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Attracting New Costumers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by danslawncare, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    Hey guys,
    Spring is close, and was just wanting to start a forum on how to attract new costomers from others to your business.

    I'll start.

    Advertise with flyers....not very effective though. :(
     
  2. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 344

    You should try doing it on Halloween. Always a good time to attract costumers.
     
  3. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    Thats not a bad idea!
     
  4. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    Word of Mouth, I think is the best way
     
  5. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    i agree, word of mouth. it's worked wonders for me and that's how i've gotten 90% of my accounts.
     
  6. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    How did you get accounts before word of mouth?
     
  7. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Posts: 313

    I saw this guy last summer, I should have taken his picture...

    He had his 70 something ford truck, a used murrary in the back, handheld blower, and a ryobi weedeater all on board...
    He was standing outside a gated neighborhood with a cardboard sign that said, " Will Landscape For Money or Food "

    I laughed so hard when I saw it that gatoraide went into the windsheild and all over the dash....


    Maybe it works, I haven't seen him- maybe he's busy.


    :drinkup:
     
  8. KDLAWN

    KDLAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    I have door hangers this year that I am going to be using.. On Saturdays during January and Feb... I will be going door to door and talking to people and handing out door hangers.. and some during the week.. but I wanna talk to as many people as possible face to face.. I can do the estamates during the week..
     
  9. parkwest

    parkwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 678

    I think that would be an excellent strategy where you live panzer All those bleeding heart liberals there could practice what they preach. ya know, give your money to the poor. lol
     
  10. yrdandgardenhandyman

    yrdandgardenhandyman LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 953

    I haven't tried this yet but, I'm going to contact some realtors and offer a $20.00 bonus for successful leads to people who are trying to sell their property and maybe need some sprucing up done to help sell. Might work, might not. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
    Has anybody done this and been successful?
     

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