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Old 02-13-2013, 12:09 PM
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getting worried about my advertising tactics....

Ive added on fert and pre to my pressure washing business. i got 2000 5x8 nice post cards from vista print. im going door to door( not knocking) and putting their quote on the bottom right hand corner where it says "quote per visit" i have a good ammount of info and it looks great. it does say pre-emergent time is now! the last 2 days ive passed out 700. i picked 6,000-12,000 sq ft yards and nice homes. maybe im impatient but i havent gotten one call and im kinda wondering. all im looking for is one percent. so im hoping out of what i got out now i get 7 customers. is this not the right time to advertise? it is pre time and very important but are people just not thinking about it now. should i have waited until may? pressure washing is a 8 yr old business and customers come fairly easy to me. if you experienced guys dont mind give me your 2 cents. im keeping my fingers crossed. i know its only been 2 days... cmon phone
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:59 PM
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i got out about 1000 mailers and door hangers, gonna get out there friday to try some more. but the only response i have had is 1 call for an aeration for somebody doing a spring seeding and that is it. I have picked up only mowing accounts, and clean-up stuff the past month, all from google. I advertise as mostly a turf care company, but can't get the lawn app customers.. so, i feel ya! i think being a new company on the block people are leary to give me a chance though.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:12 PM
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Are you a licensed applicator? So your a pressurewashing company advertising lawn apps now?
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:49 PM
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krayzkajun, thanks for your concern it mean alot to me!!! my license number is 01164 in state of georgia if you wanna check to make sure. do you need my expiration date as well? i can provide if needed.

and no, im not a pw company advertising lawn apps now, i have a business in pressure washing and lawn apps. would you like my info for that as well? thanks for your response bud..... private message me for my SSN if u need that also! thanks!
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:50 PM
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how's your credit?? LOL.

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krayzkajun, thanks for your concern it mean alot to me!!! my license number is 01164 in state of georgia if you wanna check to make sure. do you need my expiration date as well? i can provide if needed.

and no, im not a pw company advertising lawn apps now, i have a business in pressure washing and lawn apps. would you like my info for that as well? thanks for your response bud..... private message me for my SSN if u need that also! thanks!
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:55 PM
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how's your credit?? LOL.
hahahahah left that info out for him didnt i? its up there high 700's.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:21 PM
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krayzkajun, thanks for your concern it mean alot to me!!! my license number is 01164 in state of georgia if you wanna check to make sure. do you need my expiration date as well? i can provide if needed.

and no, im not a pw company advertising lawn apps now, i have a business in pressure washing and lawn apps. would you like my info for that as well? thanks for your response bud..... private message me for my SSN if u need that also! thanks!
Just to clarify, you "have a business in pressure washing and lawn apps" or "have a business in pressure washing and a business in lawn apps"? You actually say it both ways.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:31 PM
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krayzkajun, thanks for your concern it mean alot to me!!! my license number is 01164 in state of georgia if you wanna check to make sure. do you need my expiration date as well? i can provide if needed.

and no, im not a pw company advertising lawn apps now, i have a business in pressure washing and lawn apps. would you like my info for that as well? thanks for your response bud..... private message me for my SSN if u need that also! thanks!
most people would respond back to this with a smarta$$ remark, but im not going too.

you stated you have been doing pressure washing for 8yrs or so. and the your first post was worded made it seem now this year you decided to do lawn apps. Do you do lawn maintenance or just pressurewashing/lawn apps. you problem may be the whole pressure washing company advertising lawn apps. people are going to be really sceptical even though your are licensed.

When it comes to advertising, its all about name/brand recognition. you have to advertise to the same areas multiple times inorder to getthe most effective return rate. plus timing is always key. i had my first batch of EDDM postcards delivered three weeks ago, since dlivery ive gotten over 10 calls, but now today is the day after Mardi Gras(i live near New Orleans) and the holiday time is over. ive gotten 7calls today alone. so now people are starting to worry about their yards. give it time. maybe next week go hit those same houses again. Ive had people hang on to fliers/door hangers for over 2yrs.

if you have any questions, i would be more than happy to give my advice.
Maybe post of a pic of your postcard.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:36 PM
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most people would respond back to this with a smarta$$ remark, but im not going too.

you stated you have been doing pressure washing for 8yrs or so. and the your first post was worded made it seem now this year you decided to do lawn apps. Do you do lawn maintenance or just pressurewashing/lawn apps. you problem may be the whole pressure washing company advertising lawn apps. people are going to be really sceptical even though your are licensed.

When it comes to advertising, its all about name/brand recognition. you have to advertise to the same areas multiple times inorder to getthe most effective return rate. plus timing is always key. i had my first batch of EDDM postcards delivered three weeks ago, since dlivery ive gotten over 10 calls, but now today is the day after Mardi Gras(i live near New Orleans) and the holiday time is over. ive gotten 7calls today alone. so now people are starting to worry about their yards. give it time. maybe next week go hit those same houses again. Ive had people hang on to fliers/door hangers for over 2yrs.

if you have any questions, i would be more than happy to give my advice.
Maybe post of a pic of your postcard.


its actually 2 seperate businesses. 2 diff phone numbers due to what u just said. when i advertise for yards nothing else is on my post card but yards. no pw is talked about because i do know how people think. i got my first call today. im up to 14 yards now. i know it will come with time. i was just curious to what percentage people have gotten going door to door and listing their price. i figured it would be alittle more than what i have. but its only been 3 days so we will see. but yes i agree people think pw and lawns dont go well together thats why it is set up as 2 diff businesses. itll come w time just kinda scratching my head and wanted to see other peoples advertising tactics for this industry. sorry for the smart comment i just felt like you were insulting me.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:34 PM
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One thing I noticed with door hangers it takes some time for the calls to come in. At least around here everybody has an attached garage and most all park in the garage and enter and exit the house through the garage so it could take days before the hanger / flyer is noticed on the front door.
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