Flier Distribution

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mtdman, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    Anyone ever pay someone to distribute fliers? If so, how much?

    Before someone calls me lazy, my step daughter wants to needs some money for school and I feel better about paying her to do some work than just giving her the money.

    So, how much should I pay her to go door to door putting out fliers?

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  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    I pay a guy who owns a pizza shop (locally) to put my door hangers out with his for .06 each.

    Around here it normally runs about .11-.12 each for a distribution co. to do it.

    I am told that the door-hanger pros do about 150 per hour.
     
  4. turkp15

    turkp15 LawnSite Member
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    i pay two kids down the street from me 5 cents each to put out my fliers.
     
  5. Shawn's Lawn

    Shawn's Lawn LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 40

    I spent 4 hours today passing out flyers... I just hope one person calls and it will be well worth it.... if not at least im spreading my name and getting some excercise...
     
  6. Colorado Mowerboy

    Colorado Mowerboy LawnSite Member
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    I use a delivery service all the time. the difference is your relative is delivering one flyer, yours. the company delivers numerous flyers in one bag. They both have there pros and cons. With numerous flyers, the people are more app. to look through them. when sending out flyers, in my experience they are very time sensitive. Aeration has to be sent right when areation are due, mowing, right when people are or should be looking for a service, and don't expect large percentage's calling. I think it is a great fairly inexpensive advertisement. Make sure your flyer is eye catching, does'nt have to be four color on glossy paper but make it eye catching.
     
  7. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I go out with my two sons and pass out flyers. We get the word out, and grab people's attention. The boys like to get out, and it gives momma a break. Also, gives dad some valuable time with his sons, especially with working some long days I don't get to see them enough.
    Let's all remember why we break our backs every day here, it's all for the family!
    Never forget who you work for! I'd work 25 hours a day for them if I could figure out how.





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  8. JR Lawns

    JR Lawns LawnSite Member
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    I am paying a guy .15 a flyer to hand mine out.. That works out to 75.00 per 500.00..

    From the sounds of it I may be paying him too much!
     
  9. Shawn's Lawn

    Shawn's Lawn LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 40

    well the 4 hours I spent passing ou tflyers was well worth it... it generated a weekly mowing account and an bi weekly account....

    going to have to pass out some more next week.....
     
  10. hunter

    hunter LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 254

    spent two hours last week putting flyers out and it got me two contracts. And that was only approx 250 homes.

    My flyers are real simple just state what services I offer and I print them on 25 pound white paper with a laser printer. Cost me approx. $60.00 for two thousand just on print cart.
     

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