Fellas down south, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama etc...??

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by KrayzKajun, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    As the title states, when will yalls 1st round of directmail hit peoples door steps?? I was a lil late last year and want to be on the ball this season.
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  2. larryinalabama

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    When I used to advertise Id hit the targeted subdivisions last week of Jan, last week of Feb. and the 3rd week of March. I also had a add in our "county" paper year round.

    Gernerally about the first week of April everyone calls wanting everything done before Easter. This year Im not doing any 1 time jobs once the season starts.

    Nothing really scientific about it, Last year the season started 1 month early.

    The trick is to try to get people to do stuff in Jan and Feb, althought its hard. If you like to do 1 time jobs keep all customers phone # and address and calll them next year early.
     
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ive got to deal with Mardi Gras down here. I think its Feb 12th this year. Hoping to get my first round with EDDM out by last week of Jan. gunna do two rounds of 5000 cards.
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  4. larryinalabama

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    Hope you recover from Mardi Gras before the grass starts growing.

    Didnt you mention that you were moving and starting over so to speak???
     
  5. KrayzKajun

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    We put off moving untill another year being i started a new company.
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  6. KrayzKajun

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    Ive decided to max out in the market area im at now before yrying to start in a new area.
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  7. KrayzKajun

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    Looks like i need to get my but in gear. Ordering my cards tonight so they can go out in 2weeks. Decided to focus on about 6 select communities to really build a nice route.
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  8. larryinalabama

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    This is my first year with zero advertising, last year I only advertised through early spring.

    It took a long time to get to this point, but I feel a whole lot more confident about my business.
     
  9. Son's Lawn Maintenance LLC

    Son's Lawn Maintenance LLC LawnSite Member
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    Im looking to send out 2 sets of 5,000 also. Whats the best size to use??
     
  10. KrayzKajun

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    EDDM has min size requirement of i think 6"x9"
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