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Old 01-29-2010, 12:31 PM
jr_golf jr_golf is offline
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Advertising question

This may seem like a stupid question to most, but any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a few accounts from last year as it was my first year. I was wondering when to start advertising or what is the best way to go about it. I live in north central Alabama if that helps any.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:19 PM
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This may seem like a stupid question to most, but any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a few accounts from last year as it was my first year. I was wondering when to start advertising or what is the best way to go about it. I live in north central Alabama if that helps any.

Thanks for the help.


First off there is NEVER a bad time to advertise.

Secondly we work on a year to year basis. If the customer does not call and cancel we show up at the beginning of the season and continue where we left off at. Send a "spring letter" out to your customers from last year letting them know you will be starting work on a specific date. Unless they call you to cancel then keep working.
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:35 PM
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Advertise your heart out! Check around on here for a few posts about door hangers, postcards, cold calls, and other methods that other landscapers use. I would say you should try a few of them to see what works best for your business.

Where in Central Alabama are you?

I went to school at Samford and really enjoyed Birmingham. I really miss the barbeque from around there.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:47 PM
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We have already started our 2010 campaign. It includes door hangers, direct mail, newsletters, google adwords, facebook, and craigslist. In addition we are always networking.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:45 AM
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Jr, I also live in north central alabama. How about that. This is my first year @ lawn care
so my budget is very small. But I have gotten very good response advertising on
Craigs List. Its free & you will be amazed how many people will respond to your add.
Beware of scammers. Not sure how smart it is giving a local competitor advise. But I am not planing to get rich
just support my Motorcycle addiction. Good luck.
Lou.
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