Bulk flyers.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My plans to REALLY expand for next season was to start with 2-3k flyers in the newspapers. I was going to get mabey a 5.5"x8.5".....
    Is this worth the couple hundred to spend? Is it realy going to show a return in customers? Is 5.5x8.5 to small to be in newspapers? This wont be my only source of advertisement, but does it work like Ive read?
    Also, When should I do this? Dont want to be to early and dont want to be to late.....
     
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would be very surprised if you got an ad like that for that cheep.
     
  3. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    If it's the general circulation newspaper in your area, I doubt it would pay off like you hope it will.
     
  4. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Am I missing something here? The title says bulk flyers, but then say 2-3,000 flyers. I put that out every week easily from march till may. When we get to busy and start paying our flyer delivery company to do it. They have a minimum of $4,000 per delivery which takes less than one day for them to put out. Shoot by myself I put out from 150-300 an hour depending if I walk or jog and the neighborhood.
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    you are not going to get much of anything from that think along the lines of 20k-30k
     
  6. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ok. the 2-3k in the advocate isnt my only source of advertisement. Just asking if Its worth spending the couple hundred on? I also plan on flyers door to door. At the counter of a few resturants because I know the owners. Going door-door for small commercial. I have a trailer sign. Mabey a few ads in the classifieds and so on.
    From personal experiences, What would you reccommend for 20-30 accounts. Im in this myself and looking for full time work for next summer....
    Also, If the 2-3k are worth it, what month should they go out?
     
  7. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    anyone that can help me??
     
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    worth it or not, Noone can answer that Q...

    it's hard to second guess the public.

    any time u get your name out there it's a good thing.

    from personal experances, I had some flyers printed up and never used them.
    My newspaper ads and word of mouth took off like wildfire.
    I start my ad's in MArch. and pull them in June....
     

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