how many flyers and when

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by puregreen345, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. puregreen345

    puregreen345 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    i live in a suburb and was wondering if i took farely low bids and was trying to get around 35-40 jobs how many flyers would i have to pass out and when should i start? thanks
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 952

    3500-4000 flyers might net you about 35 jobs. Put out 5000 to be sure.
  3. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    i been doing flyers for a month now, 10,000 last month, not sure how many i have added to the new schedule but i have over 380 customers. eventually u just stop counting.
  4. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I would do around 5,000. I have put out about 1,000 and have gotten a fair amount of calls for lawncare.

    Even if you dont get calls the first week, you will find that people often times save your letter/doorhanger/flier until the weather really starts to warm up.
  5. the ace

    the ace LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Messages: 147

    There's never a bad time to pick up a good account! GO GO GO!
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    you can figure 1-2%, its just a numbers game, now is the time to get them out.
  7. runninhorn

    runninhorn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    should you wait till it gets warmer?
  8. Newbie07

    Newbie07 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    runninhorn, i see your in TX, yeah its cold in Texas, I'm not passing out flyers when its this cold! lol, Im gonna wait until it warms up, after all we do live in Texas...It could be 105 by monday


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