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

» Welcome to the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum
View Single Post
Old 09-08-2009, 01:40 AM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default New Marketting Idea


I thought that I should go all out before winter & advertise my lawn service to my neighbors NOW.

I will go by each house & say, "I will ONLY charge you $15.00 to cut your entire yard, to see if you'd be interested in hiring my service next year"

Now this is for me personally, I'm coming up with a lot of free time & really wanna make some extra pocket cash.

I also hate having free time, & don't mind working just to make a dime with free advertising.

Sure I'll be used, people will pay me $15.00 and have me do their lawn without every hiring me, but I will make $15.00

As a reminder, I don't care about my time currently. But I thought I'd test out this strategy, someones gotta try different things & I think I'll be that guy!

$15.00 is a steal, everyone will most likely accept. If I put in 5 hours & bang out 15 lawns, $225.00 is mine.

A bit refuels my equipment, the rest is pocket money.

The day I do this will be brutal, but better than doing nothing all day. I could possibly get a few customers out of it, being a neighbor might just sucker them in

They can see the quality of the work done, the care I put into their lawn.

Though right now MIGHT be a bad idea because the cold weather has shifted the terrain around causing my mower to bob all over the place.

I'm still gonna do it!

GOOD IDEA? I want your opinions.

Personally I believe it depends on the person, if they are willing to do the amount of work for cheap pay.

Then again, there is no grass down here currently, it's all pretty much done for, so $15.00 is just for me to leave straight tire marks in the lawns.

Once again, this is something I'd rather do then sit on my butt.
Reply With Quote
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Don't pick up those...
11-11-2015 08:04 AM
Yesterday 02:06 AM
by Jeff B
4 832
02-17-2015 05:25 PM
11-28-2015 09:07 PM
by RonSonlawncare
10 1,150
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 07:58 AM
11-28-2015 08:43 PM
by RonSonlawncare
8 230
Gutter cleaning
05-31-2015 04:16 PM
11-28-2015 11:08 AM
by SC93
9 1,178
Never been happier
Mr. Mow
11-28-2015 08:39 AM
11-28-2015 10:58 AM
by SC93
1 64
Anti-Ice or De-Icing...
11-27-2015 11:04 PM
11-27-2015 11:04 PM
by nwgirl
0 59
Hi, new member looking...
11-24-2015 06:03 PM
11-27-2015 07:31 PM
by taylorgreen325
2 206
ATV Plowing and Services...
11-24-2015 07:55 PM
11-27-2015 02:06 PM
by Steve
4 238
Help a Brother Out -...
01-23-2012 05:19 PM
11-23-2015 05:25 PM
by Steve
90 31,839
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 08:34 AM
11-17-2015 11:43 AM
by Steve
20 1,997
First house clean up,...
11-04-2015 06:28 PM
11-14-2015 06:12 AM
by Brian3137
12 1,066
Leaf removal
11-09-2015 01:17 PM
11-13-2015 08:13 PM
by Bradcook21
8 987
Any feedback on Toro...
Ian Lovejoy
11-12-2015 08:46 AM
11-12-2015 02:59 PM
by Steve
1 565
buying existing company
11-11-2015 10:51 AM
11-11-2015 06:49 PM
by Steve
1 755
Snow Plowing /...
11-06-2015 06:28 AM
11-11-2015 09:15 AM
by kslawn
8 1,031
Has anyone created an...
11-11-2015 07:52 AM
11-11-2015 07:52 AM
by mark123
0 696
Buying a business
11-01-2015 12:50 PM
11-10-2015 06:54 PM
by Steve
15 2,270
Rocky Newbe
11-06-2015 06:09 AM
11-09-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
3 851
Say Hello !!!
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-09-2015 06:01 PM
by Steve
1,239 423,988
Scored 2 Freebies Tonight
08-07-2009 04:14 AM
11-09-2015 05:52 PM
by Steve
16 6,341
Customers dodging the...
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
11-08-2015 05:36 PM
by Chilehead
4 871
Starting a mowing...
10-23-2015 06:55 PM
11-05-2015 12:47 AM
by Steve
9 4,249
Property Pricing
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
11-04-2015 06:35 PM
by Brian3137
6 2,120
What am I looking at...
09-14-2015 04:51 PM
11-02-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
31 5,648
starting organic...
10-04-2015 01:22 PM
11-02-2015 05:46 PM
by Steve
4 4,222
Mister Joe in...
Mister Joe
10-30-2015 08:40 PM
11-02-2015 05:43 PM
by Steve
6 2,021
Three Year In -...
Ian Lovejoy
10-26-2015 11:21 AM
11-02-2015 05:41 PM
by Steve
9 4,232
Mowing golf course
10-31-2015 07:11 PM
11-02-2015 05:03 PM
by SC93
10 2,121
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, 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:
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
Search Engine Optimization
» Lawn Care Business Discussion Categories
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 AM.

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 AM.

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