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advertising for Leaf Removal

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by willretire@40, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

    What are you doing for your advertisment. I know alot of people just go their reg lawn customers, but how about the ones that are looking to do one time jobs. Where are you advertising and how well is it doing. Around here i would have to say we still have about 75% or more of the leaves still on the trees.
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I mostly have people call me from referrals or saw me doing work
  3. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

    i dont look for one time jobs i look for possible long term jobs call'em up if the lawn looks bad "cold calling"
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I never used to the one time clean ups either. I would always stick with only the year round customers that received the clean ups, but this year I decided to start accepting non-customers. Just from non-customers alone I have collected around $6,000 in clean ups.

    Note to self: keep on accepting non-customers that are not year round
  5. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    We don't advertise for leaf clean-ups.It's hard for maintenance workers to take care of existing client's,the guys run out of daylight.When we do get a call,It is a referral.
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    fall is when I gain the most clients. people either are frustrated with the leaves and you make some money doing the cleanup, plus you can possibly convert them into customers. I also get a handful of that are switching over due to poor results with the cheaper companies out there.
  7. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

  8. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    Leaf removal sign (with phone number) on side of leaf vacuum truck. Constant phone calls from that. The bonus is that they are pretty much all local.
  9. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Those "one time calls" can lead to weekly maintenance accounts. Couple years ago I got a call for dethatching. I had my equipment with me, small lawn......$60. I did it and then picked up there weekly mowing for the year. Next year picked up two of their neighbors weekly mowing. Following year I am mowing the three accounts (all side by side), two chem apps, 3 leaf removals....all from that $60 one time service.
  10. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

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