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 > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Referral program in your business?


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-28-2006, 06:53 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,828
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you run a referral program in your business? How has it worked out for you?

If you don't why have you chosen not to?

The Referral Advantage - When it comes to their homes, consumers expect high-quality service from a trusted provider. Think about your own experiences with home services providers. Would you let someone you donít trust on your property? Of course not. From the business ownerís perspective, gaining that indispensable consumer trust can often be an uphill battle when relying on traditional advertising, as many mediums are viewed as just that: advertising. Thatís why positioning your business as a quality, customer-focused provider of lawn care services allows you to capitalize on the powerful word-of-mouth promotion that comes from customer referrals.

In a fast-paced industry with countless concerns to address on a daily basis, often business owners spend so much time concentrating on the leads produced by expensive advertising, they neglect the leads right in front of them. Customer referrals have some key advantages that can put your business in a position to succeed and continue to thrive long term with significantly less capital investment than most traditional advertising.
__________________
- 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

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 10-03-2006, 10:26 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I use a $20 referral system for customers. This year I only had 3 people take advantage of it. One customer in particular earned $80 in referrals.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-04-2006, 11:03 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,828
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you think some industries work better with referral systems than others? Or is it just that it takes time to promote 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
  #4  
Old 10-04-2006, 01:24 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

When it comes to our service industry I don't think that it works as good compared to...cable tv, or cell phones, etc. Something that is a solid product, compared to a service
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-05-2006, 08:25 PM
MJK MJK is offline
Members
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 29
Rep Power: 9
MJK
Default

so you gave them a $20 credit kind of thing off there next bill for refering someone to you company?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-05-2006, 08:31 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

yup, customers can only earn credit, no cash back if they refer a customer, and that customer uses our services
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-06-2006, 12:08 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,828
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

This makes me wonder what other kind companys an lco could partner up with to provide a gift card for new referrals.
__________________
- 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 10-13-2006, 06:58 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Perhaps if they are a chamber member, offer customers chamber cash. This can be used at any one of the local chambers member businesses
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-16-2006, 12:57 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,828
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh I have never heard of that kind of promotion. Have you heard anything about how that works? Does it work well?
__________________
- 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

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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Contact last years...
googus
Today 09:13 AM
Today 09:13 AM
by googus
0 8
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
Today 08:52 AM
by Chilehead
20 3,078
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
Today 08:46 AM
by Chilehead
43 15,942
New to the forum
LCRobert
01-26-2015 10:21 PM
Today 12:35 AM
by LCRobert
4 86
adding something new...
veteranslawncaresystems
Today 12:13 AM
Today 12:13 AM
by veteranslawncaresystems
0 23
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
Yesterday 09:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
43 10,222
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
Yesterday 07:30 PM
by avetslawncare
11 320
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
Yesterday 12:30 PM
Yesterday 07:24 PM
by avetslawncare
4 74
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
Yesterday 07:06 PM
by avetslawncare
5 729
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
Yesterday 05:38 PM
by avetslawncare
28 9,343
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
5 145
New to group
ron@alpine
Yesterday 08:45 AM
Yesterday 01:29 PM
by Steve
1 42
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
Yesterday 01:27 PM
by Steve
13 564
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
Yesterday 07:55 AM
by ringahding1
9 498
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
Yesterday 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 284
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
Yesterday 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 228
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
01-25-2015 09:34 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 521
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,553
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 115
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 345
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 134
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 256
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 250
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 302
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 467
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 282
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 632
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 361
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,139
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 529
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,456
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 386
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 444
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 274
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 201
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,801
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 646
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 337
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,815
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,583
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
01-12-2015 06:19 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
4 478
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
01-12-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
10 1,102
Leaf cleanup
Bradcook21
01-09-2015 02:21 PM
01-12-2015 12:22 PM
by Jamesw86
4 452
Has Anyone Used Plowz ?
dpld
01-08-2014 12:14 PM
01-11-2015 02:17 PM
by burtle
20 3,411
What to pay help
Bradcook21
01-07-2015 01:32 PM
01-08-2015 07:01 PM
by Steve
1 472
Need a trailer
googus
01-07-2015 09:40 AM
01-08-2015 10:24 AM
by Upscale2
7 595
Do you guys charge buy...
burtle
01-02-2015 09:58 PM
01-07-2015 08:37 PM
by Shark1611
14 951
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 07:05 PM
01-07-2015 07:05 PM
by greyhound
18 2,187
Need advice please
CHenricks
01-06-2015 01:17 AM
01-07-2015 03:34 PM
by Steve
4 556
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
01-07-2015 03:32 PM
by Steve
9 699
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment bid apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush care collections deliquentaccounts ditches edging employee problems equipment rental estimate first truck flyers foreman four wheel drive georgia google gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mr dave mulch new mower past due per hour charge per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride running a business savannah search engine optimization seo shell small engine repair square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee web design
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 AM.

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