ideas for spring

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Leone LawnCare, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    10000 flyers( they work well for me)
    16 foot landscaping trailer
    new exmark 60 in cut
    new weed eater
    New f250 diesal
    Small business loan to pay for it

    10000 flyers and word of mouth will pay off the loan

    flyers get at least 1 percent or better
  2. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    Hey by any chance how much do the newspapers charge you to distribute them?
  3. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    im gunna pass them out by hand
  4. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    You might as well use some of the loan money to have the fliers mailed out. 10,000 by hand will take weeks, even with 5 guys doing it.

    Just my opinion. The walking would be good exercise though.
  5. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 649

    hour. Personally, I can put out 175-200 per hour, trying to keep up with my 14 year old son:D

    When he works his friends, he gets 150-175 per hour and supervises 3-5 others, and the others get the 100-120 number.
    He sets the pace and motivates the others.

    You can pay them $5.00 per hour, or $.05 per flyer (best for both you and the worker, 'cuz they'll work faster to earn more!)

    Also, we make sure they get properly placed; strangers left on their own have a tendency to 'lose' them!
  6. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    how do i go about getting them mailed?
  7. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    any reqamendations for this spring
  8. AGLawnCare

    AGLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    I would say mail them i had a better response when people got them with there name in the mail box. The different ways you can go about it is either buy mailing lists online (i could look up the website i used) then you can set up microsoft office to print labels then get some postcard stamps and start puting them on the postcards. Or you can set up bulk mailing and save some $$$ on postage and save having to put stamps on 10,000 postcards. Or hire a company to do it all and go make the money back later.
  9. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Continue to grow in the one neighborhood that the majority of my accounts are in.
  10. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    I would like to pickup more landscape jobs and lawn renovations. Seems to be more profit there.

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