Can I make a door hanger?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by lawncare3, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a limited budget for advertising this year (about $120) I am wondering if it would look bad if I took a flier and put a slit in it for hanging it on a door? I don't want it to look bad and I am planning on getting paper in the price of $120. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    I just roll up the flier and put a rubber band around it then around the door knob or handle.

    I think these stay in place better than a door hanger with the slit .

    5 cents a copy, probably a penny a piece for the rubber bands.

    I have gotten positve comments on these.
     
  3. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    It may be purely coincidental (due to other factors) but i have received better results with a full page flier rolled and hung on a door knob. Costing at about $0.05 each on colored paper and B&W print.

    Delivery will cost you the same no matter which method you use.
    With a $120 budget - depending on your target audience size i would probably use the rolled method.

    Are you putting these out yourself, i would assume so with that budget - if not make sure you factor that into the cost.

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    However if you are trying to only target a small number < 1,000 then you might be able to get away with the door hangers, Barely.
     
  4. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    CHEAP DOOR HANGERS - AS YOU NEED THEM

    Go to a "paper supply" company. Buy the pre-cut door hangers (3 up on 8 1/2 x 11). Measure each and do the layout yourself (3-up on 8 1/2 x 11) and take them to Kinkos' or whoever you have and let them run as many copies as you need and cut them.

    I pay $18 for 250 blanks (which = 750 hangers)
    copies at Kinko's .045 each
    cuts $1.00 each

    Total for 750 hangers=
    blanks $18.00
    250 copies $11.25
    cuts $2.00

    Total $31.25

    C-H-E-A-P

    otherwise check Door Hangers Direct
     
  5. bmrdude

    bmrdude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Come up with an advertisement document (Word). Have it printed (black ink on colored paper) by a local print shop (PIP, Kinko's, DQP, etc...), then insert them into plastic door-hanger bags. The bags keep the insert from getting soaked by rain and are easy to install on door-knobs. I've delivered about 600 of these by foot in local neighborhoods and gotten back about ten responses for mowing, and about 16 for snow removal. Total cost: around $75.00. plus my time delivering.

    I've included an attachment for my Word document advertisement as an example.


    Good luck!
     

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