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? > Starting a lawn care business.

Starting a lawn care business. How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.

Bikini Crew


Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-02-2008, 09:51 AM
mrsdotdirt's Avatar
mrsdotdirt mrsdotdirt is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Garland Texas
Age: 37
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 7
mrsdotdirt is on a distinguished road
Wink Bikini Crew

I am interested in starting a Bikini Crew. I can run it but have a hard time finding good looking girls willing to mow in this heat. It is not a easy job, and most pretty girls want it easy.
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 07-02-2008, 09:59 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,688
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Did you happen to do a little searching on here for the story on how Lee got international attention for doing this? WOW What a story it was!

What got you interested in offering this service?

I bet if you put out some feelers you could find some gals interested in doing it. Maybe try an ad in craigslist? Also, if you charge $60 or $70 for a normal sized yard I bet you would be able to pay well enough to attract some gals in college interested in making money.

What's your thoughts on 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
  #3  
Old 07-02-2008, 11:02 AM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default Quick revenue vs. Long-term reputation.

Hello MrsDotDirt:

Welcome to the forum.

I am interested in your idea of starting a bikini crew. There have been other lawn care companies which have started similar businesses. The ideas seem to generate initial publicity and revenue. However, I always wonder about their long-term efficacy.

Since you are a certified landscape designer, do you think it will hurt your reputation and your ability to be taken seriously in the business if you pursue such an avenue?

Steve, what are your thoughts on this? Have you kept up with other companies trying this angle?

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-02-2008, 11:16 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,688
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Well from what we have seen in the past, it created a huge media frenzy.

Could it draw media attention? Sure.

You know what would be really cool, is if they used electric powered equipment and promoted a green alternative. Maybe they could take this and push this concept and it would sell easier to the media.

The gals could say, we are wearing our bikinis to bring attention to what every homeowner can do to cut down on greenhouse gases. Maybe a press conference could be held with the bikini staff laying on chairs on a beautiful lush lawn catching some rays as they charge the batteries of their solar powered equipment.

That would help potentially legitimize it more because the point of it would be to draw attention for a good cause instead of simply being a marketing gimmick, which it still would be.

Quote:
Since you are a certified landscape designer, do you think it will hurt your reputation and your ability to be taken seriously in the business if you pursue such an avenue?

Steve, what are your thoughts on this? Have you kept up with other companies trying this angle?
Keith you do bring up a good point. My view on this is, if you want to go along with everyone, expect to get the same results as everyone. If you do something different, anything different, someone is going to find something to bash you. So, it's a choice you make.

I am in full support of those who want to make waves though and try something outrageous
__________________
- 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 07-02-2008, 01:18 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

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post

My view on this is, if you want to go along with everyone, expect to get the same results as everyone.

Steve: Your quote referenced above is exactly the point I am making. What results have other companies that have attempted this angle experienced?

I honestly do not know if this idea works long term or if it has detrimental effects on a businessperson. Lee received amazing worldwide publicity. I would love him to drop by to tell us if the idea still works 1 year later.

What if the original poster expanded on her idea of adding certain sexiness to her business? Since she is a certified landscape designer, it would be neat to see her work this angle into her designs. How about very subtly designing landscapes that mimic the curves of a woman's body in a bikini? "SUBTLY" is the key here...nothing overt.

Steve, do you have ideas for her advertising? Do you remember the Budweiser girls? They were in their bikinis on a beach towel. Their figures mimicked the shape of the beer bottle (or vice versa).

Marketing books I have read discuss subliminal advertising. This is a fascinating area of study.

How about this as an image for an ad campaign: A girl in an organic looking bikini in work gloves and hedge shears in front of a landscape design that roughly mimics her.

The tag line could be something like: "Do you love your lawn enough?"

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:30 PM
mrsdotdirt's Avatar
mrsdotdirt mrsdotdirt is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Garland Texas
Age: 37
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 7
mrsdotdirt is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I have an all Organic Landscape Company. So we would be promoting what comes from Mother nature already. Everything we use is not harmful to humans or animals and improves your existing landscapes soil to make a healthier growing plant. If people would care more about what chemicals are out there and not use them. Then they wouldn't have to use so much energy making theses chemicals. How much would that save? Just a thought.

I am well spoken.
There are times when some men come up to me and don't take me seriously even when I am fully clothed. I have not tried this idea yet, but giving it some thought. Plus I need a tan and not the farmers tan. lol

About hurting my reputation. Not sure, I am sure the women will not like it much, but what guy wouldn't.

I am open to ideas and more suggestions.

I think I heard this on the news one time... may have been Lee on TV.

Keith you have some great ideas and points too. I am absorbing and will think of something more.

Last edited by mrsdotdirt; 07-02-2008 at 06:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-02-2008, 09:03 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,688
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Steve: Your quote referenced above is exactly the point I am making. What results have other companies that have attempted this angle experienced?

I honestly do not know if this idea works long term or if it has detrimental effects on a businessperson. Lee received amazing worldwide publicity. I would love him to drop by to tell us if the idea still works 1 year later.
Good question. I don't know what the long term ability of this idea is.

Quote:
Steve, do you have ideas for her advertising? Do you remember the Budweiser girls? They were in their bikinis on a beach towel. Their figures mimicked the shape of the beer bottle (or vice versa).

Marketing books I have read discuss subliminal advertising. This is a fascinating area of study.

How about this as an image for an ad campaign: A girl in an organic looking bikini in work gloves and hedge shears in front of a landscape design that roughly mimics her.

The tag line could be something like: "Do you love your lawn enough?"
Hmm, how about this off the top of my head. "Can't get to the beach this summer? Bring the beach to you."

"Hire the lawn care bikini gals to mow your lawn."

Then maybe have some of the crew in front of their mowers and put the image on door hangers or sending in postcards?
__________________
- 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

Tags
bikini

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mobile Bikini Carwash Steve Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 0 09-10-2007 02:36 PM
Pictures of crew? Steve General Business Discussions 6 02-01-2006 03:09 PM
How to expand to a second crew? mowboy General Business Discussions 1 08-29-2005 12:08 PM
Where to place crew comments Gopher Tech Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 8 03-10-2005 02:40 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Stander Vs. Zt
totalscape
12-20-2014 07:57 PM
Today 05:42 AM
by Billy Goat
6 140
Complete body therapy...
zermin
Yesterday 11:51 PM
Yesterday 11:51 PM
by zermin
0 28
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 05:07 PM
Yesterday 09:46 PM
by Just Cuts
10 319
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
Yesterday 04:33 PM
by stevef1201
38 9,912
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
Yesterday 11:57 AM
Yesterday 11:57 AM
by Knaubone
0 50
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
Yesterday 12:52 AM
by rmccutchan
31 9,076
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
12-20-2014 11:33 PM
by SuperiorPower
7 269
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
12-19-2014 09:45 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
189 16,785
Georgia Boys!
Chilehead
12-18-2014 10:23 PM
12-19-2014 09:36 PM
by Chilehead
2 130
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
12-19-2014 07:48 PM
by SuperiorPower
9 377
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
12-19-2014 06:00 PM
by homey
5 220
Has Obamacare helped or...
Steve
12-18-2014 04:37 PM
12-19-2014 05:43 PM
by stevef1201
3 153
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
12-17-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 3,031
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
12-17-2014 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,183
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
12-17-2014 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,396
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 344
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 336
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 413
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 307
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 858
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 851
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 323
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 4,163
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 436
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,443
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 681
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 533
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 948
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 479
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 474
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,304
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,781
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 1,026
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,311
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,500
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 666
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 738
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,275
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 905
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,299
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,919
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 764
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,503
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 681
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,573
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,532
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,554
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 747
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,323
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,238
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush care charge christmas collections deliquentaccounts employee problems equipment rental estimate first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hills holiday husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new business new mower ordinance per hour service podcast profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business savannah search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair sprayer starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns theft toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 AM.

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