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Business Cards

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOW ED, Jul 26, 2000.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    I was just thinking about upgrading my Business cards and was wondering what you do with yours.<br>Do you have just plain white with basic info (name, phone) or do you do it big with coated paper and color and all your major services on it?<p>Do you find that your cards have found business for you or are they just another expense?<br>I currently have white with green letters with a garden tractor on it (looked good when I started 5 years age)- just the basic info. Tell us what works for you.
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I buy laser cut sheets of cards and make them on my computer. I don't pass out that many cards, so it works out fine for me. I just have a picture of my DC on it and basic information so they can get in touch with us.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://elmlawnsite.com/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  3. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    I like the &quot;laser cut&quot; part! :)<p>
  4. AGG Lawn Maintenance

    AGG Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from Elberon
    Posts: 422

    WE do our cards on the computer as well differenance in cost $6.00 every 200 cards by us and about three time as much by a printer. (Our cards our multi colored) Look on the net for clip art or just pick up a program for under $50.00. Clip art has tons of art you can use for logos. Make sure you put your logo on every thing cards, letter heads etc. Good Luck Travis AG&G Lawn Maintenance
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I use the special pricing deal at Officemax for mine. very reasonable using their clipart and standard format yet still professional looking.<p>the problem I had with making my own cards with the ink jet printer was the color would bleed if it got damp.<p>I haven't tried it on my laser printer yet and probably wont because I'm real satisfied with those from Officemax.<p>I hand out alot of cards. when I'm cutting and I see a neighbor, I hand him a card and tell him to call me if he needs me. I don't BS the people, I keep it short and sweet.<p>there is no more effective, nor cheaper way to advertise than through a buisness card.<p>GEO
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    I bought the cards from Office Depot and printed them on my computer. They my biz name, little , major services (mowing and trimming), and my name and phone number. They weren't very expensive but they turn out pretty nice. I don't think I have gotten alot of jobs with cards, just when I was advertising and word of mouth. If you don't have fliers already, I suggest those. I racked up a couple of jobs in one day with fliers.
  7. Grasscape Inc

    Grasscape Inc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 235

  8. TurfMan

    TurfMan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    I got lucky, My sis-in-law works for a credit card printing company. I designed the cards and emailed them to her along with the graphics. She printed me up 2500 plastic cards, same size and shape as a Visa or Master Card. I get many complements on them and alot of free food. (You know when you go into a place to eat and they have the fish bowl there for Buss cards. I always drop one in there. It seems that when they are picking the card for a free meal, they pick mine, Because they think it is a credit card by the feel of it. But if you were to buy cars like mine they would cost about $2.25 a card. If i had to buy them, I would not do it. They look great, and i believe that they have gotten me work.
  9. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    That's SO cool, TurfMan, I've never seen anything like that before!<p>10 years ago I had ours printed on 2 ply veneer, complete with my logo gold-embossed. They were .35 each.
  10. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    No matter what type of bus card you use, make sure the back of it is printed with these words of wisdom:<br>The bitterness of poor quality will last much longer than the sweetness of low price.

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