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DK lawn care
04-13-2008, 09:06 PM
My local newspaper passed out 5,000 flyers out last thursday. So far i havent gotten any reponses from the flyers. Is this normal? Do you guys think ill get more calls towards the end of the month? Or do you guys think i waited to long to pass out the flyers?

THRIFTY
04-13-2008, 09:20 PM
If you were in my area, you'd be too late. Are people in your area doing alot of cutting yet? I wouldn't panic though, I usually get the majority of my calls begining of the week. Also, people will hold on to your flyers longer than you'd expect. I'm still getting calls from people I passed out flyers to weeks ago. Good luck!

newtostone
04-13-2008, 09:26 PM
I am just about to do the same thing, around here we haven't gotten the first cut in yet and i think its prime time for people who are thinking to them selfs i gotta either go buy a new mower or call someone, thats my hope at least. I also think the weather the day they are received is pretty important (at least the few days around that)

I am sure you'll get some calls, best of luck with the upcoming season and keep us updated!

DK lawn care
04-13-2008, 09:46 PM
Nope, no cutting. Spring clean ups just started. BTW, weve only had 2 or 3 warm days for april. The rest is still in the 40- 45 degrees. I hope i get some calls cause no calls from 5,000 flyers is pretty bad. BTW this is the flyer:

http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/36477/2812106680102940326S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2812106680102940326hOEHyi)

THRIFTY
04-13-2008, 10:01 PM
The flyer is decent, but why not put in "Spring Cleanups" instead of "Fall Cleanups" for you spring flyers? If the grass isn't being cut yet, you shouldn't be too late. Unless they are returning customers, in my area most of the people don't call until the grass is growing!

DK lawn care
04-13-2008, 10:03 PM
Damn it must of been a typo error.

coif_kid
04-14-2008, 04:29 PM
You don't have enough services listed and two of the services listed don't even apply to the current season. You need to offer more to generate more of a response.

In addition, it just feels average. I don't see anything really catchy or something that puts you ahead of the herd. Also, the paper isn't the best way to put out fliers in my opinion. Through the mail or door hangers are much more effective. I have never had stellar results with the paper as compared to the other methods of distributing fliers.

j05h22
04-14-2008, 09:31 PM
You don't have enough services listed and two of the services listed don't even apply to the current season. You need to offer more to generate more of a response.

In addition, it just feels average. I don't see anything really catchy or something that puts you ahead of the herd. Also, the paper isn't the best way to put out fliers in my opinion. Through the mail or door hangers are much more effective. I have never had stellar results with the paper as compared to the other methods of distributing fliers.

I agree, I passed out flyers last year that were plain jane like yours and i got very little response... Although people hold on to those flyers longer than one would think. I did get some nice signs made up however and got an overwhelming response.. try 3000doorhangers.com:cool2:

DK lawn care
04-14-2008, 10:17 PM
j05h22, how many responses did you get back?

Clapper&Company
04-14-2008, 10:19 PM
Were still doing stuff... We got calls coming in but not alot yet I think you will see some in a week or so

DK lawn care
04-14-2008, 10:29 PM
Thanks clapper! BTW, what are you doin for your advertisements? I think i might get some door hangers to because they arent that expensive. Clapper, where in NE ohio are you? Im in Westlake ohio!

Clapper&Company
04-14-2008, 10:43 PM
Im just south of Akron area....

We do Yellow Pages / Door Hangers and Post Cards


Most of my stuff comes from people talking about our work and from my trucks

DK lawn care
04-14-2008, 11:24 PM
Thats cool. Do you get alot from yellow pages, door hangers and post cards? How do the post cards work and what kind of trucks are you running?

Clapper&Company
04-15-2008, 07:45 AM
Post Cards / Door hangers are hit and miss.

WE do get a good flow of calls off of the Yellowpages...

Yellowpages:
Snow About 150-200 Calls this year
Lawn/Landscape 10 ish so far

I have got a few large projects already from the yellowpages. But I have the largest add under snow and 1/2 page under Landscape on the one, The other book Im the only one under landscape

Atlantic Lawn
04-15-2008, 07:51 AM
Could be too early, we always get calls saying that I saved your flyer and then they inquire about a service.

DK lawn care
04-15-2008, 11:06 AM
Ron, how much did it cost to put a add in the yellow pages? I might just have to do this!


Steve, i hope its to early. I almost spent a grand on those!

Clapper&Company
04-16-2008, 01:27 AM
DK

In the Verizon Books ( Carrollton & Minerva) we spend 3G
User friendly book we spend omost a grand.
Each truck cost $350 to letter up. ( Sweet Logo lol)

Right now we got a ok amount of mowing

Landscape were 4-6 weeks out right now

DK lawn care
04-16-2008, 01:45 AM
thats cool. Thanks ron.

Clapper&Company
04-16-2008, 07:18 AM
Hey any time!

Check out the Ohio Thread also there is alot of info there :D

siklid1066
04-16-2008, 07:32 AM
Time for more ads every 2 you nail the 3rd will be from someone in that area.Plus if your slow the next time you work do a mint job,and I mean mint the neighbors are always watching you.Good Luck.

Atlantic Lawn
04-16-2008, 07:33 AM
How did You like the flyers from 3000doorhangers.com ? I contacted them and sent them some art work but they never replied.

DK lawn care
04-16-2008, 04:31 PM
Ron, ill deff check on the ohio thread.

Siklid, you think i should pass our more ads?

Clapper&Company
04-16-2008, 10:27 PM
Good Deal

Got 3 calls today :D

DK lawn care
04-17-2008, 12:13 AM
Good Deal

Got 3 calls today :D

lucky! i still have ZIP! BTW, were they askin for estimates or were did u sign them up? Also, did they tell you want part of marketing they found ur numb on?

DK lawn care
04-17-2008, 01:19 AM
Hey any time!

Check out the Ohio Thread also there is alot of info there :D

Ive been trying to search the the ohio thread. Where is it?

Clapper&Company
04-17-2008, 08:12 AM
lucky! i still have ZIP! BTW, were they askin for estimates or were did u sign them up? Also, did they tell you want part of marketing they found ur numb on?
One was price shoping....

The other we set up a meeting and the other was a job sold :D

Phone book for the one, The other one cam from the Lake News letter and the other we sent a post card too

DK lawn care
04-17-2008, 12:14 PM
Thats kool. At least you kno all the ways you are advertising are getting to ppl. BTW, i found the ohio thread. Im used to my ford truck forum where the "ohio thread" their is its own thread, not in a seperate thread like here. lol.

Clapper&Company
04-17-2008, 03:26 PM
LOL its all good!

Yea u got to track

jdmower
07-04-2008, 04:47 PM
My local newspaper passed out 5,000 flyers out last thursday. So far i havent gotten any reponses from the flyers. Is this normal? Do you guys think ill get more calls towards the end of the month? Or do you guys think i waited to long to pass out the flyers?

How much did it cost to have that many flyers passed out?

KevinACrider
07-04-2008, 05:01 PM
How did You like the flyers from 3000doorhangers.com ? I contacted them and sent them some art work but they never replied.

GotPrint,net has much better prices. They do 5000 full color door hangers for $298. 3000doorhangers.com wants $379 for 3000 of them. I've ordered from GotPrint also, great quality.

KevinACrider
07-04-2008, 05:02 PM
How much did it cost to have that many flyers passed out?

He said almost a grand..

Zookem
07-05-2008, 11:03 AM
I just went to 3000doorhangers.com and got 3000 for $179. I think that's a great deal. The hangers look really nice, too. Well, from what I've seen in the previews they've sent me. I haven't actually received them yet.

KevinACrider
07-05-2008, 02:09 PM
I just went to 3000doorhangers.com and got 3000 for $179. I think that's a great deal. The hangers look really nice, too. Well, from what I've seen in the previews they've sent me. I haven't actually received them yet.

That's only for 2 colors. All my advertising is full color, nothing less.

loupiscopolandscaping
07-08-2008, 05:07 PM
my mothers bf made up 9,000 door hangers for me for free, he works for a printing company. double sided color and all. GREAT FLYER. i just dont want to walk all thoughs out.lol so since im starting to slow down, im going around with my guys. yest. and today id say about a total of 2,000 flyers maybe a little less. ill keep you guys posted about the call back rate. ill be happy with 5-10 calls.