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need help on geeting new customers?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by TTEE, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. TTEE

    TTEE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    i just started a new lawncare sevice and i have passed out flyers and out of 100 flyers i got 1 call? wht am i doing wrong?
  2. Cutter lawns

    Cutter lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Absolutely nothing! 1 to 2 percent return on fliers is about all you can expect. Either put out an add, or at least knock on their doors next time. Face to face time about doubles your return, unless you have a face like mine.
  3. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    face to face, you say is double, so thats a 4% rate?

    what about newspaper add, whats that % rate?
  4. Bret's Lawn Care

    Bret's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    i was wondering what is the best way to advertise your business in a area that you want to stay confined to?
  5. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    targeting a certain area like a neighborhood i'de say going door to door with doorhangers, but thats on the more expensive side, flyers will do the trick & be about half of the price of an doorhanger
  6. TTEE

    TTEE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    thank you very much , i live in north west indaina,and my company is owend by me and my best friend . just found out that i can get some goverment jobs becuse were both females. ill writ back and tell every one how that works. thank you again.
  7. Dogbonz

    Dogbonz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    Hi gang, just keep posting them flyer's, I posted one at the local bakery and one and the local grocery store. Made flyer's on my home computer along with some business cards, I put up the flier then thumbtacked a few biz cards next to the flier, did this on Wednesday evening while buying some milk and bread. :rolleyes:

    I got a call on Saturday from a man who is tired of mowing his moms place, ask for an est, so I met him at her house, walked and talked for about 20 mins. the lot was 3/4 to 1 acre. I guessed that by thinking how much bigger it was than my .66 acre lot is. he asked well how much you thinking, it hadn't been mowed yet this season, I said well Ill pick up some sticks trim edge and mow 1st time for 50.00 than 40 next time for just mow and trim. He agreed to let me have at it. and then said he would check out my work and get back to me! I went today and did the job.
    Now all i can do is hope he liked it and wait for his call back.
    I checked my local paper for ad prices, 28.00 for a one color ad 2x4 inches for one week!

    It goes to 7000 houses per week. My Goal for the season is to get maybe 7 ~ 10 accounts. I've just started my business on my new sons birthday March 31 05 And hope it grows good.
    I'm going to be a stay at home dad (god bless my wonderful wife :angel: and her awesome job & benifits) So I'll only have time to mow after shes done working and on weekends. Thanx again to everybody for all the good info I've got here, heck if I can do this anyone can :p Now get out there and Mow!
  8. MudFoot

    MudFoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    $28.00 for 7 days isn't bad. But, for the same $28.00 you could get quite a few flyer's.

    You should dedicate 2-3 days to just advertising. Just get out there and slam those flyer's at every house possible.

    1 house for every 100 isn't that bad if you think about it. That means you pass out 1,000 flyer's and you'll get 10 accounts! :) (Hopefully)
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    My sister in law is a Realtor. I talked to her and ask about how they advertise and she said Direct mail...."We've all seen'em"

    anyway she said there is about a 5% call back and on that about 5% of that 5% turns into a customer...

    You'r not doing anything wrong......

    That's just the way it is.....
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    I have not had to do any advertising this year. Everything was word of mouth. I gained an average of one new client per week. I ahd t start turning the m down because of the amount. I am at 20 per week right now but am going to grow now that I am getting the eXmark!

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