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.

Marketing plan


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 08-02-2012, 04:05 PM
xandrew245x xandrew245x is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 648
Rep Power: 3
xandrew245x is on a distinguished road
Default Marketing plan

I need to do something to attract a few clients off the bat. There is a higher income housing development pretty close by.

I'm thinking of sending out postcards to the development maybe 3-4 mailings. If I can land at least 1 customer in their, then I can start to build a referral base.

What do you guys think about this?
__________________

Carlisle Lawn Care
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 08-02-2012, 06:36 PM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 719
Rep Power: 4
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Doing one lawn at a reduced rate for a year in that neighborhood may be a way to go. Post cards are expensive and often gives back a poor response.
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-02-2012, 06:47 PM
xandrew245x xandrew245x is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 648
Rep Power: 3
xandrew245x is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprinkler Buddy View Post
Doing one lawn at a reduced rate for a year in that neighborhood may be a way to go. Post cards are expensive and often gives back a poor response.
How do I even go about getting a customer in that neighborhood though?

I was thinking a few mailings of a postcard with deals on them like pay for 4 mowings and get the 5th one free, or something else.
__________________

Carlisle Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-02-2012, 07:07 PM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 719
Rep Power: 4
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Drive the neighborhood and look for some of the easiest yards to do. Tell them your wanting to get your foot in the door in their neighborhood and you would be willing to do their yard for X to do so for X period of time.

Make them an offer they can't refuse. Once your in, if your good, folks will take notice.

Also make sure to tell them to keep their price to themselves. You don't want the reputation of being the cheapest guy around.
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com

Last edited by Sprinkler Buddy; 08-02-2012 at 07:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-02-2012, 07:13 PM
xandrew245x xandrew245x is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 648
Rep Power: 3
xandrew245x is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprinkler Buddy View Post
Drive the neighborhood and look for some of the easiest yards to do. Tell them your wanting to get your foot in the door in their neighborhood and you would be willing to do their yard for X to do so for X period of time.

Make them an offer they can't refuse. Once your in, if your good, folks will take notice.

Also make sure to tell them to keep their price to themselves. You don't want the reputation of being the cheapest guy around.
Well thats honestly what I want to avoid. I certainly don't like salesmen coming to my door, and here you need permits to go door to door and you have to pay monthly for them.
__________________

Carlisle Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-02-2012, 07:24 PM
wat5150 wat5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 604
Rep Power: 0
wat5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Just go start mowing a couple lawns in that neighborhood. Then just send the people a bill.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-02-2012, 07:29 PM
xandrew245x xandrew245x is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 648
Rep Power: 3
xandrew245x is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wat5150 View Post
Just go start mowing a couple lawns in that neighborhood. Then just send the people a bill.
Hahahahaha...I don't know how well that would go....
__________________

Carlisle Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-02-2012, 08:25 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wat5150 View Post
Just go start mowing a couple lawns in that neighborhood. Then just send the people a bill.
TruGreen does it with spraying so I say go for it with mowings. If the homeowner comes out just run him and his mower down.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-02-2012, 08:30 PM
xandrew245x xandrew245x is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 648
Rep Power: 3
xandrew245x is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
TruGreen does it with spraying so I say go for it with mowings. If the homeowner comes out just run him and his mower down.
I can just feel the impending lawsuits coming.
__________________

Carlisle Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-02-2012, 08:43 PM
xandrew245x xandrew245x is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 648
Rep Power: 3
xandrew245x is on a distinguished road
Default

For $100 I could send a postcard to all of the houses in that development, not a bad price especially if I even got just one client.
__________________

Carlisle Lawn Care
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
Marketing Plan PlymouthRiverLandscaping Starting a lawn care business. 9 02-22-2012 03:09 PM
The keys to any successful marketing plan Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 10 12-21-2006 11:48 AM
Do You Have a Plan? Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 1 12-03-2006 08:44 AM
To business plan or not to? Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-28-2006 04:09 AM
What's your marketing plan for the next few months Steve General Business Discussions 11 03-20-2006 07:30 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
Today 04:40 PM
by avetslawncare
21 591
Distant measuring wheel
CurbAppeal1
Today 01:34 PM
Today 04:40 PM
by Bradcook21
3 35
Ground Guys
Pattersonllc
Yesterday 07:49 PM
Today 04:37 PM
by avetslawncare
4 82
Starting a legit...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
Yesterday 08:19 PM
Today 04:29 PM
by Steve
5 94
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 04:21 PM
Today 03:47 PM
by Trupro
20 402
Employee Training...
Trupro
Today 10:46 AM
Today 03:41 PM
by Trupro
2 32
How do YOU charge your...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
03-02-2015 09:28 PM
Today 03:33 PM
by Steve
4 135
Small dovetail truck...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 07:47 PM
Today 03:17 PM
by Steve
1 56
Front page google...
CurbAppeal1
Yesterday 06:04 PM
Today 03:03 PM
by Steve
5 75
Doug With Blades Of...
BladesofSteel
03-03-2015 08:40 PM
Today 02:38 PM
by Steve
3 76
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
Today 01:57 PM
by jhinton
12 5,282
Looking for royalty free...
Trupro
Today 10:50 AM
Today 01:48 PM
by Trupro
3 47
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 08:57 PM
Today 01:12 PM
by CurbAppeal1
8 835
New Website
brian'slawncare
03-01-2015 06:35 PM
Today 10:48 AM
by Trupro
9 195
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
Yesterday 07:33 PM
by CurbAppeal1
25 7,776
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
Yesterday 06:47 PM
by BladesofSteel
14 2,012
hoa bid
Bradcook21
Yesterday 07:12 AM
Yesterday 04:49 PM
by Steve
2 91
Incentives for potential...
rmccutchan
02-02-2015 12:09 AM
Yesterday 04:06 PM
by Steve
13 900
Kawasaki Control Assembly
rsanchez1203
03-03-2015 04:21 PM
Yesterday 04:04 PM
by Steve
10 180
All NEW BRASS Black Rain...
BlackRain75
03-03-2015 10:07 PM
Yesterday 02:33 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 62
Moss in grass in the...
tk4454
05-17-2013 12:19 AM
Yesterday 09:08 AM
by Moki
4 1,614
Jesse with Curb Appeal...
CurbAppeal1
03-03-2015 01:44 PM
03-03-2015 06:48 PM
by CurbAppeal1
12 163
New guy from Columbia, SC
holymoly
03-03-2015 05:27 PM
03-03-2015 06:10 PM
by Steve
1 55
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
03-02-2015 10:59 AM
03-03-2015 06:08 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 128
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
03-03-2015 05:56 PM
by Steve
45 1,544
What's include in a bid?
ppl
03-02-2015 01:19 PM
03-03-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
9 228
New Lawn Care Business
S&Z Lawncare
03-02-2015 04:13 PM
03-03-2015 05:39 PM
by Steve
3 135
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
02-27-2015 01:07 PM
03-03-2015 05:23 PM
by joshlawncare
7 184
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
03-03-2015 02:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,058
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
03-03-2015 01:26 PM
by jrs.landscaping
30 694
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
03-03-2015 10:38 AM
by brian'slawncare
9 828
pros and cons on...
Wolf4dk
03-02-2015 12:26 AM
03-02-2015 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 159
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
03-02-2015 08:32 PM
by Bradcook21
7 309
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
03-02-2015 04:57 PM
by Steve
5 389
Hi from the beautiful...
nwgirl
02-07-2015 06:01 AM
03-02-2015 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 679
Online Estimator
acrajchel
03-01-2015 05:58 PM
03-02-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
3 147
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
03-02-2015 11:05 AM
by nwgirl
4 616
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
03-02-2015 10:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
16 703
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
03-01-2015 01:46 PM
by Chilehead
8 652
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
02-27-2015 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,904
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,819
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 566
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 170
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 163
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 192
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,854
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 301
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 286
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,922
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 738
» Popular Tags
4wd 4x4 ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades bush contract help deliquentaccounts design ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris foreman four wheel drive free advertising google gopherhaul growing a lawn care business husqvarna introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services 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 seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business per hour service podcast pricing pto secrets to landscaping seo shell small engine repair snow plowing square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 PM.

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