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 > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

New year's resolutions?


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-31-2008, 08:38 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,850
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default New year's resolutions?

Anyone have any new years resolutions?

Do you find they are more business related or less?
__________________
- 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

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 12-31-2008, 10:09 AM
EasyPro's Avatar
EasyPro EasyPro is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 167
Rep Power: 7
EasyPro is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Anyone have any new years resolutions?

Do you find they are more business related or less?
Business:
1. Get at least 4 accounts of either condos, HOS's or apartments
2. Hit 75k gross with at least a 15% net profit
3. Pay off all debt.

Personal:
1.Pay off all debt.
2. Get back in shape
3. Make $250 a week
__________________
DJ Carroll
EasyPro Property Services
502-525-3279
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-02-2009, 10:22 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,850
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

You really have been thinking! Good job!
Quote:
Get at least 4 accounts of either condos, HOS's or apartments
Have you thought about what you will do this year that you didn't do last year to accomplish this? Also what will it entail?
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 01-02-2009, 08:26 PM
EasyPro's Avatar
EasyPro EasyPro is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 167
Rep Power: 7
EasyPro is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
You really have been thinking! Good job!


Have you thought about what you will do this year that you didn't do last year to accomplish this? Also what will it entail?
Steve last year I had next to no web presence. This year you can search for any one of my services in either Madison, Indiana, Carrollton, KY or La Grange, KY and I am on the first page of google if not at the number one spot!

I think this should let me do at least another 30k more than last year

As far a the HOA's or condos or apartments . . . It doesn't matter either mowing landscaping, roof cleaning, or PWing i am just going to really target them this year
__________________
DJ Carroll
EasyPro Property Services
502-525-3279
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-03-2009, 11:06 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,850
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
last year I had next to no web presence. This year you can search for any one of my services in either Madison, Indiana, Carrollton, KY or La Grange, KY and I am on the first page of google if not at the number one spot!
I know most newer business owners don't pay attention to search engine optimization, but you do and it shows. When new customers call you, do you ever ask them how they found you? Have you ever kept track of what % of new customers who do call you, have found you through your website initially?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 01-03-2009, 11:39 AM
EasyPro's Avatar
EasyPro EasyPro is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 167
Rep Power: 7
EasyPro is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I know most newer business owners don't pay attention to search engine optimization, but you do and it shows. When new customers call you, do you ever ask them how they found you? Have you ever kept track of what % of new customers who do call you, have found you through your website initially?
Steve a good habit to get into is to keep good records . .. I use quick books and every time a customer calls I get all their info and how they found us before we even start talking about services
__________________
DJ Carroll
EasyPro Property Services
502-525-3279
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-03-2009, 01:50 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,850
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you have any idea on average what the average lawn care business finds to be their % of new callers who found out about them through their website? Or even what % a lawn care business owner should shoot for?
__________________
- 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 01-03-2009, 03:02 PM
EasyPro's Avatar
EasyPro EasyPro is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 167
Rep Power: 7
EasyPro is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Do you have any idea on average what the average lawn care business finds to be their % of new callers who found out about them through their website? Or even what % a lawn care business owner should shoot for?
I think that greatly depends on your site . . . its one thing to be found . . that make them a warm lead, If you read my content its BENEFITS, BENEFITS, BENEFITS. My customers are going to call being already educated and ready to say yes! This is very important!

I know my buddy mike does about 75% of his business from people finding him online!
__________________
DJ Carroll
EasyPro Property Services
502-525-3279
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-03-2009, 04:18 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,850
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Does he or do you suggest a lawn care business do any internet advertising? Like Google adwords? Or should a lawn care business focus on search engine optimization?

Quote:
If you read my content its BENEFITS, BENEFITS, BENEFITS. My customers are going to call being already educated and ready to say yes! This is very important!
What is the difference between service options and benefits? Can you explain your view to us?
__________________
- 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 01-06-2009, 05:10 PM
toxicweirdo's Avatar
toxicweirdo toxicweirdo is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 7
toxicweirdo is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine is more business related, What I really want to acheive this year is to get this business off the ground.
__________________
Hinder and evaluate this very life, The miracles we endure prevails over the iniquities so live on. Keep in mind your miracles and forget the vile enigmas we face. Always preseve your dreams, prevail, and carry the day.
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
New years resolutions Steve General Talk 0 12-27-2007 09:54 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
adding something new...
veteranslawncaresystems
01-28-2015 12:13 AM
Today 01:08 PM
by Dan Tanner
7 260
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 03:55 PM
Today 12:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
7 241
Just Quit?
ringahding1
01-30-2015 06:23 AM
Today 10:42 AM
by ringahding1
10 274
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
Yesterday 10:58 PM
Yesterday 10:58 PM
by breadcrumb
0 38
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
Yesterday 10:55 PM
Yesterday 10:55 PM
by breadcrumb
0 29
Greetings from above! (...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
Yesterday 05:29 PM
Yesterday 05:29 PM
by Hard-Body lawn & garden
0 45
Fencing help
Knaubone
Yesterday 02:36 PM
Yesterday 02:36 PM
by Knaubone
0 43
French gardener owner's...
didgreen
01-30-2015 09:10 AM
Yesterday 02:25 AM
by didgreen
3 131
Thanks for all the posts
WheatGrass
01-30-2015 06:38 AM
Yesterday 01:29 AM
by WheatGrass
2 125
hows it going.
uppercut
01-30-2015 05:01 AM
01-30-2015 11:16 PM
by uppercut
3 134
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
01-30-2015 11:11 PM
by uppercut
2 114
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
01-30-2015 10:26 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
15 979
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 08:57 PM
01-30-2015 07:51 PM
by Chilehead
2 139
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
01-30-2015 07:46 PM
by Chilehead
11 950
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-30-2015 04:47 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 517
whats this briggs?
uppercut
01-30-2015 12:40 AM
01-30-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
1 98
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-30-2015 02:36 PM
by Hard-Body lawn & garden
1,202 364,240
Lawn Mowing -...
ringahding1
01-30-2015 07:05 AM
01-30-2015 07:05 AM
by ringahding1
0 74
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
01-29-2015 08:14 PM
by lxarth
8 322
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 09:13 AM
01-29-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
6 304
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
01-29-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
15 559
New to the forum
LCRobert
01-26-2015 10:21 PM
01-29-2015 09:11 AM
by ringahding1
7 264
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
01-28-2015 12:26 PM
by Steve
21 3,270
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
01-28-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
44 16,166
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
01-28-2015 12:08 PM
by Steve
29 9,539
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
01-28-2015 11:04 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 680
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-27-2015 09:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
43 10,468
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 12:30 PM
01-27-2015 07:24 PM
by avetslawncare
4 209
New to group
ron@alpine
01-27-2015 08:45 AM
01-27-2015 01:29 PM
by Steve
1 174
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-27-2015 01:27 PM
by Steve
13 913
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-27-2015 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 406
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
01-27-2015 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 338
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,694
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 226
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 471
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 239
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 375
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 362
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 426
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 596
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 414
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 755
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 489
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,308
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 651
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,609
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 564
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 388
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 302
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,894
» Popular Tags
4wd 4x4 aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades bush deliquentaccounts design ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris flyers foreman four wheel drive google gopherhaul growing a lawn care business hiring husqvarna introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care 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 mr dave mulch per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride reo running a business seo shell small engine repair snow plowing square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns steve sulky theft toro toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee walk behind web design website design
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:18 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:18 PM.

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