I'm looking for new ways to advertise. Let's hear your ideas!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by aflawncare, May 8, 2014.

  1. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,419

    Speaking of horse manure...You actually believe what you're shoveling here, don't you? Every single line of your post is patently absurd, from the beginning, to the middle, to the hilarious end. It's just ponderous that you even took the time to write it up.

    The only rational thing I can come up with is that you're also in Oneonta, AL. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    herler, advertising and hard work go together like corn and lima beans. If you don't mind staying small then word of mouth will do but eventually, even that fails to bring in new customers. I've seen it happen time and again. A solo op starts out, does a little advertising and then gets lucky with one customer that tells all of his friends about the great lawn guy he found. He can maintain that for a decade or more, but eventually it declines.

    Mark Twain once said " Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising."

    Everybody should maintain a current and up to date website. I have one and it provides a steady stream of phone calls of which, I cherry pick the hell out of. I probably accept 1 out of 4 potential jobs from phone calls to the website. My website has a specific phone number so I can easily tell where a lead was generated.
     
  3. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    1 Do good work, nothing beats word of mouth
    2 Get a sign on your truck with a phone number(cant call you if they dont have a number)
    3 Put some business cards in places WHERE YOUR POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS ARE ( car wash,oil change place,where they spend disposable income in order to not do something)
    4 Watch the houses along your route, see one that needs mowing leave a card on the door(mower may be in shop,guy from last year quit)
    5 Talk to other LCOs in the area they may have something that they may not want to do(too big/small, out of their service area)
    These may be old school tips but they work for me
     
  4. steve's lawn care

    steve's lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Team up with a guy who does tree work----Fertilizing - other stuff in the same kind outdoor stuff but not a competitor. A nice looking operation goes a long way.
     
  5. bfleming98

    bfleming98 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Yes start with a website. You need to be able to drive ads to it. A good website will turn the browsers into customers.
     
  6. Tennesseepowerstroke

    Tennesseepowerstroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    I have seen a lot of your posts and wandered what is wrong with this guy. I have to agree with you on this one. Speaking of telemarketers, when I receive a call from one, I ask them to hold on as I am {fill in the blank} and will be right back. I proceed to lay the phone down and leave it for an hour or so. Maybe they hold on, maybe they don't, but I don't give telemarketers the time of day.
     
  7. nlmct

    nlmct LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Posts: 423

    i always carry bussniness cards in my wallet... so one day when i was pumping gas i was just starring waiting for the tank to fill up and i got a bright idea to put some of my business card on the gas pump.. people are always just starring and waiting for there tank to fill up ... why not put some cards up there and maybe theyll grab one
     
  8. Dr. Cornwallis

    Dr. Cornwallis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    I find high end clients and then send them a post card in a nice envelope that's been hand addressed with a hand written letter on the back of the post card. Very time consuming but it works.
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  9. Tennesseepowerstroke

    Tennesseepowerstroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    You're best form of advertisement is a JOB WELL DONE. The neighbors will notice.
     

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