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? > Promote your products or services

Promote your products or services Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.

Outdoor Business Card Distributor


Promote your products or services

Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-06-2009, 12:07 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,569
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default Outdoor Business Card Distributor

I was contacted on myspace by Alison who runs this Outdoor Business Card Holders business http://www.myspace.com/marondahomes

Very neat product. If you are interested in it, contact her through her site or give her a call. This product could be really useful on your truck, trailer or even your lawn signs.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg TakeaCardFlyer.jpg (352.7 KB, 4 views)
__________________
- 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 06-07-2009, 04:11 PM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cocoa FL
Age: 43
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 7
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I was contacted on myspace by Alison who runs this Outdoor Business Card Holders business http://www.myspace.com/marondahomes

Very neat product. If you are interested in it, contact her through her site or give her a call. This product could be really useful on your truck, trailer or even your lawn signs.

Thanks Steve,

If anyone has any questions Please let me know!

I have one question why would you not want/need these?
They are Powerfull advertising, not every will write down your onfo, but they will take a card!!

Thanx!
Artie Crowley
__________________
Artie Crowley
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-07-2009, 07:18 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

I started using something similar on the trucks and trailers at the home show this spring, I bought a holder from Staples Business depot which is large enough to hold my post cards, it is held by suction cups, we go through quite a few cards and get quite a few calls so I guess it is working. I had the printer do up 11 X 14 signs on foam core that states Free Information and contact cards here with an arrow.

Also, every tractor, excavator, mower has a leather water proof pouch with a few cards, if someone walks up to an employee, the employee will answer their questions, hand a card and suggest they send me an email. I prefer that staff do not take the information in case it gets lost, every crew however has a blackberry, if the client insists they will email me the information on the spot and I will contact the prospect within the hour.

I would encourage everyone to have something available for prospects walking by or if they see you parked somewhere, even though this is a business I always seem to be looking for a pen, I swear they have legs sometimes.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-07-2009, 09:31 PM
Fresh Cut's Avatar
Fresh Cut Fresh Cut is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 235
Rep Power: 7
Fresh Cut is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arthur712 View Post
Thanks Steve,

If anyone has any questions Please let me know!

I have one question why would you not want/need these?
They are Powerfull advertising, not every will write down your onfo, but they will take a card!!

Thanx!
Artie Crowley
I don't want nobody that close to my truck

Or anything that belongs to me!


I'm so serious!

I'd much rather they approach me. My number is on my shirt, front and back. My number is on my cards, my door hangers, etc.

DON'T TOUCH MY ****!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-07-2009, 09:35 PM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cocoa FL
Age: 43
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 7
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by picframer View Post
I started using something similar on the trucks and trailers at the home show this spring, I bought a holder from Staples Business depot which is large enough to hold my post cards, it is held by suction cups, we go through quite a few cards and get quite a few calls so I guess it is working. I had the printer do up 11 X 14 signs on foam core that states Free Information and contact cards here with an arrow.

Also, every tractor, excavator, mower has a leather water proof pouch with a few cards, if someone walks up to an employee, the employee will answer their questions, hand a card and suggest they send me an email. I prefer that staff do not take the information in case it gets lost, every crew however has a blackberry, if the client insists they will email me the information on the spot and I will contact the prospect within the hour.

I would encourage everyone to have something available for prospects walking by or if they see you parked somewhere, even though this is a business I always seem to be looking for a pen, I swear they have legs sometimes.
I do notice some people do not want to ask for a card because they just want to Take A card and leave. To many people are afraid to get sold.

I do think a business card should have some good information on them.
Not just company name and numbers because business card are and alway will be you best and cheapest way to advertise.

Thanks for the coments!

Artie crowley
__________________
Artie Crowley
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-07-2009, 09:50 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,569
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

One of the marketing concepts I learned a while back is very similar to what Artie is saying and it makes total sense.

For instance, you could market, call my 1-800 number available 24 hours a day and listen to my pre-recorded message on the 5 steps you can take to attain a greener lawn.

At the end of the 5 steps you could say, if you would like to hear more about how we can assist you to attain a lush and greener leave your name and number and we will promptly return your call.

This way you are slowly pulling the potential customer in step by step. Things work a lot better when you do this versus try to pounce on a potential customer and bring them from point A to Z in one fell swoop.

The same thing applies to the business cards. People do at times just want to get a business card and then call so they will feel they have a buffer between you and them and they can always hang up. If they come up to you and ask you for a card, there is always the fear of you will pounce on them with a sales presentation they are not ready for.

Artie, you know, you could even look into having a flyer or brochure dispenser too on vehicles and trailers.

That would totally rock.
__________________
- 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 06-07-2009, 11:14 PM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cocoa FL
Age: 43
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 7
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Artie, you know, you could even look into having a flyer or brochure dispenser too on vehicles and trailers.

That would totally rock.




I am working on that but it is not cheap. Still in the works, but not too soon.

Thanx!
Artie
__________________
Artie Crowley

Last edited by arthur712; 06-07-2009 at 11:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-07-2009, 11:15 PM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cocoa FL
Age: 43
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 7
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fresh Cut View Post
I don't want nobody that close to my truck

Or anything that belongs to me!


I'm so serious!

I'd much rather they approach me. My number is on my shirt, front and back. My number is on my cards, my door hangers, etc.

DON'T TOUCH MY ****!
Maybe on your trailer, or is that still too Close. HAHA
__________________
Artie Crowley
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-14-2009, 10:16 AM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cocoa FL
Age: 43
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 7
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default

Steve, I am still working thise outdoor brochure holders, but I am not realy sure that they will be in as much demand.

These are the ones I am working on, But the retail is going to be like $15 each


What does the people here think? I wish there was a way I could do a servey.

Thanx!
__________________
Artie Crowley

Last edited by arthur712; 06-14-2009 at 10:23 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-14-2009, 04:19 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,569
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

It's kinda hard to tell what is going on in that picture but I think having the ability to distribute marketing material like that is very important. Maybe something like that could even be screwed into a landscape trailer as well?
__________________
- 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
What do you think of my business card cuttinitcloselc Starting a lawn care business. 4 04-12-2009 10:27 PM
Outdoor decoration business Steve General Business Discussions 1 10-05-2008 07:45 PM
MY BUSINESS CARD Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 42 02-06-2008 07:38 AM
Business Card makbootzy Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 7 01-01-2008 12:07 AM
New Business Card Plan-It Graphics Graphic Design Discussions 6 12-26-2007 02:01 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
John Deere 667a
acrajchel
08-30-2015 10:00 AM
Today 11:06 AM
by Steve
4 85
Your 2015 summer review.
Steve
Today 11:01 AM
Today 11:01 AM
by Steve
0 14
Dane Scag
Steve
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
0 75
24 and 50 acre cemetery...
grassmasterswilson
08-18-2015 10:09 AM
08-26-2015 02:42 PM
by Steve
13 545
Rookie business question...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-05-2015 05:20 PM
08-26-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 403
How to clean an old...
rmccutchan
08-16-2015 05:23 PM
08-26-2015 02:31 PM
by Steve
9 416
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
08-26-2015 12:25 PM
by kslawn
19 3,750
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-25-2015 11:31 AM
by acrajchel
9 2,479
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:23 AM
by acrajchel
17 992
ZTR Review
Shark1611
05-31-2012 10:42 PM
08-25-2015 11:16 AM
by acrajchel
8 3,763
Hi Everyone
mmays29
08-25-2015 08:16 AM
08-25-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
3 123
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
08-25-2015 11:08 AM
by acrajchel
11 1,195
Old Business New Owner
Toyman
06-17-2014 08:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:00 AM
by acrajchel
17 1,580
Hi everyone! We're new...
alltrades
08-22-2015 12:46 PM
08-24-2015 10:41 AM
by Steve
2 170
CAn I get some help with...
rootytalbot
08-11-2015 06:14 PM
08-24-2015 10:36 AM
by Steve
12 516
Hi
Wemowjunction
08-16-2015 08:45 PM
08-20-2015 01:46 PM
by Steve
11 411
Drive cable bad?
SGL1
08-10-2015 11:16 PM
08-20-2015 01:41 PM
by Steve
5 373
Hey there everyone
Cole8999
08-16-2015 04:42 PM
08-18-2015 04:35 PM
by Steve
3 253
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
08-18-2015 11:47 AM
by rmccutchan
7 972
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
08-18-2015 07:59 AM
by rootytalbot
7 393
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-17-2015 04:34 PM
by Steve
1,229 406,120
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
08-16-2015 11:42 PM
by rmccutchan
3 596
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
08-16-2015 11:09 PM
by SC93
16 1,248
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
08-14-2015 11:08 PM
by scaypa
95 11,477
New Biz
kufnerins
08-14-2015 05:52 PM
08-14-2015 08:56 PM
by Steve
1 213
Chemical and Fertilizer...
rmccutchan
08-09-2015 10:36 PM
08-13-2015 11:11 PM
by rmccutchan
6 411
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
08-13-2015 02:10 PM
by rootytalbot
12 2,079
Hello all thinking about...
bernie
08-11-2015 04:28 PM
08-13-2015 10:33 AM
by Steve
8 374
Logo Help Font Color
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:26 PM
08-12-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
4 352
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
08-12-2015 12:30 AM
by Jeff1
20 1,814
My new mower
Chilehead
08-08-2015 09:09 PM
08-11-2015 08:36 PM
by Chilehead
9 521
Thought this was a good...
Just for Cuts
08-06-2015 03:38 PM
08-11-2015 10:54 AM
by Steve
8 517
Plowing pricing
jcurr33
08-08-2015 04:58 PM
08-11-2015 10:51 AM
by Steve
6 477
Should I upgrade my back...
googus
08-07-2015 10:50 AM
08-11-2015 10:44 AM
by googus
7 442
Keeping it clean....
Wolf4dk
08-09-2015 11:31 PM
08-11-2015 06:34 AM
by Chilehead
7 369
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
08-10-2015 09:41 PM
by stallman419
12 2,759
Newbie Saying Hi.
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:22 PM
08-10-2015 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 260
How much do I charge to...
Chris Herrera
08-06-2015 09:30 PM
08-09-2015 11:31 AM
by biglee
2 401
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-07-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
17 1,145
Best commercial contract...
sanlanct
08-04-2015 12:18 PM
08-06-2015 06:20 AM
by sanlanct
2 395
I came across this on a...
rootytalbot
08-02-2015 11:04 AM
08-05-2015 08:17 PM
by SC93
9 633
Help bidding a hedge...
hopolb33
08-02-2015 06:09 PM
08-05-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 434
recycler toro 22"
rvezakis
08-03-2015 12:10 PM
08-04-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 316
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental flyers free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hiring how to hydro increase customers jobs landscape landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website website design wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 PM.

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