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.

Clean up and good deed marketing


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 09-18-2007, 06:32 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,246
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What if you had a page on your website where you had a map of your town. Then you had images on it you could click to see the good deeds you did in town. Maybe even have some video of the project you did. Tell the viewer who you helped and what you did. Show before and after.

This could be done with pictures too but video would really push it over the top.

Maybe you could get the local paper involved to get some local community members to take part in your cleanups as well!

You could notify volunteers of you upcoming projects and let them know when and where to show up to help. I bet you could get items donated as well for the projects. Like fixing a ball field or anything else.

What do you think of this idea? Would it make you look like a leader in your community and a good guy/gal? Would this bring you more business in the long haul?
__________________
- 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

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 09-18-2007, 02:14 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Nice. That's an awesome idea.

In fact, you can do this very thing using Google Earth. You can make an animated tour of your town. Along the tour, thumb-tac pictures and descriptions of the good deeds you have done to the locations on the map.

One way to do this is to generate a KMZ file. The users can download and run this file. Google Earth will automatically run the file if it is loaded on the users system.

Granted, this is a bit too time consuming for most customers looking for a LCO.

Instead, use a program called Camtasia (or one like it) to make a movie out of what is being shown on your desktop. Then, simply upload the video to your website using an autoplay movie script. Or, even better yet, simply upload to YouTube and embed the url into your html.

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-18-2007, 06:10 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,246
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Those are some good idea!

Maybe also a map with thumb tack numbers on it and then below a description of each job. Maybe you could click on it and see some pictures and video of each project.

If an lco did this, there is no doubt they would become the township darling!
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 09-18-2007, 07:01 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,246
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Here is a visual of the idea. What do you think about it?

__________________
- 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 09-20-2007, 08:20 PM
SerranoLandscaping
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I cant wait to get this started. I need to move my way up with the big dogs in town. Way to any LCO in the lehigh valley. Today on my way to a job around 7:30 am no lie i saw 11 lco. In a 10 min drive, thats just insane I want to see how many of them make it for next year after I bid on everything I see haha.

I'll post a picture tomorrow of a LCCompany during a mowing visit. Funny picture. These guys had every equipment brand new. New truck, a new 20 some foot trailer, new Zrt's and Huge decals on the truck and trailer.

I took a picture of the 2 trimmer guys taking a 20 min nap on the trailers ramp while the other guy mowed the 1 acre property, is that professional for a new LCC? you tell me.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-20-2007, 08:25 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,246
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]I cant wait to get this started. I need to move my way up with the big dogs in town. Way to any LCO in the lehigh valley. Today on my way to a job around 7:30 am no lie i saw 11 lco. In a 10 min drive, thats just insane I want to see how many of them make it for next year after I bid on everything I see haha.
If you want to be the biggest and best in the area, there is a lot of things that need to come together. You need to promote your business and yourself. You need to become the go to guy for lawn care and landscaping.

Once we get the map up and going we should be thinking about other things as well. How about sponsoring a local little league team? Maybe get involved with the boy scouts or cub scouts and do some work with them to help them get their merit badges. Have someone videotape all this so it can be edited into a show you can put on youtube. Think BIG!

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]I'll post a picture tomorrow of a LCCompany during a mowing visit. Funny picture. These guys had every equipment brand new. New truck, a new 20 some foot trailer, new Zrt's and Huge decals on the truck and trailer.

I took a picture of the 2 trimmer guys taking a 20 min nap on the trailers ramp while the other guy mowed the 1 acre property, is that professional for a new LCC? you tell me.
WoW! I am looking forwards to seeing that!
__________________
- 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 09-20-2007, 08:45 PM
SerranoLandscaping
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Im thinking BIG right now for next year. I have some ideas i would like to put together for next year. So hope everything goes well. So far is looking good and i've been in business for 6 months. My best months I have to say is this one.
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
what's the big deal...
Tony317
Today 02:19 PM
Today 02:19 PM
by Tony317
0 28
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
Today 01:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
6 141
mowing pic
joshlawncare
Today 12:34 PM
Today 12:34 PM
by joshlawncare
0 32
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
Today 12:31 PM
by joshlawncare
5 117
Lawn Care Service in...
Friscobob
Yesterday 03:33 PM
Today 05:35 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 68
New company in Michigan
SEM
Yesterday 09:27 PM
Today 05:26 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 43
Newb Question - Multiple...
DependiLawn
Yesterday 11:36 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by DependiLawn
0 34
maintandlawndispatch...
SGL1
04-21-2015 03:31 PM
Yesterday 04:42 PM
by Steve
9 209
Thoughts on Undocumented...
element009
09-25-2011 11:08 AM
04-23-2015 09:32 PM
by Chilehead
56 15,498
Hello Everyone
DesignsByBnC
04-22-2015 04:07 PM
04-23-2015 02:19 PM
by DesignsByBnC
2 87
The upcoming rainy...
5StarLawnscaping
04-21-2015 01:22 PM
04-23-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
7 186
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
04-23-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
12 352
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
04-22-2015 07:04 PM
by Just for Cuts
59 2,517
WARNING! Especially to...
SC93
04-19-2015 12:05 PM
04-22-2015 01:39 PM
by Steve
14 418
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
04-22-2015 01:28 PM
by Steve
15 503
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-21-2015 05:01 PM
by joshlawncare
4 329
Got Inspected today
swstout
08-09-2010 10:31 PM
04-21-2015 03:53 PM
by SGL1
10 3,985
Smoked my first belt!
SGL1
04-20-2015 08:46 PM
04-21-2015 03:28 PM
by SGL1
4 159
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
04-21-2015 12:47 PM
by Steve
25 1,008
lawn care business...
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:56 PM
04-21-2015 06:18 AM
by holymoly
3 251
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
04-21-2015 03:18 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
57 5,245
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
04-20-2015 10:02 PM
by SGL1
4 469
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-20-2015 08:20 PM
by avetslawncare
27 5,665
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
04-20-2015 01:08 PM
by Steve
4 260
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
04-19-2015 08:49 PM
by Chilehead
17 598
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-19-2015 09:21 AM
by KJ90
8 1,007
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-19-2015 05:26 AM
by RSE
22 1,012
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
04-18-2015 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 518
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
04-17-2015 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 414
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
04-17-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 541
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
04-17-2015 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 202
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
04-17-2015 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 566
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
04-17-2015 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 548
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,370
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 257
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 8,052
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 240
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 272
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,271
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 741
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 305
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 332
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 572
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 295
Client with...
OldSalt
04-07-2015 09:47 PM
04-13-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
8 522
Getting rid of "mulched...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 04:21 PM
04-13-2015 11:26 AM
by biglee
3 332
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
04-13-2015 11:11 AM
by biglee
7 447
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
04-13-2015 11:07 AM
by biglee
15 949
Landscape Fabric
CurbAppeal1
04-10-2015 03:58 PM
04-13-2015 08:02 AM
by Chilehead
4 377
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
04-12-2015 04:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
17 4,018
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blowout bush commercial contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design ditches door hangers employee problems estimate facebook foreman google growing a lawn care business how to hydraulic jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new mower patio install per hour service pricing pto scag v-ride search engine optimization secrets to landscaping seo shell shreaded snow plowing sq ft starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer mate pro up sell employee web design website website design wood wright stander rh www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:40 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:40 PM.

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