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best method of advertising?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Lawn Masters, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    Just wondering, since this will be my first year out there, whats the best way to get new clients? I know word of mouth is the cheapest and best, but other than that, what works well?

    anyone want to help out please?
  2. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    You could put an add in your local paper or if you time it right, put a listing in your yellow pages. Another great source of advertising is your vehicles, trailers...etc. Buy an enclosed trailer and letter the crap out of it...rolling billboard.

  3. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    Thanks. I'll have to do this, and hope for the best. anyone else got some suggestions?
  4. dsmrolla06

    dsmrolla06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 305

    Go doorknocking and put up doorhangers when theyre not home.
  5. martinslandscaping

    martinslandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    I joined the chamber of Commerce lots of contacts
  6. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    word of mouth
  7. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 788

    Did you get any jobs from the COC? I've thought about that but didn't know if it would be worth it or not. What exactly does the COC do for you?
  8. dsmrolla06

    dsmrolla06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 305

    I joined the chamber of commerce, went to a few things. Im not so sure its worth the couple hundred it costs to be a member. I had the best luck with commercial just going door to door with them.
  9. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Getting flyers out and door hangers. Meeting people. The more people you know, the more you can sell. It's a slow process. But you can do it step by step.

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  10. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    It really depends on how big you are trying to get, and your areas. Door to door by far has been the best, because you can actually get same day work such as weed control, landscaping, etc. It gives you the chances to sell yourself. Most people choose a landscape because of 3 reasons. 1. They have seen the work that the landscaper has done, 2. They have seen the landscaper in the neighborhood with all this nice equipment and tools, and it looks like they can handle anything, or 3. because of the owner. If you sound like you know what you are saying, and have a great first impression, most impulse buyers will sign up right away. I learned about all the types of grass, trees and shrubs, and flowers. I learned about weeds, and how to fight them, fertilizers, and how to apply them. Well you are passing out flyers and going door to door, STUDY. You will be so happy with yourself when accountants start flying your way, and you can answer all their questions without having to make up something :nono: . Good luck, and dont give up.

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