$1000 bucks for advertising, what would you choose?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by lawnwizards, Feb 1, 2008.

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if you only have $1000 to spend how would you advertise? hypothetically.

  1. flyers, doorhangers, etc.

    23 vote(s)
    38.3%
  2. mailing services, post cards, etc.

    12 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. yard signs, truck lettering, etc.

    24 vote(s)
    40.0%
  4. uniforms with company logo

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    if you only had $1000 dollars to advertise, what would you choose?
     
  2. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    This was my first year adverising budget

    450 in truck lettering for the box truck
    100 in full color buisness cards i got 1250
    150 for 5 collared polos embroidered .. 5 wal mart pants 5 hats embroidered and a new pair of estimating boots
    100 dollars for the ink and paper for my flyers
    100 dollars in magnetic door signs for the other truck and the daily driver

    900 dollars I guess i would still have 100 to spend

    Nate
     
  3. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    sorry i messed up

    hats were 10 each
    shirts were 106 total
    pants were 10 each
    boots were 25

    50
    106
    50
    25

    231 dollars my budget is spent
     
  4. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 778

    I would choose either a one colour flyer on coloured paper or two coloured flyer on white. Full page, 8.5/11. you could probably get 10,000 delivered and still have a few hundred left or for lettering.
     
  5. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    I voted for the flyers but while I was clicking I decided that buying yard signs and truck lettering would be the better way I could spend $1,000 right now.
     
  6. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 778

    Don't buy yard signs, they go missing. As far as Lettering and uniforms, you could get all dressed up and not have any clients. Word of mouth only works when you have a hundred clients.

    Send out flyers.
     
  7. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Decal your trucks.
     
  8. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 537

    most important is lettering the truck . then go from there..
     
  9. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 433

    yellow page ad
     
  10. Dodge Truck

    Dodge Truck LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 86

    Without a doubt its flyers and doorhangers, you need to reach as many people as you can, make a very professional design and it will serve you well.
    what are you going to do all dressed up in a lettered truck with no customers?
    those things are great, but not first by any means
     

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