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? > Community Assistance

Community Assistance Community questions, comments, and suggestions. Problems posting? Email me.

Postcard marketing advice?


Community Assistance

Community questions, comments, and suggestions. Problems posting? Email me.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #21  
Old 12-31-2010, 07:03 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

I like the design in post #14 above better.

I tend to prefer to keep the "wordy" stuff to flyers/brochures. Smaller advertisements are best kept uncluttered, else the reader won't even bother looking at it.
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


  #22  
Old 12-31-2010, 07:08 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 5
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
I like the design in post #14 above better.

I tend to prefer to keep the "wordy" stuff to flyers/brochures. Smaller advertisements are best kept uncluttered, else the reader won't even bother looking at it.
theres 2

i think ill go with the one that says i offer custom packages as well
because i am hte only one in my area to do that
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-31-2010, 07:59 PM
racerdude711 racerdude711 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 38
Rep Power: 5
racerdude711 is on a distinguished road
Default

JK,

I think the postcards look great. I think you need to just pick the one you like. The biggest lawn care company in my town, (Omaha, NE) didn't have a postcard as nice as that. I can almost guarantee yours will be the best. Also, I know we talked about using Adeas Printing, and I'll be using them as well, but I saw you said you were gunna get 2,500. That seems like a pretty good number, but then when I saw you say your gunna hand them all out, I kinda laughed. Not that it isn't possible, but if you go on Google Maps, or somewhere that you could find out how many houses that really is, I think you would attempt to pay for the postage. Also, did you take into consideration that the Stick-It postcards take up room on the postcard for the stiky part? You may have to design your postcard around that...
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-31-2010, 08:21 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 5
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by racerdude711 View Post
JK,

I think the postcards look great. I think you need to just pick the one you like. The biggest lawn care company in my town, (Omaha, NE) didn't have a postcard as nice as that. I can almost guarantee yours will be the best. Also, I know we talked about using Adeas Printing, and I'll be using them as well, but I saw you said you were gunna get 2,500. That seems like a pretty good number, but then when I saw you say your gunna hand them all out, I kinda laughed. Not that it isn't possible, but if you go on Google Maps, or somewhere that you could find out how many houses that really is, I think you would attempt to pay for the postage. Also, did you take into consideration that the Stick-It postcards take up room on the postcard for the stiky part? You may have to design your postcard around that...
I do know how many that is haah im having 2 maybe 3 people help me pass them out

i decided not to go with adeas
im having a guy at plan-it graphics print them for me
1000 of them is 99
and 2500 is 154 so i figured..1500 for an extra 55 isnt a bad deal..i can always hand them back out in may or june to get rid of some extras i may have..

im just going to be getting some double stick tape and putting it on the back

MAK told me thats what he did and it worked out i guess

and even if that fails i can figure out a way to get them to each house wether it be buying door bags or something..but im sure the tape will work just fine..i dont see why it wouldnt..

ill be passing my postcards out in different areas around town
probably do it 3 days in a row
with 2-4 people each day..

so i have confidence that we can get a fairly good amount passed out..

im aiming to get 25 new customers..and i get a really high return rating around here so im sure i could over exceed that limit.

thanks for the advice though
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-01-2011, 08:19 AM
wellbiz wellbiz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 5
wellbiz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Don't sweat all the "what ifs", and "you shoulds"... you can make yourself crazy trying to get things "perfect". What you have there is already going to be more impressive than 90% of what your competitors are using.
This is great advice. I am guilty of this myself.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-01-2011, 10:15 AM
TheGoat TheGoat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 5
TheGoat is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jklawncare View Post
Custom Packages is my main selling point
no one aruond here does it but me..so alot of ppl come to me for that.
what does that mean exactly? As a home owner looking at your ad, custom service is not an impression I would take away after viewing your ad.

Include something like this "We can tailor your lawn service to fit your specific needs."

then give some examples of what some of those customizable options are.

also something to note, if you are mailing these, the backside will need a redesign to accommodate address' and postage.

If they are for handing out, nothing to worry about.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-01-2011, 04:23 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 5
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGoat View Post
what does that mean exactly? As a home owner looking at your ad, custom service is not an impression I would take away after viewing your ad.

Include something like this "We can tailor your lawn service to fit your specific needs."

then give some examples of what some of those customizable options are.

also something to note, if you are mailing these, the backside will need a redesign to accommodate address' and postage.

If they are for handing out, nothing to worry about.
Custom packages is where the customer can choose what and when they want there services to be done

say

you want a weekly mow but trim every other week
you want a biweekly mow but you want hedge triming every 4 weeks
you want a weekly mow plus a fertilization package

and i bill them all together as one..it saves the customer money and is less of a hassle for me to try and sell these things..

works out great..and all the customers i have said they love it.


also ill be handing them out not mailing
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-01-2011, 07:15 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jklawncare View Post
Thanks for the advice your absoultely right
id love to see what youve been working on..

and also which do you prefer
the first or second back..

Here's mine BTW.
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=13206

I left my card blank on the reverse. That way I can print labels and mail them, or write a note on the back. I only had 500 printed - I can always alter the design at a later date.
I'm looking into buying sheets of round, printable stickers that I could use to add info "as needed". Example: "Ask About Snowblowing Service!"
This would tend to be costly and time consuming if I were doing it large scale, but for where I'm at right now, it's a workable idea.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-02-2011, 12:39 AM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 5
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Here's mine BTW.
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=13206

I left my card blank on the reverse. That way I can print labels and mail them, or write a note on the back. I only had 500 printed - I can always alter the design at a later date.
I'm looking into buying sheets of round, printable stickers that I could use to add info "as needed". Example: "Ask About Snowblowing Service!"
This would tend to be costly and time consuming if I were doing it large scale, but for where I'm at right now, it's a workable idea.
sounds like a good idea
they look nice too
i need to get some more business cards..more personalized ones..i got 500 off vista print and i would like to have some more printed with my own design..it was a black friday deal so i took it while i could..got alot of free stuff..

let me know how those stickers work if you get them
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-03-2011, 11:04 AM
TheGoat TheGoat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 5
TheGoat is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Here's mine BTW.
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=13206

I left my card blank on the reverse. That way I can print labels and mail them, or write a note on the back. I only had 500 printed - I can always alter the design at a later date.
I'm looking into buying sheets of round, printable stickers that I could use to add info "as needed". Example: "Ask About Snowblowing Service!"
This would tend to be costly and time consuming if I were doing it large scale, but for where I'm at right now, it's a workable idea.
you can get 1000 business card size stickers printed here for $55 full color.

I used nextdayflyers.com for my postcards and was very impressed with their customer service. I had asked for full color front and grayscale back but I sent them the back I designed in color, they called me and straightened it out the same day and comped me the expedited printing even though they had done nothing wrong.
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
GopherHaul 35 - Lawn Care Business Postcard Marketing Ideas and Search Engine Tips Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 2 03-25-2010 06:02 AM
Marketing Advice Please Savesutime09 General Talk 18 01-06-2010 12:08 PM
GopherHaul 35 - Lawn Care Business Postcard Marketing Ideas and Search Engine Tips Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 0 05-14-2009 08:53 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
Today 06:00 PM
by homey
5 133
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 05:07 PM
Today 05:44 PM
by stevef1201
7 167
Has Obamacare helped or...
Steve
Yesterday 04:37 PM
Today 05:43 PM
by stevef1201
3 72
Georgia Boys!
Chilehead
Yesterday 10:23 PM
Today 03:46 PM
by Steve
1 41
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Today 03:43 PM
by Steve
3 147
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
Today 12:08 PM
by stevef1201
8 261
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
12-17-2014 05:09 PM
by Chilehead
28 8,909
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
12-17-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 2,938
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
12-17-2014 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,082
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
12-17-2014 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,279
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
12-15-2014 10:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
188 16,517
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 264
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 268
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 330
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 236
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 775
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 781
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 256
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 4,025
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 366
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,335
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 602
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 449
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
12-09-2014 06:24 PM
by Steve
36 9,770
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 867
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 402
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 397
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,131
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,675
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 938
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,234
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,417
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 579
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 648
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,197
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 822
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,207
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,844
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 677
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,414
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 609
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,500
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,457
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,473
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 691
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,241
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,144
Intuit Quickbooks...
CDLAWNCARE
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 593
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-28-2014 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 355,527
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-28-2014 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 2,287
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades care charge christmas collections edging employee problems equipment rental estimate foreman four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills holiday husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac labor cost 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 lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower ordinance past due per hour service podcast pto push versus ride running a business savannah scripts search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting up sell employee won't return wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 PM.

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