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Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.
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Scott,

Do you have any advice especially for those starting out, what kind of return on their marketing dollar they should be looking to get?
Absolutely nothing! Lmao...

I'm not doing too well right now with lawn service but we'll see how it goes in time. Even after flyers & all, I think just cutting at least one lawn will draw attention to others. Many customers try to change the company they are with within the first month, especially in these times we could see a lot of customers needing a lower price & not just wanting one.

My area in Montreal: Pierrefonds, Dollard des Ormeaux, has over 20+ companies competing with each other.

Prices here range from;
$400.00 - $600.00 from what I know.

You either have to be a lot less expensive then everyone, or have had the time to start inexpensive & raise your prices over a few years to keep your customer base, this probably has a high failure rate in these times.
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to answer your question;

I have handed out 12,000 flyers & received maybe 12 calls

Handing out 500 business cards I have received 8 calls

Consistent advertising on craigslist.com I have recieved 24 calls

44 calls, & maybe only 6 hire me.

2 for gutters = $70.00
1 for brick work = $100.00
1 for weeding = $75.00
1 for small cleanup= $40.00
1 for lawn service = $420.00

Another 8 people are going to "get back to me" & they mentioned that I'm the best option.
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