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spongy buffalo
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picking up a new (for me) ute on saturday, 

anyways ive been thinking for ever about getting the back windscreen stickered but at the same time ive been happy to be remain undercover.

 

the trailer doesnt go out on mowing days.

the ute is also a family getaround at times

 

Have you got car signage?

Does it get more than a job or 2 a year?

Would you get it again?


Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:42 PM

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The girls opted early on for no signs and are never looking for more work, although they do wear corporate uniforms.

 

I have full professional signage on the tow vehicle and trailers.

 

I welcome new work because every new 'A' or 'B' job lets me drop another PITA, I hate Christmas - cubby houses, trampolines, pop up swimming pools…

 

Driving around for a few years in a clean, signed outfit reinforces brand recognition and builds trust.


Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:10 PM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is


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and on a happy note, DeeJ is breeding again so we need to cut the round back a bit, we have already have made a hit list of dumpers!


Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:19 PM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is


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Cool!! more workers.  :) Congratulations to Deejay.


Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:38 PM

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picking up a new (for me) ute on saturday, 

anyways ive been thinking for ever about getting the back windscreen stickered but at the same time ive been happy to be remain undercover.

 

the trailer doesnt go out on mowing days.

the ute is also a family getaround at times

 

Have you got car signage?

Does it get more than a job or 2 a year?

Would you get it again?

Gday SB,

 

I got magnetic ute door signs from Vistaprint when I first started out - bout $50 for the 2 - but I realised they're a bit small to be really eyecatching - and I can't say for sure I've ever got a job from them - I'd say it would be different for big signs on the cage side of a trailer - say 1.2M x 900mm


Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:51 PM

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I used it for about a year but found like Croc it was very hard to read. The big trailer signs worked well, but it’s obvious what I do and people will wander over in the street I’m working in. That’s what I want, perhaps a full rear window sign would work well.
Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:42 PM

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I think the brand recognition is a great point, there is a pet groomer near me, big pink vans catchy name and absolutely killing it.
But it could cut the other way when you’re not being a complete role model to society.

I thought my time of chasing work hard esp in summer was behind me, but this year is a shocker. Had more days without work this week than last season from December to May
Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:25 PM

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When I was using a trailer I had big signs on it, over a year I think I got 2 or 3 calls from people seeing the sign.  Now I have a van I don't think I'll bother with any signage, I have just about as much work as I can handle and still getting a couple of calls a week just from google/website only.  I do like the vinyl wraps, looks very professional but they are not cheap and need replacing every few years, I doubt it would pay for itself.


Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:43 AM

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When I paint the trailer next I think Ill skip the stencilling this time. I had some stencils made up at the local trophy engraving shop so I could reapply the name and number every time I repaint the trailer.

 

Do I get the odd call from it? Maybe. But the best new business is referrals and I get more of them than off the trailer and ATM I'm not wanting any new work.

 

A few years ago I was also thinking of a full rear window sign on the van. There not bad value and if you haven't got a dark tint maybe good for security


Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:50 PM

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Some good points here re brand reinforcement.Getting signs up around town or even some stenciled ones around are better than signs on ute.Personally I prefer no signage on ute as I use it for personal use and it can also attract thieves. I have a basic stencil sign on trailer and its the same sign I have around town and it works week. Simple basic and easy to red and stands out-see attached image

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:25 AM

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This is a really interesting thread

 

Is the cost of putting advertising on vehicle and or trailer going to reap $ benefit either short or long term.

 

I don't have any signage. I decided that as I tend to driving at or below the speed limit ( its that laid back country spirit), signage would motivate the many tailgaters to express themselves verbally via the phone or leave unwanted messages on my message bank.

I do get my fair share of people expressing themselves verbally or via antiquated sign language as it is


Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:40 PM

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Been mowing for 18 years.Never bothered with signage as i didn't believe the cost vs amount of calls from it would be worth it.My customers come mostly from word of mouth 90% with the rest from being in a particular suburb and being asked to quote,by a customers neighbor or a drive by i.e someone out n' about not a drive by like in the movies hehehe.This is what has worked for me


Posted 23 March 2018 - 05:26 PM

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I think a clean, presentable signed outfit and logo uniforms easily makes an extra $5 difference in charge/rates between yobbo Bob and me on small jobs and makes a big difference when you quote on the larger ones.

 

(him $40 me $45, him $45 me $50)

 

so even at only

 

5 jobs per day x 4 days a week x $5 extra in perceived value = $100 per week

40 weeks per year = $4000

 

signs last more than a year

if they last 3 years = $12,000 value and if you you pick up a job or 2 that is just a bonus


Posted 25 March 2018 - 05:52 PM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is


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l agree Grae, presentation go's a long way if you're in for the long haul.....


Posted 25 March 2018 - 08:29 PM

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I use the Vistaprint door magnets (250 x 500) on my tow car and larger (460 x 690) signs on the trailer.
As Crocster said earlier in this topic, the magnetic door signs are a little small to be easily read from a distance.
To combat this, I am going to design 2 door magnet signs to go side-by-side (one on the trailing edge of the front door and one abutting that on the leading edge of the back door) effectively giving me one 250 x 1000 sign on the side of the car.
Total cost of the 4 signs (2 each side of the car) is less than $70.
Over the last 4 years, I've had 5-6 calls directly from my signs and these have converted to 3 regular customers.
Total income from these customers is around $1,500 per year.
In my humble opinion, well worth a $70 investment.
(I notice that Vistaprint now offer larger magnetic door signs up to 400 x 600)
 


Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:27 PM

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l'm using the larger ones from vista now....

 

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 07:54 AM

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Careful nobody pinches em.might pay to adhere them with glue.Mine got stolen outside a mower shop


Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:36 AM

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Careful nobody pinches em.might pay to adhere them with glue.Mine got stolen outside a mower shop

That kinda defeats the purpose of removable signs, but I get your point.
Low-lifes are everywhere. I'd love to give them a good ol' genital trimming with my brush-cutter!


Posted 26 March 2018 - 01:25 PM

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That kinda defeats the purpose of removable signs, but I get your point.
Low-lifes are everywhere. I'd love to give them a good ol' genital trimming with my brush-cutter!

"genital trimming with my brush-cutter"  classic right there .I'll remember that line,can't wait to use it


Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:11 PM

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Sticker up, you’re a mobile billboard all day every day. But, don’t drive like a flog, be courteous, let people in, wave thanks. Be your own best PR team.
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