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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....

my postcard and logo success


Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-08-2010, 08:08 AM
whackbag whackbag is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 5
whackbag is on a distinguished road
Default my postcard and logo success

here is my new post card flyer that has a spot for the price. this technique has done very well for me over the years
Attached Images
File Type: jpg AERATIONKING2.jpg (89.3 KB, 119 views)
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


  #2  
Old 02-09-2010, 03:18 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,519
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome to our forum!

Quote:
here is my new post card flyer
When you say postcard flyer, can you tell us what you mean by that? What kind of paper do you print it out on? Flyer paper or more stiffer postcard stock?

Also, how do you distribute them?
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 02-09-2010, 07:57 PM
CHEESE2009's Avatar
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 73
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 10
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

What are the chances of the customers not being satisfied?

What is satisfaction to them?

As your customer, I would feel safe with you. A business man who is offering to do his work for free if I am unsatisfied, it must mean he'll do a great job.

Though every now & then, you'll bump into the wrong person, & it will annoy you.

Instead of offering it for free if they aren't satisfied, why not, "If you are unsatisfied, we will give you $XX.00 off our next visit" or a discount on any other service you offer.

Once you give them their money back, that's it, you will never be hired by that person again.

If you offer them something else to hire you for, you can redeem yourself & continue doing business with them.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2010, 03:49 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,519
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is a very interesting point. Offering to resolve any issues that occur, but from a marketing stand point, I would figure nothing catches someones eye like 'satisfaction guaranteed or free.'

It would be interesting to experiment with that kind of marketing.
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 02-10-2010, 09:23 PM
whackbag whackbag is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 5
whackbag is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That is a very interesting point. Offering to resolve any issues that occur, but from a marketing stand point, I would figure nothing catches someones eye like 'satisfaction guaranteed or free.'

It would be interesting to experiment with that kind of marketing.
Hey guys great forum you have here by the way. The flyers that i use are all 5x7 photo paper really high gloss. They really do work for me. I have been door knocking and passing them out myself. My website has only been up 1 month and i have already had over 1000 hits. I am not really worried about someone taking advantage of my free guarantee, because it will help me weed out the problem customers. I do have a great advantage though because my 2 past employers over the last 10 years have been weedman and greenlawn...so i pretty well know what the heck not to do, and who pays for lawn care. Also to let you know at the dollar store i can get 20 5x7 for $1 and ink for my printer is $8 at liquidation world, to print 1000 postcards it costs me about 60 bucks. keep up the great work guys!

Last edited by whackbag; 02-10-2010 at 09:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-11-2010, 12:49 AM
ProCut TM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I need to check my local dollar store for 5x7 glossy
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-11-2010, 08:42 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,519
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I do have a great advantage though because my 2 past employers over the last 10 years have been weedman and greenlawn...so i pretty well know what the heck not to do, and who pays for lawn care.
Very fascinating!

What kinds of things stand out in your mind as what not to do?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 02-15-2010, 10:28 PM
Leon Leon is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 6
Leon is on a distinguished road
Default

I love handing out post card, you can past them out very fast. They are a great way you to get people talking, and they are harder for the customer to toss them away. You should upload them to and online printing company and have them printed you can get 5,000 for around $150. I pay $139 fullcolor twosided.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-16-2010, 06:18 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,519
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Leon,

How many different post cards do you keep with you? When do you find it best to hand them out?
__________________
- 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
  #10  
Old 02-16-2010, 06:50 AM
whackbag whackbag is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 5
whackbag is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah that sounds great what website do you use to get that many post cards for that cheap? I live in canada and always find that when i order that many of anything the shipping is like $75.. I usually wait for an estimate generated from the internet and then i plug the area with about 250 postcards. For me it's time consuming because i write the price on the post card, as well as write down the address and generate a customer number at every house i drop one at. The good thing is that i use google to map out my day and have the streetnames already written, o all i have to do is write the customer number and house number and price. The real pain in the *** is when I get home i plug every customer number into a database with address and price quoted, so if the person calls i just need there name...pretty time consuming stuff, but it helps me keep track of every single flyer one by one!

Last edited by whackbag; 02-16-2010 at 06:55 AM.
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
Success!!!!!!!!!! cwr52506 Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 13 08-21-2007 04:40 PM
A success story Steve General Business Discussions 1 06-17-2007 01:55 PM
Logo, Door Hanger Postcard needed Steve Graphic Design Discussions 0 09-19-2006 08:07 PM
A start up success Steve General Business Discussions 2 06-15-2006 07:41 PM
THE ROOT OF SUCCESS Steve General Business Discussions 0 05-23-2006 05:42 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
hey everyone
robert8509
10-22-2014 08:16 PM
Yesterday 11:07 PM
by robert8509
7 225
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 09:19 PM
Yesterday 11:05 PM
by robert8509
9 278
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
Yesterday 04:14 PM
Yesterday 04:14 PM
by madmedic8575
0 58
new to the forum
madmedic8575
Yesterday 02:52 PM
Yesterday 02:52 PM
by madmedic8575
0 55
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 01:23 PM
Yesterday 01:11 PM
by Steve
4 194
My Newest Toy (B.P....
Dan Tanner
10-23-2014 05:50 PM
Yesterday 01:02 PM
by Steve
1 131
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Yesterday 01:00 PM
by Steve
11 899
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 08:07 AM
10-23-2014 11:08 PM
by Chilehead
2 151
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:41 PM
10-23-2014 11:06 PM
by Chilehead
9 354
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
10-20-2014 06:33 AM
10-23-2014 05:55 PM
by biglee
13 464
Hi from SoCal
Jmoney
10-23-2014 11:29 AM
10-23-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
1 120
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-23-2014 12:33 PM
by Steve
5 574
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
10-23-2014 06:12 AM
by ringahding1
4 402
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
10-21-2014 06:20 AM
10-23-2014 05:13 AM
by ringahding1
5 295
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
10-22-2014 01:27 PM
by Steve
6 470
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
10-22-2014 01:23 PM
by Steve
3 447
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:59 PM
10-22-2014 01:19 PM
by Steve
1 219
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-22-2014 08:51 AM
by ringahding1
12 1,583
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
10-22-2014 07:47 AM
by ringahding1
4 1,414
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
10-21-2014 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 716
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
10-21-2014 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 573
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
10-21-2014 01:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
158 11,492
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
10-21-2014 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 320
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
10-20-2014 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,894
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-20-2014 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,381
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
10-20-2014 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 285
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
10-20-2014 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 358
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
10-20-2014 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 809
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
10-20-2014 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,272
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
10-20-2014 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 551
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
10-20-2014 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 391
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 729
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 1,034
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,401
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 752
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 340,373
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 476
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,577
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,584
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,683
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 609
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 771
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 612
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 961
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,615
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 926
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,743
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 1,150
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 1,057
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 694
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex article marketing bark bid blades bob villa charge collections collections subcontractor commercial decorating demonstration ditches edging employee problems estimate exmark ferris first truck gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes honda how much to charge hydraulic installation introduction 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 website marketing mechanic monthly mr dave mulch mulch price new mower past due patio install podcast promotion reo running a business scag scag v-ride search engine optimization seo shell small engine repair snow starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve stihl theft of services toro tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 AM.

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