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Old 07-13-2012, 07:07 AM
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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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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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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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I know when I get postcards in the mail, they go right in the trash can, when I get mail in an envelope I open it and take quick look at it.

I know flyers and postcards have a really low success rate.
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You can always consider splitting your mailing address and send half of them postcards and half envelopes. That will allow you to see which bring you a better return.
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Yeah I could try that. I want to offer referral coupons that a client could hand out to friends and family. Maybe i'll send some postcards that say where you can download and print them at, and maybe i'll send them letters in envelopes and put a couple coupons in them.
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Hit the streets and talk to people , get out there and get noticed , don't spend too much time trying to come up with the perfect flyer , etc... Just sayin ..
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