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, 07:48 AM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 37
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, 09:42 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,192
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, 10:34 AM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 37
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, 10:57 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,192
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, 12:22 PM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 37
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 07:13 AM
My flyer ritchiem Graphic Design Discussions 2 02-19-2008 03:46 PM
Flyer Help Shea4130 General Business Discussions 2 07-26-2007 08:13 PM
new flyer Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 5 07-21-2007 09:20 PM
flyer jason11zz General Business Discussions 5 02-25-2004 05:21 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
New from Texas
Livingston Lawn Care
Yesterday 11:17 AM
Today 08:10 AM
by Livingston Lawn Care
2 79
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
Yesterday 11:29 AM
Today 07:34 AM
by Livingston Lawn Care
4 87
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 12:20 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
78 4,458
Left handed edging with...
SGL1
07-23-2014 08:59 PM
Yesterday 10:56 PM
by SGL1
10 195
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
Yesterday 06:31 PM
by mattthelawnguy
13 445
Echo Edger 'Neutral'
WesleySnips
Yesterday 05:28 PM
Yesterday 05:58 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 54
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by WesleySnips
13 560
You know it;s gonna be a...
stevef1201
Yesterday 08:50 AM
Yesterday 01:34 PM
by Steve
1 71
Customer letters
kslawn
07-23-2014 06:17 AM
Yesterday 01:20 PM
by Steve
5 162
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
07-24-2014 07:09 PM
by SGL1
29 1,220
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
07-24-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
13 345
Should I ?
googus
07-22-2014 04:06 PM
07-24-2014 12:10 PM
by Steve
4 182
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
07-24-2014 06:46 AM
by kslawn
15 886
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
07-24-2014 06:38 AM
by kslawn
3 194
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
07-24-2014 06:28 AM
by kslawn
3 242
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
07-23-2014 05:37 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 274
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
07-23-2014 12:42 PM
by Steve
3 178
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
07-23-2014 12:40 PM
by Steve
15 1,376
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
07-23-2014 11:48 AM
by Steve
4 220
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
07-23-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
3 125
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
07-22-2014 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 260
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 650
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 487
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 273
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 580
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 159
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 164
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 714
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 1,028
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 751
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 687
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 319,381
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-15-2014 11:56 AM
by Steve
5 258
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,703
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 443
Lowballers
Chaz
07-11-2014 03:55 PM
07-14-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
5 364
My new side job
Sprinkler Buddy
05-10-2014 05:23 AM
07-14-2014 12:15 PM
by Steve
10 822
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
07-13-2014 10:36 PM
by GoGreenerKS
10 555
New Mower and Trailer
Chaz
06-25-2014 12:04 PM
07-13-2014 06:25 PM
by SGL1
7 558
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
07-12-2014 07:36 PM
by SGL1
21 1,877
Fuel and fuel additives
SGL1
07-06-2014 10:23 AM
07-11-2014 07:53 PM
by SGL1
15 542
Questions for a patchy...
jumcgee
07-09-2014 08:42 AM
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
1 211
toro proline blades wont...
boog
06-25-2014 06:26 PM
07-11-2014 05:28 AM
by kslawn
18 647
Contents of Marketing to...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-09-2014 05:25 PM
07-10-2014 03:23 PM
by Steve
3 306
Shindaiwa
CLB454
05-13-2014 09:04 PM
07-10-2014 03:04 PM
by Steve
14 789
Starting New in FL
mmcuttrim
08-06-2010 09:22 AM
07-10-2014 02:44 PM
by Steve
48 11,278
Bid help 45 on acre...
Priggan
06-26-2014 12:56 PM
07-09-2014 08:38 AM
by kslawn
7 521
need help bidding fence...
veteranslawncaresystems
07-03-2014 10:33 AM
07-08-2014 12:00 PM
by Steve
5 386
Trimmer or Knife?
gwilson98
07-04-2014 09:56 PM
07-07-2014 02:41 PM
by Steve
6 354
Started a New Solar Lawn...
Solar Lawn Care
06-08-2013 01:40 AM
07-07-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
37 7,430
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 ads birdscaping care charge collections subcontractor commercial craigslist credit card processing customers ecosymbiosis employee problems exmark ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul grass gravely holiday honda how much to charge how to bid hydraulic installation invoice kawasaki labor cost late lawn lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf cleanup leaf removal lesco marketing mowing mulch estimate native plants new buisness office management online classifieds podcast rotating scag scag v-ride search engine optimization season seo sprayer starting a business steep lawns stihl theft of services tips toro tractor auger trailer mate pro truck new used landscape upsell walk behind walker winter money making ideas won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 PM.

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