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.

Christmas Lights


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 11-03-2008, 09:34 PM
Adair's Landscape Adair's Landscape is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 8
Adair's Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default Christmas Lights

Any ideas on what to charge on Christmas light installation or marketing idas?
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 11-04-2008, 05:16 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I would experiment with your house first and get a rough estimate how much time it takes to hang certain lights. Then once you have an idea, you could double the time because you need to put the lights up and come back after the holidays to take them down.

We have a bunch of free flyers you can use to promote your holiday lighting services.

Let us know how this goes.

Also take some pictures of your holiday light installs, even if they are on your own home. I'd love to see what you come up with and let us know how the marketing is going.

Is anyone else going to offer this?
__________________
- 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 11-04-2008, 07:58 AM
quickcleanlawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Yeah, I think I going to try again. I'm in the same boat as Adair's not sure how t charge, A few years ago I was offering to delivering christams trees for people that dint have trucks and made a few extra bucks delivering a tree from the lot to a ladies home across town,but she was the only one.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-04-2008, 08:58 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
A few years ago I was offering to delivering christams trees for people that dint have trucks and made a few extra bucks delivering a tree from the lot to a ladies home across town,but she was the only one.
Oh that is very interesting! How did you market that? Would you offer that again or no? How do you plan on standing out this year with your holiday lighting marketing?
__________________
- 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 11-06-2008, 12:13 PM
mhoward92 mhoward92 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 65
Rep Power: 8
mhoward92 is on a distinguished road
Default

LOL, I have to admit. for some reason Christmas light hanging is one thing I will NOT do. I don't know why but I just can't stand it. I'd rather rake a 3 acre yard with a childs rake and bag it in little grocery bags, rather then hang christmas lights haha.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-06-2008, 07:22 PM
EatingEmoKids's Avatar
EatingEmoKids EatingEmoKids is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Age: 26
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 9
EatingEmoKids
Default

Some one mentioned that I should do this 2 years ago before I even thought about landscaping.. I think it could be a great way to earn some cash, I'm also not sure how to charge and I'm not to fond of heights so it's probably not the best job for some one like me haha..
__________________


Get a free website makeover for your lawn care business!
Go to this thread to learn more:
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?p=44255
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-06-2008, 09:47 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

I want to try that flyer that says Haul your christmas tree away as a flyer this year, since I am not in school anymore, I hope it works out.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-07-2008, 06:19 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Let us know how it goes Justin.
__________________
- 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing Christmas Tree Lights! Steve General Business Discussions 0 01-19-2008 12:57 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS! LGYardService General Talk 3 12-26-2007 08:12 AM
Merry Christmas realhuntin General Talk 3 12-24-2007 11:49 AM
Christmas Lights? LGYardService General Talk 10 12-06-2007 09:06 PM
White Christmas tiedeman Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 4 12-18-2006 03:31 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
Yesterday 11:49 AM
by AKDave
6 526
Define Successful
Fireman Gus
05-10-2012 05:12 PM
Yesterday 11:39 AM
by AKDave
12 5,524
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
Yesterday 11:22 AM
by AKDave
5 222
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-29-2016 01:01 AM
by myrlage
1,256 444,119
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
09-29-2016 12:53 AM
by myrlage
3 1,290
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 189
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 272
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 283
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 294
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 768
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,475
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 641
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,545
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 426
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 1,065
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 915
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 757
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 882
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 850
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:10 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:10 AM.

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