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 > Business > Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.

Door to Door


Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 08-18-2009, 12:10 PM
golfnpreacher golfnpreacher is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 28
Rep Power: 0
golfnpreacher is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sasquatchmonk View Post
How many of you guys market door to door as in ringing the doorbell and talking to people one on one, not just leave a flyer and leave? How effective is this method of marketing as opposed to just leaving a flyer? If you don't go door to door, why not? Are you afraid of disturbing them? That is my biggest reason for not doing it. Any insight?
I'm a small fish in a big pond when it comes to lawn care, but for me working in the afternoon and going door to door has met with great success per contact than any other method. Plus it has the added benefit of building clients that live in close proximity to each other.

To be successful it requires observation over time. Notice who in the neighborhood cut their own grass, also about what time "dad" comes home. Then when I'm cutting my customers lawn, after I'm done I knock and introduce myself. "Dad" doesn't want to go out and get sweaty. Price is reasonable, he can see the work I'm doing. Add a good sales pitch and I've got a new client.

(sidenote - currently I've got all the business I can handle in my current situation. I'm part time with 20 lawns on a regular basis. For me to grow I would have to make some changes in either equipment and/or the time I put into business. Right now I'm not sure I want to make those changes, so I'm not actively seeking new clients.)
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


  #12  
Old 08-19-2009, 05:57 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,087
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
but for me working in the afternoon and going door to door has met with great success per contact than any other method
Do you find many people home during the day? Who usually answers the door husband/wife? Or someone else?

Who do you feel is the best to talk to and would you come back at times to talk to them?
__________________
- 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
When is the best time top go door to door? Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 6 08-28-2008 06:50 PM
A leave behind when you go door to door Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 08-22-2008 06:15 AM
door hanger Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 0 02-21-2005 11:39 AM
Door Hanger Steve General Business Discussions 3 12-10-2003 02:14 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
DG or Angel Mix?
Jmoney
11-19-2016 12:02 AM
11-25-2016 12:43 PM
by Steve
4 204
Introductiion
carrie palmer
11-22-2016 06:45 AM
11-22-2016 11:21 PM
by Chilehead
2 316
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
11-22-2016 12:02 PM
by Steve
1,266 450,433
Win a FREE website
BugmanGA
11-09-2016 05:14 PM
11-20-2016 09:32 AM
by BugmanGA
8 415
Web development for Lawn...
ProSvit
11-19-2016 05:32 PM
11-19-2016 09:05 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 190
Need help bidding
Pavia's Lawn Care
02-13-2009 07:39 PM
11-17-2016 05:58 PM
by Steve
12 3,679
Best selling lawn care...
Steve
11-11-2016 12:18 PM
11-11-2016 12:18 PM
by Steve
0 398
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
11-10-2016 09:42 PM
by BugmanGA
8 2,305
What will be different...
Steve
11-09-2016 11:16 AM
11-10-2016 09:07 AM
by Chilehead
1 874
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
11-03-2016 06:16 AM
by Just for Cuts
13 9,394
» 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 design company landscaping richmond va lawn lawncare lawn care business book lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service 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 01:15 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 PM.

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