I'm starting a new thread for this; I think the other thread was in the wrong place, and it started out as a thread on pricing. I'll try to keep posts on topic, so the information might be more useful to people. If anyone wants to see my flyer, I can attach the flyer as a word document. I haven't found out how to convert it to an image yet. If I do I can just insert a picture. It's definitely nothing fancy yet. I'm posting this because some people here say that flyers are ineffective. Now, I can't tell you they are the most efficient way to advertise. I have a suspicion they are not, since it takes so many to get a response. But they do work. If you're like me and you have a very tight budget, but you have time to pass them out, it might be a good way to get started. So the first day I passed out about 100 flyers in 3 different neighborhoods. This wasn't very time efficient, and I was doing more walking than passing out, because so many of the lawns looked dried up; we haven't had enough rain in my area. I took some advice from other people on Lawnsite, and changed my strategy some. I just picked a section of streets within 2 miles from where I live and started passing out 500. I almost finished them today. I had around half left. I passed out the other half in less than half a day, but I started doing work for other lawn services last week. So I've passed out a total of almost 600 flyers now. I know, that's not very good for over a week. Hopefully I'll do a lot more this week. Anyway, I've had 4 calls, and talked to one person about an estimate. So I've already had almost a 1% response rate, but I think it could be higher, because I probably passed out at around 200 of them today. Sometimes people take a few days (or longer) to call you. I'm not sure what my speed is up to now, but I think I can do at least 50 an hour, so maybe 400 a day, possibly more. If I keep getting at least 1% response rate, I should get 4 calls a day (average). I won't get every job, but it should be enough to get me started.