Anyone have success with flyers?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Mo Green, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am about to make the trek around a few neiborhoods and hang some flyers. Has anyone had success with this. How about some tips (i.e. types of neiborhoods, every house or just ones with high grass).
     
  2. Five Diamond Lawns

    Five Diamond Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    What are you advertising?
    Too late in the season for maintenance.
     
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    Flyers are a good way to get your name out so people get to know who you are the more they know you they more work you can get but everybody does flyers so make sure they look nice and don't put them in the mail box.
     
  4. trying 2b organic

    trying 2b organic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 566

    A lesson I learned the hard way is that it depends on the flyer. I didnt do to great with a flyer I did myself in Word. ( My wife thought it was great ;) )
    I will pay for design or not waste my time.
     
  5. Andyinchville2

    Andyinchville2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    Flyers are the best form of advertising for me ...way better than the expensive yellow pg ad....They are cheap to mass produce (once you have a good design) and easy to hand out by the thousands.....Timing is improtant tho....You'll get far better response for things like mowing early in the season but I have handed them out anytime I want to get more business.....I've had custmomers call me from really old flyers so some people do keep them just in case....
     
  6. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Posts: 1,063

    Just about any kind of advertising/marketing will be hit or miss. There are so many variables. At this point in the season your flyers might not get the response that they would in the spring. So don't get too discouraged if you don't get a big response, but certainly getting your name out there now won't hurt. The more times a prospect see's your name the better chance you have of landing that prospect as a customer.

    Buck
     
  7. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    You won't get as big a response as in the spring, but you should get some calls. People are always looking to switch for various reasons. I've signed mowing customers up even in late October/early November. Keep in mind the college kids are away, some customers are suddenly without their scrubs.

    Don't target tall grass, these people very likely don't give a s*** about their property. That's not the kind of client you want.
     
  8. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    This is where I see alot of people hitting is just tall grass we want return customers not cleanups that just want you to clean there mess up
     
  9. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi Mo Green,

    Get out as many flyers as you can. The more within your area of service the better. Here are some free flyer templates to help possibly get you started quicker. Let us know how everything goes.
     
  10. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    I love doing fliers..I can always count on fliers to get me through a dry spell. I usually get one job out of every 100-300 fliers that I do. The fliers have to look good though....they have to catch a person's eye otherwise they'll just toss em in the trash.
     

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