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DynaMow

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Kent, OH
OK give it to me but this is what I did. In our town it is alright to post things on utility poles, so here is what I did.

I laminated a 8.5 x 11 bright gold card stock and all it says is Leaf Cleanup and a phone number.

Unprofessional? I think yes (thats why no company name)
So why did I do it? I believe that alot of people think that they do not need a "professional" to clean up leafs. Thats who I am targeting.

A test for me to see what happens. It just might work.

I am done now you can let me have it. I'm ready!
 

Cigarcop

LawnSite Member
Good luck with it, you never know until you try something and maybe your phone will be ringing off the hook soon.
Your right about some people not wanting or thinking about a professional look for services. Most of the time it boils down to the dollar.
 

Brianslawn

LawnSite Silver Member
make sure you give those people a slightly lower unprofessional hourly rate, then take 3 times as long to do the job as what a professional does. thats how customers are around here. as long as hourly rate is a bit lower, they dont care how long it takes, or that they spend more in the long run.
 

mbricker

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Tontitown, AR
If stapling notices to utility poles is legal where you are, then that practice would not be unprofessional, IMHO. It is just another form of advertising. Aggressive advertising brings in more response. More response gives you more chances to bid. More chances to bid means (probably) more jobs.

Go for it.
 

ed2hess

LawnSite Fanatic
Good Luck....in our area the sign police would be all over you. We can't put any signs up at all. I see people driving down the street stop and run out and rip signs down. The city/state puts up a 1000 signs everywhere but our little sign aren't acceptable.
 

lawnman_scott

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
st pete, FL
Thats legal here too, but most use a magic marker and an old cardboard box, thats why it seems unprofessional. So I would say its worth a shot, why not try it if the price is right.
 

mcwlandscaping

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Nashua, NH
Tried it once and some other dumba** kids ripped it down. Won't waste my time or money again on something like that. Good Luck with yours though, i may try taping the remaining two that i kept to the side of the truck while on a job, they have big enough lettering to read, worth a try and it gets some more paper out of my room, lol! Good Luck with yours!
 
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