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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Time Off


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-04-2007, 10:43 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

What are you guys doing now with your time off since hardly any snow has fallen this year? I know that Colorado has been hammered, but what about the rest of you. What are you doing to bring in income and not get bored?
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 01-05-2007, 12:49 AM
Billz Billz is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 239
Rep Power: 10
Billz
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
not a darn thing.lol
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-05-2007, 11:25 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

sounds good
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-06-2007, 04:33 AM
Billz Billz is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 239
Rep Power: 10
Billz
Default

not really, it is getting boring. I dont have much to do, I havent started to advertise yet, do you think it is worth it now?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-06-2007, 03:39 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

It could be good to hit really good potential customers.

But as a way for direct mail campaign, I think that it's too early
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-10-2007, 01:58 AM
Billz Billz is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 239
Rep Power: 10
Billz
Default

I have thought of an idea... have you ever seen people have their address painted on their curb in front of their house? I am going to see what I can find out about doing that. I remember a few years ago we got something from a company about this, said it helped the fire dept, or other emergency people to find your house, etc... anyone ever looked into that?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-11-2007, 12:57 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,992
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

You know, I can't remember who it was that got started doing it.

But it was an entrepreneur from my business book readings who got his business started that way.

Why not come up with a price and offer it to neighbors? Maybe put some marketing material together to point out how it is helpful for the fd or ambulances to find their house in times of emergency. I think it's a great idea.

Keep me posted on how it goes.
__________________
- 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 01-11-2007, 01:01 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,992
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I did a little research and found this article. Maybe it will be helpful to you.

Painting Address Numbers on Curbs for Extra Cash
- by Ted Ballinger

So you want to earn some extra cash?! You don't need to pay for anything but paint, stencils, and gas (or bus fare).

I'm going to tell some of the secrets I know about the curb painting business.

1. FIRST GET A CITY PERMIT! Don't Break The Law!

2. Find a area that needs the addresses repainted.

3. Go to the first door and tell them you are in the neighborhood repainting the addresses on the curb.

4. If the person is interested they will ask how much. You say the cost is ONLY 10.00 (or higher) and we wire brush the surface to remove all old paint, and dirt. Then we mask off a white background with 4" black numbers. Also, let them know that you do have a permit on file with city.

5. If they say no, don't take the first NO! Tell them that they are good to have if there is a emergency, and that theirs has worn off. Most people will say ok, and then you can get started right away.

6. Put your white background on, and while its drying go to house across the street, and say the same thing but now point to the one your doing across the street, most people will get it if they see someone else is getting theirs done.

I do from 10 to twenty addresses a day when I do work using this method. If you would like a curb painting kit with stencil's, and more instructions on what you need to make money curb painting email ted@CurbPainting.com with (Curb Stencil's) in subject line for more info.

Good luck out there.

www.CurbPainting.com



Here was another interesting site talking about this.

http://www.nevblog.com/2006/06/paint...-on-curbs.html
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 01-11-2007, 01:05 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,992
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Also amazingly enough some cities require you to get a permit to do this! Can you imagine!

http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/departm....it.aspx
__________________
- 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
  #10  
Old 01-11-2007, 12:33 PM
Billz Billz is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 239
Rep Power: 10
Billz
Default

do you think it would be worth it to pay for a kit to get started? this site has great looking examples, and marketing packet for homeowners...

http://www.questcom.com/
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
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
Today 07:38 AM
by Mr. Mow
44 1,400
What's include in a bid?
ppl
Yesterday 01:19 PM
Yesterday 10:56 PM
by avetslawncare
8 150
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
Yesterday 10:20 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
29 595
pros and cons on...
Wolf4dk
Yesterday 12:26 AM
Yesterday 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 115
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
Yesterday 09:43 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
8 772
New Website
brian'slawncare
03-01-2015 06:35 PM
Yesterday 09:41 PM
by Truro
7 121
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
02-27-2015 01:07 PM
Yesterday 09:30 PM
by S&Z Lawncare
6 134
How do YOU charge your...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
Yesterday 09:28 PM
Yesterday 09:28 PM
by Hard-Body lawn & garden
0 27
New Lawn Care Business
S&Z Lawncare
Yesterday 04:13 PM
Yesterday 09:28 PM
by S&Z Lawncare
2 72
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
Yesterday 08:32 PM
by Bradcook21
7 251
Opinions on truck wrap
Truro
02-28-2015 04:21 PM
Yesterday 08:03 PM
by Truro
8 209
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
Yesterday 10:59 AM
Yesterday 06:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
2 75
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
Yesterday 04:57 PM
by Steve
5 360
Hi from the beautiful...
nwgirl
02-07-2015 06:01 AM
Yesterday 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 651
Online Estimator
acrajchel
03-01-2015 05:58 PM
Yesterday 03:50 PM
by Steve
3 100
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
Yesterday 11:05 AM
by nwgirl
4 582
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
Yesterday 10:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
16 658
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
03-01-2015 01:46 PM
by Chilehead
8 612
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
02-27-2015 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,848
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,786
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 537
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 139
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 132
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 151
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
02-25-2015 10:15 PM
by SGL1
13 489
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,823
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 263
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 255
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,877
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 705
2nd year advice anyone
Bradcook21
02-18-2015 07:00 PM
02-24-2015 05:15 PM
by Bradcook21
14 673
need help
lawnexpers115
02-23-2015 05:36 PM
02-24-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
3 299
Hello People
nativikee
02-23-2015 07:17 PM
02-24-2015 02:43 PM
by Steve
4 298
New member
qua ke zik 001
02-23-2015 11:24 AM
02-23-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 251
New Video
Sprinkler Buddy
02-22-2015 09:18 PM
02-23-2015 03:19 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 276
need help with SCAG...
apmAkron
02-23-2015 09:14 AM
02-23-2015 01:57 PM
by apmAkron
3 276
which degrees would be...
BLAZIER-1991
02-20-2015 04:46 PM
02-23-2015 01:47 PM
by Steve
9 445
Trouble logging in
avetslawncare
02-21-2015 02:06 PM
02-23-2015 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 639
John Deere Quik Track...
acrajchel
02-20-2015 03:12 PM
02-23-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
1 314
Trimming and...
joshlawncare
02-15-2015 02:04 PM
02-22-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
5 647
where can i post this
zippy-phil
02-17-2015 07:58 PM
02-20-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
7 526
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
02-19-2015 04:43 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
29 2,699
Thumbs up or down?
lawnman1959
02-18-2015 11:40 AM
02-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Chilehead
3 445
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
02-19-2015 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 5,243
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
02-19-2015 12:31 PM
by Steve
1,215 372,292
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
02-19-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
16 1,501
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
01-31-2015 10:58 PM
02-18-2015 01:32 PM
by Steve
5 1,151
Taking a step back
Billy Goat
02-16-2015 07:37 AM
02-18-2015 01:17 PM
by Chilehead
9 623
Employees
stevej
02-17-2015 05:25 PM
02-18-2015 12:47 PM
by Mr. Mow
1 432
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 03:55 PM
02-17-2015 07:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,052
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter bush contract help deliquentaccounts demonstration design ditches door hangers employee problems estimate facebook foreman four wheel drive google gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business how to jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan 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 managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new mower per hour service podcast pricing pto 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 trailer mate pro up sell employee web design website design winterization wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 AM.

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