Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-24-2011, 11:07 PM
newjerseylandscaping's Avatar
newjerseylandscaping newjerseylandscaping is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New jersey
Posts: 1,175
How to distribute flyers

All,

I am in the process of making up flyers. I have a copy mechine so makking them up is no problom for me. the question is How can i attach flyers to the doors? Ive heard of stapleing rubber bands to them and a few others. What is the best way of doing this? thanks
__________________
Echo hedge trimmer
Echo Edger
Husqavarna Weed eater
cub cadet lawn mower 21 inch
Abunch of shovels, racks excetra.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-25-2011, 09:08 AM
tom's lawn care tom's lawn care is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: cincinnati
Posts: 295
Well, I would probably just do away with fliers for many reasons. 1st- you get into trouble placing them on mailboxes
2nd- you get bitched at and in trouble for placing them on doors. So I personally decided that there really is no good way of advertising!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-30-2011, 08:13 PM
elitelawnteam1's Avatar
elitelawnteam1 elitelawnteam1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cary, IL
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom's lawn care View Post
Well, I would probably just do away with fliers for many reasons. 1st- you get into trouble placing them on mailboxes
2nd- you get bitched at and in trouble for placing them on doors. So I personally decided that there really is no good way of advertising!
They are cracking down on this issue more and more. Perhaps it's because the Postal Service is the only business that is allowed to stay in business even though they are losing millions of dollars each year. Funny how our government works that way. Their idea of a business is soooo illogical
__________________
Elite Lawn Team <------- Sold my business and now im an employee at CP Landscaping

Gravely
Scag
Ferris
Echo
Stihl
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-25-2011, 01:20 PM
rnd rnd is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Minneapolis, Mn.
Posts: 248
check out our website at rndsigns.com or call us at 800-328-4009 to receive a FREE sample packet. See hundreds of layouts on all of our promotional materials: door hangers, postcards, fliers, newsletters, statement stuffers and much more

Download our FREE marketing handbook and planner off our website: rndsigns.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-25-2011, 08:37 PM
Exact Rototilling's Avatar
Exact Rototilling Exact Rototilling is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zone: 5B
Posts: 4,483
under door mat, slip into weather stripping so it doesn't blow into bushes until home owner opens door.
__________________

I'd Rather Be Flying
Always Looking for Greener Grass
Always Looking for Better Mower Blades ô
Say "YES" to higher mowing heights.
...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-26-2011, 01:05 AM
newjerseylandscaping's Avatar
newjerseylandscaping newjerseylandscaping is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New jersey
Posts: 1,175
yea looks like im going to use alot of staples. :/
__________________
Echo hedge trimmer
Echo Edger
Husqavarna Weed eater
cub cadet lawn mower 21 inch
Abunch of shovels, racks excetra.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-26-2011, 08:22 AM
JFGauvreau's Avatar
JFGauvreau JFGauvreau is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,281
Mailbox, under doormat, roll them and place them in the door, lots of ways to distribute them, just make sure they don't catch the wind.
__________________
Gauvreau Property Maintenance
Commercial & Residential asphalt services
Interlock & Landscape
Complete lawn care services
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-27-2011, 01:54 PM
justanotherlawnguy's Avatar
justanotherlawnguy justanotherlawnguy is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: tampa, fl
Posts: 1,192
you go out and garbage day and stick it straight in their trash can, cause thats where 99% of flyers end up anyway...
__________________
The great thief of opportunity is procrastination!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-02-2011, 01:30 PM
mdvaden's Avatar
mdvaden mdvaden is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Westside Oregon
Posts: 1,830
Quote:
Originally Posted by justanotherlawnguy View Post
you go out and garbage day and stick it straight in their trash can, cause thats where 99% of flyers end up anyway...

Sounds about 200% off-base from the results I got.

When I was putting out flyers, I would get about 1 call for every 40 or 50 of them the first two weeks following. And at least one more call in the next few months.

My preference was right at the front door, rolled and slipped next to the know, or through a "D" handle.
__________________
200 Pages and Growing

Coast Redwoods . . . Landscaping Portland & Tree Service . . . M. D. Vaden Photography

http://www.lawnsite.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=9938&dateline=1262369890
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-03-2011, 03:10 PM
TriageLawn TriageLawn is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: atlanta , ga
Posts: 49
Got a remedy

I hear you guys loud and clear. I had the same problem about 2 years ago because my county is very strict about signs and soliciting. Let me tell you what I did and it still works good today.

I saw this on a show like "Yard Crashers" or something like that. I rode the area and chose the ugliest yard in the subdivision. I learned you need to reinvent yourselves and sometimes traditional ways just aren't the way to go.

Here is what I do: I find the ugliest yard and ask the customer if I can

1). Maintain their yard for an entire year.
2). Ask to leave a sign in the yard with FLYERS attached to the sign. Kind of like they do when they sale houses in real estate.

3). When someone ask, help me sell my service and I will continue to maintain yard free.

4). Try and recruit another home owner and charge them half off the service. But only if they promise to advertise. Remember, exposure is your untimate goal here.

5). Cater your prices to the entire subdivision because once they see your HANDY work, they will come knocking.

When I maintain the yard, I go all out and make the yard look magnificent. I aerate, throw seeds...the whole 9. That will get you more attention than just a nicely cut lawn. I hire someone to do some landscaping for that curb appeal. I bet you will get calls GALORE


We live in an era where you can buy a Subway sandwich for $5.00. You can go to McDonalds and buy a hamburger for $1.00. You need to adjust your prices the same way. Just think, 10 years ago you couldn't buy a sandwich at Subway for $5, so we need to rethink everything here.


In that subdivision, there about 60 homes. Right now, I got 16 of those homes. I did the same advertising in another subdivision and got 4 homes from there. So you see, you need to give a little to get a little.

I also started a Newsletter called, GRASS ROOTS. I send out a something every quarter to alert people of the special prices coming. Business is great and I can't wait for this SEASON. Alot of subdivisions are building again and I will be there with my sales pitch.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 AM.

Page generated in 0.09893 seconds with 7 queries