Filling up the schedule.

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  1. Nomad74
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    I have been swamped but with the 4th of July I noticed things for next week have thinned out a little. I'm sure it will fill in but i'm not taking any chances. I have 17,000 EDDM mailers that i'll be trickling out. I'm tired of them taking up space in my garage and office. Today I sent out 490 and Thursday I'll send out another 970. These EDDM got me going when I had just started my business. I had zero customers and needed to figure out a way to get the phone ringing. I started doing $99 whole house specials up to 1,600 sqft with just my porty and Rotovac powerwand. Holy crap, that almost killed me. It did shoot me out of a cannon and I gradually started increasing my EDDM prices.

    I don't really need to mail these out and I'm not terribly excited about the pricing, but my plan is to get the remaining 17k out and get so much volume going I can hire a helper and get him trained.

    I get a pretty good return from my EDDM work with usually a ROI of 4:1 with the lowest being a 2:1. That doesn't take into consideration of all the repeats or referrals generated. I target the mail courier routes that make $50k+ a year. I track all my mailers on a map I have pinned to my office door. Each route is highlighted in different colors and all the demographic info for the route is written.

    I'm at the point now where I really don't need to do it, but now it's more like a fishing adventure. Put them out there and see what I can reel in. Plus this last winter scared the crap out of me when the slow period hit. I made all my bills, but it was close.

    Guy's, don't give me a bunch of flack about my pricing. I'm determined to grow my biz and get my 870 paid off before winter hits. More urine please!

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    Are you gassy?
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    Ya should check out window cleaning blueprint. It applies to CC too. You might like it. It got some good ideas about reaching out to high end custy. I havnt tried it. But I am sure you are already familiar with it.
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    What do you mean the free deodorizer wont help the 30 gallons of urine in my 2 rooms and a hall?


    If I leave out the hall can you use more deodorant in the Dining rm?
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    What?

    Like that's not going to happen..
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    If they show a little bottom boob, I'll deodorize the family dog.

    That "Free" thing is just to get their attention. Free is the most successful word used in marketing. So I just threw it out there. It works. But like I said. I got 17k of these things to get rid of. Been taking up space for 3 years now. I don't care if I'm working cheap if I have an employee doing it.
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    Something is usually better than nothing.

    Except....
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    The term "ROI" is often thrown about misleadingly.

    It is NOT the ratio between an advertising cost and gross related sales. Chemical salespeople, among others, similarly misuse the term.
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    It would be easy to over complicate it. I guess I should also include the cost of my baconators into a days work ;). You know what I mean though. There are of course fixed costs with operating the equipment, but that is for each individual to calculate out. Not trying to mislead anyone. Just tracking business I would not have gotten if I did nothing.
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    I always felt it was easy to get the phone ringing. The hard part for me is to get the work done.

    Good luck gearing up fast.
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