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Old 05-30-2011, 05:25 PM
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Expanding over the summer. Help

Hey guys,

I would like to get more accounts over the summer for mowing. Right now im doing 7 in my neighborhood. The reason there all in my neighborhood is because i dont have my license yet(test scheduled for june 25 ) and i can drive there with my lawn mower. Now I plan on getting a more customers for the summer. When would it be good to start advertising for that? I was thinking of doing getting postcards and let some one send them around. Like postcard mania or some one else. Any tips would be great.


Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:27 PM
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Thats good for starters also doorhangers our great too get at least 1000 and expect about a 4% return
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:36 PM
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okay. Would it still be effective tho? The season has started like 1.5month ago.
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Hey guys,

I would like to get more accounts over the summer for mowing. Right now im doing 7 in my neighborhood. The reason there all in my neighborhood is because i dont have my license yet(test scheduled for june 25 ) and i can drive there with my lawn mower. Now I plan on getting a more customers for the summer. When would it be good to start advertising for that? I was thinking of doing getting postcards and let some one send them around. Like postcard mania or some one else. Any tips would be great.


Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:51 AM
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Now I plan on getting a more customers for the summer. When would it be good to start advertising for that? Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-31-2011, 09:00 AM
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Before I could drive my best source of jobs was the mailman who came to our house. He knew all of the ladies on his route and gave me the # of any that needed a landscaper.He had a walking route so they were all close by.
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There are always potential customers out there during the growing season. Some people give up on trying to mow it themselves, some have their mowers fail and decide not to replace them and some are dissatisfied with their current lawn service or their "guy" stops showing up.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:52 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys. I just dont really feel like putting down 350 dollars for advertisement and only getting one or two customers. Any ideas to what is the most affective method of advertising?
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:57 PM
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Well, one thing I did when I first started out was to buy some business card display stands at Staples and go around to local businesses that I frequent and ask if I could put up a card display. I was surprised that all of them said OK. I'm talking about the pizza place I go to, my auto mechanic, the convenience store etc. Some places also have cork boards where you can pin up your cards. I think it's a lot classier than printing up brochures with the tear off numbers on the bottom!

Oh yeah, I had my businesses cards printed on the front and back. The back was my list of services.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:59 PM
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i've all ready got the business cards. Thats a good idea tho. will try putting them at some local places.

Would direct mail be worth it right now in the middle of the season?
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