Hey guys. This will be my second year doing lawns and landscaping. Anyway, what do most of you guys get as far as getting customers for flyers you put out. Personally ALOT and about 85% of my work comes from my referals. However this year I want to target a new area. My goal is go get about 30 customers signed up before March 1st, and hopefully have most signed up by the middle of Feb. Im thinking about 1 person per thousand? Is this correct? Also, I would like to get about 60,000 flyers made up and pass out about 30 thousand this month and again another 30k the month after that. Pass out about 500 on weekdays and about 6-8k on the weekends. Anyways, these homes I can get about $30 out of. I really would like to get these people signed up first, so I can weed out some of the first year pita customers. Also, my overhead is fairly low. Insurance ($80 a month), car insurance ($200 month for 3 trucks), phone ($100), gas ($300 month), and then taxes and thats about it. Hopefully I can get about 30 of these people signed up, and then with the 50 I had lastyear, hopefully week out about 30 of them, and just keep 20 from last year, and only the ones that pay the premium price. That way, Id have about NET $5200 a month.... But again, If I were to spend that kind of cash on advertising, do you think it'd be worth it? and what is you return rate per thousand flyers you send out? Thanks, and have a good new year!!! P.S. I was up until about 3:30 am lastnight thinking about ways to make the business better and get more customers. I am also going to put ads in the Grosse Pointe/SCS/ and Macomb daily news for a few months and see what happens. Thanks again! OHHH... and on the flyer, im going to say "Sign up for our weekly lawn service by Feb. 15th and recive 20% of the first months bill!!!" and im also going to offer a special discount for senior citizens and people in the military.