To late for flyers?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by AJZ, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. AJZ

    AJZ LawnSite Member
    from Tx.
    Posts: 12

    I have wanted to start and lawn/landscape company for a few years now but have never had the money. Now I have enough money to get a company started but am wondering if it is too late.

    I am atleast a month behind everyone else advertising wise. I am planning on distributing 10,000 flyers within the next week. Grass has been ready to cut for atleast a month and a half, maybe 2. My question is, do you think it is to late or should I go ahead and try to get some business?

    This won't be my primary income. Please help me out and give me your thoughts before I spend all my savings.

    Realistically, how many yards should I shoot for? My flyers are very professional and I am 100% legal.
     
  2. cooltype

    cooltype LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    i think its worth a shot i advertised late in the season last year in the paper and still got alot of calls. Theres alot of people who start mowing and then bail out on people mid season or the client is just not happy and wants someone new. by the way where did you get your flyers? i found a place called pkgraphics.com 5,000 flyers color postcards 4x6 for $99 great deal in my opinion
     
  3. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 454

    I was new last year started working for another lco and in June quit and started my own. I started 2 months later than you are and got 10 accounts and some side jobs. I also did not advertise until this year. Good luck!!
     
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    it's Never too late
     
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    My thoughts exactly!
     
  6. AJZ

    AJZ LawnSite Member
    from Tx.
    Posts: 12

    Thanks for all the replies!

    I am getting my flyers made from a local print company. 10,000 fullsize, 2 color flyers printed on heavy duty stock for $500. (front only)
     
  7. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 412

    i honestly think the next best time to advertise is during the steamy hot summer wher people realize they can't beat the heat and would rather the lco do it....at least if you don't mind mid-season customers
     
  8. dannyboy20

    dannyboy20 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    True. People are all for it until its 1000 degrees. Or they just get to buisy. It's never too late to advertise.
     
  9. Gator Done

    Gator Done LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Today we had 3500 flyers go out in a local newspaper already had 5 calls.Going out tomorrow to give estimates.
     
  10. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    Mr Priceless
    i honestly think the next best time to advertise is during the steamy hot summer wher people realize they can't beat the heat and would rather the lco do it....at least if you don't mind mid-season customers

    My opinion also but they all might stick with you next year on average half will.
     

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