Originally Posted by orangemower
Seems like a lot of work not knowing if you'll get the job.
You mention you don't like to call and pester people. Do you think those same people want to see a bid packet every season? To them, it's junk mail. I bet they toss it in the trash can and don't even look at it.
It is a lot of work but I operate full time and don't have a second job so I have the time to spare in February and early March. And your right you never know if your going to get it but I consider that my marketing and advertising. Costs a lot less, just time and labor and maybe 50 bucks. If out of those 50 I get 3 I'm happy. If your calling you are interrupting someones day and just telemarketing, but if you do it right and make connects with people and get them to like you over the phone it may be more effective but most of the time they just blow you off. My way puts real numbers in front of someone and lets them know I'm serious. Numbers talk. And business presentation talks and the packet gives me a chance to sell my business to them on their time frame. They don't like it throw it in the trash. Beats taking out a newspaper ad or something and spending more money, fielding lots of phone calls from people who aren't serious and getting work I didn't really want but also didn't want to pass up. I want these business when they get pissed at the business that provides services currently and wants to change to think of me first and I know they're at least looking at the packet and when they go I need to call someone else, they think of my company.