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Door Hangers...

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by hoylebros, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    I've been putting out fliers for the first three years of my business. I was wondering about doing door hangers. How do you go about putting them out? Do you just park somewhere and start walking? How do you carry enough to canvas an entire neighborhood? Just trying to get a feel for your ways of doing it. Thanks.
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    just park and start walking. you can hold 100 or more.
  3. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    thanks. ever had any complaints or other issues with going up to peoples doors?
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I would target my areas. Try to keep close to home/shop, also If i had 1 over there I would target that area.

    never had any problems/complants, and if you do just tell them your just a man out looking for a hand up, and NOT a hand out.

    God bless
  5. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    thanks bohiaa
  6. Lawn Man Dave

    Lawn Man Dave LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Or come back and leave a flaming bag of dog poo at the front door :laugh:.
  7. dclandscape

    dclandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I also plan on handing door hangers out this year. My girlfriends brother is in highschool and I know I could through him and his friends a few bucks and they would be more than happy to hand the out. If I gave them all company shirts and made them look presentable would that be professional?

    Ive got 3000 of them and really dont want to hand them all out myself lol.
  8. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 996

    I paid two kids last summer to hand out 10k. Paid .10 per flyer and snuck around the target areas in the evening to make sure they got handed out. All in all not bad, they were track runners so they used it as a workout. Averaged about 1000-1200/day between the two of them. Honestly, I wouldn't worry about T-shirts, most people will be at work anyhow and won't care if Jesus himself put it on their door let alone a sweaty high school kid in a landscaping T-shirt.
  9. BearWise Landscapers

    BearWise Landscapers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    How effective are the door hangers?

    If you pass them out to 1000 homes, what type of response do you typically receive?

    Are there strategies for picking areas that get a better response?

    Are there strategies for designing your door hanger to get a better response?

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm just curious about what works best.
  10. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Messages: 1,390

    Out of 1k flyers u should get 10 calls spreaded out over 3 months. If you are really trying to grow you need to get 10k if you want 50-75 customers.
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