Best Advertising

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dannyboy20, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. dannyboy20

    dannyboy20 LawnSite Member
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    From experience what do you guys find to be more effective, Placing flyers or door hangers. Or simply running an add in the local paper.
     
  2. edhuffman777

    edhuffman777 LawnSite Member
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    it really just depends on the area your in, i have did all of those, just to give you an idea you might want to expect 3 clients out of 100 flyers passed out, the best advertising is word of mouth, it beats all 3 of those, but out of those 3 i would do flyers in preferrably a newly constructed subdivision, i always have better luck in new subdivisions with flyers, goodluck
     
  3. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Multiple means of advertising is the only effective means of advertising!!!
     
  4. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I get more responses from the newspaper and direct mail. I haven't really had much luck with fliers and door hangers.. But everyone is different you just have to try and see which works best for you because I know a couple of guys who do very well with fliers but it just doesn't do the job for me
     
  5. ooo

    ooo LawnSite Member
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    All the above answers are true...My direct mail (USPS self mailer) is hands down the best for me. 1500 of those to target streets and i get 3X the response in one week, than classified ads running for 2 months.
     
  6. Bustus

    Bustus LawnSite Member
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    I always found newspaper ads to be the most effective.
     
  7. deyoe1118

    deyoe1118 LawnSite Member
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    How do you "direct mail" exactly?
    With everyone always complaining about tampering with mail boxes and junk mail?
     
  8. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Flyers and door hangers... but the best is work of mouth.
     
  9. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The best jobs come from referrals. your current clients reccomending you to a friend always works out the best and its free.
     
  10. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Im not to far from brampton. I should give it a try.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     

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