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.

software help


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 04-11-2008, 10:59 PM
gmoney55 gmoney55 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: louisiana
Age: 49
Posts: 50
Rep Power: 9
gmoney55
Default

Hey guys i see alot of ya'll design your own logos, postcards, ads, etc. and was wondering what software do you use to do these things. I really want to do alot of my own designing but have no clue as to the actual software i need. i see there are several different softwares out there for these purposes but need help in deciding what software i will need. also where do they sell the software at pretty reasonable prices. i looked at some and the prices are outrageous. I did some flyers with microsoft works but really want something good to really make it look professional for my logo and stuff. any help is greatly appreciated thanks.
__________________
Gerald T. Mullet
K & G LAWNCARE
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 04-11-2008, 11:10 PM
UniversityLandscapers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
If you get Microsoft Office, it comes with a program called Publisher that's pretty good. I use photoshop, but that's outrageously expensive if you want to buy it. (I didn't buy it )
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-11-2008, 11:40 PM
gmoney55 gmoney55 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: louisiana
Age: 49
Posts: 50
Rep Power: 9
gmoney55
Default

I have microsoft office but the version of publisher that came with it was a trial one and it has expired. I did not even know it was on here and my niece must have tried to use it for school and activated it and now it is expired. I looked at photoshop but it is a little too expensive for me to buy right now. But they say photoshop is a great program maybe later on i can get it.
__________________
Gerald T. Mullet
K & G LAWNCARE
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-12-2008, 02:53 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Gerald,

For making flyers, have you considered downloading openoffice.org? It's free.
__________________
- 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 04-13-2008, 12:44 AM
gmoney55 gmoney55 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: louisiana
Age: 49
Posts: 50
Rep Power: 9
gmoney55
Default

Steve,
Thanks for telling me about openoffice i am downloading it right now hopefully this help me with what i am trying to do again thanks
__________________
Gerald T. Mullet
K & G LAWNCARE
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-13-2008, 01:31 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

You are welcome!

Let me know how your flyers turn out.
__________________
- 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 04-14-2008, 09:37 PM
LawncareMarketingMagic LawncareMarketingMagic is offline
Lawn Care Business Consultant
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Age: 41
Posts: 132
Rep Power: 0
LawncareMarketingMagic is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Gerald,

Definitely check out OpenOffice.org, as Steve suggested.

Also, for a GREAT, Photoshop alternative that comes at a FANTASTIC price....FREE....check out Paint.net. It's similar to Photoshop and comes with a bunch of plugins you can add to enhance it's capabilities. You can download it here:

www.getpaint.net
__________________
Chestin
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-14-2008, 09:46 PM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hey Chestin...nice to see you on the boards...

The best 'FREE' graphic editor I have ever used is GIMP.

http://www.gimp.org/

I bit of a learning curve...but easier than photoshop.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-15-2008, 12:30 AM
gmoney55 gmoney55 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: louisiana
Age: 49
Posts: 50
Rep Power: 9
gmoney55
Default

Thanks for all the help. I downloaded open office but i can't figure out how to use it. It has a ton of files and i cannot figure it out at all. i click on one and a bunch of files pop up and i can't get anything to open up i might be doing something wrong i don't know does anyone kow if i am screwing it up.
__________________
Gerald T. Mullet
K & G LAWNCARE
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-15-2008, 02:46 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Well there is a document program in open office, can you click on create new document and see if you can create a simple document?
__________________
- 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
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
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
Yesterday 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 76
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 104
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 05:46 PM
by Freshcut
2 101
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 100
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 297
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,720
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 246
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 241
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,444
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 313
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 270
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 221
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 302
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 201
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,328
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 12,986
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 394
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,313
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,103
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,267
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 PM.

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