Different ways to Market

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by dewos, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. dewos

    dewos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    Now that the Economy is bad I was wondering has anyone found some different ways of marketing that maybe successful? Please don't say the fliers/door hangers, papers, etc.
  2. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    Last year I tried going door to door and talking to people but all I got was a whole crap load dogs trying to bite me and rude people so i stuck with the newspaper and let them call me. It would be nice to pick up another 15 or so but unless they call you its not likely you can hook them.
  3. Proc's Lawncare

    Proc's Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Haven't tried this...but saw a competitors advertisement on the back of a city bus. Not sure what that cost, but thought it was pretty creative, damn thing looked good too :(
  4. marathonmow

    marathonmow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I do all my advertising on the web, and as close to free as possible. I do use craigslist, but do not post everyday (you look a little desperate), I post once a month.

    Merchantcircle.com is another free site. it lets you get reviews, write a blog, post coupons and connect with other local merchants. It get's called up by google and yahoo too.

    I recently found yelp.com. haven't been able to add more then just my company, but there is potential.

    ziply.com is another free classifieds site.

    I find these people are ready to hire when they call or email.
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    HAd a customer of mine who was a radio "person" " not sure what she does "

    she got me a GREAT deal on some spots. didn't get not 1 customer from it.
  7. dewos

    dewos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    Thanks alot it seems like this will help alot... although i can not figure out how to work the marchantcircle.com one lol

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