i handed out flyers n found them gone with someone else

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by smarino21, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    what do you guys do if you have put out a ton of flyers and then find that your competition took them all out n put theres?
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Thats one of the reason we don't put them out. Word or mouth is the best way!! JMO
  3. firelwn

    firelwn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    I agree, word of mouth is the best way to go. I started 4yrs ago and i'm just starting to advertis and its not doing to much good. so far spent $400 and have seen nothing come from it.:usflag:
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    What would I do ? I would go out, take all my competitions flyers and place them in the mail box and call the post office and complain. But you ain't me :clapping:
  5. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    Now that is funny.:laugh: As Larry the Cable Guy would put it "Now that's funny right there I don't care who you are".
  6. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    There can only be one MAC.
  7. mak2

    mak2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    I am by no means a smart azz about things, but seems to me if your competition has time to follw you around and steal your fliers he aint gonna have time to mow much. I was at one call per 312 flyers now I am at about 1 per 200. I say keep passing out the flyers till you dont have time. Then mow and get cousters by refferals. I pass out 500 flyers per 2 hours, so that is about one new coustmer per hour. Find better advertising than that for the money. Dont try to find excuses not to do things that make you successful.
  8. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    That is a very, very, good point. Many people may think that it is silly and that is obvious, but there are many that do exactly that. You can make excuses for anything.

    Hey, it really stinks but your competition is going to do things like that. I was saying in another post that I swear my comp is riding along with me when I do est., and then as soon as I am doing goes and hands the prospect an estimate lower then mine. I have been really frustrated with that. However, if I want biz I have to do est. Just keep on putting them out they will eventually get into the right hands that will = jobs for you.
  9. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    hit a different area with flyers... think about it why would they leave your flyers in there and give you customers

    i take out all competitors flyers, business cards and everything competition sucks
  10. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 633

    how bout this f567675677 youre comp.just do a better job at a fair price.in the end honesty & quality will make you more money than them.

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