just thought it was someone on this forum saying, "Hey, check out this website you can get your...
Forum: General Talk 02-12-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,734
Posted By jimlewis
I know very well why I pay so much for PPC. It's...

I know very well why I pay so much for PPC. It's a little expensive but well worth the results. For instance, last June our Google Adwords bill was a little over $1350.00. But our total sales just...
Forum: General Talk 02-12-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,734
Posted By jimlewis
Like I said, I don't care too much whether my ads...

Like I said, I don't care too much whether my ads come up on those sites or not. I could specify those exact sites for my ad to come up if I wanted to. Google allows you to place your ads on specific...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-11-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,990
Posted By jimlewis
I used to have a lot of success with door hangers...

I used to have a lot of success with door hangers and flyers. I like that method of canvasing because you're not really bothering anyone. They might just throw it away, but you're not going to piss...
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,020
Posted By jimlewis
The previews made it look a lot like the movie...

The previews made it look a lot like the movie "Jumper" last year, with the Annikin Skywalker dude in it.

The idea is that this guy has special powers where he can move items around with his mind....
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,509
Posted By jimlewis
I just asked because it didn't look like it was...

I just asked because it didn't look like it was done by a professional designer. And I don't mean any offense by that. I know everyone's sensitive to their own work. That's why I asked. I didn't want...
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,475
Posted By jimlewis
It might work, out of sheer embarrassment for the...

It might work, out of sheer embarrassment for the homeowner who owes you. But I don't think any of those neighbors would ever hire you for anything.

Furthermore, all his neighbors probably trust...
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,734
Posted By jimlewis
I don't have geo-targeting set on all my ads. But...

I don't have geo-targeting set on all my ads. But I don't like those kind of ads much anyway. So I give them such a small bid that I don't care so much if they occasionally appear outside the area I...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-11-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,383
Posted By jimlewis
Yah, my wife and I like his show. I like his...

Yah, my wife and I like his show. I like his other show, "Hell's Kitchen" even better.

It's amazing how ridiculously inept some of the restaurant business owners are. They have no balls and can't...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-11-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,800
Posted By jimlewis
I don't think I'd hire anyone under 18. If for no...

I don't think I'd hire anyone under 18. If for no other reason than THEY SHOULD BE IN SCHOOL!

Our maintenance crews work year round. We don't just mow in the 3 months of school break. I can't even...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-11-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,990
Posted By jimlewis
I personally wouldn't do it. But only because I...

I personally wouldn't do it. But only because I wouldn't want to annoy people. I think that can make some people upset with your company.

But as far as results, I bet it works VERY well. Probably...
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,475
Posted By jimlewis
I've seen several sites like this over the years....

I've seen several sites like this over the years. Most of them are gone now. The last and most successful one I remember was clientcheck.net

Great idea. I totally applaud it.

The only problem is...
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,020
Posted By jimlewis
I've been wanting to see that one. I am a movie...

I've been wanting to see that one. I am a movie buff. I typically go see most new movies in the theater. But I haven't been able to go see that movie or Taken yet.

I saw Push the other day. Don't...
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,509
Posted By jimlewis
Who designed that logo, and how much did you pay?

Who designed that logo, and how much did you pay?
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,939
Posted By jimlewis
I don't know of any indemnity letter. But your...

I don't know of any indemnity letter. But your lawyer could easily make one up, if you really wanted.

I have had one or two customers over the last 13 years and hundreds of homes we maintained over...
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,393
Posted By jimlewis
That was a great Superbowl. But I could have done...

That was a great Superbowl. But I could have done without Springsteen. In fact, I left the room for a while when he was on. He's too political these days. I prefer musicians and actors who aren't in...
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,734
Posted By jimlewis
You can do the exact same thing yourself on your...

You can do the exact same thing yourself on your own with your Google Adwords account. You simply create an ad (takes a few minutes), set your bid price, activate geo-targeting inside your Google...
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,501
Posted By jimlewis
Do you have Quickbooks? (If not, you should have...

Do you have Quickbooks? (If not, you should have it).

You can just print out blank invoices in Quickbooks and photocopy them. They will have your company name, address, phone, and all the lines you...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-11-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,178
Posted By jimlewis
There is a lot that goes into figuring out what...

There is a lot that goes into figuring out what to charge. It depends on your specific overhead costs, what your plans for the future of your business are, and what your local market will bear....
Showing results 1 to 25 of 28

 
Forum Jump
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
Today 04:50 AM
by Billy Goat
25 6,414
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 08:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
122 8,538
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Yesterday 08:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 573
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 09:07 PM
Yesterday 07:35 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 195
Hello from CNY
arazucontracting
Yesterday 06:07 PM
Yesterday 06:07 PM
by arazucontracting
0 60
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
Yesterday 04:52 PM
by Steve
4 221
Not sure, but anyone do...
SnowRemoval2k14
Yesterday 12:10 AM
Yesterday 04:49 PM
by Steve
1 167
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
Yesterday 04:45 PM
by Steve
9 634
Mulching beds
Bradcook21
09-21-2014 07:43 AM
Yesterday 04:43 PM
by Steve
3 246
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
Yesterday 04:36 PM
by Steve
3 633
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
Yesterday 04:35 PM
by Steve
12 994
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
09-21-2014 09:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 968
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-19-2014 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,179
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-19-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 1,568
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
09-19-2014 08:17 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 574
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,976
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 425
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 684
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 1,077
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 498
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 837
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 623
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,360
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 5,069
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,273
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 951
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 533
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 638
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 553
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,280
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 1,041
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 1,160
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 523
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 538
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,955
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 780
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,448
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,439
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 951
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,719
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 1,207
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,771
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 648
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,398
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,490
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 868
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,171
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,943
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,261
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 842
Read more about these lawn care business marketing categories.
General Business:
GopherHaul, Podcast
How to Estimate - Services To Offer:
Aeration, Apartment / Condo, bed edging, Color Change Plantings, Dethatching, Edging, Fall Leaf Cleanups, Foreclosed Homes, Gutter Cleaning, Hardscaping, Hedge Trimming, Home Safety Inspection, Irrigation, Landscape Project, Lawn Mower Repair, Mowing, Mulch Jobs, Outdoor decoration, Parking Lot Cleanups, Pet Waste Removal, Pressure Washing, Property Management, Snow plowing, Stump Grinding, Tree Removal
How to Estimate Jobs:
Lawn Care Business:
Barter, Bikini Lawn Care, Business Failure, Business loan, Business Plan, Debt, Debt Collection, Estimate or Proposal Form, Franchise, Fuel surcharge, How to sell, Insurance, Job Tracking, Lawn Care Contract, Lawn Care Customer Survey, Lawn Care Uniform, Lawn Care Videos, Operational Costs, Overhead Costs, Prepay, Pricing, Start up, Tiger Time Lawn Care,
Lawn Care Business Books:
Lawn Care Customers:
Buying customers, Commercial Customers, Customer Retention, How to get, Residential Customers
Lawn Care Employees:
1 Man Lawn Crew, Bonus Pay, training, Your First Employee
lawn care equipment:
bed edger, Lawn Care Truck, Leaf Sweeper, Mower, New Arrival, Trailer, UltraVac
Lawn Care Marketing:
Billboard, Brochure, Business Card, Community Projects To Promote Your Business, Coupons, Cross Promotion / Synergy, Direct Mail, Door hanger, door to door, Free Giveaway Contest, Free Lawn Care Flyer Template, Gift or Discount Cards, home show, Internet, Lawn Care Business Sales Letter, Lawn Care Logo, Lawn Care Marketing, Lawn Care Truck & Trailer Signs, Lawn Care Website, Lawn Signs, Magazine Ad, Magnets, Mailing list, Marketing on Craigslist.com, Newspaper Ads, Parade, Postcards, publicity stunt, Referrals, Review My Lawn Care Marketing Material, t-shirt, Welcoming Kit, Word Of Mouth
Seasonal Promotion Ideas:
4th of July, Armed Forces Day, Christmas, Election Day, Fall, Halloween, Memorial Day, Spring, Summer, Valentine's Day, Veteran's Day, Winter:
Software:
Estimation Software, Landscaper Software, Landscaping Business Software, Landscaping Estimate Software, Landscaping Software, Lawn Care Business Software, Lawn Care Estimating Software, Lawn Care Software, Mowing Software
Uncategorized:
Video:
Website:
Search Engine Optimization
» Lawn Care Business Discussion Categories
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:03 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:03 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy