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Looking to start next summer.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by GravyTrain, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. GravyTrain

    GravyTrain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    My main question is in regards to advertising. I've read several threads already about different suggestions from word-of-mouth to get in the yellow pages. The most popular seems to be flyers and door hangers.

    Flyers - where do you put the flyers? What size is typically the best draw?

    As for the main question. I'm looking to simply get 10 new lawns for next summer, if I get more, that's just gravy, but 10 is pretty much the minimum I would like to get.

    How many flyers and/or door hangers would I need to get on average 10 new customers? When is the best time to put them out? And does anyone have a good online source that they use to print the flyers and/or door hangers?
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    you should get around 1 call for every 100 flyers... i have them inserted into the local newspapers for a fee.....

    how are you going to live on 10 accounts..... if this is going to be a hobby, no offence but take up fishing or golf or something.....

    there are full time cutters who need those accounts to feed there families...

    good luck:)
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Target a few neighboorhoods you would like to work in and put flyers in the doors. My flyers are just an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper that I print a few up and then get them copied.

    If you have a church or local senior citizens center that has a motnhly or weekly newsletter, You might consider advertising in there as well!

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