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.

bought some marketing material!


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 03-06-2012, 11:11 PM
Chaz Chaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 183
Rep Power: 5
Chaz is on a distinguished road
Default bought some marketing material!

sent out my introduction letters about 3 weeks ago, got one call, ended up doing about $400 worth of work and also got a bunch more lined up and an annual mowing contract with the client.

Just ordered 5,000 business cards from vista print also got 500 business magnets

built my website up a little bit at www.local-landscapers.com

also ordered 100 24" x 18" lawn signs

also got a couple of friends to write referrals for me on here;
http://local.yahoo.com/info-97265400...=Mineral%2C+VA

hoping to get slammed with business this year
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0307120001.jpg (575.1 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg 0306122359.jpg (558.3 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg business card.jpg (64.6 KB, 12 views)
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 03-07-2012, 07:11 AM
willshome willshome is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mass
Posts: 865
Rep Power: 0
willshome is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
100 lawn signs look great. where did you get them and if you don't mind how much did they cost?
BTW your site looks good but "why choose us" "about me" I and we, I would pick one, flipping around from I and we is hard to follow
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-07-2012, 09:18 AM
abbot abbot is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 63
Rep Power: 6
abbot is on a distinguished road
Default

TIP: When handing out business cards, ALWAYS give in sets of 2 or more. One for them, one for a friend. TELL them to refer you.

Sometimes I tell my clients to write "tell a friend" on the back. It's statistically proven that humans have a harder time pitching something that has physical writing on it.

Encourage your customers to refer you. Tell them that you have a referral system that if they refer someone who signs a contract, you give them $200.Yes seems steep, but the idea is to get hundreds of virtual salesmen.

Facebook pages, Create a facebook page, offer "facebook only" specials. This gets them to like your page to receive the special.

Eh, I should stop now...

Good luck to you, great start indeed.

PS: Vistaprint is good because it's cheap, however IF you are ever looking for higher quality and willing to pay a little extra for prints I recommend http://www.4by6.com/

You can order a free sampler here: http://www.4by6.com/samples

(note: I am NOT affiliated in any way, I just use them a lot with many of my clients)
__________________
Mitch Howard - Internet Consultant - www.webchoppers.com

I'm here to help and answer any questions that I can about your business's online presence.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2012, 02:42 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Eh, I should stop now...
Why stop now? We'd love to hear more of your thoughts!

Quote:
Facebook pages, Create a facebook page, offer "facebook only" specials. This gets them to like your page to receive the special.
What is the benefit of someone liking your facebook page? What does that do for you?
__________________
- 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 03-07-2012, 10:25 PM
Chaz Chaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 183
Rep Power: 5
Chaz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willshome View Post
100 lawn signs look great. where did you get them and if you don't mind how much did they cost?
BTW your site looks good but "why choose us" "about me" I and we, I would pick one, flipping around from I and we is hard to follow
The signs i got from an online site based in florida. it was $3 per sign, 1 color 1 side, included free design, stand and shipping. it was printed day of order and made it here in 2 days. (excellent company)

I was bouncing around with this myself, you should see my business plan.... lol i changed it. i guess my flaw is when i think of a business i think of it more of a plural but i am a one man show, sometimes but i did change it, thanks for input!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-07-2012, 10:28 PM
Chaz Chaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 183
Rep Power: 5
Chaz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mitch Howard View Post
TIP: When handing out business cards, ALWAYS give in sets of 2 or more. One for them, one for a friend. TELL them to refer you.

Sometimes I tell my clients to write "tell a friend" on the back. It's statistically proven that humans have a harder time pitching something that has physical writing on it.

Encourage your customers to refer you. Tell them that you have a referral system that if they refer someone who signs a contract, you give them $200.Yes seems steep, but the idea is to get hundreds of virtual salesmen.

Facebook pages, Create a facebook page, offer "facebook only" specials. This gets them to like your page to receive the special.

Eh, I should stop now...

Good luck to you, great start indeed.

PS: Vistaprint is good because it's cheap, however IF you are ever looking for higher quality and willing to pay a little extra for prints I recommend http://www.4by6.com/

You can order a free sampler here: http://www.4by6.com/samples

(note: I am NOT affiliated in any way, I just use them a lot with many of my clients)

yeah i have 5,000 of them so i do plan to hand out in multiples, however writing something on back is difficult because i have the services i offer listed on the back.

ALSO a secret with vista print, 5k business cards and 500 magnets were like 184 + 43 shipping, i called and simply asked for a discount, they took 50% off without any hassle, i was like hell yeah that saved me like $80 for a 4 minute phone call
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-08-2012, 02:40 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
sent out my introduction letters about 3 weeks ago
How did you determine who you would send the letters out too?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 03-08-2012, 04:33 PM
brian'slawncare brian'slawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 387
Rep Power: 7
brian'slawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

could you post a link to the companies you used?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-08-2012, 11:13 PM
Chaz Chaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 183
Rep Power: 5
Chaz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brian'slawncare View Post
could you post a link to the companies you used?
I used Vistaprint.com for the business cards.


I used this site for the signs

http://yardsignwholesale.com/YardSig...439b9d60cc4d88

i pasted the link of the prices page.

the company is really great to be honest. i got the signs so damn fast.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-08-2012, 11:17 PM
Chaz Chaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 183
Rep Power: 5
Chaz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
How did you determine who you would send the letters out too?
I drove around with my girlfriend, and she jotted down the addresses of the houses, if i didn't think they could afford, or would be interested in my business we didn't write their address down.
Essentially, I get to choose my customers. lets say with a news paper ad that covers a large region, you don't get to choose your customers.
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
Best Marketing Material Steve General Business Discussions 113 04-30-2008 06:28 AM
What marketing material would help? Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 1 03-25-2008 01:27 PM
Marketing Material For Steve General Business Discussions 1 04-29-2006 02:39 AM
Let's see your winter marketing material Steve General Business Discussions 1 11-17-2005 03:50 PM
Marketing Material Steve General Business Discussions 0 01-31-2005 09:58 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Today 01:01 AM
by myrlage
1,256 443,889
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
Today 12:53 AM
by myrlage
3 1,184
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
Yesterday 07:16 AM
by Chilehead
2 61
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-26-2016 05:43 PM
by Steve
4 377
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 51
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 144
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 153
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 171
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 628
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,340
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 524
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,414
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 293
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 929
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 799
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 630
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 756
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 727
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 3,287
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-30-2016 07:47 PM
by SC93
11 2,166
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
08-30-2016 03:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,137
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 AM.

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