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So I sent out my first round of 3k Newspaper insters..NO calls

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Adam3669, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Adam3669

    Adam3669 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Sent out 3300 Newspaper insterts last wednesday with the major paper around here...Sent them all to one zip code. NO calls. Not one. I must be doing something wrong..?

    Next batch goes out this wednesday...maybe I'll try a different zip code.

    Argh, just a rant.
  2. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 681

    maybe when it warms up a bit your phone will start ringing, please keep us up to date on how they work out. I am looking at doing the same thing, and if i recall you have posted your flyer and it looks pretty good.
  3. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,305

    Its all about timing.
  4. RickR1818

    RickR1818 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    still too cold. I have 3000 door hangers I want to put out but the weather here is still in the 30-40s.
  5. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    People are busy and tend to procrastinate. when i put out door hanger ive seen it take weeks for people to call. So settle down and let phone calls roll in
  6. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,938

    In our house, newspaper inserts get thrown out when the newspaper gets tossed. They might not have the longevity in the household as long as a door hanger. If you didn't get a quick response, it might be expecting too much to think the insert will get a response in a couple of weeks. I don't know, just a thought.
  7. jdogg399

    jdogg399 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    Yeah sent out about 500 and only had 2 calls wishing for more but people will come if you built it they will come
  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,938

    Say what? Please explain.
  9. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    I send out my flyers as inserts and I ALWAYS get work if.. they are timely. I'm not sure what your climate is there but here we still got 3 feet of snow on the ground. In about 5 weeks though it should be melted and people will start thinking about clean ups, that's when I advertise. 10k gets me more clean ups then I can do with 2 helpers. About a hundred jobs.
  10. jdogg399

    jdogg399 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    I mean if you do good work buid your business the customer will come they always do

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