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Old 03-03-2013, 08:32 PM
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I just wanted to stop in and introduce myself. I am out of Pittsboro, North Carolina. I have been doing lawn care in my area since 2008. I look forward to meeting some of y'all and networking. If you are in my area make sure you say hello. Feel free to check out my website and critique it.

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www.hubbardlandscaping.com
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:04 PM
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wegomow wegomow is offline
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Hi Matthew and welcome to lawnsite. Nice website, well done, I would suggest posting several more testimonials. On your lawn tips, the grasscycling post, maybe mention mulching and mulching blades. Wouldn't want people letting their grass get to 5 inches high then mow it down to 3 inches while side discharging then getting steamed at you. Got to explain it so a third grader can understand.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:36 PM
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@wegomow - I appreciate the website critique. I will re-work the lawn tips section, I always thought that even if I cannot take care of someone's yard, I want to equip them with the basic knowledge.

Question for you.

What is the best form of advertising you have found for your area. I shy away from newspapers because people really do not read the newspaper anymore. I am going to try door hangers this year. I will try direct mail maybe next year if the budget allows. What are your thoughts?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:16 AM
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For me WOM (word of mouth), stuffing flyers into newspaper boxes and I advertise in the small community papers. Lots of retirees here and they read the papers and WOM spreads like crazy. I do good work, dress and speak politely and do those little extra's at no charge. I always ask them to refer me and offer them an incentive to do so.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:11 PM
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Matt,

Welcome to the site. You have a very nice website. I really like the "About Matt" section. That is a great idea. Your education and certifications will do a good job of setting you apart from your competition.

I second wegomow on the word of mouth and referrals. Door hangers are also a good idea for the neighborhoods you are targeting. I also just had an idea for something a little more personal. Create a nice flier and include a testimonial from someone in the neighborhood. You can use the same flier and paste a different testimonial for each neighborhood. You could even create 3 fliers that target specific issues of spring and you will have a new one to drop off every 6 weeks for a few months.

Good Luck
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