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Old 08-14-2004, 04:49 PM
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Getting Some Attention

What is the best way to get some accounts, or to get your name out there, or whatever? I passed out a lot of flyers, but everyone knows those are a shot in the dark. Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2004, 05:16 PM
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If you live in a smaller community, phone book ads work pretty well. Putting your name on your truck/trailer works. Everyone says word of mouth works great...but you kind of have to have customers to get work of mouth! Keep plugging the advertising machine. Most companies when they are starting out have to advertise quite frequently to get their name out.
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Old 08-14-2004, 07:06 PM
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Sounds good. Yeah, I do live in a small community. Someone else mentioned putting my name on my truck, so I guess I will try that. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-14-2004, 09:06 PM
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Old 08-15-2004, 07:25 PM
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I think the best is Flyers or Door to Door Introductins. I am finally starting my business and here is the response i have gotten.

150 flyers 3 small jobs and 2 monthly customers
350 flyers 2 small jobs and 4 Monthly Customers (This was 3 days before hurricane Charley.

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Old 08-16-2004, 09:36 AM
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I put out some flyers...probably only about 50-75. So I'll have to hand more out. I try to target the areas in the community where more elderly people live. Do you think that is a good idea?
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Old 08-16-2004, 10:59 AM
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I passed out approx. 1000 fliers. Within 2 weeks I got 5 new customers. Then, I started walking door to door talking to people and this method worked great. I learned more about my customers and they gave me good feedback in regards to there current lawn service. I got 2 jobs and passed out 10 estimates to potential new customers. Talk to people and get out there. Good luck.
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Old 08-16-2004, 07:22 PM
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Sounds good. So what exactly do you talk to people about? Just open the conversation w/ a broad subject, or jump straight to the reason you're there?
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Old 08-16-2004, 09:27 PM
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Just landed a Realtor. Signed a contract on five houses.

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Old 08-18-2004, 05:34 PM
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Hi tinmansoccer11,

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I try to target the areas in the community where more elderly people live. Do you think that is a good idea?
Experiment with different customer groups. You never know which one will work best until you try it.
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