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Can't believe it.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by South Florida Lawns, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    So for the heck of it I had my enclosed lettered up. Huge name and number as big as I could go, kept it simple and clean with my logo, did it in colored vinyl too. Guess what after 3 months not a single call, and this trailer goes everywhere, oh well I'm not too surprised seems like everyone these days cuts grass. (mostly weekend warriors for beer money)

    I should just stick signs in all my accounts and let the quality speak for itself!
  2. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    From my experience, quality and referrals are the only ways to pick up clients here. Advertising is hit or miss, may pick up a few customers, but the best and easiest way to pick up a customer is the referral. Especially from the upper middle class folks who all talk to eachother. Most of my customers are either picked up off referrals, or because the neighbor of a current client saw me and liked my work.
  3. h2oskier

    h2oskier LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Trailer won't do much good lettered up if it sits in your driveway all winter.
  4. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    Honestly I have always had a sign that this is very bold in color and draws ones attention. Takes up the entire width and height of my gate. I get maybe 2 calls a year off of it that actually produce a client that i want. That is why I have never bought into the 1-800-mowmylawn etc.

    As Fresh Prince said - most of mine come from referrals or neighbors of those I work at. Advertising with door hangers works but of course requires a lot of time to spread through a whole neighborhood.
  5. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    "I should just stick signs in all my accounts and let the quality speak for itself!"

    Tried that last year without much success, word of mouth accounts for at least 90% of my new customers these days.
  6. M.M.A. Mowing

    M.M.A. Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    My trailers graphics have gotten me at least 5 accounts last year. whether it be from my phone # being so big or just from looking more professional than the other guy. My yard sign never gave me one call.
  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    I actually had the trailer lettered because last year when doing installs at the end of the day as we wrapped this up home owners would walk up and asked about our services and who we were what our number was. It was because our work and trucks looking top notch. Now with everything lettered I'm ready for the new year and spring.
  8. sedge

    sedge LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 34,764

    Money well spent, even if you haven't gotten any calls because of it. It makes you much more, well "legit" oh, and professional looking. Good for you say. Can't go wrong with putting your name in front of people and keeping it there.
  9. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,173

    I have my truck and trailer in top notch shape. Always clean and looks amazing. But I think people may think I am too expensive just the way my rig looks. A few do have beautiful rigs but most are crappy looking. In this economy people want cheap service with good quality. Maybe have a crappy looking setup would get me more work.
  10. sedge

    sedge LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 34,764

    hmmm, what to do, what to do, hmmm. Oh yeah, put your starting price on your trailer.

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