Archive for the 'Marketing on Craigslist.com' Category

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 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 [...]

Took the plunge but did I make a mistake?

There is a period of time between the moment you start and the moment you get your first customer where you question yourself and wonder if you have done the right thing. There have been many a new lawn care business owner who decided to cut their losses and run because their phone didn’t start [...]

How to improve your lawn care craigslist ad.

Coming up with a lawn care ad that works can be a very daunting task so when you see an ad that has already proven itself, it may be worthwhile to experiment with using it yourself. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one business owner shared with us his winning ad [...]

What has and hasn’t worked in my lawn care business.

When you know ahead of times the things others have tried that have worked or not worked, you can then more quickly apply the lessons to your lawn care business. Such lessons can save you years of problems with your own business experimentation. Here are some great insights as to what has and hasn’t worked [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to combat lowball lawn care ads.

You see them on craigslist daily. You see them in your local newspaper ads. You may even see them in a flyer stuck in your front door. Lowball lawn care ads. They seem to be everywhere! What’s a legitimate lawn care business owner to do when confronted with so many unregistered and unlicensed businesses? That [...]

Trying to stand out by price is a bad move.

Every lawn care business owner wants to find a way to differentiate themselves from their competitors. The goal is, if you can differentiate yourself, you will increase your value and can ultimately charge more because of it. People will pay a premium for lawn care if you meet their needs. If you do good work. [...]

Why I got out of property management and into landscaping.

A new member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us his experience with running a property management company and why he got out of it in order to focus on his landscaping business. This might help you gain some insight if you were thinking about expanding into property management in the future.
He [...]

Ideas on how your lawn care business can sell better.

Are you looking for more ways to improve your sales skills? A new member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us some of sales secrets. He wrote “I have 7 years of sales experience in retail and business. What got me to start my lawn care business is one day when I [...]

How to improve your online lawn care advertising.

Do you find it difficult to create an ad for your online classified advertising? A lot of times you will see a lawn care business post an ad with just very bland text, but thanks to a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, you can now download some free graphical templates to edit [...]

Help! My lawn care marketing isn’t working!

It’s one of the most frustrating things to have to deal with as an owner of a small lawn care business, when you spend money on marketing and nothing is working. It can make you feel like you are in a ship that is sinking and no matter what you do to bail the water [...]

Using craigslist to promote your lawn care business.

Are you looking for a free way to market your lawn care business? A new lawn care business owner wrote to us and shared his frustration about finding customers. He said “I’m 17 and I mow and landscape with a friend of mine. We are a pretty good team and we do good work but [...]

New lawn care business animated banners added

I added some new lawn care business animated banners to our online designer. Now you will be able to offer more seasonal graphics to your lawn care business website or online advertisements.
Here is the Seasons Greetings animated lawn care banner.

Don’t try to compete with $15 bucks a cut, stand out and command a premium.

Are you finding yourself trying to compete with fly by night lawn care businesses that advertise they will cut a lawn for $15? Don’t try to compete with them. Any customer who hires such a lawn care business will quickly find out how unreliable they are. You don’t want these cheap customers anyway because they [...]

Fall home and yard cleanup dumpster flyer added.

I just added a flyer you can use to promote your lawn care business fall home and yard clean up. The flyer’s title says Fall Clean Up Week. Then in the text below, it says you are a neighbor who owns your own lawn care business and you have rented a dumpster for one week [...]

How to get customers for your lawn care business - New Lawn Care Business Book

One of the top questions asked on the Gopher Forum is how to get new customers. Well I wanted to answer this question as best as possible and I put together two new books. If you are looking to gain more lawn care customers this Summer and who isn’t, check out my brand new books [...]

How to get the most out of craigslist for your lawn care business.

Fernando made a post on the Gopher Lawn Care Forum and asked a question about how best to use craigslist.com to market his lawn care business.
He said:
“Hi, everybody!
Well I startet using cragislist.com last month and so far I’ve gained 4 new accounts, (so I guess it works for me), but how many here use or [...]

Hello and welcome to GopherHaul 24 - Lawn Care Marketing Business Show

Hello and welcome to GopherHaul 24 - Lawn Care Marketing Business Show
In this episode we will be talking about

GopherHaul breaks the 800,000 view mark! Thank you everyone for watching us!

Inspirational Story:
Rob from Apple Lawns, a 15 year old entrepreneur wrote to us with his inspiring story. I think he will inspire others to start their [...]

Two free dinners to promote his lawn care business on craigs list!

Our friend Fernando used craiglist.com to promote his lawn care business. In his add he mentioned if you signed up for a year’s worth of lawn care he would give you a dinner for two at the Olive Garden! Quite an interesting marketing inducement.
If you would like to jump into the discussion on this marketing [...]

Lawn Mower repair service marketing flyer

Thanks to Patrick for this great idea.
Lawn Mower Repair Flyer
You can put together a flyer you can use to find more work in the fall and winter. Consider included a coupon for a fall clean up with a mower maintenance. While you are fixing their mower, you might as well offer them a fall yard [...]