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? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

The Garden Ninja Checking In


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-25-2012, 10:35 PM
The Garden Ninja The Garden Ninja is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 4
The Garden Ninja is on a distinguished road
Default The Garden Ninja Checking In

Hey everyone,

I'm brand new here and am excited at all the great info I see already. I'm brand new to the business but have been in love with landscaping since I bought my home 8 years ago.

I'm just starting out but have tons of enthusiasm and a lot of what I feel will be fresh ideas that will help me stand out.

I'm looking forward to this next step of my life!
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 01-26-2012, 03:16 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,460
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome to our forum!

What kinds of things will you be doing to promote your business this year?
__________________
- 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 01-26-2012, 06:46 PM
The Garden Ninja The Garden Ninja is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 4
The Garden Ninja is on a distinguished road
Default

I've already registered thegardenninja.com at vistaprint and am building the website. I have The Garden Ninja started on facebook and already doing some building through existing friends and family members.

I've looked at door hangers but they have a very high cost and am unsure how effective they will be. I'm liking the idea of offering a first mow free to get me on the property, and give me the opportunity to earn the business.

What's your opinion of door hangers? Worth the investment?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-26-2012, 07:29 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

On your site
Quote:
We hope you can find everything you need. Company Name is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.


*

Welcome to the underworld. You are just in time for our annual 'sacrifice of a virgin' meet up.


pictured above: last year

Welcome brother.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-26-2012, 11:59 PM
The Garden Ninja The Garden Ninja is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 4
The Garden Ninja is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, that page was just the template that loaded from vistaprint, I've done some customization, but going to work on getting it into shape this weekend.

Whats the general consensus on door hangers? They seem pretty pricy compared to others forms of advertising. I'd love any input.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-27-2012, 12:36 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: 4
thegroundscrew is on a distinguished road
Default

The Garden Ninja type in "door hangers" on the customized google search on the center top of this page and it will come with a lot of threads. It will explain the importance, show sample designs, and the process of distributing! I hope this will help you. Good luck! How do you plan on getting customers? door hangers, etc?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-27-2012, 07:04 AM
jymie's Avatar
jymie jymie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hamburg New York
Posts: 912
Rep Power: 7
jymie is on a distinguished road
Default

You will want to check with the village or town halls in your area to see if a peddlers license is required for going door to door. In my village, I have to have a license to distribute door to door. They charge $50 and it is good for 60 days. You tell them the day you want to begin, then 60 days later you can get another one if you still want to distribute.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-27-2012, 02:10 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,460
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

The most important thing is to be out meeting people. So whether it's door hangers, flyers, business cards, or whatever, as long as you are out meeting new people and getting a chance to talk to them about their lawn care issues, you are going to be growing.

Don't forget to market to the neighbors of your current customers as well. That is a great way to expand your customer base.
__________________
- 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 01-28-2012, 01:24 AM
The Garden Ninja The Garden Ninja is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 4
The Garden Ninja is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thegroundscrew View Post
The Garden Ninja type in "door hangers" on the customized google search on the center top of this page and it will come with a lot of threads. It will explain the importance, show sample designs, and the process of distributing! I hope this will help you. Good luck! How do you plan on getting customers? door hangers, etc?
I see customer acquisition happening in a couple of different ways, both word of mouth via friends and family (everyone who knows me knows what an affection and affinity I have for landscaping and have been championing me for years to start my own business), as well as hitting the streets as it were with door hangers and flyer drops.

I also thought of offering customers in more well traveled areas who agree to keep one of my yard signs a small discount as well.

With so many landscape services out there I know I will have to both work hard and be innovative to stand out.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-28-2012, 07:46 AM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 758
Rep Power: 5
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome to the forum Ninja.
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
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
Newbie checking in NorCalPropertyServices Introduce Yourself 2 01-23-2012 11:16 AM
newbie checking out the forum Rowe Lawns Introduce Yourself 6 04-03-2011 10:56 AM
Garden Job CHEESE2009 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10 08-09-2009 09:15 PM
Garden Cleanup Pic CHEESE2009 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 3 06-21-2009 01:28 AM
Checking Service History for Customers? Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 2 09-20-2005 09:05 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
Today 12:48 PM
by GreenWorx
3 105
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-03-2015 07:34 PM
by wolfpacker53
5 2,016
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-03-2015 07:33 PM
by stallman419
12 2,209
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-03-2015 03:29 PM
by googus
3 100
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-03-2015 02:53 PM
by American L&T
6 1,940
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,147
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 94
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-01-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
6 1,911
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 1,891
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 88
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,751
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 1,896
Marketing ideas
xandrew245x
04-29-2014 06:35 AM
06-25-2015 07:11 PM
by GreenWorx
34 5,778
Never ending sod jobs
avetslawncare
06-05-2015 09:46 PM
06-25-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
11 2,386
Weed and Feed Service...
mike94740
06-23-2015 05:50 PM
06-24-2015 09:56 PM
by avetslawncare
2 1,812
Trimming hedges / trees,...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
06-23-2015 07:08 PM
06-24-2015 09:59 AM
by Steve
1 1,809
Hi Everyone from Arkansas
KellyMarie
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
06-23-2015 01:34 PM
by KellyMarie
4 2,080
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
06-23-2015 06:36 AM
by GreenWorx
7 2,320
problems with a customer...
LawnCareMan280
06-16-2015 10:26 PM
06-22-2015 11:11 AM
by Steve
6 2,119
Please review this FREE...
markty
06-21-2015 07:42 AM
06-22-2015 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 1,830
A good commercial bid...
burtle
06-20-2015 09:09 PM
06-22-2015 10:56 AM
by Steve
1 1,897
What would you do with...
holymoly
06-20-2015 06:48 PM
06-22-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 1,860
New Member just joined...
vgoleco@hotmail.com
06-19-2015 03:49 PM
06-22-2015 10:42 AM
by Steve
2 1,855
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
06-21-2015 07:24 PM
by Chilehead
4 1,960
Blade usage
Wolf4dk
06-16-2015 12:18 AM
06-21-2015 05:35 PM
by kslawn
4 1,964
Hello, I am new to the...
adamslawnservices
06-17-2015 08:06 PM
06-19-2015 10:28 AM
by Steve
3 1,890
First commercial bid
SGL1
06-12-2015 08:57 PM
06-18-2015 05:04 PM
by SGL1
9 2,352
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
06-18-2015 11:02 AM
by Steve
7 2,041
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
06-18-2015 10:46 AM
by Steve
10 2,123
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
06-17-2015 08:38 AM
by burtle
9 3,210
Customer keeps adding...
Mr. Mow
06-13-2015 06:22 AM
06-16-2015 10:23 AM
by Steve
11 2,370
Pass discounts onto...
burnell76
06-03-2015 06:33 PM
06-16-2015 10:02 AM
by burnell76
3 2,056
burned grass only where...
nhauto
06-15-2015 05:28 PM
06-16-2015 09:45 AM
by Steve
2 1,926
Half year mark review.
Steve
06-02-2015 11:24 AM
06-15-2015 01:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,668
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
06-15-2015 01:01 PM
by Steve
86 9,732
New Member
Bruce Fehr
06-05-2015 07:13 PM
06-15-2015 12:53 PM
by Steve
6 2,056
New to the business,...
CarefreeMowing
06-12-2015 02:36 PM
06-15-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 1,945
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
06-13-2015 08:48 AM
by holymoly
45 12,071
New to the forum, new to...
CarefreeMowing
06-11-2015 12:35 PM
06-12-2015 10:44 AM
by Steve
2 1,858
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
06-11-2015 10:50 PM
by stallman419
8 2,419
Website Review
Outdoordesignsknox
06-08-2015 08:44 PM
06-11-2015 09:48 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 2,311
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
06-10-2015 01:45 PM
by holymoly
15 3,010
Hello from the GREAT...
gbfarmsllc
06-09-2015 11:10 AM
06-10-2015 01:29 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,927
Hey guys and gals, I'm...
Joeyhall
06-03-2015 03:54 PM
06-08-2015 02:15 PM
by chris2500hd
8 2,175
Mowing Bermuda...
Mr. Mow
06-02-2015 12:45 PM
06-08-2015 12:45 PM
by Steve
12 2,332
Hey Guys
PrattLandscaping
06-07-2015 06:37 PM
06-08-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
2 1,944
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
06-08-2015 11:54 AM
by Steve
25 2,892
Hello there My name is...
zwalk1839
06-04-2015 11:10 PM
06-08-2015 11:52 AM
by Steve
4 2,059
Laid off oil field...
Mr. Mow
05-30-2015 09:03 AM
06-08-2015 06:20 AM
by Mr. Mow
4 2,170
How do you find one time...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
06-02-2015 09:57 PM
06-05-2015 09:49 PM
by avetslawncare
4 2,091
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore apartment bid apartment complex bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections commercial contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design ditches door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills husqvarna increase customers jobs landscape landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service profit on employee push versus ride scag scripts sell the vision seo shell small engine repair sq ft steep lawns swzt trailer tree tree pics trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 PM.

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