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Old 07-13-2012, 06:54 AM
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Your absolutely right. The very rich view workers as slaves to work and to be paid how they please, and work when they please.
I don't see problems like this with people that are " well off ", its the ones that want everybody else to think that they are that can be a problem.
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unless you already have warrants your going to get a ticket... i have been soliciting for years and only person I have heard get arrested was when I was at another company and he was a sex offender (background check time) Other than that, are you going to get too scared to knock on a door? Just sit at home and waste away because in 2012 there is not a much better way to get clients that I have found.

i speak from experience and have the success to back up anything i say and if you want to take you advice from other " new businesses " then you will never become a established business.

once again this is 2012 not 1940 and we are trying to sell a professional service not vacum cleaners and vegetable peelers and unless you live in some hick state with trailer parks, most communtities have signs posted and ordinances that prohibit door knocking and soliciting.

and yes, i am helping new businesses in this converssation. i am helping them avoid looking like a pan handler and show a little dignity in how they conduct themselves so they are not veiwed by their community as a desperate door knocking street urchent.
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I don't see problems like this with people that are " well off ", its the ones that want everybody else to think that they are that can be a problem.
exactly, without rich people none of us would have a job because people just scrapeing by do not hire landscapers and the ones that do want the bare minimum and their lawns cut bi-weekly.

i have gladly pretended to be their little slave boy over the years and little do they know i make more money then most of them do.

the rich is why anyone in this country has a job or even makes a living.
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I have generated 90% of my business soliciting and 10% has come from referrals off of those customers. I sold a 1k cleanup a few weeks ago which went smoothly and got a maintenance contract that has me working 12 months a year there... I sold a 4K tree removal last week.. all knocking doors. I think the mindset against solicitations you speak of. is more so your own biased, rather than a general home owner mindset.

Have you ever bid on a million dollar house? I have and they were as cheap as someone living in a shack. I stand by middle class statement as well.
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you simply do not take into consideration that there are plenty of places today that do not allow door knocking.

my business has been pulling in over a half a mil for the last decade and yes i have sold a job to plenty of million dollar homes and now i put my attention to multi million dollar complexes.

you see, there are people who live in million dollar homes that should not but they are more concerned about looking the part.
the people i work for have million dollar homes and million dollar vaction homes and they don't squabble over money.
not to mention good luck getting past the gate to spread your word of the day.

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You can't solicit without a permit around here.
There are areas that you may get away with it if you aren't out doing it all the time and pushing your luck, but there are areas where the police will most certainly respond - and quickly, as the homeowners there do not put up with it. One area doesn't even give permits to solicit at all.

Telling people to ignore the law is advice that shouldn't be welcome here, but it's not my forum.
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You can't solicit without a permit around here.
Not really as big of an issue here. there are places you need a permit, but it is more to make you aware of what the rules are than anything else. A lot of the higher end neighborhoods have " no soliciting " signs. Plastic lawn signs are considered pretty evil though.
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Anyone too scared to get out there can find a excuse whether it be a "No Soliciting" sign or whatever. I say Gopher it. Its life or death for me so I solicit and do good when I do.
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This is the situation I am in currently. I need a permit to go door to door, or hand anything out door to door. If someone were to come to my door trying to sell me something, I defiantly wouldn't like it, and defiantly wouldn't call them for service.

So what do you do when you just start out? I have a website which i'm working on getting ranked well on google, I have my business cards on a couple local bulletin boards, and when ever I have the chance to talk to a customer at my full time job, I tell them about my business.

I was thinking though, what about mailing a targeted area a envelope with a postcard, a business card and special offers. I know I'm a lot more likley to open and look through an envelope that is addressed directly to me verses getting a postcard in the mail.

What do you guys think, I know I need to do something to get my name out there to start.
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The envelope marketing will cost more with higher postage and more printed pieces vs. the postcard. I guess it is up to you whether you feel you can get your information on a postcard or not and how much you want to spend. I don't know the effectiveness of one is going to be better than the other, but at least with the postcard, it doesn't have to be opened.
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