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, 06:03 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, 06:08 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 6
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, 06:59 PM
racerdude711 racerdude711 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 38
Rep Power: 6
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, 07:21 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 6
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, 07:19 AM
wellbiz wellbiz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 6
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, 09:15 AM
TheGoat TheGoat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 6
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, 03:23 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 6
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, 06:15 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 01-01-2011, 11:39 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 6
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, 10:04 AM
TheGoat TheGoat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 6
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 05:02 AM
Marketing Advice Please Savesutime09 General Talk 18 01-06-2010 11:08 AM
GopherHaul 35 - Lawn Care Business Postcard Marketing Ideas and Search Engine Tips Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 0 05-14-2009 07:53 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
John Deere 667a
acrajchel
Yesterday 10:00 AM
Yesterday 10:07 AM
by acrajchel
1 35
Dane Scag
Steve
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
0 67
24 and 50 acre cemetery...
grassmasterswilson
08-18-2015 10:09 AM
08-26-2015 02:42 PM
by Steve
13 510
Rookie business question...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-05-2015 05:20 PM
08-26-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 387
How to clean an old...
rmccutchan
08-16-2015 05:23 PM
08-26-2015 02:31 PM
by Steve
9 395
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
08-26-2015 12:25 PM
by kslawn
19 3,721
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-25-2015 11:31 AM
by acrajchel
9 2,461
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:23 AM
by acrajchel
17 964
ZTR Review
Shark1611
05-31-2012 10:42 PM
08-25-2015 11:16 AM
by acrajchel
8 3,741
Hi Everyone
mmays29
08-25-2015 08:16 AM
08-25-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
3 108
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
08-25-2015 11:08 AM
by acrajchel
11 1,171
Old Business New Owner
Toyman
06-17-2014 08:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:00 AM
by acrajchel
17 1,562
Hi everyone! We're new...
alltrades
08-22-2015 12:46 PM
08-24-2015 10:41 AM
by Steve
2 160
CAn I get some help with...
rootytalbot
08-11-2015 06:14 PM
08-24-2015 10:36 AM
by Steve
12 492
Hi
Wemowjunction
08-16-2015 08:45 PM
08-20-2015 01:46 PM
by Steve
11 391
Drive cable bad?
SGL1
08-10-2015 11:16 PM
08-20-2015 01:41 PM
by Steve
5 353
Hey there everyone
Cole8999
08-16-2015 04:42 PM
08-18-2015 04:35 PM
by Steve
3 243
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
08-18-2015 11:47 AM
by rmccutchan
7 955
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
08-18-2015 07:59 AM
by rootytalbot
7 372
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-17-2015 04:34 PM
by Steve
1,229 405,958
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
08-16-2015 11:42 PM
by rmccutchan
3 583
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
08-16-2015 11:09 PM
by SC93
16 1,229
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
08-14-2015 11:08 PM
by scaypa
95 11,440
New Biz
kufnerins
08-14-2015 05:52 PM
08-14-2015 08:56 PM
by Steve
1 208
Chemical and Fertilizer...
rmccutchan
08-09-2015 10:36 PM
08-13-2015 11:11 PM
by rmccutchan
6 396
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
08-13-2015 02:10 PM
by rootytalbot
12 2,063
Hello all thinking about...
bernie
08-11-2015 04:28 PM
08-13-2015 10:33 AM
by Steve
8 359
Logo Help Font Color
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:26 PM
08-12-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
4 334
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
08-12-2015 12:30 AM
by Jeff1
20 1,795
My new mower
Chilehead
08-08-2015 09:09 PM
08-11-2015 08:36 PM
by Chilehead
9 499
Thought this was a good...
Just for Cuts
08-06-2015 03:38 PM
08-11-2015 10:54 AM
by Steve
8 502
Plowing pricing
jcurr33
08-08-2015 04:58 PM
08-11-2015 10:51 AM
by Steve
6 462
Should I upgrade my back...
googus
08-07-2015 10:50 AM
08-11-2015 10:44 AM
by googus
7 426
Keeping it clean....
Wolf4dk
08-09-2015 11:31 PM
08-11-2015 06:34 AM
by Chilehead
7 354
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
08-10-2015 09:41 PM
by stallman419
12 2,740
Newbie Saying Hi.
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:22 PM
08-10-2015 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 248
How much do I charge to...
Chris Herrera
08-06-2015 09:30 PM
08-09-2015 11:31 AM
by biglee
2 390
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-07-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
17 1,127
Best commercial contract...
sanlanct
08-04-2015 12:18 PM
08-06-2015 06:20 AM
by sanlanct
2 383
I came across this on a...
rootytalbot
08-02-2015 11:04 AM
08-05-2015 08:17 PM
by SC93
9 621
Help bidding a hedge...
hopolb33
08-02-2015 06:09 PM
08-05-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 423
recycler toro 22"
rvezakis
08-03-2015 12:10 PM
08-04-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 300
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook flyers free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hiring how to hydro increase customers jobs landscape landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due per hour charge plowing pricing profit on employee roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision shell shreaded solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 AM.

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