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    On Steve's suggestion, I'd like to start this thread to help myself and everyone else who has trouble staying motivated at times. The idea is that you feel more motivated to reach your goals if you post them for everyone to see on the forum.

    I recently made up a flyer, and am hoping to pick up at least 10 new fall clean-up clients...all of which I will try to sign on for regular maintenance next year. I'll post an update when I get my first new customer.

    I encourage anyone else currently trying to reach a goal to post it here as well and keep us updated on your progress.

  • #2
    Lol.... you know that first few moments when you first wake up, how nothing seems logical?

    A client called me very early in the morning, I just answered out of fear from being woken up. I just kind of rambled on, starting the convo like so;

    "Helllllooooooooooooooouuuuuuwwwwww?"

    And whatever a client says in the morning, I automatically believe...

    "You haven't cut my lawn in ages" is a good way to mess with me.

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    ANYWAYS! Your idea is a great one, but I'm still too tired to write something using my brain.

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    • #3
      I recently made up a flyer, and am hoping to pick up at least 10 new fall clean-up clients...all of which I will try to sign on for regular maintenance next year. I'll post an update when I get my first new customer.
      What will you be doing to achieve this goal and when will you be doing it?
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      • #4
        What will you be doing to achieve this goal and when will you be doing it?
        I have printed out 250 flyers (attached) and I am heading down to the municipal office to obtain a license to solicit door to door in the next town over. It's a fairly upper class town so I assume that's why a license is required. Once I get the license, I will start going door to door to hand out the flyers.

        I don't think 250 will be enough to get 10 clients, but I'll print more when I run out.

        Also what do you think of the flyer? I tried to keep it very simple without any fluff or special offers. I noticed last year even though I offered discounts, most people didn't even seem to notice them on the flyer. They just wanted their leaves picked up.
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        • #5
          Wow, that is a nice flyer....very clean and simple.


          Do you generate very much interest with those?
          My hair is turning white, my necks alwayas been red, my collar is still blue

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          • #6
            Wow, that is a nice flyer....very clean and simple.

            Do you generate very much interest with those?
            This is my first time putting out this particular flyer. I will keep you posted on the effectiveness.

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            • #7
              I wasn't able to download it properly

              I bet it looks awesome!

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              • #8
                Lookin good.

                Good luck and lookin forward to your post about how it works!

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                • #9
                  This is my first time putting out this particular flyer. I will keep you posted on the effectiveness.
                  I should have been more specific....I was wondering what your success rate for "any" previous flyers, you have put out. I have considered doing it, I just wanted to know if others had any luck with it
                  My hair is turning white, my necks alwayas been red, my collar is still blue

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                  • #10
                    I should have been more specific....I was wondering what your success rate for "any" previous flyers, you have put out. I have considered doing it, I just wanted to know if others had any luck with it
                    I'd tell you but this is a motivational thread.
                    Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                    • #11
                      Wow, that is a nice flyer....very clean and simple.


                      Do you generate very much interest with those?
                      I would say I get about a 1%-3% become my clients. Last year I put out about 500 flyers and got around 10 new customers. When I put them out, I usually just drop them at the door in order to get as much out as possible. However, I've read a lot of guys on here who actually knock on the doors and engage the resident face to face and they say the results are better. I think I'm going to mix up my approach this year depending on the neighborhoods and the time of day.

                      But if I can consistently get at least 5 new customers out of 500 flyers, I'd be pretty happy. I think I can get 500 flyers out in less than an 8 hour day, so it's worth it.

                      Still though, word of mouth is the best advertising. Can't beat it. No time or money involved.

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                      • #12
                        Great job on the flyer.

                        I think it's going to work well for you! Keep us posted.
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                        • #13
                          Wish you luck

                          I tried passing out flyers when I first started. I must admit, out of the 500 flyers I passed out I recieved 2 phone calls and gained 1 client. My best advertising wasw with Craigslist and word of mouth. I hope you have better success than I did with the flyers than I did. Keep us informed.

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                          • #14
                            I must admit, out of the 500 flyers I passed out I recieved 2 phone calls and gained 1 client.
                            Looking back on it, do you have any thoughts as to why you felt you got the response you got? Was it possibly the way you distributed the flyers? Or maybe the message/offer? Or maybe even the flyer design?
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                            • #15
                              Update: I have yet to put out my flyers. I had to obtain a Mercantile License in order to advertise in the town, which cost me $50. Like I said, the town is pretty exclusive, so there are a lot of rules. In order to advertise there, I must knock on the door and physically speak with someone in order to leave them any literature. I am not allowed to just leave something on a doorstep. So in a way it's good, I'm going to have to get over my fear of door to door/face to face marketing. Also, the advertising can only take place during daylight hours(which is what i'd be doing anyway)

                              I should receive my license in the mail today, so I'll start the advertising Monday if the weather is not rainy, which it is right now. Does anybody have any suggestions on the best time to do this sort of advertising?

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