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Advertising Ideas

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Texas_Cut, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Texas_Cut

    Texas_Cut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I just started Texas Cut Lawn Service a month ago and have 10 accounts. I am only doing residential at the moment and looking for different, cost effective ways to advertise. I have passed out cards to 500 houses allready and have 1000 more to go. I have been using craigslist and have had moderate success with that. And my last thing I did was use yellowbook for free online and have had no success with that so far. Any Ideas on different forms of advertising and getting customers.

    -passing out cards to houses

    Best of luck to all.
  2. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    Just keep hitting the same houses over and over with wth cards wvery 3-4 weeks this spring. My post card mailing is hitting my houses 3 times this spring. When I sign a new customer in the neighborhood I leave a door hanger on the neighbors doors saying that another neighbor just signed up. You want your advertiing to build your brand recognition, the more the customer sees it the more likely they are to call you. When they get the first add they may not be thinking about lawn care, but when they get the thrid they may be, and by that point they have now seen your name 3 times
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220


    Bellville here.

    Were moving into Sealy now....
  4. tradeyouraccounts

    tradeyouraccounts Banned
    Posts: 344

    Have you tried using a facebook business page? its free and can network with people in your'e area.
  5. rnd

    rnd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

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  6. walker-talker

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

    How big is Katy, Texas?
  7. PostcardMania

    PostcardMania LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    GreenIndustryAssociates - you obviously know the importance of repeat mailings, good job! Who are you using for your direct mail campaigns?

    Another easy, FREE way to get your business known is to list yourself on all the search engine local listings. It's not easy to find the URLs to sign up, so we created a report which has all the URLs and how to register: http://bit.ly/gzkBKJ

    (please excuse the message on the page, we just used this as an offer page after our CEO spoke at an event) :)
  8. PostcardMania

    PostcardMania LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

  9. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    I did the printing and mailing with GotPrint, i provided them with a list I had previously purchased from infousa
  10. Texas_Cut

    Texas_Cut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I have created a facebook page.. but the invite friends to the page button does not work... some reason I have invited 100's of people but they do not receive the invite.. I think there is something wrong with facebook. Do any of you have that problem?

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