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SunState Lawn Care inc
05-21-2009, 09:08 PM
Do you think it is worth it having a web site ? I am going to have one built and was wondering if y'all get very much buisness from your sites?

Thanks

turfplusutah
05-22-2009, 12:52 PM
I get around 20 people a day from my area to come, and anywhere from 1 to 5 of those to sign up each day, so I think it does a good job of passive sales for me. I definitely think it has been worth it.

mikey.hill
05-23-2009, 08:26 PM
Best form of marketing there is. Seems expensive but in a relatively short time you will see results. Make sure and list your website on your business card or promo materials. Also adwords is a beneficial way to drive traffic to your site. Just research the keywords your using first.

topsites
05-30-2009, 02:13 AM
More of my younger customers call me due to the Web, the printed media gives me less for my money every coming year,
years ago I'd get a call for every dollar spent but now every year I keep spending more, and more on print...
So much I could have bought two brand new lawn mowers with that money.

The Web isn't cheap either, but it's improving and maybe I am wrong but I think it is well worth the investment.

mdvaden
06-03-2009, 10:59 PM
I think it's worth having a website even if you don't get any new work from it.

Did you ever see a drawing or painting called something like "No Mail" ??

An old man walking away from a mailbox toward his old house.

May have been no mail that day. May be that the old man only got 2 letters all year, and faithfully went to the mailbox every day. Anyhow, he has a mailbox. That's the way I look at a website sometimes. Just keep one there. Don't even have to check it. But like a box for someone who may want to send a letter someday, the site is there in case someone goes looking for you on the internet using your name alone.

TPnTX
06-18-2009, 08:26 AM
i get calls all the time. more than any other

SECTLANDSCAPING
07-18-2009, 01:55 AM
Hey guys. Im new here and havent had a chance to post but I design websites and just got into landscaping. I need to raise money for a 4x4 to plow with. Ill give anyone here 15% off.

http://www.sectlandscaping.com/

http://www.wildcherrydesign.biz/

http://seotricksguide.info/

mdvaden
07-18-2009, 11:52 AM
Hey guys. Im new here and havent had a chance to post but I design websites and just got into landscaping. I need to raise money for a 4x4 to plow with.



Cool...

You are like our son then in some ways. He does websites and is raising money for a few new things too.

He's got www.clearersolutions.com

So he also does a home service too. At least it's flexible.

SECTLANDSCAPING
07-22-2009, 06:35 AM
Cool...

You are like our son then in some ways. He does websites and is raising money for a few new things too.

He's got www.clearersolutions.com

So he also does a home service too. At least it's flexible.
Both arent that hard if you take the time to learn. Designing websites, marketing and seo has prepared me for most business task.

landscaping companies in my area are a dime a dozen but only a few have websites. Its a slight advantage, makes me look more professional as a young guy. It never hurts to have another form of promotion.

Things are slow, I started in June. So I'm planning to advertise heavy to catch a few fall jobs.

MiguelTX
07-27-2009, 07:13 AM
Best form of marketing there is. Seems expensive but in a relatively short time you will see results. Make sure and list your website on your business card or promo materials. Also adwords is a beneficial way to drive traffic to your site. Just research the keywords your using first.
This is the BEST advice, IMHO. I have a friend that owns his own business (not LCO related) and he hired a designer and got something up on the web. That was it, nothing else was done on his part. After about 2-3 months he started complaining that his website isn't bringing in any calls/customers.

Is his website URL on his biz card? Nope! He talks to small groups a couple of times/month so... does he have a handout with a summary of his services and website URL? Nope. He hasn't done any direct mail, adwords, or anything.

Thanks to all the "big" companies, consumers are getting used to finding companies on the web. It's almost become 2nd nature and even the older folks are tapping into the net.

SECTLANDSCAPING
07-28-2009, 08:08 PM
This is the BEST advice, IMHO. I have a friend that owns his own business (not LCO related) and he hired a designer and got something up on the web. That was it, nothing else was done on his part. After about 2-3 months he started complaining that his website isn't bringing in any calls/customers.

Is his website URL on his biz card? Nope! He talks to small groups a couple of times/month so... does he have a handout with a summary of his services and website URL? Nope. He hasn't done any direct mail, adwords, Article Directories or anything.

Thanks to all the "big" companies, consumers are getting used to finding companies on the web. It's almost become 2nd nature and even the older folks are tapping into the net.
Some of them is marketing the rest is SEO.
I have designed sites for people who just wanted a website. No SEO optimization. They probably never heard of meta tags and keywords. Eventually they email me saying something is wrong they have no traffic. I ask what have you done to market the site? Craigslist, Adwords, Google Groups, Blogger?

The average person thinks you put the site up and wallah your good to go. Not likely, chances are you will be the last page on search results.

I started the website and advertising a month or so before I opened my business. Knowing that it takes a few weeks to be indexed.

Now I have the opposite problem. I have to hit the streets and knock on doors. Of course the flier points to the website.

greendave
07-28-2009, 10:07 PM
I get around 20 people a day from my area to come, and anywhere from 1 to 5 of those to sign up each day, so I think it does a good job of passive sales for me. I definitely think it has been worth it.

I highly doubt this is true.

jada86
08-14-2009, 07:59 AM
Put your website on your trailer and T-shirts too. Anywhere you put it, people will see it. When people see you have a website, they get the impression that you are up with the times and that impression bleeds over into their first impression of your business as well. Plus, it gives them an opportunity to look at your business on THEIR time without the hassle of a phone call. A website is like having a salesman out on the street if done right. Don't worry as much about SEO as you would for, say, a retail business. Worry about getting that website address in front of as many people as you can, every single day.