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Old 10-04-2009, 09:13 PM
BigGreen1 BigGreen1 is offline
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Stearns,

Yes there was a background picture on my flyer. If you want me to send you a scan of the flyer post an email and I will.

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Old 10-04-2009, 09:59 PM
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Tell me what you think of my upcoming years advertising plan.

Put out 2000 flyers with pictures and a hand written price by me. This isn't just your basic flyer with time new roman font and basic design. The design is meant to capture someones attention and finish a sale by giving special offers. I have run it by many people both in the green industry and even my College Marketing Professor (great free opinion and expertise). I can estimate by just looking at the front of the house and seeing into the back very closely what it will cost to mow. I have done this before and never had a problem. I figure people will like to see a price right in front of them and if they are interested they will call me. I'm expecting a 2% return on these flyers as they have pictures to document past work (showing I'm not just a lawn boy) and a price (so they don't need to make excuses that lawn care is too expensive for them) There will also be specials on the flyer to help drive the sale.

Continue my word of mouth advertising which has gotten me about half of my business.

Advertise free on Craigslist and set a limit how far I will go. I have extended myself too far before and don't want to do that. 7 miles from the shop should be good. This has worked well for me and surprisingly two of my best
accounts have come from it.

Anyone serious about helping or wanting to borrow the idea pm me or say on the thread you want me to pm it to you.
I can do you one better. put all addresses and prices in a computer. Design a flyer with a blank spot, have the flier printed then do a merge and put the flier through your own printer, let the computer fill out the addresses and prices. Then hire day labour to deliver it door to door just like a mail man. I've done this for years with window cleaning. Works great.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:21 AM
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And where have you got this caution tape made/where do you put it? I can't see many places where my customer wouldn't be mad if I left it there after I mowed.

when i sealcoat a driveway or hardscaping jobs
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:36 PM
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do you guys put the flyers in the mailboxs or what?
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:07 PM
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do you guys put the flyers in the mailboxs or what?
Only if the mailman had already came. Otherwise I put them on the door. By the way door hangers are sturdy but not sturdy enough to stay on the door knob.

Tim
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:46 PM
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do you guys put the flyers in the mailboxs or what?
Just a heads up - I believe it's a federal offense to place anything in or on a mailbox for anyone other than the postal carrier. In most cases hanging something from a hook on the post is OK. You just can't mess with the mailbox itself, including the flag.

According to USPS.com, "no part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage, including items or matter placed upon, supported by, attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle."
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:56 PM
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Just a heads up - I believe it's a federal offense to place anything in or on a mailbox for anyone other than the postal carrier. In most cases hanging something from a hook on the post is OK. You just can't mess with the mailbox itself, including the flag.

According to USPS.com, "no part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage, including items or matter placed upon, supported by, attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle."
Yeah that's what I thought that's why I was asking.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:57 AM
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Your marketing strategy teamed up with our 1-800-MOW-MY-LAWN vanity number would do wonders. It is a number they remember.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:33 AM
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I've seen all of the above work for some people.

I have a new printer coming in in a few weeks that I bought just for printing brochures. I'll have prices up at my website in due time.
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Stearns Landscaping,

I would appreciate a copy of you market flyer and plan. Email it to when you get a chance hammanservicesllc@gmail.com

Thanks!!
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