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  • #16
    Thank you Guys

    It all thank to you guys and gopher haul for the finished product
    I just cut and pasted I owe you guy for all the great advice I'm getting

    Graham

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    • #17
      I can't wait to hear how it all works out! When will you start sending them out? How will you be distributing them?
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      • #18
        Well Christmas and New Years have kind of slowed me down a bit but I hope to get out and get some prices on printing next week, Then I am going to had deliver the Fliers mid February I don't want to be to early and have people forget but I don't want to be to late either
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        On another note I opened up a Face Book Page Today here is the address

        http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Duc...s/228473077571

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        • #19
          Do you have plans on how you plan to hand them out also how you will choose which areas?

          Will you start with your local neighborhood first and work out from there?

          I can't wait to hear how all this goes.
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          • #20
            Do you have plans on how you plan to hand them out also how you will choose which areas?

            Will you start with your local neighborhood first and work out from there?

            I can't wait to hear how all this goes.
            I kind think I will start close to home and work outward in a giant circle.
            I have a area picked out and have done some research in to general
            population etc. It is an up and coming area with established homes.
            It has about a 65% Seniors 35% young couples. They is about 85% old homes of which about 25% are newly remodeled, average lot is 4500 to 6500 sq feet. Of the old homes they are a bit bigger 6500 to 8500 sq feet.
            I have lived here all my life most people know me or my Brothers and my Father was a predominate Teacher her and tought most of the old folks kids.
            I will keep you all posted .
            I have gone out to several printers for quotes on flyer pricing so far
            for 3000 flyers in two colors I have pricing from $1170(big national chain)
            $289.75 and $262.00 from two local printers I am waiting on two more and then I will make my choice.

            Graham

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            • #21
              With all the people you and your family know, this should be very successful! I would try to harness as many of them as I could to help in getting the word out, so I hope you have plenty of business cards to hand out too.
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              • #22
                With all the people you and your family know, this should be very successful! I would try to harness as many of them as I could to help in getting the word out, so I hope you have plenty of business cards to hand out too.
                Sorry for not being around for a while been really busy with Getting the Truck labeled and Fliers estimates and writing a Business Plan and get Bank info from some major banks to get the best deal and also out talking to suppliers,
                and oh ya tiring to have a life and work at a part time job.
                I'll be glad when summer gets here so I can get to work on some lawns.
                I will keep you posted as things come up.

                Graham

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                • #23
                  Oh that all sounds good!

                  Show us some pics of the truck when you are done!
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                  • #24
                    Ducke's Flyer

                    Oh that all sounds good!

                    Show us some pics of the truck when you are done!
                    Sorry folks havent been on for awhile its summer here so been busy
                    Had a look at the flyer good job but though it was a bit wordy eg do potential customers really need to know your personal history? (I normally design mine to fit 4 up on an A4 page allowing space for cutting) and put before and after photos in it and find Microsoft Publisher easier to use for flyers as it allows you to adjust spacing when printing 4 up on a page Then once Im happy export to a PDF file which any commercial printer can use to print your flyers.
                    I also have two types of flyers
                    1 Designed for homeowners and tenants
                    2 Designed for Commercial Businesses and Real Estate Companies
                    I will post some samples here during the week
                    Cash4Trash
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                    • #25
                      Oh that all sounds good!

                      Show us some pics of the truck when you are done!
                      Will do Steve, I was over to see my Sister as she runs a large Signage Company here in town so I am getting the Family rate which fits right in line with my start up Budget
                      I am getting the logo on the doors and a list of services on my side windows and a Logo with large Phone Number and space for web address once I get one going ( I am working on that now as well)

                      Graham

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                      • #26
                        Sorry folks haven't been on for awhile its summer here so been busy
                        Had a look at the flier good job but though it was a bit wordy eg do potential customers really need to know your personal history? (I normally design mine to fit 4 up on an A4 page allowing space for cutting) and put before and after photos in it and find Microsoft Publisher easier to use for fliers as it allows you to adjust spacing when printing 4 up on a page Then once I'm happy export to a PDF file which any commercial printer can use to print your fliers.
                        I also have two types of fliers
                        1 Designed for homeowners and tenants
                        2 Designed for Commercial Businesses and Real Estate Companies
                        I will post some samples here during the week
                        I agree with your comment about being to wordy but I want to get across the fact that I'm Qualified and not a Fly by niter, with that said I am rethinking the fliers and the way I deliver them (also I am going to get insurance) I am thinking of making them a little less wordy and Delivering them myself once the weather breaks to hand picked home owners that I can see need help, either they don't know what to do or how to do it or they don't want to do it.
                        By hand delivering to these people I can talk to them one on one and they then can see and hear my knowledge of lawn care. I believe this will really help as I have a very out going personality that has served me well in 20+ years of sale and the last 5 years as a Lawn tech.
                        Ones I get something done I well post them I'm thinking something like a Post card.

                        Graham

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                        • #27
                          I also have two types of flyers
                          1 Designed for homeowners and tenants
                          2 Designed for Commercial Businesses and Real Estate Companies
                          I will post some samples here during the week
                          I look forwards to seeing them!

                          I was over to see my Sister as she runs a large Signage Company here in town so I am getting the Family rate
                          I bet you could turn a lot of business her way from here. You should plug her shop here.
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                          • #28
                            Heres my flyer I use for letterbox drops

                            I agree with your comment about being to wordy but I want to get across the fact that I'm Qualified and not a Fly by niter, with that said I am rethinking the fliers and the way I deliver them (also I am going to get insurance) I am thinking of making them a little less wordy and Delivering them myself once the weather breaks to hand picked home owners that I can see need help, either they don't know what to do or how to do it or they don't want to do it.
                            By hand delivering to these people I can talk to them one on one and they then can see and hear my knowledge of lawn care. I believe this will really help as I have a very out going personality that has served me well in 20+ years of sale and the last 5 years as a Lawn tech.
                            Ones I get something done I well post them I'm thinking something like a Post card.

                            Graham
                            Here's my flyer which i supply on usb stick to any printer if i run out of flyers (which I also use as handouts to potential clients dont have a business card they cost extra) I just stop at local copy shop and run some off
                            Unlike a lot of local similar business's I concentrate on providing a high quality range of services and rely heavily on word of mouth referrals from my current customers
                            In most cases these are my Property Managers Landlords and Real Estate clients this is because in the current climate anyone with a lawnmower car and trailer doing it as a hobby can undercut you
                            My 24/7 Sevice allows me to get in do a job and be away within 24hrs of getting the job
                            Frank
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                            • #29
                              Here's my flyer which i supply on usb stick to any printer if i run out of flyers (which I also use as handouts to potential clients dont have a business card they cost extra) I just stop at local copy shop and run some off
                              Unlike a lot of local similar business's I concentrate on providing a high quality range of services and rely heavily on word of mouth referrals from my current customers
                              In most cases these are my Property Managers Landlords and Real Estate clients this is because in the current climate anyone with a lawnmower car and trailer doing it as a hobby can undercut you
                              My 24/7 Sevice allows me to get in do a job and be away within 24hrs of getting the job
                              Frank
                              Forgot to add WINZ is our local Department of Social Welfare who manage the benefits here in NZ and if you register with them they will allow you to give their clients a quote and they also pay the bill for the work you do direct to your account
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                              • #30
                                That is very interesting! Are there certain specific job types that apply more to WINZ needs?
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