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I know most won't agree

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DynaMow, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    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!
  2. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    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.
  3. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    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.
  4. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    I am not getting the responses I was looking for, good or bad
  5. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    It's only been SIX hours since your start of this thread...

    When did you staple the sign up?
  6. mbricker

    mbricker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    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.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,451

    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.
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    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.
  9. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    I think you might make a hit with some people.
    It'll probably be the ones looking for bottom dollar service.

    Good thing to leave the company name off.
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    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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