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.

auto dialing campaign


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 08-03-2007, 08:15 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Does anyone have a suggestion on a message??

it needs to be max 30 sec.

but the shorter the better because i can get more calls out.

ex. Hi this is got grass landscaping. we are currently offering free estimates for mowing, trimming, and egding. press 1 now to schedule your quote.. pause we also offer a referral program, refer 1 customer get your lawn cut for free 1 time and if you refer 10 customers you get a fall clean up valued at $250. press 1 now pause For your free estimate or referral bonus.press 1 now pause please press 2 to be removed from our list

what do you think??
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 08-03-2007, 09:40 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,506
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
The thing I wonder is, should you offer some type of offer? Like maybe a press 1 for a free estimate. Order now and you will also be eligable for a X% off coupon on your first service of $X or more.

Would something like that be better than offering a referal program on the message? Would it get them to jump?
__________________
- 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 08-03-2007, 09:57 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

now is this a system that automatically calls homeowners houses?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-04-2007, 10:42 AM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

yes i set it and forget it!

its a 24 line autodialer

i put in the data and it just goes!

its awesome

it worked well in the mtg industry.

cant wait to see what it does
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-10-2007, 10:41 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

how does it work out with the do not call registery?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-17-2007, 03:58 PM
LawncareMarketingMagic LawncareMarketingMagic is offline
Lawn Care Business Consultant
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Age: 40
Posts: 132
Rep Power: 0
LawncareMarketingMagic is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I know this is too late to include this in the message, but maybe you can keep it in mind for next time.

I would have made a stronger offer. Instead of just offering free estimates (every one does those these days), I would have offered a free '21 point lawn care analysis' with an opportunity to get XX% off.

Now, what's the 21 point analysis? It's simply the free estimate except you have 21 different things (or some other relevant number) you check and then give recommendations on. It's really nothing more than your regular estimate, but by giving it a title it makes it sound much more valuable and people will be more interested to get it.

So, here's what I would've said in the message:

"Hi, this is Chestin from Got Grass Landscaping. I wanted to call to let you know that for the next 2 weeks only we're offering our 21-point lawn care analysis for free. This thorough analysis will give you a detailed picture of the state of your lawn and provide you with several recommendations for making it the greenest, thickest lawn in the neighborhood.

To schedule your free, no obligation appointment, simply Press 1. If you'd prefer to not receive further notice of our special offers, simply Press 2.

Remember, we're only offering this no committment 21 point analysis for the next 2 weeks so Press 1 to schedule your appointment now!"

There's a couple of key elements that were missing from the original message that I added to this version.

Anyone have any ideas what they might be?
__________________
Chestin
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-17-2007, 04:48 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,506
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]There's a couple of key elements that were missing from the original message that I added to this version.

Anyone have any ideas what they might be?
Possibly offer a third option? Where you can sign up for a free lawn cut with an annual contract?

Ack, I can't think of anything else.
__________________
- 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 08-18-2007, 08:26 PM
Clean Lawn Clean Lawn is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 124
Rep Power: 9
Clean Lawn
Default

Ok for those of us that don't know anything about this auto caller thing can you tell me how to find out more information on it? This is actually something I could do from anyone of my other two business' while there is down time.
I think this is a great idea and in such a large area as here in Hampton Roads, we could drum up a lot of new business for CleanLawn. By the way Hampton Roads is the following cities in Virginia - Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, Pungo and Virginia Beach (Williamsburgh and Yorktown might be included in this too) but needless to say its a large area! But I think this would be good here too.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-18-2007, 09:57 PM
LawncareMarketingMagic LawncareMarketingMagic is offline
Lawn Care Business Consultant
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Age: 40
Posts: 132
Rep Power: 0
LawncareMarketingMagic is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Here are 3 different voice broadcast services that you could use:

- www.voiceshot.com
- www.protus.com
- www.callfire.com

They all have pretty easy online setups and their prices are reasonable. I've never used www.callfire.com, but they have the cheapest rates. $03.5/minute compared to $.05 to $.15/minute with others.
__________________
Chestin
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-19-2007, 05:45 PM
Clean Lawn Clean Lawn is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 124
Rep Power: 9
Clean Lawn
Default

Maybe it was just me but you said what the original post said again but you dressed it up. A free lawn estimate = everyone is doing that but a 21-point lawn analysis sounds like your getting the royal treatment when in fact it is the same exact thing.
You also gave the customers a timeline, which is 2 weeks. Without a timeline to me it sounds like this is something you do all the time but a trying to dress it up and sell it. Most people don't know that these services are offered all the time. They feel like your doing something special by the 21-point lawn analysis being done special for 2 weeks only. Frankly, I would be more likely to call someone selling the 21 point lawn analysis over the everyday I can do this estimate in my sleep because I do it so much.
Then giving the customer the knowledge of what they can or cannot do themselves to fix their lawns makes them feel like they have the power to choose to do it themselves or have a professional do it.
The referal section was left out of this one. Honestly I don't think it needs it. I think it sells as is but if you wanted to add it then do what was suggested as the free lawn cut with an annual contract or offer it when you come out to do the 21-point lawn analysis.
Frankly, I would like a little more detailed information on what you would have as part of the 21-point lawn analysis because I personally like it. I think its so much more professional than the free lawn estimate. Wow! That is exactly what I thought when I saw it. Overall this forum is just incredible with the amount of information that is available on it for new, old and wet behind the ears (which is what I still consider myself) but I had to emphasis it again. WOW and thanks!!!
Some of the ideas and suggestions that I have received from here are great and Got grass? has come up with some awesome ones too!
Right now I have offered to my newcomers something very much smaller than that 21-point analysis and some of them have taken the opportunity to do for themselves my suggestions and a few asked me for estimates.
BTW I still have not heard back from Merchants which isn't looking good. Oh well
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
Yesterday 01:16 PM
by Bradcook21
6 113
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Yesterday 12:31 PM
by Steve
9 353
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Yesterday 12:29 PM
by Steve
1,227 401,221
Hello Everybody
budspop
07-30-2015 11:42 AM
Yesterday 12:28 PM
by Steve
1 44
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
Yesterday 11:34 AM
by googus
9 572
Hello!
brandycarlton
07-29-2015 12:31 PM
07-29-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 125
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
07-28-2015 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 232
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
07-28-2015 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 211
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:17 PM
07-28-2015 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 216
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
07-28-2015 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 370
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
07-28-2015 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 213
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 755
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,934
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 368
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,426
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,402
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,470
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 310
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 432
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 325
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 345
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,725
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,676
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,485
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 350
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 298
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 471
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,473
» Popular Tags
accounting ad landscaping advertising aerocore bark billy goat brushcutter bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook financials foreman free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hardscapes husqvarna invoicing jobs landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair solo backpack sprayer sq ft swzt tree tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website winterization www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 AM.

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