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collegiate
11-25-2003, 08:52 AM
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Joined: Oct. 2003 Posted: Nov. 21 2003,11:16

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could you set up a flyer for me? i want my logo set up at the top (which you all did a great job on) and i want it to look very professional. i want to see what you all come up with. just throw something out at me. i do mowing, trimming/edging, mulching, hedge trimming, fertilization, etc.
thank you,

benjamin jones
collegiate landscaping

collegiate
11-25-2003, 08:56 AM
hey team,
i will post some pics to put on flyer in a day or two. the weather was bad yesterday so i could not freshen up a yard to take pics of. another thing, if have not taken any pics of my accounts before simply b/c im just getting started (this being my first season). that being said i will post the pic when i get a chance and you all let me know if you think it is something worth putting on a flyer. I would greatly appreciate it.

collegiate
12-02-2003, 11:22 AM
gopher i cannot set up my own pics.. my computer is down for a while. could you set something up for me with one of your pic and let me see it? thanks.

TigerDezine
12-03-2003, 07:32 AM
You want to include this "mowing, trimming/edging, mulching, hedge trimming, fertilization" and what else would you like? Any concept ideas? What message are you trying to convey? What is the purpose of this specific flyer?

collegiate
12-03-2003, 08:31 AM
im trying to get my name out there. i just started last season and have about 6 full time customers and they actually have been great. i just want to put my name out more in there neighborhood. i would rather have someone call me and let me explain to them my services than having a list of things on my flyer. throw something out and let me take a look. thanks.
ben

Steve
12-03-2003, 08:35 AM
Hi Collegiate,

How about door hangers? If you are looking to canvas an area, they may be better. So far what we have seen with our Lawn Care Operator clients is that they use their flyers and door hangers to let the customer know they exist along with promote their services. They may even promote special seasonal services.

Another thing to consider is how many colors do you want? 1, 2, 3 or maybe full color?

When you are finished servicing your clients, you could place door hangers on their neighbor's houses to help expand and maybe even jot down a price on what the lawn service would cost for their yard.

collegiate
12-03-2003, 11:48 AM
that is a good idea. i like that. in addition to that i was going to also do direct mailers for the general area in which i intend to do business. would that be over doing it? do you see this as just a waste of money and time?

TigerDezine
12-03-2003, 08:51 PM
373

collegiate
12-04-2003, 08:07 AM
That looks good. What about Stretching my logo horizontally and take the phone number off of the actual logo. I like the number in larger print at the bottom. Do you have a different graphic you can use behind/above the logo at the top of flyer. Maybe a different color or something? See What you can do. Thanks
Ben

Steve
12-04-2003, 08:32 AM
Hi Collegiate,

Quote[/b] ]i was going to also do direct mailers for the general area in which i intend to do business. would that be over doing it? do you see this as just a waste of money and time?

The return on direct mailing is usually low so to compensate you need to send out a lot of mailers.

Here is a quote from this site (http://www.rayjutkins.com/pdm/pdm09-08.html) that may give you more insight.

" Response percentage =
Direct mail: orders received divided by pieces mailed
(200 orders/10,000 mailing = 2% response)
Space ads: orders received divided by circulation
(200 orders/200,000 circulation = 1/10% response)
T.V./Radio: orders received divided by audience
(200 orders/1,000,000 audience = 2/100% response)"

There are a lot of ways to get your name out on a low budget. Be creative and think up interesting ways! Post any thoughts you have and maybe others will have more to share with you.

Odesigns
12-04-2003, 09:45 AM
where do we get your log from to put on the poster

Steve
12-04-2003, 09:49 AM
Hi Prettyis,

Here is where he had his logo made. Click here (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=414;st=30).

Does that help?

collegiate
12-04-2003, 02:10 PM
thanks. that is very helpful. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

collegiate
12-04-2003, 02:11 PM
man.. i have got a lot of work to do!! http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

GrassBustersLawn
12-05-2003, 12:39 PM
TigerD's flyer #373 looks awesome. I was wondering, isn't it going to be REALLY expensive to print because it is 4 color? Any ideas on how much a similar flyer would cost to produce?

Thanks,

Mike
Grass Busters

TigerDezine
12-06-2003, 12:27 AM
375

TigerDezine
12-06-2003, 12:30 AM
#375

Fall theme

TigerDezine
12-06-2003, 12:36 AM
We can have 1000 full color 8 x 11 done for about $275.00.

collegiate
12-08-2003, 07:20 AM
I like number 375, Thanks Tigerdezine!!! Looks Great.:)

Steve
12-08-2003, 09:41 AM
Collegiate do you need that file sent to you? Will *.pdf format work?

collegiate
12-09-2003, 11:03 AM
yes, that will work. thanks guys. great job.

Steve
12-09-2003, 01:04 PM
Sent. Let me know if you have any problems with it. Also if you can, share with us what you decide to do to market your business with your flyers.

collegiate
12-09-2003, 02:26 PM
One more thing. Could you do the same thing witht the logo on #373 and get rid of the phone # on the logo as in the others and send that to me as well? Right now, since i am low budget, i can get these printed up in color locally cheap and im going to do the rubberband stapled to it unless i can find a reasonable price for door hangers in color around here or if you all could give me a good price. I dont mind going out and putting in the time to distribute them. In fact i usually try to do that on saturday when everyone is home in the winter and i go door to door get the face with the name thing going on. im still young so i have to work harder(distribution myself) and smarter(not paying someone else to put out my flyer) until things really pick up.:D

Steve
12-10-2003, 07:54 AM
Hi Collegiate,

Did you see our price for door hangers here (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=518).
Let us know if you would be interested in that and let us know what you think of our pricing.

Thanks

collegiate
12-10-2003, 12:55 PM
Too High for me. Like i said, i am still low budget right now. Plus, at this time im not able to do landscaping b/c of the winter months. now if i were in the peak of season that may be more reasonable. Untill then, i would go to a shop locally and have them print off 250 or 500 for much cheaper. this is just my opinion at the moment.

TigerDezine
12-10-2003, 02:10 PM
#386

collegiate
12-10-2003, 07:58 PM
That looks great!! Could you send that to me also? thanks.
ben:)

Steve
12-11-2003, 07:56 AM
It's sent. Let us know how they work out! We hope they bring you a lot of business!