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  • #16
    I like the second one and your craigslist ad is nice also.
    Thanks is there anything else you would change,add,or remove from the ad otherwise i will send him mine and have him copy it how he does it and it will be my final.
    Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
    "Where Service is Always in Season"
    Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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    • #17
      Thanks is there anything else you would change,add,or remove from the ad otherwise i will send him mine and have him copy it how he does it and it will be my final.
      I always like to add my website URL and an email address, but you may not have one.

      You have a headline with the discount, mention some benefits along with your services. The only question is will the customers respond.

      How many are you planning on mailing and do you have a list? A great mailer sent to a bad list is no good.

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      • #18
        I always like to add my website URL and an email address, but you may not have one.

        You have a headline with the discount, mention some benefits along with your services. The only question is will the customers respond.

        How many are you planning on mailing and do you have a list? A great mailer sent to a bad list is no good.
        dont currently have a website.. ihave it layed out..just need to find a host..but dont want to put it up until i have some income.

        your right about the email ill include that.

        i dont think theres enough room to list a bunch of benefits to be honest
        i want it to be as clean and simple as possible and if i crowd it up they will spend less time reading it..

        i wont be mailing them either

        ill be doing somehting that i got from adeas printing
        its called stickit

        its basically a double stick tape on the back and you just stick it to the door or mailbox etc.

        i dont have the money for all that postage
        ill be getting 2500
        Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
        "Where Service is Always in Season"
        Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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        • #19
          Looking good.

          I just saw this. I was busy yesterday working up a design for my own post card! I was trying to get it finished in time to take advantage of a pretty decent "December" sale for postcards.
          I'll have to start a thread to show what I came up with.

          Don't sweat all the "what ifs", and "you shoulds"... you can make yourself crazy trying to get things "perfect". What you have there is already going to be more impressive than 90% of what your competitors are using.

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          • #20
            Looking good.

            I just saw this. I was busy yesterday working up a design for my own post card! I was trying to get it finished in time to take advantage of a pretty decent "December" sale for postcards.
            I'll have to start a thread to show what I came up with.

            Don't sweat all the "what ifs", and "you shoulds"... you can make yourself crazy trying to get things "perfect". What you have there is already going to be more impressive than 90% of what your competitors are using.
            Thanks for the advice your absoultely right
            id love to see what youve been working on..

            and also which do you prefer
            the first or second back..
            Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
            "Where Service is Always in Season"
            Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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            • #21
              I like the design in post #14 above better.

              I tend to prefer to keep the "wordy" stuff to flyers/brochures. Smaller advertisements are best kept uncluttered, else the reader won't even bother looking at it.

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              • #22
                I like the design in post #14 above better.

                I tend to prefer to keep the "wordy" stuff to flyers/brochures. Smaller advertisements are best kept uncluttered, else the reader won't even bother looking at it.
                theres 2

                i think ill go with the one that says i offer custom packages as well
                because i am hte only one in my area to do that
                Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
                "Where Service is Always in Season"
                Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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                • #23
                  JK,

                  I think the postcards look great. I think you need to just pick the one you like. The biggest lawn care company in my town, (Omaha, NE) didn't have a postcard as nice as that. I can almost guarantee yours will be the best. Also, I know we talked about using Adeas Printing, and I'll be using them as well, but I saw you said you were gunna get 2,500. That seems like a pretty good number, but then when I saw you say your gunna hand them all out, I kinda laughed. Not that it isn't possible, but if you go on Google Maps, or somewhere that you could find out how many houses that really is, I think you would attempt to pay for the postage. Also, did you take into consideration that the Stick-It postcards take up room on the postcard for the stiky part? You may have to design your postcard around that...

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                  • #24
                    JK,

                    I think the postcards look great. I think you need to just pick the one you like. The biggest lawn care company in my town, (Omaha, NE) didn't have a postcard as nice as that. I can almost guarantee yours will be the best. Also, I know we talked about using Adeas Printing, and I'll be using them as well, but I saw you said you were gunna get 2,500. That seems like a pretty good number, but then when I saw you say your gunna hand them all out, I kinda laughed. Not that it isn't possible, but if you go on Google Maps, or somewhere that you could find out how many houses that really is, I think you would attempt to pay for the postage. Also, did you take into consideration that the Stick-It postcards take up room on the postcard for the stiky part? You may have to design your postcard around that...
                    I do know how many that is haah im having 2 maybe 3 people help me pass them out

                    i decided not to go with adeas
                    im having a guy at plan-it graphics print them for me
                    1000 of them is 99
                    and 2500 is 154 so i figured..1500 for an extra 55 isnt a bad deal..i can always hand them back out in may or june to get rid of some extras i may have..

                    im just going to be getting some double stick tape and putting it on the back

                    MAK told me thats what he did and it worked out i guess

                    and even if that fails i can figure out a way to get them to each house wether it be buying door bags or something..but im sure the tape will work just fine..i dont see why it wouldnt..

                    ill be passing my postcards out in different areas around town
                    probably do it 3 days in a row
                    with 2-4 people each day..

                    so i have confidence that we can get a fairly good amount passed out..

                    im aiming to get 25 new customers..and i get a really high return rating around here so im sure i could over exceed that limit.

                    thanks for the advice though
                    Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
                    "Where Service is Always in Season"
                    Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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                    • #25
                      Don't sweat all the "what ifs", and "you shoulds"... you can make yourself crazy trying to get things "perfect". What you have there is already going to be more impressive than 90% of what your competitors are using.
                      This is great advice. I am guilty of this myself.

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                      • #26
                        Custom Packages is my main selling point
                        no one aruond here does it but me..so alot of ppl come to me for that.
                        what does that mean exactly? As a home owner looking at your ad, custom service is not an impression I would take away after viewing your ad.

                        Include something like this "We can tailor your lawn service to fit your specific needs."

                        then give some examples of what some of those customizable options are.

                        also something to note, if you are mailing these, the backside will need a redesign to accommodate address' and postage.

                        If they are for handing out, nothing to worry about.
                        Hungry Goat Lawn Service, Deltona, FL

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                        • #27
                          what does that mean exactly? As a home owner looking at your ad, custom service is not an impression I would take away after viewing your ad.

                          Include something like this "We can tailor your lawn service to fit your specific needs."

                          then give some examples of what some of those customizable options are.

                          also something to note, if you are mailing these, the backside will need a redesign to accommodate address' and postage.

                          If they are for handing out, nothing to worry about.
                          Custom packages is where the customer can choose what and when they want there services to be done

                          say

                          you want a weekly mow but trim every other week
                          you want a biweekly mow but you want hedge triming every 4 weeks
                          you want a weekly mow plus a fertilization package

                          and i bill them all together as one..it saves the customer money and is less of a hassle for me to try and sell these things..

                          works out great..and all the customers i have said they love it.


                          also ill be handing them out not mailing
                          Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
                          "Where Service is Always in Season"
                          Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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                          • #28
                            Thanks for the advice your absoultely right
                            id love to see what youve been working on..

                            and also which do you prefer
                            the first or second back..

                            Here's mine BTW.
                            http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=13206

                            I left my card blank on the reverse. That way I can print labels and mail them, or write a note on the back. I only had 500 printed - I can always alter the design at a later date.
                            I'm looking into buying sheets of round, printable stickers that I could use to add info "as needed". Example: "Ask About Snowblowing Service!"
                            This would tend to be costly and time consuming if I were doing it large scale, but for where I'm at right now, it's a workable idea.

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                            • #29
                              Here's mine BTW.
                              http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=13206

                              I left my card blank on the reverse. That way I can print labels and mail them, or write a note on the back. I only had 500 printed - I can always alter the design at a later date.
                              I'm looking into buying sheets of round, printable stickers that I could use to add info "as needed". Example: "Ask About Snowblowing Service!"
                              This would tend to be costly and time consuming if I were doing it large scale, but for where I'm at right now, it's a workable idea.
                              sounds like a good idea
                              they look nice too
                              i need to get some more business cards..more personalized ones..i got 500 off vista print and i would like to have some more printed with my own design..it was a black friday deal so i took it while i could..got alot of free stuff..

                              let me know how those stickers work if you get them
                              Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
                              "Where Service is Always in Season"
                              Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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                              • #30
                                Here's mine BTW.
                                http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=13206

                                I left my card blank on the reverse. That way I can print labels and mail them, or write a note on the back. I only had 500 printed - I can always alter the design at a later date.
                                I'm looking into buying sheets of round, printable stickers that I could use to add info "as needed". Example: "Ask About Snowblowing Service!"
                                This would tend to be costly and time consuming if I were doing it large scale, but for where I'm at right now, it's a workable idea.
                                you can get 1000 business card size stickers printed here for $55 full color.

                                I used nextdayflyers.com for my postcards and was very impressed with their customer service. I had asked for full color front and grayscale back but I sent them the back I designed in color, they called me and straightened it out the same day and comped me the expedited printing even though they had done nothing wrong.
                                Hungry Goat Lawn Service, Deltona, FL

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