Low Cost Advertising?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mattslawns, May 11, 2012.

  1. mattslawns

    mattslawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Hello, My name is Matt and I own Matt's Lawn and Garden in Boise, Idaho. Does anyone have any advice for fairly cheap advertising that will bring back great results? Im having a hard time with door to door solutions. HELP
  2. The Grounds Crew

    The Grounds Crew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    word of mouth is free.

    talking to people and handing out business cards. offer free first lawn cuts
    sign up for a bunch of free classifieds.

    social media.
  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    Get on Angie's list!
  4. vinnieobrien

    vinnieobrien LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    meet and greet. easiest as long as u can sell yourself. maybe make a binder with some project pictures as well as referals.
  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Great advice. Except you can't "get" there unless a client PUTS you there.

    These are not words that are often found in the same sentence. :)
  6. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    As the people at my plant nursery say...not cheap LOW COST or Reduced cost LOL.
    Don't skimp on your business cards...tried that and it killed me over the long run.
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    Att has a deal that you get an add in the phone book and on the web site with THEIR phone number which is FORWARDED to your phone.

    you pay about 11 bucks per call.

    in a couple months iv paid about 45 bucks. all iv gotten is a landscape and a coupel bids i didnt get. will make a grand off of the landscape tho.

    talk to the post office. i guess they give discounts on mailing out flyers / post cards to every house in neighborhoods.
  8. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Messages: 1,182

    Craigslist. Use Vflyer.com to put together an ad that will make you stand out. Post an ad at least once a day.
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  9. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    From Craigslist...

    ETA: Maybe you weren't talking about Craigslist.
  10. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    Forget Craig's list nothing but junk leads and lowballers get on Angie's list much higher quality leads from a higher clientale

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