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, 09:05 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, 09:48 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,223
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, 10:54 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, 10:56 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 11-03-2010, 11:03 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,223
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, 06:58 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, 10:51 AM
cmpenn67 cmpenn67 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Baytown, Tx
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 6
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, 03:14 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, 05:37 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
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, 05:46 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 12:31 PM
Fast Signs makbootzy Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 16 04-04-2008 08:00 PM
Fast or slow? Steve General Talk 1 12-26-2006 02:09 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
Today 03:05 PM
by holymoly
23 5,390
lawn care business...
holymoly
Today 02:56 PM
Today 02:56 PM
by holymoly
0 1
color fliers?
holymoly
Today 02:32 PM
Today 02:32 PM
by holymoly
0 8
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
Today 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 332
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
Yesterday 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 209
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
Yesterday 09:35 PM
by avetslawncare
20 724
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
Yesterday 08:58 PM
by SC93
10 275
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 08:40 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
53 4,927
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
Yesterday 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 361
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
Yesterday 07:59 PM
by avetslawncare
3 84
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
Yesterday 07:27 PM
by biglee
14 381
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
Yesterday 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 59
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
Yesterday 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 413
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
Yesterday 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 370
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,189
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-16-2015 03:49 PM
by Steve
20 814
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 106
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-16-2015 03:38 PM
by Steve
3 166
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 7,891
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 116
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 137
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,127
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-15-2015 08:35 AM
by Bradcook21
7 814
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 317
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 150
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 196
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 427
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 161
Client with...
OldSalt
04-07-2015 09:47 PM
04-13-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
8 370
Getting rid of "mulched...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 04:21 PM
04-13-2015 11:26 AM
by biglee
3 188
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
04-13-2015 11:11 AM
by biglee
7 297
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
04-13-2015 11:07 AM
by biglee
15 793
Landscape Fabric
CurbAppeal1
04-10-2015 03:58 PM
04-13-2015 08:02 AM
by Chilehead
4 250
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
04-12-2015 04:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
17 3,864
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
04-10-2015 12:05 PM
by Just for Cuts
45 2,081
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
03-31-2015 02:57 PM
04-10-2015 11:37 AM
by kslawn
6 443
Do you have medical...
Steve
09-10-2011 11:46 AM
04-10-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
17 5,166
Shopping Centers
avetslawncare
04-07-2015 07:16 PM
04-10-2015 11:27 AM
by Steve
7 355
Leaf Vac's?
ABurlison
11-07-2007 10:18 PM
04-10-2015 06:12 AM
by RSE
14 5,658
Grass and Leaf vacuum
captain200
04-07-2015 07:05 PM
04-10-2015 06:02 AM
by RSE
4 314
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
04-10-2015 06:00 AM
by Dan Tanner
19 910
I have a great idea!
biglee
04-05-2015 06:20 PM
04-09-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
4 361
lawn care school
kevinburch48
04-09-2015 09:13 AM
04-09-2015 11:27 AM
by Steve
1 217
What do you suggest?
Growing Green
09-20-2011 09:56 AM
04-08-2015 03:09 PM
by Steve
8 3,091
Survey
Ducke
09-20-2011 07:27 PM
04-07-2015 11:33 PM
by SGL1
12 3,414
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
04-07-2015 10:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,216
Avoiding Clients
CHEESE2009
09-08-2011 10:58 PM
04-07-2015 06:05 PM
by GLAN
24 6,368
Mass/New Hampshire...
jcurr33
04-06-2015 09:48 PM
04-07-2015 04:19 PM
by jcurr33
2 262
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
04-07-2015 05:19 AM
by Chilehead
9 782
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
04-06-2015 09:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 500
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scripts secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee web design website website design winterization won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 PM.

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