Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-19-2009, 09:28 PM
mapleleaf mapleleaf is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 46
Strategic marketing in NJ

Well we are so slow I need to do something to get some work. I know companies often say this year is slow, but I mean slow to be non-existent work. Does anyone have advice for advertising or marketing in Northern NJ. We are in the yellow pages, although I've cut back in some books due to no response. A couple newspapers, I'm looking to adv in more areas a little further out. We've already sent mailings asking for referals from clients. Even if anyone from NNJ has worked with a marketing or coaching company and had success, I'd be interested. We need to get some more bids, not necessarily how to up our % of successfull bids. We need the bids before we can up our success rate. Thanks all!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-19-2009, 10:33 PM
shovelracer shovelracer is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 2,009
Seriously most paper advertising around here sucks. Get out and go door to door, it worked pretty good for one guy around here. Or get a website up, but it takes time for work to start rolling in from them.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-19-2009, 11:17 PM
mapleleaf mapleleaf is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 46
Tell me about it. I do have a website up, although I'm having trouble getting my photo gallery to work. I do have at least a photo or two on each of the service pages. Door to door isn't our strong point, but I think we'll have to work on making that better. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-24-2009, 01:59 AM
MIDDLESEX LANDSCAPE CO. MIDDLESEX LANDSCAPE CO. is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lehigh Valley PA
Posts: 49
its all about door too door flyers , door hangers ect just have to take the time and do alot of advertizing by hand ...... it will pay off
__________________
walker mowers are the best thing sence sliced bread !
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-25-2009, 02:30 PM
mapleleaf mapleleaf is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 46
Thanks. I think I will work on some flyers, can't hurt. My website is getting there; I found the problem with my photos, now just fixing them all and posting them takes time. Anyone wants to see what I have so far www.mapleleaflande.com I still have a few tweaks on a couple pages to do. Now I have to figure out how to get better viewing from search engines. Anyone have suggestions that worked for them? Ad words, or pay for clicks?
__________________
http://mapleleaflande.com
Maple Leaf Landscaping & Excavating, LLC
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-25-2009, 03:16 PM
prizeprop's Avatar
prizeprop prizeprop is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Warren,N.J.
Posts: 819
It's getting tough out their. Even when we do get calls, there's always someone underbidding us by alot.Even the established companies I know are dropping their prices by alot just to keep their guys busy.Forget about signing new lawn cutting accounts at a descent price.alot of companies pricing very low to just stay afloat and alot of new start ups flooding the market.Just what I heard and see.Me and my friend,also a landscaper always say thank God our trucks and equipment are paid for or we would be scruewd.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:48 PM.

Page generated in 0.08500 seconds with 7 queries