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Submitted first advertisement today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Remsen1, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Hopefully, I'll be going big-time soon! I finally stopped procrastinating and submitted a display ad in a local weekly bulk circulated pennysaver.

    My ad is 2"x2" and costed $112 for 7 weeks. My ad is emphasizing Leaf Cleanup right now. In a couple weeks I can change it to snow removal.

    I don't know why I was so anxious about doing this, but I couldn't have met a nicer person than the person who helped me place my ad.

    I'm on my way!
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    good job. Now, not to bust your bubble but the worse thing is when you are waiting for a high response rate and like nobody responds. That is the worst
  3. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Beware of the price shoppers. They love perusing the pennysavers. Thus why they are called pennysavers.
  4. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    My sites are set low right now. I would like to get 1-2 quality customers per month while I run the ad. Price shoppers don't bother me. My prices are reasonable and non-negotiable.
  5. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    Let's see a picture of the AD.
  6. CoachLinz

    CoachLinz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    Not to put a damper on your fun, but last time I ran an ad in a paper like that, I got zero response. Best thing I've ever done was door to door with flyers. Every customer I have is from that or a referral from another customer.
  7. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    referral's are the best advertising I have yet to place an ad in the paper. I sent out fliers my first year and that was it been busy now for 4 years, and saved a lot of money on advertising

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