Archive for the 'door to door' Category

Put the benefit at the top of your lawn care flyer.

Sometimes it can’t take just a little tweaking of your advertisement to really improve response rates. Here is a great example of that from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One entrepreneur was having no luck with his ads that basically consisted of his contact information when another business owner gave him some advice which [...]

Festival of Christmas Trees marketing idea.

Here is a great way to reach out to your community, build great bonds, and attract new customers. Host a Festival of Trees! This is a great lawn care marketing idea shared on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.

How to make extra money sharpening lawn mower blades.

There are many opportunities you can jump on to not only increase your revenues but to meet new customers by offering them one service and later upselling them on another. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one entrepreneur needed his mowing blades sharpened and could not find anyone to do it. [...]

Tips when handing out lawn care flyers door to door.

Experimenting with different lawn care marketing techniques is a sure fire way to find a method that will work well. If it happens to be going door to door with flyers, there are techniques you can harness to improve your sales. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear some interesting [...]

How to market your lawn care services to gated communities.

Marketing to the average community is not that big of a deal. You can go door to door, put flyers in doors, send mailers, or a slew of other methods. But what about when you want to market your lawn care services to gated communities? How does one go about doing that? Such a question [...]

Dealing with a late start in the year to get a lawn care business going.

No matter what time of year it is, new entrepreneurs are always concerned they may have missed out on some magical window of opportunity. As if once this opportunity is passed, they may not be able to get any customers at all. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Door to door tips for the lawn care business owner.

The thought of going door to door to sell your mowing services can strike fear into the hearts of many entrepreneurs. The vast majority of business owners cringe at the idea and simply won’t do it. Here though is a great story, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, on how you can find success [...]

Pre-season lawn care marketing door hanger review.

Trying to come up with the right lawn care marketing message, the right manner to communicate that marketing message, and the right time to send it out can be difficult. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we see one door hanger design a landscaper created to promote his message and how [...]

Need to get my lawn care flyers out now!

On that first nice spring day when the weather finally warms up, do you start to get the bug to want to go out and distribute some of your newly printed lawn care flyers? You aren’t alone if you do. Here is a discussion from some members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about [...]

Helpful tips for teens running a lawn care business.

Teens have a different group of issues they will have to face as business owners. Some people may not take them seriously. It’s also difficult to get from customer to customer without a driver’s license. If you are a teen and want to create and grow a business, you can do it. Just follow some [...]

Should I buy some new lawn care equipment or work on my marketing?

As a new business owner, you may be limited on the resources you have, so you need to spend your time and money wisely if you want to grow. But what should you be spending your time and money on? That is what one entrepreneur was interested in knowing on the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Results from last year’s lawn care marketing efforts.

You simply will never know for sure what will work and what won’t until you experiment. Changing certain variables and testing is the only way to narrow down what lawn care marketing methods work for you and what ones don’t. The second best thing after doing your own experimenting, is to learn what has and [...]

Should you start thinking about your spring lawn care marketing yet?

Each year new lawn care business owners question at the beginning of the season when is the best time for them to start their marketing. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, there is a sweet spot you should hit but the more experienced marketers tend to do [...]

How to land your first snow plowing customer.

Getting your first customer can become a monumental task. There are many reasons why it is so difficult. You are new to business, you lack the confidence to sell, and you just haven’t had the experience to know who to make your sales presentation too! As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher [...]

Why isn’t my phone ringing?

It can be very frustrating when you go out and buy a bunch of lawn care equipment, get signs made, and are ready to work but no one calls. There are many reasons as to why this happens and to help shed light on the topic, I’d like to look at a discussion from the [...]

Cold calling ideas for the lawn care business owner.

Meeting new people and being able to strike up a conversation is very important to sell more services and make more money. But what is the best way to go about doing this? That is what one lawn care business owner was interested in knowing when he wrote us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Having trouble staying busy.

It is tough to get lawn care customers when you are in your first year of operation. There are some steps you can take to speed up the process. A big step is finding a core group of customers that can create a buzz about your services and spread word of mouth advertising for you. [...]

Christmas lawn care marketing ideas.

Even though the end of the year tends to bring a slow down in the amount of work you may be performing on lawns, it doesn’t mean you should sit back and chill out until next year. This is a great time to create some new holiday lawn care marketing material to send out and [...]

Having a hard time finding fall leaf cleanup customers.

How is your fall marketing going so far? Are you keeping busy? Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about one member’s desire to reach out and gain more customers. In it he shares with us what kind of leaf cleanup marketing he has been doing and the results he [...]

How to jump on marketing opportunities when they present themselves.

Every once in a while, an opportunity will arise that you can jump on and really take advantage of. How quickly you can respond to such a situation can make a big difference in the results you get. If you act fast you may land a lot of customers while if you are slow to [...]

How to get more snow plow customers.

Getting lawn care customers and snow plow customers can be frustrating early on. It might seem that every potential customer you reach out to says no right away. But don’t let that stop you. It’s all a numbers game. The more you talk to, the more you can sell too and things get easier as [...]

Top 3 early lawn care business mistakes.

There are so many ways you can go wrong when you are first getting your business started. You can run out of money. You can get frustrated on the response from your marketing. Then you can just find yourself giving up because what you perceive as a lack of interest in your business, but before [...]

Offering tree climbing helps sell more services.

If you do what everyone else is doing, you can pretty much expect to get the same results. If you experiment though with the services you offer and try different things, you can potentially hit on a service that is needed in your area and can make you quite a bit of profit. In this [...]

45 lawn care customers in your first year can be too much.

Everyone dreams of having more lawn care customers than you can handle. But what happens when that dream comes true? Problems can and will arise because of it. Then you can find yourself swamped, running in every different direction, constantly trying to put out fires. That is what happened to this one lawn care business [...]

Where is the best money in fence jobs?

A great way to gain new lawn care and landscaping work is to talk to as many people as you can. Even going door to door can help you find jobs you might not have even thought a home owner wanted. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we see how a [...]

Lawn care marketing at your local coffee house?

Every lawn care business owner is constantly trying to gain new customers. From a discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we have found yet even more interesting and unique ways to help you reach out to new potential lawn care customers. Can you believe, some successful marketing methods even include a coffee shop? [...]

How to make $450 in a day by offering gutter cleaning services.

There are plenty of services you can offer home owners in your area above and beyond lawn care. Why not also consider offering gutter cleaning services. That is what this one lawn care business owner decided to offer. He spent some time designing a door hanger to promote the service and also created an estimate [...]

3 weeks and no new lawn care customers! Why?

Are you struggling with your lawn care marketing? Do you feel that all your energy put into your marketing is just being wasted? The reason why may be in the methods you are choosing to reach out to new customers. Marketing methods tend to work better when they are focused and personalized as we will [...]

Lawn care marketing strategies that have worked and some that haven’t.

Finding lawn care customers can be a lot easier than you would expect and cost a lot less too when you are harnessing the right lawn care marketing methods for your business. The problem is, when you are starting out, you just don’t know which ones to choose from. So in this discussion from the [...]

Best lawn care marketing methods when you are starting out.

Which lawn care marketing method will work best for a new start up mowing business? More than likely it is going to be one that requires less money and more time. When you get started, you tend to have more time than money so harnessing that time seems to be the key to finding success [...]