Whats the Best Form Of Advertising

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by burnsyscapes, May 31, 2010.

  1. burnsyscapes

    burnsyscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    What source of advertising has got you the most buisness.
    I just started this year and for the past 2 months i have only done work inside the HOA i live in. yeah its nice but it has been only enough the pay the bills.
    ANY help of adviced would be greatly appriciated.
  2. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,298

    The work you do is your best advertising... word of mouth is also very good.

    But also I use business cards, cost me around 80$ for 1000 and I just leave them at the doors, around 1% return.
  3. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    2500 postcards for $86.95 on sale right now. tuck it in their doors or clip it on the mail box.
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Dont think that your going to get out there and blow everyone outta the water.

    it simply doesn't work that way.
    if you have been in business for less than a year and your paying your bills, your ahead of most start up cos.

    there is NO magic way to become rich over night.

    and they dont hire 20 year old Presidents...... " they just DONT "
  5. Mrs. H

    Mrs. H LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    Having your number listed in the phone book. If you are already a phone company customer you can have your number listed in a one-liner in the yellow pages for free under lawncare section. Usually, if you just want a small ad it will run about $25 or $50. But in my experience, most customers went to the yellow pages first.
  6. Cutting_perfection

    Cutting_perfection LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Google, Google, Google, and maybe yahoo
  7. meicher806

    meicher806 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 385

    thats what i have been doing wrong? yahoo,yahoo, yahoo and then google? lol..

    but really google seems to be one of our best sources short of going door to door and talking to people.
  8. OutsideImprovements

    OutsideImprovements LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I've had pretty good luck from craigslist and it's free.
  9. mark123

    mark123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 486

    This year most of my new jobs came from being the first search result on google local for my city.
  10. poolboy

    poolboy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Messages: 2,408

    #1 Word of mouth is. #2 Web search (need to work on this more with us). #3 we advertise in one very local yellow page for a high end demographic.

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