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gway
01-01-2006, 01:23 PM
What do you find as the best advertising aside from newspapers phone books and referals. im talking does anyone use masss mailings or inserts with thier mailings ie perfco inserts, or what works great for you for drumming up new buis or landing the big comm accounts.

DUSTYCEDAR
01-01-2006, 01:30 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=127624

John Gamba
01-01-2006, 02:44 PM
What would work for me back in the day-------Less people doing what i did---:waving:

Tyner Lawn Service
01-01-2006, 05:00 PM
What would work for me back in the day-------Less people doing what i did---:waving: Same here. All types of advertising use to work but now who knows. Depends on how many part timers are taking business away.

kc2006
01-01-2006, 05:59 PM
Same here. All types of advertising use to work but now who knows. Depends on how many part timers are taking business away.

I was about to make a post to see what everyones marketing plan is for 06, or what new ways of advertising they're finding. But like you just said...who really knows anymore? Last year i did basicly EVERY usual advertising method that we all talk about on LS...it was horrible, nothing seemed to work.

So I'm beating my brains trying to think of something that will work....or at least reasonably well :rolleyes:

John Gamba
01-01-2006, 06:21 PM
Same here. All types of advertising use to work but now who knows. Depends on how many part timers are taking business away.


Police, Fire.

sildoc
01-01-2006, 06:41 PM
Police, Fire.
Seems like there are a lot of them here. Not that you can give them a hard time for knowing where the sugar is, but it sure makes it hard to compete with someone that is already making a living with bennnnies. That is why I have made my business on quality not cheap prices. Not that they are cheap but you find a clientell and stick with them.

John Gamba
01-01-2006, 08:04 PM
Seems like there are a lot of them here. Not that you can give them a hard time for knowing where the sugar is, but it sure makes it hard to compete with someone that is already making a living with bennnnies. .

And a BADGE

gway
01-01-2006, 08:57 PM
ya know, the way it has worked for me over the last 12 years is do your job and do it well and the calls will follow...no matter how much advertising you do and how many fliers these newbies pass out, nothing promotes your buisness like your buisness. the old" build it and they will come" applies to our work. that alone will get the phones to ring. but i need to get my plan in place and move from a lawn maintance co to a landscaping co. thats where the $$ is not in lawns to be honest, but for starting out thats fine for most

Cigarcop
01-02-2006, 09:36 AM
And a BADGE


John,

Don't forget about my great pension!

Tyner Lawn Service
01-02-2006, 10:07 AM
ya know, the way it has worked for me over the last 12 years is do your job and do it well and the calls will follow...no matter how much advertising you do and how many fliers these newbies pass out, nothing promotes your buisness like your buisness. the old" build it and they will come" applies to our work. that alone will get the phones to ring. but i need to get my plan in place and move from a lawn maintance co to a landscaping co. thats where the $$ is not in lawns to be honest, but for starting out thats fine for mostNot to argue here but in Omaha we have way more competition than you have in Chicago. We have way many more ads in the phone book and newspapers. I actually have heard first hand that it's hard to find lawn related companies in Chicago so like you say if you do a good job it will work there populationVSlawn co. I do great work and get along with everyone but there are so many doing this here that it seems your customer refers are only about 10% a year. Not like the old days.

DUSTYCEDAR
01-02-2006, 10:13 AM
most of the cops in my area r part timers no force wants to really hire full time so no bennies
most have side jobs in the landscaping field or tree work
at 1 time i had 3 part time cops working for me and they were great always showed up i didnt have to worrie about then driving anything they never got a ticket i think the badge helped that as long as they pay taxes i dont care and i cant really blame them--- hell i wouldent want to be shot at for 12 bucks an hour when i could mow grass for 50 an hour

John Gamba
01-02-2006, 11:08 AM
John,

Don't forget about my great pension!


You should see my Pension .

DUSTYCEDAR
01-02-2006, 11:20 AM
bump u for bragging

John Gamba
01-02-2006, 11:24 AM
bump u for bragging


TWO BUMPS because i'm able too:gunsfirin

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01-05-2006, 07:30 PM
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Hi gway,

I think if you are looking for commercial accounts, you are going to have to go to them. Knock on doors and meet people.

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