118 Flyers and 4 New Customers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eddie B, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Posts: 859

    I've only handed out 118 flyers so far this season, and it's been 26 hours since I've handed those out. 4 people called, I've completed the estimates and all 4 are now new customers. This is all for mow/trim/edge jobs only. What's going on here? Is this the start to a good season or what?
     
  2. pgiambat

    pgiambat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    You actually did pretty good I think. I made some up and handed out a bunch and got ZERO calls. Different neighborhoods give different results at different times and so on...
    If you are new and want to know a few things I've done, hit me back.

    fletch5a(at)cox.net
     
  3. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    You may very well be low with your prices. You may have good luck. Who knows. You might be a great salesman.

    Don't worry, those percentages will go down hill.
     
  4. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,116

    18,902 door hangers since February 21st. 40 new customers. A few of those came from the yellow pages. But everyone of them are on my terms. No on-sight, free estimates. No skipping. No paper snail mail statements. Next day credit cards. Fert restrictions for bi-weekly. Early termination penalties.

    I know I don't get 4 calls per 100. Not even close. I probably close about one in 4 or 5 calls, I'd guess, though I haven't kept track of my close percentage. I should probably start keeping track of that.

    Sounds like you're doing really good, landing 4 out of 118.

    Later,
    DFW Area Landscaper
     

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