Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-18-2014, 08:09 PM
jrs.landscaping's Avatar
jrs.landscaping jrs.landscaping is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,392
Send eddm, no knocking or awkward rejection
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-18-2014, 08:15 PM
321birdguy 321birdguy is online now
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 212
What is eddm
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-18-2014, 08:16 PM
gallihergreen's Avatar
gallihergreen gallihergreen is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Research Triangle, NC
Posts: 3,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by 321birdguy View Post
yeah my problem is i probably can't handle them saying no if i knock
What do you mean you "probably can't handle them saying no"? Are you going to break down and start crying if they don't say yes? I don't understand.
__________________
Chris

“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan

"Treat employees like they make a difference and they will." - Jim Goodnight


Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-18-2014, 08:17 PM
gallihergreen's Avatar
gallihergreen gallihergreen is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Research Triangle, NC
Posts: 3,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by 321birdguy View Post
What is eddm
Posted via Mobile Device
Every
Door
Direct
Mail
__________________
Chris

“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan

"Treat employees like they make a difference and they will." - Jim Goodnight


Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-18-2014, 08:18 PM
jrs.landscaping's Avatar
jrs.landscaping jrs.landscaping is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by 321birdguy View Post
What is eddm
Posted via Mobile Device
https://www.usps.com/business/every-door-direct-mail.htm



Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-18-2014, 09:02 PM
grassmonkey0311's Avatar
grassmonkey0311 grassmonkey0311 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: MD/NC
Posts: 609
Quote:
Originally Posted by gallihergreen View Post
What do you mean you "probably can't handle them saying no"? Are you going to break down and start crying if they don't say yes? I don't understand.
LOL!!!! Imagine if he came to your door and that happened!



To the OP, walk door to door and stick flyers in them. No need to knock-N-talk. Cheaper than EDDM too.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-18-2014, 11:13 PM
PicturePerfectLawns PicturePerfectLawns is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 1,406
I agree with doing the flyers. No need to talk, picked up 40+ customers this year from directly just leaving flyers on doors. But that's not the problem. Before you worry about picking up customers, you need to learn to deal with them. It's not going to be good for you to pick up 50 customers, then not know how to deal with them.

You can't deal with a random person saying no? What are you going to do when you have customers that try and get down on you? Tell you they paid when they didn't. Ask you to do one thing after another for free? When they start complaining or yelling at you? When they tell you, you broke a window that you don't think you broke or scratched a car you don't think you scratched? What about when they say something rude or disrespectful that hurts your feelings? All this you will deal with on a day to day basis, so something as small as dealing with someone saying no? As mentioned above, I'd sell the equipment and move away from the business running scene and go to work for another LCO.
__________________
Trying Harder.....


John Deere 997 60" Diesel
Toro Grand-Stand 36"
Stihl Handhelds


Business: Solo Operated
Mechanic: Myself learning day by day.
Parts Supplier: ZeroTurnMan for everything.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-18-2014, 11:32 PM
Ditta&Sons's Avatar
Ditta&Sons Ditta&Sons is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Posts: 745
if he cried, someone will eventually hire him...there are super empathetic people out there
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-19-2014, 07:33 AM
321birdguy 321birdguy is online now
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 212
I can deal with all the outher things just not the knocking on the door
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-19-2014, 07:43 AM
jay albers jay albers is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: white haven pa
Posts: 167
try putting little flyers in a Ziploc bag, put some pebbles in the bag and throw them out your window onto driveway.

I always use a color flyer so there easy to spot.
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.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:23 PM.

Page generated in 0.09131 seconds with 7 queries