I'm stepping up my marketing this year, and was looking for some advice from folks who may have done this on a larger scale. Here's my plan.. i couldn't secure my home show place this year, (which was HUGE last year) and I need to compensate. I was planning on hiring a hand-full of seemingly responsible people, and giving them about 8 hours of training, and knowledge reguarding general lawn analysis, and sales techniques. I was planning on about $9 per hour on this porton of the training. after training, I was planning on a commission of about $20 per sale.. with the goal being 6 sales a day. Then on evenings and weekends, the marketing people will be sent out to neighborhoods, to talk to potential customers, and hang door hangers / pampflets where there are no people to talk to. The idea is for my people to do a lawn analysis, measure the lawn, and market my company. If all goes well, they will set up an appointment (hopefully within an hour) where I will personally come and close the sale.. Hopefully adding a 'personal touch' to door to door marketing, and creating a little more customer loyalty. What do you guys think about this strategy? has this been done before? and if so, how did it work? I will have some less presentable people (or less favorable neighborhoods) doing door hangers w/o customer contact. Got any other good marketing ideas that will put the customer right in front of me in person? That is the goal Thanks in advance.