PostCards...Or Door Hangers?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Benz2328, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Benz2328

    Benz2328 LawnSite Member
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    Warm weather is just around the corner and I still didn't start advertising... What do you guys recommend... full color postcards... or full color door hangers...
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    HMMM... do both! you can never advertise too much. oh and hurry up!:hammerhead:
  3. Benz2328

    Benz2328 LawnSite Member
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    Ha I wish ... Im very limited on advertising cost :-/
  4. Enzo

    Enzo LawnSite Member
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    Use Door Hangers. I went the hard way and did flyers so sometimes the door would be locked and I would have to tape the flyer to the door it was a pain in the a**. I would do door hangers for myself next time. There is a website I saw the other day called
  5. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I say mail postcards. Way more expensive w/postage though.

    Nice thing about cards is people will save a nice little 4x6 card in their drawer but might not save an awckward door hanger flyer. I had people pull out my 4x6s months later last year.
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Try both, as stated by others above. Then next year you can use the method that worked most effectively this season.
  7. lawnandorderny

    lawnandorderny LawnSite Member
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    I was in the same position and on a tight budget. I decided to go with flyers and inexpensive magnets and I put them all in a clear bag made for hanging on doors. They use them for magazines or flyers. I bought 1000 bags for like $40.00. They work great.

    THRIFTY LawnSite Member
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    I bought door hangers this year from and am very pleased with the service, product, and effectiveness of them. The price was right too!
  9. Harshman

    Harshman LawnSite Member
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    Marketing on a tight budget. Try this. Print your own postcards (4 per page) on a colored card stock (40-60 pound) both sides. Cardstock is 250 sheets is $8.00 at Office Depot. Cut them into 1/4s at Kinkos (2 cuts $1.25 per cut).
    Then put them on doors. You know have a mailable postcard but distribute them yourself and save the postage. This is what I do and it works great!

    A 1000 postcards for the cost of paper, ink, and cutting. Not bad.

    I use Publisher to create mine and would be happy to send it to you. Just send me an email.
  10. A1Lawns

    A1Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    Try Could be right up your alley. Their website is pretty thorough and informative. Good prices. Everyone usually recommends the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 post cards if your going to go that route.

    Like your slogan "Harshman"! That's a good one!

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