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: 4
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: 4
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 offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
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: 4
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 offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
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: 4
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: 4
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 offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
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: 4
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 offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
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
snowplowing
jshak40
Today 07:20 AM
Today 07:55 PM
by jrs.landscaping
5 83
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
Today 05:57 PM
by 04bluesilverado
5 136
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
Today 10:17 AM
Today 11:39 AM
by stevef1201
1 41
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
Today 09:52 AM
by mattthelawnguy
6 215
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
Yesterday 04:24 PM
Yesterday 05:55 PM
by stevef1201
3 91
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
Yesterday 04:48 PM
by avetslawncare
6 212
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
Yesterday 10:53 AM
Yesterday 10:53 AM
by Lsmain
0 66
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
08-30-2014 07:00 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
2 152
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
08-30-2014 05:04 PM
by stevef1201
1 96
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
08-30-2014 09:49 AM
by BLC7
10 395
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
08-29-2014 05:39 PM
by jrs.landscaping
1 115
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 530
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
by jawnebgoode
0 57
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
by kurtwin
0 79
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
08-28-2014 12:01 PM
by Steve
16 614
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
08-28-2014 11:58 AM
by Steve
5 214
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 331,258
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-26-2014 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,644
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 518
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 199
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,852
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 283
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 360
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 233
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 202
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 247
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 489
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 750
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 212
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 550
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 516
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 261
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 370
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 283
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,114
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 573
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,685
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 751
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,946
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 375
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 495
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 328
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 602
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 482
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 578
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 631
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 887
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 423
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 487
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 377
» Popular Tags
34'' ads apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate care charge christmas credit card customers exmark fall ferris financing four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes health hills holiday how much to charge hydraulic introduction invoice kansas city landscape services late lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lesco managing a lawn care business marketing mechanic monthly mowing mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business new mower podcast promotion push versus ride reo riding mower scag scag v-ride schedule search engine optimization seo small engine repair starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl top dresser toro tractor auger trailer mate pro tree care walker wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 PM.

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