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Old 11-19-2012, 05:29 PM
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Okay I see. Well that sounds really good. I'm thinking about advertising with price. What are your thoughts on that?
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:54 PM
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I don't like doing that because one house is different from the next... per say though in a particular place say neighborhood A all the houses were almost exact and you had an average cut of $35 a cut... so then when you advertise in that neighborhood you could put starting at $35 a cut!... but then again some people would scare away from that... then if you put say starting at $25 a cut and try to upsell them on why the flier says $25 and you're in front of them saying thats based on xyz its really a $35 per cut you're going to piss them off lol... thats the only problem i have with advertising with price... im in insurance and i have people call all day with i was quoted x then i re-run the quote now its higher then they get all pissed off well this paper says x now you're quoting me blah blah... loses you customers pretty easily
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:13 PM
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Right on that's a really good point. I was originally thinking of posting my price because of ease but you brought up the idea of differences etc. Thanks the info and responses.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:40 PM
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Right on that's a really good point. I was originally thinking of posting my price because of ease but you brought up the idea of differences etc. Thanks the info and responses.
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Any other ideas on this thread? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:55 PM
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I'm glad that this happened to someone besides me. 3 years ago I passed out about 100 cheaply made to the point 1/4 page flyers and scored 3 solid customers that I still have. This past spring I passed out 1400 glossy high impact flyers and gained 1 long term customer and a few mulch jobs.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:57 PM
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I'm glad that this happened to someone besides me. 3 years ago I passed out about 100 cheaply made to the point 1/4 page flyers and scored 3 solid customers that I still have. This past spring I passed out 1400 glossy high impact flyers and gained 1 long term customer and a few mulch jobs.
I totally believe you it just seems so weird. Why would someone go with a cheaply made flier over a nice postcard? Again, is it the idea of expensive postcard expensive service?
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:03 PM
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I'm glad that this happened to someone besides me. 3 years ago I passed out about 100 cheaply made to the point 1/4 page flyers and scored 3 solid customers that I still have. This past spring I passed out 1400 glossy high impact flyers and gained 1 long term customer and a few mulch jobs.
Also, did you post prices on the fliers?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:13 AM
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Also, did you post prices on the fliers?
I always quote in person after walking the property. I think that I will be using the cheapo flyers in the $500K and under neighborhoods and see what happens next spring. Do you use a web link on the cheapo ads or just a phone number? Angies's list info?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:32 AM
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I always quote in person after walking the property. I think that I will be using the cheapo flyers in the $500K and under neighborhoods and see what happens next spring. Do you use a web link on the cheapo ads or just a phone number? Angies's list info?
I haven't tried the cheapo ads. But when I put out my fliers I will have my website and phone number. I'm not real big on Angie's List as of now.
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I always quote in person after walking the property. I think that I will be using the cheapo flyers in the $500K and under neighborhoods and see what happens next spring. Do you use a web link on the cheapo ads or just a phone number? Angies's list info?

whats pretty cool about my cell phone number is the last 4 of it spells LAWN (5296)... it took me awhile to get the number and have it ported to verizon but still to this day my phone number is xxx-xxx-LAWN (5296) so that's how i advertised and man my customers love it because the first 3 numbers are super easy to remember...

and on my cheapo ads i just put my number in bold at the bottom and my email address is all...

few close family members live in 600k-1.5mill neighborhoods and when i advertised in there i used the same method... my fliers got me more phone calls... now my phone did ring ring ring... whether i landed the deal or not was a different story but im pretty good closer... when i worked at a car dealership i had one of the highest close rates so all i wanted and needed was to be in person with someone and let the hope to god i can close this sale begin!

I believe in having something that works for you my ad went like this

Lazer Cut Lawn & Landscape

*Mowing
*Mulch
*Bed Maintenance
*few other services

Phone number
email


coupon at the bottom about the free mow like i discussed before...

but even on my post cards it said ask me how to get a free service.
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