Archive for the 'Newspaper Ads' Category

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 [...]

How I got my first lawn aeration job.

Here is a way you can find lawn care aeration customers. This one member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us how he gained his first customer of the season via a newspaper ad. It wasn’t just any old newspaper ad, it was something the newspaper calls Daily Deals. This section allows [...]

What am I doing wrong with my lawn care marketing?

It’s real easy to get frustrated with your lawn care marketing if this is your first season. Sometimes an entrepreneur will be a little too early with their marketing and spend a little too much money. Then they get little to no response and they throw their hands up in the air to quit. Before [...]

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 [...]

Competing with lowball lawn mowing ads.

If things aren’t tough enough trying to run your lawn care business, here come the lowball lawn mowing ads. It seems like once they get started, everyone is in a race to the bottom. So how can you compete with lowballers? How can you get the price you need to keep your business running? That [...]

Harnessing your free time for lawn care marketing.

There are many ways to promote your lawn care business. You can go door to door. You can buy ads in the phone book, newspaper, or on search engines. But if you have more time than money, you might want to consider what this entrepreneur suggested in the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. He uses [...]

Gutter cleaning bid example with marketing idea.

Would you be interested in making over $200 for about three hours of work by offering a much needed upsell? You might want to consider offering your clients gutter cleaning. This service is not only a great upsell to current clients but it’s a great way to reach out to other potential customers you can [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Newspaper classified ad ideas for a lawn care business.

Depending on the amount of competitors in your local newspaper, placing a classified ad can sometimes really lead to a windfall of new customers. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, choosing the right wording will give your potential customers a call to action. Let’s see an example [...]

When one problem ends, another seems to begin.

Keeping things fun and fresh is very important if you want to enjoy a long and happy career in your chosen profession. Running a small businesses always has the potential of grinding you down if you let it. One little problem can lead to another and another unless they are addressed early on and dealt [...]

What drove one entrepreneur to quit the lawn care business.

Nothing can be more frustrating than trying to start a business. If you do decide to take that step, you need to be prepared to stay the course. Giving up too soon will not only take away any chance you have at finding success, it can also effect your chances at success in any other [...]

What can you do to get more lawn care clients?

There is nothing more frustrating than spending time and money on lawn care marketing and not hearing the phone ring because of it. This can happen for a lot of reasons. Are the services you are marketing in need at the moment? Are potential customers getting your marketing message? Is it too late to start [...]

Secrets to success with lawn care ads in newspapers.

Sometimes all it takes is fine tuning one or two elements in your lawn care marketing campaign to really hit on something big. In this success story from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who played around with his newspaper ad position and found that it pays to be in [...]

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 [...]

Should I promote free lawn mowing to get more attention?

We’ve all heard it before. Keep it simple. This applies not only to business, but to life in general. When you start thinking about complex lawn care marketing concepts, try to find a way to easily explain them in a few sentences. If you can’t do it, there is a very good chance you will [...]

How to get fall leaf clean up customers.

When mowing season starts to slow down, leaf clean up services can pick up. There is quite a bit of money to be made in the fall that can help you get through the slower winter month, but how do you go about getting customers for such services? Also is there a most profitable way [...]

Should I price lawn mowing by the sq.ft. of the yard?

How to price a lawn can be a tough question for many new lawn care business owners. Should they be priced based on the size of the property? Maybe even estimate mowing jobs by the amount of time it takes to mow the lawn? That is what this one lawn care business owner was interested [...]

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 [...]

5 simple tips to improve your lawn care business this year.

For every ten lawn care businesses that fail, a few will succeed. Those few successful lawn care business will have persevered and pushed through rough spots other lawn care businesses might not have had the strength, know how, or funding to get past. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear [...]

Some good lawn care marketing ideas most do not think of.

I would venture to guess on average more lawn care business owners than not, would rather focus on their work in lawn care than focus on marketing and making new sales. So with that in mind, you may wonder what are some options a lawn care business owner might have where they could make new [...]

How hedge trimming is a great niche to grow your lawn care business.

It’s always a nice thing to have a family member teach you the secrets of running a lawn care business, especially when they are doing well with running their own business. If you aren’t lucky enough to have such guidance, the next best thing is to read advice from those that do. In this discussion [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cutting tall grass at dangerous intersections is a great way to market.

Looking for more ways to attract lawn care business in your area and do a good deed at the same time? Consider this lawn care marketing idea from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.
A lot of state budgets are hurting right now due to the current economy. Because of this, the visibility at many [...]

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 [...]

Classified ad wording to attract lawn care customers.

There are many ways you can word your classified ads in newspapers. Here is one example a lawn care business owner used with success. He shared with us his story on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.

How I bid a 1 acre upkept yard cleanup.

Here is a great story, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, on how a simple ad for lawn care, placed in a classified section of a local newspaper, led to thousands of dollars in work. The job initially involved a one acre yard cleanup but kept leading to more and more work. It goes [...]

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 [...]