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Old 10-12-2002, 02:36 AM
RwADesigner RwADesigner is offline
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Same ol' Same ol'

Hey guys!....

I know you always get this question...but what has been the most effective TIME OF YEAR.....and SOURCE OF ADVERTISING for getting new customers in Lawn Maintenance.

Phone book?
So on....

I know word of mouth is top notch....but how do you get new customers if you have the lawn maintenance area...

And what is a reasonable amount of customers to expect to land in the first season. Or..what were some of your first year customer amounts?

Thanks alot

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Old 10-12-2002, 11:08 AM
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Bob Minney Bob Minney is offline
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Location: The Hottest driest city next to Hades - Denver Colorado
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Starting from 0

for residential -flyers
cheap and you can do 5-600 a day so you should see some immediate return

commercial-cold calling in person to collect info and chance of finding someone ready to make a change

most effective time of year is spring-then early fall
but good advertising works anytime of year

how many customers & $ ? All depends on you
If you want people to notice your faults, start giving advice.
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Old 10-12-2002, 11:47 AM
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I started with fliers, and still do fliers for concentrating on certain neighborhoods that I want to work in.

I've not yet put an ad in the yellow pages. Word of mouth and fliers has taken me where I want to go.

I do have a pretty nice vinyl lettering sceme on my truck and trailer as well. That was almost $900.00 and in two years I've only got 1 call solely from the truck advertisement. It looks real good though and gives a professional appearence. I think it was worth it.


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