Archive for the 'Internet' Category

Should I try a lawn care lead generating service?

There are plenty of lead generating services out there. Are they helpful though? In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from some landscapers who have experimented with such sites and what they like or dislike about them. Included are some tips to really maximize your potential profits.

Using sites like groupon to promote lawn care services.

Is it worthwhile to get on these coupon sites to offer your lawn care services at a discount if in theory it means you might get a lot of new customers, quickly? That is the mindset of some coupon sites. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from veteran owners [...]

Should I be looking for a marketing company to promote my lawn care service?

When it comes to lawn care marketing, everyone has an opinion on what works best. Some marketing may work well in one area while other methods work better in others. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one entrepreneur questions which marketing methods would work best for him and if he should [...]

Using facebook to gain new lawn care customers.

If you are not very sociable in person, it may be easier for you to be sociable on the internet, especially when you see how networking online can bring you plenty of business. In this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we see how one new entrepreneur was able to utilize facebook to [...]

Should you use the phone book to market your lawn care business?

With a limited marketing budget, a small business owner really needs to spend their money wisely. You need the biggest return for your investment. Every ad salesperson out there is going to think their marketing method is the best so it’s up to you to decide which to choose. In this discussion from the Gopher [...]

How to get more lawn care customers from craigslist.

Each time you put out a new piece of lawn care marketing material, you get a chance to experiment with your variables to see which ones bring you more callers. Over time, you can figure out which variables are more important and deserve more attention. If you don’t have the time to experiment at the [...]

Lawn care business classified ad review.

It can be difficult coming up with a classified ad’s wording. Here are a couple of lawn care classified ads that an entrepreneur put together to promote himself online. He asked the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum to help make it better and got a few constructive points that will help him [...]

How are we supposed to survive when other lawn care business advertise such cheap rates?

We have all seen ads either in the newspaper or on free internet classified sites that promote lawn care services for next to nothing. What should a legitimate mowing business owner think about such ads and even more so, do about them? Should such competitors be taken on head to head or are there better [...]

Should you promote that you are a new lawn care business?

There are many points business owners will promote about themselves and their business. Should you promote that you are a new start up company though? Is there a benefit to it? If you shouldn’t, why not? That is the question brought up on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and the responses to it made [...]

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 [...]

Are you getting 50% of your new leads from your lawn care business website?

If you are looking for more ways to attract new lawn care customers, you need to ask yourself how effective is your current website? Or do you even have one? When you create a site for your business, it’s worth noting that if you put some effort into it’s creation, you too may find that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Would your lawn care business fall for this scam?

No matter what business you are in, there will always be scams and scammers who spend every waking moment trying to come up with new ways to fool you. Here is yet another interesting craigslist scam that lawn care business owners need to be wary of, as shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

How it’s different starting your lawn care business the 2nd time.

If you could restart your lawn care business again from the ground up, what would you do differently? Do any lessons stand out? They did for this entrepreneur who shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, how his 2nd attempt at getting started, differed a lot from his first attempt. The lessons [...]

Landscaping upsell letter to send to customers.

Things can be pretty busy at times and you can find yourself very short sighted when this happens. Instead of seeing all the additional work you can get from the current lawn care customer you are services, you may be looking to other customers to increase your profits. As we will see from this discussion [...]

How to use lawn care customer referals to improve your bottom line.

Acquiring lawn care customers can be difficult when you first get started. They can cost money to reach out too. But, if you play your cards right and harness the power of referrals, you might be amazed at the growth you see happening. Here is a great step by step discussion from the Gopher Lawn [...]

Spring lawn care marketing material review.

With spring right around the corner, many of the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum are putting together their spring lawn care marketing material. Here in this discussion, you can see a post card design, both front and back, that one lawn care business owner put together and how he positions himself to [...]

Getting 80% of your new lawn care customers online.

Have you been finding it difficult to get new lawn care customers? Some members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum have been using online classified ad sites like craiglist to fill up their mowing schedules with fantastic results. One member even showed us how he is getting 80% of his new customers through craigslist. [...]

Lawn care website search engine optimization tips.

Do you have a lawn care website that you feel is just not ranking as high as you would like it to for key search words for your geographic location? There are some steps you can take to improve your rankings without having to go out and hire a search engine optimization service. Follow these [...]

Winter services your lawn care business can offer.

Are you a lawn care business owner wishing you had more to do on the off season? Maybe you get enough cold weather to get snow and you can offer snow plowing, but if you don’t there are plenty of other services you can perform. Check out what this lawn care business owner does during [...]

New Book - How To Get Commercial Lawn Care And Snow Plow Customers.

I put this new lawn care business book, How To Get Commercial Lawn Care And Snow Plow Customers,  together because I know it can be so very difficult for newer lawn care, landscaping, or snow plow business owners to find out how to gain commercial customers. Do you just go in and knock [...]

A newspaper website blog got one lawn care business a lot of customers.

You only have so much time to spend marketing and so much money, so when you do perform different lawn care marketing techniques, you want to make sure they bring you the biggest bang for your buck. The whole point of marketing is to get your message to stand out so that it will be [...]

How my lawn care business has grown by 100% in 3 years.

Everyone is looking for ways to grow their lawn care business and there are many ways to do it. One lawn care business owner shared with us a simple tip on how he has been able to grow his lawn care business over 100% in 3 years. His method is simple, he shows his customers [...]

Bidding foreclosed property mowing jobs blind!

Are you finding yourself doing more waiting around for work than working? That’s the spot this one lawn care business owner found himself in before a chance encounter with a realtor friend opened his mind up to a new marketing method that seems to be getting him back out working. He shared with us his [...]

Should you email market to real estate agents?

Email marketing is a real simple way of reaching out to new potential customers, but is it worthwhile? That is what one business owner questioned on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Interestingly enough, another lawn care business owner who is also a licensed real estate agent, responded with some insight that will surely help [...]

Lawn Care Marketing ROI Calculator On Android

Lawn Care Marketing ROI Calculator now available on Android.
One of the biggest expenses lawn care business owners lose money on is with ineffective lawn care marketing techniques. The average lawn care or landscape business owner has no way of projecting what kind of results will be created from a lawn care marketing [...]

A marketing idea that was under my nose.

It’s amazing how we all tend to look for the complex path to get us where we want to be when an easy path is standing there right in front of us. Sometimes is just so obvious that we don’t pay it any mind. That is what happened to this lawn care business owner when [...]

How to market your gutter leaf cleaning services.

To market gutter leaf cleaning services, you have a lot of different methods to choose from. Which marketing method will work and which won’t? Well, you will never truly know for sure what works best in your area until you experiment with different techniques, but here is a great discussion from The Gopher Lawn Care [...]

My HUD housing mowing nightmare.

Here is a classic tale of what can happen when you are too eager for work. Some lawns are unmowed because the cost to mow them is just too high. You always have to visit each and every property you are bidding on, before you submit your bid. If you don’t and you are too [...]