Marketing & Sales Insight for the Lawn & Landscape Industry

Expert Interview: Landscaping Portfolio Photo Tips for Great Marketing Images

Chad Diller

If someone would ask you the question, "What's the best work that you've done?", what are the landscaping projects or lawns you care for that come to mind? These are the locations that you would want to include in your portfolio or an image gallery on your website. However, when choosing properties, it's important to:

  • pick the right locations to attract your ideal customer
  • shoot them in the best lighting to make your images not appear average
  • and hire a photographer that understands how you'll use these in your landscaping marketing

Today, we're going to show you how to do just that. Stay tuned.

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Expert Interview: Using Team Members in Landscaping & Lawn Care Photography

Chad Diller

When a homeowner, property manager, or business owner hires your lawn care or landscaping business, they may be hiring a company, but ultimately what they are doing is hiring your people.

So when it comes to representing your company well, including those team members in your images is extremely powerful.

These images can not only promote your business to find the ideal customers, but also great team members. But how do you get really great images? Which team members are best and how do you direct them? That's what we're covering today.

Stay tuned.

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Video: Should I Hire Someone In-House or Hire a Landscaping or Lawn Care Marketing Agency?

Chad Diller

Your lawn care business or landscaping company has grown a lot over the years. And through this process, you or one of your team has worn many hats.

One of these hats happens to be doing the marketing for your lawn care landscaping business. But there's a big problem.

You either don't have enough time or you're realizing now that you haven't done it really well. 

Is it time to hire an in-house marketing person for your lawn care business or landscaping company? Should you hire a marketing agency? How does all of this work?

Those are really great questions and I'm going to help you start to answer them today. Stay tuned.

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Expert Interview: Using Customers in Landscaping & Lawn Care Marketing Photography

Chad Diller

When you think about your lawn care or landscaping company's brand, the last thing you would ever want to be seen as is average. But unfortunately that describes the majority of companies in our industry.

One of the ways that they reinforce this average perception is by using stock photography or amateur photos. So today, I am going to introduce you to one of my friends, Mike Miville, who does a lot of photo shoots for our clients at Landscape Leadership.

We're going to talk about some of the most powerful images that you would use on your website and how you can make them not just look average, but WAY above average.

Stay tuned.

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Video: How to Remove BOGUS Google Reviews for Your Lawn Care or Landscaping Business

Chad Diller

Are you struggling with removing Google reviews? Are there bad (BOGUS) reviews for your lawn care or landscaping company that you feel ought to be deleted?

Unfortunately, it’s not easy to make this happen. There are a lot of cases, where it would seem completely fair to remove bad reviews for your landscaping or lawn care business, but it’s actually not a violation of Google’s policies.

However, some can be easily removed. Today I'm going to show you how. 

Stay tuned.

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How the Perception of EXCLUSIVITY Can Make You More Money

Chris Heiler

I've written extensively about being Just Another Landscaper and the concept of the Mediocre Middle, where undifferentiated firms battle it out for the thinnest of margins.

Contrast this with the most successful companies who thrive on the outer edges of the bell curve, turning a substantial profit year after year.

Read this article for a refresher.

In this post I will discuss the concept of "exclusivity", especially as it relates to moving up-market – away from the Mediocre Middle – as you service a more affluent clientele.

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Video: Examples of Landscaping & Lawn Care Sales Opportunities Perfect for Personalized Videos

Chad Diller

In my last three videos, I taught you a trick to selling more lawn care, landscaping work in less time and with less aggravation. It was by using a new, innovative tool called "personalized sales videos". Instead of slinging out proposals and seeing what sticks to the wall, I encouraged you to try out this new technology.

But as promised, today I'm going to give you some real life sales situations to help you close more lawn care, landscape maintenance, pest control, and landscape design/build work in less time using personalized video. Follow me as we go outside and I show you how it's done.

Stay tuned.

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Selling More (by Radically Improving Your Customer's Buying Experience)

Chris Heiler

Fall is here, my friends. I hope your year is going even better than you and your team anticipated.

One of our fall traditions here at Landscape Leadership is attending HubSpot's annual Inbound conference in Boston, the largest marketing and sales conference on the planet.

From keynotes to breakout sessions, a common theme at Inbound this year was the idea of "creating experiences" for customers.

HubSpot's CEO, Brian Halligan, spoke extensively about this in his keynote, highlighting many successful startups of the past decade that have crushed their old guard competitors by improving the buying experience for their customers.

Casper (mattresses), Peloton (stationary bikes), Chewy (pet food and products), Carvana (cars) were just a few examples cited by Halligan.

The lawn and landscape industry can learn a lot from these successful companies who are disrupting their unique industries.

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Video: Our Best Tips to Create Irresistible Personalized Sales Videos

Chad Diller

In the last two videos in this series we explored how using personalized video in your landscaping or lawn care sales process can actually help you sell more work in less time.

Today, I am going to walk you through these steps and also show you examples so you can understand what I mean. And the live action version of Ted, the old school salesman from our Green Ways comic book, is also going to make a few appearances. Stay tuned.

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