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 > Business > Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.

Flyer


Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 02-03-2010, 08:48 AM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 38
Posts: 199
Rep Power: 6
psparaco is on a distinguished road
Default

I put my flyer in doors of elderly people and single women who have younger children who arent old enough to be doing shoveling as a chore for their parents. Most women around here wont shovel at all. Except for the senior citizen behind me. She is a stubborn woman and always shovels and mows her own lawn. but i help her from time to time for free. She gave me over 400 lbs of landscaping bricks for free last year so i tend to lend her a hand with hard to reach things that need trimmed or like yesterday. i offered to salt her driveway for free. no big deal. she has lived here for over 30 years and i have been here for 5+ years.

On a higher note. I was in homedepot last night picking up more bags of salt to prepare for today and this weekend's coming storm. I ran into a woman who was also picking up salt. Turns out, I live on the 1000 block of my road. She lives on the 500 block. I gave her my flyer I rode by her home on my way home. did an estimate for snow removal and a soft estimate for lawn care. A soft estimate is one you do without walking the grounds and just give it a 5 min look. while u stay in your car. The yard is easy no excessive obstacles, fenced yard. Very easy. Snow is easy too. just alot of sidewalk like my parent's home.

Anyway. She calls me last night and we set up an appt for snow removal today and also told me i would be needed for the snow storm this coming weekend. she also said she would consider me for lawn care in the spring-summer-fall time. Since i told her a basic bio of my background and why i got into landscaping. she told me she thinks i need the money more than who usually does her yard and our rates are the same. So she is giving me a chance and if i do a good job with the snow removal. she will consider hiring me for the lawn maintenance. She did call already this morning and canceled the snow removal cause her fiance is going to do it since it's already melting and isnt much as we expected to get but definetly woudl be calling me for this weekend. So the probability of picking her up as a customer for grass is highly likely. I am happy. Plus she told me her neighbors are mostly elderly. So i plan to ask her if she can see is any of her neighbors need my services for summer. Maybe give her a finders discount or a free mowing here or there. Not sure how i'll do it just yet. I'll keep you all posted. Time to go shovel my driveway. Little one goes into school late today. Lucky me.

until next time.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 02-03-2010, 10:42 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,007
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
I put my flyer in doors of elderly people and single women who have younger children who arent old enough to be doing shoveling as a chore for their parents.
How would the average lawn care business owner know who these people are and where they live? What do you suggest as to finding these ideal customers?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-03-2010, 11:34 AM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 38
Posts: 199
Rep Power: 6
psparaco is on a distinguished road
Default

The average lawn care business wouldnt know unless its in their current neighborhood. The alley behind me touches the backs of 80 townhomes. So on a daily basis in the summer you tend to see just about everyone out and about from kids playing in the alley to people just out enjoying the nice warm weather. I know when people move or get evicted. When people move in. You just have to be conscience of your surroundings. Our family is out alot in the summer. Actually my daughter and I weather permitting go out bike riding in the alleys alot. As long as its above 40 degrees, no ice ice or slush in the alley and sidwalks or wet period. We are 9 out of 10 times out. Larger single family home neighborhoods are harder cause the houses are farther apart so most would tend to know 10-15 homes and who live in them. Depends on how long you lived there and so on. For example. My parent's home i grew up in and lived there for 25 years from birth. So i know 50-100 owners, how many kids they have, who actually lives in the home or has moved out on their own. With time you tend to get to know everyone in your little pleasantville area. It seems that way where I grew up. lol.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-03-2010, 11:57 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,007
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is great! Do you keep business cards on you when you are out like that? Or do you wear a company tshirt?

It seems like coming into contact with all those folks could really give you great marketing opportunities.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-03-2010, 01:22 PM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 38
Posts: 199
Rep Power: 6
psparaco is on a distinguished road
Default

winter time i have kept the snow flyers in the glove box and summer. the lawn care flyers. like 1-5.

now last year when i put flyers out door to door. i made a spread sheet on excel of every single address a flyer was put in a mailbox. what day/time it was put in the box. and then another column for what day/time they called for service. also another column for if they signed a contract with us. that was how i detemined how much of a gain i had. 20 flyers. 15 called. 10 signed. etc. and each lawn was pre estimated so in case they called, the price was already presented to them on the phone since i did the pre inspection while i was doing the door to door flyer distribution. If the person wanted to hire me. I took the general service agreement, entered all their info in the contract so it was neatly typed and the only hand written part was our signitures. printed 2 copies. they kept one. i kept one. they signed my copy and both copies are already pre signed by me. i have a jpg of my signiture on the word file. so they didnt have to sign their own copy of it. saved me from having to visit them again to give them their copy. next time i saw them was when i was mowing or picking up my payments.

each tab in my workbook was for each classified neighborhood. as you know in baltimore you have sub divisions called rosedale towson and even smaller neighborhoods called something else like high point that you wont find on general maps but only detailed maps. dont need a picture of their home. google maps helps with that mostly. the power of the internet. gotta love it.
Well i am headed out. Found an ad on craiglist today for a lawn service maintenance business that performs tune ups and they can sharpen my mower blades for 6 bucks each so i am gonna do that instead of doing it myself and they are like 10 min up the road so . talk to yall later.

paul
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new flyer lawn-guy Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 4 03-17-2009 08:13 AM
My flyer ritchiem Graphic Design Discussions 2 02-19-2008 04:46 PM
Flyer Help Shea4130 General Business Discussions 2 07-26-2007 09:13 PM
new flyer Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 5 07-21-2007 10:20 PM
flyer jason11zz General Business Discussions 5 02-25-2004 06:21 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Starting a legit...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
Yesterday 08:19 PM
Today 08:53 AM
by CurbAppeal1
2 50
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
Today 08:43 AM
by SGL1
18 555
Ground Guys
Pattersonllc
Yesterday 07:49 PM
Yesterday 10:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 45
How do YOU charge your...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
03-02-2015 09:28 PM
Yesterday 08:19 PM
by Bradcook21
3 117
Small dovetail truck...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 07:47 PM
Yesterday 07:47 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
0 33
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
Yesterday 07:33 PM
by CurbAppeal1
25 7,761
Front page google...
CurbAppeal1
Yesterday 06:04 PM
Yesterday 07:28 PM
by CurbAppeal1
4 60
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 04:21 PM
Yesterday 07:20 PM
by CurbAppeal1
18 372
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
Yesterday 06:47 PM
by BladesofSteel
14 2,000
Doug With Blades Of...
BladesofSteel
03-03-2015 08:40 PM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by BladesofSteel
2 65
hoa bid
Bradcook21
Yesterday 07:12 AM
Yesterday 04:49 PM
by Steve
2 85
Incentives for potential...
rmccutchan
02-02-2015 12:09 AM
Yesterday 04:06 PM
by Steve
13 875
Kawasaki Control Assembly
rsanchez1203
03-03-2015 04:21 PM
Yesterday 04:04 PM
by Steve
10 172
All NEW BRASS Black Rain...
BlackRain75
03-03-2015 10:07 PM
Yesterday 02:33 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 58
Moss in grass in the...
tk4454
05-17-2013 12:19 AM
Yesterday 09:08 AM
by Moki
4 1,610
Jesse with Curb Appeal...
CurbAppeal1
03-03-2015 01:44 PM
03-03-2015 06:48 PM
by CurbAppeal1
12 158
New guy from Columbia, SC
holymoly
03-03-2015 05:27 PM
03-03-2015 06:10 PM
by Steve
1 50
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
03-02-2015 10:59 AM
03-03-2015 06:08 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 124
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
03-03-2015 05:56 PM
by Steve
45 1,522
What's include in a bid?
ppl
03-02-2015 01:19 PM
03-03-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
9 216
New Website
brian'slawncare
03-01-2015 06:35 PM
03-03-2015 05:48 PM
by Steve
8 179
New Lawn Care Business
S&Z Lawncare
03-02-2015 04:13 PM
03-03-2015 05:39 PM
by Steve
3 130
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
02-27-2015 01:07 PM
03-03-2015 05:23 PM
by joshlawncare
7 177
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
03-03-2015 02:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,051
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
03-03-2015 01:26 PM
by jrs.landscaping
30 681
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
03-03-2015 10:38 AM
by brian'slawncare
9 820
pros and cons on...
Wolf4dk
03-02-2015 12:26 AM
03-02-2015 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 155
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
03-02-2015 08:32 PM
by Bradcook21
7 302
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
03-02-2015 04:57 PM
by Steve
5 385
Hi from the beautiful...
nwgirl
02-07-2015 06:01 AM
03-02-2015 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 674
Online Estimator
acrajchel
03-01-2015 05:58 PM
03-02-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
3 143
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
03-02-2015 11:05 AM
by nwgirl
4 612
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
03-02-2015 10:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
16 694
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
03-01-2015 01:46 PM
by Chilehead
8 644
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
02-27-2015 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,894
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,811
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 560
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 165
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 153
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 185
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,850
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 292
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 280
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,915
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 731
2nd year advice anyone
Bradcook21
02-18-2015 07:00 PM
02-24-2015 05:15 PM
by Bradcook21
14 721
need help
lawnexpers115
02-23-2015 05:36 PM
02-24-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
3 320
Hello People
nativikee
02-23-2015 07:17 PM
02-24-2015 02:43 PM
by Steve
4 320
New member
qua ke zik 001
02-23-2015 11:24 AM
02-23-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 272
New Video
Sprinkler Buddy
02-22-2015 09:18 PM
02-23-2015 03:19 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 296
» Popular Tags
4wd ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts design ditches employee problems equipment rental ferris first truck flyers foreman four wheel drive free advertising gopherhaul growing a lawn care business hiring husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride running a business secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 AM.

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