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? > Starting a lawn care business.

Starting a lawn care business. How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.

Starting My Business


Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-16-2010, 01:46 AM
aduttonater aduttonater is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 92
Rep Power: 7
aduttonater is on a distinguished road
Default Starting My Business

I am a great marketer online. I've started getting little odd jobs here and there, and have actually made them my full time income. Now, I have hired a few people to help me complete jobs here and there. I use their truck and was using their tools until I got my own set. Next on my list of purchases is a truck of my own, but until then, I just need to keep posting ads and working jobs.

I have been eager to start my business as an LLC or Sole Proprietary business, but am not sure if this is a good choice or not at this time. I have only $1000 saved up, and like I said I want to get a truck, and do have living expenses.

Does anybody have any advice that can help me make a right decision?
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 04-16-2010, 08:03 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Why not keep it simple at first and just be a sole proprietor. Do you really need a truck yet? Many members on here have started with a car and a mower in their trunk or on a trailer.

Quote:
I am a great marketer online.
What kinds of things do you feel new lawn care business owners should be doing to improve their online 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
  #3  
Old 04-20-2010, 11:54 PM
aduttonater aduttonater is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 92
Rep Power: 7
aduttonater is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Why not keep it simple at first and just be a sole proprietor. Do you really need a truck yet? Many members on here have started with a car and a mower in their trunk or on a trailer.


What kinds of things do you feel new lawn care business owners should be doing to improve their online marketing?
I need a truck bottom line. Already had a car for free estimates but it was hard to haul loaded bags in the back seat. I sold the car online.

Anybody who would like to improve their online presents should be posting ads locally through craigslist services labor/move as well as farm and garden section. Catch readers attention with a subject line of services that you offer, Leave your phone number, experience level, website, and phone number again. You can also check out the jobs general labor and labor gigs sections on craigslist. Many local people looking for workers will post job descriptions there, and leave either a phone number or email for you to contact them with your contact info.

Those are the two craigslist techniques that have helped me keep my business afloat through online marketing.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-21-2010, 09:56 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How important have you found social networking to be for promoting your business? Things like facebook, twitter or other ways?
__________________
- 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 04-21-2010, 09:59 PM
aduttonater aduttonater is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 92
Rep Power: 7
aduttonater is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
How important have you found social networking to be for promoting your business? Things like facebook, twitter or other ways?
Social Networking does not work. I have tried myspace and facebook unsuccessfully. I think it would be better off to advertise where people are trying to find your service and not just talk about it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-22-2010, 10:38 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What's your view on that though as to why it doesn't work? A lot of forum members spend a lot of time on such sites trying to build up a high level of friends in their area.

As you have experimented with it, whats your view on why the interactions online didn't translate into sales?
__________________
- 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
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
new business, starting a lawn care business

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
starting a new business CFD192 Starting a lawn care business. 8 01-29-2010 10:27 PM
Starting new business CHEESE2009 General Talk 4 09-10-2009 10:52 PM
New Business starting problems? rwslippey Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 38 07-11-2008 05:05 AM
Starting a business with no money and going big Steve General Business Discussions 3 02-25-2007 06:50 PM
Starting a business can be rough Steve General Business Discussions 0 05-14-2006 12:07 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
Today 06:43 AM
by tannerduncan
3 200
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Yesterday 01:01 AM
by myrlage
1,256 444,070
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
Yesterday 12:53 AM
by myrlage
3 1,283
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-26-2016 05:43 PM
by Steve
4 505
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 182
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 267
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 278
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 289
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 761
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,466
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 634
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,536
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 421
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 1,059
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 910
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 752
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 878
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 844
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 3,413
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 AM.

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