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? > Promote your products or services

Promote your products or services Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.

Free Logo Design to GopherHaul Members


Promote your products or services

Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-08-2011, 07:58 PM
dclgraphics dclgraphics is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Elgin, IL.
Posts: 17
Rep Power: 6
dclgraphics is on a distinguished road
Default Free Logo Design to GopherHaul Members

I wound like to offer all of GopherHaul Members
a FREE logo design with any printing order from DCL Graphics.

Printing Items:
Magnetic business cards
Business cards
Letterheads
Envelopes
Note Pads
NCR Forms
Brochures
Mailers
Postcards
Door hangers
T-Shirts

For free estimate on all printing items, I can be reach at
dclopez@dclgraphics.com

Wishing you a happy holiday
and healthy new year.
David C. Lopez
http://www.dclgraphics.com
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 12-09-2011, 03:21 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,352
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
That is very nice of you to offer that!

As you make some lawn care logos, you should post the different ones you made.

It would be great to see and motivate others to upgrade their marketing image.
__________________
- 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 12-09-2011, 06:55 PM
thegroundscrew's Avatar
thegroundscrew thegroundscrew is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bellevue, WA (425) - 15 minutes from Seattle (206, my city's filthy)
Posts: 141
Rep Power: 3
thegroundscrew is on a distinguished road
Smile

I just had DCL Graphics create a door hanger for The Grounds Crew. It was a free design and one of the best I have seen. Check it out. I couldn't be happier with the company and am in shock at the free design. I would definitly recommend DCL Graphics for marketing needs. Thanks again DCL!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Door Hanger 1.jpg (770.4 KB, 93 views)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-10-2011, 10:41 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,352
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is very nice!

I noticed on your door hanger, you used the headline of College Student Owner.

Now from time to time we talk about doing things like this and I'd like to know what was your view on adding that? For all those considering this option, how do you feel it helped? Also have you gotten any feedback yet from using that? Do you use it in other marketing methods as well?
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 12-10-2011, 11:15 AM
thegroundscrew's Avatar
thegroundscrew thegroundscrew is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bellevue, WA (425) - 15 minutes from Seattle (206, my city's filthy)
Posts: 141
Rep Power: 3
thegroundscrew is on a distinguished road
Default

Steve,

I was debating for a few days whether I wanted it or not and finally decided to add it in. I chose to add "College Student Owner" because living in the Bellevue area almost everyone you talk to supports the University of Washington and regularly goes to the football and basketball games. Working at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina (right next to Bill Gate's house) I have always been asked school related questions and many of the members were intrigued that I was a college student and worked 40 hours a week all at once. I guess they saw my ambition.

I've never tried it with college student owner but I wanted it also because marketing in the past has been poor. I want to change it up a bit. I only bought 1,000 door hangers and when I'm done passing those out I plan on getting 1,000 more so if it didn't work I will take off college student owner.

It was a gamble but mainly a test to see how consumers will react to it. I will keep you updated on the feedback I recieve.

Also, what are your views on having "College Student Owner" for marketing?

I also market door to door knocking on the door and trying to start up a conversation. I first introduce myself and then I tell them what in their yard can be improved or needs help. Like... their is a pile of bark in your driveway I can spread that at a very low price or the lawn looks overgrown let me mow that for you. Being apart of this form I have heard of other memebers doing this as well.

I also have flyers that I post at grocery stores and pass out as well as business cards. My mom is very well connected with the fashion industry and hair an makeup so I have her pass out my business cards to her friends and the owners of hair and makeup companies. That has seemed to help the most as her friends are very fond of me. Actually just last week I got a call from Julie Hale Krale who is a realtor for Windermere. She asked me to do some jobs for her and I was overly excited. That was one of the best contacts I have had in a while and it was from the owner of a hair salon. She actually let me put my sign in the yard so when she tried to sell the house her clients will see that it was my company that did all the maintenance.

Anyways. lets get some opinions going how having a college student owner for marketing. Also give David Lopez from DCL Graphics a call and atleast try out his service.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-10-2011, 01:38 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,352
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I like that you are experimenting with your marketing and I think you should use any angle you can to stand out. Anything that makes you different should be something to promote.

I bet a lot of people like the idea of someone working their way through college and find it to be commendable. With that consumer feeling, I would figure it would give you an edge.

Don't just distribute out 1,000 to 1,000 people. You will improve your return if you hit a smaller group multiple times.
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 12-23-2011, 07:57 PM
dclgraphics dclgraphics is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Elgin, IL.
Posts: 17
Rep Power: 6
dclgraphics is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That is very nice of you to offer that!

As you make some lawn care logos, you should post the different ones you made.

It would be great to see and motivate others to upgrade their marketing image.
Free Logo Design for The DBS Group LLC with Business cards printing.

David C. Lopez
http://www.dclgraphics.com
Attached Files
File Type: pdf The DBS Group bus.card front.pdf (657.4 KB, 34 views)
File Type: pdf The DBS Group bus.card back.pdf (695.8 KB, 14 views)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-24-2011, 12:21 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,352
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh that looks cool!

I like the colors! They would look fantastic on a pickup with the front end green and the bed black!
__________________
- 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
How to use the free logo design templates available on the forum BotanicSolution Starting a lawn care business. 2 11-24-2010 08:44 AM
Free business card design artd2009 Graphic Design Discussions 3 05-08-2009 08:37 AM
Free business card design artd2009 Promote your products or services 1 05-08-2009 03:06 AM
Free Flyer Design qualitylandscaping General Business Discussions 5 01-18-2004 05:39 PM
Free Flyer Design GrassBustersLawn General Business Discussions 6 12-19-2003 10:14 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
Yesterday 10:55 PM
Today 04:56 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
4 149
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
Today 03:06 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 604
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
Today 07:41 AM
by stevef1201
9 505
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
Yesterday 10:44 PM
by Robertf31
1 165
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 09:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
116 7,761
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
Yesterday 03:06 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
49 6,283
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
Yesterday 02:35 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
18 1,034
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
Yesterday 02:30 PM
by stevef1201
18 4,546
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
Yesterday 12:59 PM
Yesterday 12:59 PM
by Dan Tanner
0 105
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
Yesterday 12:34 PM
by Dan Tanner
7 2,914
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
Yesterday 12:33 PM
by kslawn
2 185
Newbie......Again
Jibber
Yesterday 12:17 PM
Yesterday 12:17 PM
by Jibber
0 121
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
Yesterday 12:12 PM
by kslawn
11 885
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
Yesterday 12:03 PM
by Jibber
2 686
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
Yesterday 10:46 AM
by SouthallMowing
4 801
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
Yesterday 08:55 AM
Yesterday 08:55 AM
by Northwoods Outdoors
0 121
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
Yesterday 08:38 AM
by Northwoods Outdoors
28 1,571
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
Yesterday 08:37 AM
Yesterday 08:37 AM
by stevef1201
0 122
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-12-2014 03:08 PM
by Chaz
8 407
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,045
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 621
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,346
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 825
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,418
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 330
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,071
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,119
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-08-2014 12:02 PM
by Steve
11 817
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 528
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 810
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,570
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 895
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 507
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 470
Backflow Tester
flowcheckllc.2014
09-03-2014 04:37 PM
09-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 547
Collections & collection...
jscarolina
09-03-2014 04:39 PM
09-04-2014 03:14 PM
by Steve
2 567
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
09-04-2014 02:42 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
4 818
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
09-03-2014 12:07 PM
by Steve
7 889
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
09-03-2014 11:15 AM
by Steve
4 792
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-02-2014 03:27 PM
by Steve
3 710
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-02-2014 03:11 PM
by Steve
5 775
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
09-02-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
1 704
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
09-01-2014 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 890
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 1,190
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 333,345
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 1,296
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 812
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 4,518
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 936
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 1,068
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 article marketing bid birdscaping care charge collections collections subcontractor commercial credit card decorating ditches ecosymbiosis employee problems exmark ferris gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes health holiday lighting honda how much to charge hydraulic installation landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website leaf lighting brass outdoor lights marketing monthly mow mulch mulch price native plants new buisness outdoor environments past due patio install podcast promotion running a business savannah scag scag v-ride schedule seo snow starting a business steep lawns stihl sulky theft of services toro trailer mate pro truck new used landscape walk behind walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.

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