Just dropped off 2000 flyers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jsullivanlw, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. jsullivanlw

    jsullivanlw LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Messages: 94

    This weekend. Got 2 new lawns. My question is when do I get to quit my job? Did you guys wait till you broke even or just have enough monthly cash flow to cover liabilties?
     
  2. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,642

    Easy killer!!!!....take it one day at a time!!!!
     
  3. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 441

    It's August. Where were your flyers in March? We pass out 20000 flyers every year. For the last 15 years. Are you looking for beer money, or a career?
     
  4. JohnnyCuts

    JohnnyCuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 256

    ncls, do you and your crew pass out the flyers yourselves or do you hire it out? I'm wanting to do about 10K next spring and am trying to figure out the best way to get it done.
     
  5. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    Dude you should of quit last week as soon as you decided you were going to be a lawn care professional.
     
  6. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Take it easy you over achiever. Don't know what it is like in your part of Florida but things have been pretty slow here. Usually am turning down 5 to 7 accounts during the season a week. This year have done maybe 5 whole est. Heck I may have to get a real job to support my lawn mowing addiction.
     
  7. jsullivanlw

    jsullivanlw LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Messages: 94

    I just started out this year. I'll catch up to you though don't worry.:weightlifter: And I don't drink. I just work hard and dream about cutting grass!:)
     
  8. jsullivanlw

    jsullivanlw LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Messages: 94

    Myself and a couple friends. Aint nothing TO it but to DO it.:walking:
     
  9. jsullivanlw

    jsullivanlw LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Messages: 94

    These are the flyers I've been passing out. Which is the best?

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  10. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 441

    We pass out some. We hire Boy Scout troops to pass out some. We hire church groups to pass out some. Any non profit group will do the leg work for cheap.

    Being outside of Cleveland, we have a couple of companies that pass out fliers for a living. If I print them, they pass them out for about 350.00 per 5000.
     

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