Disclaimer: I realize many of you are going to think this is crazy, and are going to rip me a new one..... but anyways here goes I was reviewing the books today and realized that I made a bunch of $$$ last year aerating ($85+ an hour after paying for rentals and paying an Allstate football player of mine $18 an hour to help which was WELL worth it, workhorse) and this was only with my current customers, no advertising. Anyways, I'm thinking of ways to market aeration. Some ideas included: doorhangers, asking current clients if they knew of anyone, newspaper ad, even knocking on doors, etc. Also considered writing a letter to each household in a small neighborhood (about 15 houses) introducing myself as the service that has been taking care of their commonground, thanking them for the opportunity of working with them-----build some rapport----- then including a $10 off coupon for fall aeration at the end. HERES THE CRAZY IDEA---- I've been good friends with some very attractive chicks since high school (ones a cheereleader, the other a dancer, also works at Hooters Lol). I'm most likely going to do some type of doorhanger and the one chick is a Marketing major, so my idea is to have them knock on some doors, introduce themselves as an associate from my company, and I'm thinking that they might have an increased chance of landing a sale---sex sells right! I'd pay them like $10 an hour, and give them some type of additional $$ pending on the number of houses they book I will give them a basic understanding of aeration so they know what they're talking about, and I'll try and be close by, perhaps a neighborhood over if a homeowner has any questions they could call them me and I would be close by. Worst case scenario: I pay my friends some $$$, they talk to some homeowners, leave flyers at doors that don't answer Best case scenario: I land more accounts to aerate and possibly more work in the future OK LETS HEAR SOME FEEDBACK!!