Archive for the 'Lawn Signs' Category

Is this lawn mowing sign idea good or bad?

Are lawn signs effective? Would it be worthwhile getting a couple printed, if you are on a tight budget, and displaying them while out mowing or do you need to use a lot of them to get any response at all? In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one [...]

What do I do about all these lowballers?

No matter what industry you are in, there will always be a percentage of business owners who feel the best way to grow their business is to advertise the cheapest rate. The lawn care industry is no different. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, there are alternatives [...]

Lawn care advertising woes.

It can be so frustrating early on with your business when you are ready to work and work hard, but your phones aren’t ringing. What can you do to make the phones ring? How can you attract new business? That is what one entrepreneur wanted to know on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum when [...]

American flag marketing for your lawn care business.

This presidential election has brought out a lot of interest from the public. More people are paying attention to the debates than ever before. This led one entrepreneur to wonder if the patriotic surge going on around the elections could be used to help sell more lawn care services. In this discussion from the Gopher [...]

Using lawn signs to promote your mowing business.

Most every lawn care business owner is always looking for more ways to attract customers. Sure you can hand out flyers or door hangers, they will take some time out of your schedule. But have considered using lawn signs on the yards you are actively mowing? That is what this entrepreneur did and he shared [...]

Lawn care marketing on race cars?

There are so many lawn care marketing methods to experiment with, you will never try them all, but seeing what works for others may be a good indicator at what might work for you too. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we talk about what marketing methods have worked for others [...]

A lawn care business owner who is starting to panic.

The early days of starting any business are sure to make you panic. You begin to question yourself. Do you have what it takes? Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur? Will you run out of funds before your business begins to pay for itself? That kind of self doubt is what is going [...]

Return on investment for yard signs?

We’d all love to know what kind of return on investment we could get before we actually spend money on any specific marketing method. As I am sure you are aware, there are plenty of different advertising methods you can use that may never result in a single sale. There are some that will work [...]

Should you use wind banners on your landscape trailer?

If you are looking for a way to promote your different seasonal services, why not consider this marketing method. Having different wind banners that you could attach to your mowing trailer may be a great way to catch the eye of neighbors or motorists driving past a property you are servicing. Here is a discussion [...]

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. [...]

Lawn care advertising idea that stood out.

Have you ever been out mowing properties around town when you saw an interesting marketing method being utilized? It seems more often than not, marketing messages just don’t seem to stand out enough. But in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one entrepreneur saw a method that really caught his eye and [...]

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 [...]

Lawn signs with free gutter cleaning.

Have you ever considered using lawn signs or bandit signs in your area to attract more lawn care customers? At the right time of year and with the right message, they can be a very effective lawn care marketing method. But what kind of message should you be using on your sign? That is what [...]

Depressed beyond reason and can’t find any lawn care jobs.

We can be our own most valuable resource and also our own worst enemy. Depending on our mental state of mind, we can see our business as growing and moving forwards or being doomed. Which path you choose is up to you. If you can realize you control the destiny of your business, you can [...]

How to make an additional $20,000 during the fall.

There are plenty of ways to make more money during the fall. Mowing tends to slow down and leaf clean ups begin but there is another great and easy way to make some big cash in the fall you might not have even considered performing before. The service is irrigation blowouts. Let’s check out this [...]

Should some lawn care marketing techniques be avoided?

Here are some lawn care marketing techniques that could help kick start your spring season. One lawn care business owner shared with us some of the things he is doing to attract new customers this year, on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. He wrote “I am starting my lawn business this year and I [...]

New lawn care business e-books available.

I just got two of my lawn care business books available online as e-books which you can read on your portable devices and with the kindle book reader.
Check them out. They are full of great lawn care marketing tips.
How To Get Customers For Your Landscaping And Lawn Care Business All Year Long. Vol 1.

Paperback version.
eBook [...]

Simple cheap steps to get lawn care customers.

To add more lawn care customers to your client list, you can spend big money and have others handle the marketing for you, or you can harness your creative energy and spend little money. Going the cheap and easy route was what this business owner decided to take and she shared with us her success [...]

How to improve your lawn care business this year.

The first year you start your lawn care business can be pretty rough. You spend quite a bit of money on equipment and marketing in the hopes of maybe breaking even that year. But once you get into your second year, you really want to start to hunker down and make some profits. You want [...]

Going big come hell or high water with my lawn care marketing.

You’d be amazed how much business you could drum up if you put your mind to it. Most lawn care business owners tend to spend more time working on jobs than marketing. What if you stepped up your marketing effort a little more? If you did, where would you put that additional energy? Would you [...]

Ways to make more money with your lawn care business.

We all love to make more money and are constantly looking for new ways to do it. A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum had a great idea on how to make more cash. He shared with us this story that inspired his new idea.
He wrote “my wife and I came up with [...]

Catchy lawn care bandit sign ideas.

Winter will be gone soon and some lawn care business owners will be looking for ways to attract new lawn care customers. One of the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us some of his tips for successfully using lawn care bandit signs.
This discussion all started off when a member wrote [...]

Turn your truck and trailer into a force multiplier.

In the military they use terms like force multipliers. This term means with a given number of soldiers using certain equipment, they are able to project a larger amount of force than if they didn’t have it. The same term can be applied to the lawn care business. In this discussion we will see how [...]

Lawn care marketing idea for the Fall.

If you are trying to promote your Fall yard leaf clean up and gutter clean out services but find going door to door takes too much time. Putting flyers in mailboxes is also a problem because it’s illegal and the Post Master can fine you. Well what about this? What if you got a whole [...]

The importance of vinyl signs on your landscape trailer.

Are you using your lawn care truck or landscaping trailer to attract attention? Sure your vehicle and trailer need to be functional first but it’s quite amazing how this simple step can really change the image of your lawn care business and bring you more customers. Getting vinyl signs and lettering on your truck and [...]

How to use lawn care business bandit signs / yard signs.

Lawn care signs or bandit signs as they are called at times are an interesting and unique way to promote your lawn care business but do they work? Why are they referred to at times as bandit signs? That’s because they are almost always illegal to use. Let’s check out this question asked on the [...]

Easter promotion ideas for your lawn care business.

Happy Easter to all of you. As business owners, we can take each holiday and use it to promote good will within our community and promote our lawn care business. All we need to do is add a touch of creativity and from where there was nothing, a new promotional idea can sprout. Such an [...]

Lawn care business advice from a 15 year old entrepreneur.

I know there are a lot of teenagers who are avid readers of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and I am sure they are constantly looking for inspiration. One of our forum members who is 15 years old has given us some great insight after ending his first full season running his lawn care [...]

Advertise your lawn care business on garbage cans.

A lot of areas won’t let you put out a yard sign on your property to promote your lawn care business, but what if you put a sign on your garbage cans to promote your lawn care business? This could be a great way to build out your routes around current customers.
You could also possibly [...]

How to get lawn care & yard work on foreclosed homes.

With the economy slowing, more and more homes are being foreclosed upon. As they sit there uninhabited, someone has to maintain them or they will fall into disrepair. Mowing foreclosed homes is easy work. There is no homeowner to complain about the job and it gives you a chance to make first contact with the [...]