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Old 01-24-2013, 12:03 PM
skorum03 skorum03 is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hudson, WI
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You're welcome. I am in Appleton. I service the entire Fox Cities area. I started out last year but got at it late with advertising and only picked up 3 lawn accts and one of them moved. I did about 500 door hangers with a special for leaf clean-ups and gutter cleaning and did not get a single call. The phone book got me the one lawn, a few gutter jobs, and a couple cleanups but that was it for year one and unless I get a ton this year will have another year as a part timer.

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I second that, I used Kijiji, which is basically the same but more popular where i am, I was surprised I got some call from it, it also pays to have your ad at the top of the page, its a small price to pay for the added calls. Also use all forms of advertising, flyers, yard signs, truck logos, website, craiglist, etc. Each one helps, it was my first year too, but ended up with 25 accounts and a ton more odd jobs(people that dont mind cutting there grass but get you to do other stuff around the yard)

And i was also going to ad to this is get some logos on your truck and start driving around town with them ASAP get the name out there some how and its early so its a good time for people to start seeing it. Always helps if they recognize it. Yard signs too. Put one up in your yard. Just got to get your logo out there so it is recognizable.

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