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.

newspaper ads......any suggestions


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 06-27-2011, 05:54 AM
plaster10 plaster10 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 3
plaster10 is on a distinguished road
Question newspaper ads......any suggestions

here is what I came up with. The idea is if a customer signs a yearly lawn care agreement I will mow their property so many times for free depending on if they want it done weekly, every 2 weeks or every 10 days. what kind of offers would you give and what kind of newspaper ads have you had success with?


Free Lawn Care???
Call now to find out how
XXX-XXX-XXXX

Last edited by plaster10; 06-27-2011 at 05:55 AM. Reason: didn't mean to put in phone number for potential telemarketing
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 06-27-2011, 08:37 AM
plaster10 plaster10 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 3
plaster10 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
should i add Free Estimates to the add? thanks in advance
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-27-2011, 11:51 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

We had talked a bit about this in the past.

The thing is, you never know what will work, so you should experiment. I would start with a smaller offer rather than a larger one. Maybe one or 2 free mowings and have them at the end of the season so the customer didn't get the free mowing and then fire you.

Have you been doing much marketing on craigslist? You may not even need to give anything away for free.

Also have you experimented in the past with newspaper ads?
__________________
- 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 06-27-2011, 05:40 PM
plaster10 plaster10 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 3
plaster10 is on a distinguished road
Default

tried marketing on craigslist and got a telemarketer. new to the newspaper ads so I am not sure what would or wouldn't work. what kind of ads have you had success with? thanks in advance
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-28-2011, 08:20 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

So did you only try craigslist once?

Plenty of members have had quite a bit of success by sticking with it.
__________________
- 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 06-29-2011, 06:53 AM
plaster10 plaster10 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 3
plaster10 is on a distinguished road
Default

ok, i'll try it again guess next time i'll let it go to voicemail and return the call
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-30-2011, 11:26 AM
plaster10 plaster10 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 3
plaster10 is on a distinguished road
Default

just tried craigslist again....hopefully better results this time
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-30-2011, 11:27 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

And try it a bunch of times too. Like reposting your ad once or twice a week.

Keep us posted on how this goes.
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 07-01-2011, 07:12 AM
plaster10 plaster10 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 3
plaster10 is on a distinguished road
Default

here is what I posted

Enjoy your summer not mowing
McMinn, Meigs Counties and Sweetwater
Free Estimates
xxx-xxx-xxxx
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-01-2011, 05:18 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That's good.

You could also say, enjoy your summer. Have us do the mowing.

Maybe also include a picture of someone relaxing in their yard. Graphics tend to grab more attention than just plain text.

Keep us posted on how all this goes.
__________________
- 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newspaper picframer Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 5 02-10-2010 04:41 PM
Any Suggestions???!!! rdlawncare Starting a lawn care business. 11 03-01-2009 04:57 PM
Newspaper ads F3Nelson Starting a lawn care business. 10 04-05-2008 09:28 PM
Newspaper add? MCSLAWNCARE General Business Discussions 28 03-05-2006 07:27 PM
i could use some suggestions simon General Business Discussions 3 09-22-2005 05:46 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
Today 06:26 AM
Today 06:26 AM
by Dan Tanner
0 11
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
Today 06:09 AM
by Dan Tanner
10 220
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Today 04:22 AM
by Tekeda1
17 348
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
Yesterday 09:53 AM
Yesterday 09:36 PM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
6 119
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
Yesterday 06:55 AM
Yesterday 08:57 PM
by xandrew245x
6 104
new to this forum!
mower13126
Yesterday 07:37 PM
Yesterday 07:37 PM
by mower13126
0 37
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
Yesterday 05:36 PM
by Steve
13 838
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
Yesterday 09:52 AM
Yesterday 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 54
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
Yesterday 05:10 PM
by Steve
3 109
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
Yesterday 09:49 AM
Yesterday 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 48
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
Yesterday 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 87
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Yesterday 04:49 PM
by Steve
11 331
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
Yesterday 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 176
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 04:41 PM
by Steve
31 1,041
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
Yesterday 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 197
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
Yesterday 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 189
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
Yesterday 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 165
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 600
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 718
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 96
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 265
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 85
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
04-16-2014 10:43 AM
by Steve
3 110
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 595
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 223
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 164
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 299
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 199
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 99
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 285,412
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 420
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-14-2014 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 327
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 425
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 168
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-14-2014 10:03 AM
by Steve
5 195
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 407
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 111
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 232
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
04-14-2014 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 105
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
04-14-2014 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 188
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-14-2014 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,586
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 318
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 329
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 161
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 133
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 132
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 300
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
04-11-2014 03:25 PM
by Steve
11 1,006
Hello....
SWFloridaLawns
04-10-2014 06:15 PM
04-11-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
2 125
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
04-10-2014 10:33 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
78 25,083
» Popular Tags
4wd 34'' bid charge christmas light hanging christmas lighting collections subcontractor color jet courtesy call credit card processing cultivation customers decorating echo ecosymbiosis escrow exmark ferris first truck flower bed cultivation price fs90r fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely holiday honda how much to charge introduction lawn care lawn care business show lawn service leaf removal lighting marketing mechanic monthly mowing mowing clarksville mulch native plants new buisness new business online classifieds organize outdoor environments payday pb500t podcast reo requests riding mower rotating scag season seo social media starting a business start up lawn care business steve stihl taxes top dresser toro trailer truck turfgrass consulting walker winter winter services
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02 AM.

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