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Hey guys... Hope everyone is doing well, and that the New Year has brought much hope and prosperity to all of your businesses and lives. I actually bagged my first decent size job...(proud of not short changing myself) even though I was of course scared that I wouldn't get the business. I have been spending an ample amount of time on marketing with lawn signs (set up at friends and family members homes for a few weeks) and flyers for mailboxes and such. My question is how long do you guys feel it might be until I start seeing a steady amount of business coming my way?

Thanks in advance....

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I actually bagged my first decent size job...(proud of not short changing myself) even though I was of course scared that I wouldn't get the business. I have been spending an ample amount of time on marketing with lawn signs (set up at friends and family members homes for a few weeks) and flyers for mailboxes and such. My question is how long do you guys feel it might be until I start seeing a steady amount of business coming my way?

Chris
Hey Chris, with everything you have posted, i think it won't be long. Keep at it and stay strong, everything will fall into place. :thumbsup:
 

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during the reg season, I usually see results for such efforts in about a month, the winter is a little tougher, but sounds like you are already seeing good things happen, keep up the good work

Spend that extra half a day and do it better than just good, you will start to get more leeds from it in refferals much sooner.
P.S. where are ya?:blink:
 

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Chris,

The signs in lawns is a great idea. Do it as often and as long as you can. You might consider having a drawing for a gift certificate to keep people interested. You can include past customers too.

Start marketing around the job. Send postcards, hand out door hangers, etc. Get your sign in the yard, and keep it there as long as possible.

As Dave Mac said, it can take time. That's why we should never stop marketing. People are buying paint jobs everyday, so we need to stay in front of them. (We got a job last year from a postcard we mailed in 1999 and another job from a mailing in 2001!)

Keep up the good work.

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Thanks guys. I am located in PA, just outside of Philadelphia. I would say my market is mid to upper class neighborhoods and such. Yeah, I like the signs idea, and I am hoping for it to pay off. It's funny, because when I speak to family and close friends about what I am embarking on, they are all like, "wow" that is a great idea....and "I hate to paint". It gives my partner and myself alot of motivation.:thumbup:
 

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"I hate to paint".
That is what keeps us pro's in busness, You should put your add in any local "free paper publication" like a penny saver it is cheap like $60.00 a week and you get a lot of calls.
Ben;)
 
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