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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by huskymower, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. huskymower

    huskymower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    what do you think is the best form of advertisment in your opinion your suggestions will be appriciated

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Signs on a flat bed or a super sharp box trailer we get a lot of looks and calls on these.
  3. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    local paper has been the best for me
  4. METRO 36

    METRO 36 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    sign's on truck's,local paper, but your best is going to be word of mouth.
    do a good job they will tell 5-10 people. do a bad job they will tell 20-30
    people remember that.
  5. MowerMoney

    MowerMoney LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    The signage on the sides of my enclosed trailer have gotten me several jobs but the meat of business was made from door hangers. I've also tried the unaddressed admail fliers with a little success. Also tried newspaper ads with very little success. I've noticed some of my competition ran their newspaper ads all year long. I have to assume that they weren't getting much business so they continued the ad hoping to get more.
    The door hangers gave me 75% of my starting business. Make them look professional and use as much color as you can afford. I even put my picture on them. A lot of people like to see who they will be dealing with. Maybe you don't want to do this if you're ugly LOL :rolleyes: Only problem is that you have to do a lot of legwork to get them distributed and once you get busy, you have no time. Now I get a lot of business from referrals. It pays to do good work. And you don't have to be the cheapest.
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    MowerMoney, do you have a copy of those door hangers you could post so we could see what you did with yours? Thanks
  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    hands down...word of mouth

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