Is a web site worth the trouble

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by g.man, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. g.man

    g.man LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering if I had a web site build would it pay off , how often do people look at the internet for a lawn care service ?
     
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

    they are not much trouble at all, and not having one is just plain dumb. your cost can be as little as $5-10 per month and can reach a lot of people. you can show off your skills and explain why your lco is better than others, you can provide a place to use credit cards, have customers look up your schedule to see when they are going to be mowed next, etc.

    Lots of good discussion on this topic in the business section.
     
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Well it's that yin and yang crap, see...

    If you don't have one they all think you're poor so that means your rates are cheap.

    But if you do have one they all think you're rich and that means you can obviously afford it so they don't think twice about skipping out on paying you.

    Either way however, there are always more than a few who will think of us as a lawn 'boy,' it doesn't appear to make much of a difference there, for those always ready to dote on somebody, you could show up in a limousine and the only difference is you'll get a dirty look, but respect, no.

    :laugh:
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    If the web site is designed properly you can do almost all your business through the web site.....
     
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,934

    They can be fun to have too.

    It can be like an extension of yourself.

    Photos, etc..

    I like the ones where the owners give some history on themselves like where they are from, hobbies, etc..
     
  6. SkyLawncare

    SkyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    You can build one for free using google page creator.

    You'll need a gmail account, thats free also.

    Heres a site I created a week ago using page creator:

    http://passmyexam.net

    It's all WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get)

    It's free and easy. No hosting fees or domains to buy. Check it out.
     
  7. g.man

    g.man LawnSite Member
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    thanks for the replies , first year in business and lovin every minute of it.
     
  8. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,136

    I built my site, Added the meta tags and after a few months was able to get ranked by all the major search engines. I get anywhere from 5-15 leads per week.

    It is the ONLY advertising I do. Even If I were to have paid thousands of dollars for a site, and the rankings, it would have been well worth the money.
     
  9. WALKER LANDSCAPE

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    Hey G man
    Yes I agree with everyone else its a great way to express your buisness and you can do it yourself and pay hardly anything.
     
  10. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Depends on your area and customer base.......

    I service a lot in the country, most people out here dont have a computer. and my only connection is satalight......
    also, I have a lot of elderly customers and you know how that is.....

    Y most of my'ens customersens doesnts kno what a computter issss...

    it would be worthless for me....
     

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