View Full Version : My new doorhanger-Rate it

02-11-2004, 07:56 PM
This is the Front-at the bottom is a perferrated edge so people can save the card.

02-11-2004, 07:59 PM
This is the back-Once again the card is removable and they need to get it punched to recieve thier free cut.

02-11-2004, 08:00 PM
Here it is.............................................

02-11-2004, 08:01 PM
Sorry it's so blurry-it's the best the scanner could do.

02-11-2004, 08:33 PM
Is this the first year you have used this doorhanger? How about the fifth cut free? Is that new or have you done that in the past? I would like to get others take on the fifth cut free idea.

02-11-2004, 11:00 PM
This will be the first year doing the 5th cut free. I was going to do the 10th cut free but 10 cuts seems like a long time to the customer to get their freebie for signing up.

02-15-2004, 03:32 PM
Thats very nice. How do the door hangers work as opposed to flyers. How much do they run if you dont mind me asking.

02-15-2004, 03:54 PM
Looks very nice! You should get some new customers with that!!

02-15-2004, 05:29 PM
lincscbb86-there was a $29 set up fee and $279 for the 1000. I paid an extra $40 for the perferrated edge on the bottom so cusotmers can keep the card and coupon.

Grounds Control
02-16-2004, 04:02 PM
looks great! i'd have done 10th cut free. that's costing you alot, i'm sure you'll get takers on it.

02-17-2004, 09:17 AM
I like the 5th cut free thing customers think they are getting a good deal, anytime you mention free or sale it alway's gets customers attention.

Green Gopher
02-17-2004, 03:43 PM
Looks like a great door hanger.

02-17-2004, 07:39 PM
JBNTX-I think the same way. But many have looked down on it saying that I was desperate for work or lowballing others. It's just a new customer promotion, no big deal. Every business does it.

Precision Lawn Servi
02-18-2004, 10:33 PM

02-18-2004, 11:10 PM

02-19-2004, 01:14 AM
Never would do a FREE cut, but thats probably just me.

02-19-2004, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by mow2nd
Never would do a FREE cut, but thats probably just me.

You'll hear a lot of people say that giving away a Free cut is crazy, but if you think about it, it's usually less then 4% of the total that lawn will bring in per year. If you get the extras (hedge trimming, mulching, aeration, whatever) it can work out to be less then 3 or even 2%.

Example: $30 lawn x 27 cuts = $810 - free cut = approx 3.7%

Add in extras, bring your total to say.....$1200 for the year. Minus that free cut, now your down to 2.5%. And so on.

Not a bad deal to pick up some work in my opinion.

02-19-2004, 06:40 PM
I still wouldnt do a FREE cut, but again thats probably just me

02-19-2004, 10:32 PM
Just a promotion

02-19-2004, 11:01 PM
I like it but don't care for the clip art style logo.

Just my 2 cents

02-20-2004, 12:48 AM
lets just say he gets 50 new customers with this door hanger @ $30 a pop. He will have to do $1,500 in FREE labor?? Is it worth it? I mean how much do these door hangers cost?? How long does it take you to put out door hangers when you are walking?? Thats a lot of FREE labor. I dont know, I guess I'm not seeing something...............sorry

02-20-2004, 07:12 PM
mow2nd-You know you may have a point. I am giving away free labor but am hoping to double my client base and this may be a good way to do it. Once my needed client base is met I will do away with the free offers and work it like others do. Thanks for the comments though mow2nd.

02-20-2004, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by mow2nd
I guess I'm not seeing something...............sorry

That's correct, you're not.

With those 30 new accounts he stands to make.... lets just say.... $30,000 (that's conservative). That's just the FIRST year. He's not giving away that free cut every year, but he will likely keep many of those customers for many years.

Not to mention the neighbors he will almost certainly pick up (assuming he does good work). And he'll keep those neighbors for years to come as well.

So now, that $1,500 investment (in labor) for the THOUSANDS of dollars he's going to make over the years from those customers is PEANUTS.

So you just keep to selling your secrets on your website, we share information here freeely. That's what LS is for.

02-20-2004, 10:01 PM
All I'm saying is I wouldn't FREE mowing. I mean if it works for you and him, that's great. Can I not state an opinion ?

02-21-2004, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by mow2nd
Can I not state an opinion ?

Of course you can. I just think it's funny that you're so against someone giving away a free cut to get new customers, yeeeeeet.......... you expect someone to give YOU $5,000 to "train" them how to get new customers at your website. Hmmm. Interesting.


02-21-2004, 12:30 PM
mow2nd-You have every right to state your opinion. That's what this site is for. I'm sure no one means to cut on ya that bad.

02-23-2004, 07:42 PM
I think it's agreat idea