Start-up looking for some advice

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Precise, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Precise

    Precise LawnSite Member
    from Mideast
    Posts: 11

    I was wondering if you can list your average response rate for begining of season flyers. I am looking to put out 10,000 strategicly and am trying to figure how many accounts i can plan on getting. I am a new start up company and am trying to build my business in many different ways. But our first marketing step is flyers and maybe some door to door residential sales. Tell me if you have any advice or ideas for me. I live in ohio and there is still snow on the ground so i am a little weary about the flyers till the customer can see green.
     
  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    Normal rate is about 2%. 10,000 x .02 = 200. Now this is a guess on the responses but I hope you can keep up and don't get in over your head.
     
  3. Precise

    Precise LawnSite Member
    from Mideast
    Posts: 11

    2% would be nice. i have also been hearing 1% and was just wondering if i can get quite a few different opions and take the mean average that way i can get real accurate number to work with. Just like you said i dont want to be in over my head i want to strategize for the worst hope for the best and plan, plan, plan ahead.
     
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    really 1-2% is the average.
     
  5. Precise

    Precise LawnSite Member
    from Mideast
    Posts: 11

    a good question also is how many lawns do you generally get out of your response
     
  6. sdelorey494103

    sdelorey494103 LawnSite Member
    from Capecod
    Posts: 62

    The best way ive done it is by word of mouth. That has worked the best for me
     
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    well im puttin out 1000 door hangers when they get in. if i can get 10-20 customers ill be happy. if you put out 10,000 you will probly get 100-200 calls. but thats not guaranteed.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    word of mouth is also great. and an ad in the paper does pretty good to.
     
  9. sdelorey494103

    sdelorey494103 LawnSite Member
    from Capecod
    Posts: 62

    Can you tell me how much I should charge an hour for my first official year for all landscaping work?
     
  10. Precise

    Precise LawnSite Member
    from Mideast
    Posts: 11

    what does that mean all landscaping work?
     

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