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have u guys found flyers good for business?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by parkeey, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. parkeey

    parkeey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Just wondering, i think flyers is prob the best method for generating work, how many have u guys had to hand out to see a good return?? Its still cold and wet days in uk for spring so work is still slow??? any advice plzz
     
  2. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    flyers work ok, but the % rate isn't that great. But there are alot of factors that determine that also.. location, turf, weather, customers. Some locations might be better than others. Try it and see , Ive learned in this business that you never stop advertising anyone you talk to is a potential client. Good luck.
     
  3. Edmond_Dantes

    Edmond_Dantes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I've found that word of mouth is best for me. Doing a good job for someone speaks a lot better than whatever you have in print.

    However, my fliers are out and I've only received on call which led to one yearly contract. For the amount of money and time I put into them, they're already a success. Business cards have worded better for me personally but were a lot more expensive.
     
  4. Enzo

    Enzo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    I have printed 2500 flyers and handed out about 500. I have 7 clients now from those 500 i handed out so far. Its just a pain because you cant just drive around and put them on mailboxes or inside of them. SO we walk door to door and put the flyers there.
     
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Flyers Work GREAT for me....

    the other day :while we were cutting 1 house, We put out flyers up and down the street, about 15 houses, Got 4 calls 1 sgined up, 1 was a 1 timer, and 1 is trying to get me cheeper.....

    Seems diffrent things work in Diffrent areas,

    Good luck
     
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    If you put fliers in mailboxes, you need to put a postage stamp on them. Otherwise a big fine...... a few years ago, we put an estimate in a customer's "door". Seems it blew off his door, and his neighbor found it when he got home from work. So he put it in the guy's mail box. A few days later, we got a notice from that city's post office. They said, "Next time, it will be a $300 fine. We called them and informed them that we were not responsible, but they didn't't give a damn -- they put the blame on us. That's our government working for us????

    Best return on fliers = 2%. Same with DMP's (direct mail packets). Best thing is to work on weekends when many homeowners are home. Neighbors see you too. Offering a referral rewards from customers works well. Five bucks or more will do the job. We offer five bucks. My two cents worth.

    Okay.....the postmaster was Waukee, Iowa. Just guess how much respect we have for him............
     
  7. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 494

    Flyers have always worked well for us. We hire a number of services that deliver the local home town newspapers and/or a number of flyers of various non competing businesses.
     
  8. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Why cant u just drive around?

    BTW i think flyers work good.
     
  9. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    i hope they work good if i get 2% back from this 30,000 i will be a busy buisness.
    i dont know what i was thinking when i ordered that many :hammerhead::dizzy:
    just got done bringing all of them inside

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  10. THRIFTY

    THRIFTY LawnSite Member
    from (913)
    Posts: 208

    Picasso services: How do you plan to get all those out?????!!!!?????!!!!???
     

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