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FreshCutLawnCare
08-27-2008, 06:23 PM
I am trying to start up my own Lawn business and just wondering if anyone has any tips on what type of advertising to do? And the best time to get the advertisments out?

Thanks



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THRIFTY
08-27-2008, 07:03 PM
Search button works great!

FreshCutLawnCare
08-27-2008, 07:06 PM
Right on man!

Thanks

CMLandscaping32
08-27-2008, 09:30 PM
Flyers my man

rnd
09-11-2008, 11:38 AM
In my opinion, spring is the most effective time to market, since their lawn is fresh on your potential customers mind. www.rndsigns.com can create professional looking flyers or door hangers for you to pass out to get started canvasing in your target neighborhoods. They also offer postcards, brochures, newsletters, posting lawn signs and more. They offer great prices for quantities between 500-1,000. They also provide layout ideas and free design services included in their price. Just pick a layout idea and tell them what you want it to say and they put it together for you.

LBLC_LCO
09-11-2008, 12:23 PM
Craigslist has worked well for me, but not really this time of the year, unless they are one time jobs.

I picked up 20 accounts from CL alone in about 1 1/2 months earlier in the year.

stevenf
09-11-2008, 02:10 PM
I am at 10 weekly and 11 biweekly on my second year by passing out doorhangers only. Next year I will start cold calling for commercials and other small things like newspaper ads.

TCS Landscaping
09-11-2008, 04:26 PM
Door to door is the number one way to get new clients.

FreshCutLawnCare
09-11-2008, 04:51 PM
Thanks guys! When it comes time do you think I should spend the money and get ACTUAL door hangers or would flyers be ok? Personally I think the door hangers are more professional! Just curious!

Dunlaps LawnCare
09-11-2008, 06:32 PM
Newspaper and flyers

Lamonicaslawnservice
09-11-2008, 06:38 PM
door to door sounds easy but when I tried it people dont want to be bothered at all. I just got let down after 10 houses. Door hangers seem the same way to me and you cant touch the mailbox. I really dont want to spend a few grand on direct mail tho. Can you hire people to hand out door hangers and is it reliable?

tedfrk
09-11-2008, 10:15 PM
you could pay someone to hand them out but how do you know if there getting delivered?we have a weekly paper that comes out and alot of people look for it in there mailboxes on friday's it's also available at businesses,you can take an add out in something like that or you can also have them put your flier inside of it when it gets delivered.i am not sure which route i am going to go with it some people might just throw out the fliers who knows.good luck with your choice.

FreshCutLawnCare
09-12-2008, 12:32 AM
exactly i dont know if i could trust anyone! i think im leaning toward door hangers, but putting them out on my own time! im going to see how many customers i get with the hangers, then i will post an add if im really hurting for business! advertising is all new to me so any help i can get i appreciate!

Grace9508
09-13-2008, 01:12 PM
Door to door is great way. Go to some one you know's neighborhood and introduce yourself and present your company. , i got 2 accounts in 3 trys the other day. just being honest and smiling gets accounts

stevenf
09-13-2008, 02:36 PM
exactly i dont know if i could trust anyone! i think im leaning toward door hangers, but putting them out on my own time! im going to see how many customers i get with the hangers, then i will post an add if im really hurting for business! advertising is all new to me so any help i can get i appreciate!

Next year Im going to pay some kids to pass out doorhangers. I will give them a per 500 pay rate and offer small bonuses for every account I get from them.

J&R Landscaping
09-13-2008, 06:48 PM
Flyers might get you some work. You will generally see a 2-3% return so you'll be passing out a couple thousand of them. Try uunning an ad in the newspaper. I run an ad in 2 local papers. Not to much money and they get good results and end up paying for themselves many times over.

The best method of advertising though would be posotive word of mouth from satisfied customers. The fall is a good time to break in though as there is lots to do and it can give you a big head start on next spring!

island associates
09-15-2008, 02:24 PM
i use multiple tactics but the internet has really gotten me a lot of leads not for weekly cuttings but for plantings, masonry and backyard makeovers. I use a company that gets me on the first page of google, yahoo, msn for relevant keyword searches (not the pay per click) but the organic searches.

LAWNBARBERSTFD
09-15-2008, 06:56 PM
Offer A Free Cut To Your Existing Customers For A Referal That Stays With You For 60 Days

AdornTreeService
09-27-2008, 02:05 AM
The best advertising is the newspapers and local radio. Our local radio is $5.00 for a spot and the paper is $93.00 for a month 3 times a week.

rnd
01-13-2009, 04:19 PM
Go to RNDSIGNS.COM. Request a FREE marketing handbook full of ideas. See hundreds of print layout ideas and industry specific professional photogrphs to enhance your image and sales. All online. Very economical custom design and print.

Lamonicaslawnservice
01-14-2009, 11:29 AM
thanks so much

G_Burleson
01-06-2013, 10:20 PM
i use multiple tactics but the internet has really gotten me a lot of leads not for weekly cuttings but for plantings, masonry and backyard makeovers. I use a company that gets me on the first page of google, yahoo, msn for relevant keyword searches (not the pay per click) but the organic searches.

what company is that?