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.

The best way to get new customers FAST as


Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-03-2010, 10:05 PM
Dan5082 Dan5082 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 5
Dan5082 is on a distinguished road
Default The best way to get new customers FAST as

Do more door to door advertising . This is what I was thinking what if I could pay $50 for every person to sign up . Listen to what I did I put out a posting on craigslist looking for canvassers and wrote that they earn $50 for every person to sign up to my services. So then after I got a person to do it and thought about it I realized that I could have 10 people going door to door for me and it would not matter beacause I did not pay hourly so . I basicky had my own army all from craigslist . AND did it work sure it did . I got 5 nw accounts in just a couple days . It's great I keep looking for more people to go door to door. Imagine 25 people going door to door for you . Walking around for free. And I only pay them when a coustomer signs up for my services .... That's right a whole years worth of lawn care . And the best part is by the track I'm on I'll cover my whole city within a month.
__________________
Accrate lawncare LLC
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 11-03-2010, 10:48 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,603
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Oh Ok I saw you posted this in another post too.

Can you tell us a little about this?

Did you get those 5 customers just from one person canvassing the area?

What do you train them to say?

Also at what point do you pay 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 11-03-2010, 11:54 PM
Dan5082 Dan5082 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 5
Dan5082 is on a distinguished road
Default I tell them

I have them Made a uniform , a jacket with our name and a hat as well and then they go house to house talking about our services and lawn care and nit only that but I have a special that if they sign up we give them a free pressure washing worth up to $100 and you might be surprised how well it works . The five customers was from me and another person but now I have aroun five people . So I basically don't have to anything . And I can always get more.
__________________
Accrate lawncare LLC
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-03-2010, 11:56 PM
Dan5082 Dan5082 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 5
Dan5082 is on a distinguished road
Default Oh and

The way I made it is so I can't lose I only pay them once I customer signs up! That way I can have as many canvassers as I want .
__________________
Accrate lawncare LLC
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-04-2010, 12:03 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,603
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is genius!

What is included in the power washing? Is that a house or a driveway or what?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 11-04-2010, 07:58 AM
Dan5082 Dan5082 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 5
Dan5082 is on a distinguished road
Default The power washing gets even better

I do Just the driveway for free the the people see and they want everything done ... Side walks steps backyard patio .. So they have to pay . An I found that I can charge higher and they will still want to have me do it . So it works great . It work because no other lawn care comapany dies that so I get so much more business .
__________________
Accrate lawncare LLC
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-04-2010, 11:51 AM
cmpenn67 cmpenn67 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Baytown, Tx
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 5
cmpenn67 is on a distinguished road
Default

This is absolutely genius!! Do you have a copy of the craigslist add that you put out for people? Do you screen them or do you just let anyone go out there and promote your business? Also how do you set prices? Do you teach them what you would bid for a job?

Just thought I would throw those questions out there because I'm sure many people will like your wonderful Idea.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-04-2010, 04:14 PM
Dan5082 Dan5082 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 5
Dan5082 is on a distinguished road
Default Ya sure

I write a craigslist ad saying that I am looking for some to go canvassing and since I'm in a huge city .. Chicago I get tons of people and then I have then send me a picture of themselves . I look for people that look smart and clean cut . Then after I get a few people I train them to write down all the house that they talked to and requested estimates then they would call me and I would give them a qoute I guess I could have them do the estamites but I would also want to meet the customer. On my ad I write I'm looking for canvassers for Arlington hts . And if they call me great
__________________
Accrate lawncare LLC
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-04-2010, 06:37 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

I have done this, during last fall.

It's nice, though in reality these people may make your business look bad if they aren't instructed properly or are lousy on giving a pitch.

You want them to represent your business and be able to answer any question(s). Unfortunately, they cannot - you will always forget to inform them about a certain detail.

It's less walking for you, though you spend a lot of time training and worrying about these fools ruining your image.


Sure, they aren't going to throw out flyers as they are paid per job you get - though they could end up LYING to potential customers in order to attract them.

I had a guy tell a customer we'll lower a price... Didn't help the business at all.

You must be hands on at all times, trust is not something we should count on to grow our business.


Just my opinion. There are loopholes everywhere, and it's human nature to find them.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-04-2010, 06:46 PM
Dan5082 Dan5082 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 5
Dan5082 is on a distinguished road
Default Ya I understand what you mean

That is why I have a BACKGROUND cheek done so I can see their history and so far I haven't had any problems since another thing I do is have them call me whenever anyone needs a estimate . So I can not lose ... That is how I run my business .
__________________
Accrate lawncare LLC
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
Help fast? jasonw Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 5 06-25-2010 01:31 PM
Fast Signs makbootzy Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 16 04-04-2008 09:00 PM
Fast or slow? Steve General Talk 1 12-26-2006 03:09 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
Yesterday 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 456
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
Yesterday 10:38 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 129
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
Yesterday 10:01 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 89
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Yesterday 05:56 PM
by AGPS
9 255
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
Yesterday 02:42 PM
by stevef1201
22 6,063
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
11-21-2014 09:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
174 13,923
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-21-2014 09:38 PM
by TRV
6 1,246
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-21-2014 09:33 PM
by TRV
3 129
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
11-21-2014 08:02 PM
by stevef1201
4 292
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
11-21-2014 07:05 PM
by acrajchel
13 347
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 84
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
11-21-2014 06:32 PM
by Steve
7 188
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
11-21-2014 06:07 PM
by acrajchel
15 449
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 903
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 455
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 1,821
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,417
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,163
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 733
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 496
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 436
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 297
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,330
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 222
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 486
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,565
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,673
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 31,780
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,647
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 398
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 600
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 294
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 353
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,292
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 580
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 489
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
11-10-2014 01:25 PM
by Steve
2 323
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 280
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 295
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 527
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 341
New to the business
jcurr33
11-05-2014 03:21 PM
11-07-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
1 396
Lines
Matther777
11-04-2014 02:19 PM
11-07-2014 12:54 PM
by Steve
1 436
hello, new to this site
tonyorwig
10-31-2014 10:49 PM
11-04-2014 02:24 PM
by tonyorwig
3 630
Aloha from Hawaii.
Gary R
11-02-2014 12:44 AM
11-03-2014 03:02 PM
by Steve
1 535
Pavers
crieg122
10-28-2014 03:49 PM
10-31-2014 01:49 PM
by Steve
6 845
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 02:59 PM
10-31-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
5 1,162
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 10:19 PM
10-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Max Wagner
30 3,271
Gie-review / What's new...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-25-2014 10:19 AM
10-31-2014 10:30 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 1,090
Business Name
sanchez5
10-29-2014 12:55 AM
10-31-2014 06:51 AM
by ringahding1
10 957
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 apartment complex auger bark bob villa care charge collections commercial demonstration edging employee problems exmark ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes hills holiday how much to charge jobs john deere quik trac labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lighting lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business mechanic monthly mowing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness past due patio install podcast pto push versus ride savannah scag scripts seo shell sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business stihl sulky theft toro toro grand stand trailer mate pro tree turfgrass consulting walk behind walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM.

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