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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

Need help looking for advise


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-12-2007, 11:25 PM
Dan3691 Dan3691 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 8
Dan3691
Default

I am new to the forum but have read a lot and I think I have a good start but want your oppions on what I have so far. I have spent hours on all of this set up. My web site is www.freewebs.com/dan3691 I would like your honest remarks. * I also have done a lot of carpentry and tons of other things from running cranes to ripping and putting machines back together. I have done just about anything you can do to a home from running heavy equipment to pretty much building my house I live in now. *I would like to make some extra money so I decided to try cutting grass and start a Handyman Service. I wish I can figure out how to build stuff and convert files that is my biggest problem. It sure would be nice if someone can tell me how they use the template on here and make them into a website because I pretty much gave up on that I was ready to pull my hair out what little I have left. I live in a rich tourist town in northern ohio by put in bay on lake erie. It is full of rich people buying very expensive homes for there summer homes so I know the work is here.
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 10-13-2007, 12:30 AM
SerranoLandscaping
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
The page looks good and your prices are reasonable. The only thing I will change is your wkly mowing Price. bump it up to $35 since you said your in a high end community. My minimun is $35 and I havent had a problem with that.

I like the web page. Good work man.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-13-2007, 12:44 AM
Dan3691 Dan3691 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 8
Dan3691
Default

Thanks it wasn't easy. I put down the very least for a small yard to try and pull people in. I am also trying to get a sign made up and trying to decide hoe to advertise all of this. Any suggestions
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-13-2007, 11:11 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,246
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Dan,

Welcome to our forum! If you want to experiment with the web templates, find one you like and get it up online in a test directory and we all can make a fun learning project out of it. Tell us what you want to do and we can offer suggestions.

I like where you are coming from with your business plan. Everyone can use property maintenance services.

Since you live in a rich tourist town, are there a lot of people who own vacation homes there and live elsewhere? Have you thought of offering property management for them too?

What kind of things are you doing to market your business so far?
__________________
- 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 10-13-2007, 08:04 PM
Dan3691 Dan3691 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 8
Dan3691
Default

Well I made a flier and put my number on the bottom so they could rip it off to call. I hung four of them up one at the grocery store, ace hardware, laundrymat, and at the lakeside area where it is loaded with very rich people it is a community of its own. I got a message on my cell phone from a guy wanting his lawn fertilized but he didn't leave me a number to call him back he said to call him he wanted me to fertilize his lawn. Go figure the very first person wouldn't leave a number. Any ideas how to get it. It was a restricted number on my phone. Thanks !
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-13-2007, 08:31 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,246
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Can you *69 ?

Are there other things you can do to generate interest in your business?

Could you possibly do something to help someone in the community? Are you a member of any community organizations you could ask if someone needs help? Fixing something around their house or yard?

Then take a few pictures of what you did and send them into the paper?
__________________
- 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 10-13-2007, 11:15 PM
Dan3691 Dan3691 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 8
Dan3691
Default

What will *69 do ? I have read a few post you have made about someone getting into the paper. What kind of Ideas can you come up with. I really can't think of any. I dont think the paper will put me in it for helping someone do something but I will give this a lot of thought. I am big into Purple Martins which I have a large *****y here. Maybe I can get something going on that but I wouldn't know how to get the business involved in it. I have thought about for a long time about having school bring some kids out for a school trip for education. Have any ideas about this.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-14-2007, 02:04 AM
pnplawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

First off, lets talk about the website:

#1 You need your own Domain Name. get rid that freewebs.com name. you want your customers to see that you have your own site and that it looks professional. Something like cuttingedgelawn.com Also remember you want the name to be as short as it can be. Something easy for the customer to remember. Now look at me, Im starting to get onto tomorrows website tip of the day LOL Anyway ill work you someone on it soon.


Rodman
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-14-2007, 07:12 AM
pmblair
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

You should also think about having a logo. *Something that makes you stand out and be remembered. *Contact me at pmblair@blairprod.com if you would like to discuss a logo design. *I charge $50.

I can also help with your website if you like.



Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-14-2007, 11:41 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,246
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]What will *69 do ? I have read a few post you have made about someone getting into the paper. What kind of Ideas can you come up with. I really can't think of any. I dont think the paper will put me in it for helping someone do something but I will give this a lot of thought. I am big into Purple Martins which I have a large *****y here. Maybe I can get something going on that but I wouldn't know how to get the business involved in it. I have thought about for a long time about having school bring some kids out for a school trip for education. Have any ideas about this.
*69 was set up so you could call back the number that most recently called you even if the number was blocked. But I am guessing at this point it's been too long and others have called sense.

Oh that is very interesting and unique! I don't think I have ever heard of them! That is a good start, in fact you write an article about them.

Think about these things,
- Who are you
- What are purple martins
- Where are they located
- Why did you get interested in them
- When did you get started with this interest
- How do you care for them

Now maybe you could tie in the Purple Martins with a picture of you building a bird house specifically designed for them? This would tie in the birds with the construction. Then you could also talk about the landscape around them that is conducive to them.

Maybe you could include a Purple Martin in your logo in the background!

Build up and play off of what makes you unique! I like this angle a lot!



Do you have any pictures of your purple martins you could share with us or show us where they live? Could you also try and answer those who, what, where questions? That will help in the formation of an article.

Maybe also you could make some bird houses for free for others in your area that are interested in having such birds live on their property. This could be another tie in. You could actively go searching for places to put them. Like schools or senior centers. Places where people would like to sit and watch them. This would make for a great article element as well! And you making these bird houses for free would position you and your business as a local hero.

Such an article would be like your coming out presentation to the community and then you would need to follow up with a website, flyers or door hangers in the area that maybe included you were spotlighted in the paper. You want to keep the buzz going once you get it.

What's your take on this so far?
__________________
- 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
New company in Michigan
SEM
Yesterday 09:27 PM
Today 05:26 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 22
Newb Question - Multiple...
DependiLawn
Yesterday 11:36 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by DependiLawn
0 20
maintandlawndispatch...
SGL1
04-21-2015 03:31 PM
Yesterday 04:42 PM
by Steve
9 202
Lawn Care Service in...
Friscobob
Yesterday 03:33 PM
Yesterday 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 40
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
Yesterday 04:39 PM
by Steve
4 108
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
Yesterday 04:39 PM
by Steve
3 88
Thoughts on Undocumented...
element009
09-25-2011 11:08 AM
04-23-2015 09:32 PM
by Chilehead
56 15,489
Hello Everyone
DesignsByBnC
04-22-2015 04:07 PM
04-23-2015 02:19 PM
by DesignsByBnC
2 77
The upcoming rainy...
5StarLawnscaping
04-21-2015 01:22 PM
04-23-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
7 176
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
04-23-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
12 336
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
04-22-2015 07:04 PM
by Just for Cuts
59 2,505
WARNING! Especially to...
SC93
04-19-2015 12:05 PM
04-22-2015 01:39 PM
by Steve
14 403
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
04-22-2015 01:28 PM
by Steve
15 493
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-21-2015 05:01 PM
by joshlawncare
4 321
Got Inspected today
swstout
08-09-2010 10:31 PM
04-21-2015 03:53 PM
by SGL1
10 3,976
Smoked my first belt!
SGL1
04-20-2015 08:46 PM
04-21-2015 03:28 PM
by SGL1
4 148
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
04-21-2015 12:47 PM
by Steve
25 997
lawn care business...
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:56 PM
04-21-2015 06:18 AM
by holymoly
3 240
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
04-21-2015 03:18 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
57 5,227
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
04-20-2015 10:02 PM
by SGL1
4 460
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-20-2015 08:20 PM
by avetslawncare
27 5,658
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
04-20-2015 01:08 PM
by Steve
4 249
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
04-19-2015 08:49 PM
by Chilehead
17 589
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-19-2015 09:21 AM
by KJ90
8 996
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-19-2015 05:26 AM
by RSE
22 1,002
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
04-18-2015 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 507
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
04-17-2015 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 406
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
04-17-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 527
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
04-17-2015 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 193
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
04-17-2015 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 560
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
04-17-2015 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 536
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,360
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 245
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 8,044
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 234
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 263
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,265
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 721
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 296
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 325
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 565
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 287
Client with...
OldSalt
04-07-2015 09:47 PM
04-13-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
8 514
Getting rid of "mulched...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 04:21 PM
04-13-2015 11:26 AM
by biglee
3 325
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
04-13-2015 11:11 AM
by biglee
7 437
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
04-13-2015 11:07 AM
by biglee
15 943
Landscape Fabric
CurbAppeal1
04-10-2015 03:58 PM
04-13-2015 08:02 AM
by Chilehead
4 367
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
04-12-2015 04:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
17 4,007
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
03-31-2015 02:57 PM
04-10-2015 11:37 AM
by kslawn
6 591
Do you have medical...
Steve
09-10-2011 11:46 AM
04-10-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
17 5,303
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care 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 marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scripts secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee web design website website design winterization won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 AM.

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