What form of advertising have you found to be the most productive?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by AkRowdyA78, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    What is best way of advertising they you've have the best luck with. I would like to get 10 more accounts next year and was trying to figure a way that would be very productive. I heard flyers only have 1-3% luck when you pass out 200 of them. Thanks
  2. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    yard signs, word of mouth!
  3. Dunlaps LawnCare

    Dunlaps LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    word of mouth and if u live in a small town a news paper add
  4. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,020

    Post cards with prices on them at the right time of year.
  5. KensLawnCare

    KensLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    word of mouth, craigslist
  6. golfnpreacher

    golfnpreacher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    Best for me is kind of a two part deal.

    First, when doing your current clients, take notice of lawns that appear to need your services.

    Second, the next time you do those lawns, go later in the day, so you finish around the time people are coming home. Then spend the time going door to door. "Daddy" doesn't want to come home and go out and sweat before dinner. He surely doesn't want to sweat after dinner. And you are right there, ready and willing to do what he needs to get done, but doesn't want to do. Just today I had a guy pull into the driveway across the street from where I was finishing up, he wanted to know "how much" --- Now, I won't share my sales pitch, but he agreed to weekly service at a rate that is making me smile. And two lawns at one stop.... good for business.
  7. jada86

    jada86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    Try networking groups in your area. Find one that only allows one of each type of business and fill the slot! Attend events faithfully and get to know people. It works and it's a lot of fun usually as well.

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